The blame game!
It’s been two years since Josh Duggar admitted to cheating on his wife, Anna Duggar, and molesting five girls when he was teen. However, while Josh has acknowledged his wrong doings it looks like his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar aren’t letting him take the complete blame for his fall from grace.
In a sermon given by Pastor Kenny Batson, the Duggar family friend recalled a message that Jim Bob and Michelle gave where they discussed a woman’s duty in marriage.
While the message didn’t directly mention Josh or Anna (who recently announced that they’re expecting their fifth child), Michelle’s generalization of a man and woman’s role can be assumed to encompass Anna and Josh, thus making her statements all the more alarming.
“At the marriage retreat — Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar helped us do it, and at the end of it, they were getting ready to go home, and Jim Bob caught me out in the hall and says, ‘You know what,’ he says, ‘I have to go back in here and do a little more teaching,’” the preacher recalled.
“What they talked about was this matter right here. Intimacy in marriage. And Michelle said something that I’d never thought, I mean I knew of it but I never thought like she put it,” he explained.
“She said ‘Ladies, your husband can get his laundry done by other women, he can have his meal cooked by other women, he can have all kinds of things done for him by other women, but there’s only one woman who can meet that strong need he has that god put in him, and its you. Only you, lady.'”
This isn’t the first time Michelle has spoken out about a woman’s role in a marriage. In a previous blog published by the Duggar matriarch she advised married women to be “joyfully available” to their husbands despite exhaustion and/or pregnancy.
“And so be available, and not just available, but be joyfully available for him,” she wrote. “Smile and be willing to say, ‘Yes, sweetie I am here for you,’ no matter what, even though you may be exhausted and big pregnant and you may not feel like he feels.”
Pastor Kenny took Michelle’s message one-step further.
“It is one of the greatest sins of women today, is a self-centered narcissistic view of how they are to have control of their bodies,” he told his congregation. “The Bible says your body is not your own, sister. It is your husband’s.”
Click the video above to see a clip of Pastor Kenny’s sermon!
Do you think Michelle and Jim Bob were trying to imply that Anna was somewhat to blame for Josh’s infidelity? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!