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The Enneagram and Marriage Podcast, hosted by Christa Hardin, MA, is rooted in her 18+ years of experience counseling and coaching couples. On top of her expert marriage advice, Christa uses the Enneagram to add in another layer of understanding as to how we work as individuals and gives us deeper insight into how we connect with others and how we view the world.
 
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Marriages statistically drop in health once babies come and yet your marriage is more than just a statistic. Join Christa as she talked with psychologist and professor Dr. Camden Morgante, Enneagram 6 and her husband John, Enneagram 9 as they tell us some of the best ways they've gone from pre-pregnancy to happily married and well-adjusted to life …
 
When you're stuck in a rut, it's often helpful to hear how someone else worked through something, and the ancient stories in the Bible truly bring the instinctual lens home to us. Join Christa for a brief journey and a sharing of wisdom gained through the narratives of biblical characters who struggled with the same instinctual issues as we do in l…
 
The Enneagram stances assist us so well with goal-setting in marriage and life and today, Christa is joined by speaker, Enneagram theorist, author, and coach Sean Palmer, Enneagram 3 (3-1 Glow Pairing) to walk you through your goals with both love and success together. Continue plunging the depths of communication across stances in Sean's chart-top…
 
In this E + M Shorts episode, Christa brings us a visual of each of the types coming together as a collective to make a beautiful event, and in this case, a party! As you will hear, every single type is needed to make the project or process the very best and as we open the doors to our new E + M Collective, we hope you will bring your type to the E…
 
Marriage has many seasons and today, Christa talks to one of her favorite couples, author and executive pastor at Willow Creek Church, Tim Stevens and his wife Faith Stevens, 2-5 Glow, about setting important marriage goals around all the seasons of marriage. As they remind us, it may seem slow at times but it goes by really fast and about how to p…
 
As spouses grow and shift in marriage, it's going to make the ride a bit bumpy at times, with one of you potentially dragging one another along or unintentionally sabotaging or undoing the work of the other partner. This is a must-listen E + M short on how to avoid sabotaging the marriage relationship while you're each on your own growth journey wi…
 
We look for the missing pieces of ourselves as we’re trying to find a soulmate as well as in our spouse if we're already married. But if we're not healthy ourselves in our attachment styles, will this really help? In our desperation to make the best match, we often miss doing some of our own work. Join Christa and guest "The Date Doctor Christie", …
 
A Forgiveness Practice: The E + M Shorts Series When hurts blocks you from forgiving someone in your life, whether it be your spouse, family member, friend, or maybe even yourself it can be tempting to hold on to the feeling of control and bitterness. Join Christa for this mini-episode where she leads you in a forgiveness practice you can experienc…
 
Conflict is an important part of a relationship, it's how we learn. But when we turn towards one another and attune, we learn how we can truly grow together. Christa is joined by Gottman level 2 coach Melissa Thomson, Enneagram 2 who is also E + M Certified to cover this important topic of couples learning to open their hearts to one another in way…
 
Every person within an affair has a story and when a couple decides to heal together, those stories must be told, often again and again so the couple can find healing rhythms together in the aftermath. Join Christa with one of the world's leading marriage experts and professors from Northwestern's Family Institute, Dr. Alexandra Solomon, PhD, Ennea…
 
What do you do when you get to the end of yourself and you realize your deeper personal and emotional vices are hurting you, your marriage, and your closest relationships? Christa is joined by author Tyler Zach, Enneagram 3 (3-6 Glow with his wife Lindsey) who is a co-pastor of a multi-ethnic church and heads up the Gospel for Enneagram Instagram a…
 
A lot of our sexual issues stem from issues we just aren't talking about, some of them from within the well-intentioned church of the last few decades. Your married sex can be healed, however, and today's podcast with Christa and Sheila Wray Gregoire offers you beautiful reminders of redeeming romance in the bedroom. can work through! This is an ep…
 
Join Christa as she and Jenn take you on a deep dive discussing the following traits of Type Nine in marriage and relationships. They talk about the origins of a Nine, the vices (passions), fixations (thought patterns), subtypes, wings, arrows, and most of all tips for a healthier and more fulfilled life and marriage. Share this episode with the En…
 
Christa is joined by Lisa Carter of Stonegate Fellowship as they discuss the fascinating forgiveness research surrounding the Enneagram and marriage. Learn through you and your spouse's type's lenses so you can find ways back to true and unfiltered and forgiving connection with your spouse! Find Lisa's ministry outreach team at Stonegate Fellowship…
 
Join Christa as she and Jenn take you on a deep dive discussing the following traits of Type Eight in marriage and relationships. They talk about the origins of a Eight, the vices (passions), fixations (thought patterns), subtypes, wings, arrows, and most of all tips for a healthier and more fulfilled life and marriage. Share this episode with the …
 
There are three distinctive ways of being that are hard-wired into our nervous systems and they are associated with the three centers in the Enneagram, body, heart, and mind. Today Leslie Hershberger, Enneagram expert of 25+ years, and married to her husband Dave for 40 years, shares with us here and on YouTube about the ways we process conflict in…
 
