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Should Christians use the enneagram

Can Christians use the Enneagram? 

Are the origins of the Enneagram based in some Hindu religion or satanic occult? 

Did Oscar Ichazo get the Enneagram through automatic writing? 

Is it a new age practice? 

What is the Enneagram? 

If you’ve ever googled any of these questions You may have gotten some horrifying results!

You will probably find many articles saying Christians should NOT use the Enneagram. I’ve read them and I’d like to think the best of those people because- their fear of the Enneagram might be rooted in a heartfelt desire to not stray from the teachings of Jesus. 

Christians should be concerned and skeptical of anything taught from a source that is in direct contradiction of scripture. 

Is it time to drop the Enneagram and run? 

Listen to this 10-minute episode to help you navigate and discern if the Enneagram is right for you!

Is there a way to make the Enneagram less complicated?

I’m so glad you asked! 

This is one of my favorite things to do and this is why I’ve created a simple, step-by-step video guide to help you learn what the Enneagram is, what it is not, and what it can do for you. Learn more here. 

I’ve also created a printable QuickStart Guide which will help you know where to begin on your Enneagram Journey. And you’ll also get a One-Page Summary of all Nine Types. 

Now, if you are ready to determine your dominant Type, check out the Enneagram Type Roadmap Video Guide to learn more. 

Why the Enneagram over Myers Briggs or DISC?

The biggest difference the Enneagram Typology offers over any other personality profile is the Enneagram identifies motivations. Instead of a system that tells you what you do, which often varies per circumstance, you can identify why you do what you do!

A really fun resource I like to recommend ties in the Meyers Briggs system to the Enneagram. It’s a fun and entertaining read with good information! The Enneagram Made Easy: Discover the 9 Types of People by Elizabeth Wagele and Renee Baron. 

Are there any case studies on someone who altered a behavior successfully after identifying their type? 

I love this question! In short, yes. 

If you’d like to hear more from one of my clients, check out this episode here.

Personally, the Enneagram has positively impacted my spiritual growth, my marriage, and motherhood. As a bonus, it’s greatly enriched my friendships and helped me understand and connect with extended family. 

And, I have a list of testimonials I think you will appreciate it! Read more here.

What are the possible benefits of knowing your type?

The benefits are limitless! 

You begin to understand your triggers, how you make decisions, your communication style, the meditation practices that will serve you best, and so much more!

Once, you become aware of your weaknesses, you can actively pursue healing through Jesus Christ which leads to behavior modification and enables you to walk in your strengths. 

You can also listen to a brief podcast episode which outlines the top three benefits!

Still, have more questions? 

Schedule a 15-minute consultation to ask certified Enneagram Life Coach, Amy Wicks, your questions via zoom!