Thursday, August 20, 2015

Statement from Josh Duggar

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. 
Psalm 118:8


It grieves us to share the following statements from the Duggar family: 

Statement from Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar:
Please see the statement below from our son Josh regarding recent media stories about him. When we learned of this late last night our hearts were broken. As we continue to place our trust in God we ask for your prayers for Josh, Anna, our grandchildren and our entire family.

Statement from Josh Duggar:
I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have been unfaithful to my wife.

I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him.

I have brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions.

The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country I was hiding my own personal failures.

As I am learning the hard way, we have the freedom to choose our actions, but we do not get to choose our consequences. I deeply regret all the hurt I have caused so many by being such a bad example.

I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time.

Josh Duggar

449 comments:

  1. It's wrong but not unforgivable. Nobody is beyond redemption. Trust in the Lord for you not because your family does and how u were brought up. I've been there. My prayers to the Duggars. No one is perfect hence the reason why Jesus died on the cross.

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  2. At least he's honest, I give him that much

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  3. Prayers for your entire family. I hope you can all get past this and continue to trust in God and stay the close nit family that you want to be. Once again, prayers!

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  4. Just want you to know, I am praying for all the family. We serve a great Lord, He is our help in time of need, Trust him. With love and prayers, Romans 8:38,39 Isaiah 41,10, Deuteronomy 33:27 Psalm 118:17 (KJV)

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  5. Josh you will make it through this only if you completely surrender to Jesus. Strongholds are impossible to break without Jesus intervention. Praying for you and all those effected by this.

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  6. Prayers sent to your wife and family in this hard to in your life

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  7. Its nice to hear directly from Josh admitting his sins. I pray for Anna. May God help her to deal with this bomb she has been handed.

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  8. When Josh's problems he had as a teenager came out, I thought he was probably hiding other things. Sometimes, it's very sad to be wrong. I just hope Anna is smart enough to get herself and the kids out safely while she still can.

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  9. I was so hoping this was not true....my heart is broken for you all. I will pray for your family & for the Lords forgiveness for Josh along with Strength for Anna

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  10. Of course I will pray for Anna and the entire family. I am angry with Josh. Very angry. This just goes to show how satan comes in and latches onto a soul and keeps tempting them till all is distroyed for them. I am so very sorry this is happening to Anna and his family. I am glad that the Lord has brought this sin out into the light of day. Now, maybe Josh has a chance to find true forgiveness from the Lord, himself , his spouse and extended family members. God bless that entire family

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  11. We were so close of getting a spinoff show of Jessa And Jill, things were finally looking up, now all is lost forever, no more ever again, Josh hit the nail in the coffin.Im so upset and selfishly so, I wanted my family back.Its like a death all over again.Why should the rest of this family have to suffer yet again.I literally feel sick , my stomach hurts and tears yet again.I cant even imagine the media storm that is coming their way, they say the second wave is usually bigger than the first.I will however pray for Anna and her family and the Duggar siblings...as they are innocent in all this mess.

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  12. I'm sorry, but after hearing this news about Josh, I think TLC made the right decision to cancel 19 Kids and Counting.

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  13. Life is short. Too short to not love the Lord and your wife and kids. If they forgive you, accept it, but keep that pain you feel next to you the rest of your life so that you never forget how it feels, and let it remind you daily of the trade you made.

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  14. Oh dear family, you are missed and have been prayed for. May God heal Josh and Anna and their family through His dear Christ. This has been for these young people the most difficult for all are looking on. Jesus said to the crowd..."let him who has no sin cast the first stone".

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  15. My heart breaks for Anna and the children.

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  16. Really sad that he didn't repent of all of this when the molestation scandal came out. Instead he continued to hide his sexual sins from his family. That was his chance to come clean to his family (not the public) and ask for accountability and help. Instead he thought he could hide it and continue on. How truly sad for his wife and children. He needs serious help before he completely self restricts and takes his family down with him. I don't have much sympathy for Josh but have to a for his wife and kids and extended family. We all want our children to grow up and be great adults and he, well...just isn't.

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  17. I have been asking for God to help you and your family. I do not know the details, nor do I wish to know them. God is our judge, not me.

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  18. I, as a Christian, am commanded not to judge you or the Duggar family for anything that you have done or may do. While this is a heartbreaking blow to your family, it is understandable that we are sinners and are not perfect. My prayer is for you and your family to know peace during these turbulent times and as God to heal your family. You can recover from this. I believe that you have a strong foundation and this can b repaired. Much love to you all Duggars.

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  19. Jim Bob and Michelle- it's unfortunate that the affairs of your family are put on "BLAST", for all the world to gossip about. It's the people with insecurities in their own lives, that feel the need to persecute the wrongdoings of others. That, and, they have nothing better to do than throw stones upon others. This note is actually for your whole family, and I could care less about the backlash my comments receive. I am a Mother myself, and a Single one at that. We love our children unconditionally. Everybody makes mistakes...PERIOD. This does not excuse the wrongdoings of our children, but it is their safety net throughout life, knowing that NOTHING they do will lessen the love we have for them. Josh made mistakes, and I am by no means minimizing them, nor sweeping them under the carpet. But Josh is not my son, therefore, I have no right to judge him based on his past mistakes/failures. What I want to say is, regardless of whether he is a child or Adult, he needs your support. Every child makes mistakes. Not every parent has to ensure their personal laundry being aired throughout the nation. If I were in Arkansas, I'd love to stand outside your home with a microphone and say all the things I'm sure your folks have been so gracious to refrain from saying to all the media mongers. I would take pleasure in challenging each and every one of them to respect your privacy and focus their energy on publicizing positive news and not "a piece of gossip to fuel their fire". All your children are good people, and don't deserve to be judged by people who have no clue about who they really are. I say, start slinging the mud back, bc you've been gracious long enough. TLC made their decision, you folks have alot of supporters. Stand behind your family 100% and fight back. Josh is human, and the scrutiny he is receiving is absolutely ridiculous. I'd love to tell them all where to go!

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  20. Is Josh sorry or sorry he got caught?

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  21. Prayers for all of you!! God will restore and renew us as we turn away from evil. Prayers for healing for Josh...accept Christ's healing and go and sin no more!! God Bless you all ♡

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  22. Josh may have done wrong by wife but his parents are still to blame for his upbringing in such a cult of a life...Mom and Dad were so into their selves about seeing how may children they could have and Jim Bob needs some counseling in my opinion...

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  23. Josh, I sincerely hope you get the help you need, I was shocked when I learned you have been on the cheaters site, you are a Father of four beautiful babies and you have a wonderful faithful wife...

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  24. Anna needs our prayers now more than ever, y'all. As a woman whose husband was unfaithful, I know it can be easy to blame yourself for your husband's transgressions. Anna, sweetie, it is NOT your fault. You are beautiful. You are loving. You are a wonderful child of God. Josh's sins are not a result of anything you did or did not do.

