This weekly podcast, hosted by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile, looks at life through the lens Enneagram, an ancient personality type system that describes how human beings are wired. Submit questions with #theroadback2u on twitter.
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.
The Gift of Thinking with Kenny Benge, Enneagram 5 (The Investigator) - Episode 31
On this week's episode of The Road Back to You, Ian and Suzanne speak with Kenny Benge who is a 5 on the Enneagram. Kenny is a Prior at Church of The Redeemer in Nashville, TN.
Dealing with Your Constant Critic with Ramsey Patton, Enneagram 1 (The Perfectionist) - Episode 30
One of the Enneagram numbers most requested by our listeners is the #1! And today we have a very special Enneagram One for you!
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.
The Enneagram in Marriage with Andy Gullahorn, Enneagram 9 (The Peacemaker) and Jill Phillips, Enneagram 6 (The Loyalist) - Episode 29
On this episode of The Road Back to You, Ian and Suzanne's guest are Jill Phillips and Andy Gullahorn. Jill is an Enneagram 6 (The Loyalist) and Andy a 9 (The Peacemaker). Their insight into how the Enneagram has helped them in their marriage and their role as parents while balancing their lives as full-time musicians is nothing short of inspiring.
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!
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Being Grounded in Life's Adventure with Lillian Daniel, Enneagram 7 (The Enthusiast) - Episode 28
Today Ian and Suzanne's guest on The Road Back To You is Lillian Daniel. A pastor, author and award-winning preacher, who happens to be an Enneagram 7.
In her interview, she talks about the process of discovering her number, the upside, and downside it has had on her life and vocation, and the importance of being grounded and living in the present moment.
Lillian's enthusiasm for life will lift your day and help you gain a deeper understanding into the stimulating, and adventurous, Enneagram 7 .
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Enneagram 8- I so appreciated this discussion
For most of my adult life I have not noticed much appreciation or positivity regarding my personal qualities as an eight (except from young people- and my faithful pet dogs).
A couple of weeks ago, I bought the liturgists material on the enneagram and was surprised and felt betrayed by their strongly negative comments about their experiences of eights. I was despondent and felt more confirmed than ever in my suspicion that being an eight meant that I had nothing legitimate to offer the Christian world and that I would as best off to keep trying to repress my eightishness.
Today, happening upon this pod, it amazed me and lifted my spirit with the hope that it might be possible to celebrate the power of the eight. Jo Saxton’s strength, passion and energy has renewed a sense of hope in me for healing. Especially the idea that God loves and celebrates who we are, especially as we integrate and live our gifts from that place of love. It was also amazing hearing Suzanne and Ian championing eight girls and recognizing our vulnerability (usually well hidden) and the leadership we can offer. I am feeling refreshed and encouraged. A great episode for eights and those who work and live with us. Please pray for the eights you know.
Episode 20 = cringeworthy
I’m usually a fan of this podcast so typically I’d leave a decent review if I’m gonna take the time to do so. However, can someone inform the elder (clueless) white lady host that it is not her place to tackle issues of race especially when she is not well informed???? I was HANGING for the guest to just go, “you know it’s better we don’t talk about this anymore”, but that sweet moment of concluding what felt like endless awkward race chatter never came. A white privileged lady asking about what it’s like to be a black male enneagram 8 being seen as aggressive... I can’t be the only one who found that SUPER uncomfortable and out of line. Check your privilege. -an enneagram EIGHT
Such insightful and lovely company!
I have read a bit about the enneagram over the years, but never have I encountered such warm and deeply thoughtful insights in to the subtlties of each type. I have been so moved at their philosophy that understanding your style can help you to be more free, and more yourself. Ian and Suzanne are just delightful to listen to. Thankfully throughout the series some of the audio recording problems in early episodes are fully resolved. But even in episodes where there are some recording issues, the content is so engaging it is quite forgivable. A wonderfully useful, reassuring and fascinating podcast.