Josh & Anna Duggar: Following Strict Rules About Their Sex Life?
It’s been over a year since Josh Duggar was released from rehab following six months of treatment for sex addiction.
Bizarrely, his stint in the “faith-based” Illinois facility was not prompted by the revelation that Josh molested five young girls, but rather by his second, far less egregious sex scandal.
In August of 2015, it was revealed that Josh had cheated on his wife, Anna Duggar, with the help of the affair-facilitating website Ashley Madison.
At his family’s insistence, he addressed the public fallout by by checking into a facility that’s been described as equal parts monastery and hard labor camp.
Needless to say, very little in the way of traditional therapy took place.
These days, Anna is pregnant with her fifth child, and the Duggars have done a fine job of convincing the world that all is well in Josh and Anna’s marriage.
(That effect has been achieved mostly by hiding the couple from public view.)
While most of the world was shocked that Anna would consent to allowing a known child molester to get her pregnant again, in the Duggar community, there was more confusion over the fact that a woman of child-bearing age would wait a full two years between pregnancies.
Now, it seems we may know the real reason that Josh and Anna “waited so long” (by Duggar standards), and it has nothing do with her misgivings about welcoming a child with a sexual predator.
It seems Josh is still undergoing a strict form of “religious counseling” (again, not actual therapy), and that he and Anna were forced to undergo a period of strictly enforced abstinence.
“Josh is still in counseling after his rehab stay for sex addiction. He is going to a family pastor,” a source close to the Duggars tells Radar Online.
“It’s religious counseling, so it’s not like he’s getting actual help for his issues,” the insider adds.
The source says the couple was forbidden from engaging in any sort of sexual activity at all following Josh’s return to Arkansas:
“The reason it even took this long for Anna to get pregnant was because they had a wait period before they could have sex,” the tipster claims.
“They were in a rebuilding of trust phase. It was only kisses and hugs at first, as part of his therapy. They had a waiting period before they were allowed to have sex.”
Yes, those Duggars think abstinence is the answer to everything.
But apparently it’s not doing the trick in terms of making Josh a better father:
“Her pregnancy is going well, its just tough because before Josh was home, she was living with the whole family and had all the girls help at the house,” the insider continued.
“Now that he’s back, he’s not really helpful with the kids. Having four with one on the way is incredibly stressful and a ton of work, and just Josh isn’t really a help at all.”
Josh Duggar is a less than ideal spouse?!
Color us absolutely shocked!