Wii20100314-Entry068-Invisible fences are for dogs, not people

Trudi discusses the Tenth Law of Fences. We might have established many fences in our life, with our spouse, our children, our co-workers, our friends – but we did not perform a critical step…we did not tell them. Trudi talks about the need to make our fences visible.

This teaching arc is based on the book “Boundaries”, by Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend, and is supplemented by their other books, Boundaries in Marriage, Boundaries for Teens, and Boundaries for Kids.

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Wii20100307-Entry067-Your Move

Tim talks about the Ninth Law of Fences. Good fences require action. Many times we fail with establishing and maintaining good fences because we refuse to make the tough choice, have the difficult conversation, or do the thing we fear the most.

This teaching arc is based on the book “Boundaries”, by Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend, and is supplemented by their other books, Boundaries in Marriage, Boundaries for Teens, and Boundaries for Kids.

The class notes (PDF).

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Wii20100207-Entry063-What God Blesses

Tim discusses the 5th Law of Fences, The Law of Motivation, and how to move from selfish, immature motives to other-centered, mature motivations. These maturing motivations will provide us with the ability to live with boundaries that are not only right, but beneficial as well.

This teaching arc is based on the book “Boundaries”, by Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend, and is supplemented by their other books, Boundaries in Marriage, Boundaries for Teens, and Boundaries for Kids.

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Wii20100124-Entry061-Ten Laws of Fences

Listen to the January 24, 2010 class

Tim continues our look at Ten Laws of Fences. These are the observations of how fences work. As we understand, and work with them, we are able to establish and maintain healthy relational and functional property lines in our lives.

This teaching arc is based on the book “Boundaries”, by Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend, and is supplemented by their other books, Boundaries in Marriage, Boundaries for Teens, and Boundaries with Kids.

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Wii20100117-Entry060-Facts about Fences

Listen to the January 17th class

Good Fences define the property lines of our life. What is me and what is not me? When can I say no? When should I say yes?

Tim leads the discussion in this entry, talking about the problems that are common when trying to establish boundaries. He then begins looking at the Ten Laws of Fences.

This teaching arc is based on the book “Boundaries”, by Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend, and is supplemented by their other books, Boundaries in Marriage, Boundaries for Teens, and Boundaries for Kids.

Class Notes (PDF)