Life can be so hard when your significant relationships are out of balance, especially when someone is always stepping over your line and intruding in your life with unwelcome expectations, criticism, or impositions. It happens to all of us at some time or another and it can really turn our lives upside down.
We all want to be valued, respected and loved. And the truth is...it starts within ourselves. The key to great relationships is boundaries. Building healthy boundaries with each person in your life creates a sense of personal wellbeing. It gives you a solid respect for yourself and for others, that leaves you the space and energy you need to be your most confident and genuine self.
Terry Barnett-Martin’s award winning Tending Fences is a timelessly insightful collection of parables that explore relationship boundaries through the adventures of its main character, Avery Soul. Avery discovers that in order to feel safe and happy, he must build and maintain the fences that run between his ranch and his neighbors’ land.
"Good fences make good neighbors.” Robert Frost
“Tending Fences is quietly brilliant. The stories get into your heart, sort out complicated relationship boundaries, and make a real difference.”
“I read Tending Fences when I was struggling to find a balance in some difficult relationships in my life. These parables put them into a concrete light, and by seeing them that way I was able to create the boundaries I needed to make my life more secure. This is a book you want on your bookshelf to go back to again and again.”
“What I appreciate about Tending Fences is that the stories are not about blaming someone for problems in a relationship. Rather, they are focused on fixing or building a fence that creates a safer, more respectful connection.”
Joseph F. M.