When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of your Life

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To regain control of your life, you've never needed Boundaries more than you do today in today's always-on, always-connected digital world. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend wrote the New York Times bestselling book on Boundaries - the personal property lines that define who you are and who you are not, and influence all areas of your life - physically, emotionally, spiritually. And now, over 2 million changed lives later, Cloud & Townsend have updated and expanded this bestseller with essential guidance for setting Boundaries in today's digital age.If you've ever wondered: Can I set limits and still be a loving person? How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? Why do I feel guilty when I consider setting boundaries? Unpacking the 10 laws of boundaries, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend give you biblically based answers to these and other tough questions, and show you how to set healthy boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, coworkers, and even with yourself.In Boundaries, Drs. Cloud and Townsend show you how to bring new health to your relationships. You'll discover firsthand how to reclaim your freedom to walk as the loving, giving, fulfilled individual God created you to be.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan :, Zondervan,, 2017
ISBN: 9780310350811
Characteristics: c
Additional Contributors: Townsend, John Sims 1952-

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Dec 28, 2018

If you want to avoid responsibility by blaming your problems on the people who love you the most, and become hyper-focused on your own needs rather than the needs of others, then this book is for you. But, if you want to love the way JESUS loves - fully, sacrificially, and with WISDOM, this book is unhelpful. It fails to see life as the struggle to master our sinfulness and rather sees life and relationships as a cold and calculated matter of categorization, distinction, and rules. A soulless work.

Oct 07, 2018

Too religious for me. I would instead recommend "Boundaries Where You End And I Begin," by Anne Katherine

May 21, 2018

A little too religious for an atheist but I appreciate Dr. Cloud's perspective and writing on the topic.

Best book ever. I was lent this book and it literally changed my life. I was raised by a parent with NPD, and I've always struggled with self worth, with saying no, with fear of offending people, etc. Yes- the authors are Christians- so if you're not into that, then this isn't the book for you. But it was a logical, methodical way to learn to deal with however you're maintaining boundaries and establishing them more fully.
Seriously- as I was so damaged, and still struggle with the guilt sometimes with asserting boundaries with my one parent in particular- I read or listen to this book at least once every other year.
Good luck! Great book!

Jul 24, 2017

All the Jesus talk and role sexism was too much of a turn off for me to get past the first chapter.

May 13, 2015

Boundaries are very important -- and -- yet -- somehow Cloud kept banging into my boundaries and it did not feel good. This is purely from a feeling point of view but I couldn't get over the feeling that he was non-empathetic and had little if any understanding of the emotional dynamics of the VICTIM. This book didn't work for me and I believe I can find another or solutions myself which will feel less like a restrictive one-size-fits-all formula and more fluid.

KeeMan May 10, 2013

Good for Self-esteem

Sep 02, 2012

This book has many useful ideas. I had to skip the last part as it was somewhat repetitive. I found the examples from scripture amusing rather than annoying. I can imagine how some people might get irritated by all the Jesus talk. Overall, it is an easy read and can be very useful.

Aug 06, 2012

Recommended in Patsy Clairmont book

Jul 28, 2012

Read it. Some people have problems understanding boundaries and unknowingly take advantage of others. This books helps you recognize that you must personally draw a line around yourself and not let others step over it and take advantage of you.

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