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  25. Dear Josh! None of us are perfect and it is only through God's grace and mercy that we are saved through faith and have His forgiveness. Praying that God will bring healing to you and your family! God be with you all at this time.

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  26. Don't worry about the haters, you still have plenty of supporters. Only Jesus Christ himself was perfect. How we deal with mistakes we have made that go public shows our true character, and your is still in tact. Smile because God still loves you.

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  27. I love the Dugger family. I pray for them every day. If Josh actually did this, then it is time to get him professional help. A minister may help some and is important to help give comfort and spiritual support but I mean someone who is trained to deal with mental illness and sexual addiction. I think it's time. I'll continue to pray for Anna, the children, Josh and all of you.

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  28. You are all in our prayers. Our family is encouraged by your readiness to lean on the Lord for guidance and forgiveness. Perfection is not ours to have on Earth, forgiveness is found at His feet. Thank you for your honesty in all of your challenges. You are all truly inspiring! - The Juergens Family

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  29. Just how many times do you intend to keep forgiving Josh? I think you have a lot of "I forgive You"'s down the road.

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  30. Before any of you pass Judgement. Please realise that he is NOT alone in his battle. This problem is an epidemic amongst fellow Christians. Even Pastors and Elders have been known to confess to the same struggle. This does not, however make it right or okay. Josh is responsible for his own sin and choices. NOT Anna, NOT his parents. The battle to overcome this type of sin is only won when the person is treated with love, support, patience, understanding and healthy boundaries and accountability is put in place. To react with anger, accusation, etc may only fuel the issue. This type of issue will take YEARS to see some headway in healing. Throw MORE support on the Duggar's, not less. And look to Jesus for your source of joy He will NEVER let you down. But man will. You Have my back Josh and Anna.#TeamDuggar

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  31. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your whole family. Only God is perfect and He works all things for His good. Learning from mistakes and asking forgiveness and repenting for sins is what He asks of us.
    Much love now and always

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  32. No one is perfect. I will not cast stone at any one. My heart goes out the Duggar family. I am truly sorry. This is the last thing they needed. This family needs pray.

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  33. This is so sad. And disheartening. And incredibly difficult. Praying for everybody, but I honestly hope Josh gets *real* counseling this time. God has given us intelligence in many areas. Just as it would be irresponsible to have a serious illness and just pray about it without seeking medical help, it is irresponsible to have a psychological/behavioral disorder and not seek professional help.

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  34. i am so sorry for what is going on in your family...many families are going through very hard things like you and God is trying to get all of us "Spotless" He is coming back for His spotless Bride...we are all having to get out houses in order. we are praying with you and you are still an inspiration to many.

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  35. This is so heartbreaking:( I pray that Josh goes into intensive therapy for a long time and that he and Anna can somehow survive thru this terrible ordeal.

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  36. Josh please don't allow the enemy to do what he dose best still, kill, and destroy for this to will pass, put on the full armor of God and stand deflect the fiery darts of the wicked one, no one is prefect no not one of us. now is the time for you to repent, fast and pray nothing is to hard for our God keep your eye's on him and his words in your mouth daily I you remember how you got to this point a look to the hills from which your help comes from be ye not transformed to this word I love and miss the Duggar family.. God be with you.

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  37. I guess this shows them to be human like the rest of us, with human failings. They have never professed otherwise. My heart truly goes out to the whole family but especially to Anna. They need support and I'm sure they'll find it during this difficult time. Perhaps one day they will be able to share how they were able to cope because they are, by no means, the only family who has had to deal with this type of problem.

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  38. I am honestly having a hard time processing this. I'm truly saddened to hear this and I will be spending a great deal of time praying to the good Lord!

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  39. My statement is for Anna, I know the pain your going through. Feeling like your not good enough, not sexy enough. I went through the same emotions when I learned my husband was unfaithful. But as a Christian we struggle with our own worth because someone who says loves us chooses to find pleasure with someone else. Keep in mind that Jesus forgave us, and we have to decide if we can forgive them. In my case I chose to forgive. Our greatest power as a Christian is forgiveness. My prayer for you is that the Comforter ( the spirit of our Lord ) will give you peace in this hard time. Your heart feels broken but our Almighty Lord will heal your broken heart. And I want you to know I love you and your precious kids. I wish I could take you in my arms and let you know there are people who care. Not the media that chooses to destroy people for money. Sexual immorality is so strong in our nation, People use it for money and doesn't care who it hurts. My sweet Anna you will get through this; just your eyes on the Lord.

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  40. Poor Anna. This is a horrible thing to go through with three young children and a new born and in the public eye. i will
    Pray for her and the children. And for josh but he needs professional help

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  41. What the enemy means for evil, God can use for good. God can be glorified, even in our sin. Step back, seek God and restore your family.

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  42. Prayers to you and your family. God forgives. That is your family and let God lead you. Forgiveness and perseverance. Getting a 50 year anniversary is not easy. It takes work, give and receive, endure overcoming even the most difficult challenges. You can do this. Forgive as God forgives. We as Christians do not judge for God is the ultimate Judge. Love never fails!!! thanks

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  43. The reason why God hates sin so much is because it hurts us.

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  44. Oh Josh, how could you? With all of the grief you've already caused your family... have you learned nothing? My thoughts and prayers are with Anna and the kids, your parents and siblings... you, however, need to step up and act like a man. Haven't you caused enough pain?!

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  45. prayer to your family and u

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  46. with God all things are possible may you find peace in Him

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  47. Who am I to judge? I'm a child of The King, and I have ONLY PRAYERS to offer up for this family. A family that is like the rest of us, sinners that try to do the right thing for others' to see, its just millions are watching yall, and I feel so bad for you, cause a Mom and Dad can pray, and do all they know to do, but kids grow up and are out in the world. Josh CAN overcome this sin, He must give it all to God, 100%. Its another addiction that MILLIONS in this world fight everyday. Josh has to be accountable, and YES He has hurt all of us christians but more than that, its hurt the UNCHRISTIANS of the world. God Bless this family.

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  48. Duggar Family, You all are in my prayers daily. Josh we all sin and fall short but remember Jesus died for our sins. I don't have to tell you this because you know our past is in the past washed away and we are made anew. Ppl are going to judge you because most are of the world. I always loved watching 19 and counting I felt and feel as if I know you all and I and my family
    truly love you guys and also what you all stand for in your faith. Thank you all for not ever backing down from your faith in the Lord. I pray to one day meet you guys and have a awesome church service and praise service. Love you all and may God continue to bless each of you.

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  49. God wrote a statement to us all,
    I am the LORD thy God
    Thou shalt have no other gods
    No graven images or likenesses
    Not take the LORD's name in vain
    Remember the sabbath day
    Honour thy father and thy mother
    Thou shalt not kill
    Thou shalt not commit adultery
    Thou shalt not steal
    Thou shalt not bear false witness
    Thou shalt not covet
    John the Baptist confirmed God meant it with the message baptism of repentance
    for the forgiveness of sins.
    Jesus knew nobody could keep these so he taught mercy, and repentance.....and we are
    given the grace of a new covenant with God the Father through the blood of Jesus.

