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Boundaries: When To Say Yes, How to Say No
 
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Boundaries: When To Say Yes, How to Say No [Kindle Edition]

Henry Cloud , John Townsend
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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.

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While co-dependency was the buzzword of the 1980s, boundaries may be the word for the 1990s. According to authors and clinical psychologists, Henry Cloud and John Townsend, a boundary is defined as one’s personal property line and delineates those things for which he or she is responsible. The premise of their book, Boundaries, and its accompanying workbook, is that a great number of psychological, spiritual, and relational disorders have boundary conflicts at their core. This Gold Medallion award-winning book seeks to present a biblical treatment of boundaries, identifies how boundaries are developed and how they become disrupted, illustrates misconceptions of their function and purpose, targets boundary conflicts, and gives a program for developing and maintaining healthy limits. Boundaries affect all areas of our lives: · Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us, how, and when. · Mental boundaries give us freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions. · Emotional boundaries help us deal with our own emotions and disengage us from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others. · Spiritual boundaries help us distinguish God’s will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator. The Boundaries Workbook, available separately, provides practical, non-theoretical exercises that will help set healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, freidns, co-workers, and even yourself.

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Do you have trouble saying no? Can you set limits and still be a loving person? Are you in control of you life? What are legitimate boundaries? Do people take advantage of you? Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer biblically based answers to these tough questions as they show us how to set healthy boundaries with our parents, our spouses, our children, our friends, our coworkers, and even ourselves. This compelling, nine-part video resources helps us define and maintain the clear personal boundaries that are essential to a healthy and balanced Christian life. Applying the proven "group-interactive" format designed to enhance participation and learning among small-group members, Boundaries helps us discover the impact of boundaries on all are of our lives. It shows us: - How to know where our responsibilities begin and end - How to be free to choose the right things for ourselves in the light of God's will - How to say no to irresponsible or controlling people - How to say yes for the right reasons - How to deal with guilt and the fear of losing love -- With brief video dramatizations and discussion jump-starts by Drs. Cloud and Townsend, the Boundaries Zondervan Group Resource provides everything that's needed to successfully conduct nine lively, life-changing small-group sessions. The Boundaries Resource Kit includes: 1 94-minute video 1 Leader's Guide* 1 Participant's Guide 1 Boundaries hardcover book Boundaries interactive sessions include: - What is a boundary - understanding Boundaries - The Laws of Boundaries, Part I - The Law of Boundaries, Part II - Myths About Boundaries - Boundary Conflicts, Part I - Boundary Conflict, Part II - Boundary Successes, Part I - Boundary Successes, Part II

9 sessions; 1 94-minute video.

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