Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Josh Duggar Begins Long-Term Treatment

This morning, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar updated fans on Josh and Anna's heartbreaking situation via their family website. For the ease of our readers, we have posted their statement below:

We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, care and prayers for our family during this most difficult situation with Josh. 

As parents we are so deeply grieved by our son’s decisions and actions. His wrong choices have deeply hurt his precious wife and children and have negatively affected so many others. He has also brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear. 

Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center. For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery. We pray that in this he comes to complete repentance and sincere change. 

In the meantime, we will be offering our love, care and devoted support to Anna and our grandchildren as she also receives counsel and help for her own heart and future. 

During this time we continue to look to God—He is our rock and comfort. We ask for your continued prayers for our entire family.

Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar with Josh & Anna Duggar in 2009

350 comments:

  1. My heart is breaking for Anna and her children

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  2. While I believe that Josh Duggar has committed some wrongs, I truly applaud the way the family is pulling together to support him and to help him. Anna and her children are going through so much and I pray for strength and comfort for her. No of us is perfect and we all fall short in our Heavenly Father's eyes, yet He remains faithful in loving and blessing us.
    I believe that a true testimony is gained by those who walk through trials and tribulations and seek colace and guidance from above., Good Luck to your family

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  3. Sorry, I cant feel sorry for him

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  4. Is this the same one he went to as a child?

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  5. Praying for you guys ๐Ÿ’›

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  6. Nothing but prayers and love to you all!

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  7. We will still keep praying for Josh and Anna! God can heal him and their marriage. I faithfully believe this will happen.

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  8. Wishing peace and healing for your family, especially Amy and their children....as a parent my heart aches for you! Stay strong and keep your faith, if he brings you to it God will bring you through it!

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  9. No questions need be answered .... 1John 1:8 and 9 tell it all. Posted this just this morning. We all sin and fall short of the glory of God. He is in the forgiveness, cleansing and restoration business and for that, I am very, very thankful. Continued prayers for the Duggar family with love, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost for all. Stay strong and godly, Anna, praying for no unforgiveness to stick. God is your refuge and your strength, your very present help in time of trouble. (Ps. 46:1) Love you all!

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  10. We all need help sometimes dealing with problems.I pray that the Lord will continue to strengthen and comfort your family through this! God bless you!!!

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  11. So sorry for all the painful consequences that affect everyone, and you have our prayers. May our God bring healing, restoration, and in the end may He be glorified through what the enemy meant for evil.

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  12. You are in my prayers everyday. I wish only the very best for your family. May you find strength in the love we are sending you and your family. God bless

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  13. Prayers going out for all. I know the heartache of infidelity and I pray with you for Josh to be delivered and set free in Jesus' name. Praying he goes to the Cross.

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  14. Praying for your entire family. We miss seeing you!

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  15. Prayers for all the family !!

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  16. prayers to all of you



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  17. Will keep your whole family in thoughts and prayers .May God bless and keep you all in his loving รงare .Amen.

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  18. Such a sad situation for all. I'm glad that Jim Bob and Michelle made this statement and are offering support for Anna and the children. As much as this whole situation is so grieving, those of us with faith understand that the Lord heals all and will comfort us in our darkest hours.

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  19. Will it work? That's the only question I have.

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  20. Hoping & praying they get the professional help they need in order to recover ~not just chats with the church elders or repairing a building. I hope the parents & sibling also receive legitimate professional help. You can't fool all the people all the time

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  21. My prayers and heart goes out to you, Duggar family! This may be a hard time for your whole family.... But you all have each other for support. Anna needs all the love and support she can get right now... Good luck Josh! Hope you find peace and happiness

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  22. May god be with you all at this time. I am hoping josh and anna along with god can make the best decision on how to move foward. God bless!!!

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  23. Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers; may the Lord strengthen and keep you all during this difficult time and along each step of the journey.

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  24. So glad to hear both Josh and Anna are receiving the help they need. I will continue to pray for this precious family and I sincerely hope they do not let Josh take this lightly.

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  25. Praying for all of you, keep the faith.

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  26. I am so glad that he is getting the help he needs. Any obstacle is not easy to go through, but glad you all have family to support one another.
    God bless!

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  27. prayin for sweet anna and her children; can't help but wonder if josh had gotten proper mental help at the first signs of trouble as a teen that anna and the children would not be goin thur this now ; it's just so sad

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  28. I am hoping that Anna & children are also getting help!! She right now needs counseling & to distance herself from Josh & his family. She needs to seek within & above as to what her future is! Our Heavenly Father has a plan for her ... but it may not include Josh! She should not have to help him through this. She herself needs to take of her & 4 small children. Prayers for all!!

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  29. I am praying for the Duggar family. I miss your show. God will take care of the entire Duggar family, especially Josh and Anna.