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  50. You're in our prayers. Keep your focus on Jesus. Through HIM you can see victory.

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  51. Dear Duggar Family, I just wanted to let you know that I'm praying for you all through this time! May God strengthen you! I know you all are a true family of God and I believe He will take you through. Though in this world it maybe hard yet in Jesus we can go on and win every battle that rises against us. And soon we will be standing before our Lord Jesus and here Him say "well done though good and faithful servants". May we all just keep pressing on through mistakes and finally when we reach that other side enjoy meeting all those true believers that stood for Christ kept pressing on trusting in the blood of Christ! What a day that will be when we meet each other on that other shore! May God richly bless and strength you all!

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  52. I was sort of on his side through the previous scandal but I have to say now that I believe Josh is really sick. I read his profile from that website. It was terrible, made my heart feel so dark. For his family's sake I hope that he and Anna divorce and that she takes the kids. Everyone deserves forgiveness but people also deserve healthy relationships. I would not want his influence to be had on any young children, even his own.

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  53. I was so hoping it wasn't true. So sad. How does the rest of the family feel because they never did anything wrong but they will be judged for their brother's actions. Just ugh.

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  54. Praying for Anna, what heartbreak his sin is giving her. I know personally how hard it is to watch your children depart from the path you want them to go. Pray pray pray for him. God bless you all.

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  55. Praying for you all🙏 comfort and peace in Jesus

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  56. Wow! I am only just reading this now having heard nothing about it. Silly silly man *sigh*! My prayers are with the whole family that God will do amazing, cleansing and healing work with them all at this time.

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  57. People make mistakes, its life and we all are human, I believe that people deserve a second Chance. Forgive and forget, my 10 year old daughter and I love the show and we believe that everything happens for a reason. Love you all god bless

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  58. Josh's statement sounds like he is 12 years old. Does he even understand the severity of what he has done?

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  59. This is just heartbreaking! I will be praying for Josh and his family in hopes that he can figure out how to make his life clean and devoted to his family and not even have thoughts in his head about anyone other than his wife. I hope he can turn his life around for the sake of his kids. I think a lot of the Duggars and hope things will work out for the entire family. Please Duggar family get Josh the help he needs to save his family. My prayers are with you too Anna, stay strong during this tough time. Wish nothing but the best for you all.

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  60. I was so deeply saddened to learn of this recent issue with Josh, I have signed petitions for the Duggars to come back on tv, I have prayed and posting my feelings of forgiveness and love!! Jesus died on the cross to forgive our sins because HE knew we were not and could not be perfect. This is a tough one for me, because I left my husband of 43 years because he is cheating, I staid with him for 6 six years after finding out, while he still staid at his girlfriends four nights a week, and went on 2 week vacations or 3 every year with her. Finally almost a year ago , I left him and the city to begin a new life!! I could not handle it any more!!! But Anna I pray you and Josh can work it out and seek GOD'S help and support and guidance!! I love you both and if JESUS could forgive the ones who nailed HIM to the cross, then I can find forgiveness for you Josh!!! There were other severe problems with my marriage also, long, long , long before the cheating!!! I will always love him and I just recently after a year of leaving him, starting to forgive him and his girlfriend and not longer have resentment towards them!!! I will continue to pray for both of you and your entire family!!! ALL MY LOVE AND PRAYERS GO WITH YOU!!!

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  61. I was so disappointed to hear this news. I was one of the many people who defended Josh when the first story came out. However, I do not regret giving Josh the benefit of the doubt and I hope I am always a person that believes the best about people until it is proven otherwise. I will pray for this family but my #1 concern right now is for Josh's soul. You can not live a life of ongoing sin if you are a Christian.

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  62. I am a supporter of the Duggars. That said, Josh needs to be in a treatment facility and get the help he needs. He needs to be away from his children and his siblings! Anna needs to get away from him. No more media outlets no more asking for public forgiveness for being "caught"! What tremendous damage he has done to his wife and children, family and siblings, community, conservative Christians. The list goes on and on and on.

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  63. My heart just hurts for all of you... every single one. May light chase away darkness and may grace heal the hearts that need it the most. My thoughts are with all of you. Sharon H.

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  64. Josh has a wife and four children. What is he doing? He just ruined their lives!

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  65. What a sad,sad time for the Duggars... My heart hurts for the family, especially Anna and her babies. Be strong and courageous. Pray without ceasing.
    Hugs to you all.

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  66. Our prayers continue for all of you and that the world will see Christ thru these hard days. It is all about grace, His grace.

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  67. This is just a shame for Anna his children and rest of his family· He surely needs help for his problems· I can see why tlc will not put 19 kids and counting on tv· He surely is not the man he portrayed on the show· It makes me wonder if the rest of Duggars are really not like they portrayed on reality show· Prayers for Anna and the four children at this difficult time!

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  68. Josh doesn't need my forgiveness. He needs to go away and heal himself in a therapeutic setting. His apologies for getting caught mean nothing to me. I pray he gets the help he needs. I pray for Anna and the children and the rest of the Duggars. The shame and embarrassment they feel must be tremendous. I can't imagine how they feel for so vehemently standing up for him.

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  69. I saw this story on another website and I had hoped that it was fake. Poor Anna! She must be devastated!

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  70. The first step is admitting to your sins, the second step is asking for forgiveness. I'll be praying for you and your family Josh. Praying for the healing to begin for all of you.

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  71. it is truly not up to us to judge or forgive you,god will judge n its up to anna n god to forgive ,this is between you anna n god so good luck to you,and I truly feel for your wife and what she must be going through right now

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  72. Josh, We all make bad choices from time to time. But it is not on me to judge you. I will continue to pray for you and the rest of your family. God Bless

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  73. How is Anna doing?

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  74. For What it is Worth:
    It is never to late to be whoever you want to be
    I hope you live a life you are proud of
    And if you find that you are not
    I hope you have the strength to start over

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

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  75. I am so saddened to read this news. Something like this is hard enough on a family without the media hovering over you. Praying for your family. May God be with you as you work through this and may He bring healing and strength to your marriage. Ps. 69:5-6

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  76. Oh Josh, did you not know your sin would find you out? You must know about God's law of sewing and reaping. I know we are all sinners in some way, but I am so grieved you allowed yourself to fall into the devil's trap. Yet that being said, David was an adulterer and he was still a man after God's own heart because he repented. deeply grieved over his own sin. The death of his son, the child of his adultery, was part of his punishment. God will forgive, but he seldom removes the consequences of sin.

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  77. you really need professional help Josh and I hope you get it. Anna be strong walk with your head up high its not your fault. May God give you strength during this difficult time.

