Rank #1: Discover the Enneagram! - Episode 1
Luke Norsworthy (https://lukenorsworthy.com), host of the popular podcast Newsworthy with Norsworthy guest host with Suzanne and Ian to discuss the history of the Enneagram, how they were first exposed to it, begin teaching it and ultimately wrote the book The Road Back To You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery.
Rank #2: The Enneagram in Marriage with Andy Gullahorn, Enneagram 9 (The Peacemaker) and Jill Phillips, Enneagram 6 (The Loyalist) - Episode 29
We have also included a bonus song, recorded by Jill and Andy live in The Road Back To You studio. Whether you are an Enneagram 6 or 9, married to a 6 or 9, or are close friends with either number, we think you'll find this episode invaluable. Enjoy!
Rank #3: Connecting the Head and Heart: Knowing When to Observe or Help with Al (2) and Nita (5) Andrews - Episode 32
This is the series finale of The Road Back to You. On this episode, Ian and Suzanne speak with Al (Enneagram 2 - The Helper) and Nita (Enneagram 5 - The Investigator) Andrews.
Al and Nita Andrews have more than 40 collective years counseling couples into healthy relationships. They are active at several ministries in Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee. Porter’s Call, Thistle Farms (paper studio), and St. Augustines Chapel at Vanderbilt.
Rank #4: Taking Care of Yourself: An interview with Hunter Mobley - Enneagram 2 (The Helper) - Episode 9
Is setting boundaries in your life a problem? Are you more comfortable giving than receiving? Do you secure a place for everyone at the table but fail to save a seat for yourself?
Then there's a good chance you're an Enneagram 2 (The Helper)!
Join Ian and Suzanne on this week's episode of The Road Back To You as they interview Hunter Mobley, Executive Pastor at Christ Church Nashville and Adjunct Professor of Law at Belmont University. Hunter is a mature Enneagram 2 who talks openly about some of these complex questions:
- Why do I think about relationships 24/7?When is my giving to others altruistic and when is it manipulative?How can I learn to do that which is mine to do?Why do I spend so much time getting people to love me?
Their discussion will help you understand how to look inward with kindness and ask, "What needs the most attention in my life right now."
For any listener who struggles with the constant need to feel valued and loved, Hunter is a terrific example of one who shares your pain and utilizes the Enneagram as a tool to find the path to a life that is balanced and productive.
NEXT WEEK! Join us as we take a break going through the numbers of the Enneagram and feature a very special episode on Politics and Personality. Our guest is Michael Wear, one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American History, who directed faith outreach for President Obama's historic 2012 re-election campaign.
Rank #5: The Enneagram and Therapy - A dialogue with Chris Gonzalez - Enneagram 9 (The Peacemaker) - Episode 24
Chris Gonzalez is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Lipscomb University. He is also a husband, father and an Enneagram 9.
In his conversation with Ian, Suzanne on The Road Back To You, they discuss how understanding the Enneagram can be valuable in therapy, and some very helpful tools for resolving family conflict.
To round out their conversation, Chris gives a therapist perspective of living life as an Enneagram 9; we hope you will enjoy today's program.
Rank #6: Dealing with Your Constant Critic with Ramsey Patton, Enneagram 1 (The Perfectionist) - Episode 30
Ian and Suzanne's guest is Ramsey Patton. She is a former lawyer, and now the Associate Pastor of Caring Ministries at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, TX. As part of her pastoral role, she leads a weekly worship service for the special needs community called, The Feast.
As a healthy One, Ramsey has committed her life to serving others, and we know you are going to love what she has to say.
Rank #7: Learning You Have A Voice: Insights from Sarah Bessey - Enneagram 9 (The Peacemaker) - Episode 23
Today's guest on The Road Back To You is Sarah Bessey (Enneagram 9): Blogger, Speaker, Wife, Mother of four, and Author of two books, Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith and Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible's View of Women.
If you tend to do anything to avoid conflict or wrestle with the importance of your life, then Sarah's perspective will be eye opening for you. From this incredibly insightful woman who jokes about being passive aggressive as her "spiritual gift," you will learn how being a peacemaker can become both a virtue and a vice.
Listen now as we discover how 9's are natural meditators and why healthy nines learn to make decisions based on right priorities.
Rank #8: Discover the Enneagram - Episode 2
In this sophomore Enneagram episode of the podcast The Road Back To You, Ian Morgan Cron and SuzanneStabile continue their discussion with Luke Norsworthy, host of the popular podcast Newsworthy with Norsworthy. In this episode they continue to explore the history and oral tradition of the Enneagram,discuss the different categories of the Enneagram and look at the different arenas they have taught and used the Enneagram around the world,and explore how the Enneagram has impacted their lives, marriage and families.
Rank #9: Understanding Your Need To Be Understood: An Interview with Don Chaffer - Enneagram 4 (The Romantic) - Episode 11
In our last program, we viewed politics and personality through the eyes of an Enneagram 4.
In this interview, Ian and Suzanne continue their exploration of the Enneagram 4 through the thoughts and stories of Don Chaffer, one of the singer/songwriters in the group Waterdeep. Also: producer, engineer, and, lately, musical theater composer/lyricist.