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  30. Prayers for josh,anna & the entire duggars family god bless them

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  31. I am praying for the Duggar family. I miss your show. God will take care of the entire Duggar family, especially Josh and Anna.

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  32. ALL the Duggers are in my daily prayers. I wish you nothing but the best! God Bless!

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  33. So thankful to know that Josh has entered long term rehabilitation. I am continuing to keep the Duggar family in my prayers. My hopes and prayers are that he gets the healing that he needs so that he can be the head of his household. I pray that Anna will get the help that she needs to help her through all of this. I am also thankful to know that the Duggars will be there for Anna. To support her as she goes through any difficult situation that she is facing and going to face in the future. I believe in my heart that they are on the road to recovery. With Gods help this will happen. I also hope that Josh has not only asked forgiveness of his sins, but to turn from them and never go back again. I know that it is hard, but again...with Gods help...it can be accomplished. God bless & Luv y'all lots!!!

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  34. Best wishes to you all..May god bless yous and keep you all safe and give yous the strength to keep moving forward!

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  35. My prayers are with you all. I am so sorry for the family and I hope for the best for Josh, Anna and the children for their futre. We love you guys, and I pray that The Lord will be with you during this difficult time.

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  36. After josh get out will u guy b returning to tlc?

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  37. I am praying for the whole family I know God hears our prayers. God bless you all Tammy

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  38. Love you guys so much and very glad Josh is on the road to complete healing and recovery, no matter how long it takes. I support your family and pray GOD's healing for all of you, especially Anna, Josh's wife, and you, Michelle, Josh's mom, as well as his sibling. Guys can just deal with heartache and heartbreak seemingly better that we women...when it comes to disappointments and infidelities on the part of our husbands and sons! I speak from experience myself in this matter. GOD BLESS YOU ALL! Please don't hesitate to ask if I can do anything for any of you!

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  39. You have our prayers and continued love.

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  40. I loved the show, and I will be raying for josh and family, and extended family, where is this place and what is is called.

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  41. Continue prayers for your family.

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  42. It seems everyday something new comes to light with Josh. It is so hard to read all this! My heart breaks for Anna & those precious children. Michelle must be utterly devastated. The Lord with guide you through this ugly mess.
    Josh, I hope you can depend & truly change your ways. You have been so blessed & yet you don't seem to know that. I hope you can turn your life around & return home to you're loving wife & innocent children a new, humble husband and father.

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  43. Treatment?

    Come on, guys. I'm all for treatment facilities and counseling and all that. But ever since the molestation scandal broke, everyone's been acting like he has a terminal disease, not that he has a profound, deeply rooted SIN problem. He got caught!!! He did NOT come forward with this sin. I am not convinced at ALL that he is truly repentant. Why should I be? Thankfully, Jesus knows his heart and will take care of him His way. I LOVE the Duggars. But seriously. Josh is a conman, looking out for what he wants. Period.

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  44. I glad that Josh is getting the help he needs, and im and proud how u guys as a family are sticking together thru all this, i wish your family the best of luck and i will be praying u guys can come back to tv with ur show.

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  45. My prayers are with you and your family. This goes to show that NOONE is perfect. Only Jesus himself. My heart breaks for Anna. She is such a good woman. I don't know that I could stand by my husband after he comitted adultery. Everything that is done in the dark, will come to light.

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  46. Good. It's nice to see that Josh is taking matters into his own hands and getting the help he needs.

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  47. My heart is with ya'll. We serve an awesome God and he will bring you through this. Keep the faith!! xoxo

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  48. It's about time. That's exactly what Josh needs. I also hope it's a true treatment center ran by psychological specialists not just a faith based program. I suspect that Josh was sexually abused as a kid.

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  49. Praying for your family during this time.

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  50. thank god prayin he gets the help he needs ; prayers for anna and the kids, I know it has got to be so hard for anna ; yes a wife is to submit to her husband and the husband is to love the wife as Christ loves the church josh failed anna done what was right and no doubt loves josh with ever fiber of her being , only god can lead her to make right choices for her family as she has to assume the role as head of household in josh's absent

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  51. Will be keeping your family, in my prayers.

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  52. Many prayers and blessings to all.

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  53. I am so happy he is getting the help that he needs, and Anna & the children are getting help, our God can fix this.

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  54. I will definitely keep you and your family in my prayers! I have been through this devastation myself and I pray that Josh will find true peace in himself through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I pray also for Anna and the children, that God will mend her broken heart! I pray also for you the parents, as I know your heart is broken as well... and for all the rest of the Duggers... God is faithful and this too shall pass... God's Blessings!

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  55. This is the first and best step for him. Praying for him, Anna and the entire Duggar family. Everyone deserves to be forgiven. The Lord forgives we all know that! Other people do not get it but that is because they have not been taught correctly.

