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Boundaries: To Take Control of Your Life

Henry CloudJohn Townsend

Boundaries: To Take Control of Your Life

Henry CloudJohn Townsend

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Clear physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual boundaries are essential to healthy, balanced living. This international bestseller provides Bible-based wisdom and guidance to help you establish effective boundaries with your family, friends, co-workers - and even yourself!

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About "Boundaries: To Take Control of Your Life"

Clear physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual boundaries are essential to healthy, balanced living. This international bestseller provides Bible-based wisdom and guidance to help you establish effective boundaries with your family, friends, co-workers - and even yourself!
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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 s
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Meet the Authors

Henry Cloud

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.

John Townsend

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.

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A biblical perspective in setting boundaries in your life
5 stars By Sarah, Apr 13 2018
This book gave a very informative and insightful perspective in defining boundaries and setting boundaries in your life. The book goes over the myth in setting boundaries and whether it is biblically acceptable in doing so. 
What I enjoyed reading from this book is, it references stories from the bible where the individual have set or fail to set boundaries in their lives and how the result impacted the rest of their lives in the bible - and highlight how this applies to our lives. 

I would recommend this book to those who have a hard time protecting their God-given treasures in their lives and keeping toxic things out of their lives.
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Life Changing Read
5 stars By Simone, Nov 08 2016
The best self help book I have ever read.  The first self help book I read that really sunk in and resonated.  The book has case studies that we can all relate to and with which we can identify.  
I kept hearing that I should say "no" and that a better and healthier life would ensue.  I never really believed it until I read this book.  I thought saying no was selfish and not Christian.  The book explains why saying no is not selfish or unChristian.  It also provides strategies for how to say no in an effective way.   Having said that I think that the book would be useful for non-believers as well because the logic and theory is solid.
I buy a copy of this book each time I visit Koorong and give it to a friend who I think could benefit from it.
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Life-changing principles
5 stars By Karah, Nov 05 2015
I read Changes That Heal first, and went to Boundaries in Marriage next before getting this. The concept may be repetitive but seriously, for those of us who grew up without being taught or modeled boundaries, you can't learn it enough. This is absolutely necessary for healthy emotionally and adulthood. I'd recommend it to every human.
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Need to learn assertiveness, this is for you
5 stars By Mariquita, Sep 02 2015
This is a great resource with real case studies, that will teach you how to be assertive. I always had trouble saying "No", but this resource has changed my life. I have become more confident and I'm not scared of using the "No" word anymore. I highly recommend it.
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A useful book
3 stars By Jo, Jan 04 2015
This is a really good book for everyone to read. Boundaries are important in our physical life, emotional state and spiritual life. It is important to know about boundaries in relationships between family members, partners and friends. This book explores this issue of boundaries, when to say 'yes' and when to say 'no'. I found this book to be very useful.
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  • Catalogue Code 181168
  • Product Code 0310247454
  • EAN 9780310247456
  • UPC 025986247454
  • Pages 320
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Mar 2002
  • Sales Rank #935
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.308kg
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