How Faith Gave Her Strength to Face Her Husband’s Addiction

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Author Carrie Keeton’s spiritual memoir to be featured in the 2010 California Library Association Book Exhibit.

Addictions cause so much pain and destruction in people's lives; not only to the person struggling with addiction but also to friends and especially family members

A touching memoir of a military bride’s thirty-seven-year struggle with her husband’s addiction awaits readers in Remembering True Love. Penned by self-published author Carrie Keeton, this book also relives her spiritual journey throughout this long-term battle, and her choice to hold on to faith to brave the trying times.

Upon learning of her husband’s alcoholism, Keeton’s life was slowly filled with pain and fear, so different from the quiet life she once lived at Great Meadow. “Addictions cause so much pain and destruction in people’s lives; not only to the person struggling with addiction but also to friends and especially family members,” the author says.

But through her strengthened faith, she realized that sadness can only prune the heart of every believer. She realized that, despite her husband’s addiction, Christian faith will get them through every ordeal. Today, she acknowledges that those were the best years in her life, for it was during those times that God displayed His remarkable intervention in her weary waiting.

With the release of Remembering True Love, Keeton hopes to give a ray of hope to others with loved ones suffering from addiction or personal struggles. This book will be featured at this year’s California Library Association Book Exhibit in Sacramento, CA on November 12-15, 2010. For more information, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
Carrie Keeton was born in Portsmouth, Ohio. It was there she met her husband, married, and later had two children. The Lewis farm of two hundred twenty-five acres will forever be a memorable part of the author’s life. It was there that Keeton grew close to God, and writing poetry inspired her life. It was age twelve that she developed a deep eternal relationship with God. By the age of fifteen, she knew beyond doubt that God was speaking to her heart as a missionary to Native Americans. Although this calling did not transpire to family circumstances, the author’s love of poetry eased her disappointment. Presently, Keeton’s poems have inspired her poetry book.    

Remembering True Love * by Carrie Keeton
A story about a woman’s heartfelt prayers among thorns of addiction
Publication Date: May 26, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 157 pages; 978-1-4500-1956-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 157 pages; 978-1-4500-1957-6
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4500-1958-3

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