Don’t Give Them the Benefit of the Doubt

Benefit of the Doubt

Radio Spot that aired on KLBT 88.1 FM

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” -Maya Angelou

So much of my life would have gone differently had I understood this. Learning to discern the character of a person isn’t always easy. We, as women, like to imagine the best in people, especially the men in our lives. I suggest you trust your own instincts. I’m not good at this but continue to work on it.

You may have heard the phrase give him the benefit of the doubt. Only do this after the person has given you reason to trust them. There really is no good reason for simply giving a person ‘the benefit of the doubt.’ And lots of reasons not to.


Gail smiling in purple suitI raised three children as a single mother before I remarried. I have experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years I know a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. I am the founder of SMORE for Women, a nonprofit whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered. I’m also a Certified Professional Coach and my stories have been published in several Christian books and magazines. My book, Living Learning Loving is available on Amazon.



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