Boundaries in Dating: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Relationships

Boundaries in Dating: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Relationships

Henry Cloud, John Townsend

Language: English

Pages: 280

ISBN: 0310200342

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Rules for Romance That Can Help You Find the Love of Your Life Between singleness and marriage lies the journey of dating. Want to make your road as smooth as possible? 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.

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to have. Some people want athletic people, others want intellectual types. Those differences are what make the world go round and makes dating an interesting time of discovering what you like and don’t like. Differences in people’s tastes are great. But there are certain traits that people have which have nothing to do with tastes and natural differences. These are traits which are to be avoided if you are thinking of getting into a serious dating relationship or one which might head toward

have a good idea of what direction you are going in, and you need to determine whether that person’s life is going in the same direction. For example, if you want to be a missionary or inner-city worker living on a limited income, you must share that goal. Or if you are going to pursue graduate school, then you both must share that goal, because it will call for great sacrifices in the relationship. Interests and goals need to be taken seriously. Not only do they dictate the way that you spend

opposed to just feeling guilty for themselves Motivation to repent and change Ability to sustain repentance and change Commitment to a path of growth, a system of growth, and the involvement of other people in the growth process Ability to receive and utilize forgiveness If someone can do those things, that is an imperfect person who might be worth betting on. (We also suggest that you work hard at being that person yourself!) A person of good character will still fail occasionally, but

This page is intentionally left blank Chapter 10 Adapt Now, Pay Later T o put it mildly, Keri was star-struck. She had a feeling when she met Steve that he was different. “Handsome, successful, spiritual, loves kids” could have been his personal ad. He was everything that she had been looking for, and she could not believe that “God had brought him” into her life. She was floating on clouds. When they went on their first date, she liked how he took control. He had the evening completely

time due it. So many married couples look back on their dating lives and regret that they did not take more time to evaluate, question, explore, and challenge issues with each other. When you are dating, it is hard sometimes to think beyond the warm, deep, and romantic feelings the relationship may elicit. But few decisions Too Much, Too Fast 163 in life are more profoundly life-changing than marriage. Look at some of the significant aspects of marriage: • A lifelong commitment to loving one

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