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  • When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
  • By: John Townsend, Henry Cloud
  • Narrated by: Henry O. Arnold
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (190 ratings)

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By: John Townsend, Henry Cloud
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Publisher's Summary

Boundaries is the book that's helped more than four million people learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of their lives.

Does your life feel like it's out of control? Perhaps you feel like you have to say yes to everyone's requests. Maybe you find yourself readily taking responsibility for others' feelings and problems. Or perhaps you focus so much on being loving and unselfish that you've forgotten your own limits and limitations. Or maybe it's all of the above.

In the New York Times best seller, Boundaries, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend help you learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of your life and set healthy, biblical boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, parents, co-workers, and even yourself.

Now updated and expanded for the digital age, this book continues to help millions of people around the world answer these tough questions:

  • Can I set limits and still be a loving person?
  • What are legitimate boundaries?
  • How do I effectively manage my digital life so that it doesn't control me?
  • What if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries?
  • How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money?
  • Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries?
  • How do boundaries relate to mutual submission within marriage?
  • Aren’t boundaries selfish?

You don’t have to let your life spiral out of control. Discover how boundaries make life better today!

Plus, check out the Boundaries family collection of books dedicated to key areas of life - dating, marriage, raising kids, parenting teens, and leadership. Workbooks and Spanish editions are also available.

©2008 Henry Cloud (P)2017 Zondervan

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Educational on your own rights

Good book. Made me realise how important it is to look after myself in a biblical way.

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Life 101 right here!!!

wish I'd read this book was earlier in life SOOOOOOO MUCH wisdom to be mined in here to do life, love and relationships BETTER!!!

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Life changing!

I needed this.
I’ve just listened to it for the second time and got more out of it again.


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Good but...

Excellent content diminished by constant references to the bible. Very distracting and off putting for the majority of the world who are not Christians.

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amazing book!

This book has come along at the right time! I really appreciated all the scripture to back up the teaching... i would highly recommend this book for everyone to listen to!

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Great but unexpectedly religious.

So there are a few references to this being religious in the description, I just checked, but I missed them. This book is great. Great ideas, very useful but the religious content is extreme. This would be an excellent book for a deeply religious person. I enjoyed it, but I was looking for the secular version of exactly this.

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Worth it! Could change your life...

The content of this book is next level. Henry did a good job at narrating the book and what he is delivering is gold. I was able to stay focused but needed breaks due to the delivery. It felt like I was sitting in a lecture with a 70year old professor at times. I would prefer someone a bit younger to deliver it.

If you’re looking for a quick and cheery self help book, this isn’t it. However this is a great book and I will recommend it to everyone.

I’d recommend on audible as it can be quite heavy/ deep in parts and may be harder to read. I’d also recommend paper copy as you may want to sit/ ponder on certain parts also.

If you have a boundary problem then I definitely recommend this book. 🤯

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A must to read for everyone of us

A must to read for everyone of us to develop self trust and deeper relationships with others. incredibly powerful!

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Best self-help book I've read/listened to

Concise and to the point, directed at Christians, but will help anyone. Absolutely wonderful book

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Very helpful, l'm gonna listen to it again.

This is a must listen, if you're one of those people who struggle with saying no to people, or tight situations.

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