relationships

The Enneagram’s Call to Civility

By hhavlick / December 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

Much of Twitter—at least, the trending hashtags—has become a dumpster fire, fed by the steady lighter fluid stream of people’s anger and frustration. The things people are willing to say to each other continue to stun me. Having studied the…

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How the Enneagram Saved Christmas

By hhavlick / December 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

  Until recently, Christmas with my family was pretty easy. My husband and I would load up the Jeep with luggage and gifts and drive four hours north. Everyone lived in the same small Northern California town, so we’d gather…

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The Enneagram Doesn’t Put You in a Box – It Shatters Boxes

By hhavlick / September 5, 2018 / 4 Comments

I heard a great message  recently by Pastor Danny Silk on how we categorize things. The message is titled “The Gift of Discernment,” which initially seems inaccurate but ends up being brilliant. That’s because we usually think of the gift…

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Book Review: How to Determine the Enneagram Personality Type of Others

By hhavlick / October 27, 2017 / 1 Comment

Knowing the Enneagram is supremely helpful in all areas of life, particularly within the realm of personal relationships. Understanding your own type and that of others fosters compassion and better communication. It’s a fantastic relationship tool. Josen Kalra understands this…

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Loving People Who Devastate You

By hhavlick / August 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

On the morning of my grandmother’s funeral, I walked into a relative’s house and asked how she was doing. “Terrible,” she said. I assumed it was the grief of losing my grandmother, but it was much worse. Two other family…

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Made for God’s Pleasure – and For Each Other

By hhavlick / June 2, 2017 / 0 Comments

One of my favorite sentences is the one put forth in the Westminster Shorter Catechism: “The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.” It sums up the purpose of human beings so succinctly, and without…

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We Are Desperately Afraid That We’re Unlovable

By hhavlick / January 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

I had a really painful relationship conflict earlier this year, and though I’m mostly over it, the sharp sting of it has been jabbing me at random in the last two weeks. The sadness comes screaming back in with startling…

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Surviving Relationship Devastation with the Enneagram

By hhavlick / December 2, 2016 / 2 Comments

I am going through an extremely difficult family relationship challenge. It feels like a piece of my heart just died. In periods of intense pain like this, I am profoundly grateful for two things: the presence of the Holy Spirit…

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