Anna Duggar is speaking out about how she is recovering after learning about her husband’s secret life. She says her faith is helping her take the next step.
Josh Duggar of the reality TV family “The Duggars” was accused of sexual misconduct this year, as reports surfaced that he’d molested girls as a teenager — including his sisters. He was also outed as one of the 32 million people who used the cheating website Ashley Madison.
People have been waiting for a response Anna since the Ashley Madison scandal broke. In a new clip from TLC’s upcoming show, ‘Jill & Jessa: Counting On,’ Anna shares more about how she is recovering from her husband’s betrayal.
“It is such a betrayal for a spouse to go through what we’re walking through, and it was hard. It was hard to realize that it was such a public thing. Not only was it a betrayal against me, but it was also a betrayal for those that call themselves Christians. Here we were as a Christian couple, everyone was able to see us get married and to vow before God to be loyal to each other, and that loyalty was broken.
How could this happen in our marriage? Josh was my first love, he’s my one and only. But, I knew that my only hope was to cling to my faith, because I know that if I went off of what I was feeling, I would turn a mess into a disaster.
In the shock of it all I prayed to God to help. Help me to know how to respond to all of this. I didn’t know what to do and I knew we needed help. And I was just praying that God would give the help and the wisdom that we needed to know how to take the next step.”