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Learn when to say yes and when to say no–to your spouse and to others–to make the most of your marriage Only when a husband and wife know and respect each other’s needs, choices, and freedom can they give themselves freely and lovingly to one another. Boundaries are the “property lines” that define and protect husbands and wives as individuals. Once they are in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can even be saved. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the award-winning best-seller Boundaries, show couples how to apply the 10 laws of boundaries that can make a real difference in relationships. They help husbands and wives understand the friction points or serious hurts and betrayals in their marriage―and move beyond them to the mutual care, respect, affirmation, and intimacy they both long for. Boundaries in Marriage helps couples: • Set and maintain personal boundaries and respect those of their spouse • Establish values that form a godly structure and architecture for their marriage • Protect their marriage from different kinds of “intruders” • Work with a spouse who understands and values boundaries―or work with one who doesn’t
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan (August 1, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0310243149
- ISBN-13: 978-0310243144
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
Great Boundaries Book
I live with an emotionally abusive husband. I had tried to get him to understand how he was hurting me, but it would only turn into arguments. I finally decided to go to counseling. I learned that I had a part in the problem. I was a codependent. I needed to learn to set boundaries. However, I was alto told that my husband’s personality was such that he would never get better and I was gently being pushed into leaving him. She asked me every week what it was going to take for me to leave him. I read this book and now I have hope again. Using Scripture, this book outlines different problems and how to set clear, fair boundaries. While I’ve just finished the book, I have already started using the boundaries. This book gives good, clear examples in a chart form that is very easy to understand. With practice and time I will get better and learn how to set good boundaries. I cannot change my husband, but with good boundaries, he can learn and change himself. If he doesn’t, and some don’t, then I will know I did my very best. I will also know how to deal with others in a healthy way. I no longer feel confused. I like the way this book values marriage. I had told my counselor I really wanted the marriage to work, but sometimes I didn’t (when he was abusive, which was at least weekly). It also states that there are times it just doesn’t work out, but if you’ve learned to set good boundaries then you can accept the fact it isn’t going to work.
Excellent resource for EVERYONE
What a fantastic book to help understand relationship dynamics together with God’s design for our lives in these relationships. Whether you have a spiritual connection to our Creator or are secular in your beliefs, there is a wealth of information here for you to understand.
It is helpful because it teaches a person how to express oneself in marriage and the importance to be truthful and doing things out of freedom and love and taking responsibility for one’s action. I gave it 4 stars because I do not agree with some proposed actions.
Great read for anyone wanting a better marriage.
Great read with hard facts, examples and very easy to apply. I highly recommend this book to others wanting to understand how to improve their marriage. Having boundaries will give you the marriage you need. Don’t let anyone walk all over you. This book will help you with knowing how to be a great spouse without being a doormat
The counselor recommended this book
About 12 years ago my wife and I ended up in counseling to try and save our marriage. The counselor recommended this book, and it was just what we needed for our situation. Since then I have recommended this book over and over again to other people, and shared it with many friends.
I believe this should be a REQUIRED read for anyone …
I believe this should be a REQUIRED read for anyone about to get married. It is a must read and study. I am studying it together with my boyfriend BEFORE I get married again. It is a Christian perspective that is very well done. Has every day life applications.
Setting Boundaries When Married
Ordered this book for my mom. She likes it. Her counselor she sees for anxiety and depression recommended it. Mom had previously purchased and read Boundaries and really learned a lot from it too.
This is amazing really picks apart the book and helps apply the …
This is amazing really picks apart the book and helps apply the content for your own marriage. I’m not finished with this but really am excited to finish this.
Most important book for any relationship!
One of the best books every written on marriage. And it’s not just for marriage, in my opinion. Big huge part of problems in marriage is not having healthy boundaries. We are not talking about walls. We talking about respect. I love all the books written by Dr Henry Cloud and Dr John Townsend.
Not Much To Miss Here
Not written clearly or concisely. Brings so many instances into play, but does not go far enough to explain possible solutions to any issue.