Sep 17, 2011

Beyond Boundaries by Dr. John Townsend

How do you know you're ready to trust again ... and what does it take to be ready?

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.

In this breakthrough book, bestselling author Dr. John Townsend takes you beyond the pain of the past to discover how to re-enter a life of intimate relationships. Whether you're trying to restore a current relationship or begin a new one, Townsend gives practical tools for establishing trust and finding the intimacy you long for.

Beyond Boundaries will help you reinstate closeness with someone who broke your trust; discern when true change has occurred; reestablish appropriate connections in strained relationships; create a safe environment that helps you trust; and restore former relationships to a healthy dynamic.

You can move past relational pain to trust again.

Beyond Boundaries will show you how.

John Townsend is a psychologist, popular speaker, and cohost of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! radio program, and a cofounder of Cloud-Townsend clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. His bestselling books include the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries.


Title: Beyond Boundaries
SubTitle: Learning to Trust Again in Relationships
Publisher: Zondervan
Pub Date: 10/01/2011
ISBN: 9780310330493

One of my favourite books is Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. I have read portions of this book several times over the years, especially when certain situations seemed out of control in my life. It contains invaluable tips and pointers to help set clear and healthy physical, mental, emotional and spiritual boundaries.

Beyond Boundaries continues where the first book left off, and once again it stresses the importance of knowing our own limits and limitations. This book outlines how to set healthy boundaries with our families, our friends, our coworkers and even with ourselves.

When we have been hurt by someone we once trusted, it is extremely hard to learn to trust that person again. Our natural tendency is to withdraw from situations and relationships that have hurt us. However, we were meant to connect and have meaningful relationships with others. This book offers guidelines on how to know if and when it's time to open ourselves up to trust again.

This is a great book on developing and maintaining healthy relationships, and my rating is an unequivocal 5 out of 5. My only regret is agreeing to review this title in Ebook format. This is a book that needs to be physically bookmarked, highlighted, savored and referenced. I will definitely be adding a hard copy to my permanent library at my first chance.

Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley, courtesy of Zondervan. I was not compensated for my thoughts.

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