When to Say Yes / How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
Dr. Henry Cloud / Dr. John Townsend
Are you in control of your life?
Do people take advantage of you?
Do you have trouble saying no?
Christians often focus so much on being loving and giving that they forget their own limits and limitations.
Have you ever found yourself wondering:
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?
In this Gold Medallion Award-winning book, 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 parents, spouses, children, friends, coworkers, and even yourself.
Boundaries are personal property lines that define who you are and who you are not, and influence all areas of your life.
Physical boundaries help you determine who may touch you and under what circumstances.
Mental boundaries give you freedom to have your own thoughts and opinions.
Emotional boundaries help you deal with your own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others.
Spiritual boundaries help you distinguish God's will from your own and give you renewed awe for your Creator.
Unlocking the ten "laws of boundaries", Drs. Cloud and Townsend show you how to bring new health to your relationships. You'll discover firsthand how sound boundaries give you the freedom to walk as the loving, giving, fulfilled individual God created you to be.
Part I. What are Boundaries?
A Day in a Boundaryless Life
What Does a Boundary Look Like?
How Boundaries are Developed
Ten Laws of Boundaries
Common Boundary Myths
Part II. Boundary Conflicts
Boundaries and Your Family
Boundaries and Your Friends
Boundaries and Your Spouse
Boundaries and Your Children
Boundaries and Work
Boundaries and Your Self
Boundaries and God
Part III. Developing Healthy Boundaries
Resistance to Boundaries
How to Measure Success with Boundaries
A Day in a Life with Boundaries