Synopses & Reviews
Healthy relationships and sound living depend on maintaining smart personal boundaries. But many people don't know where to start. Here's where -- with Boundaries Zondervan Group Resource. Based on the best-selling book by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, these nine interactive sessions can make a life-changing difference. Drawing on principles from the Bible, Boundaries guides small groups on a journey of discovery and practical application . As a participant, you'll learn to live your life more fully and display Christ's love more freely. Each of nine Boundaries sessions contains a video presentation by Drs. Cloud and Townsend. It's the centerpiece for insights, exercises, and spirited discussions that can profoundly improve the quality of your relationships in every sphere of life -- marriage, family, friendships, church, and the workplace. If you would like a richer, more rewarding way of living, Boundaries is for you. Get set to enjoy the support and interaction of a small group as you cultivate the habits of productive relationships.
This Participant's Guide for the video curriculum is based on the best-selling Boundaries book.
Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: . Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances. Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions. Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others. Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator. Often, Christians focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limits and limitations. When confronted with their lack of boundaries, they ask: Can I set limits and still be a loving person? What are legitimate boundaries? What if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries? How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy or money? Aren't boundaries selfish? Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries?