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Beyond Boundaries: Learning to Trust Again in Relationships [NOOK Book]

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How do you know you’re ready to trust again … and what does it take to be ready? Painful relationships violate our trust, causing us to close our hearts. But to experience the freedom and love God designed us for, we eventually have to take another risk. In this breakthrough book, bestselling author Dr. John Townsend takes you beyond the pain of the past to discover how to re-enter a life of intimate relationships. Whether you’re trying to restore a current relationship or begin a new one, Townsend gives ...

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Beyond Boundaries: Learning to Trust Again in Relationships

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Overview

How do you know you’re ready to trust again … and what does it take to be ready? Painful relationships violate our trust, causing us to close our hearts. But to experience the freedom and love God designed us for, we eventually have to take another risk. In this breakthrough book, bestselling author Dr. John Townsend takes you beyond the pain of the past to discover how to re-enter a life of intimate relationships. Whether you’re trying to restore a current relationship or begin a new one, Townsend gives practical tools for establishing trust and finding the intimacy you long for. Beyond Boundaries will help you reinstate closeness with someone who broke your trust; discern when true change has occurred; reestablish appropriate connections in strained relationships; create a safe environment that helps you trust; and restore former relationships to a healthy dynamic. You can move past relational pain to trust again. Beyond Boundaries will show you how.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310412908
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 81,770
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. John Townsend is a psychologist, popular speaker, and cohost of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! radio program, and a cofounder of Cloud-Townsend clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. He has written or co-written 27 books, selling over six million copies, including the bestseller Boundaries.  He is also the author of Boundaries with Teens and Hiding from Love. He and his wife, Barbi, live in southern California. They have two grown sons.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Henry Cloud 9

Introduction: Don't Settle 11

Part 1 Understanding the Problem 19

1 The Draw to Relationship 23

2 The Damage Arrives 31

3 Boundaries and What They Accomplish 37

4 The Return of Desire 45

Part 2 Knowing when You're Ready 59

5 You Admit the Hurt and Receive Support 61

6 You Understand Your Own Past Choices 67

7 You Can Connect the Dots 77

8 You Grieve and Let it Go 89

9 You Develop Growth Friendships 103

10 You Trust Your Defining Boundaries 115

11 You Let Your Values Transform Your Desires 129

12 You Know Which Risks Are Worth. Taking and Which Are Not 139

Part 3 Knowing when the Other Person is Ready 153

13 Does This Person Care About His or Her Impact on You? 155

14 Is This Person (Really) Connected to Good People? 167

15 Can This Person Handle a Relationship with You? 183

16 For Dating and Marriage: Does This Person Go Beyond Passion? 197

17 Is the Big Problem Being Solved the Right Way? 209

Part 4 Moving into the Relationship 223

18 The Talk You Must Have 225

19 Take a Risk 237

20 Deal with Speed Bumps 247

21 How Far Can You Go? 259

Conclusion: Beyond Boundaries into Your Best Life 269

Notes 271

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  • Posted January 30, 2012

    Stopped reading halfway through

    too many "war stories" of his personal experience..too many bible quotes...no detailed plans included that one could implement just vague advice like "...connect the dots to the past..." First self-help book I
    've read in 20 years....curently in very effective one-on-one counseling for 4 months...so consider this bias

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Fan of all Boundaries Books!!!!

    Whether it is Dr. Townsend or Dr. Townsend and Dr. Cloud together their boundaries books are always very informative and practical...If you're really want to improve yourself and your relationships ...honestly acknowledge your actions and choices in life...this book can get your life on the right track.

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    Great book! I like it!

    What I've read so far has me hooked. It is clear and simple to understand. It has life examples. It is on the money.

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