Josh Duggar and his wife have begun rebuilding their marriage with the help of a counselor.
“Since the residential treatment program ended, we have been working with a professional marriage and family counselor to take important steps toward healing. It isn’t easy and some days are very difficult,” the family said in a statement released on Friday. “It is a long road to rebuild trust and a truly healthy relationship. We are very thankful for God’s forgiveness, grace and help, as it is our strength and guide to rebuilding our lives.”
“As the future unfolds, we are taking one day at a time and we are grateful for your continued prayers for both of us and our sweet children,” the statement ended.
Josh, 28, exited a faith-base rehab in March after a six-month stay following two scandals that rocked the Duggar family. In May 2015, he admitted to molesting five girls, including sisters Jill and Jessa Duggar. Later that summer, he admitted to cheating on his wife, Anna, 27, with the help of adultery site Ashley Madison.
“I have been the biggest hypocrite ever,” he said. “While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.”
Since being released from rehab, Josh has been easing back into family life and was spotted playing mini-golf in May.