Christians often focus so much on being loving and giving that they forget their own limitations.
Have you ever found yourself wondering:
Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend give you biblically-based answers to these and other tough questions, showing you how to set healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, friends, coworkers, and even yourself.
You'll see vital principles of boundaries at work as Drs. Cloud and Townsend take you through a day in the life of "Sherrie", first as she lives with almost no boundaries, then as she begins to apply proper boundaries with others in her life.
©2001 Henry Cloud and John Townsend; (P)2001 The Zondervan Corporation
I had a lot of issues with boundries, and I already read a couple books, on this, but this one is the best. He provided help with a lot of interpersonal issues, beggining with fear, ending with shame and quilt.
If you have problems in setting and holding your boundries, and you feel that arounding using you, or you constantly saving someone you HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK.
I, persobally, will read it again.
Pretty Spanish Baby
This book was an eye opener for me, from why all my emotional relationships did not work, how to deal with my relationships with my children, friends and including my very close relatives. It's a most read if you are having issues fitting in.
great book hot those who struggle with second guessing themselves with people and boundaries !!!
I could relate and it has giving me permission to take care of myself.
It was fine.
I learned that you teach people how to treat you.
Something by real doctors.
Dick does fine, he is crippled by a bad text filled with flowery prose.
It helped me better familiarize myself with the fast forward features of the Audible App.
This is a religious text written by someone who clearly wants to be a romance writer. It opens with a 30 minute long short story full of flowery prose about a good Christian woman and her struggles to tell people "no" in her life because she feels as though she should submit to everyone. From there we dive right into Bible verses. Ugh, barf, and no thank you.
I didn't know the first thing about boundaries before reading this book. Now I have somewhere to start. Author covers boundaries in all areas of life, good work very practical examples and tips given.
I think EVERYONE should read this book. Though written many years ago, the message is still relevant. We all need to establish boundaries at work, home, with family and friends, and within ourselves in order to be our best selves. Dr. Cloud presents this information with scenarios that make it relatable. In the narration, his voice changes to high and low to speak for men and women, and I often found that comical and distracting, but I would still recommend this audiobook overall.
I am a slow reader in comparison to others who read frequently, I take my time and absorb the story. I focus in on details and I remember those that stand out. I love adventure stories and non fiction.
this book is filled with fabulous gudelines to life regardless if you are Christian like myself or not. it is the puzzle of social interaction illuminated. it may seem somewhat simple and "childlike" in its explanations which is why I gave it a lower story rating but sometimes I think simple conciseness is important so that everyone can understand this message be you in high school or struggling with a 40 year marriage.
I would recommend this book to anyone, however especially those who just feel generally unsatisfied in life. The authors lay out a deeper understanding of relationship (any) and do so without shame or accusation. It makes a great gift or group reading.
At first, this Christian book went against my Christian beliefs about what it does and does not mean to love those around me. Actually, I just didn't understand healthy, biblical boundaries accurately. Couple this book with The Anger Trap and I've made phenomenal changes in my relationships, especially in my own home. I really was backwards on a lot of my thought processes about relationships (and that's after obtaining a B.A. in Psychology with a 4.0gpa). This book is insightful. I'm glad I looked past the not so pleasant way it sounds at first. I just got used to it and then started to learn.
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