Tag Archives: Setting boundaries

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Why Do I Need Boundaries?

Boundaries Are Not Walls Listen to Gail’s words about boundaries. Setting boundaries doesn’t mean you are putting up walls. Separations can be beautiful. Related posts: 5 Points on Boundaries, Christian Women May Have Trouble Setting Boundaries, and Healthy Boundaries Set You Free Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from […]

Boundaries Create Respect in Relationships

Gail 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. […]

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Do Manners Matter?

Manners Do Matter Gail Cawley Showalter I’m a fan of Leonard Pitts. While I am not as liberal as he is, I think he is often dead-on in his editorials. In his editorial published January 23, he points out, rightfully, that “too many of us have forgotten a basic rule of what used to be […]

The Most Important Boundary-Your Heart

Protect Your Heart Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it. – Proverbs 4:23 This Sunday in the SMORE Sunday Group we will talk about your most important boundary. Join Us at Calder Baptist in Beaumont, TX 9:15-10:15 Come as you are. Come when you can. You are always welcome.

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Set Boundaries and Teach Children Early

Boundaries Keep Us Safe We all have personal space, we know instinctively when it has been breached. Do you respect your self? You are worth it! We live in a world with strange boundaries. We have privacy fences around our back yards. We become “friends” with people we wouldn’t recognize if we met them face-to-face. […]

“No” Is a Complete Sentence

For more on the Single Mom Card Deck go to SMORE for Women “No” is a complete sentence. When we can’t say, “No,” and leave it at that, it may  be that we fear disapproval. ~ Do I fear disapproval? Contact Gail

Single Mothers – Children Crave Boundaries – & It’s Up to You to Set Them

Moments for Mom I had just finished laying out how we were going to handle grades for next quarter…the incentives and consequences that I thought I’d try. “I’m not going to participate in that,” my daughter said. She didn’t say it unkindly; she just didn’t agree with me. I see this daughter of mine – […]