How People Change

"Life is hard!" This seems to be a common refrain for the vast majority of people. Life is hard, which then in turn makes change hard. Ever tried establishing a new habit or a new routine? It’s definitely not the easiest task to undertake. Changing your communication patterns with your spouse? Seems impossible.  Re-calibrating your responses with your preschooler? Don’t even mention it. Rooting out discontentment and bitterness about where God has you? Overwhelming. Making it to your weekly Small Group? Exhausting.

Change in any situation is difficult, and yet God’s Word has so much to say about change. One of the reasons change can be so difficult is that life’s ups and downs cloud out our ability to see the goodness and mercy of God which comes to us expressly during those times. What if the ups and downs of life were actually graces from God to make us more like His Son?

Through five sessions, Jonathan Holmes helps us study the intricacies of the human heart and see the beauty of the gospel and occupation with Christ that transforms daily life in a real and tangible way. In-depth biblical discipleship is about relationships, with God and with others.


about the speaker

Jonathan Holmes is the Founder &  Executive Director of Fieldstone Counseling &  Pastor of Counseling for Parkside Church Bainbridge & Green. Jonathan graduated from The Master’s College with degrees in Biblical Counseling and History and his M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of The Company We Keep and Counsel for Couples and the forthcoming Rescue Plan (P&R Publishing, 2020). Jonathan has written for a number of sites and organizations including, The Gospel Coalition, Biblical Counseling Coalition, Covenant Eyes and the Journal for Biblical Counseling. Jonathan serves on the Council Board for the Biblical Counseling Coalition; he speaks frequently at retreats and conferences. He and his wife, Jennifer, have four daughters, Ava, Riley, Ruby, and Emma. In his spare time Jonathan enjoys spending time with his family, reading, traveling and cooking/gardening.