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  56. Let me start by saying I am a Christian who likes this family. But a very close friend of mine went through what Anna is going through... Awesome Christian husband, unrepentant double life. Got caught. This is what scares me. When there's something to gain by being a Christian, whether it be family approval, career success, self worth, etc... the power of Jesus is often lost. Historically, Christians were the outcasts, beaten, flogged, murdered... Christians ruling the country is a new idea, and obviously it's not EVER how it's supposed to be, until Heaven. When there's something to gain, other than Jesus Himself, by being a Christian, these things will happen over and over again.

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  57. I will be praying for your entire family and for Josh's recovery

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  58. Prayers for Josh, Anna, their children as well as for all of families. Prayers for Josh's healing in rehab and comfort and peach for the family! Love to ALL!!!

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  59. My prayers are with Josh and Anna family and all the Duggars God Bless all of you

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  60. Josh my prayers go out to you and your family

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  61. I sincerely hope Josh gets real professional help and his wife does as well. Prayers to Anna and rest of the family.

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  62. I'm glad he's getting help! God bless you all during this troubling time! Miss seeing you on t.v.! Please keep us updated. Love you all

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  63. I am so glad that Josh and Anna are getting the treatment they need. In the long run it will be the best they can get from mortals, and they will also get the very best from a loving Father in Heaven who knows the hearts and souls of each of us. May He bless each of you with the comfort and love you need.

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  64. I hope he gets the help he needs and its done by a dr, not a preacher. Do it the right way get counseling,not just work in the church like last time. Good luck Josh .God Bless

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  65. The Beard family will be praying for all involved in this heartbreaking time. Only God can heal!

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  66. We are praying for your whole family. None of us are perfect but if we call on God to help and lead us we will be forgiven and healed.
    I know you do not understand my Catholic faith but we are truly a bible driven hurch and we believe in the same basic conservitive values you do.
    We do pray very sincerely for you at this difficult time. We hope to see you back on tv very soon.
    God bless all of you with every grace and blessing you need.
    Joanie

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  67. Praying for your entire family. I can't imagine the heartbreak. No one is immune to the lures of temptation.

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  68. I understand what they are going thru but at the same time the pain is unavoidable and will take a long time to heal. I pray that God will show them the way. Also here is a lesson that this kind of hurt touches a lot of people no matter what and how you choose to live your life.

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  69. This is one of Gods challenges you are given here on earth you will get through this it won't be easy at all but it will prepare you to be a stronger personger person and prepare you for our next permanent life with God in heaven.

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  70. All of you in my prayers everyday.Love,from Texas

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  71. God bless you and your family I really hope things pick up for you guys I miss your show

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  72. Praying for the family as a whole and all individuals for peace and restoration

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  73. We support you all...prayers too.

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  74. Prayes for Josh and Anna and her family and to your whole family. Sincerely.

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  75. May prayers are with your entire family!

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  76. As I read this what goes through my mind is that many people will read the article and say I am there. Your statement of how you are handling this will give them strength as they deal with the issues. Praying continues.

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  77. I'm keeping Anna and the family in my prayers. I hope Josh can find his way back to his family.

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  78. The Duggar know how to use the right words for everything. That's not a good thing. Josh is sorry that he got caught. He would've continued if the hacker didn't reveal his name. Anna is so sweet and precious I feel bad. Of course, I feel deeply sorry for his victims too, that is very serious too.

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  79. Praying for your family during this difficult time!!

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  80. PRAYING FOR BOTH SIDES OF THE FAMILIES! BOTH ANNA'S AND JOSH'S. MAY GOD TOUCH BOTH SIDES HEARTS AND GUIDE THEM THROUGH THESE TIMES. I HOPE ANNA REALIZES THIS IS NOT HER FAULT AND PEOPLE NEED TO QUIT ACCUSING AND JUDGING JOSH'S FAMILY AND ANNA. GOD DECIDES WHAT HAPPENS TO JOSH. ONLY GOD! I AM NOT JUDGING JOSH OR ANNA OR THE DUGGARS. WE ARE HERE TO HELP AND TO GUIDE AND TO FORGIVE. I WISH THEY HADN'T TOOK THE SHOW OFF THE AIR. I BELIEVE THIS COULD HAVE HELPED OTHER PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING THRU SOMETHING LIKE THIS. BUT THEY ALSO NEED SOME PRIVATE TIME TO HEAL AND GET HELP. ANNA FOLLOW YOUR HEART AND DO WHAT GOD GUIDES YOU TO DO. WHATEVER YOU DECIDE WILL BE THE RIGHT MOVE. MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP ALL OF YA'. MAY HE GUIDE AND LEAD YA' IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. AMEN

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  81. My prayers are with your entire family. Complete recovery from pornography is so very, very difficult, but we know that NOTHING is impossible with God. I pray that Josh will be totally submissive to the Holy Spirit and allow Him to completely cleanse him and make him whole. I pray especially for Anna. I understand her broken heart and know that trust will take a very long time to restore. Only with God at the center can she also become whole again. I pray also for Jim Bob, Michelle and all the siblings that they will keep their eyes on God and His Sovereignty. May He grant each of you His peace and comfort. He is walking each step of this journey with each of you.