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  78. Praying for your family..please keep looking at the wonderful things that God has given. I know blessings are coming your way.

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  79. It's one thing when you are young and very impressionable, but to continue to hurt lives when you are grown man with four children it is a very big sin. You have broken hearts and caused a big problem for your whole family. The monetary loss will cause some big problems for all.

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  80. Such a sad situation. I feel so awful for Anna. Christianity will once again be under attack by people, and so will the entire Duggar family. It is really heartbreaking.

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  81. So why is Josh saying this and what happened??

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  82. I have not previously made any comments. My prayers are with you. I don't need to tell you, how much Satan trips us up,causing Christians to fall. I am not going to point fingers,but thousands of people will enjoy doing so,making Satan smile even more. This is one of those,"oh boy " times for me,when I read the latest accusations. God be with all of you.

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  83. Jesus' blood was enough for all our sins

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  84. My heart breaks for you all. Josh needs help. I can't imagine how Anna is coping so soon after the birth of her child. I do pray for the entire family and I pray that Josh will be able to turn from this sin. So sad.

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  85. I feel sad because I loved your show and loved your family values and now for all of this to happen its sad. I feel bad for Anna her children and your whole family. Josh needs help. I'm shocked and saddened by this turn of events. I hope and pray things can improve. Your faith and God will get your through this terrible time you are now facing. I enjoy seeing the posts about the family. Excited for Jessa and Ben wish them the best. Wish your whole family the best.

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  86. Call Steve Arturburn at Newlife Ministries. Every Man's Battle will help.

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  87. Your Savior has forgiven you. We are to see you as the LORD himself sees you. We have nothing but love in our hearts for you and will faithfully pray for healing for your family and deliverance for you where you struggle. We are all sinners saved by grace, but once saved we are now "saints", free to live from the power of sin I pray that you will always remember your position in Christ. This verse encourages me so very often, "Now thanks be unto God, which causes us ALWAYS to triumph in Christ". 2 Cor 2:14.

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  88. I just don't know what to say to you Josh. Iam definitely praying for your wife and children. I can't even begin to imagine what you all are going through emotionally.

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  89. My prayers are with all the family, including Josh. But especially to you, Jim Bob and Michelle. I can understand the pain and suffering you are having - but turn to your faith, as you always do - to get you through this fog and into the clear again.
    Josh is lost at the present time, but he will find himself with God again, by this learning phase in his life. Anna will be hurting so much, but I know her faith will also see her through.

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  90. Poor, sweet Anna & those beautiful children. How are they?

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  91. Praying for all the Duggars. NO ONE is perfect and when someone confesses and asks for forgiveness it is our responsibility to forgive the person and pray for them. Please PRAY for this wonderful family and what they will be dealing with again with the bias media. Pray for peace for them all - especially Anna.

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  92. My heart is also broken. It is so hard to watch this story unfold. May God be with your family during this time. I will continue to love and pray for your family. Thank you Josh for so publicly repenting. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. God bless you and keep you!

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  93. I am shocked. My heart breaks for dear sweet Anna. I cannot possibly imagine what she is going through. I do hope her parents are there to be with her. Anna , I am praying for you. Much love to you precious lady.

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  94. Josh needs to get himself into treatment. Not sure how his family can get over this. Anna must be devastated.

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  95. Praying for the Duggar family.

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  96. He who is without sin.... Cast the first stone.
    God knows your needs and will prevail.

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  97. Praying for the Duggar family

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  98. It's just so sad. Sad that he was doing this to his wife and family. Sad for his parents and siblings. Sad he felt the need to have this double life. I just can't help but wonder if the stringent sexual rules for the family helped contribute to this, you know the forbidden fruit thing. Don't get me wrong I am all for saving sex for marriage but no kissing or even hugging? Or looking down when a woman not dressed modestly appears. I think all the avoiding makes it hard to control urges rather than learning to deal with and control them.

    I will pray for Anna, the parents the children and even Josh.

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  99. Hi,
    Wow, I would never have expected that. Just keep in mind,Josh, that the "God will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able, but will with the temptation also make a way of escape, the ye may be able to bear it." 1 Cor 10:13
    People mess up. It's sin nature. Josh messed up like so manyother human beings, but because the Lord forgave us, we need to extend that same grace to Josh and forgive him. Yes, he hurt his wife,family, and many loyal fans, but God love it when his children beg him for forgiveness so that He can show us that redeeming love.
    Look, I'm pretty much 15, and if I can realize that, please, just extend a little grace and don't leave rude comments!

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  100. We all have made mistakes throughout our lives, some big some small. God has a plan through all of this. Sometimes we need to be brought to our knees In order to get back on the path God has for us. We need to remember what Jesus would have done in this situation. He would have forgivin Josh. Many prays to Ana & his parents and siblings. I truly miss the show.

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  101. Oh! And I forgot to mention in my previous comment.


    I forgive you Josh. Cry out to Jesus, "You that are weak and heavy laden and I will give thee rest"

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  102. It's not me who needs to forgive you. But I truly believe that Jesus Christ does forgive you. Most of us don't have our personal lives all over the media. I can't imagine how youfeel today. Actually in a very strange way, this makes you all more real to me. No one's life is perfect and neither are they. God will bless you again. My heart felt sympathy to Anna. May she be blessed with kindness and understanding.

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  103. JOSH I pray you seek deliverance ministry to get free from this stronghold on your life, I'm sure you have tried to stop on your own. JESUS cast out unclean spirits, you can get free. It could be a generational thing from 100th of generations ago. Let it end with your repentence. ANNA, my heart it's breaking with yours. Know you are the best wife and mom, this does not reflect on you, it's Josh alone who is responsible. You will get thru this. Prayers for all of you.

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  104. I'm sorry for your struggles, but humans are fallible. I hope that one day you all can find a network that isn't afraid to put the show back on the air. "Reality" includes the good and bad. Some of us will watch and root for you. Haters are going to hate; let them turn to a different network. Hang tough, Duggars!

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  105. Prayers to you all! Especially for Anna.

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  106. I will pray for your wife Anna and your children. Dealing with an unfaithful husband is the worst pain there is. God teaches forgiveness. The one you need to beg for forgiveness is your wife.

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  107. I love your family, but this is a horrible thing to do to your wife! I have been cheated on by my ex and once a cheater always! I'm praying for Anna and her children.

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  108. When I first heard this, I really thought that this was just another attempt my the liberal media to bash the Duggars. When I heard it was true, I honestly cried for poor Anna. She's been through so much and now this! She truly deserves better but unfortunately, she won't get it. She has four children and is stuck with Josh. My heart just goes out to her for being put in this situation. To know that your husband spent $1000 on a website to commit adultery is almost beyond comprehension. I was hoping that they'd put the Duggars back on television but I honestly can't see it happening at this point and it's just so sad for me and my family.

