The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. Proverbs 11:3
While we all mean well, we sometimes find ourselves dodging the truth on occasion. We then ask ourselves, “did I just say what I thought I said?” We may even go to the person to confess your half truth. What tends to happen, though, is that you let the little fib or half truth go (promising yourself not to ever do it again), then another opportunity comes along to make up for it. You blow it again. Soon, though, the half truth leads to outright lies. The change in the beginning is often subtle and unnoticeable. But then it snowballs.
The world pushes and pushes and pushes, and sometimes we break under the strain.