Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are seeking the continued love, caring and prayers that family, friends and fans have been pouring out towards them in their time of need. The entire family has been struggling to stay strong despite all the harsh criticisms that are being thrown towards them, especially those directed at their son Josh. According to a news story that broke on August 28 from Christianity Daily, the Duggar’s, as parents are doing all they can to help their son receive a formal form of rehabilitation to deal with all his past and present inappropriate actions and activities. Anna Duggar is also going to be receiving some form of counseling so she can retain so semblance within the family, try and fix her broken heart and be able to help, love and care for her children while their father is away for a spell. Amy Duggar has a huge heart and is showing her support to Anna during this heartbreaking time in her life. In an interview with People she told them that when she saw Anna the last time she reached out and gave her the biggest and warmest hug she could muster.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are praying that the rehab center will provide Josh with complete repentance and be able to sincerely change his ways in the future when he is reunited with his wife and children. “We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, care and prayers for our family during this most difficult situation with Josh,” wrote Jim Bob Duggar and wife Anna Duggar in the family’s official website. The “19 Kids and Counting” family statement further reads, “As parents we are so deeply grieved by our son’s decisions and actions. His wrong choices have deeply hurt his precious wife and children and have negatively affected so many others. He has also brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear.”
Some family members spoke with, news people at Entertainment Tonight and wanted to remain anonymous when their story went live. It seems that some of the family has taken sides or have just stepped back once the latest scandalous acts of Josh Duggar were revealed. They told ET that; “We are all shocked and broken and furious. Who did we spend Christmases with? Who have we grown up with? Who is this person? This is supposed to be a happy time, and there is a dark cloud over our family.” “Josh’s integrity is gone,” the family member continued. “It’s scary. You never know who can have a double life. You really think you know someone. Josh was caught with his hand in the cookie jar and I hope he gets broken in rehab and gets the help he needs. I hope Anna finds the strength to make some changes.”
The rehabilitation treatment center that Josh will be attending is located in Rockford Illinois. The Reformers Unanimous Schools of Discipleship are supposed to be an incredible Christian biblical-based drug and alcohol addiction program that will last approximately six months once entered into it. The cost of the program is roughly $7,500 and patients are to remain on the site during the duration of their treatment in order to complete the full program laid out for them in the treatment center. Anna Duggar and her four children will need lots of support from family and friends during the six months that Josh will be away from his wife and children. The Duggar family hopes that all their friends, fans and followers will provide them with prayers, good thoughts and words to help them cope with the days ahead, provide Josh the guidance he needs to be healed and the support Anna and the children desperately need to survive this scandalous situation.