- Jan 11, 2020
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:38
Codependency implies that someone is loving their partner in an unhealthy way. Christians in recovery for codependency, who believe strongly in Christian ideals, are confused at first. They want to know if recovery means disowning such Christian concepts as sacrifice, unselfishness, dying to self, loving thy neighbor, putting yourself last, laying down your life, and staying married “as long as you both shall live.”
They also find that some Christian ideals are hard to understand. At first glance, they seem contradictory, confusing, or inconsistent with the concepts of recovery from codependency. Because of this, some recovering codependents are tempted to abandon Christianity altogether. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Christian codependents...