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  82. Continued prayer for your family.

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  83. I love your family and I think you need to stick behind our children my husband does not go to church but he has always said you have to forgive to move on

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  84. Praying for complete healing and restoration in Jesus Name!

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  85. Hugs and Love to your family! Karen

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  86. So glad to hear this. Sounds like the Duggar Family is taking a holistic approach through Anna also getting counseling. As a religious Jew with similar values, I have enjoyed the Duggar episodes via Amazon as we do not have a TV. Hang in there, You all are in my prayers. May Josh be completely healed and live a happy and fulfilled life with Anna and his children. All my love Rivkah.

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  87. I can only hope that Josh is receiving treatment from a licensed professional that specializes in what Josh is dealing with. I hope that Anna is also receiving professional treatment as well as Michelle and JimBob. I fear that what Josh has done will cause the Duggar's to make their rules more stringent which might not be helpful for the remaining Duvgar's at home.

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    1. Agreed. He "got help" when he was a teenager, but was it actually helpful? He should be seeing a licensed professional.

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  88. I WILL ALWAYS KEEP YOUR FAMILY IN MY PRAYERS. I AM GLAD JOSH IS GOING AWAY FOR SOME HELP HE NEEDS IT. I WISH Y'ALL WELL, AND STRENGTH TO GET THROUGH ALL THIS MESS. GOD BLESS ALWAYS!!!!

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  89. Only God can heal all wounds! I pray they both can get the tender loving care & help they need as they begin a new path. Although this path was not in their planned journey God will light the way & bring them back home together.

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  90. I am so happy to hear this. Good luck Josh

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  91. Prayers for you all. I can't imagine the pain you all feel. Poor Anna, just giving birth.

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  92. Sending many prayers, hugs and love your way. I am so happy Josh has decided to get real help. This is a disease like drugs, alcohol not to be taken lightly. Anna you are a beautiful Godly wife, mother and women. Believe in yourself, be angry with Josh if you want it's okay. Never ask yourself what did I do to make him cheat on me. I will tell you my story....My ex-yes ex husband of over 20 years....cheated on me with strip clubs spending lots of money we didn't have. Pron magazines, XXX rated movies, prostitutes, we had two small boys when I found this out. I was heart broken to say the least. He was arrested for picking up a prostitute. Devastated.... see my children's father was raised in a Christian home, his dad was a Pastor and the worst part was he was the Youth Pastor at the church we attended. We myself as well made the mistake of not doing anything to get help. I just tried to do my best to give him what he wanted but being a mom of two small boys and working and trying to be a wife it was hard. His desire was to keep up with this type of lifestyle he had. He was raised in a sheltered life style. I was raised in a Christian loving home but was not sheltered from the world. I am going to be 60 years old and Anna I have never drank, did drugs or smoked and was a virgin when I got married. Did kiss before marriage. I was so thrilled to have married a man of God. My world was crushed...I thought we had worked things out and he was good....We moved and he became the Youth Pastor at the church his dad was Pastor of...wow Anna - he was back to his same old habits....he became abusive physically and mental and emotionally. His family of course only backed him up except for 1 brother. I prayed and did everything I could to keep my marriage together. I know by divorcing him was okay with God.. He has been married 3 times and divorced 3 times...he cheated on them and abused them as well. The 3rd wife only stayed married for 2 years and lived with him only 1 year...Anna said is he doesn't think he's doing anything wrong.......Josh is getting the help he needs....hang in there Anna keep your marriage together but next to God put yourself and those babies first....let Josh get the help he needs and Like I said be angry with Josh it's really okay and THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU!!!!

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  93. Praying for you all

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  94. I am so proud of Josh and praying for him and your family. This was a gift from God so that he could be freed from sexual immorality. He wants Josh to be whole and pure. It was a hard way to get his attention, but I praise God that Josh listened, turned His face back to God, and is getting the help he needs. Some days will be harder than others and Josh may have to decide every day, or every second during hard days to submit his will to the Lord's. God's grace is sufficient. I pray that Josh would experience true freedom in the name of Jesus.

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  95. Please know that I have prayed and will continue to pray for healing and restoration for all. God is faithful...and He will continue to be faithful to you.

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  96. So glad he is getting help. Praying for them.

