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Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances -- Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions -- Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others -- Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator -- Often, Christians focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limits and limitations. When confronted with their lack of boundaries, they ask: - Can I set limits and still be a loving person? - What are legitimate boundaries? - What if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries? - How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? - Aren't boundaries selfish? - Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries? Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer biblically-based answers to these and other tough questions, showing us how to set healthy boundaries with our parents, spouses, children, friends, co-workers, and even ourselves.
Dr. John Townsend is a leadership consultant, psychologist, and New York times bestselling author. He has written twenty-seven books, selling 8 million copies, including the 3 million-selling Boundaries series. John is founder of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling and conducts the Townsend Leadership Program. He travels extensively for corporate consulting, speaking, and working with leadership families. He and his wife, Barbi, live in Newport Beach, California. They have two sons. One of Dr. Townsend's favorite hobbies is playing in a band that performs in Southern California lounges and venues.
Scott2 Stars Out Of 5BoundariesMarch 15, 2015ScottQuality: 3Value: 1Meets Expectations: 2Writing style and parables are outdated and overly obvious. It feels like psychology from the 70's.
FrugalDiva35 Stars Out Of 5Best Book for Understanding & Building BoundariesFebruary 26, 2015FrugalDiva3Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book has helped me more than any other book dealing with boundary issues. Now I run a Boundaries Support Group for women using the Boundaries materials. I often recommend it to others.
Tanya Joy5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent bookJanuary 16, 2015Tanya JoyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have had a lot of trouble with boundaries and this book is easy to understand and apply the principles.
Faith5 Stars Out Of 5BoundariesNovember 22, 2014FaithQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5So pleased with my purchase, wished I had this book in my library many years earlier.
Don4 Stars Out Of 5Healthy BoundariesNovember 14, 2014DonQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We do a Boundaries workshop using this book. DVDs and workbook at our Men's Church group. I passed on a copy to my eldest daughter and she and her husband are enjoying the reading, information and have applied some of the applications to her family members. She tells me she wish she had this book when she was younger and dealing with me. I would recommend this to others.
Q: Does this book have discussion questions?
No, this book does not have discussion questions.
Q: Is this book same as mine? Sorry if this is a seemingly illiterate question, but my copy of this book has a different cover. I would like to lead a small group study and they would be getting their books/workbooks from here. The ISBN numbers are an exact match, as are the titles, does that make it safe to assume they are one in the same, with only different covers? Your help is greatly appreciated. May God bless you!
Yes - publishers can often change a cover, but if the ISBN matches it will be the same book.