A Statement from Anna Duggar

January 23, 2016

“Many have asked how I am doing. So many have asked that its actually humbling and touching. 2015 was the most difficult year of my life. Yet, amazingly I’ve found that in my own life crisis God has drawn near to me ("He’s near to the brokenhearted” Psalms 34:18) and my faith has been more precious to me than ever before. Just recently I visited Josh. It was an important step on a long difficult road. I want to thank all of you for your prayers and your messages of hope. I can never express how your kindness and prayers have brought encouragement when I needed it most—outpacing the grief and discouragement at every turn. I trust that God will continue to show His love and tenderness toward us and bring beauty from ashes—somehow—as only He can do. Please continue to pray for me, Josh and our children.”

-Anna

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  • Michele Barnier

    04/13/2016 02:17 PM

    Hi Anna,
    I am so proud of you, when you said your vows were to God first and Josh second. I know that does not make your walk easier, I also liked your comment about getting through it 15 minutes at a time. Only God knows the future and I know the road is long, but I feel you are staying on the right path even if you don't stay together in the end, you did all you could do, in this world people pop in and out of marriage like trying on clothes, God never meant for marriage to be a tryout but for the two to become one, you are showing the world a good example of what God meant marriage to be like. I think you are brave and Gods light shines through you. God Bless you and yours!

  • Mary Frances Sulzen

    04/13/2016 12:57 PM

    Yes, Trust in GOD! The road of life is full of speed bumps...but God will give you the courage and strength to get through it. Thank you for letting us know how you are doing...keep up the good work, God will reward you. Your children are beautiful!

  • Ms. D

    04/06/2016 12:08 AM

    Anna I do pray for you but mostly for the children. I can understand you trying to forgive Josh for straying from the marriage. A lot of people go through that and find a way to work it out. But as a professional, I am having a hard time believing that you could form the thought in your head to forgive Josh for the sexual molestations. Yes I know it's a sickness. It's a sickness with NO CURE. You don't have to believe me you can research it yourself. There are many many medical papers/magazines/articles/research papers that say the same thing it CANNOT BE CURED but sometimes it can be controlled. You seem to be such a good and loving mother. I can't believe you are willing to take that chance with your children. I hope and pray you rethink this. If not for yourself then for the children. Once something happens it's too late to say I should have or I could have. Please don't put your children in that kind of position. Some children that get molested NEVER get over it. Do you want to take the chance that that may become one of your children? I can't and won't believe that God wants you to put your children in harms way. I just won't believe that.

  • Mary Schmidt

    03/22/2016 08:35 PM

    We're praying the road gets better as God brings healing to your family. We would like to mention that Teen Challenge is a great place to get back on track from addictions. God bless.

  • Vera Bevis

    03/22/2016 12:23 AM

    You are an amazing woman Anna! Praying for you and your family! Thank you for being a good example of a godly person. It is so much easier just divorce these days. Thank you for not giving up on your husband. And getting him help ...love you guys!