#164: Do Christians Need More Emotional Intelligence?

Cultivating Emotionally Healthy Christians

Emotional Intelligence

When measuring someone’s intelligence, the term IQ is used. Yet in the past 50 years, there has become a growing awareness of a measurement called “emotional intelligence” or EQ. The need and value of it is being recognized in more and more avenues.

Our modern day interactions and lack of quality relationships are revealing a lack of emotional intelligence. As a culture, we are missing the equipping needed to process relationships in a healthy manner. 

In fact, research is showing that having a high level of emotional intelligence is more important than having a high IQ.  Studies are showing that people with average IQs were actually outperforming people with the highest IQ’s 70% of the time. Their emotional intelligence was the missing ingredient that made the difference. 

This is revealing that you can be intellectually brilliant, but relationally handicapped. Yet we all know that the quality of our relationships will determine the effectiveness of our lives.

What is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional intelligence involves the ability to recognize your emotions as well as managing them in a constructive way. It also involves managing and cultivating healthy relationships through become relationally and socially aware, where you can process and experience love in healthy relationships.

With EI, you recognize what other people are feeling. You can develop empathy and exercise compassion in ways that make a difference in people’s lives. Emotional intelligence works best when each of us takes responsibility to become more emotionally healthy as we learn to grow together.

In this episode, we want to talk about emotions and emotional intelligence. Is this a needed concept that Christians need to be aware of? Are we living in emotional health? What does it look like to live emotionally healthy?

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In this episode, we discussed the following areas:

  • Our experience in seeing emotional intelligence.
  • What emotional intelligence is
  • How to open yourself up to a more heart awakened life.
  • Where a lack of emotional intelligence shows up.
  • Where do you get a sense of emotional intelligence?
  • Five key areas that are critical to the understanding of emotional intelligence.

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Mark DeJesus has been equipping people in a full time capacity since 1995, serving in various roles, including, teaching people of all ages, communicating through music, authoring books, leading and mentoring. Mark's deepest love is his family; his wife Melissa, son Maximus and daughter Abigail. Mark is a teacher, author and mentor who uses many communication mediums, including the written word, a weekly radio podcast show and videos. His deepest call involves equipping people to live as overcomers. Through understanding inside out transformation, Mark's message involves getting to the root of issues that contribute to the breakdown of our relationships, our health and our day to day peace. He is passionately reaching his world with a transforming message of love, healing and freedom. Out of their own personal renewal, Mark and Melissa founded Turning Hearts Ministries, a ministry dedicated to inside out transformation. Mark also founded Transformed You, a communication platform for Mark’s teachings, writing and broadcasts that are designed to encourage people in their journey of transformation. Mark and Melissa currently live in Connecticut.

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