Boundaries dating cloud townsend
Would you recommend Boundaries in Dating to your friends? Wouldn't recommend as there must be other good books out there that doesn't have a religious aspect. What was one of the most memorable moments of Boundaries in Dating?
Because Henry and John are professional counselors with many years of experience in relationships they have so many experiences they've shared that are good. John Townsend bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book? What did you learn from Boundaries in Dating that you would use in your daily life?
After my last post I needed something lighter to write about.
Here comes my first public book review: Boundaries in Dating, by Cloud and Townsend.
I chose this because I liked topic, it was simple to read, and was cheap for my Kindle.
And, as a single guy in his mid-thirties, I could certainly use the advice.
THIS BOOK is AWESOME as it gives you HOPE and a PLAN to date with wisdom. Use this book as a guide, date with boundaries and confidence.
OBVIOUS LESSON: God does His part, but we must "do" our part with actions and faith while trusting our indwelt guide.
Once in a relationship, good boundaries would be used to protect your level emotional attachment and sexual intimacy, and guard against any number of potential mates with “red flag” character flaws such lying, immaturity, outbursts, etc.
The authors also discussed the topic of engaging in healthy conflict, and normalized it, to my liking.
They spent a good deal of time advocating for the reader’s own personal growth and “pulling the plank out of your own eye” before asking your partner to do so. If I could rename the book, I’d call it Christian Dating 101, and the subtitle would be: “Don’t date anyone who is isn’t a Christian, someone who lies, or someone who just wants your body.” I know that’s a long subtitle but I think that pretty much sums up all 280 pages.
They were also quick to point out that if you could see potential problems in your “datee”, it was better to bring them up sooner than later. Strengthsnow your values, to grow yourself emotionally and spiritually, to have a partner who wants to grow, are all helpful things to remember when dating or looking for a mate.