Beyond Boundaries

Learning to Trust Again in Relationships

How do you know you’re ready to trust someone again?

The bestselling book, Boundaries, gives biblical guidelines for establishing healthy relationships. Now, Beyond Boundaries shows how to move past relational pain to experience the freedom and love we want to enjoy. Painful relationships violate our trust, causing us to close our hearts. But, to experience the freedom and love God designed us for, we eventually have to take another risk. We have to be willing to go “beyond boundaries.”

In this breakthrough book, Dr. John Townsend takes you beyond the pain of the past to discover how to re-enter a significant relationship. Whether you’re trying to restore a current relationship or begin a new one, Beyond Boundaries will help you:

  • Reinstate appropriate closeness with someone who broke your trust.
  • Discern when true change has occurred.
  • Reestablish appropriate connections in strained relationships.
  • Restore former relationships to a healthy dynamic.
  • Learn to engage and be vulnerable in a new relationship.

Beyond Boundaries will help you find the answers that move you toward the closeness and intimacy you’ve been longing for.


Beyond Boundaries is the perfect compass for navigating the rough waters of challenging relationships. Everyone will benefit from Dr. Townsend’s wisdom on living on the healthy side of life.”
Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor of

“As a licensed professional counselor, I encourage my clients to read Beyond Boundaries. Having read all the other Boundaries books, I still found light bulbs going off in my head when I began reading Beyond Boundaries. It is the sequel for those of us who have been injured in relationships and are fearful to put ourselves out there again. Dr. Townsend spells out in the most practical yet insightful manner how to go about forming new meaningful relationships with confidence.”
Dee L. in New York