Articles by Brad Hambrick

Brad Hambrick serves as the Pastor of Counseling at The Summit Church in  Durham, NC. He also serves as Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a council member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition, has authored several books including God’s Attributes: Rest for Life’s Struggles, and served as general editor for the Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused (churchcares.com) project.

Relapse: Preventing a Slip from Becoming a Slide

In your attempts to maintain purity from pornography you’ve probably asked yourself, “Is every slip a relapse? Does every bad choice mean I’m ‘starting over’? I feel trapped. How can…

Fake News: Porn Is a Good Friend During Isolation

Right now, because of COVID-19, the majority of the population is stuck at home. For individuals who are single, that results in profound isolation. Even for married individuals with a…

5 Common Myths About Your Friend’s Struggle With Porn

As we talk about myths, let’s understand what many myths are—truths exaggerated beyond accuracy. For a statement to be repeated frequently enough to merit the title “myth,” there has to…

Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder Is Now Officially Recognized

Sexual addiction is becoming an official mental health diagnosis. The World Health Organization (WHO) met in May of this year and adopted the new ICD-11, which includes the diagnosis of Compulsive…

Am I in Over My Head as an Ally as My Friend Fights for Purity?

We can ask this question as an expression of humility or fear. Before we examine factors that indicate that your friend may need additional help (more than you as an…

6 Ways Watching Porn Affects Your Mental Health

Let’s begin with what should be an obvious point: there is no exclusive, causative correlation between viewing pornography and poor mental health. Meaning there are many individuals who do not…

When Is Professional Help Needed in Porn Addiction Recovery?

This is a question that many people aren’t sure how to frame. We know we shouldn’t wait until things are “that bad” but we want things to be “bad enough”…

Do you have the motivation it takes to quit porn?

“Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it a couple of dozen times,” captures well the pattern of trying to change any unwanted but enjoyable behavior. We want to, but we…

Why Your Pastor Can’t Be More Practical than You Are Honest

How often are you truly honest with those around you? Often when we have a prolonged struggle, our tendency is to get upset with those around us. In churches, that…