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  97. My prayers are with you Duggar family.
    Even as Christian parents our children can and do make bad decisions that lead them down destructive paths. I am so grieved for your family, for Anna and the children and yes for Josh too. I hope and pray that he will reach a place of true repentance and brokenness over his actions. God is the one who forgives even the most vile, He is the one who restores and heals, He alone can set us free from the things that bind us and put our feet on solid ground. We love you Duggar family, Anna and Josh and the children. I will be praying for you guys

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  98. I hope this is actually a legitimate treatment facility with professionals trained to treat people with sexually deviant behavior rather than sending him to a family friend to do construction work. We all have seen how well that worked out. Praying for the family, especially Anna and their children. How heartbreaking.

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  99. God bless all the family. Love your family .

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  100. Thank you dear Jesus for leading Josh to a long term rehabilitation centre so he can work on his heart and head issues. Thank you Lord for keading this family into a safe harbour so all can get the earthly care that is needed. Praying strength for all involved.

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  101. I am so glad the family is there for Anna, she is the one that git hurt the most from all this. I am glad that Josh has reached out for help. I pray that God leads him down the right path. God Bless the family, stay strong and keep the faith. I love you guys and I miss watching the show, I enjoyed seeing the kiddo grow, and the adventures they get into. I hope you guys can come back on TV again.

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  102. If what Josh knows of the scriptures did not keep him from adultery, what could a rehab
    ever do for him?

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  103. I am praying for your family as you go through this tough time. I am praying for Josh and Anna. I know there will be healing and it will take time but God will be with you every step of the way. Love you all.

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  104. I will keep Josh and the hole family in my prays.

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  105. Best. Wishes Josh, Anna and Prayers to all the Duggar family

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  106. Praying for Anna during this time. I hope she finds the strength and love that surrounds her. I can only imagine the mix of emotions she is going through. I hope she knows this was not her fault, she is an amazing person, wife, and mother.

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  107. I am so sorry to hear of Josh's problems but am thankful he is receiving the help he needs. I know that Michelle and Jim Bob will help all they can and will be their for Anna and their dear grandbabies. I will pray for the Duggar family that they will receive all of our Lord's loving graces and heal all of the pain and sorrow they are going thru.

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  108. I will be praying!!!! I miss yall so much and seeing yalls lives and story! In all storms God is good and his grace and mercy never fails!

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  109. PRAYING FOR FAMILY. Glad Josh is getting the long needed help. I hope Anna and children are also getting treatment. I hope that any and all of the Duggar family are also getting cousiling that is needed.

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  110. Praying for your family. You have been an inspiration for me as long as I can remember and continue to be inspirations as you deal with difficulties. Praying for comfort and healing and continued wisdom. Love love love you Duggars! Every single one of you!

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  111. My heart goes out to Anna especially and her children. I hope that over time her heart will heal and that Josh comes to fully understand the consequences of his actions and truly repents.

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  112. I'm really glad that Josh is getting some professional help. I have been very worried about him. I have been in his position and I know how hard it is to climb back from the horrible consequences of doing something stupid. Mine wasn't on as grand a scale as his and certainly not in the tabloids, and for that I feel bad for him. Ultimately, the humiliation and devastation is the same and it will take years for him to get back to a place where he will feel like he can function again and be part of society as a whole. My heart breaks for him, for Anna and those children. The media can be so cruel and unforgiving. Josh made some horrible choices - so did I. He hurt a lot of people he claims to love - so did I. I hope he can one day forgive himself - I never could and probably never will. I certainly hope and pray that whatever help he receives will bring him to that point and aid in rebuilding the trust between him and Anna and also his parents and siblings. I also pray that this will not affect McKynzie, Michael, Marcus and Meredith as they grow up and that they will be allowed to live their lives free of the stigma of what their dad did when they were little. It's a tough world but they don't deserve to carry this on their shoulders.
    Praying and hoping for healing for Josh and Anna and the entire Duggar family.

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  113. BE STRONG!! There are lots of people in this world that love and care for the Duggars! I will be praying that you as a family will stay strong.

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  114. To the Duggar Family Anna and children, I believe Josh has made the correct decision to go to a place where he can get the help he needs please know you are not alone there are many people who have this same illness and he will be the husband and son and father you expect from him I pray for Anna at this time and your family as well please let us know how he is doing a lot of people do care.

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  115. I am praying for Josh and all the family. God is our ever present help in the time of need! Your family is amazing and God will use all of you for His glory!!!

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  116. Through the grace of god and prayers, along with the family support and loving prayers.. josh and his family [ ALL ] will receive the guidance and help to move forward and blossom.
    My prayers and love for your family will daily ask for the blessings of our lord upon each and all of you. No one is perfect and no one is without need of help and support at sometime in their lives. Josh is no different and his life will be blessed and improved with guidance, love, support and god's love. I look forward to the news of all the improvements and abundance of wonderful things for the whole family. Wanda

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  117. I pray for the best for all of you, as this has an effect on all. I hope that this helps Josh and he can return to family as a whole man dependent on only God, Love you all!

