The Truth vs. the "White Lie"

850 WordsAug 14, 20134 Pages
The Truth vs. the “White Lie” Lying in a marriage is a slippery slope and trust is a delicate thing. I have told my children that a thousand truths can be destroyed by just one lie. Once those truths are destroyed, it is the lie that will typify you. The truth is extremely powerful as well, because you can try to bury it, but you can't kill it. Sooner or later someone is going to dig it up. The truth is an awkward subject that our spouses believe they want to hear no matter what the answer is, that is, until their feelings are hurt and the husband learns how to employ the “white lie.” Husbands have, and will continue to struggle with, the decision of choosing to tell their wives the truth or a “white lie” to protect a spouse’s…show more content…
Most spouses realize that they tell each other things they want to hear. In summary, the telling of the truth and “white lies” are both essential parts of a healthy and devoted relationship. The truth is sometimes challenging, but a “white lie” can ease the pain associated with the truth. Trust is the corner-stone of all healthy relationships, in the same way that telling the truth is essential to a healthy marriage. Moreover, relationships are strengthened by the truth, and the trust that comes from that truth. In conclusion, the truth is sometimes hard to convey to the ones you love. When making the choice between the truth and using a “white lie”, people must take into consideration the effects of, dishonesty and honesty to a marriage, as well as the consequences of telling a “white lie.” The use of a “white lie” to protect a loved one is acceptable, and will continue to be used in the future as a tool in a healthy marriage. The truth may be the gears of a good relationship; never the less, the “white lie” is the grease that makes it all run
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