Tag Archives: Dr. John Townsend

The Entitlement Cure: The Path of Jesus

The Entitlement Cure: The Path of Jesus

There is an Easy Way. It is the yoke of Jesus, and it is identical to God’s Hard Way. This is no play on words; it is real and true. From God’s perspective, they are one and the same. In the words below, Jesus gives us this comfort and encouragement: Come to Me, all you

Boundaries Updated And Expanded Edition When To Say Yes, How To Say No To Take Control Of Your Life

Boundaries: Guard Your Heart

We were created to be who God designed us to be, to love who God calls us to love, and to accomplish what God tasks us to accomplish. That is the secret to a fruitful and fulfilled life, with great relationships and a deep sense of purpose. Unfortunately, we all encounter obstacles which can distract,

How to Set Boundaries at Work

Christians often have a warped way of looking at work. Unless someone is working “in the ministry,” they see his work as secular. However, this view of work distorts the biblical picture. All of us — not only full-time ministers — have gifts and talents that we contribute to humanity. We all have a vocation,

Say “I Was Wrong”

The Power of Confession What’s the big deal about saying, “I was wrong”? I have noticed a pattern in my work with people, a sharp contrast between successful individuals and those who stay stuck in life. It’s an inverse relationship: Successful people point to their failures, while failing individuals point to their successes. While there

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

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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