FamilyLife Blended® Minute
Tell the Truth (Proverbs 12)
I'm not sure you want to do this, but if you want to push a friend or family member away, just lie to them.
About the Guest
Lying, breaking a promise, or deceiving someone-yeah, those are all good ways of destroying trust and adding distance to a relationship. Proverbs 12:22 tells us that "the Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in those who are truthful." We hurt our relationship with God when we're dishonest and we hurt earthly relationships, too. Many marriages and families are ripped apart by lies. I know the truth is very hard to say sometimes but telling the truth is always less harmful that a lie.
Ron DealRon L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series
I’m not sure you want to do this, but if you want to push a friend or family member away, just lie to them.