Josh Duggar has officially checked into rehab.
Remember how I said that it was time for the Duggar family blog post round three to address yet another round of allegations against Josh? Well, here it is.
This time, the family reveals that Josh is getting the help he needs at a professional treatment center. But they don’t disclose the specifics. Still, we can assume it’s for his addiction to pornography and his affinity for cheating on his wife.
“We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, care and prayers for our family during this most difficult situation with Josh,” Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar write on the family website. “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.”
“Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center. For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery. We pray that in this he comes to complete repentance and sincere change. In the meantime, we will be offering our love, care and devoted support to Anna and our grandchildren as she also receives counsel and help for her own heart and future. 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.”
And while I think rehab is probably the only step Josh could take to begin the steps of repairing his image (and his soul), it’s hard to believe that anything could save Josh’s public persona at this point. But, knowing the Duggars and their strict religious beliefs, he’s probably less concerned with what we think and more concerned with getting through those pearly gates.
On the upside, it’s good to hear that the family will be sticking by Anna Duggar through all of this. She, no doubt, will be the one who needs the most support and help in the coming months, especially if she decides to stay with Josh.
The family has yet to comment on new reports that Josh was intimate on multiple occasions with stripper and porn star Danica Dillon.