Former “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar is in rehab to get help for his admitted porn addiction, but his famous reality family might not be ready to forgive him, Entertainment Tonight wrote in an exclusive report Monday. One of the family members, who did not want to be identified, said that forgiveness and trust are not synonymous.
The road to forgiveness is not a quick one, either. "It is going to take a long time before we forgive," the anonymous family member told ET. "In the long term, eventually, we will forgive -- it will be in our best interest to forgive. Won't happen soon. Won't happen fast. Just because we forgive doesn't mean we trust ever again. We are still extremely upset. We are all still hurt. Josh is still in rehab, nobody is warm and fuzzy to him yet. It still feels like he is a stranger.”
Rumors swirled that his whereabouts were unknown after a source said the former TLC reality star wasn’t present at mandatory church services and meetings. The Duggars have not commented publicly about the father of four’s rehab stay or what facility he is being treated at. It’s widely believed, however, that he is seeking help at Reformer’s Anonymous in Rockford, Illinois. The Christian family has supported the center in the past.
Since Josh Duggar admitted to being addicted to porn, a fact he later omitted in his statement, he has remained quiet. Could it be because there are more secrets he doesn’t want uncovered?
Celebrity psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw said there are more sex scandals that will be revealed since Duggar was exposed for cheating on his wife, Anna Duggar, in the Ashley Madison hack last month. “We have not seen the bottom on that yet. I mean, there’s more," the therapist said during a stint on “The View” last week. "My dad used to say for every rat you see, there’s 50 you don’t. The fact that -- to assume that everything you see is everything there is would really be naive. I just don't believe that the whole truth has come out yet."
Even though ET’s source said the Duggars haven’t excused Josh’s behavior, Jessa Seewald posted an Instagram picture of a Bible verse Monday that preached about forgiveness and confession. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved,” one underlined part of the verse read.
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