5 Points on Boundaries for Single Mothers

Tall wall with ivy growing up from the ground

Photo by Sam Showalter, DDS

A summary of points on boundary setting for single moms.

Do you ever wonder why some women seem to have their act together and others just can’t quite get there? Do you wonder how some moms manage to maintain a sense of self-assurance that you would like to have but don’t know where to begin? Establishing boundaries starting from within will change your life. It will not be easy at first because women have not been encouraged to set boundaries. You can, however, do this. It is personal and internal work. The change will come over time. Then you will be the person you were designed to be. And Wow, what a woman that is!

Here are a few points to consider on your way:

  • Your expectations of yourself and others ought to be reasonable, realistic, and rational
  • Know your own emotional triggers, what sets you off
  • Examine past hurts that may have contributed to who you have become
  • Learn your personality type or Enneagram number
  • Determine what motivates you
Gail headshotGail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She married Sam after raising three children as a single mother. She was an educator in regular and special education for eighteen years, finishing her professional career as a Braille teacher. In 2007 She founded SMORE for Women. SMORE is a nonprofit association whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered. Gail leads a SMORE Sunday Support Group at Calder and manages the ministry that offers DAYS of Blessing and Retreats for single mothers.  Gail’s stories have been published in several Christian books and magazines.


  1. […] posts: 5 Points on Boundaries, Christian Women May Have Trouble Setting Boundaries, and Healthy Boundaries Set You […]

  2. All such good points for reflection.

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