• Amy Duggar penned an open letter for Anna Duggar on Instagram 
  • Amy said Anna was getting the wrong kind of support amid Josh's trial
  • Josh's cousin advised his wife to think of their kids first and offered help

Amy Duggar King gave unsolicited advice to her cousin-in-law, Anna Duggar, amid Josh Duggar's ongoing child pornography trial.

Amy took to Instagram to share an open letter for Anna. She accompanied it with a wedding photo of her hugging Anna.

"Anna, I feel for you. No woman wants to be in your shoes," Amy wrote. "You’re faced with an impossible decision, and you’re being surrounded by the wrong kind of support."

Amy acknowledged how Anna's parents might have taught her since she was a child that "marriage is forever." She also knew that Anna prayed to God for a partner to share her family and life with. However, she also reminded Anna that she didn't choose the things she was going through, and neither did her kids.

Josh's cousin said that she's not coming after Anna with "some sort of tough love thing." She just wanted to share it because it was what her heart was telling her to do.

"I cried as I read the letter your own father wrote in support of your husband this week," Amy continued. "It’s no wonder you’re struggling to know what to do to protect your own kids… you’ve obviously never had an example there. That’s awful, and I’m so sorry for that."

Amy credited her mom Deanna Duggar for being a "fierce protector," who taught her to be one. According to Amy, her mom "showed me how to stand up and speak up," so she wanted to do the same for Anna.

"If no one else in your life is saying it, I need you to understand that there is no shame in divorcing Josh," Amy continued.

Amy reminded Anna that she could not protect her kids forever. She also explained why she shared her message publicly.

"I’m saying all of this publicly so that when they do grow up, they will also know that they had family members shouting from the rooftops that they were worth protecting all along. Your children look up to you so much… Please be the role model they need in their life," Amy stated.

She added that Anna deciding to stay with Josh meant she was also choosing the same thing for her. However, as a mother, "your instinct to protect your kids always has to be stronger than your fear."

Amy told Anna that she and her husband Dillon King were willing to help her.

A week before she posted her open letter for Anna, Amy expressed how upset she was when Anna and Michelle Duggar penned a letter of support for Josh. In a tweet, she said she was "sickened by the news" and stressed that she had so much to say and "I'm not afraid anymore."

Amy also released an exclusive statement to People, exclusively condemning how the family has continued to support the former "19 Kids and Counting" star amid his legal battle.

"I'm angry at my cousin [Josh Duggar]. I am deeply disappointed in him as a person. ... But let me tell you I am furious at the family that looked the other way and still today, refuse to hold him accountable," Amy said.

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Former “19 Kids and Counting” star Amy (Duggar) King is in no rush to have babies. TLC