The wounds inflicted by an "unsafe" person can go deep. If you've ever been in a relationship where you were used, abused, or abandoned, then Safe People is for you. It will help you make wise choices in relationships from friendships to romance. You'll discover why good people can get tangled in bad relationships. And you'll learn how to avoid repeating your own mistakes and how to pick safe, healthy people for the friends you make and the company you keep. Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend share expert insights that will help you:
©1995 Henry Cloud and John Townsend (P)2009 Zondervan
I finally picked this one up after hearing a lot of great things about it. While it does touch on good points, the chapters get so repetitive. Had this been communicated more concisely and come across less tediously, it would have recieved a higher score in my book.
Dick Fredrick did a great job of reading this book. The stories and subject matter are discussed in a is comprehensive way. At some point you may wonder if you are a safe person.
This book had me so depressed, halfway through I had to go listen to Wayne Dyer's books for inspiration and to pull me out of my funk! In addition, the narrator came across as condescending and patronizing.
If anyone is hearing the enemy telling them they need to leave their marriage because of all the things their spouse is doing this is a must read. But finish the entire book. You need it all, looking at yourself first and then to your spouse.
I think the overall theme is good, and it's a Christian based book, however, it is full of a lot of stories..and ultimately it wasn't quite what I was looking for. I would prefer more principles than stories.
The narration was fine, but the information in the book was spotty at best, dangerous at worst. In a book about "safe people" I expected the authors to discuss in at least some depth the dynamics of dangerously abusive relationships (domestic abuse, etc.). The book was startlingly shallow in respect to serious emotional/psychological abuse. I hoped for much better from Cloud & Townsend.
It is intended for religious people, many references to the bible. This should have been clearly noted in the book description.
not at all
it was the just the content
n/a i didn't listen but to a few minutes of it
This book has been very useful and encouraging to me. It is great to listen to on my commute to help me focus on these principles at work and at home. But the narrator sometimes uses a tone, especially when mimicking women, that annoys the heck out of me. Also, I have a weird quirk where I don't like to hear the little noises someone's mouth makes while talking (e.g. Someone with dry mouth will drive me crazy). There are unfortunately a few spots where I can hear that, and I just can't handle it!
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