Join Christa as she and Jenn take you on a deep dive discussing the following traits of Type Seven in marriage and relationships. They talk about the origins of a Seven, the vices (passions), fixations (thought patterns), subtypes, wings, arrows, and most of all tips for a healthier and more fulfilled life and marriage. Share this episode with the …
 
Many couples think that conflict is bad or unhealthy but our most recent studies and experts on the show, including Kimberly Holmes, the CEO of the world-renowned relationship outreach, Marriage Helper, disagree. Conflict keeps a marriage honest, healthy, and allows couples to learn with each other and to teach one another. Today Christa is joined …
 
What happens when real love is actually on tap at Netflix? Tune in to hear our fun tea and convo on the social experiment of Season 2: Love is Blind as we discuss the love stories that skyrocketed the show to the number #1 rank on Netflix last week and had seventy percent of our audience intrigued. Christa and guest Olivia Haymond bring you right i…
 
Join Christa as she and Jenn take you on a deep dive discussing the following traits of Type Six in marriage and relationships. They talk about the origins of a Six, the vices (passions), fixations (thought patterns), subtypes, wings, arrows, and most of all tips for a healthier and more fulfilled life and marriage. Share this episode with the Enne…
 
How can we shift our knee-jerk instinctual responses in marriage? How can we offer more compassion and growth opportunities where we may have written one another off as deficient? In today's episode Christa chats with world-renowned Enneagram teacher, thought leader, and coach Beatrice Chestnut of CP Enneagram Academy about how we can both respond …
 
Join Christa as she and Jenn take you on a deep dive discussing the following traits of Type Five in marriage and relationships. They talk about the origins of a Five, the vices (passions), fixations (thought patterns), subtypes, wings, arrows, and most of all tips for a healthier and more fulfilled life and marriage. Share this episode with the En…
 
Today’s podcast is a special show that aims to both inspire and balance you as we talk about walking through the season of darkness and divorce with Enneagram author Kim Eddy, Type 1. It's so important to know how to support the many who go through a divorce in friend circles, in extended families, and especially when it's personal to you. Join Chr…
 
Join Christa as she and Jenn take you on a deep dive discussing the following traits of Type Four in marriage and relationships. They talk about origins of a Four, the vices (passions), fixations (thought patterns), subtypes, wings, arrows, and most of all tips for a healthier and more fulfilled life and marriage. Share this episode with the Enneag…
 
Although the love languages were created several decades ago, the Truity Psychometric Assessment team recently studied 500,000 modern individuals to find out if the data had shifted. Evidence shows there are now seven styles of love for partners to discuss and to discover their best ways of loving together, which is exciting. We're talking about th…
 
Join Christa as she and Jenn take you on a deep dive discussing the following traits of Type Three in marriage and relationships. They talk about origins of a Three, the vices (passions), fixations (thought patterns), subtypes, wings, arrows, and most of all tips for a healthier and more fulfilled life and marriage. Share this episode with the Enne…
 
We all desire romance but making it happen is an intentional process, one that takes both motivation and effort after the honeymoon period of a relationship. However, just because something is hard doesn't mean it's not worth the investment. In fact quite the opposite is true - you and your relationship are very much worth it. Join Christa with spe…
 
Love takes many shapes in families and in this special episode, Christa and her daughter Hannah take you on a journey to delve deep into The Notebook and briefly, Encanto. In this special coffee-shop style chat about love, romance, and family bonds, join us as we consider who these characters really are as they struggle to find themselves. We also …
 
Join Christa as she and Jenn take you on a deep dive discussing the following traits of Type Two in marriage and relationships. They talk about origins of a Two, the vices (passions), fixations (thought patterns), subtypes, wings, arrows, and most of all tips for a healthier and more fulfilled life and marriage. Share this episode with the Enneagra…
 
As couples, we tend to fall into relationship patterns that make us both comfortable and friendly together. This is great but you don't want to leave intimacy behind in your desire for healthy long-term attachment. Amy Wicks, Enneagram 7 (7-9 Pairing) of the Simply Wholehearted Podcast shares her refreshing joy with us and her seventeen years of ma…
 
Join Christa as she and Jenn take you on a deep dive discussing the following traits of Type One in marriage and relationships. They talk about origins of a One, the vices (passions), fixations (thought patterns), subtypes, wings, arrows, and most of all tips for a healthier and more fulfilled life and marriage. Share this episode with the Enneagra…
 
We're entering the terrain of bringing the brain into romance today and there's no one better to help guide us there than two head types, Cassandra and Dylan Boom (5-7 Glow). We not only get to learn about their beautiful and fun love-at-first-sight introvert-extrovert story but also about their commitment to ongoing learning together. Dylan and Ca…
 
Join Christa and guests Juli and Thomas Hobby from Marriage Puzzle as we break down both individual and couple strategies for making sure your mental wellness stays in check all year long. Whatever your Enneagram type, you're getting tips so you can find your way back to time logging off, time leaning in, and time loving your people intentionally. …
 
