Anna Duggar posted a cryptic message about the power of forgiveness just a few days before her husband Josh’s past was revealed in reports. Anna Duggar wrote; “The three most beautiful and liberating words in the English language are these: ‘I forgive you,” but the true meaning of that post would not reveal itself until a few days went by and Josh’s dark past came to light.
According to HNGN News on May 28, Anna Duggar knew about her husbands past as a “child molester,” which she called, “past teenage mistakes,” years before he proposed to her. She said that he also made sure that her parents knew what he had done before they let their daughter take his hand in marriage. Anna writes, “I can imagine the shock many of you are going through reading this. I remember feeling that same shock,” she stated. “For Josh, he wanted not just me, but my parents to know who he really was — even very difficult past mistakes.”
For many people the phrase, “past teenage mistakes,” means something along the lines of putting a scratch in dad’s car and not owning up to it. It might be used to describe the time you told your parents that you were going to the library to study when you ended up at an unsupervised party, even after your parents forbid you to go.
These are some of the traditional “past teenage mistakes” that kids go through. “Molesting” five teenage girls, including your own sisters as reports indicate, might fall under a different category than “past teenage mistakes.” Do the victims consider this nothing but a “past teenage mistake?”
Looking back, Josh also posted a cryptic message of his own the same day Anna posted hers. Josh quoted Sam Houston, who is the military hero and former governor of Texas. Josh used a quote from Houston which said, “Do right and risk the consequences.” reports The Hollywood Gossip today.
Then a few days later the bombshell hit with Josh releasing a statement to People Magazine. He apologized for his past actions and he shared how he went to counseling after telling his parents. The oldest Duggar child wrote, “I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends.”
Josh and Anna have a tight, good marriage from all reports. The couple is expecting their fourth child. After Josh confessed publicly, owning up to his “past teenage mistakes” those cryptic messages made a lot of sense now that the roots of those words of posted wisdom are revealed.
Josh put himself, his immediate and his extended family under a dark cloud when coming clean. Reports have Josh “molesting” five girls, with a few of those girls allegedly being his own sisters. How embarrassing this must be for the Duggar girls. His own children will soon be old enough to be victims of teasing. Even though the headlines will fade away, the content stays online forever.
With that said, was confessing to make himself feel better worth putting all these other lives in turmoil? Why would you want to make this a public event when he could have dealt with it among professionals and the family? Making such a public spectacle of this doesn’t seem worth all the hurt to the family unless it was about to come out in another way. Could it be that one of the victims was about to talk or could there be a lawsuit brewing from one of his victims? Could this be what prompted his reveal?