What Fairytales Teach Us About Life & Love


In days of old, fairytales were stories told to teach children a basic truth about life.

Although Disney has taken a lot of the really scary stuff out of the original stories collected by the Brothers Grimm, you can still see the contrast of Darkness & Light.

For example, in Disney’s Tangled, Mother Gothel kept Rapunzel locked away in a tower by pretending to protect her from the world.

But she was really just using Rapunzel’s gift for her own selfish purposes.

She sounds a lot like Lucifer the Serpent, doesn’t she?

Deceitful through & through.

The serpent was clever, more clever than any wild animal God had made. GENESIS 3Opens in a new tab.

Darkness vs. Light, Deceit vs. Truth, Evil vs. Good, Despair vs. Hope.

That’s life, isn’t it? We are in a Great Battle every day of our lives. In the end, we win. But the journey we take to get there makes a really big difference.

That’ a major theme of my newest course for women
Making Sense of Men & Marriage: Becoming the Beloved.

Two are better than one,
    because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
    one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
    and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
    But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. ECCLESIASTES 4:9-12Opens in a new tab.

DrDebiSmith

Dr. Debi is passionate about helping Christian couples & single adults learn more effective ways to apply Biblical principles & the findings of psychological research to everyday life. She is an author & former professor, as well as a California Licensed Psychologist (21711) & a Texas Licensed Psychologist with Provisional Status (38600). She earned her Doctor of Psychology degree (PsyD) at Rosemead School of Psychology-Biola University, and has taught psychology courses at MidAmerica Nazarene University, Azusa Pacific University, & Biola University. * Dr. Debi has taught psychology courses at MidAmerica Nazarene University, Azusa Pacific University, & Biola University.

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