Boundaries in Marriage – Cloud & Townsend (Zondervan 1999). From the Back Cover: Learn when to say yes and when to say no–to your spouse and to others, to make the most of your marriage. Only when a husband and wife know and respect each other’s needs, choices, and freedom can they give themselves freely and lovingly to one another. Boundaries are the “property lines” that define and protect husbands and wives as individuals. Once they are in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can even be saved.