Boundaries in Marriage: Understanding the Choices That Make or Break Loving Relationships

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Zondervan, May 18, 2009 - Religion - 208 pages
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Learn when to say yes and how to say no in the context of your marriage relationship.

In Boundaries in Marriage, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the New York Times bestseller Boundaries, teach us that healthy boundaries are the property lines that define and protect you and your spouse as individuals. Once you have them in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can even be saved.

Boundaries in Marriage will give you the tools and encouragement you need to:

  • Set and maintain personal boundaries and respect those of your spouse
  • Understand and practice two key ingredients to a successful marriage: freedom and responsibility
  • Establish values that form a godly structure and architecture for your marriage
  • Protect your marriage from different kinds of "intruders"
  • Work with a spouse who understands and values boundaries--or with one who doesn't

It's time to deepen your love by providing a better environment for it to flourish, and Drs. Cloud and Townsend are here to help. Discover how boundaries can make life better today!


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Wow cant be enough said about this excellent book and author. Are you in a difficult relationship? This will help. Especially if you are married to a difficult or unreasonable person. Its helped me ... Read full review

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A Christian self-help book about the importance of boundaries in a marriage relationship. The ideas in the section I read were decent but this was a case of writing style not working for this reader ... Read full review

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Becoming More Lovable
Building Boundaries in Marriage
What You Value Is What Youll Have
Value Three
Value Four
Value Five
Resolving Conflict in Marriage
Six Kinds of Conflict
Resolving Conflict with a BoundaryLoving Spouse
Resolving Conflict with a BoundaryResistant Spouse
Misunderstanding Boundaries in Marriage

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About the author (2009)

Dr. Henry Cloud is a clinical psychologist, pastor to pastors, and New York Times bestselling author. His 45 books, including the iconic Boundaries, have sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Throughout his storied career as a clinician, he started treatment centers, created breakthrough new models rooted in research, and has been a leading voice on issues of mental health and leadership on a global scale. Dr. Cloud lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Tori, and their two daughters, Olivia and Lucy.

Dr. John Townsend is a nationally known leadership consultant, psychologist, and author, selling over 10 million books, including the New York Times bestselling Boundaries series. John founded the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling and the Townsend Leadership Program. Dr. Townsend travels extensively for corporate consulting, speaking events, and to help develop leaders, their teams, and their families. John and his family live in Southern California and Texas. Visit

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