Monday, December 01, 2014

My own prison

A couple of years ago I read Sinner's Creed, the memoir of Scott Stapp, former lead singer of Creed. This was one of those warts and all memoirs, with no sugar coating. Stapp candidly talked about his past struggles with being raised by an abusive stepfather, and problems with drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, and a suicide attempt. At the time this book was published, it seemed his life was back on track, with a happy marriage and family, and he'd found the stability he longed for in his Christian faith.

Now it seems his life has fallen apart again. Media reports indicate that he is homeless, broke, and his wife has filed for divorce against him. If it's possible to hit lower than rock bottom, Scott Stapp has done so. Sensationalism aside, he's relapsed into his drug habit and he's clearly going through a very difficult time. It's sad to see his life turn out this way. My thoughts and prayers are with him, his wife, and his family.

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