Doing Life Together

Doing Life Together


April Fools? Lying is No Joke!

posted by Linda Mintle

He was having an affair. The boss looked him in the eyes and said, “Pretend like this is God sitting and talking to you. Are you having an affair with a co-worker?”

He looked her in the eyes and said, “No, I am not.” The problem was it was not April Fools. He was having an affair and he flat lied to his boss. The man calls himself a Christian.

It’s no joke when someone lies to you. And God made a major point about lying when Ananias and Sapphira told a lie about selling property in the book of Acts. God had them fall over dead from those lies.

But today, lying seems to be in style and even encouraged at times. And while God may not strike dead a person for lying, we should not forget the consequences of sin. Lying is a sin. It is deception and impacts your relationships.

Sometimes people justify lying to a partner because he or she thinks the person can’t handle the truth. Yet the truth is usually revealed at some point and the lie makes the betrayal even worse.

Sometimes people lie because they think others can’t handle the truth. The truth may be difficult to hear, causing tremendous emotional upheaval, but is still better than being lied to.

Sometimes people live with people who lie because they want their lifestyle to continue. I treated a number of clients who chose to live with a lie in order to maintain their prestige and lifestyle. Yet the lie always resulted in pain.

Sometimes people lie to make themselves look better than they are. Little “white lies” are harmless, right? Wrong, God makes no distinction in lies. A lie is a lie.

Whatever the reason for lying, it doesn’t work out in the end. The saying, ‘The truth will find you out” is usually the case. Tell the truth up front. While it might be hard to do, the end result is usually better than betraying someone or lying and breaking their trust.

April Fools? Only today for fun! The rest of the year, be honest!



Previous Posts

5 Ways to Live in Financial Harmony
Money can't buy you love but it sure can make love difficult. Especially if you are in a relationship and not managing your money well. When it comes to money, here are 5 tips to live in relationship harmony: 1) Decide how your credit cards will be used when you enter a relationship. One person

posted 6:00:28am Sep. 12, 2014 | read full post »

Understanding Depression: Let's Keep Talking
This week, Janet Parshall had me on her radio show, In The Market, to talk about a topic the church and society have  a great deal of trouble discussing--depression. The phone lines were constantly lit up. People wanted and needed to talk. Emails were sent asking for help. With  1 out of 10 peo

posted 6:00:22am Sep. 10, 2014 | read full post »

Should You Try Again After an Affair?
We all know how devastating an affair can be to a marriage. The question often asked is, "Should I try to work through the betrayal and give the person another chance?" It's a question most of us hope we never have to answer. If you are faced with this question, slow down and consider what i

posted 6:00:46am Sep. 08, 2014 | read full post »

5 Safeguards to Prevent Cheating On-line
It's easy to do. You are bored, mad at your partner and notice a Facebook Message from an old flame. Your curiosity is peaked. What harm could it do to answer and catch up? Next thing you know, you are sharing the details of your life, only you aren't talking about your marriage. The messages

posted 6:00:50am Sep. 05, 2014 | read full post »

Do Genetics or Lifestyle Determine Our Diseases?
My father has type 2 diabetes. His mother had it as well. Does this mean I will get it too? Most of us look at our family history of disease and wonder if we inherited our parents' illnesses. We worry that because our parents had cancer, diabetes or some other type of illness, that we will get i

posted 6:00:15am Sep. 04, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.