Tag Archives: Boundaries

Quit Dying to the Wrong Things

Quit Dying to the Wrong Things

A “Good, Loving Christian”? In my early Christian experience, I learned that a “good and loving Christian” embodied certain qualities. These messages were modeled and encouraged by the Christian subculture in which I was being formed spiritually. I wanted to be a good, loving Christian no matter the cost. And I mistakenly believed that good,

Respecting Boundaries

We have personal boundaries, personal property lines, in our relationship with God. God has designed the world so that boundaries are to be respected. He respects ours, and we need to respect His. God Respects Our Boundaries God respects our boundaries in many ways. First, He leaves work for us to do that only we can do. And He

Beyond Boundaries: Learning to Trust Again in Relationships

Dr. John Townsend introduces Beyond Boundaries The Draw To Relationship You and I are “drawn” to seek out relationships with others. We have an internal drive that propels us toward others. In fact, we have lots of other drives as well: we go online when we are information-driven. We walk to the kitchen when we

Author Chat with John Townsend Replay

Got Relationship Questions? What if you could get some of your most pressing relationship questions answered by a true expert? That’s what happened during our live video chat with Dr. John Townsend, co-author of the bestselling Boundaries series of books. Over 1,500 people registered, and Dr. Townsend took time to answer as many questions as

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. – Proverbs 4:23 What Do You Mean “Boundaries”? The parents of a twenty-five-year-old man came to see me (Dr. Townsend) with a common request: they wanted me to “fix” their son, Bill. When I asked where Bill was, they answered, “Oh, he didn’t want

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