“I know there are some folks in here today, pornography is a deal in your life,” said Pastor Jeff Crawford. He appeared to be talking to the Duggar family as they attended morning service at the Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas, last Sunday.
The pastor had a heated sermon about pornography and referred to it as a “secret sin.”
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A sin which Josh, one of Duggar family members has admitted to months ago. He revealed his addiction to pornography, which later he retracted, after he made headline for having, not one, but two Ashley Madison accounts.
Josh Duggar also revealed he had been unfaithful to his wife, Anna Duggar. “I have been the biggest hypocrite ever,” Josh said “While espousing faith and family values, I have been unfaithful to my wife.” However Pastor Crawford also emphasized forgiveness of this sin, something that the Duggar family is preaching constantly to Josh’s wife Anna. “We’re for healing. We’re for forgiveness,” Pastor Crawford said. “There is no judgment here.”
Pastor Crawford also discussed how the word of God can help to avoid such sin, and how parents can help in ending this. He suggested offering guidance to children and filtering their internet usage. “We have to help ourselves and our families,” he said.
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard and their son Israel, along with Jim Bob, Michelle Duggar, Anna Duggar and her four children attended the sermon. Josh was not able to come since he is reportedly under treatment in Reformers Unanimous treatment center in Illinois.
During the service, the Dillards were brought on stage to receive praise for their work in Central America.
“So grateful to our church for their prayers and support today during the service @crosschurch,” Jill wrote when she shared a photo of her, Derick and Israel up on stage via Instagram later in the day.
After the healing service, the Duggar family attended Amy Duggar and her fiance, Dillon King‘s wedding ceremony in Bentonville.