Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday Walking ~ Dealing With Dishonesty

20 He who walks with wise men will be wise,
      But the companion of fools will be destroyed.
       (Proverbs 13:20, New King James Version)

Today's wisdom comes from Parenting Today's Teens with Mark Gregston:

"The latest “Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth” (by the Josephson Institute of Ethics) shows that teens are lying more often, and more easily, than ever.

Dishonesty may seem like a minor issue in comparison to other adolescent problems like drug abuse or sexual promiscuity, but it is a vice that parents should never ignore or allow to creep into the teen’s lifestyle.

Dishonesty is rooted in an attitude of disrespect; disrespect for others, for authority, and for your family’s values. It won’t go away with the mere passage of time. It will reappear at significant stress points in your child’s life, and that can land them in real trouble. So, deal immediately with every instance of dishonesty today, and you’ll be avoiding bigger problems tomorrow."

To hear the podcast, follow this link.  If you're dealing with being dishonest yourself, you can have a fresh start.  Ask the Lord to deliver you from lying and dishonesty, and make a choice to be truthful, especially with those who care for you.


Susan said...

We like to "grade" sin but God does not. Satan was a liar from the beginning. It is as serious an offense as any. It is one thing I personally hate above all else. If you can't trust what someone "says" you can't trust them.

Sandra said...

Didn't sin begin with a all sin come about from a lie no matter what that sin may be.

I do not like being around people that are not truthful but sadly I've dealt with that with some family members and just this past Sunday in church with a person talking with me. It may not even be anything that is really important that they are not being truthful about. That is what amazes me!!!