Boundaries dating book review
Rules for Romance That Can Help You Find the Love of Your Life Between singleness and marriage lies the journey of dating. Set and maintain healthy boundaries--boundaries that will help you grow in freedom, honesty, and self-control.
If many of your dating experiences have been difficult, Boundaries in Dating could revolutionize the way you handle relationships.
Even if you’re doing well, the insights you’ll gain from this much-needed book can help you fine-tune or even completely readjust important areas of your dating life.
Written by the authors of the bestselling book Boundaries, Boundaries in Dating is your road map to the kind of enjoyable, rewarding dating that can take you from weekends alone to a lifetime with the soul mate you’ve longed for. Henry Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert, psychologist, and New York Times best-selling author. Cloud works with both Fortune 500 companies and smaller private businesses.
And they question what to do with physical attraction and moral limits, as well as wonder when to move from casual dating to a more significant relationship. These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings.
For many people the pain and suffering of dating becomes too much, and they are ready for an alternative. While we agree that the hurt must stop, we don't think that dating is the problem. In the same way that cars don't kill people, drunk drivers do, dating does not hurt people, but dating in out-of-control ways does. Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence" (Colossians 2: 20 - 23).
What the Bible does talk about is being a loving, honest, growing person in whatever you do.
"In fact, God grows people up through dating relationships in the same way that he grows them up in many other life activities. The questions are more along the lines of 'Who are you in your dating and who are you becoming in your dating? ' And a host of other issues that the Bible is very clear about.
What is the fruit of your dating for you and for the people that you date? It is mainly about your character growth and how you treat people." "So, you think it is okay to date? "Of course, I do, but it is only okay to date within biblical guidelines, which by the way are not burdensome.
The premise of the book is that dating is not a good idea, and many people were giving it up.
As I continued to investigate, the movement went even further than the book in some circles.
John is founder of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling and conducts the Townsend Leadership program.