Duggar: Anna Talks “Shadows Of Sorrow” In Marriage To Josh

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On Friday, Anna Duggar shared an anniversary post honoring her husband, Josh. The two have been married for 11 years. In those 11 years, they have had five children and are expecting their sixth child in November.

In her post, Anna shared a wedding photo. She also wrote a heartfelt message about what this anniversary and their marriage means to her. Anna writes,

“11 years ago, before God, our family and friends we said, ‘I do!’ — and my how the past 11 years have flown by! ♥️ The joys we’ve experienced together have far surpassed the shadows of sorrow we’ve walked through. Through it all, God’s kindness and grace has sustained us. I am thankful for the 7 children He has given us together (5 here/1 in heaven/1 due in Nov)! I love you so much Joshua and look forward to growing old together! (Gotta admit though…being young together is pretty fun too!)”


Longtime fans of the Duggar family know about Josh’s past. After the couple was married, the news broke that Josh had molested a few of his sisters as a teenager. He also had multiple paid accounts on Ashley Madison, which was a website known for creating extramarital affairs. This was several years ago, but some fans have not gotten over it yet.

In the post, Anna alluded to Josh’s past and the troubling times in their marriage when she mentioned the “shadows of sorrow”. Though Anna stayed with Josh despite his past, fans assume that this was hard for her. In the comments section of her anniversary post, fans are admiring Anna for her strength and commitment to Josh.

Anna Duggar’s other posts about Josh

On social media, Anna has been sharing plenty of photos of the “little Duggars” as she calls them. She has also been sharing more pictures of Josh recently. For a little while, he seemed to have disappeared from her Instagram page, which is likely a way to prevent criticism and rude comments.

Anna shared a recent post on her birthday, which is also the day that Josh proposed to her. She celebrated the events in an Instagram post. In the comments section, Josh’s cousin Amy King commented, “Love you, sweet girl. You’re brave, you are forgiving, a great momma and stronger than I could ever be.”

Whenever Anna shares a post that features Josh, fans are quick to leave positive comments about her strength. Fans are happy that the couple was able to work through their challenges. Of course, some fans comment about how they still wouldn’t trust Josh. So far, it seems like Josh and Anna’s marriage is healthy and fans believe that they have healed.

What do you think about Josh and Anna’s anniversary post? Leave a comment below.

The rest of the Duggar family will return to TLC’s Counting On on Tuesday, October 15.

Aubrey Chorpenning

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