Anna Duggar: Family Wants Her to Divorce Josh Duggar, Will '19 Kids and Counting' Family Intervene?

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Anna Duggar packed up her kids and left the Arkansas home they shared with Josh Duggar recently, and moved to Florida to stay with her parents. While Anna likely planned for this to be a getaway of sorts, her family is hoping she will make the move a permanent one.

A very unusual word is being used in Anna Duggar's family--one that the devout Christian family hasn't even considered until very recently. That word is divorce, and Anna Duggar's family believes she should file for one from Josh Duggar after all she has endured in recent months. If this notion comes to fruition, however, it's likely the 19 Kids and Counting family will do their best to intervene. Josh Duggar is their son, and they believe he is being helped at the rehab facility he entered this summer.

Josh Duggar admitted to sexually molesting five underage girls when he was a teenager. Four of those girls are his sisters. Anna Duggar knew about this before she married Josh--as did her parents. They all believed he received appropriate counseling and that the issue was no longer a concern.

During the Ashley Madison cheater's website hack this summer, it became widely known that Josh had two accounts on the site. He admitted shortly thereafter to having an addiction to pornography, and even worse--to having cheated on Anna Duggar. In fact, Anna was pregnant with their baby girl, Meredith Grace, the last time Josh Duggar cheated on her.

Daniel Keller is Anna Duggar's brother, and he is the one leading the campaign to convince her to file for divorce.

“He has rallied a couple of their sisters and brothers to take this opportunity to talk some sense into Anna. They know when she’s at home surrounded by the Duggars and their friends, Anna will never listen to them. But Daniel and the others are hoping that getting her away from the Duggar clan will help. They want to stage a family meeting or divorce intervention and really tell Anna how they feel," a source says.

Daniel Keller was very outspoken via social media about Josh Duggar when word of this latest sex scandal hit the media.

“You have to confess and forsake your sin to have mercy. Not sin confess and repeat,” he commented on a Bible passage Jessa Duggar Seewald posted in the days after Josh Duggar's latest sex scandal made news.

Keller continued, “I know that my sin sent Jesus to the cross just as did Josh sin [sic]. But think for a [minute] about the victims. Tell me how you [would] feel if someone cheated on your sister and brought so much disgrace to you and [your] family… Go to hell you p---y.”

Do you expect Anna Duggar's family will be successful at convincing her to divorce Josh Duggar? Will the 19 Kids and Counting patriarch and matriarch, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, travel to her parents' home in Florida in their attempt to convince her otherwise?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.