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  109. Josh, can you see the harm you have done to: our messages to non-believers; to your family's name; to your parents and their love for you; to Anna; to your children and lastly to yourself? Our Lord forgives, but society doesn't. And this time the reactions are going to be worse than the previous 'hair on fire' reactions. Even Christians feel betrayed. I am praying for everyone concerned. My family had a similar experience as yours and it was so painful. Shirley

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  110. You must be shocked personally after vouching for him before. This is so sad.

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  111. Praying for all involved!!

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  112. We can only teach our children. What they do after they become adults is totally on them. I now feel that Josh is a lost cause after learning this. I feel so bad for Anna and the children. I wouldn't blame her one bit if she kicked him out or left him. Cheating is unforgivable. Once a cheater always a cheater. You can only put up with their sins so much before you have to break free to save yourself and to save your children. Adultery is a reason for divorce in the bible and he cannot ever remarry since he's the cause but she can. Just because your forgive does not mean that he will regain your trust. Trust can take years to rebuild from something like this. He doesn't deserve any trust at all. If she is going to stay married then I'd say that he needs to give up ALL electronics including his phone, all credit cards and bank accounts. Give him so much cash each time he needs to buy something. He must show ALL receipts for purchases to prove where his cash went. He cannot go any where without a family member at all ever again. This is NOT fair to Anna, her children, or the rest of their family. My prayers go out to them. I've lost ALL faith in him as a Christian or even as a decent human being. We all make mistakes but the ones that he's chosen to make as a teenager and now as an adult are the worst.

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  113. My heart breaks for Anna and the children. This world is so cruel and they are true victims. God give them strength to endure all this pain and guid and comfort them in all their days.

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  114. Prayers for the family

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  115. This is so bad, but not too much for the Lord to fix. I feel so bad for Anna. I pray that God will wrap his arms around her and comfort her, I went through an unfaithful husband so I can empathize with her. My heart hurts for her. I'm so sorry for the pain that your whole family is going through. I will keep you all in my prayers.

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  116. Praying for everyone. We love y'all. Keep looking up the Lord is coming soon

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  117. I used to have respect for the Duggars, but no more; especially when the pornography admission was deleted. I detest adultery and pornography. Pornography has destroyed many marriages; mine included. Yes, there is forgiveness for the offender, but trust is never regained. The consequences lasts for years, and it will affect Josh's children. I hope that Josh receives REAL counseling this time because he does have deep rooted issues. I am so sorry that Anna has to go through this publicly. I know she is deeply hurt. I have really enjoyed this blog, but I am finished with it. I hope there are no more scandals associated with this family, but when people put their lives on public display......There is grace and mercy and forgiveness through the shed Blood of Christ. Hopefully, this will be a turning point for Josh in his relationship with the LORD and his family; I feel bad that this had to be the catalyst, but what the devil meant for evil, the LORD will turn it for Josh's good. And I already know this will not be posted even though it is not derogatory or insulting; just the truth.

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  118. My Greatest Heartache is for Anna & the 4 Babies.
    I Pray GOD's Strength, Wisdom, Comfort, & Healing on them.

    The Reason the teenage "inappropriate groping" minor-incident even re-surfaced,
    was because Josh was hiding THIS Major, Covenant-Breaking, Behavior!
    GOD Absolutely would have kept that minor-stuff buried in the past,
    if the door had not been opened to Satan,
    by Josh's Meditating-on & Giving-in-to the
    Lustful Temptations, that led to Infidelity.

    Honestly Ticked-Off at Josh for doing this to Anna & those babies!
    Also for Negatively Effecting his Whole Family with this!

    I do Pray Josh Truly lets GOD help him be delivered.

    GOD can restore,
    but Anna is under no obligation to stay where her Covenant was broken,
    if she doesn't feel she can trust Josh to remain faithful.

    GOD Bless Anna & the babies, & Help her to follow Your lead.
    GOD Bless All the Duggars.

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  119. I hope that he is truly repentant and not solely because he was caught. That being said I think Anna should divorce him. Seeing as he has touted the grace of God as changing him before from the molestation scandal he still thought it was fine to continue in sin, and more sexual sin at that. While King David a man after Gods own heart also stumbled and was forgiven, I don't believe Anna should take him at his word any more and you can not live in marriage when you question everything the person says. He broke the vow and is released from hers according to scripture.

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  120. we all have sinned and fall short of the glory of GOd, confessing this sin is the first step in healing. you have a long road ahead of you, but it's been nailed to the cross under HIS blood. doesn't make it easier for Anna or the family. but the family of God will still stand behind you lifting you up in prayer Josh and Anna. I know fear doesn't come from the Lord, but i feel as though i should say this, Josh you may feel horrible and hate yourself but please remember you are precious in HIS sight, you re priceless, Jesus gave his life for YOU. so many still care about you, we don't condone this sin but we love you. You need to realize this. WE know there is still hope, God's grace is still in reach for you. grab ahold of it and receive it. turn from your sin and sin no more. lifting you up in prayer.

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  121. Why Josh?
    Tells me you can not believe everyone, even those within God's family of churches.
    Extremely disappointed in you.
    Anna and the children deserve much better.

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  122. I think you are a strong family, Josh you have hurt the people who love you the most, at least you have admitted your sin and are willing to work on whatever comes next! I hope Anna status with you and God heals your family! God bless you always

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  123. Praying for you and your immediate family!
    We are all sinners and it takes a lot of courage to speak up about it.
    Love you all, <><

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  124. Interesting how the original statement has been modified on the Duggar official page. Originally it included "addiction to porn".

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  125. My first husband did the same thing to me as you did too Anna and your family. I may have forgiven, but I have never forgotten that pain. Anna, know that someday your heart will heal. As you feel your heart bursting in pain now, it will leap for joy again. I promise. This is your road now. Don't listen to anyone who tells you what to do next. Just do what is best for you and your kids. Anna, many of my prayers and thoughts are with you and your children as you navigate this storm.

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  126. Very Sad Josh! You have a beautiful wife. I never understand why men cheat, when they have a woman that adores them. Praying for your marriage, for the hurt and betrayal your wife is going through.

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  127. Ugh....ouch. This hurts. Praying for repentance and a release from sexual sins for him. Poor Anna. I'm sure she didn't quite sign up for this.

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  128. As a Christian wife I will be praying. I know what it feels like so I will be praying especially for Anna. The media is having a field day with this and I hope our faithful moderators will use wisdom as to what comments will be posted here. There will be trolls trying to post so please be careful.

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  129. I am so sad and heartbroken. ( Especially for Anna with 4 little kids. ) I hope this leads to some accountability for Josh. Change is possible. This family is in my prayers.

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  130. Aren't we blessed that our gracious God is the one in ultimate control and not us, with all our human failings. Our prayers go out to all the Duggars - Especially Jim Bob and Michelle, Josh, Anna, and their children, and Anna's parents. Remember, God walks with us on the mountain tops and in the deepest valleys. We are never, ever alone.

