My childhood pastor was always referencing Narnia and Lord of the Rings to help us relate and understand better.
I am sorry to hear that. That is not a wise thing for a pastor to do. Sounds like he had no trust in scripture, or for that matter, in you guys as well. I let my kids plainly read the bible, and then we discuss what we read by using scripture
As far as feminism goes, I’m not sure what your definition is. You make it sound like women should be delicate flowers in need of a man’s protection. You’re reading deep into an allegory in an attempt to fit the narrative you would like.
I merely gave a systematic approach to scripture explaining God’s role for men and women.
22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word…
28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,