Jessa Duggar Seewald hasn’t shared much besides some Scripture passages in the wake of brother Josh Duggar’s Ashley Madison scandal. Josh recently admitted that he had two Ashley Madison accounts as well as an addiction to pornography. He also admitted to cheating on his wife Anna Duggar.
In a recent blog post, Jessa Duggar’s father-in-law blasts Josh Duggar. Michael Seewald wrote about the shame Josh has brought upon the former 19 Kids and Counting family and to his wife. He also accused him of blasphemy.
In a blog post titled Grief, Shame, and Taking the LORD’S Name in Vain, Jessa Duggar’s father-in-law minced few words.
“He claimed to be a Christian, but by his deeds he has suggested otherwise,” he says of Josh Duggar in the essay. “It distresses me to say that Josh Duggar’s greatest sin is a byproduct of the sum total of his secretly sinful lifestyle. That is, that by his hypocrisy, he blasphemed the name of God.”
— People magazine (@people) August 31, 2015
Michael Seewald also slams Josh Duggar’s “lifestyle of evil.”
“With the name of God on his lips he lived a covert and extensive lifestyle of evil,” Michael continues. “While proudly saying things like, ‘Our family is like the epitome of conservative values,’ he was looking at porn and soliciting affairs. He took a job at the Family Research Council that exists to promote the traditional family, all the while undermining his own family by violating his marriage covenant. He flourished in the fame of his family and the success of their television show, all the while betraying their trust and Christian values.”
Jessa Duggar’s father-in-law adds that Josh shamed the Christian faith, too.
“The thing that is so hurtful is that he was a loud voice endorsing Christian ethics and he has been shown to be a fraud,” he explains. “I am profoundly grieved that he attained such a platform only to bring shame on God’s holy name and the Christian faith.”
“Josh was a pretender,” he writes. “True Christians fail often, but their lives are truly being conformed to the image of Christ. Do not look at Josh and justify your own sins by dismissing the reality of genuine faith and a holy God.”
— In Touch Weekly (@intouchweekly) August 31, 2015
Jessa Duggar is married to Michael Seewald’s son Ben. The two are expecting their first child on their first wedding anniversary–November 1st.
Do you think Jessa Duggar respects her father-in-law less because of his outspokenness about Josh Duggar or does she perhaps respect him even more for it?