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  118. The true is the devil wants to destroy the family because God hold family precious in his eyes. I feel so bad for Anna because I know how it feels to give everything o a husband and for him not to get help. We are no longer married but I married again and the devil has tried to destroy this marriage too. We are living in the last days before Jesus returns and I pray Anna knows it is not her issue it is a demon that Josh has to want to give to God. Love your family!!

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  119. Good for you Josh! Hope you get the help you need. Prayers for everyone involved!

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  120. With GOD nothing is impossible. HE is our Great PHYSICIAN. Josh and Anya are precious in HIS sight. We will uphold all of your family in prayer before HIS throne of grace.

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  121. Prayers, comfort and courage for Anna at this very difficult time.

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  122. So glad he's getting help. Praying for this family. Especially sweet Anna and the kids.

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  123. Glad Josh is getting the help that he needs. Will be praying for him and his family along with your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep posting pictures and updates.

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  124. To the Duggar Family
    By His stripes we are Healed
    Josh Psalm 18
    Your family has shared their faith with the world. Like any family we all have issues no family is with out. Josh is fight his demons quit literally. I had to fight mine, if he sincerely wants freedom he will achieve his goal and be restored. My heart breaks for you all and will alway be in my prayers in the good or bad. May our Lord and Saviour heal, deliver and restore through his Love and Holy Spirit. Brenda...Vancouver, BC

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  125. Prayers for Josh and Anna as well as your whole family. The only true forgiveness he needs is from our Heavenly Father and I am sure he has received that already. I hope he can get the peace he needs as well as his family. God Bless you all...♡ you all!

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  126. You are not alone. As a wife who has been hurt by my husband's choice to view porn, I want to remind you, this is more common than you know. The fact that Josh was willing to publicly confess his actions and take the consequences is huge! Many of us wives suffer in silence while our husbands struggle alone because of fear and pride. In our private fight against this sin, we have found that everytime we think we have put up walls to protect our family, Satan finds another hole. It hurts to walk through a mall and see the almost porn that is plastered everywhere. I cringe everytime I see my husband in a corner with his tablet. When he touches me, I wonder who he is touchig. It hurts. Our husbands have a very difficult fight, they need us. God knows. Our Heavenly Father is hurt by this far more than we are. And it does hurt. It hurts more than ourr husbands realize. There is hope and amazing grace for you all. God will help, forgive, and heal. Lord willing your testimony will wake up churches to this very real very present enemy called Porn. No family is safe, no position is out of its reach. BTW, my husband is a pastor. It is my prayer that one day he will have the convicton to stand and confess. Then we can start to heal. God bless.

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  127. I am so against organized religion and this is one reason why. Those that know there is a GOD and follow the 10 Commandments that were written for ALL to follow, do not need to preach or judge others on how they live. I am sure there are more deep secrets within the family and only YOU can repent and fix these. GOD is there to guide, not repair your faults.

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  128. God bless... so many men struggle with this issue as young boys, I hope God sends us help in this avoided issue that gets swept under the rug!

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  129. Is never to late to start over...he must want it in order to really work, he hurt his Family big time even though they forgive him is never the same and before his children are aware of all the sins that he committed he must clean himself of all those demons...may God give him the strength to succeed.

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  130. I hope this is successful. As someone who has been in recovery, I want to let you know, in some cases one time is not enough. But don't lose faith if that happens. With time and patience recovery is possible as with all addictions. I pray you all find peace and healing through this trying journey. You guys still have lots of supporters out there!

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  131. Jim Bob, Michelle, Josh, Anna and family: How my heart hurts for you all. I am so very proud of all of you. This could have crushed you all to the point of no return. But like Job, you all have and will come through this because of Christ's love and strength. Jesus never said we would not go through tremendous trials. He only said He would be there with us. There IS something good that will come out of all of this. I pray you will stay in His presence and walk 'above the waves'... keeping your eyes OFF of the turmoil and circumstances and ON Him. I pray a hedge of protection around each and every one of you and a legion of mighty warring angels to be ever present as the enemy will be seeking to stop God's work that you've started. God will be glorified in this. And I pray healing and peace to you all.

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  132. In this statement you asked for continued prayer for your family. I for one have been and will continue to do so. I love you though I've never had the honor of meeting you, which would have been priceless to me because you all have helped me grow in my faith more than you will ever know, and your weekly show kept me together at a very difficult time in my life. I'm paralysed due to a birth defect called spina bifida, and though I've overcome much and am very active and independent, my body often betrays me from time to time. About four years ago I was bed bound and it lasted for four almost five years, I almost died. Your show, books and example helped me keep my wits and my faith. God has used you and continues to do so, and yes even Josh who I still greatly admire. Yes I'm disappointed, but I am no less a sinner than he so I can't stand in condemnation. I still think he's the best as I do all of you. He with God's help will overcome, and he and annas marriage will be restored and stringer than ever. Much love in Christ ... Donna charpentier

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  133. I'm so sorry that you have to go through this! God bless you and the rest of your family! The Duggars are in my prayers.