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  131. He will forgive you, Josh. You've just got to see sex sin as your biggest enemy and recognize the lure is coming from the very pits of hell...run from it. Buy Beth Moore's book "Praying God's Word, breaking free from spiritual strongholds". In it you learn to pray the Scriptures. Chapter thirteen is Overcoming Sexual Strongholds. I'm praying for you and your family.

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  132. Aren't we blessed that our gracious God is the one in ultimate control and not us, with all our human failings. Our prayers go out to all the Duggars - Especially Jim Bob and Michelle, Josh, Anna, and their children, and Anna's parents. Remember, God walks with us on the mountain tops and in the deepest valleys. We are never, ever alone.

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  133. Prayers not judgment is what is needed. Can't take back the sins of our pass. Lots of people live secret lives, everyone knows someone. Maybe not the same sins but still a sin is a sin.
    He is open and asking for forgiveness. We can't be forgiven unless we forgive.
    You will all be in my prayers. May the Lord bring some comfort to all who are hurting.
    God Bless.
    I'm sorry that your family is being thrown in front of cameras for all to see.

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  134. We as christians do forgive Josh, most important Jesus but please your son Josh Duggar needs to get professional help immediately. He obviously has a serious sexual problem and disfunction. We pray that God heals him and delivers him but he needs medical attention. The world does not understand this. For his sake and his wife and children's sake get him help. Thanks and blessings.

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  135. Please get Josh some serious help for his sake and his wife and children's sake. God Bless you. I am a fan of your family.

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  136. judgment begins in the house of the LORD - it's mercy to be corrected early in life. Blessings

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  137. I am confused as to why the comments section is so quiet, when all Duggar supporters have been here saying, "his sins were of his youth, do we not all have sins from our past?" What, now, do we use to defend Josh? Do we cast him aside and support his family, making him the outcast, thrown to the wolves, left to be the scapegoat while we blindly continue to support the family and their fight to stop others from acting immoral?

    Before, I could not reasonably say that Josh should be condemned for the sins of his youth. Yes, I worried about his mental state and his need for true counseling. Multiple sexual offenses against young victims cannot be prayed away. Yes, God can be there to support them through terrible times, but multiple offenses requires real, ongoing help. But did I think a man's life should be ruined because of something he did as a teenager? No, I was willing to say, "this man made a terrible mistake as a young man--maybe even a child, in maturity." That was giving him the benefit of the doubt, despite the atrocious nature of his acts.

    The real problem all along had been that this family put themselves in the public eye. That this family stood on a pedestal to judge others. Josh worked for an organization who sought to pass judgment on how others lived their lives. I was not surprised at the vitriol this family faced. They put themselves in a position to be knocked down and they, unfortunately, had skeletons filling their closets.

    People on this site argued, "let them handle this privately, as it's a private matter." Yet, these people seemed to have forgotten that this family was paid generously to be in the public eye. Regardless of when Josh had harmed children, they were ripe for the judgment of society, and they asked for it. Conveniently, though, when the tables turned, they wanted privacy.

    You can justify all day long that the family had long handled the situation of molestation. But now--how do you justify Josh's actions?

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  138. Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Every Christian should remember these words. None of us can live a perfect and sinless life. Only Jesus Christ lived a perfect life for us. I wonder how many of those who hate Josh Duggar would like all of their secret sins laid bare for the world to see. Would they like to have all of these people combing over their life to find any sin that they committed in the past or are committing now? Would they like reporters swarming them and their family? His family has been through absolute hell the last couple months. Josh has the weight of knowing it was his sin that has caused so much pain and loss. Josh is a sinner. We may not struggle with this particular sin, but we all do sin. Josh is also one redeemed by the blood of Christ. He is not a Christian because he is perfect and without blame, nor are we. Josh is a Christian because Jesus came to seek and save the lost and to save him from his sin. We all need saving from our sin. We are seeing so many people say he was a terrible hypocrite for teaching and fighting for Christian family values while he was miserably failing to live up to those values. Newsflash- we all fail miserably. We need Jesus. The media is quick and gleeful to pint out these things in Christians. They do not feel the need to point them out in other people they admire, even if it is the very same sin. We cannot expect people who do not know Christ to show mercy to someone who is asking forgiveness. However, we should expect Christians to know how to do this. What of some of the Christians that have been commenting on this and declaring that Josh is not a true Christian because he has sinned again? I read a post from a Christian who said that Jesus told the women at the well to go and sin no more. This Christian felt that they could forgive one sin, but not any more after that. They used this verse as justification. That is taking the Bible out of context and twisting its meaning. Christians are sinners! The Bible says so. What about Paul who said this: For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.
    So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin. (Romans 7:14-25 ESV)
    Even Paul was a sinner! Does this mean he was no longer a Christian? Of course not! Perhaps we have made this Christian family, the Duggars, into a sort of idol. We have held them up and admired them and forgot that they were human and sinful like we are. You can see from Josh's statement that he is very ashamed. Shouldn't we Christians rejoice that he has repented and asked for forgiveness? Or would we have the angels do all of the rejoicing in Heaven because we are too smug for that?

    Our family is praying for the whole Duggar family and for all families who are in need of mercy. Do not despair. Cling to Christ, the One Who died and rose for you that you might live in Him!

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  139. My husband has done the same thing to me. I have forgiven him but I don't trust him. Just remember your children and wife are the ones that were hurt in all this. Plus your family, so remember Josh please don't hurt them anymore. They are the ones who will be by your side when you really need them the most. As a fan to you and your family just know that God allows U-turns. So be strong Josh.

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  140. I saw this report this morning, but believed there was NO truth to it. I am completely shocked and saddened for Anna. I cannot imagine what she is facing right now. She is in my prayers. She is a beautiful wife and mother and such a glorious jewel!!!!

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  141. I am sorry for all you ate going through and pray that you can find healing. Yes consequences are hard, but God is bigger. I pray for all the innocent people deeply wounded by this .

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  142. First I would like to state how wrong it is for the Duggar family to not be permitted to continue sharing their lives with those of us who love them and miss their encouragement as we all try to raise our families and serve God. I also for bad for Josh being persecuted by the media and for his having to resign from his job. I was also so happy to read about the newest precious little gift (Meredith) that was added to their family. My feelings for the entire Duggar family which naturally includes Anna have not changed. However, having said that, I cannot begin to put into words how sad I feel for Anna and her 4 children. She married him knowing his past, and believed in the man she thought she had married. It deeply saddens me to think how she must be feeling knowing that her entire married life has been a lie!! She is a wonderful wife and mother, and while she was going through all the morning sickness, aches & pains of carrying a child, and then the pain of giving birth, he was cheating on her!! I'm sure that Anna will stand by her man, but he DOES NOT deserve her!! I'm not even going down the "Pornography" road, because that is disgusting on so many other levels! I pray that none of his viewings had to do with children!
    In closing, I'll keep Anna, her 4 precious babies and the entire Duggar family in my prayers. I'll have to try to find it in my heart to pray for Josh, but not yet!!

