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Its OK to Lie

By Doug Franklin June 7, 2011

A congressman is in the news today after having inappropriate online relationships. Notice that not much is being said about the fact that he lied for a week about this? Lying is not a big deal in our culture these days and especially with students. The students I work with will lie to an adult and have no problem with it. They may also lie to their peers, but they consider that wrong and don’t like it. Lying to an adult, on the other hand, is part of life. I am not sure how all teenagers got the memo on this, but it seems to be an unspoken principle they live by. It maybe because we are authorities in their lives or it maybe they see us doing it, whatever it is, its destroying their character and witness. We must go back to teaching students the Biblical truth about truth; it matters to God. As long as lying is totally fine for our students, they will have a serious crack in their character.

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More