Trouble for the married father-of-two began back in May when he confessed to molesting two of his sisters in their sleep, resulting in a media superstorm that ultimately cost his family their TLC reality show. Last week, “family man” Duggar again made national headlines when it was revealed he had not one but two profiles on Ashely Madison, a dating website that helps facilitate extramarital affairs.
Now, the former executive director of the FRC says he’s checking into a “treatment center” after admitting he was “unfaithful” to his unsuspecting wife, Anna, while she was busy carrying his children.
In a statement, Josh’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, said they were “deeply grieved” by Josh’s actions but “thankful for the outpouring of love, care and prayers for our family during this most difficult situation.”
They also said they predict a “long journey toward wholeness and recovery” but they believe that with Jesus on his side, Josh will be OK.
“His wrong choices have deeply hurt his precious wife and children and have negatively affected so many others,” the statement said. “During this time we continue to look to God—He is our rock and comfort. We ask for your continued prayers for our entire family.”
We’re pretty sure it’s going to take more than a few extra prayers to fix this mess.
h/t: Pink News