I have been divorced for several decades and have undergone counseling and dialectical behavioral therapy. After working on myself (and continuing to do so), I found myself more willing to take risks again. This time I'm trying online dating, which already has trust issues. I read several books on online dating, but this one goes deeper into not moving back into desperation and just settling. Instead It covers calculated risks with friends, family and significant others. The payoff is deeper friendships or connections. I really liked Boundaries; I love Beyond Boundaries.
I purchased this book to see if I could get some ideas of how to re-establish my relationship with my sister-in-law. I had limited her access to my life because of hurtful words and actions. Dr. Townsend has helped me transform my relationship not only with her, but also with people I may have hurt. It is so inspiring to see how God sends help in the most unexpected ways. Not only help to repair but to understand why hurts happen and how WE can resolve OUR own issues whether others accept our boundaries or not. Thank you.
Several years ago our church did the "Boundaries" curriculum. When I saw "Beyond Boundaries" listed on this web site I knew I had to find out what more Dr. Townsend had to say. I found I was underlining many passages and sharing them with my pastor's wife on an almost daily basis until I finished reading the book. That led to her choosing the curriculum for our ladies' midweek home Bible study group. The leader was excited about it and I have no doubt it has changed lives. I would recommend it to everyone whether or not they have read "Boundaries".