Welcome to the first original blog for Josh and Anna Duggar. Here's some information about their growing family! Josh and Anna were married in 2008. They have four growing children with one on the way! Come and join us for updates!
From the family friend: Josh will be in the rehab until February 2016 due to the program being six months. Anna went to visit him last month. Anna had a hard time seeing her husband but due to the fact that she missed him a lot. The friend revealed that they have been talking through letters.
Anna plans to be there around Christmas with the kids.
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 secretly over the last several years been viewing
pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I
became 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 brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans
of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old,
and now I have re-broken their trust.
The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against
immorality in our country, I was hiding my own personal failings.
As I am learning the hard way, we have the freedom to choose to our
actions, but we do not get to choose our consequences. I deeply regret
all 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.
It's a busy month for the family and so we are here to list it * Meredith turns two weeks old (August 2) * Meredith turns three weeks old (August 9) * Meredith turns four weeks old (August 16) * Meredith turns a month old (August 19) They might be going to Brandon and Michaella's wedding but we are not sure yet
Josh and Anna are 40 weeks pregnant with their fourth child. It's safe for her to go over two weeks and won't need any medical help but if she's not born before the 24th then they will have to the hospital.
We will keep you update and post her official birth blog as soon as it's reveal!
It's hard to believe that seven years ago, Josh asked Anna to be his wife and she said yes. With their seven year anniversary coming up soon, they celebrated their engagement anniversary. They also celebrated Anna's birthday today
It's time to update on Baby Girl Baby girl weights about 4 3/4 pounds and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers — which will help regulate her body temperature once she's born — are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well. The baby is a size of Cantaloupe.
Janet and I want to affirm our support for the Duggar family. Josh’s
actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself,
'inexcusable,' but that doesn’t mean 'unforgivable.' He and his family
dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the
authorities. No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now
trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story.
Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting
things. The reason that the law protects disclosure of many actions on
the part of a minor is that the society has traditionally understood
something that today’s blood-thirsty media does not understand—that
being a minor means that one's judgement is not mature. No one needs to
defend Josh’s actions as a teenager, but the fact that he confessed his
sins to those he harmed, sought help, and has gone forward to live a
responsible and circumspect life as an adult is testament to his
family’s authenticity and humility. Those who have enjoyed revealing
this long ago sins in order to discredit the Duggar family have actually
revealed their own insensitive bloodthirst, for there was no
consideration of the fact that the victims wanted this to be left in the
past and ultimately a judge had the information on file destroyed—not
to protect Josh, but the innocent victims. Janet and I love Jim Bob and
Michelle and their entire family. They are no more perfect a family
than any family, but their Christian witness is not marred in our eyes
because following Christ is not a declaration of our perfection, but of
HIS perfection. It is precisely because we are all sinners that we need
His grace and His forgiveness. We have been blessed to receive God’s
love and we would do no less than to extend our love and support for our
friends. In fact, it is such times as this, when real friends show up
and stand up. Today, Janet and I want to show up and stand up for our
friends. Let others run from them. We will run to them with our
*** Due to the highly amount of disrespecting comments: We have decided to disable our comments section for now! ****
FRC president Tony Perkins reacted to Duggar's resignation in a statement obtained by Fox News.
"Today Josh Duggar made the decision to resign his position as a result of previously unknown information becoming public concerning events that occurred during his teenage years.
"Josh believes that the situation will make it difficult for him to be effective in his current work. We believe this is the best decision for Josh and his family at this time. We will be praying for everyone involved," concluded Perkins.
Back 12 years ago our family went through one of the most difficult times of our lives. When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before. Even though we would never choose to go through something so terrible, each one of our family members drew closer to God. We pray that as people watch our lives they see that we are not a perfect family. We have challenges and struggles everyday. It is one of the reasons we treasure our faith so much because God’s kindness and goodness and forgiveness are extended to us — even though we are so undeserving. We hope somehow the story of our journey — the good times and the difficult times — cause you to see the kindness of God and learn that He can bring you through anything.
Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life. I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged and asked Christ to forgive me and come into my life. I would do anything to go back to those teen years and take different actions. In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.
I can imagine the shock many of you are going through reading this. I remember feeling that same shock. It was not at the point of engagement, or after we were married - it was two years before Josh asked me to marry him. When my family and I first visited the Duggar Home, Josh shared his past teenage mistakes. I was surprised at his openness and humility and at the same time didn't know why he was sharing it. For Josh he wanted not just me but my parents to know who he really was -- even every difficult past mistakes. At that point and over the next two years, Josh shared how the counseling he received changed his life as he continued to do what he was taught. And when you, our sweet fans, first met me when Josh asked me to marry him... I was able to say, "Yes" knowing who Josh really is - someone who had gone down a wrong path and had humbled himself before God and those whom he had offended. Someone who had received the help needed to change the direction of his life and do what is right. I want to say thank you to those who took time over a decade ago to help Josh in a time of crisis. Your investment changed his life from going down the wrong path to doing what is right. If it weren't for your help I would not be here as his wife — celebrating 6 1/2 years of marriage to a man who knows how to be a gentleman and treat a girl right. Thank you to all of you who tirelessly work with children in crisis, you are changing lives and I am forever grateful for all of you.
In just two weeks and one day, Josh and Anna will be celebrating their son's second birthday! It's hard to believe that two years ago, this little man was in his momma's stomach just waiting to be born.