Boundaries in dating book
Personal boundaries about respect, values, time, control, and blame and applied in the world of dating made a lot of sense to me and I can certainly see this being an issue in many of the couples and individuals who I have counseled in the past.Before I saw dating boundary errors only in the sexual realm (which is also discussed) but my view is expanded significantly.I wish that I had read this book many years ago when I was in the dating stage and found myself seeing myself and others in the many stories sprinkled liberally throughout the book.A new idea for me was taking the idea of boundaries (in dating) beyond just the physical realm.I have not read any of the “Boundaries” books before but found this one to be really informative, practical, and Christian. Although there is certainly much in the book about boundaries in dating, this book is really a treatise on Christian dating in general.It is not just "boundaries" but a philosophy and theology of dating as well.It will teach you what to look for (and watch out for) in your dating choices, how to work on your personal issues that might effect your ability to attract mature future mates, and teaches great ideas for all sorts of common dating issues.
Respected counselors, popular radio hosts, and bestselling authors Henry Cloud and John Townsend apply the principles described in their Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries to matters of love and romance.He developed the online digital platform Townsend NOW, and the online assessment tool TPRAT. Townsend travels extensively for corporate consulting, speaking, and helping develop leaders, their teams and their families.He and his wife, Barbi, live in Newport Beach, California, and have two sons, Ricky and Benny. Full of insightful, true-life examples, this much-needed book includes such topics as: Recognizing and choosing quality over perfection in a dating partner How to ensure that honest friendship is one vital component in a relationship Preserving friendships by separating between platonic relationships and romantic interest Moving past denial to deal with real relational problems in a realistic and hopeful way. I’m thankful a friend recommended this book, I’ve highlighted a lot of tips to continuously review on my dating journey. Boundaries in Dating will help you to think, solve problems, and enjoy the journey of dating, increasing your abilities to find and commit to a marriage partner. This book has opened my eyes to a lot of weaknesses I need to work on, weaknesses that I allow others to get away with & how those weaknesses should be resolved.