Duggar family dating
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar broke the news on Wednesday on the family's official Facebook page, attributing their son's breakup to "the Lord's will.""A few weeks ago Marjorie and Josiah agreed to end their courtship, keeping in step with what they believe the Lord’s will is," they wrote.
"Both are thankful for the time getting to know each other, and their families continue to enjoy each other’s company and close friendship.
I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged and asked Christ to forgive me and come into my life.
I would do anything to go back to those teen years and take different actions.
I was surprised at his openness and humility and at the same time didn't know why he was sharing it.
For Josh he wanted not just me but my parents to know who he really was -- even every difficult past mistakes.
We pray that as people watch our lives they see that we are not a perfect family. It is one of the reasons we treasure our faith so much because God’s kindness and goodness and forgiveness are extended to us — even though we are so undeserving.
Thank you to all of you who tirelessly work with children in crisis, you are changing lives and I am forever grateful for all of you.'In a statement, the channel said it was 'deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time.' The statement didn't elaborate.
I was able to say, "Yes" knowing who Josh really is - someone who had gone down a wrong path and had humbled himself before God and those whom he had offended.
Someone who had received the help needed to change the direction of his life and do what is right.
Upon his return, Jim Bob informed those aware of the situation that Josh had received counseling and took him to a family friend who was a state trooper to reveal what had occurred, resulting in the teenager getting a stern lecture but no formal report being filed by police.
By all accounts, the offenses stopped and Josh apologized to the victim, but some time in 2006 an individual in the church who had borrowed a book from the Duggars found a note detailing Josh's molestation of minors.
I want to say thank you to those who took time over a decade ago to help Josh in a time of crisis.