One day I was riding along with my cousin Miraculous (that's his real name). He had just helped his mother put his bedridden father into a wheelchair to get some excercise before we headed off to Georgetown. It occurred to him to turn around so he could help his mother put his father back into bed. He called her on his cell and told her to wait that we were right around the corner. After hanging up he leaned over and informed me that actually we were like 45 minutes away but he didn't want to tell his mother that because she would go on and try to lift his father by herself and injure her fibroids. I said "Mrac, what should I do if a man is lying and I know he's lying but it's for a good cause?" He said "Let him lie if it's for a good cause. Now if it's not for a good cause tell him he's a horrible liar. It's not working for him and he should start telling the truth." Then I said "You know if more women listened to their male cousins maybe there wouldn't be so much divorce." He said "You're probably right." After he put his father back into the bed we headed back for Georgetown. Presently he leaned over and said "We're almost there." I said "Sure, right, um hm, tell me anything." My pastor also advised my sister to be more understanding when her husband lied about paying the bills. What say you, family? Is there a double standard? Do the responsibilities and pressures of being a man justify lying when it's for a good cause?