If you’ve ever done something out of love and a sense of responsibility only to look back and wonder why you experience resentment and anger instead of the feeling of satisfaction that should accompany the good work you have done, you need to read Boundaries.If you find yourself doing stuff for people not because you can absolutely accommodate them but because you’re afraid of losing the relationship, or because saying ‘No’ will make you feel guilty, Boundaries will teach you that great relationships are built on the freedom to refuse and confront. If you’d like to borrow a copy before buying yours, share your experience in the comments and I might get you a copy or loan you my Kindle edition.To do that, we need to develop boundaries like God’s.” We must take ownership of our lives and refuse to weigh ourselves down with other people’s responsibilities or expectations.
With lots of practical illustrations and scenarios drawn from sessions with some of their clients, the authors teach that setting limits or saying ‘No’ doesn’t mean that we are selfish or unloving.
Rather, it helps us to put things in proper perspective and take care of ourselves so that we can receive comfort with which we can then comfort others. That may mean setting boundaries on our ministries so that we can be nurtured by our friends.
Emphasizing the importance of taking ownership and personal responsibility as a biblical injunction, the authors explain that “God also limits what he will allow in his yard.
He confronts sin and allows consequences for behavior.
It’s a pretty good number of friends, family, and fellow church members.
Then we thought about how many of them maintained healthy and God-glorifying physical boundaries and how many had confessed that they had not.
In Boundaries: When To Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life, Dr Henry Cloud and Dr John Townsend teach that boundaries are anything that helps to differentiate you from someone else, or shows where you begin and end.
The ability to set clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
Since it was first published by Zondervan in 1992, Boundaries has grown into a series of seven books covering key areas of life including Boundaries for Leaders, Boundaries in Marriage, Boundaries with Teens, Boundaries in Dating, Boundaries with Kids and Beyond Boundaries, You can learn more about the series at where you’ll find purchase links and other resources to help you know when to say ‘Yes’ and how to say ‘No’ to take control of your life. My goal is to help entrepreneurs and young professionals take charge of their lives by mastering their art and profiting from purpose so that they can find fulfilment, margin and financial freedom. Enter your first name and email below and let's grow together.
Last night my wife and I sat and did a rough tally of the number of couples we have known as they have gone through dating and engagement.
In much the same way that homeowners set physical property lines around their land, we need to set mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual boundaries for our lives to help us distinguish what is our responsibility and what isn’t.