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Boundaries in Marriage | [Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend]

Boundaries in Marriage

Drs. Cloud and Townsend help you understand the friction points and even the serious hurts in your marriage - and move beyond them to mutual care, respect, affirmation, and intimacy.
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Publisher's Summary

It takes two individuals to become one flesh. Only when you and your mate know and respect each other's needs, choices, and freedom can you give yourselves freely and lovingly to one another. Boundaries in Marriage gives you the tools you need. Drs. Cloud and Townsend, counselors and authors of the best selling Boundaries, share with you:
  • Why boundaries are vital for a thriving relationship
  • How values form the structure of marriage
  • How to protect your marriage from intruders
  • Why and how each partner needs to establish personal boundaries
  • How to work with a spouse who understands and values boundaries - and how to work with one who doesn't
    Drs. Cloud and Townsend help you understand the friction points and even the serious hurts in your marriage - and move beyond them to mutual care, respect, affirmation, and intimacy.

    ©2000 by Henry Could and John Townsend; (P)2000 by the Zondervan Corporation

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      "Very helpful"

      This book is a great resource for married couples. There was so much to digest I had to listen twice. The authors do a great job presenting the material, if your looking to improve your marriage this book will help.

      16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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      Stephanie Verona, WI, USA 04-04-08
      Stephanie Verona, WI, USA 04-04-08
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      "Powerful Tool"

      I purchased this book to learn and grow and that I did! I learned areas that I was contributing to making my marriage weak, and learned where I can improve, grow and change immediately. I have personally grown with every Cloud/Townsend book. I also enjoyed the narrator, he told the story well, but I do prefer Cloud/Townsend themselves to read, I still enjoyed this one very much! Get it and make a difference in your own marriage, if not to save it, STRENGTHEN it! God Bless You on your journey!

      9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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      Nicholas Santa Fe, NM, USA 11-04-08
      Nicholas Santa Fe, NM, USA 11-04-08
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      "Great"

      This book helped transform my marriage. My wife and I are happy for the first time in years.

      8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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      Larry Lynden, WA, USA 12-10-03
      Larry Lynden, WA, USA 12-10-03
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      "Excellent!"

      I only wish I had this book years ago. It would have saved a lot of heartache.

      17 of 18 people found this review helpful
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      Sheral Ripley, OH, USA 09-17-09
      Sheral Ripley, OH, USA 09-17-09
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      "Amazing Insight for Troubled Marriages"

      We were having trouble because both my husband and I have issues from our childhood that we had not resolved. This book helped us to reach a new level in our marriage.

      4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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      JBM Puget Sound, WA USA 12-10-12
      JBM Puget Sound, WA USA 12-10-12 Listener Since 2008
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      "Boundaries *ARE* scriptural - ignore noisemakers"

      I cannot believe the people who claim that this book and the concepts it teaches are somehow an abomination and contrary to scripture. I am simply going to quote from this book as the authors are very clear in addressing such attacks.

      "There's a lot of misunderstanding about boundaries. Some people are against boundaries because they see them as selfish. Other people actually use them to be selfish. Both are wrong. Boundaries are basically about self-control.Boundaries are not something you set on another person. Boundaries are something you set on yourself."

      Self control *IS* very scriptural. In fact it is one of the fruits of the spirit that are explicitly referenced in Galatians 5:22-23. and as Apostle Paul says "against such things there is no law." The only people who object to the boundaries being used in marriage as Cloud and Townsend teach them are likely manipulative controlling spouses who want to continue to play their power games and don't like anything that deters their ability t manipulate and control their spouses.

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      s Winter Park, FL, United States 02-01-13
      s Winter Park, FL, United States 02-01-13 Member Since 2012
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      "Pompous and sometimes difficult to follow"

      Getting a ghost writer who knows about appealing to readers or writing realistic dialogue would have helped this book a great deal. The supposed quotes from actual patients had the same stilted, jargon-filled quality as the intrusive narrative of the writers. Advice books are difficult to do well in audio format especially when graphics and text features appear with regularity.

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      "Good information and perspective"

      While the info in this book was good and helped me help others, something just made it hard to listen to. Not sure if it was the reader or the way the book was written. Worth reading, but was just hard to keep reading.

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      krista PA 01-13-14
      krista PA 01-13-14 Member Since 2011
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      "Great material, Valuable insight, weird narrator"
      Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

      I would highly recommend the book but not the audiobook. The book offers a lot of wisdom and gives case examples to illustrate points. The strangeness of the narration is too distracting and detracts from the book.


      Who was your favorite character and why?

      non-fiction- no characters


      What didn’t you like about Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend ’s performance?

      Contrary to what is listed the narrator is not either of the authors- it's someone else- I believe the same person who narrates the other boundaries books. This is a self-help book not a dramatic novel. There's no need for the narrator to try and "make things more interesting" by reading so dramatically and making each person in each case example sound like they are ready to jump off a bridge. No one talks that way. It makes it hard to take it seriously. He also gives everyone this weird accent- it's almost like a long island accent but not quite. It's distracting and I would suggest reading this as opposed to listening to it.


      What did you learn from Boundaries in Marriage that you would use in your daily life?

      That a good marriage and good boundaries start with having good character and good boundaries with yourself.


      Any additional comments?

      Wonderful book. Weird narrator.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Renee Dayton, OH, United States 09-07-13
      Renee Dayton, OH, United States 09-07-13 Member Since 2010
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      "Excellent!! The sky opens up and AHAA!"
      Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

      Listened in two sessions while painting away my frustrations on the living room walls.


      Any additional comments?

      If your marriage is struggling and you don't know why. Listen to the sound (biblical) advice of Drs. Cloud and Townsend. They are intelligent, down to earth, practical and straight shooting. I only WISH I'd have had this information 18 years ago!

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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