Jill And Jessa Duggar’s New Show: 6 Shocking Revelations
After a tumultuous year, the Duggars are returning to the small screen. Jill and Jessa have a new three-part reality TV special airing on TLC called Jill and Jessa: Counting On. The first episode aired last night and viewers got to see how the family is holding up following Josh Duggar’s molestation and adultery scandals. For those of you who didn’t get a chance to watch, here are 6 shocking revelations the premiere:
6. The Family Had Forgiven Josh
As we already mentioned, Jill and Jessa revisited the molestation scandal involving their older brother Josh. They claim that they have forgiven him for molesting them when he was a teenager. “It was shocking. You don’t expect something like that to happen. It’s your older brother. Somebody you love and who you trust. So definitely there was a period of time in our family where Josh was not to be trusted. He spent time away from home, getting help,” Jessa said. “The healing process started shortly after that happened. When something happens you go with your life. You move on,” Jill added. “Jess and I can say that we’ve chosen to forgive Josh. And that’s an important part of our healing.”
5. They Never Tried to Hide Josh’s Actions
Jill and Jessa claim that they never tried to hide what Josh did as a teenager. “Years ago, when the situation took place, it’s [wasn’t] like, ‘This is something that should be hidden and we don’t talk about it.’ No. We had to go through lots of different steps, including counseling. After that time, it was a really, really hard time in our family,” Jill said.