This will probably be way behind the times but I am just now reading the book Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. Considering the book was originally copyrighted in 1992 and I have heard rave reviews of it pretty much my whole life, it is odd that I am just now getting around to reading it. But I am. Like I said, I’m behind the time! 🙂
Even in the first 100 pages that I have made it through in the past two days, I am amazed at how much I have to learn yet about setting boundaries in my own life. To be honest, I grew up in the pretty ideal situation talked about in this book and I still struggle with my people pleasing tendencies and a reluctance to say a healthy “no” from time to time.
Now that my husband and I are raising a little girl who is showing a very strong independent streak, I think this book is striking close to home in whole new ways for me too. I’m excited to keep reading it and see how to prayerfully apply what I am learning from the pages to my own life as well as how to apply those lessons to my parenting of Laura. Deep breath. Who knew parenting could be so challenging some days? (Oh yeah, every other parent that has ever lived! 😛 )
What about you? Have you read the book Boundaries? What were your thoughts on it? What did you take away from the book that has helped you personally or as a parent? I would love to hear about it!
Also, let me know what you are currently reading so I can add it to my already incredibly long To-Read Lists on Goodreads! 🙂
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