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  143. My prayers are with you and all your family God Bless

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  144. Why was his admission of addiction to pornography taken out?

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  145. Prayers for all involved. I pray that Josh gets counceling for his addiction and that Anna and children know they are loved by the whole family. Prayers in this difficult time for understanding and guidance for all.

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  146. My hope is that Josh seeks professional help from a licensed therapist. He is going through a hard time right now, and while God's guidance and prayer can be helpful, it is clear that he needs to seek help in other ways. Keeping Anna in my thoughts especially.

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  147. I forgive Josh, but it is hard not to be disappointed after having so much faith in someone.

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  148. I feel so bad for Michelle and Jim Bob and their entire family. I am glad they are there for Anna and those adorable children. I wonder how much this poor family can take from all that Josh has done.

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  149. be thankful that this has come to the light. It is only through the LIGHT that we can see our failures turned into victories. Praying that you can find forgiveness (from God and your wife and family), strength, courage and the transforming power to overcome this sin through the grace and mercies of God. Do not get caught up in the public opinion polls but find that quiet place to humbly make a new beginning with God and your wife and children. Prayers for Gods peace to fall on your household.

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  150. Praying for your family.........gives us a real reality check on the words that Jesus taught us to pray...
    "lead us not into temptation but deliver us fem evil". Praying you all find peace and comfort that only He can provide in such a disturbing situation.

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  151. My prayers are with you Josh as you gain strength and forgiveness from family and others.
    May you gain the trust that you need to heel. I pray that your family will remain by your side in this time to heal. The Lord will forgive and other must do the same.

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  152. Why try to hide what people say

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  153. Really? I'm praying for Anna, the children and all the other people you have hurt Josh Duggar!!
    I've been praying and crying, my heart is so broken the Family is off the air.. Now the show will never return on any channel..
    Do you really follow the Word of God?? Or are you just sorry because you got caught again??
    Did you ever think about your wife , kids ? How about your little brothers and sisters?? The film crew you put out of a job... or the Duggar family fans.. just saying!!
    It's not my place to judge you, that's Our Father place..
    One who is praying for all you all!!!

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  154. I feel so sorry for his family, especially his poor parents and wife! He is not sorry for anything he has done, he acts like a child who says sorry when caught, he has not changed his bad behavior just hid behind his family and poor sweet Anna

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  155. Praying for your family and hope to see things work out! Your family has been such a blessing to watch on tv.

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  156. Beg forgiveness to God. Get urself in order. GET REALTIME HELP! JESUS, help this man. Please.

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  157. Wow! Poor Anna! I feel for her most!

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  158. This is Elaine Lynn.?.I'm sorry that things have gone the way they have. Yes you have hurt a lot people, list too long to mention. This news is very heart breaking to find out about. I know you're kicking yourself for what you've done to your family. You have a strong family and support group. I hope you turn to them for help. It's up to us, the fans, to forgive you. That's between you and your God and family. I hope to hear of your travels through this rocky road. No one should blame your family for this. Unfortunately there are heartless people out there. I still plan to follow the blog. I feel your family has been wrongly treated for all of this. Good luck to you on your travels to go.

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  159. Even now the Lord is for you, Josh! There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ! He forgives you and is faithful and just in doing so because of the cross and the power of Christ's blood! Praying for you and yours!!! Micah 7 came to mind:
    But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord;
    I will wait for the God of my salvation.
    My God will hear me.
    Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy.
    Though I fall I will rise;
    Though I dwell in darkness, the Lord is a light for me
    I will bear the indignation of the Lord
    Because I have sinned against Him,
    Until He pleads my case and executes justice for me.
    He will bring me out to the light,
    And I will see His righteousness.

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  160. Since your son Josh, made a confession earlier today, you have chosen to delete a portion of his original statement. That is very dishonest of you as his Parent's. You need to focus on finding professional care for your son who appears to have an illness. How would you feel if part of his addiction to online pornography turned out to be child porn. Stop the hiding. Gets your son help he neds.

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  161. You and your family have my prayers lifted up! It hurts to see someone you look up to disappoint you, but seeking forgiveness and rededicating your heart to Christ and your family is a start, regaining their trust is the hardest part. May God Bless You and Yours!

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  162. That is not the original statement why would they change it. And why wouldn't the original statement be posted here? I have always been a fan And supporter of the duggars but how They are acting like they don't make mistakes and being so judgmental about everyone else makes me see them in a whole new light.

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  163. This is shocking. I really don't see the reason for him to come out and say this though... it's sad that he felt he had to make a public apology.

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  164. Prayers for you and your family during this rough time in your lives. To those whom are judging remember only God himself may judge anyone. Instead of putting in with hurtful and judgemental comments try to pray that God can help Josh and his family in this time of need and help them be strong as a family to help Josh find his way back to the Lord and to be able to gain forgiveness from those he has hurt.

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  165. Dear Duggar Family,

    Our hearts are broken along with yours. Sadly, sin affects all of us and none of us are immune. I stand with you in prayer for Josh and his precious family. We, as parents, raise our children Biblically, but must always remember everyone on this earth makes their own choices regardless of the consequences. Satan roams this earth seeking those he can destroy. Praying for each of you and especially Josh as he moves forward.

    I truly believe God does not expect us to judge the sinner, but pray for sincere repentance and restoration.

    God Bless

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  166. He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone....John 8:7

    Duggar family, be encouraged!!

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  167. I think you are only sorry Josh because you got caught. I find it amazing that You had attended the Bates wedding with Anna. How could you face all those devout christians ? I don't know how Anna can overlook all that you have done and trust you. It makes me winder.....

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  168. My heart breaks for you all. Prayers for precious Anna and the children. I pray that Anna is wrapped in the precious arms of Jesus and can find comfort in His unfailing love. Prayers that the media will grant her some solace as she grieves this tremendous burden.

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  169. Enough already. Y'all have WAY too many skeletons dancing in your closets. As a Christian, I will continue to pray for the entire family. But PLEASE, extricate yourselves from social media and get HELP! Anna, it is time for you to GO! God does not want this for you. PLEASE believe this!

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  170. Please don't deny my comment after "approval". Come on you guys....ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. I don't have a hate on for the Duggars. I want them to grow and heal. But it's time for a reality check. Josh is a very sick person. They have 4 kids! please support her moving on...for the sake of those little babies who Did not ask for this

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  171. Anna,
    So many are praying for you. You are not alone. The Lord is with you and many wives have lived through such betrayals. Spouses make bad choices but that is NOT YOUR shame. As someone who has lived through infidelity, (and it is an epidemic), please know that it is not a poor reflection on you! You are an amazing woman and everyone loves you and thinks the world of you and your beautiful children. May God grant you the strength to persevere during this difficult time and may you know that He and so so many, love your and admire the wonderful woman you are.

