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Wednesday, March 14thSetting Boundaries for Women


Dr. Tim speaks with Allison Bottke about how women may set boundaries in their homes, churches and workplace.

Bio: With  28 books and novels written over the past decade, Allison Bottke is an award-winning, bestselling inspirational author, conference speaker, and TV and radio guest who has been featured in numerous media outlets including Focus on the Family, the 700 Club, DayStar Network, Praise the Lord, Guideposts, The Dr. Laura Show, Writer’s Digest, and others.

Once entrenched in New Age spirituality, Bottke grew up in a single-parent household and endured a violent first marriage at the age of 16 that ended in divorce and the birth of her only child. Returning to school to get her GED and vowing to be a responsible and loving parent, she grew up quickly. Moving from Cleveland, Ohio to southern California, life in the fast lane included recreational drugs, alcohol, a series of dead-end relationships, and an increasingly rebellious son. Despite these problems, she became one of the nation’s first plus-sized models with the prestigious Wilhelmina Agency, appearing in full-page ads for Levi Strauss, Pendleton Knitwear and many others.

Bottke came to know Jesus as her Savior after taking a walk one night to clear her mind from a series of escalating problems including her teenage son’s arrest, another broken engagement, and her need to move from the home where she was living with her now ex-fiancée. Inexplicably led into a Wednesday evening church service, she found herself sitting alone in the balcony, broken hearted and crying. “It was as though the pastor was speaking directly to me that night, as he talked about feeling lost, being broken, and having an empty space in our hearts that only God could fill. I learned when we’ve finally had enough—God is enough.”

The non-fiction inspirational books in the Setting Boundaries® series are written for anyone struggling with seemingly insane relationship issues concerning weak or non-existent personal boundaries. “I teach readers how to use the Six Steps to SANITY to make choices that will forever change their lives,” says Bottke. “By providing the tools of SANITY, I can help readers better define and forge healthy boundaries, bringing peace of mind and heart to any challenging relationship, whether it’s with an adult child, difficult person, aging parent, or even with food. When we reach the point where we’ve had enough, SANITY helps us realize that indeed, God is more than enough.”

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