Author(s): Dr. Henry Cloud
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. And 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. 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.
Dr. Henry Cloud is a popular speaker, and cohost, with Dr. John Townsend, of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! Radio program, and cofounder of Cloud-Townsend Clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. His bestselling books include the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries books and Making Small Groups Work. Dr. Cloud and his wife and two daughters live in Southern California. Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend are popular speakers, and co-hosts of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! Radio program, and co-founders of Cloud-Townsend Clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. Their best-selling books include the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries.
CONTENTS Acknowledgments ..9 Why Dating?â�¦..11 Part 1: You and Your Boundaries 1. Why Boundaries in Dating?â�¦..25 2. Require and Embody Truth ..35 3. Take God on a Date ..49 4. Dating Won't Cure a Lonely Heart ..71 5. Don't Repeat the Past ..77 Part 2: Whom Should I Date? 6. What You Can Live With and What You Can't Live With ..91 7. Don't Fall in Love with Someone You Wouldn't Be Friends With ..107 8. Don't Ruin a Friendship Out of Loneliness ..121 9. Beware When Opposites Attract ..133 Part 3: Solving Dating Problems: When You're Part of the Problem 10. Adapt Now, Pay Later ..151 11. Too Much, Too Fast ..159 12. Don't Get Kidnapped ..173 13. Kiss False Hope Good-bye ..187 14. Boundaries on Blame ..203 Part 4: Solving Dating Problems: When Your Date Is the Problem 15. Say No to Disrespect ..219 16. Nip It in the Bud ..233 17. Set Appropriate Physical Limits ..239 18. Set Up a Detention Hall ..257 Conclusion ..277