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  134. Blessing for your family and for Anna and the kids. It's good to hear that Josh has taken the first steps to mend his family and get right the God. I pray your family will continue to do what is in there best interest. Just love you all. Blessinga

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  135. Wow! Good for Josh! PLEASE give us updates on Anna...I feel so bad for her.

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  136. Anna, my heart goes out to you. You are a beautiful, selfless woman and nurturing mother. God will be your constant. Prayers going out to you.

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  137. Too bad this wasn't their response after his first transgression YEARS ago.

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  138. Wishing great prayers to the family...๐Ÿ™

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  139. Wishing great prayers to the family...๐Ÿ™

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  140. I'm glad Josh is finally going to get the help he needs.

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  141. Praying for Josh and Anna.

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  142. lifting the whole family up in prayer, our God uses everything and works it together in His plan for us, he will see all of you through this difficult time, blessings to all.

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  143. Thank you for your unwaivering faith in God. Your family has been such an encouragement to me...

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  144. 2 Chronicles 20:2-30. v17 You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.’”

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  145. Your a strong family and a good foundation. Trust in God and he will see you through.

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  146. Sincerely there is not much to say. I think he did the right thing. I just hope he went to the right place. I am sure he wants to get better but it will take a long process. I will continue to pray for him, Anna, poor thing, for their children, because this will carry on with them for a long time, and I will pray for the whole family too. I love them and I wish the best.

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  147. How is Jessa doing with her pregnancy. I'm so tired of hearing about Josh, Let's let him get the help he needs, and let his family mend. I'd love to hear about the other family members for a change. Good things. Like the new baby for Jessa and hubbie. Hows little Israel doing, and how are the Dillards doing in Napal? Blessings to you.

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  148. praying for peace in this whole situation, God is good!!!!

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  149. mizzterrid@yahoo.comAugust 26, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    OF COURSE....you have my prayers!!!!! all of you!!!!!

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  150. I am so sorry for your family going thru all of this, but know there are many people that are praying for your family and for Anna and her children and for Josh to get well.

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  151. Now if anyone has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but in some measure—not to put it too severely—to all of you. For such a one, this punishment by the majority is enough, so you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. So I beg you to reaffirm your love for him. For this is why I wrote, that I might test you and know whether you are obedient in everything. Anyone whom you forgive, I also forgive. What I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ, so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs.
    2 Cor 2:5-11 (ESV)

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  152. As much as I enjoyed their show "most" of the time....I am sick to death of hearing about them....I hope Anna's decision and future if truly for her and her childrens good....not the Duggars..

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  153. God bless your family in this hardest of times.I know many are judging right now while they most likely have planks in their own eyes. God knows the hearts of those involved & HE is the one who knows what you all need. So in my prayers for your family I ask that He give you peace, understanding, grace and whatever it is that The Father knows you all need.

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  154. We are in the same situation. What program can you recommend for sex addicts? Thank you,
    Gieving Wife

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    1. So sorry for the pain that you are going through. God will get you through this. Praying for help and healing for you and your family.

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  155. I hope your family will heal.This is a bad situation but it can be fixed.I do not think that Anna will throw her marriage aside. I also think that Josh is truly sorry for his poor choices. I am glad however that he is seeking help and guidance.I love your show and your family.You have helped me through some difficult times more tan you will ever know. My prayers are for all of you..Bless you

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  156. We continue to pray for your family. Keep the faith!

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  157. Prayers for both Josh and Anna as they begin this road of recovery. Our prayers are also with the Dugger's as they pull together during this time.

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  158. I will continue to pray for all if you.

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  159. My prayers are with the whole family. Know that God is walking beside you all during the difficult time.

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  160. God Bless you all. I still love your family. None of us are perfect. I pray Josh gets the help he needs.
    I am sad this all has to play out in the public eye. It's such a private matter. My heart is with you.
    (((hug))) to all involved including Josh - he needs everyone's prayers and love and NOT condemnation.
    From one homeschooling family to another.

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  161. I know that Josh will get where he needs to be, With Gods help he will. He has a beautiful family. There a a lot out there that need help don't feel you are alone. there just not in the lime light.

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  162. Well said.....100% correct.

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  163. This is a real struggle.For the christian and non-Christian. Thank you for not hiding under a rock to deal with it. Those you ministered to before will continue to be ministered to as you navigate this REAL and life altering struggle in public view with the grace and poise bestowed on you from a gracious and almighty God. Praying in Michigan. Shalom

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  164. I'm so sorry to all the family especially Anna look to God for your comfort he is the only one that can heal your hurt and make you strong for your kids.. ❤️๐Ÿ™ for all that's hurting.

