Having a Mary Heart

Find intimacy with God in the busyness of life. Deepen your devotion and strengthen your service. Do both with less stress and greater joy.


Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World

6 Week Online Bible Study

Online Bible study to help women find a balanced life. Learn the character traits of Busy Martha and Devoted Mary. Discover what drives us towards intimacy with Jesus. Deepen your relationship.

“She is the original Martha Stewart, the New Testament’s Proverbs 31 woman, and Israel’s answer to Betty Crocker.”

An invitation for every woman who feels she isn’t godly enough… isn’t loving enough… isn’t doing enough. The life of a woman today isn’t really all that different from that of Mary and Martha in the New Testament. Like Mary, you long to sit at the Lord’s feet… but the daily demands of a busy world just won’t leave you alone. Like Martha, you love Jesus and really want to serve him… yet you struggle with weariness, resentment, and feelings of inadequacy.

Joanna Weaver knows the Mary heart. She has studied these women in Scripture and brings their story into our modern life. Being busy distracts us from intimacy with Jesus. Yet for many women, finding quiet time and sitting at the feet of Jesus seems impossible. 

Then comes Jesus, right into the midst of your busy Mary/Martha life-and he extends the same invitation he issued long ago to the two sisters of Bethany. Tenderly he invites you to choose “the better part”-a joyful life of “living-room” intimacy with him that flows naturally into “kitchen service” for him.

How can you make that choice?

With her fresh approach to the familiar Bible story and its creative, practical strategies, Joanna shows how all of us -Marys and Marthas alike- can draw closer to our Lord, deepening our devotion, strengthening our service, and doing both with less stress and greater joy.

For this Bible Cafe Study you will read two easy chapters a week. These chapters are based upon Scripture application. Packed with insight about busy lives and devoted lives, you will find this a well-balanced study.

Required Workbook

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver

Having a Mary Heart Bible Study Resources

Required Book: Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver available from Joanna Weaver, Amazon, ChristianBook or favorite bookstores.

Optional: Teaching videos from Joanna Weaver are copyright protected and available through Amazon. They are not shown on our website.

In Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver, you will probably see your “inner Martha” or Mary. This self-reflection is a great help to a rebalanced life. “Martha showed her devotion by giving the gift she knew best. The gift of service,” Joanna Weaver. Many of us desire to give this gift of time. When you complete this study you will have a toolbox for quiet time and service time. Get started today!


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