EXCLUSIVE: The Duggar Family Has Been Sending Notes of 'Encouragement' and 'Forgiveness' to Josh

by John Boone 1:29 PM PST, November 18, 2015
Playing EXCLUSIVE: The Duggar Family Has Been Sending Notes of 'Encouragement' and 'Forgiveness' to Josh

Josh Duggar is receiving forgiveness -- at least from some members of his family.

ET has learned that certain members of the Duggar family have been writing encouragement cards to the family’s eldest son, sending him their forgiveness. But not everyone is on board the letter writing campaign, as we’re told other family members are having a difficult time forgiving him.

This could be due to what a source close to the Duggar family previously told ET is concern over Josh’s lack of remorse for his actions. "He is not the person everyone thought they knew," the source claimed.

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Josh reportedly checked into a faith-based rehab center in August, after admitting to a pornography addiction -- which he later retracted -- and being “unfaithful” to his wife Anna, which was discovered during the Ashley Madison hack.

This came mere months after the 27-year-old father of four admitted in May to molesting five minor girls, including four of his sisters, when he was a teenager.

"Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center," the Duggars said in a statement at the time. "It will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery. We pray that in this he comes to complete repentance and sincere change. In the meantime, we will be offering our love, care and devoted support to Anna and our grandchildren as she also receives counsel and help for her own heart and future.”

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Whether the forgiveness notes are being sent to rehab center is uncertain. Last Thursday, a plane carrying Jim Bob Duggar and one of his sons was spotted at an airport in Rockford, Illinois, before leaving only hours later to return to Springdale, Arkansas, near the Duggar family home.

The brief trip raised questions of whether the TLC reality star had checked out of rehab, though another source told ET, “Nobody communicates and it’s weird and tough. I think they just don’t really trust a lot of people right now, so they want to keep things on a ‘need-to-know’ basis.”

Meanwhile, Reformers Unanimous Recovery Program, the center Josh has likely been treated at, hosted a livestream on Friday night, where employee Cisco Cervantes explained, “RU’s goals are graduates, not students. We wish that people would stay to finish -- but sometimes they chose not to.”

In other news, Amy Duggar was totally into Brad Paisley's joke about Josh: