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Free Download: Tips for Healthy Communication with Your Spouse’s Type

Hi, Friends. It’s Your Enneagram Coach Beth here. For those of us in relationships, we know that healthy communication is critical to a thriving and lasting partnership. Though sometimes that's easier said than done, I created this resource to help move you and your significant other in the right direction.  

This free download outlines what healthy communication with each Enneagram Type looks like, giving tips for understanding, listening, and responding to our significant others. When our partners feel seen, heard, and loved, it makes them come alive and helps them transform into the best version of themselves.  

As always, my heart is to point you and your spouse back to the truth of the Gospel. When we’re aligned with Christ, we know that our partners struggle here on earth and can communicate in hurtful ways, but we can extend grace, mercy, and forgiveness since our hearts are resting in the freeing work of Christ on our behalf. We communicate...

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Applying the Enneagram to Transform Your Marriage “Dance”

Hi, Friends. It’s Jeff McCord, aka husband to Beth. You may not know me yet, as I mostly work behind the scenes of Your Enneagram Coach, but helping and watching Beth shine in her coaching calling is one of the greatest joys of my life! This is the first time I’ve appeared on the blog, so here’s a little background on my journey.

My story is one of profound transformation and redemption. Soon after becoming a believer as a high-school junior, the Lord placed a deep burden on my heart to dedicate my life to seeing the whole Gospel of Jesus Christ impact the whole person. I pursued seminary as well as certifications in pastoral counseling, family and church mediation, and Gospel coaching. I’ve been a Pastor of Ministries and Discipleship for several churches and organizations over the last 22 years. Oh, and in the midst of all that, I married my wonderful wife, Beth, and raised a couple of amazing kids, Nate and Libby!

Our Enneagram Transformation

But let me...

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Standing On the Promises

How God’s Word Specifically Answers the Longings of our Hearts

Hi, Friends. It’s Your Enneagram Coach Beth, here to talk to you about one of my favorite topics, God’s care for you. Our Heavenly Father intricately created you and knows every nuance of your personality. No matter your Type, and the fears, weaknesses, and struggles that come along with it, you’re His cherished child, and He is absolutely crazy about you.

This is why I teach the Enneagram through the lens of the Gospel. Wherever you land on the Enneagram (If you don’t know your Type, go take my free test!), you have a specific message your heart is longing to hear, and only Christ can satisfy it. We can look to other people and things, but lasting freedom and abundant life can only be found when we depend solely on Him!

If you’re a believer in Jesus, all the hope you need can be found in the Bible. You can run to it for peace and assurance, especially in those moments when...

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Spiritual Renewal for Each Enneagram Type

We live in a fallen world, and we’re constantly bombarded and worn down by the sins and troubles that come this side of Heaven.Each Type has different strategies for finding love, worth and validation, and the Enneagram quickly exposes them, and calls us to the work of self-awareness and soul restoration. 

If we’re honest, we all have times when we feel spiritually depleted. But before we look to anything or anyone other than Christ to satisfy us, we have to remember what it says in John 4:14: “But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

Get our free download below to learn about the spiritual renewal steps each Type can take to keep themselves on the path of health, wholeness and freedom in Christ. 

May these insights refresh your soul and deepen your walk with the Lord, the one who intricately designed...

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Soul Care: Harnessing the Power of the Enneagram for Spiritual Renewal

Hi, Enneagram Friends! It’s Your Enneagram Coach Beth, here to provide some insights on the spiritual renewal steps each Type can take to keep themselves on the path of health, wholeness and freedom in Christ. We live in a fallen world, and we’re constantly bombarded and worn down by the sins and troubles that come this side of Heaven. If we’re honest, we all have times when we feel spiritually depleted. But before we look to anything or anyone other than Christ to satisfy us, we have to remember what it says in John 4:14: “But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

Our True Identity and Hope

Have you ever read the children’s book, You Are Special, by Max Lucado? I totally recommend it for the special kiddos in your life, to help them grasp the immeasurable love of our Creator. But even though the book was...

