Jeff and Beth McCord

Personal and Spiritual Growth

After growing through 24 years of marital ups and downs, there’s nothing this duo loves more than coming alongside couples – armed with the tools of the Enneagram and the truth of the Gospel – to offer a better way to live and grow, together.

Beth and Jeff McCord are the founders of Your Enneagram Coach, a community designed to be a safe place for individuals to explore a Christ-centered Enneagram. Through their teaching, they guide individuals, couples, and groups to self-awareness and life-enhancing growth. Their mission is to help people see themselves with astonishing clarity, so they can break free from self-condemnation, fear, and shame through the unconditional love, forgiveness, and freedom in Christ. With their Becoming Us marriage book, course curriculum, date night events, and retreats, the McCords combine their more than 20 years of marriage wisdom, pastoral experience, and Enneagram studies to provide a roadmap for couples to break free from unhealthy patterns, align their marriage with the Gospel, and grow into the couple God designed them to be. Beth and Jeff live in Nashville, Tennessee, with their kids, Nate and Libby.

For more on Beth and Jeff, visit their website. Read our review of Becoming Us here.

BOOKS:

Becoming Us (2019)

The Enneagram Collection – 9 books (December 2019)

Your biggest literary influencers (authors):

Timothy Keller, Dan Allender, Larry Crabb, Jerry Bridges, John Gottman

Last book read:

John Gottman, 8 Dates

The book that changed your life:

Larry Crabb, Inside Out

It combined both the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ along with the unhealthy relational patterns in my life.

Your favorite literary character:

I primarily read non-fiction.

 Currently working on:

Creating a certification for coaches who want to facilitate our Becoming Us marriage courses.

 Words to live by:

“The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.” – Tim Keller

Advice for aspiring authors:

Write for the audience of one. Whatever higher power you believe in. It will be the only thing for motivation and perseverance.

Articles or Reviews:

Testimonials:

Becoming Us has been such an eye-opener for me and my husband. I had just started looking into the enneagram as just another personality test, but the way that the McCords point you to the Gospel for understanding and growth is truly unique and very beneficial. Instead of feeling like I couldn’t help the way my personality was, I am learning how to grow to the best version of who I am using the Gospel as my transformation and the enneagram as a tool to understanding.

-Jessica Ham

With this book, I FINALLY realize that my way of seeing the world is NOT the way everyone else sees the world. And it is DEFINITELY not the same way my spouse sees the world. We are beginning to better understand each other’s views and we are making a point to stop committing “assumicide.”

-Jeremy Little

This book is a wonderful tool to help in correcting one’s perspective of spouse and self with use of the enneagram in light of the Gospel. Understanding myself and my husband’s core fears, motivation and values has radically changed how I think about our marriage. In understanding better where we each can, and need to, lean more on Christ I can begin to offer more Grace and appreciate our uniqueness as individuals loved by God. Also, I love the format and ease of use of this book especially for an enneagram newbie like myself!

-Malorie T.