Perhaps you feel like you have to say yes to everyone's requests. Maybe you find yourself readily taking responsibility for others' feelings and problems. You might have inexplicable feelings of guilt, fear, resentment, powerlessness, anger, or deep emotional pain connected with people you know. Or perhaps there are unhealthy habits or influences that seem to be taking over your life. Or maybe it's all of the above.
As Christian psychologists with decades of experience, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend understand the feelings of guilt, powerlessness, and fear that can come from interacting with manipulative and controlling people and influences. In The New York Times bestseller Boundaries, they help you learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of your life in a way that's solidly biblical.
Boundaries continues to help millions of people around the world answer these tough questions:
I've been recommending Boundaries to friends, team members and radio listeners for more than twenty years. In fact, hardly a day goes by when I don't use something that I learned from this book. The principles are timeless, and the updates in this version make Boundaries even more relevant to readers and their relationships.
Of every book that I've read, Boundaries is the one I recommend most often. All of us can overcommit, become doormats, or find ourselves in codependent and dysfunctional relationships. Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend's one-of-a-kind book helps guide the reader through a change in mindset that eventually leads to a change in actions. If you know you have some unhealthy patterns in friendships, at work, in your schedule, with technology or your family, this book will help you establish the boundaries you need to create the life you are supposed to live. Friendships, at work, in your schedule, with technology or your family, this book will help you establish the boundaries you need to create the life you are supposed to live.
Now updated and expanded, this classic book is more timely and relevant than ever for today's "always on, always there" culture. If technology and social media are intruding on your life and relationships, learn from the boundaries experts how to protect yourself and the people you love. This life-changing book is still the go-to guide for healthy relationships, personal growth, and true freedom in Christ.
Cloud and Townsend’s bestseller is even more relevant today than it was twenty years ago. Fresh stories, current examples, and an entire new chapter on “Boundaries and the Digital Age” mean this book continues to be one of the best resources available when it comes to maintaining healthy relationships.
Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend is truly an “in case of (relational) fire—remove hammer, break glass” kind of book. If you need the pain to stop and the healing to start, read this life-changing book and follow its instruction to freedom.
Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend continue to break the boundaries of incredible revelation in their new and revised edition of Boundaries. As the senior pastor of a large church, this message has not only changed my life, but the lives of my staff and congregation. If you want to learn how to have healthier relationships, you need to read this book!