If you are a person who enjoys the unusual, the dramatic, and the textured side of life, then discover:
- Why you take such comfort in sad songs, movies, and stories.Why it's difficult for you to find your place in a room full of people.Why you have so many feelings in a day and it's hard to know which ones to pay attention to.Why you're frustrated when people misunderstand you.Why 4's enjoy long conversations in the Home Depot parking lot.
This episode is insightful, funny and it includes a live performance by Don of one of his original songs. You won't want to miss this one, regardless of your Enneagram number...Enjoy!
And, please join us next week as we interview caring parents of two small children who are both Enneagram 1's, as we explore the struggles and joy of sharing an Enneagram number and how it impacts their parenting.
Rank #10: Living In An Age of Profound Anxiety: A Conversation with Jeff Chu - Enneagram 6 - Episode 19
Our guest today on The Road Back To You is Jeff Chu (Enneagram 6), a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Travel+Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine. He is the author of Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America and currently a student at Princeton Seminary.
As a writer who has professionally spent most of his career telling other people's story, Jeff explores how examining his own story has lead to the discovery of a kinder, better, more loving version of himself.
His conversation with Ian and Suzanne will help you understand how a person who comes from a culture that doesn't tend to honor self-examination and uniqueness of identity has utilized the Enneagram to help provide a better framework and new vocabulary for shaping his life.
Rank #11: “How Do You Manage The Unrest In Your Soul?” A Heart-To-Heart Encounter With Michael Cusick (Enneagram 2) - Episode 17
Do you feel like St. Paul, wondering why you continue to do the very things you don’t want to do?
Do you desire something that seems unavailable to you … knowing you are safe; feeling like you are wanted; believing your needs will be taken care of?
This week on The Road Back to You, Suzanne and Ian interview Michael Cusick, a psychotherapist, ordained minister, speaker, and author of Surfing For God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle.
Michael brings an incredible depth of professional and personal experience to our conversation as he describes his life as a broken man on a journey to wholeness.
Listen as we explore:
- The wisdom of the Enneagram as a helpful tool for healing and change in your marriage
Overcoming the message that it is wrong to love yourself
Understanding and awareness in dealing with addiction that is part of Enneagram wisdom
The reality that the Enneagram shows you exactly where you fail and the gifts you have for success at the same time
Don’t miss this opportunity to understand and experience both mercy and grace. We can all experience a deeper intimacy and love for ourselves, God and others.
Rank #12: When Good Enough Is Never Good Enough: A conversation with Christopher and Amanda Philips - Enneagram 1 (The Perfectionist) - Episode 12
Over the past weeks on The Road Back To You podcast, we have discovered how the Enneagram can be a helpful tool in understanding ourselves and others.
But what happens when a married couple is the same Enneagram number? Especially when that Number is Enneagram 1 (The Perfectionist)?
Join Ian and Suzanne as they interview Christopher and Amanda Phillips, parents of two young children. Hear how they...
- Navigate their different areas of focusLive and die by their lists and calendarsDeal with expressing their angerCope with the "out of control" aspects of parentingLearn how to relax when it's time to take a break
If you struggle with resentment because you feel like you have to take the responsibility to fix everything,
If you are always struggling with perfection, but you feel it never arrives,
And, if you constantly hear voices that tell you that you could have done better,
Then sit back and listen to how this remarkable couple is learning to navigate the waters of The Perfectionist to a safe harbor of self-love and acceptance.
Rank #13: Find Power in Vulnerability: An Interview with Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber - Enneagram 8 (The Challenger) - Episode 3
In The Road Back To You, Episode #3, Ian and Suzanne interview pastor and New York Times bestselling author Nadia Bolz-Weber. Nadia talks about life as an Enneagram 8 (The Challenger), and explores the weight of responsibility that comes with having a voice that carries weight. Nadia also discusses the importance of being emotionally present, and how being an Enneagram 8 impacts her life as a pastor. Yikes, it get's real. After you listen to this episode you'll want to check out Nadia's books: Pastrix and Accidental Saints and Nadia's website at here.
Rank #14: Learning To Express Confidence About The Things You Believe: An interview with Science Mike - Enneagram 9 (The Peacemaker) - Episode 5
- Assert and express yourself with confidence.Be who you are rather than "merge" with the crowd. Identify and overcome your blind spots.See life through the eyes of othersLearn how healthy conflict produces intimacy
Rank #15: Dealing With Your Need to Perform: A conversation with Darren Whitehead - Enneagram 3 (The Performer) - Episode 13
Do other people see you as a winner? Are they compelled to follow you and are you excited to lead? Do you wake up with a plan for the day and a full schedule? Then there's a good chance you are a THREE.
Then there is a good chance you may be an Enneagram 3!
This week on The Road Back To You, Ian and Suzanne interview Darren Whitehead an Australian husband, father, pastor, and author living in America, who happens to be a healthy, integrated Enneagram 3.
In their conversation you will learn:
- Why it's easy for you to connect with people.Why it's important for you to appear successful.Why you control the amount of information you share with others.Why you want people to know about your accomplishments.How failure can set you free when you learn that people don't love you for your success, they simply love you.
Our hope is that all Enneagram 3's listening will begin to balance their abundant energy with a recognition of the importance of being instead of doing.