Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No

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via: Faithgateway.com – John Townsend and Dr. Henry Cloud

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. – Proverbs 4:23

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What Do You Mean “Boundaries”?

The parents of a twenty-five-year-old man came to see me (Dr. Townsend) with a common request: they wanted me to “fix” their son, Bill. When I asked where Bill was, they answered, “Oh, he didn’t want to come.” “Why?” I asked.

“Well, he doesn’t think he has a problem,” they replied. “Maybe he’s right,” I said, to their surprise. “Tell me about it.” They recited a history of problems that had begun at a very young age. Bill had never been “quite up to snuff” in their eyes. In recent years he had exhibited problems with drugs and an inability to stay in school and find a career. It was apparent that they loved their son very…

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