Josh Duggar’s Sisters Might Have Hinted At Molestation In 2014 Book
Compared to the recently revealed child molestation incidents Josh Duggar admitted to, an advice book released in 2014 by the female Duggar siblings is lesser known to many.
It has been reported that among the girls Josh had molested, a few were his sisters.
“Forgive every person who offends us…”
The book, entitled “Growing Up Duggar,” was penned by Jana, Jill, Jessa and Jinger.
In his blog, Perez Hilton wrote about how the book might have hinted on the said molestations. In a chapter called “Your Relationship With Your Siblings,” they wrote about how each family member has learned to forgive other siblings who had misbehaved.
“Even though we may not feel like forgiving someone, we must choose to forgive every person who offends us and do it before they ask — and regardless if they ever do ask.”
In another part of the book, the daughters mention that harboring feelings of resentment is not what the Bible tells them to do. Instead, the act of forgiving is what counts.
“The choice to forgive doesn’t always free the other person from the consequences of his or her wrong actions, but it frees the forgiver of negative feelings towards the offender. And if we still have feelings of bitterness, the Bible says it’s not only to forgive the other person, but also to go a step further and look for ways to bless him or her.”
Advertisers withdraw from “19 Kids and Counting”
Further repercussions of the controversy involve advertisers withdrawing from all future episodes of the Duggars’ reality show “19 Kids and Counting.”
Walgreens posted a comment on its Facebook page, “In the wake of recent news, we are no longer advertising on the ‘19 Kids and Counting’ program.”
Choice Hotels International and Payless ShoeSource both announced their decision on Twitter.
TLC network is yet to announce plans regarding the show’s future.