Feb 12, 2020 | Podcast, The Living Room

025: The Gospel-Centered Enneagram with Beth McCord


“God’s Word speaks to the core longing of your heart!”

In this episode, Beth McCord, founder of Your Enneagram Coach, breaks down the deep truths of the Enneagram from a Biblical perspective.

Rather than using this personality assessment as a sword meant to harm others or as a shield used to protect ourselves, the Enneagram serves as an x-ray that reveals underlying truths in our lives. God created each person uniquely on purpose. When we understand our God-given uniqueness and continually align ourselves with the truth of His Word, we can live with a deeper sense of purpose and appreciation of others.

(Don’t miss the BIG GIVEAWAY opportunity at the end!)

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Important Takeaways from Show

  • Just like everything else in life, we have to filter the Enneagram through the truth of the gospel
  • The Enneagram is a personal growth tool that helps us understand why we think and feel certain ways
  • Every personality type has core motivations: fears, desires, weaknesses and longings
  • The Enneagram can help you identify patterns that get you off course so you can get back in alignment with the gospel and who God created you to be
  • With clarity provided by the Ennegram, we can own our shortcomings, ask for forgiveness and walk in the power of the Spirit
  • We cannot save or change ourselves – our job is to trust God and walk in obedience to the Spirit as He works in our lives
  • God designed each of us uniquely on purpose and He does not make mistakes
  • In Christ, our relationship status never changes
  • We become misaligned when our minds and hearts wander from believing any of God’s truths
  • If we are being led by our core longings alone, we won’t become all that God wants us to be
  • The progression of an idol is desire, demand, judge, and punish
  • God’s Word holds the answers to the longings of our hearts
  • There is no right or wrong, better or worse personality types
  • When we become aware of our type and the types of others we can better love, understand and value people

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 1:6

9 Enneagram Types - Beth McCord on The Living Room Podcast

Links from Show

Beth’s Book: Becoming Us: Using the Enneagram to Create a Thriving Gospel-Centered Marriage

Free Enneagram Assessment

Mistypes: Deciding Between Enneagram Types

Enneagram Core Motivations PDF

Joanna’s Book: Having a Mary Spirit: Allowing God to Change Us from the Inside Out

[Disclosure: I make a small commission from affiliate links used in this post.]



Be sure to visit my FACEBOOK page and enter to win a copy of Beth’s new book, Becoming Us: Using the Enneagram to Create a Thriving Gospel-Centered Marriage, as well as her “Discovering You” course filled with tools to help you understand the nine Ennegram types and nail down your own number.

Once you’re at my page, here’s how to enter:
1. LIKE my Facebook page
2. Find the post with the giveaway graphic and SHARE it on your page
3. TAG a few friends in the comments below the giveaway post. Each tag is a new entry!

Giveaway runs through February 25th at midnight and the winner will be announced under the original post the next day.

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