It takes two individuals to become one flesh. Only when you and your mate know and respect each other's needs, choices, and freedom...
Teaching your children when to say "yes" and when to say "no" will help them gain control of their lives...
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....
Successful people know that setting healthy boundaries improves relationships and can solve important problems. But most of us don't know how to have difficult conversations....
In Boundaries for Leaders, Dr. Henry Cloud gives leaders the tools and techniques they need to achieve the performance they desire - in their organizations and in themselves....
How do you know you're ready to trust again ... and what does it take to be ready? Find out....
Boundaries examines how conservative evangelical Christians should set and maintain proper boundaries - that is saying yes and no at the appropriate times....
Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer biblically-based answers to tough questions, showing us how to set healthy boundaries with our parents, spouses, children, friends....
A person with integrity has the, often rare, ability to pull everything together, to make it all happen no matter how challenging the circumstances....
A source of healing and inspiration for millions, this modern classic spent over three years on the New York Times best seller list and made codependency a household word....
This program focuses on four developmental tasks: bonding, separation, integration, and taking charge of our lives....
The teen years can be challenging and even scary for parents and those involved with youth....
While endings are a natural part of business and life, we often experience them with a sense of hesitation, sadness, resignation, or regret....
In 9 Things You Simply Must Do, Dr. Henry Cloud helps you connect the dots and respond to situations in the same manner as successful people....
In this book, Dr. Henry Cloud gets to the heart of the issues dating raises for many readers and gets them on the road to fun and fulfillment in the single life....
No one has influenced the person you are today like your mother....
How do we recognize our destructive patterns, make new choices, and then follow through? Find out....
Do you tend to struggle in personal or professional relationships? Do you find it difficult to get respect? If so, then you may have trouble establishing functional boundaries with people....
Christians often focus so much on being loving and giving that they forget their own limitations.
Have you ever found yourself wondering:
Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend give you biblically-based answers to these and other tough questions, showing you how to set healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, friends, coworkers, and even yourself.
You'll see vital principles of boundaries at work as Drs. Cloud and Townsend take you through a day in the life of "Sherrie", first as she lives with almost no boundaries, then as she begins to apply proper boundaries with others in her life.
I read this book several years ago and have reread it and used if for reference many, many times. I'm not so religious so I was unsure of the religious aspects of the book. They were pertinent and illustrative points. This book literally changed my life. I felt like I had been missing some pieces to being an adult for years and those pieces were boundaries. Setting boundaries was probably the hardest thing I have ever had to do but the process has made me happier and more at peace with myself than I ever would have thought possible. I'm downloading it now, since now it's audible.
73 of 77 people found this review helpful
Book's content was good, the narration did leave something to be desired. Once you set your mind to get past that and actually listen to the book, there is alot of good information to be gleaned from it. Please grit your teeth and get past the not so good to get to the good. Never know, you might find a gem in all the rubble.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
The content is outstanding and very helpful, a must for everyone. A suggestion could be to make use of a female voice in the female parts. Thank you.
17 of 18 people found this review helpful
The content was great, but the narrator was ridiculous. Every time he depicts a woman, she has a little mousy whine to her. It is a hard listen.
24 of 26 people found this review helpful
This book is incredible. So many of us were raised without any boundaries or with boundaries that were too harsh. So we developed problems later in our lives as our own boundaries are messed up and we don't even realize it. This book will teach you what a life with healthy boundaries look like - along with Biblical examples. I loved the part where Dr Cloud and Dr Townsend point out that we are to be active (not passive) agents in our own lives and that we have a responsibility to let people know where are boundaries are (instead of just getting hurt, keeping it inside and never saying anything). This book is highly recommended and well worth your time.
21 of 23 people found this review helpful
I thought the book was very good. I didn't like the woman's voice used by the narrator (as mentioned by another poster here). Ignore the narrator and listen to the content. It's worth getting through.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
I personally did not enjoy the book. I found myself in a daze for more than half the book. The narrator is just awful.
22 of 27 people found this review helpful
In places, an over abundance of bible quotes, only serves to muddy the waters and doesn't uplift the information. The material, though valuable, is hard to dig out behind it all.
The performance of the characters in the story was terrible, clinging to stereotypical women's voices was tiresome from the get go. He would have done better just reading the material straight.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
Let me start by saying that both my wife and I met at a Baptist University and have Minors in Religious Studies.
I have never reviewed a book before but felt compelled to because of our inability to complete this book. We travel a lot and have listened to over 150 Audible Audio Books and this is the first we have been unable to complete. We heard about this book from Dave Ramsey and know it would be useful but, we cannot get past all the Biblical references. Trust me, we enjoy Biblical references, the references are so over the top that on MULTIPLE occasions my wife would turn to me and say, what was the lesson we were trying to learn? (After 10 different verses, I can't remember what the point was either). It's really absurd. I can't stress how difficult it is to follow. Perhaps in a written form it is easier, but, I can honestly say, this is one book I was really looking forward to and I am tremendously disappointed I can't bear to finish it.
I'm sad to say I cannot recommend it.
25 of 32 people found this review helpful
This book has meaty content that was very challenging and relatively painful for me to hear - hence the harsh reality as to why I so desparately needed to read it! On first blush many of the concepts seem too simplistic to be realistic. After continuing to review and re-review poignant sections in many chapters I've finally started to fully realize the importance of Biblically sound KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) techniques for setting boundaries in my life. This book is seemingly underwelming in some parts but if you pay close attention you will find it to be affective to the point of life changing.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
I have really enjoyed listening to this. Many thanks to the authors and to Dick for such a characteristic narration.
Please please do not take personal
The comment by JSM about the author condoning spanning. Please listen and make your own judgement.
I loved it and have recommended it to everyone I care about.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
love the book . audio was crystal clear. would get the book too. thank you
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
What disappointed you about Boundaries?
Excellent primer on personal boundaries BUT I stopped listening when I heard the writer condone spanking a child.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
What did you like most about Boundaries?
I enjoy listening to this book. It has provided me very useful guidance for how to manage relationships without compromising my wants and desires. However, it will be more useful if in the beginning of each chapter there is a quick summary of the key messages of that chapter. This can be helpful in staying focused, knowing what to expect and getting more out of the book. I listen to this book while driving so such a summary will be more useful, particularly when people like me are navigating through hectic traffic.
What about Dick Fredricks’s performance did you like?
The reading style is engaging, and there's something very comforting about the narrator's voice/style of narration.
I would highly recommend this. Very good biblical advice for setting boundaries with people . It would improve your relationships
i got so into this book and loved it how they wrote about Jesus boundaries in the bible.
Great life principles here on avoiding being controlled, manipulated, having guilt trips put on you, over works & many other life principles. I also recommend "Pulling Your Own Strings".
I hope you find this book liberating as much as I have!