One Womanâ€™s Journey Through the Valley of the Shadow of Addiction
People affected by a loved oneâ€™s addiction suffer silently in church pews. I was one of them. Iâ€™m Juliet. Sometimes I wish I could be someone else, with another name altogether, someone whose life is more comedy than tragedy.
During the twelve years I was married to a cocaine-addicted Christian, I was overwhelmed with isolation and shame as I sat next to my ex-husband in church week after week. No one fathomed our family skeletons. How could I tell anyone? God stirred my spirit to seek personal healing and give voice to my reality. Through Him, I found freedom from silence and redemption for the life dreams I thought were forever lost.
Same Dress, Different Day: A Spiritual Memoir of Addiction and Redemption chronicles my journey from victim to victor as I struggled to break free from codependencyâ€™s suffocating cycle. I learned to see my Savior as the soul mate and provider my chemically dependent spouse could never be. Godâ€™s healing grace is not only for the addicted, but also for the broken ones who love them.Â