When Should Truth Be Taught?
- 2012 17 Dec
Melissa was sitting at the table playing with her granddaughter Erin. They always seemed to have a good time together. Today they were having a rousing game of tic-tac-toe.
The usual routine was to play the game over and over again. Erin loved to win. On this particular occasion, Melissa expressed how excited she would be if she won the next game. Just as Melissa was to put the last “x” in the winning spot, Erin decided she would now become an “x” and not an “o”; thus preventing her grandmother from winning.
Melissa wondered if this would be a good time to take this opportunity to talk about the importance of playing fair and being honest and truthful. She thought to herself, Erin is only four and cheating is to be expected. Her desire was that Erin grow into a woman of God. She reasoned: “It is never too early to begin teaching Godly principles.”
(Psalms 5:6) You destroy those who speak lies; the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life, 90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and Twitter. Dr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at [email protected]. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed!