Marriage. It Takes Two Individuals to Become One Flesh. Only when you and your mate know and respect each other's needs, choices, and freedom can you give yourselves freely and lovingly to one another. Boundaries in Marriage gives you the tools you need. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the award-winning bestseller Boundaries, show you: Why boundaries and the Ten Laws of Boundaries are vital for a thriving, productive marriage How values form the structure and architecture of marriage How to protect a marriage from intruders, whether other people, affairs, or personal idols Why each partner needs to establish personal boundaries, and how to go about it How to work with a spouse who understands and values boundaries--and how to work with one who doesn't Boundaries in Marriage helps you understand the friction points or serious hurts and betrayals in your marriage--and move beyond them to the mutual care, respect, affirmation, and intimacy you both long for.
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Establishing and understanding boundaries are crucial to the success of a marriage, according to authors Cloud and Townsend, who cowrote the award-winning and biblically-based book Boundaries. For example, boundaries help us understand where one person ends and the other begins, the authors claim: "Once we know the boundaries, we know who should be owning the problem we are wrestling with," they write. "This issue of ownership is vital to any relationship, especially marriage." But more significantly, couples need to claim and take responsibility for the "treasures that lie within their individual borders," such as: "feelings, attitudes, behaviors, choices, limits, desires, thoughts, values, talents, and love." Based on the book that elevated them to national prominence, Cloud and Townsend caution readers not to use this self-help manifesto as a means to change one's spouse. Rather, this is a book about taking responsibility for oneself in all aspects of life, but especially within the boundaries of marital commitment.From the Publisher:
Two lives becoming one--that's the marriage ideal. But couples who have been married for a while know it's not easy. Two individuals are involved, with different needs, ways of communicating, strengths and weaknesses, wounds and blind spots. In the process of knitting two souls together, it's easy to tear the fabric. Toss in the potential for friction from other sources, and setting boundaries in marriage becomes crucial. Now counselors and best-selling authors Henry Cloud and John Townsend apply the principles of their Gold Medallion Award-winning book, Boundaries, to help couples experience marriage at its best, as a haven of mutual love, care, appreciation, and growth. They show why true, joyous unity in marriage requires that both partners define and maintain their integrity as well as respect their mate's personal boundaries. Boundaries in Marriage will show couples: Why boundaries are so important for a thriving, productive marriage How values form the structure and architecture of marriage How to protect a marriage from intruders, whether parents, other people, affairs, or personal idols Why each partner needs to establish personal boundaries, and how to go about it How to work with a spouse who understands and values boundaries--and how to work with one who doesn't Boundaries in Marriage uses biblical principles to provide solutions for marriage struggles. For couples with a few years under their belts and for those just entering marriage, Boundaries in Marriage is a book that can help couples safeguard against relational fractures, mend existing cracks, and make even the best marriage better.
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Book Description Zondervan, 2006. Compact Disc. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 8 pages. 6.50x5.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0310270839