“That’s not true…”

I didn’t see all of the President’s State of the Union address last night, so I checked the news this morning to see what I missed. The BIG story was that Supreme Court Justice Alito actually shook his head and mouthed the words, “That’s not true.” while President Obama was making a statement about a recent Supreme Court decision.

I’m not going to get into politics this morning. I just want us to consider this brief scenario in light of  our parenting.

Do we sit in silence as the culture makes statements that would contradict our family values or do our children know where we stand?  Are we ever afraid to shake our heads or raise our eyebrows with concern? Does the pressure to conform to our culture become overwhelming, or do we state confidently what we believe is true?

Without much fanfare or a long lecture, Justice Alito respectfully made his opinion known. With a simple head shake and three words…we know where he stands.

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