What Do You Mean “Boundaries”? by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

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 […]

Your Next Hard Thing by Dr. John Townsend

September 28, 2015jodi.cokerArticles4,077

You have never received a winner’s trophy before playing in the championship game. You have never been offered a promotion before you excelled in your job. Your parents never instructed you to make sure you ate your dessert first and not worry about the vegetables, since they would take care of themselves. Why did none […]

Marriage Conflicts and Teens by Dr. John Townsend

Teens, by definition, are going through a season of chaos, developmentally, neurologically, emotionally and socially. And when an adolescent’s family struggles as well, it can add chaos to chaos. Not good for anyone. Marriages can be hard: alienation, unending arguments, power struggles, narcissism, addictions, infidelity and even violence. These problems can keep parents from having […]

“No.” Is A Complete Sentence: How to Use & Stick to It by Dr. Henry Cloud

Psychologists spend an enormous amount of energy building psychological tests, assessments and the like, and then administering them to people to help them understand themselves. This practice is very helpful in many settings, from work, to education, to couples and individuals. Insight into ourselves and others is really helpful for a number of reasons. I […]

Get Help If There Has Been Early Trouble by Dr. John Townsend

Studies show that seriously negative events between the ages of 2 and 4 (divorce, death of a parent, health issues, bankruptcy, etc.) can have a profound impact on a child, often affecting his or her personality during the teen years. The events may have occurred years ago, but they need to be investigated and, when […]

10 Things Successful People Never Do Again by Dr. Henry Cloud

We all make mistakes but the people who thrive from their mistakes are the successful ones. “Never go back.” What does that mean? From observations of successful people, clinical psychologist and author of Never Go Back: 10 Things You’ll Never Do Again (Howard Books, June 2014), Dr. Henry Cloud has discovered certain “awakenings” that people […]

The Care and Feeding of Healthy Kids and Grandkids – Dr. John Townsend

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The Care and Feeding of Healthy Kids and Grandkids The Gathering John Townsend, Ph.D. Families of means are tasked with not one, but two legacies: your children (and grandkids) and your resources. This was part of God’s structure from the beginning, when He gave these two directives to Adam and Eve: “’Be fruitful and increase […]

My Story: God, Heal Me, Change Me, Use Me – Dr. Henry Cloud

September 25, 2013jodi.cokerArticlesComments Off on My Story: God, Heal Me, Change Me, Use Me – Dr. Henry Cloud

Dr. Henry Cloud shares his personal faith journey. Click here to watch the video presentation Willow Creek Church Sunday, August 11, 2013 | Dr. Henry Cloud

Is it Depression? by Henry Cloud

June 27, 2013jodi.cokerArticlesComments Off on Is it Depression? by Henry Cloud

by Dr. Henry Cloud on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Published in LifeWay Question: Over the last couple of years, I’ve had many days when I get down about life, but I don’t know why. God has truly blessed me, so I don’t understand why I feel this way. There’s a history of clinical depression in […]

When Raising Teens Hurts: Parent Abuse by Dr. John Townsend

June 21, 2013jodi.cokerArticles, ParentingComments Off on When Raising Teens Hurts: Parent Abuse by Dr. John Townsend

Posted on June 21, 2013 Compass Rose Academy Most people are acutely aware of the problem of child abuse in our nation. But fewer are aware of a quieter – but no less sinister – threat to families across the U.S. Parent abuse – when a mother, father or other guardian is being harmed by […]