When To Say Yes, How to Say No
Henry Cloud & John Townsend
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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 someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? - Aren't boundaries selfish? - Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries? Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. 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.
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I love this book. It's great. The bible and psychology working amazingly together. I'd thank God after reading it each day.
I wished I had known of this book in 1992 and had read it then! It was referred to in an article in the Catholic Digest this spring--thank you, Catholic Digest! I think it is basic living skills information for everyone who had a less than perfect childhood environment. Thank you for writing it in such an understandable way--with great relationship examples and good Scripture references.
For years I have debated (internally) how psychology and Faith can co-exist so extensively in a topic/conversation/application and not just scratch the surface.
I have purchased the paperback of this awesome book. Much thanks to the authors for their continuous efforts!! I know many others whom have read this, and would agree! Life changing, if you apply.