“The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth.” Proverbs 12:22
Truth-telling time. One of my biggest pet peeves is….Santa and everything he represents. There I said it. I CANNOT stand when parents tell their kids about Santa at Christmas, for many reasons but I will explain a two of them.
Selfish reason: As a parent who works hard to provide for my family, why would I give the purchasing credit of presents to some dude in a red suite? It makes no sense.
Practical reason: Lying! A lie is a lie; there is no such thing as a white lie or an innocent lie in the eyes of God. Why would you tell your children about Santa, the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy? They are all lies. You are basically saying, “it is okay to lie to my children for a fun purpose.” Again, it makes no sense to me. If I want to teach my children specific values I don’t wait until later to do it because I want them to experience something “fun” first; I teach them right away. The same would go for Santa Claus. Parents tell their kids about Santa until they are old enough to be told the truth and not believe the lie, explaining it was just a myth or story people tell their kids. No, don’t kid yourself, you are lying to your children. Plain and simple.
If you lie to them now, what makes you think they will take us seriously later? If you lie to them now, don’t you think you are teaching them that it is okay to lie? We (parents) are their example so if mom/dad does it then it must be okay!
This is the same reason why I do not buy my little girls bikinis for swimming. People think it is adorable to see their little girls in bikinis during the summer but what happens when your little girls become well-endowed young ladies? Is that bikini looking adorable then? If you think it is you may want to reconsider what message you are allowing your kids to send.
As a parent, it is my job to protect my children. God protects His children and expects us to protect those that He has entrusted us to raise. Protection from perverted men who stare at our young ladies and yes, protection from lies from our own mouths.
Because we are a family that chooses not to lie, the only “ho-ho-ho” we here in our house is when someone says our last name.
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