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On a whim last week, we decided to take the girls to see 'Santa'. As the girls and I were standing in line, a young mother with a boy about three years old came and stood next to us to wait. The other mother and I began to make small talk. In a way that couldn't be overheard by her son she said, "I wish we didn't have to lie to them." I looked her straight in the face and said, "We didn't. Our son asked when he was three and I told him the truth. From then on it became more fun to play 'Santa' and give gifts to others."
Lying to your children is a dangerous thing. How will they know to believe you when you teach them about God? They can't trust you when you tell them that drinking alcohol or taking drugs is dangerous. It is no wonder that so many children turn away from the faith of their parents when they are grown. They can see our hypocrisy.
"But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:" (Ephesians 4:15)
"Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;" (Colossians 3:9)