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Safe People | [Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend]

Safe People

Relationships, whether friendships or romances, can be painful when we repeatedly choose the wrong people to get involved with. Safe People offers solid, Bible-centered guidance for making safe choices in relationships, helping us identify the nurturing people we need in our lives as well as the people we must learn to avoid. The award-winning authors analyze 20 traits of "unsafe people," what makes people trustworthy, issues within ourselves that jeopardize relationships, and ways to avoid unhealthy entanglements. Learning the lessons of Safe People will not only enable you to protect your own heart; it will also teach you how to become the kind of safe person others need in their lives.
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Publisher's Summary

Relationships, whether friendships or romances, can be painful when we repeatedly choose the wrong people to get involved with. Safe People offers solid, Bible-centered guidance for making safe choices in relationships, helping us identify the nurturing people we need in our lives as well as the people we must learn to avoid. The award-winning authors analyze 20 traits of "unsafe people," what makes people trustworthy, issues within ourselves that jeopardize relationships, and ways to avoid unhealthy entanglements. Learning the lessons of Safe People will not only enable you to protect your own heart; it will also teach you how to become the kind of safe person others need in their lives.

© and (P) Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

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    Tanya Gunter, TX, USA 02-04-04
    Tanya Gunter, TX, USA 02-04-04 Member Since 2000
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    This was very helpful. It is full of common sense and sound Biblical advice.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Rancy Siloam Springs, AR, USA 02-19-07
    Rancy Siloam Springs, AR, USA 02-19-07
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    "not complete"

    -very good information, but I had no idea it was not complete from the book. I wanted to use it for recovery group discussion along with the workbook and it was difficult if not impossible.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Saint Petersburg, FL, USA 06-02-05
    Eric Saint Petersburg, FL, USA 06-02-05
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    "Not the complete book"

    I have the book and needed to read it for an assignment. I purchased the audible and was surprised that it was not every word, but did have the main points.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cheri Suisun City, CA, USA 03-20-07
    Cheri Suisun City, CA, USA 03-20-07
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    "safe people"

    Great auidobook I recommend it for anyone having or has had trouble in any form of friendships or relationships.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen SUGAR LAND, TX, United States 02-19-11
    Stephen SUGAR LAND, TX, United States 02-19-11 Listener Since 2005
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    "I've Been Picking Unsafe People Unaware"

    I bought this audiobook on a hunch I might need to work on myself in this area. Wow! I didn't realize just how much I struggle with character discernment. Great book, very practical, logical and well written. Cloud and Townsend are excellent authors. There's so much good material here I may have to order the hard copy to study it again. I highly recommend this book.

    1 of 1 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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    "Manditory Reading"

    I think this should be a required reading for every person entering High School. I found it amazingly effective and one that could very well save the pain of being with unsafe people. I purchased the book and the workbook so that I can educate my children to save them some heart ache along the way.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 05-31-13
    Sandra 05-31-13 Member Since 2012

    I was educated into oblivion but have overcome it and am having a wonderful life

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Safe People to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I never read the print version. I'm so glad it's on audible. So very helpful to me as I live my life


    What did you like best about this story?

    Helps me to develop the discernment I need


    What about Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend ’s performance did you like?

    Good performance


    What did you learn from Safe People that you would use in your daily life?

    Teaches me to become a Safe Person.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda United States 08-13-12
    Linda United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Discerning, Insightful, Judicious"
    What made the experience of listening to Safe People the most enjoyable?

    It's beneficial for me to be able to listen as I have more processing freedom.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There is nothing I did like about this book.


    What about Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend ’s performance did you like?

    Drs. Cloud and Townsend were careful to be articulate and clear in their performance of the material in the book.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    The idea that I will remember from this book is the significance of emotional safety among us.


    Any additional comments?

    I am highly recommend this book to better understand relationship dynamics and to help become a safe person for others and to be able to identify what a safe person looks like.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dale Dreher 06-11-12
    Dale Dreher 06-11-12 Member Since 2011

    Dale R Dreher

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    What made the experience of listening to Safe People the most enjoyable?

    better than the old classic CoDependent no more, this book is so well written and presented. I really identifies who to watch out for in our lives, who to give creedance to and who to ignore as irrelevant. Now I know better when to keep my mouth shut, around Unsafe people, who are closer to me than I thought.


    What other book might you compare Safe People to and why?

    CoDependent no more. Deals with our very close interactions with people in our inner circle and how to protect ourselves from them.


    What about Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend ’s performance did you like?

    Very nice reading by the author.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    They are Right Next to You, Watch Out!


    Any additional comments?

    Very good opportunity for a wake up call, more clarity and solid guidelines for deciding who to trust. Every MFT, counselor, therapist should have a few copies of this book on their office shelves.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Excellent Christian Guide To Help In Relationships"

    In a nut shell it's important to identify people who are going to help you grow into the person God wants you to be. The book helps one identify safe and unsafe traits in people. Ultimately safe people produce good fruit in your relationships, and unsafe people the opposite. This book is not only for so called 'good' people to avoid 'bad' people, but also 'bad' people to identify their destructive traits and become good people. Excellent book, but one does need to be a christian to appreciate, in that, non christian could get wound up by this book. For me this was a God send.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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