@David_Cieszynski I am certain that Michael Ramsden had a reliable source of information and I agree that in the process of healing it is common to repeat the stumble, repent, stumble cycle. However, I would say that while it does take time to reprogram the brain’s neural pathways to reduce the severity of the addiction, overcoming this addiction has a great deal to do with self-understanding and self-control. Both of these attributes require a person to be intentional in taking time to study and reflect on their own struggle as they seek to walk with Christ.
Saying ‘we just need to give it to God’ makes it sound as if we are powerless. I do not believe that is the case. While only God can transform our hearts through Christ, once we are Christian we must learn to discipline our bodies. The apostle Paul always speaks of this process as something that the believer must participate in actively - not passively.
I Cor 9:27 - But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
Romans 6:11-14 - In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
There is a war between the spirit and the flesh within the believer and as we mature in Christ we must learn to master the flesh.
Galatians 5:16-17 - So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh.
So my advice would be this - expect to stumble as you learn to master your flesh and renew your mind, but view yourself as a warrior of Christ subduing the flesh by the power of God’s Spirit and expectantly seek victory as you offer your body as a living sacrifice
Christ is the victor! Not the flesh.