NEW YORK—November 1, 2019—Morgan James’s new release, Becoming Us: Using the Enneagram to Create a Thriving Gospel-Centered Marriage, by Beth McCord and James McCord, is an effective tool to help couples understand their personalities, break unhelpful patterns, and truly enjoy each other and their marriage. Co-authored by Beth McCord, a Certified Enneagram Coach, and Jeff McCord, a Presbyterian (PCA) pastor, Becoming Us provides a glimpse into how the Enneagram, when used from a biblical perspective, can provide astonishing clarity to couples. Beth and Jeff are motivated to help couples discover their core motivations and learn how their family of origin shapes the way they relate to their spouse.
Beth and Jeff McCord claim that a marriage cannot grow and heal unless both partners are dedicated to that goal. In Becoming Us, Beth and Jeff break down each Enneagram type by its core motivations, listing each personality’s fears, desires, weaknesses, and longings, as a way for couples to better identify each others’ types, as well as their own. The McCords also describe how childhood experiences, parenting styles, trauma, and relational dynamics in a family can shape a spouse’s expectations for marriage, when the reality of marriage could be very different. Beth and Jeff encourage couples to intentionally look into their pasts, in order to better understand their core motivations, as well as their spouse’s.
Becoming Us is designed to bring couples back to what is truly important: their relationship with God, their spouse, and themselves. Beth and Jeff McCord write in a narrative style, which richly supports the information they share. They include a very approachable resource section that features detailed descriptions of the nine Enneagram personality types so couples can quickly refer to information as needed.
If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Beth McCord and James McCord, please call Nickcole Watkins at 516.900.5674.
About the Author: Beth McCord is a member of Southpointe Community Church, a Presbyterian Church in America congregation. Beth is a Certified Enneagram Coach who has been using the Enneagram in ministry since 2005. She has been featured in articles for Relevant magazine and other faith-based magazines. She lives with her husband, Jeff, in Franklin, Tennessee.
Jeff McCord is a member of Southpointe Community Church, a Presbyterian Church in America congregation, where he is currently serving as the Executive Pastor. Jeff is also a Certified Conciliator with the Institute of Christian Conciliation and a practicing Family Mediator. He lives with his wife, Beth, in Franklin, Tennessee.
More About This Title: Becoming Us: Using the Enneagram to Create a Thriving Gospel-Centered Marriage, by Beth McCord and James McCord, will be released by Morgan James Publishing on October 1, 2019. Becoming Us—ISBN 9781642794168—has 264 pages and is being sold as a trade paperback for $24.99.
About Morgan James Publishing: Morgan James publishes trade quality titles designed to educate, encourage, inspire, or entertain readers with current, consistent, relevant topics that are available everywhere books are sold. (www.MorganJamesPublishing.com)
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