When to say yes; How to say no to take control of your life.

by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

In my 75 years I've read thousands of books for entertainment and for instruction or information. Other than the Bible itself, in my opinion, Boundaries is the most valuable book anyone could read on the subject of relationships. I read the early book (1992) and began immediately to consider the question of "what am I responsible for and what are other people responsible for?" That one principle, along with the truth that I, and I alone, am responsible for my emotions, helped me make some good decisions.

Recently, having run across a quote from Boundaries, I decided to read it again. I couldn't find my copy so I bought the recent publication and I am so glad I did, because the 2017 edition has a section on "Boundaries and the Digital Age" which the previous edition did not have. Technologies have changed over the past quarter century and have become more intrusive to relationships.

The newest chapter is not the only reason I am so happy to have read it again. I missed so much the first time through it, besides having forgotten to apply what I did understand at times. In hind sight, if I had reviewed Boundaries several times during the past 25 years, I could have saved myself and others some grief.

The authors use The Holy Scriptures as reference for those of us who look to it for life instruction, because so many of us have misapplied biblical instruction to our own hurt and harmed our relationships with others.

I urge you to read it if you never have, or read it again if it is sitting gathering dust somewhere. You’ll be glad you did.

Book Review
By Scarlett Stough
Title: Boundaries, When to say yes; How to say no to take control of your life.
Author: Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend, Copyright 1992, 2017
Publisher: Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend, Copyright 1992, 2017
ISBN: 978-0-310-35180-1
Available in hardcover, softcover, audio and ebook


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