Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, and Meredith Duggar
Recent Duggar beach vacation
During the time that Josh was away, Anna opened up to fans via a written statement and her appearances on TLC's Jill & Jessa: Counting On. Here is an excerpt from the message she shared on Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's website in January:
Many have asked how I am doing. So many have asked that it's actually humbling and touching. 2015 was the most difficult year of my life. Yet, amazingly I’ve found that in my own life crisis God has drawn near to me ("He’s near to the brokenhearted” Psalms 34:18) and my faith has been more precious to me than ever before.
Now that Josh is back in Arkansas with his family, he and Anna have shared another update on duggarfamily.com. We have pasted it below for your convenience.
As we enter into a long family weekend together, we want to thank each of you for the prayers, love and encouragement you’ve sent our way. Since the residential treatment program ended, we have been working with a professional marriage and family counselor to take important steps toward healing.
It isn’t easy and some days are very difficult. It is a long road to rebuild trust and a truly healthy relationship. We are very thankful for God’s forgiveness, grace and help, as it is our strength and guide to rebuilding our lives. As the future unfolds, we are taking one day at a time and we are grateful for your continued prayers for both of us and our sweet children.
With Gratitude, Josh and Anna
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