Allegories, Analogies, and Fairy Tales — from our Posts
Several of our blog posts have insightful analogies / allegories that help one to understand the complex and confusing topic of domestic abuse. We have compiled a list of those posts for your convenience. Below you will find a link to each post along with a name of the analogy that is in the post. Remember also to read the comment section of each post as our readers often enhance the post with their own insightful thoughts.
The House of Cards Analogy: The tangled mess of mistaken notions about what the Bible teaches on divorce
The Tangle of Electrical Cords Analogy: The tangled mess of mistaken notions about what the Bible teaches on divorce
The Wooden Puzzle Analogy: The tangled mess of mistaken notions about what the Bible teaches on divorce
Detangling of yarn and abuse: Tangled Lives of Spiritual Abuse Survivors
- Detangling — a wonderful word for what we are doing as we recover from abuse. This post is not one of our own, but it is so good we just had to highlight it here. Thank you to Julie Annie over at Spiritual Sounding Board for this excellent analogy.
Cancer Analogy: The relational cancer of abuse is not like the common cold.
Fire fighting Analogy: Evacuate
Banana Tree: Thursday Thought Change begins in the heart
Major Flush Needed Allegory: Attitudes that Promote Abuse in the Church: Major System Flush Needed
Jello Analogy: Beware the Jello
Black Cow, White Cow Analogy: John Piper’s Works Righteousness “Gospel” (Part 1) — Piper’s teaching tactics and view of God
Surface Tension Analogy: “I am abused.” Those words are so hard to say
Medical Analogy: Wound Healing
Bucketloads of Water Analogy: To pray for our abusers. . .nor not? (we don’t need to pray for the sin that leads to death)
Hepatitis C Analogy: There is a virus of bad theology in the church — an analogy with Hepatitis C