• by Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend
  • Narrated by Dick Fredricks
  • 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Christians often focus so much on being loving and giving 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 yourself.
You'll 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.


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Customer Reviews

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Changed my life

I read this book several years ago and have reread it and used if for reference many, many times. I'm not so religious so I was unsure of the religious aspects of the book. They were pertinent and illustrative points. This book literally changed my life. I felt like I had been missing some pieces to being an adult for years and those pieces were boundaries. Setting boundaries was probably the hardest thing I have ever had to do but the process has made me happier and more at peace with myself than I ever would have thought possible. I'm downloading it now, since now it's audible.
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- Louise

A Classic Christian Book

This book is incredible. So many of us were raised without any boundaries or with boundaries that were too harsh. So we developed problems later in our lives as our own boundaries are messed up and we don't even realize it. This book will teach you what a life with healthy boundaries look like - along with Biblical examples. I loved the part where Dr Cloud and Dr Townsend point out that we are to be active (not passive) agents in our own lives and that we have a responsibility to let people know where are boundaries are (instead of just getting hurt, keeping it inside and never saying anything). This book is highly recommended and well worth your time.
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- Kathryn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-17-2005
  • Publisher: Zondervan