One Woman’s Journey Through the Valley of the Shadow of Addiction
People affected by a loved one’s addiction suffer silently in church pews. I was one of them. I’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 codependency’s suffocating cycle. I learned to see my Savior as the soul mate and provider my chemically dependent spouse could never be. God’s healing grace is not only for the addicted, but also for the broken ones who love them. CLICK to read the first chapter!
About the Author of Same Dress, Different Day
God Redeems the Dreams We Thought Were Lost
Juliet Van Heerden is an educator, speaker, and writer. She holds a Master of Science in Literacy Education. Passionate about sharing hope with hearts wounded by addiction, Juliet initiated a 12 Step class at her church and encourages others to do the same. As an itinerant speaker for women, recovery groups and congregations, she joyfully shares her inspirational journey. In her downtime, Juliet relishes healthy cooking, reading, foreign travel, photography and birding. Her favorite time of day is quiet early morning meditation, where she listens for God’s voice. Juliet and her husband, André enjoy ministering together. They believe in God’s power to restore broken people and are committed to sharing that message of hope with families and individuals wherever they are invited. Visit julietvanheerden.com