Jessa Duggar has revealed hat she has forgiven her brother Josh Duggar for all his transgressions including the huge family scandal and sexually molesting her as a child according to a Wednesday, March 9 Gossip Cop report.
Jessa Duggar’s forgiveness comes not a moment too soon for shamed Josh Duggar as he prepares to leave rehab in the upcoming days. As previously reported last May, Josh Duggar publicly apologized to his family, and friends stating,
“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life.”
Josh Dugar’s apology caused quite an uproar and public humiliation for not only Josh but his entire family. As if Josh’s troubles were not serious enough it soon followed that he admitted to being addicted to pornography. He’s been in rehab treatment ever since. The Duggar family has done everything possible to get life back to normal. The family scored a new TLC reality series entitled “Jill and Jessa: Counting On.” Fans can look for the sisters to speak out on the traumatic events. But according to Jessa recent interview with People all is forgiven.
“I definitely have forgiven Josh,” Jessa tells People. “It is a process, though, that you have to work through in your heart. And trust is not quickly rebuilt. It is something that takes a while. We love him very much, though, and we are very hopeful for the future.”
Sister Joy, who will also appear on the spinoff show, similarly says, “I have forgiven him and I feel that, but the trust is not there.” Jessa’s husband Ben Seewald further tells the magazine, “I love Josh and I want the best for him. There are a lot of people who have been hurt in this situation. I want to look for ways to help heal the situation for Josh and for Anna and their kids especially.”
Seven months later, a source tells PEOPLE that the former conservative lobbyist Josh Duggar is due home in Arkansas “any day” now.
“He’ll be back very, very soon,” another insider says. Josh has stated on a number of occasions that he is ashamed of his past and hopes to gain the forgiveness of all.What are your thoughts is it too soon for forgiveness and trust within the Duggar family?
The Duggar sisters new reality series Jill and Jessa: Counting On, premieres on TLC on March 15.