Jessa Duggar reportedly is upset about the way that the publicity for her pregnancy has abruptly diminished in the wake of the new controversy about her brother Josh Duggar. But even as Josh’s confessions about infidelity with cheating site Ashley Madison accounts and pornography addiction continue to reverberate, Jessa is recalling how her sister Jill’s pregnancy and giving birth event received a special on TLC with lots of positive PR, reported the Stir.
Duggar also is upset that something that she did not influence is stealing her thunder, said a family insider. Jessa is fully aware that TLC made the most of Jill and Derick Dillard’s pregnancy and welcoming of their baby boy, including a special on Mother’s Day.
And with Jill as the then-popular 19 Kids and Counting breakout star for weeks as a result, Jessa anticipated the same excitement over her pregnancy.
Consequently, Duggar is upset that her fans are decreasing in number, as is the attention that she and her husband, Ben, once received, said the source.
But although Jessa and Ben are turning to social media to provide updates on the baby bump’s blossoming, nothing compares with a hit TV show.
However, although Duggar is upset, she also took time to post her reflections about Josh on social media, reported the Daily Mail.
Jessa, who was among the sisters molested by Josh when she was younger, quoted the Bible on Instagram. It’s Duggar Seewald’s first social media share since the 22-year-old’s brother made his confession about cheating on his wife Anna.
In her Instagram post, Jessa displayed the Bible. Among the verses underlined were ones that discussed sin.
“If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanest us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Does that mean that although Duggar is upset, she forgives her brother? Or is Jessa urging Josh to change his ways?
In June, Jessa joined Jill in defending their brother after the news broke that he had molested five underage girls, including some of his sisters.
But that was before the new scandal broke in which Josh was among those reported to have accounts on marital affair site Ashley Madison.
As the Inquisitr reported, Duggar joined his parents, Michelle and Jim Bob, in posting statements on the Duggar family web site.
Although Josh’s comments subsequently were edited, his original confession included both a pornography addiction and infidelity.
“I have been the biggest hypocrite… I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife,” stated Duggar.
What do you think Jessa’s Bible quote means? Do you think she is right to be upset? Post your comments below.
[Images via Jessa Seewald/Facebook]