Josh Duggar

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Josh Duggar is getting help.

According to the Duggar family, the 27-year-old father of four has checked into a long-term treatment center. The Duggars released another statement on their website regarding their eldest son following his confession to cheating on wife Anna Duggar and having a pornography addiction.

"We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, care and prayers for our family during this most difficult situation with Josh. As parents we are so deeply grieved by our son's decisions and actions. His wrong choices have deeply hurt his precious wife and children and have negatively affected so many others," Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar's statement reads. "He has also brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear. Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center. For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery. We pray that in this he comes to complete repentance and sincere change."

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Prior to the statement, Jessa Duggar publicly showed her support for her brother by posting a cryptic Bible passage about confession and forgiveness. Meanwhile, Anna's brother Daniel Keller went on a diatribe about Josh on Facebook, condemning him for his actions and the lack of response from his siblings and parents.

In the family statement, however, the Duggars said that they'll continue to help Anna as she, too, receives professional help.

"In the meantime, we will be offering our love, care and devoted support to Anna and our grandchildren as she also receives counsel and help for her own heart and future," the statement continued. "During this time we continue to look to God—He is our rock and comfort. We ask for your continued prayers for our entire family."

In his original confession, Josh called himself "the biggest hypocrite ever," and even alluded to his previous sexual molestation scandal, writing, "I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust."

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