Jeremiah 9:1–6 Additional Scripture Readings: Proverbs 30:8; Ephesians 4:25 We tell them all the time. When we want to decline an invitation without hurting someone’s feelings, we tell a white lie. On the tennis court, we call a ball in when it is out—in our favor of course. In a financial crisis we stretch the truth […]
via Little White Lies — From The Darkness Into The Light.
Interesting in that I was having the same thought a minute before I saw this post a few days ago.
It’s important to realize the reason children often lie is because they see their parents, aunts, uncles, teachers, and grandparents lie. A friend doesn’t understand why his children lie so much. It’s because he and his wife lie so much. In my friend’s case, he likes to say he’s being sarcastic or facetious, but his children aren’t old enough to understand those concepts. Plus, he likes to lie about stuff because his parents lied to him about the same things and it’s a family tradition. To him, it doesn’t matter that the family tradition was a lie, only that he carries it on.