Posted by: mosblog | September 3, 2010

What ever happened to truth?

I’m so frustrated right now. I’ve been trying so hard to teach my kids the importance of truth. Telling the truth, how not to believe lies, the fact that the Bible is true, etc. All the while I’m dealing with teens and adults who can’t seem to tell the truth. “I promise I won’t tell your secret.” “I swear I didn’t do that.” “I know the Bible says that, but…”

What gives?

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Responses

  1. What gives is we are sinful humans with a heart bent on rebellion. Only God can keep a secret. I’m so sorry you are going through this.

  2. I agree with Nancy up above– I have the same thing going on here and I have found that it is best to foster the friendships/relationships that are with people who are truthful. That is how I live my life and the examples that I want to make for my children.

    I am so sorry that you have to go through this, Monica.

  3. After our last conversation about teaching our kids not to lie I came across a mother who told me her H.S. son lied because “you know, he’s just like that and that’s what he does.” Then I read a PARENTING article on a website that said that pre-schoolers don’t lie to be deceptive, they do it because they don’t fully understand the difference between reality and fantasy and often can’t remember what happened ten minutes ago. RUBBISH! Lilla’s first lie was to get out of trouble. That’s what I call deception. Lilla repeats almost everything I say. Er, they remember an awful lot more than 10minutes ago. I was so frustrated that this is the stuff parents are reading and are therefore reducing the seriousness of lying. I have also seen parents in school lie to teachers to cover their own kid’s lies. Oh, it’s so depressing trying to raise a kid in a world that thinks there is a difference between “little white lies” and “deceitful, life-damaging untruths.” OK, after that rant I’m going to bed!


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