Doing your bodywork is so much more than just fitness and nutrition, it's about engaging on a microlevel both at your own body and hormones, as well as taking a deep and refreshing look at the world around you. Join Christa and guest, biologist Katy Beckham, Enneagram 6 (6-1 pairing, Perfectly Planned) as she talks about life, marriage, bodywork, a…
 
Over time in our relationships, we absolutely must be able to go deep into the recesses of both joy and grief in life and marriage. As we talk about emotions, Christa is joined by author Elisabeth Bennett of Enneagram Life, as she talks about all things emotions for every type, the 4-1 pairing and her popular Enneagram devotional series. Elisabeth …
 
You know that last-minute resolutions aren't going to get you on your way in your marriage for 2022 as well as we do. Instead it will be grace-filled intentional growth that gets you there, growth that factors in your personality type, your instincts, and your nuances as a pairing. Join Christa and Jenn for tips for your head, heart, and body as yo…
 
With all of the Enneagram tools out there, sometimes it's hard to know what order we do our work in. Though there will be nuances for each person and relationship, the work we do as couples does need to have a particular flow if we're going to make any headway individually, one to one, and in shining our lights together in the world also. Join this…
 
Join this fun episode of Christa interviewing her teens Hannah and Melody about using the Enneagram as they talk casually and candidly about how the Enneagram can help or hurt them in their developing lives, families, and friendships. Figure out the best timing in sharing the Enneagram with your kids as you plan for, begin, or continue the parentin…
 
Join Christa for an episode packed with hands-on tips for re-energizing your Enneagram route to healing by living with intention as you grow in your life and marriage. Today's podcast differentiates wings from arrows and takes every listener on a type-by-type journey of how they can reclaim their arrow lines to offer them more routes and healthy op…
 
Join Christa and Olivia for the annual E + M Christmas movie typing special in analyzing the rom-com "Serendipity." Set in Christmas in New York City in the early 2000s, Serendipity has so many playful and fun, romantic characters to type. The movie also brings so much encouragement to those seeking the right relationship as well as those seeking t…
 
We're always talking about which wing we "are" in our Enneagram types versus deeper diving into how we can use both wings to grow in our lives and marriage. In this episode, take a deeper dive with Christa into the route for how to move from one wing into the other so you are most balanced in your type work. We go type by type to process the nuance…
 
Keeping your marriage and family goals aligned with your big dreams for shaping your corner of the world is an intentional process and there's no one better to talk about it on our show today than the ambitious Connor Swenson and Claire Dinan, both Enneagram types 378 on Truity's Enneagram assessment living out their dreams both at home in London a…
 
Holidays are a time for families to come together but often with the extra time comes the noticing of our disparities in marriage as well. Take time to listen to this week's episode with Christa and her assistant, coach Jenn Johnson (1-3 Glow) for a chat about all things love stories, Enneagram and the holidays. You'll get tips for how to keep your…
 
When two expressive types come together, there's pure passion no matter the result. It's truly a journey to find balance with all the big love and feelings going on. Today Christa takes a journey with Kirsten and Jeshua Barker (2-8 Glow) as they help couples with lots of emotions process the ins and outs of dealing with the codependency that can oc…
 
We've got a power-packed episode for you today as we discuss not only the E + M Glow Relationship Planner launch but also the all-important topic and research results from a recent marriage and sensory issues survey! Beth Johnson, Occupational Therapist and 1-1 Glow Pairing joins Christa for a riveting episode on how much our sensory issues can imp…
 
Great, pleasurable sex life isn’t something a lot of people even in premarital counseling are taught since intimacy is such a private space. After having their 6 kids, Dan and Emily Purcell (types 7-9) of the Intimately Us App and the Getting Your Marriage On Podcast are sharing a tool that helps couples bring their morals as well as a ton of fun i…
 
Join Christa for a special conversation with Mexican-American recording artist Moriah Smallbone the day she releases "Worth," a song she produced with her Grammy-award winning husband Joel Smallbone on her brand new EP Live at the Quarry. Moriah and Christa discuss the stories behind the songs, Moriah's marriage story, and the ways they continue to…
 
Christa is joined by Enneagram and Marriage Certified Coach Lisa Carter of the 7-8 Love in Motion Glow pairing for a deeper dive into love languages. Christa and Lisa walk through the focus on the five love languages through the unique lens of the Enneagram and marriage, sharing how each type not only gives love but also feels loved. Lisa also intr…
 
The Enneagram Glow is a concept to describe how you and your partner’s combined relationship gifts shine brightly together in the world. On the flip side, it also provides a framework to work through your unique “couple shadow”. The glow we create together looks very different season to season and after years of struggle, coregulating, and exchangi…
 
Whether you're a heart, head, or body type, your body is important and the ways you move and don't move affect your relationship quite a lot. Because of this, Christa interviews the amazing Hallie Ringhand, Enneagram 2, of New U & Fit Enneagram about helping couples with their health and fitness needs. Hallie is of the 2-6 Glow and not only does sh…
 
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