One year ago – almost exactly – Josh Duggar got out of his faith-based sex-rehab. The sex-rehab situation sounded shady as hell. There didn’t seem to be any real, quality therapy to deal with Josh’s profound issues. Instead, it was like “pray away the impure thoughts” and “maybe doing manual labor will make you not want to cheat on your wife or molest little girls.” It was actually almost two years ago when everything about Josh Duggar exploded in the press – he had been investigated for molesting five girls when he was a teenager, and Josh’s parents worked tirelessly to cover up his criminal acts, even when he was abusing his sisters. For a while, Josh tried to ride out the story at home, but then he ended up going to sex rehab in the fall of 2015. As I said, he came out of sex rehab in March 2016.
Throughout it all, we had high hopes that Anna Duggar – Josh’s wife – would rethink everything about her marriage and the entire Duggar lifestyle. We hoped that she would take their kids (they have four kids) and run. But she did not run. She stuck by him. She remained in the Duggarville cult the entire time. And guess what? Now everything is fixed because she’s popping out another baby.
The Duggar family is growing again! Josh and his wife Anna Duggar announced in a blog post on the Duggar family website on Friday that they are expecting a fifth child — a baby boy due later this year.
“For nearly the last two years, we have quietly worked to save our marriage, focus on our children, and rebuild our lives together as a family. Doing so is never easy after a breach of trust,” the blog post begins.
“We’ve learned that a life of faith and rebuilding a life together is simply done one day at a time,” the post continues. “As we continue our journey as a family and rebuild our lives, we are delighted to share with you that we are expecting a new baby boy later this year. Beauty comes from ashes and we cannot wait to see and kiss the face of this sweet new boy!” Josh and Anna signed the post.
Josh, 29, has kept a low profile after returning home from rehab following two personal scandals in 2015. Duggar checked into a faith-based rehab facility in Rockford, Illinois, in August 2015 following a series of scandals, including his public confession to being addicted to pornography and being unfaithful to his wife Anna, which came three months after a 2006 police report surfaced that revealed that Josh had been accused of inappropriately touching five underage girls as a teen. He completed his stint in rehab in March 2016.
I have to remind myself that it is a cult and that Anna has been brainwashed. She’s in the machine and she probably has next to no options. There is no birth control in Duggarville. There is no “saying no” to marital relations in Duggarville. There is no divorce in Duggarville. How would she support herself all alone with four kids? But she probably never even got to that mindset. She was told that she needed to forgive Josh so she forgave him. While I know I should be more sympathetic to her situation, I’m still saving my sympathy for Anna and Josh’s daughters. My God I don’t even want to think about it. I mean, it should never be the case where my mind goes to “well, at least she’s having a boy so there’s less of a chance of…” You know.
Photos courtesy of Duggars’ Facebook.