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  172. This is shocking indeed...makes me angry and grossed out. Oh my!

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  173. God's laws, and our trust. Praying for your family today.

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  174. I truthfully don't know how to react to this except to say that my heart breaks for your family. As if you haven't already been through enough! Joshua - how did your life go so horribly wrong? Or better yet, how did you allow it to go so horribly wrong! I sincerely hope you now realize that you need professional psychological help. You have had the constant love and support of your family in spite of everything, but it is now time for you to own up to all the pain you have caused them and become a real man! Not some unfaithful, faithless shell. You are the one that must take the first steps and you must accept the consequences of the wrongs you have committed. I sincerely pray that your marriage survives this horrible thing for the sake of your children, but only if you truly make amends. The best thing a man can do for his children is love their mother. You have not done that and have failed Anna, your children and your marriage. My heart breaks for Anna and your children as well as the rest of your family. I know nobody is perfect but I honestly never expected anything like this from anyone in the Duggar family. All I can do is pray for all of you.

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  175. I pray for all of you whenever I think of you. Something I felt I should say, do with it what you want.
    King David was a man with many flaws, but he always turned back to God and repented. God said "he was a man after God's own heart".
    Abraham doubted God's provision. We still live with some of his consequences, but God called him a friend. Josh, God loves you. You can be great too.

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  176. When Jesus sees you Josh, He sees you through His blood. He loves you so, and your actions are not unforgivable. He is your loving father and wants you to have truth in your inward parts. Except for Gods Grace and mercy we are all lost. Let Him fill you and be your all in all. He will heal and restore and help you. His mercy saves us from our own judgments we set up, that's one of the millions of ways He is good. Don't be overwhelmed to the point of despair. Rely on His precious atonement for you. You are not rejected, you are accepted in the Beloved. Let Him do a thorough and complete work. Your best days are ahead. I believe the Lord wanted me to tell you this.

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  177. Josh you are forgiven by God, forgive yourself and healing will come. Anna forgiveness is a choice. Forgive by faith, minute by minute if you have to. God will help you get through this. Focus on him and he will guide you through the tough times. Keep your eyes on Jesus not what people are saying about you. Remember Jesus too was criticized, but he ignored it and fulfilled his calling. You will get through this. You 2 are stronger together than apart. Psalms 138:8 says
    "The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands." KJV.

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  178. Praying for u all. Josh u should have gotten counselling before it got that bad.i have gone through having my husband being porn addicted and are working thru it. I have been as some call it sexually abuses by family as a child. You can get over all of that. People don't need to be so judgemental. Remember He who is without sin cast the first stone. Everyone will have have a hard time believing you now tho.....:(sad situation altogether

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  179. "Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is scandalized, and I am not on fire? If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things that concern my infirmity.

    And he said to me: My grace is sufficient for thee; for power is made perfect in infirmity. Gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may dwell in me." (2 Cor. 11:29-30 & 12:9)

    Let us all more perfectly turn to God. Josh, Jim Bob, and Michelle you encourage us by your humility.

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  180. You are kidding right???

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  181. I pray Josh seeks Christian counseling not only for himself but for Anna also. Asking for forgiveness is the first step, living by God's laws aren't always easy, we stumble and fall, it's just harder when your in the public eye all the time and Satan is always there to help you fail. Just remember our God is mightier and bigger and He will protect His children when we choose to follow Him. Good luck Josh with your journey back to Him.

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  182. By draging this up time after time, the media has hurt these girls more then letting it remain in the past. What good has it done to go over and over it. It was a bad thing that happen years ago and to my understanding was dealt with between all partys concered. Help was gotten for all and by digging it up now and over and over again it is like pouring salt on a wound. People change, people grow up. What has been confessed and God has forgiven is not our place to keep judging and rehashing for what seems to be the love of the media and some very sadistic people who love dirt.

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  183. Josh, what you have done is wrong. You already know that, but I'm not sure you really understand how much. You have wronged your wife and children. Sir, it is time to man up and see a therapist. You must figure out what is going on in your brain. God loves us and forgives us, but He also requires us to do our part. If you hope to ever have any chance of happiness and peace on Earth, you owe it first to yourself, and then to Anna and your little ones to do some of the hardest work you will ever do. I will pray for you and your little family and for your entire family at large.

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  184. It pains me to hear this news. While the world cheers for divorce, I want to encourage you to turn from evil, and stand by your wife. And for her in hurt and pain work towards healing your marriage. Marriage is a struggle worth fighting for. It only continues to break more hearts to head for divorce. Especially the hearts of those children.

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  185. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Be strong and give it all to the Lord. He created you and He will heal you and your family.

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  186. In prayer. So sorry. He cannot fail who has never tried. The just man falleth seven times and riseth back up. God never uses a man greatly until he hurts him deeply.

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  187. Praying for the entire family. I'm dealing with infidelity right now myself. It's devastating and so very painful, God is a loving, merciful God. I pray Josh gets the correct help for the addiction and the entire family can heal, rebuild trust and recover. My heart and prayers go out to everyone. I'm sorry you have to deal with all of this in the public eye. May Our Lord give you His peace and strength to endure. Keep fighting the good fight.

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  188. Praying for Anna. Her hurt is beyond any emotional hurt. May she overtime know that this sin is not against her but God. And that her anger and madness turn to sadness of heart. Sadness for you Josh and your distance from the Lord. You have come to a bad place and all of our hearts break for each of you. Your sons and daughters will fight the same battles someday. Be courageous and strong. Only with the Lord Jesus's help can you ever change. Daily you must walk with Him. We plead for you and your young family. Do it for the Lord and he will NOT fail you. And secondly for the magnificent women he has given YOU to care for! And lastly your children and their children.... STOP the demonic enemy in it's track. You can still be used for the Lords' plans. Don't write yourself off yet. Ask for His help. Only thru him Josh only thru him.

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  189. It is painful to hear the news today. But, it only exposes how evil the enemy is and how weak our flesh is. I will pray for you Josh, Anna and your families as I always do. I hope and pray that you will continue to be a witness for Christ and not just with your mouths, but in your heart.

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  190. Your family has been in the prayers of so many people. I was hoping that the latest news wasn't true. We are saddened by the sinfulness that so easily besets us all. Yet, we have a hope and a future through Jesus Christ! Praise be to God, in His infinite wisdom, mercy, and love for us! So if we confess our sins, then He forgives us. 1 John 1:9. Praying for His transforming love to touch your heart and mind, Josh, and give you the strength and ability to change what you could not change on your own. May you have peace and assurance that you are forgiven and that healing can take place. God can work things for good. Praying for you all. I sure miss seeing your family!

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  191. My heart is breaking for you and with you Anna. Praying that the Lord will give you peace in this time and cover your family from others and what they have to say. I know God will see you through this hard time and my heart breaks for you and having to be in this situation!

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  192. why did you take out the part about his addiction to pornography?!

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