Synopses & Reviews
Cloud takes readers step-by-step through the four basic tasks of becoming a mature image bearer of God: bonding to others; setting boundaries; accepting both good and bad; and becoming an adult. "Henry Cloud understands and explains best why people develop emotional and relational problems and how they can solve them".--Paul Meier, Minirth-Meier Clinic.
In this ground-breaking book, Dr. Cloud takes the reader step-by-step through the four basic tasks of becoming mature image bearers of God: Bonding to others - Separating from others - Sorting out good and bad in ourselves and others - Becoming an adult -- Dr. Cloud not only explains and describes each task, he also identifies the problems that result when we fail to accomplish that task, and he shows us what changes to make in our lives in order to bring about healing.
This book focuses on four developmental tasks -- bonding to others, separating from others, integrating good and bad in our lives, and taking charge of our lives -- that all of us must accomplish to heal our inner pain and to enable us to function and grow emotionally and spiritually.