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  165. God bless your family, I am praying for you all, especially sweet Anna. I'm sure she is so hurt and disappointed, but thank goodness there is healing and forgiveness through Christ!

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  166. I am so glad he finally went and got counseling. What the devil intends for destruction God can turn around and use it for good.

    That being said, let's give it a rest. The media is already giving them so much attention for this, and they need to recover from this in privacy, especially Anna. I agree with pamelabrock, focus on the good and the positive. Try and help the family go back to their normal lives.

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  167. I wish Anna, the children and your family a lot of strength during this difficult time. A big cyber hug for Anna. Never doubt yourself, follow your heart.
    I hope the treatment can help Josh find himself again.

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  168. Lots of prayers and love sent your way.

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  169. i have read many comments on many sites that uses Josh's sins to suggest that Christianity is worthless. Christians do not need God because they are perfect. We need Him because we sin, because we are human and make mistakes daily. In God's eye a sin is a sin, no matter what. We need God because that is the only way to have our sins forgiven. Without His son Jesus dying on the cross, and being raised from the dead after three days, we would all be dead in our sin. Praise God Josh is leaning in His everlasting arms.

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  170. My prayers continue for Anna, their children, and the Duggar family. I'm so sorry for this beautiful family but I'm so glad Josh is getting treatment. May God bless you Josh in your new journey and you, Anna and your children. I know this is very hard for you to endure especially on the recent birth of your new baby, hormones all over the place, and being a mom to your other three very active children. You not only have your family for support Anna, you will have so many prayers to God to help you on this journey.

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  171. God Bless You Duggars! Ecclesiastes 3 There is a Time for Everything. Well I Pray for Your Family to Heal! May your family gang much needed strength!

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  172. your family is in our prayers! I hope Anna and the kids get help! Josh I'm so happy to know that you are getting help!! Praying for that everything works out!!

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  173. This is a good first step for Josh, and I pray that he becomes truly repentant this time. He needs counselling not only for the pornography and adultery, but also for the deceit. From Duggars first statement, it seems as if they were not aware of this until the news broke.....which means Josh was "outted" as opposed to confessing his sin himself. That is very troubling. I pray for Anna, that God grants her wisdom as to how she should move forward. Whether she stays with him or divorces him, it will be a long, difficult road for her and the children.

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  174. Prayers for all of the Duggars and praying that Josh Anna will get the help they will need. Feel for all of them and the children. Stay strong and please take care of yourselves. Miss seeing all of you and always in my hearts and prayers love you all. God will help you and hope that you can gain his trust again Anna. I understand it is a hard road ahead and it hurts a lot. Prayers that you and Josh can make it together and heal in time.

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  175. Praying for both sides of the family's. Everyone who has been affected but this. I know it's not easy to go through but GOD is there to help you with this. I myself am a suriver. Praying that GOD will be there for all of you. Hugs to you all

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  176. Do any of you question the timing on this?!? If he genuinely felt he had a problem and wanted help then he could have asked for it at any time BEFORE his name was leaked. I imagine the only reason he is entering treatment is that he was caught and his family told him that he needed to go in order to gain sympathy. "Poor Josh has an addiction and can't control himself..." The only people I feel sorry for are the victims of his sexual assaults years ago and his poor wife and kids.

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  177. You are precious to the Lord and to so many ..all of you! Praying with faith for healing and restoration

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  178. So relieved that josh has made the difficult first step to get help..I pray for his complete recovery and healing for your family...I love you all and pray for you daily..Be strong Anna you are a strong woman รกnd you have been through so much but you can get through this also...your precious children need you more than ever...

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  179. Anna's brother says that she needs to leave him.

    Your thoughts?

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  180. 100% right on... love what I read!

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  181. My prayers go out to Anna and her children. Hang in there Anna you are loved.

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  182. Praying for Josh, that he truly changes, and praying for Anna and the rest of the family. I hope this can end up good.

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  183. My heart breaks for Anna and her family as well as the Duggar family. I'm glad that Josh realizes that he is sick and is going to treatment. It will take years and likely multiple stays at treatment centers for him to deal with his problems. I'll continue to pray for Josh as well as Anna and the children as well as all the Duggars. It's so important that the families stick together and reach to our Lord and Savior for comfort and guidance. Prayers continuing for your family. God bless you all!

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  184. Are you kidding me??

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  185. josh is very lucky that he has a forgiving wife...

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  186. I'm praying for everyone involved! God bless your family as you all begin the road to complete healing and recovery!

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  187. I will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time I I will be praying extra for Anna tht god will heal her hurt

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  188. I feel sorry for the family to find yourselves in this situation. I am not a religious person so not here to send prayers etc. I just hope that eventually the family can get back some kind of life. There has got to be so much repairing of trust. Hopefully josh can work out his demons and see it to the end of his treatment. I wish all the family well.

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