Today we live in a culture that says, "My life should be easy and work well for me". This attitude, called entitlement, influences our most important institutions: family, business, church, and government. Its effects are devastating, contributing to relational problems, work ethic issues, and emotional struggles.
"Essential listening for anyone who feels stuck."
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.
How do you know you're ready to trust again ... and what does it take to be ready? Painful relationships violate our trust, causing us to close our hearts. But to experience the freedom and love God designed us for, we eventually have to take another risk.In this breakthrough book, bestselling author Dr. John Townsend takes you beyond the pain of the past to discover how to re-enter a life of intimate relationships. Whether you're trying to restore a current relationship or begin a new one, Townsend gives practical tools for establishing trust and finding the intimacy you long for.
"Wonderful Guidance & Clarity for Healing Relationships"
Teaching your children when to say "yes" and when to say "no" will help them gain control of their lives. In this remarkable audio guide, two leading psychologists teach parents how to raise their kids to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions. You'll learn how to set limits and still be a loving parent, bring control to an out-of-control family life, apply the 10 laws of boundaries to parenting, define legitimate boundaries for your family, and much more.
Christians often focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limitations, allowing others to take advantage of their kindness. Authors Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend offer Biblically-based ways to take control of your life and set healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, friends, coworkers, and even yourself.
Using eight principles, a variety of true stories and their years of experience as professional psychologists, Cloud and Townsend enlighten readers on how to make empowering choices-and how to build the life they want to live. It may seem impossible but it's true: taking personal responsibility is not only liberating, it is the best-and perhaps the only-way for a person to get what they really want out of life.
"TOP BOOK of 2009"
Our desire to grow runs deep. Yet the issues in our lives and relationships that we wish would change often stay the same, even with our best efforts at spiritual growth. What does it take to experience increasing strength and depth in our spiritual walk, our marriages, family lives, and friendships, our personal development, in everything life is about? And how can we help others move into growth that is profound and lasting?
The person who pushes your buttons is likely someone who matters to you - a spouse, a parent, a boss, a fellow church member. Almost always this difficult person is connected to you by blood, love, faith, or money, so you can't just end the relationship without causing pain and upheaval in your life. Our friends and today's culture will often advise us to abandon such relationships quickly - to end this unpleasant chapter and get on with our lives.
"Very encouraging and God centered"
No matter what need brings a group of people together, from marriage enrichment to divorce recovery, from grief recovery to spiritual formation, members are part of a small group because they want to grow. This book by psychologists Henry Cloud and John Townsend provides small-group leaders with valuable guidance and information on how they can help their groups to grow spiritually, emotionally, and relationally.
Our world has diluted the meaning of friendship, but the reality is, there’s nothing like the sustaining strength of true-blue, forever friends. Still, many people are convinced that they’ll never find such lifelong connections—or that they don’t need them. In this encouraging audio book, best-selling author and psychologist John Townsend delivers hope and help for making these relationships a reality—and for making them even better if you’ve already got a “bestie.”
"Met me where my need is"
What does it take to raise great kids? Do you get tough? Or show acceptance? Lay down the rules? Or lighten up? In this audio guide, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend show you how to avoid the twin extremes of permissiveness and over-control, and instead give your child the care and acceptance that make grace real to your child and the discipline and firmness that give direction. Drs. Cloud and Townsend provide you with important parenting advice that will help you reach middle-ground in the way you raise your kids.
"Clinical psychologists input plus God's principles"
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. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the award-winning best seller Boundaries, show you: why boundaries are vital for a thriving, productive marriage; how values form the structure and architecture of marriage; and how to protect a marriage from intruders, whether other people, affairs, or personal idols. This audio guide helps you understand the friction points or serious hurts and betrayals in your marriage - and move beyond them to the mutual care, respect, affirmation, and intimacy you both long for.
Between singleness and marriage lies the journey of dating. Want to make your road as smooth as possible? Set and maintain healthy boundaries, boundaries that will help you grow in freedom, honesty, and self-control.
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.
Beginning with self-examination and setting realistic expectations, the authors explore how couples can nurture and master healthy communication, build trust and enhance the romance in their marriage. As in their other best-selling literary endeavors, Cloud & Townsend take it a step further as they help couples solve destructive conflicts and offer strategies for avoiding temptation that can destroy God's plan for marriage.
Leaders at the forefront of society - executives, business owners, managers, and influencers - are constantly pressured to respond to the available research, analysis, and other linear sources of information in order to make critical decisions. But if you rely only on external data and fail to harness the power of your own subjective experience, you lose access to a great value toward your goals and outcomes.
Hard times make us look for God. Everyone has problems. But if we could solve all our difficulties ourselves, would we ever search for God? Psychologist John Townsend says "It is actually the very unfixability of our problems and our powerlessness to bring right results that keep us asking, 'Where is God?'"
"Sacrifices no hard places to know God as faithful"