Duane “Dog” Chapman sat down for his first intimate interview since the death of his beloved wife, Beth Chapman, last month after a battle with cancer and admitted that he’s ready to join her whenever that comes. He also revealed the Bible verse he wants read over him right before he goes.
The “Dog’s Most Wanted” star, popularly known as Dog, sat down with ET’s Kevin Frazier in his Colorado home last week and opened about how difficult it’s been to get back to work without his soulmate.
“Unless I’m a nut, then mentally and spiritually she’s there, she’s really there watching and helping,” he said of what it’s like going on his world-famous bounty quests.
Although he said it’s “morbid,” he admitted that he thought of taking his wife’s ashes with him on his wild chases. However, after some consideration, he thought it would be best to keep them at home.
Chapman also shared why his Christian wife opted to get cremated.
“When I was a little boy all the Christians [said], ‘You can’t get burned because then you can’t rise from the grave with Jesus’ and I said, ‘Honey, what do you think about that?’ She goes, ‘It’s from ashes to ashes and dust to dust,’” Chapman recounted.
The bounty hunter admitted he’s still processing everything that’s happened in the past month. Chapman confessed that he still places his wife’s pillow beside him every night and covers it with the blanket hoping it would be her again.
“Psychiatrists say and the Bible says it too, ‘time heals wounds’” Chapman explained. “After I’ve seen how she went (died) slow, I said, ‘Lord I’ve figured it out; I want to go fast, but you got to let someone at least read Genesis 1:1 to me,” Chapman told ET.
“All my staff has been advised if something happens to me, I wanna hear Genesis 1:1 so that I know that means to say Lord forgive me …” he continued, saying he wants to make sure he’s consecrated before he meets God since his job oftentimes brings out his vulgarity.
That verse states: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law