Boundaries in Marriage

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Publisher's Summary

This abridged audio version of the book helps you understand the friction points or serious hurts in your marriage - and move beyond them to the mutual care, respect, affirmation, and intimacy you both long for.

Read by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend.

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 are the "property lines" that define and protect husbands and wives as individuals. Once they are in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can even be saved.

Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the award-winning best seller Boundaries, show couples how to apply the 10 laws of boundaries that can make a real difference in relationships. They help husbands and wives understand the friction points or serious hurts and betrayals in their marriage - and move beyond them to the mutual care, respect, affirmation, and intimacy they both long for.

Boundaries in Marriage will help you:

  • Set and maintain personal boundaries and respect those of their spouse
  • Establish values that form a godly structure and architecture for their marriage
  • Protect their marriage from different kinds of "intruders"
  • Work with a spouse who understands and values boundaries - or work with one who doesn't

You don't have to let your marriage head toward separation or divorce. Discover how boundaries make life better today!

Plus, check out Boundaries family collection of books dedicated to key areas of life - dating, raising kids, parenting teens, and leadership. Workbooks and Spanish editions are also available.

©1999 Henry Cloud and John Townsend (P)1999 Zondervan

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This is an excellent book for anyone wanting to improve their marriage. I liked it so much, I plan to order the unabridged version. I've read their book on boundaries and this is an great summary of how to have a healthy marriage by setting boundaries.

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Real eye opener

An excellent book on the subject. Lacks a little of the basic information, but if you have the conept of boundaries, you will do well with this book.

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Highly recommend!

I did not see a healthy marriage in my parents when I was growing up. Considering America's current divorce rate, I am guessing that most og us did not either. This book is a great resource to learn what to have a healthy marriage.

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too much god and Jesus

glad I didnt go for his longer version. Way too much emphasis on god. Sorry I couldnt return it.

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incredible

Makes perfect sense and yet I have overlooked boundaries sadly in my marriage for far too long.

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Great Advice

So much good advice. I will need to listen over and over to be able to apply it all.

Thanks to the authors for clarifying the "whys" to help understand ourselves and other people.

It's tough to be forgiving over and over when you don't understand why someone is behaving badly.

I do understand that we all have issues. I will be really busy trying to heal my own personality flaws and hurts. This book helps to give a clearer focus to issues that can be too close to home for couples to see correctly.

I do recommend this book.

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This will be used by our family or years to come.

Loved it. Narrators are great. Stories were impactful! Should not only be viewed individually, but by our family, couples, small groups, etc.

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worth listening to

I enjoyed this book very much it gave me Insight on what to do and what not to do and to set boundaries and my marriage it's a very good book I enjoyed it and I hope you will too

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very helpful!

This is a very fast read and helpful for marriages. I would recommend for married and premarital couples.

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An excellent listen, good information.

Would you consider the audio edition of Boundaries in Marriage to be better than the print version?

I have never read the book

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the straight forward way the subject was dealt with. Will definetly listen to it again.

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

They bring to bear insights and information that I would not have gotten om my own. In my efforts to make an honest look at myself and my marriage this book has been an excellent investment of my time.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Boundaries in Marriage?

I have been able to evaluate my personal situation and know how to make a boundary in my relationships.