Today, however, is his birthday, so the family took to Facebook to send well-wishes, as well as provide some guidance.
"Happy birthday, Josh," the post on the Duggar family's official Facebook page begins. "We love you, your amazing wife and sweet children. We pray that you diligently follow and serve the Lord with your whole heart all the days of your life and that this year is a wonderful year for you and your family."
"Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends...I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me, and those affected by my actions, to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life."
Photo: Patsy Lynch/REX/Shutterstock.