In 2014, the Duggar sisters — Jill, Jinger, Jessa, and Jana Duggar — write a book called Growing Up Duggar: It’s All About Relationships.
In the book, the sisters talk about their beliefs and how they live their lives as part of the Duggar family. They say that their life is all about relationships. They break these down into six areas: self, parents, siblings, friends, boys, God.
In the light of the recent scandal surrounding Josh Duggar, brother to the Jill Duggar and the other sisters who wrote the book, a look at what they have to say about siblings is potentially enlightening.
In the book, they talk about their family’s Buddy system, how the siblings handle conflict, and how the loss of little Jubilee (their sister) affected their relationships with each other.
The Duggars have made a career out of saying gay and trans people are perverts who molest children. How you feelin' @joshduggar?
— Brittany Schray (@brittanyschray) May 21, 2015
Within that section, though, they talk particularly about the need to forgive their siblings.
“Even though we may not feel like forgiving someone, we must choose to forgive every person who offends us and do it before they ask — and regardless if they ever do ask. The choice to forgive doesn’t always free the other person from the consequences of his or her wrong actions, but it frees the forgiver of negative feelings towards the offender. And if we still have feelings of bitterness, the Bible says it’s not only to forgive the other person, but also to go a step further and look for ways to bless him or her.”
Some are asking: Might Jill Duggar or any of these sisters have had Josh Duggar’s instances of molestation in mind when they wrote this?
We shouldn't judge the Duggars till we hear the whole story. Like maybe they had so many kids because some were just for molesting.
— Gary Janetti (@GaryJanetti) May 22, 2015