Christian Codependency: Are You a Mary or Martha in Your Relationships?


Are you struggling with Christian codependency? Answering these questions will help you determine whether you are a Mary or Martha in your relationships. In Luke 10:38-42, Jesus and his disciples were guests in the home of two sisters, Mary and Martha. Mary sat at Jesus’ feet enjoying his company while Martha worked to make all the preparations to take care of the guests. When Martha complained, Jesus responded by saying, “You are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her” (verses 41-42, NIV). Mary enjoyed her relationships. She could give and receive freely. She wasn’t compulsively focused on taking care of people. There would obviously be a time that the work would need to be done to feed and care for the guests, but from Jesus’ answer, it was apparent that Martha could only focus on the things she “had to do,” while Mary was able to let go. Answer these questions to figure out…

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