Trusting Your Gut as an Enneagram Two, feat. J.J. Peterson (Enneagram Two) [S02-040]


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What do you need in a relationship? When it comes to relationships, how do you interact with and love other people? It’s often in our most intimate relationships that our most true self shows up and we realize that our view of the world is not necessarily the same as others. That’s where the Enneagram comes in.  The Enneagram helps us understand ourselves better, provides a platform for understanding our partners, and teaches us how to walk more healthily in relationships.

In today’s episode, J.J. Peterson processes past relationships with Ian and reminds us all that it’s healthy to trust our gut and acknowledge our own needs.


 J.J. Peterson has been many things in his life. From a missionary kid who grew up in Africa to working in production on the Blossom Reunion Special, J.J.’s life has never been dull. Currently he is a speaker and author who splits his time between Los Angeles and New York. He has a hunger for helping people understand the story of God and what part people play in that story. He has traveled the world, working in Africa, Europe, Asia, South America, and the US, sharing the gospel story through pastoral training, preaching and even touring as an improv comic. He is a film maker, a story teller, and passionate about all things art. J.J. has studied CS Lewis in Oxford, debated theology with film makers at the Sundance Film Festival, directed a documentary, had small parts in various television shows and film, but his favorite thing is being called Uncle J.J.

 J.J.'s focus is on helping people walk out their faith in meaningful and life giving ways. J.J. has spoken to people all over the world for audiences of 15 to 15,000, sharing his own story and the story of God. His humor and life experience help people understand grace and love in new ways.

He can design a talk specifically for your community.  Areas of passion include grace, theology and the arts, walking the path of a gay Christian, and God's love

 J.J.'s experience and education allow him to come alongside you or your organization to help share your story on a broader scale.

He offers two types of consulting.  The first is for aspiring authors who are looking to write a book and the second is for organizations who wish to expand their reach.  

 J.J. is an author and blogger.  Currently he is part of the blogging community at Storyline and just completed his first book.  He occasionally posts musings on this site's Blog page. Contact him about writing for your organization.






When it comes to relationship, especially, not just friendship but like a partner, like a life partner kind of situation, that’s where you end up having to be your most true self or your most true self comes out, and recognizing the things that you kind of hold to are not necessarily the things that the other person holds to from a worldview perspective.
— J.J. Peterson