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Marriage is a lot like putting together a brand new puzzle. You see the picture on the box and think "I can do that!" or "That would be fun to put together." But once you open the box you realize how much work is involved in turning over all the pieces, finding the edges and what fits in the middle. In marriage, you are constantly turning over new pieces to find out where they go. We are not marriage experts by any means, but we'll be talking about our marriage in an attempt to pass along an ...
 
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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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. …
 
This week we are talking about Conflict Resolution. Conflict can be healthy for a marriage if handled appropriately. Working towards a resolution together is important and we'll give you some tips on how to do this. We release a new episode every Monday, so subscribe and stay tuned for more. Make sure you check us out on social media too. Do you fe…
 
This week we are talking about Financial Management In Marriage. Every marriage is different, but one thing every marriage does have in common is money. We have some tips to help you learn how to work together and thrive in the area of finances in your marriage. We release a new episode every Monday, so subscribe and stay tuned for more. Make sure …
 
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 …
 
This week we have special guests Brad & Lisa Valencia from the Unrelenting Pursuit Podcast with us. They are going to be telling their story about how they made the choice to restore their marriage after infidelity. We release a new episode every Monday, so subscribe and stay tuned for more. Make sure you check us out on social media too. Do you fe…
 
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…
 
Happy New Year! It's 2022 and time to set goals for growth. We are going to be giving some tips on how to set goals for yourself, your family and your marriage. Episodes come out weekly on Mondays, so subscribe and stay tuned for more. Make sure you check us out on social media too. Do you feel like roommates instead of soulmates?...your communicat…
 
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…
 
We just wrapped up a series called 15 Lessons After 15 Years of Marriage! So since this has been a 15 week series, we wanted to do a Series Recap to help jog your memory on all the content. We are going to be talking about some of the top highlights, takeaways, and themes of each episode. Episodes come out weekly on Mondays, so subscribe and stay t…
 
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…
 
We just wrapped up a series called 15 Lessons After 15 Years of Marriage! But surprise! We have one more episode for you: Honorable Mentions. We are going to be talking about a handful of other lessons that are great to apply to your marriage, but we may not have been able to make full episodes out of. Episodes come out weekly on Mondays, so subscr…
 
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…
 
We are in a series called 15 Lessons After 15 Years of Marriage! Lesson 15 is Invest In Your Marriage. We are going to be talking about why it is so important to continue to invest time and money into your marriage to keep it thriving. Episodes come out weekly on Mondays, so subscribe and stay tuned for more. We also have blog posts release on our …
 
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…
 
We are in a series called 15 Lessons After 15 Years of Marriage! Lesson 14 is Remember Your Why. We are going to be talking about what it means to remember the why behind the reason you chose to marry your spouse. Episodes come out weekly on Mondays, so subscribe and stay tuned for more. We also have blog posts release on our website each month. Ma…
 
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 Eneagram types 378 on Truity's Enneagram assessnment living out their dreams both at home in London a…
 
We are in a series called 15 Lessons After 15 Years of Marriage! Lesson 13 is Grow Together or Drift Apart. We are going to be talking about some practical ways you can grow closer to your spouse each day. Episodes come out weekly on Mondays, so subscribe and stay tuned for more. We also have blog posts release on our website each month. Make sure …
 
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…
 
We are in a series called 15 Lessons After 15 Years of Marriage! Lesson 12 is Apologize and Forgive Genuinely. We are going to be talking about what genuine apology and forgiveness is and is not, as well as some tips on how to achieve this in your marriage. Episodes come out weekly on Mondays, so subscribe and stay tuned for more. We also have blog…
 
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 are in a series called 15 Lessons After 15 Years of Marriage! Lesson 11 is Fight For Resolution. We are going to be talking about tactics to use in order to fight for a unified resolution during an argument. Episodes come out weekly on Mondays, so subscribe and stay tuned for more. We also have blog posts release on our website each month. Make …
 
We are in a series called 15 Lessons After 15 Years of Marriage! Lesson 10 is Choose Your Influencers Wisely. We are going to be talking about why you need to be careful with who you allow to influence your marriage. Episodes come out weekly on Mondays, so subscribe and stay tuned for more. We also have blog posts release on our website each month.…
 
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…
 
We are in a series called 15 Lessons After 15 Years of Marriage! Lesson 9 is Be The Best Spouse. We are going to be talking about how to improve yourself to improve your marriage. Episodes come out weekly on Mondays, so subscribe and stay tuned for more. We also have blog posts release on our website each month. Make sure you check us out on social…
 
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…
 
We are in a series called 15 Lessons After 15 Years of Marriage! Lesson 8 is Love Unconditionally. We're going to be talking about what it means to love your spouse unconditionally. Episodes come out weekly on Mondays, so subscribe and stay tuned for more. We also have blog posts release on our website each month. Make sure you check us out on soci…
 
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…
 
We are in a series called 15 Lessons After 15 Years of Marriage! Lesson 7 is Don't Say The "D" Word. We have a special guest on this episode, Dr. John Delony, to help us discuss the effects on the mental health of the individuals in a marriage when divorce is threatened. Dr. John Delony is a bestselling author of the book Redefining Anxiety (check …
 
