Boundaries Author:Dr. Henry Cloud (Author), Dr. John Townsend (Author) In order to call themselves good Christians, many people have drawn overly flexible boundaries (unwilling to say no, always accommodating others' needs) or overly rigid boundaries (to the point of being righteous and judgmental). Psychologists and inspirational speakers Cloud and Townsend show readers how to set reasonable boundaries in order to... more » follow the true path of Christianity. This book has become immensely popular, most likely because it makes personal boundaries easier to define and is filled with spiritual purpose. Some cautions: the format can be overly self-helpish for such a complex discussion and the authors at one point imply that judicious spankings may be an acceptable form of setting boundaries with children. However, many Christians will probably find themselves grateful for this biblical context of boundaries. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Is your life out of control?
Do people take advantage of you?
Do you have trouble saying no?
Christians often focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limitations. Have you ever found yourself wondering:
* Can I set limits and still be a loving person?
* What are my legitimate boundaries?
* How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money?
* Why do I feel guilty when I consider setting boundaries?
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 with yourself.
Youll 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.