Lying | Devotions with Dad

Silent Lying (3 of 3)

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How to Catch a Liar

Kids don’t just lie to stay out of trouble. They also like to lie get good stuff. The key to good parenting is not to just think of the adult you want your child to become, but also, don’t forget the child you once were. In other words with one eye, look to the future, with the other, keep the past in view. But watch out for that skateboard on the driveway, too.

You know what it was like to be a kid who wanted to get out of work, stay out … → Read More: Silent Lying (3 of 3)

Low Down Lying (2 of 3)

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How to Make a Liar

I remember when one of my children developed a professional knack for lying. I was sure he’d been trained by a top politician. I couldn’t figure out why he was doing this or where he had learned it. And how could he do this to me without a twinge of conscience about it?

Then I read a piece of advice from Susannah Wesley, mother of nineteen children. She has sixteen great tips on child raising. I guess it stands to reason that however many children you have, that’s how many philosophies you … → Read More: Low Down Lying (2 of 3)

The Lying Trap (1 of 3)

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An Honest Moment

“[The devil] abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (John 8:44)

I told a big lie. At the church school, someone made me really mad. I rushed out the front door of the church onto the sidewalk. In my rage, I saw a couple of bricks on the ground, picked one up, and threw it at the other. It glanced off and smacked the bottom of one of the … → Read More: The Lying Trap (1 of 3)