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…
 
We're in a series called 15 Lessons After 15 Years of Marriage! Lesson 6 is It's OUR Money So Act Like It. We're going to be talking about the effects of combining vs. not combining your money with your spouse. Episodes come out weekly on Mondays, so subscribe and stay tuned for more. We also have blog posts on our website on the 1st & 15th of each…
 
Do you feel like you're loved by everyone else but your own spouse doesn't appreciate you? Do you want to get both deep and practical in your growth journey? This episode covers some of the complexity of being married to someone with a different core fear and how to step into growth together. Christa interviews 3-6 Glow couple Pastor Matthew Stephe…
 
We're in a series called 15 Lessons After 15 Years of Marriage! Lesson 5 is Be Honoring & Honest. We're going to be talking about ways you can build a foundation of trust by honoring your spouse and being honest with them. Episodes come out weekly on Mondays, so subscribe and stay tuned for more. We also have blog posts on our website on the 1st & …
 
When you're hitting trauma triggers in your relationships, you need to restore your body's sense of safety and survival to progress. Therapist and author Aundi Kolber, Enneagram 4, not only talks us through our body's responses to triggers with her trauma-informed approach Try Softer, but she also offers tangible healing steps. As we work to bring …
 
We're in a series called 15 Lessons After 15 Years of Marriage! Lesson 4 is Prioritize Your Spouse. We're going to be talking about why it is so vital to prioritize your spouse so you don't ever feel distant from them. Episodes come out weekly on Mondays, so subscribe and stay tuned for more. We also have blog posts on our website on the 1st & 15th…
 
Christa is joined by Des Schnell, Enneagram 3 of the 3-5 "Master Minds" Glow Pairing as we learn about working with both 3s and 5s in marriage as well as the pairing. We're also talking about not just working on marriage but being in one as ourselves honestly as people and as parents, as we continually lean into growth and grace. Join us for tips f…
 
We're in a series called 15 Lessons After 15 Years of Marriage! Lesson 3 is Intimacy Is More Than Just Sex. We're going to be talking about why we think intimacy a vital part of a marriage. One of the ways we suggest growing in intimacy is with the Intimately Us app. You can use our affiliate link to download Intimately Us. Episodes come out weekly…
 
Are you looking for new ways to move in your relationship? Wondering what motivates certain behaviors and instincts in your partnership outside of your core Enneagram types? You won't want to miss the talk with Katherine Fauvre, discoverer of Tritype, a systematic way of looking at your gift and issues through a multi-faceted lens. Here you'll prac…
 
We're in a series called 15 Lessons After 15 Years of Marriage! Lesson 2 is Have Sex Often (With Your Spouse). We have a special guest on with us this week: Dan Purcell, Host of the "Get Your Marriage On!" podcast and creator of the "Intimately Us" app. Download the Intimately Us app here Follow "Get Your Marriage On" Facebook: @getyourmarriageon I…
 
We all have certain routes we believe will help us in our life and relationships. However, they are actually the well-trodden but dysfunctional paths known as the ego-fixations that trip us up and create distance, disharmony, and conflict in our relationships, ultimately wounding us, our partners, and our families. Join Christa in hearing about not…
 
This week we're kicking off a series called 15 Lessons After 15 Years of Marriage! Lesson 1 is Support Your Spouse. We're going to tell a couple of stories from our own marriage about times we felt supported by one another and how impactful that was to one another. We'll also give you some practical ways you can practice this in your marriage. Epis…
 
We all need refreshment and tips on how to get on the same page with a spouse or partner. In this episode, Christa is joined by financial experts, the energized 3-3 Glow pairing, Daniel and Kay of Centsei Financial, to help give you the tips that could change your financial trajectory forever. In addition to sharing their Truth in Love Glow Guide t…
 
This week we're talking with special guests Garret & Chelsea Zimmerman from Transformed Couples. We're continuing with our theme of Communication this month and we're hearing about it from their unique perspective as a blended family. If you didn't get a chance to listen to Part 1 yet, go back and check it out! Transformed Couples Facebook: Transfo…
 
Are you struggling with staying focused and organized in this crazy moment of culture? Today's show covers mentally and physically energizing ways for couples, families, and individuals to get organized and to stay organized as we begin the new season! Christa is joined by the organizational expert, author, course creator, and podcaster Laurie Pala…
 
This week we're talking with special guests Garret & Chelsea Zimmerman from Transformed Couples. We're continuing with our theme of Communication this month and we're hearing about it from their unique perspective as a blended family. Stay tuned for part 2 next week and check out how to find them here: Transformed Couples Facebook: Transformed Coup…
 
Today's show covers the fascinating topic of how you can use the newest Enneagram Truity research to deepen your bond, to help you discover missing pieces together, or even to help you hone in on finding a partner. Truity's latest Enneagram personality tool helps couples to take their relationship to a healthier level together, but understanding ho…
 
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