Reviews - What do customers think about Boundary Power: How I Treat You, How I Let You Treat Me, How I Treat Myself?
"Boundary Power" is an excellent tool Jul 19, 2007
I disagree with the perspective expressed by a few others that this book is too Christian oriented. It contains very little Christian content and this can be skipped if desired without taking away from the rest of the book. Perhaps the book "Boundaries" by Drs Henry Cloud and John Townsend has been mistaken for "Boundary Power." In fact, "Boundary Power" discusses abusive religious systems and practices that violate personal boundaries.
I am a mental health counselor, and I find that many of my clients have unhealthy boundaries that cause them to be taken advantage of or be victimized. This book points out what boundaries are, where we learn them, and why they are necessary. It gives numerous examples of both healthy and unhealthy boundaries while guiding the reader to examine their own boundaries and to develop. I recommend it.
Good Stuff Aug 14, 2006
This is definitely do-it-yourself therapy. I think the exercises might be helpful for some, but even if you don't actually do them, the questions and commentary are great for getting you to go deeper.
Why Christian Based? Oct 29, 2004
Hello to all. I am glad to learn ahead of time that this book is Christian based. I am a non-christian and would rather not be exposed to this theology. I would have been really put off it I had begun to read it and learned it after the fact. But, because I read others thoughts on the book I have decided not to return it. I will read it anyhow.
I would like to recommend "Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day" this site has it. The Best to All of You! Bev
Amazing book! Nov 6, 2002
I am a social worker. I had this book on my shelf for two years but it lay there untouched until today. I rediscovered it when I was going through my bookshelf to try to find something to help some friends who are struggling in their marriage.
I took the book home to read and couldn't put it down. The authors speak compassionately and from experience in a user-friendly style. I cried over the self-discovery of some of my own wounds that I have never let heal.
As a member of the LGBT community I would only be afraid that people in all communities who could benefit from this book may never read it because the authors make assumptions about sexual orientation and nuclear families....but I will still enthusiasticly recommend it (with a grain of rainbow salt) to everyone I know. To the authors....THANK YOU...and best wishes with your continued recovery.
*The* Best Boundary Book Available Aug 13, 2002
This workbook explains the concept of boundaries, helps readers learn how to identify unhealthy boundaries, and learn to set new, healthier boundaries on all levels. It doesn't shy away from the tough questions, like "How have you violated someone's boundary recently?" Although from a Christian perspective, and containing a full (and excellent) chapter on religious boundary violations, those of other persuasions--including atheists--could overlook the slight religious content and benefit greatly by working through the book.