Jill Duggar and her sisters have been the subject of countless news articles and speculation over the past several days after it was revealed that their eldest brother, Josh, had inappropriately touched more than one underage girl–possibly including one or more of his sisters–when he was a teenager. The police report from that time was released online, but names have been redacted, and the media–as well as fans of the show 19 Kids And Counting–have been trying to figure out whether one of the victims was Jill, Jana, Jessa, or Jinger. Now, some are looking back at a book the girls released in 2014 titled Growing Up Duggar; specifically, a chapter with the heading “Your Relationship With Your Sibling.”
“Even though we may not feel like forgiving someone, we must choose to forgive every person who offends us and do it before they ask — and regardless if they ever do ask. The choice to forgive doesn’t always free the other person from the consequences of his or her wrong actions, but it frees the forgiver of negative feelings towards the offender. And if we still have feelings of bitterness, the Bible says it’s not only to forgive the other person, but also to go a step further and look for ways to bless him or her,” one passage reportedly reads.
The Duggar family has come under fire recently for their controversial beliefs–specifically, how it may have impacted the way Jim Bob and Michelle handled the abuse once they found out–but their reality show has been a huge success for TLC for ten seasons. Now that the show has been suspended from their lineup, rumors are flying that TLC may have a spinoff in the works starring Jill and Jessa, who were both recently married.
“The show had begun to focus more and more on the next generation of Duggars, anyway – mainly Jill and Jessa and their marriages and babies. That’s when the show got its highest ratings,” a source told People Magazine.
Jill Duggar, who recently had her first child, has been as silent as her siblings in the wake of the molestation scandal, but according to the Daily Mail, the news about Josh’s past may explain why he didn’t play a part in her wedding day.
“We all thought it was odd that basically everyone of Josh’s family served in some position but he was left out. But no one made a big deal about it. Now it’s making more sense why they wouldn’t want him up there, standing at the altar next to them,” a source said.
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