- How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? - Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries? I want to read this book, but I'm wondering: Can anyone recommend something with a similar message but with a less overtly Christin perspective?I want to buy it for a friend who isn't Christian, and from the preview I saw the information seems solid but it mentions God and the Bible pretty constantly so I'm wondering if there's something a little more toned down.
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 if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries? 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.
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. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the award-winning bestseller Boundaries, show couples how to apply the 10 laws of boundaries that can make a real difference in relationships.
And it could just be a matter of having co-workers and family members on social media that your partner doesn't want involved in your private lives. Or maybe you don't like the idea of your partner chatting with exes online.
The point is, you need to share your feelings before you share your statues, and respect those digital boundaries.
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 will help you: 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 You don't have to let your marriage head toward separation or divorce. Plus, check out Boundaries family collection of books dedicated to key areas of life - dating, raising kids, parenting teens, and leadership. Boundaries in Marriage is a Christianity book, written By Henry Cloud & John Townsend.
You also need to establish what each partner needs when they're sad, frustrated, etc.