The Enneagram, Marriage and the Gospel :: Beth McCord [Ep 259]

September 30, 2019 | 0 comments

It’s a popular (and sometimes controversial) typology system that can help you understand yourself and others better, but how can we use the Enneagram in light of the gospel to help our marriages thrive? 

Beth McCord of Your Enneagram Coach is here to walk us how to look at our marriages and close relationships through the lens of the Enneagram and the Gospel. 

With the Enneagram, you can see that we all struggle. We all need Jesus. It’s just we need it in different ways. And he makes us more like him in different ways as well. It’s called the body of Christ and we reflect Christ differently. We all need to bring our uniqueness to glorify him and bless each other.

We talk about how using the Enneagram can improve communication and compassion in our marriages and what to do if your spouse has no interest in learning his type. (hint: the answer isn’t to bug him about it) 

Beth shares that no one pairing out of the 45 possible Enneagram matches in marriage is better than any other, but it’s our surrender to Christ that makes all the difference. 

I can guarantee you there is not a combination that is better or worse. Any two types that are surrendering and depending on the grace of God through Christ’s work on the cross on our behalf will be a blessing to one another.

What we chat about:

  • The origins of the Enneagram as a personality tool and why it matters how we use it
  • Learning where we need to depend on Christ more as you understand more about your Enneagram type
  • Using the Enneagram to help relate better in your marriage
  • What to do when your spouse is resistant to learning about the Enneagram 
  • Learning about all nine types can help you have more compassion for your close relationships
  • Embracing the unique ways Christ made each person can help put an end to comparison
  • The resources Beth has for using the Enneagram within marriage

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