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Course: Boundaries in Marriage
by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

CE Credit Hours: 11
Fee: $55

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Boundaries in Marriage is a natural extension of the principles developed by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend in their breakthrough text, Boundaries. However, there is no need for clinicians to read the first book prior to mastering Boundaries in Marriage. The basic concepts have Christian underpinnings and are clearly communicated while the examples and applications focus on the marriage relationship.

Practitioners working with couples will find this text helpful because it articulates the dynamics of boundaries, control and responsibility inherent in every marriage. The book is divided into four parts. They begin by explaining what boundaries are and how individuals can set them for themselves. Next, they address the basics of what each couple has to face when two individuals make a commitment to live as one. How to use boundaries for the healthy resolution of conflict is clarified in part three and the book closes with cautions about how boundaries may be misapplied in marriage.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:

  • understand and appreciate the Christian literature and principles about boundaries in Marriage
  • identify and define boundaries in marriage
  • be familiar with the ten laws of boundaries in marriage
  • help equip clients to build healthy boundaries in marriage through identifying the values of love, faithfulness, compassion, forgiveness, honesty, and holiness
  • identify the six styles of conflicts in marriage
  • empower spouses to overcome resistances to healthy boundaries

Syllabus / Course Instructions

  • The Course consists of reading the selected book, successfully completing an online posttest and filling out a course evaluation.
  • The book is not included. It must be purchased separately. We have supplied a link to for your convenience.
  • Purchasing your course will give you access to both a printable copy of the test and an online version. Print the test to use as a companion as you read the book and answer the questions.
  • You cannot exit the online test once you begin, so have your answers available.
Additional Resources On This Site for CE

Additional Resources Not On This Site

  • Intimate Allies, Dan Allender and Tremper Longman III, Tyndale House,1999
  • Covenant Marriage, Gary Chapman, Broadman and Holman Publishers, Tennessee, 2003
  • Visit Henry Cloud and John Townsend's Website:

Bio: Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend graduated with doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology at Biola University. They are the best-selling coauthors of numerous books, including the Gold Medallion Award winning, Boundaries and Boundaries in Marriage. Other books in demand are How People Grow, Boundaries in Dating and Boundaries with Kids.

Drs. Cloud and Townsend are in private practice in Newport Beach, California. They are the cofounders of the Cloud-Townsend Clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. As popular speakers and consultants, they are frequently on the road and host the national radio program, New Life Live! In addition to coauthoring, they enjoy making individual contributions with such works as Changes That Heal by Dr. Cloud and Hiding from Love by Dr. Townsend.

For more additional information about Drs. Henry Cloud�s and John Townsend�s various seminars, conferences and speaking schedules please contact them at: