Sunday, October 2, 2011

Craig and I had the opportunity

to be a part of the live audience for this webcast [info – below] scheduled to show on the 4th. I don’t know how much we will be seen - although Craig did ask a pre-programmed question. And you might hear me strategically coughing during the clapping – ha. It was so interesting to be a part of this and see all the ‘behind the scenes’ things that happen to bring together a webcast of this caliber. We were in the room for about an hour and half. The last 15 – 20 minutes were spent filming the audience ‘laughing’, ‘listening seriously’, and ‘clapping enthusiastically’ – it’ll be fun to see how they pull it all together for a 30 minute video clip.

Seriously – let me share a little about Boundaries [and beyond]- if you’ve never read it, go out and see if you can find a copy! [Or Boundaries in Marriage, Boundaries With Children, etc] I’ve been a ‘fan’ of these books for a while now and have always said Boundaries was one of the best books [ever!] out there to help guide our way through the relationships of life. I listen to Dr. Townsend on the web and on xm in the car on The New Life Radio Show and always enjoy their ‘take’ on life situations as they do Bible-based counseling.

During the filming we talked through some of the basic principles of the book and I just kept thinking of all my Brave Girl Club Sisters out there who are searching for a way to find their voice. And while Melody [Ross] has helped guide some to a new way of thinking we need to remember that [even she admits that] she didn’t come up with these ideas on her own – there are many – MANY self-help books available – and as a social worker and someone who desires to grow to be the best I can be – I’ve read A LOT of them. So I just have to say, again, that Boundaries is one of THE BEST books I’ve read [ever!]

Boundaries helps us learn how to say no to the unhealthy things [and people] in our lives. And believe me, doing that helps us lead a more calm and satisfied life! The overview Dr. Townsend gave of Beyond Boundaries during the taping shows that it’s the perfect follow-up book to the Boundaries series. It answers the question of ‘what do we do now?’ I loved one of the audience questions when she said something to the effect of “I’ve found my ‘voice’ and sometimes it might sound a little more harsh than I mean for it to sound – how do I find that equal balance?” And again, I thought of my brave girls club sisters as so many navigate standing up for themselves for the first time in their lives. So I encourage you to take the time to watch the webcast even if you don’t read the books. – I think it will touch your heart. [And not just seeing our smiling [or serious listening faces – ha.] And I’m sure Beyond Boundaries will be a great read – and since we each got a copy the other night I have one to give away – just leave a comment here if you’re interested and I’ll randomly choose the winner within the next week.

Dr. John Townsend’s “Beyond Boundaries” Webcast Launches

Webcast To Be Filmed Before Live Audience

Nashville, Tennessee – Dr. John Townsend will launch his latest book, Beyond Boundaries: Learning How to Trust Again in Relationships (Zondervan, available September 27, 2011), via a worldwide webcast which goes live at 8 pm ET on October 4. Filmed before a live audience, the webcast will feature Dr. Townsend presenting the basic principles of Beyond Boundaries and answering questions from audience members. The worldwide 30-minute webcast will be hosted at Dr. Townsend’s Facebook page ( Fans can visit the page now to pre-register for the webcast, which is accessible at no cost to all viewers.

Drs. Townsend and Cloud co-wrote Boundaries in 1992, which has sold more than three million copies and has helped millions of readers establish personal boundaries within difficult relationships. Dr. Townsend penned this “next step” book to help readers discover when and how to connect at a deep level with much less risk of hurt. The foreword to the book was penned by his longtime friend and frequent co-author, Dr. Henry Cloud.

Dr. John Townsend is a psychologist, popular speaker, co-host of the nationally broadcast “New Life Live!” radio program, and a cofounder of Cloud-Townsend clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. His best-selling books include the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries, which has sold more than three million copies to date. The entire brand line of Boundaries titles has sold 4.4 million units.

Zondervan is the world's leading Christian publisher of books, whose authors are noted for their excellence in the craft of writing as well as their worthy contribution to the ongoing global evangelical conversation. Visit Zondervan Books on the Internet at

Beyond Boundaries: Learning How to Trust Again in Relationships

By Dr. John Townsend
Hardcover book available from Zondervan: September 27, 2011

International Webcast Launch: October 4 at 8 pm EST
To pre-register or view the webcast, visit
For review copies and interviews:, 615-595-8321


missgive said...

Judy - I also love the "Boundaries" series and frquently recommend it to my patients. I am glad to see there is a new book that takes us to the next step - I will be letting others know of the free web-cast so they can watch it, too. Thanks for sharing! Be Blessed, Kim

Donna Peter said...

Sounds very interesting, never heard of these books.Looking forward to what the web-caast is all about! Thankyou for sharing this, there is a reson for this timing, I'll find out what that reason is!