Boundaries in Dating (Participant's Guide)
Improve your relationships with the opposite sex! Gain life-changing insights on: What boundaries are and why they're vital to enjoying healthy relationshipsHow to a pick a winner for a dating partnerHow to beat personal issues that keep you from being...
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Improve your relationships with the opposite sex! Gain life-changing insights on: What boundaries are and why they're vital to enjoying healthy relationshipsHow to a pick a winner for a dating partnerHow to beat personal issues that keep you from being a great dateHow to solve dating problems when your date is the problemRules for Romance That Can Help You Find the Love of Your LifeBetween singleness and marriage lies the journey of dating. Want to make your road as smooth as possible? Set and maintain healthy boundaries that make for smart, enjoyable dating and, ultimately, for fruitfulness and joy in that special relationship of a lifetime.If many of your dating experiences have been difficult, Boundaries in Dating will revolutionize the way you handle relationships. Even if you're happily dating, the insights you'll gain will help you fine-tune important areas of your dating life.This participant's guide will help you gain maximum benefits from the interactive format of Boundaries
Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend apply their award-winning boundaries concepts to the dating relationship. Not only is dating a good source of growth and fun, it is, at its deepest level, the best way to find a lifelong soul mate in marriage. At the same time, many people have found themselves confused, hurt, or discouraged in the dating process. They have difficult conflicts with their dates; they do not know how to conduct the relationship in healthy ways; they become too involved emotionally or sexually too soon; they wonder if they will ever meet the right person for marriage. Boundaries in Dating Workbook helps the reader work through the principles in the book to make the dating arena a more satisfying and productive one. It shows the reader how taking responsibility of one's life, behavior, feelings, and values the way God intended helps develop self-control, freedom, and intimacy in the dating process. Boundaries in Dating Workbook will provide readers a way to think, solve problems, and enjoy the benefits of dating in the fullest way, including increasing their abilities to find and commit to a marriage partner. Chapters include questions on the following topics: * Why Dating? Take God on a Date * Why Boundaries in Dating? Don't Fall in Love with Someone You * Too Much Too Fast Won't be Friends With * Adapt Now, Pay Later Don't Ruin a Friendship Out of * Don't Repeat the Past Loneliness * Don't Get Kidnapped Dating Won't Cure a Lonely Heart * Say No to Disrespect Beware of "Opposites Attract" * Be and Require the Truth Kiss False Hope Goodbye * Keep a Life Set Up a Detention Hall * What You Can Live With and What You Can't Nip It in the Bud * Boundaries on Blame Set Appropriate Physical Limits
Dr. Cloud is a clinical psychologist with a unique ability to connect with his audiences. Drawing upon his broad range of experiences in private practice, leadership consulting, and media, he simplifies life's issues and gives easy-to-understand, practical advice. It is Dr. Cloud's humour, compassion, and 'in the moment' confrontation that make his approach to psychology and spirituality such a success.
He has written or co-written 19 books, including the best-selling Boundaries. His most recent books are Integrity, Necessary Endings and The Law of Happiness. He has earned three Gold Medallion awards and was awarded the distinguished Retailers Choice award for God Will Make A Way.
Dr. Cloud has appeared on numerous radio and television broadcasts and has been featured in many publications. Millions of listeners have benefited from his wit and wisdom for over a decade.
As president of Cloud-Townsend Resources, he has produced and conducted hundreds of public seminars around the country. He speaks on relationships - marriage, parenting, dating, personal growth, and spirituality. His seminars are often broadcast live to over two thousand venues at a time.
In his consulting practice, he works with leaders of organisations and corporations, from family-held firms to Fortune 25 companies and non-profit organisations. With his extensive executive coaching background and experience as an organisational and leadership consultant, he speaks regularly at corporate and leadership events held across the United States and internationally.
Dr. Cloud co-founded a health-care company that operated treatment centres in 35 cities in the Western United States; he served as Clinical Co-Director for ten years. In that context of hands-on clinical experience, he researched and developed many of the treatment methods and principles he communicates to audiences today. Since then, he has devoted his time to spreading principles of hope and life change through speaking, writing, and the media. His books have sold over four million copies.
He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, having earned a BS in psychology with honours. He completed his PhD in clinical psychology at Biola University and his clinical internship at Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. His philanthropic interests lie in the area of homelessness and the inner city, as well as Third World missions and development. He serves on the board of the Los Angeles Mission, a rescue mission on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.
Dr. Cloud is an avid golfer and enjoys boating, deep sea fishing and scuba diving. He lives in Los Angeles.
Dr. John Townsend (Psy.D., Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology) is a psychologist, popular speaker, radio host and the bestselling author and co-author of numerous books, including the Gold Medallion award-winning Boundaries and God Will Make a Way. He is co-founder of the Cloud-Townsend Clinic in Southern California.