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Resurrecting Our Hearts

Using the Enneagram to Plant Seeds of Abundant Life

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17

Happy Spring, Friends! It’s Your Enneagram Coach Beth, back to share with you a little of what’s on my heart during this time of Lent leading up to Easter. This season is all about preparation. If you’ve ever planted a garden, you know that it’s essential to do the hard work of getting the ground ready for new life. If you don’t make sure the soil is healthy, you just won’t see a lot of growth. You can try to shortcut this step, or skip it all together and go straight to planting, but nothing will thrive, and anything that does bloom will soon be choked out by weeds.

I bet you see where I’m going with this! In order to experience transformation in our lives this Easter, we must first do the hard work of preparing our hearts. As we set aside this time to focus...

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Core Longing for All 9 Enneagram Types

Each of us has a Core Longing, or the central message each of our hearts is longing to hear. It's another one of the Core Motivations propelling each of our thoughts, feelings and actions, but we forsake our Creator when we try to fulfill this unending craving in our own strength (Jeremiah 2:13), and we'll always be left wanting more.

The good news of the Gospel is that we never walk alone! Christ's life, death and resurrection completely satisfy every Core Longing, allowing our hearts to find true rest. His love is like a Spring of Living Water that never runs dry.

Enjoy this Free Download of each Type's Core Longing, and reflect on how your heart's cry is motivating your thoughts, feelings and behaviors each day. What or who are you turning to in order to fulfill this yearning, and how is it keeping you from healthy growth and relationships?

May you use this knowledge not as a burden, but as a reminder to put your full dependence on Christ. He alone can fill your cup to...

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Core Weakness for All 9 Enneagram Types

Each Enneagram Type has a Core Weakness, the issue their personality is always struggling with in everyday situations and interactions. It's another one of the Core Motivations propelling each of our thoughts, feelings and actions, and identifying it can help us use the Enneagram as a rumble strip to keep us on the path of health and freedom.

We all have a weakness we're always wrestling with, an Achilles' heel that remains with us for all our days on Earth. This is like the “thorn in my flesh” Paul described in 2 Corinthians 12:7-10. But as Paul explained, Christ's grace is sufficient for us, and his power is made perfect in weakness. Because of his sacrifice, we can surrender ourselves to Him and allow Him to transform our hearts to be more like his. The more we depend on Christ and rest in our true identity in Him, the weaker the grip our Core Weakness has on us.

Enjoy this Free Download outlining each Type's Core Weakness, and may you use this knowledge not to feel...

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Living Hope: How the Gospel Fulfills Our Core Desires

Hi, Enneagram Friends. It’s Your Enneagram Coach Beth, back to talk to you about how our Type’s Core Motivations are driving our thoughts, feelings and actions. When we truly understand our hardwiring, we can use the knowledge as an internal GPS to keep ourselves on the path of health and wholeness in our life, work and relationships.

Be sure to follow me over on Instagram as we unpack all 9 Types’ Core Motivations (Fears, Desires, Weaknesses and Longings). If you’re unsure of your Enneagram Type, I recommend paying special attention to this series! Perhaps you’ve taken my free assessment, but you’re still a little unsure. (No matter how sophisticated, assessments can only be about 80% effective, depending on the individual’s spiritual and emotional self-awareness and health.) Honing in on your personality’s Core Motivations is vital in determining your Type and unlocking the transformation and freedom a Gospel-centered Enneagram has...

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Overcoming Our Core Fears

How the Gospel Sets Us Free From the Ties That Bind Us

Greetings, Enneagram Friends! It’s Your Enneagram Coach Beth, back with more insights to help you in your personal awareness and transformation journey. If you follow me on Instagram, you know we’re currently diving into the Core Motivations of each Enneagram Type, starting with Core Fear. Understanding our Core Motivations is part of using the Enneagram as an internal GPS on the path of healing and wholeness.

When we gain insight into our Core Fear, what our personality is constantly trying to avoid, run away from or prevent from happening in everyday situations and interactions, we can harness the insight to steer ourselves away from common pitfalls and unhealthy patterns, leading us to peace, empowerment and freedom in life, work and relationships. Each of our tendencies to think, feel and behave in certain ways are rooted in protecting ourselves from our Core Fear.

As you identify and and confront your...

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