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Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Publicly Turns Her Back on Brother Josh Duggar

Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Publicly Turns Her Back on Brother Josh – Is a Family Feud Brewing?

Originally posted 09/01/2015 07:20PM

Jessa (Duggar) Seewald is publicly breaking ranks with her brother Josh Duggar for the first time since multiple scandals have hit the embattled reality star.

Seewald shared a post on her Facebook page written by her father-in-law Michael Seewald, in which he called Josh a "hypocritical Christian" following the revelation that Josh used the cheating website Ashley Madison. Her husband Ben Seewald tweeted a link to the blog post.

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Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Sparks Backlash After Alabama Women's Convention Books Her as Guest Speaker Amid Josh Duggar Sex Scandal

Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Sparks Backlash After Alabama Women's Convention Books Her as Guest Speaker Amid Josh Duggar Sex Scandal

Originally posted 09/01/2015 03:35PM

An Alabama convention for women has been facing backlash online since announcing that Jessa (Duggar) Seewald will be a headline guest. Still, an event spokesperson tells PEOPLE that there are no plans to cancel the 22-year-old's appearance.

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Jill Dillard Opens Up About 'Sad' Month for Duggar Family as Sister Jessa Seewald Shares Sermon About Preventing Adultery

Jill Dillard Opens Up About 'Sad' Month for Duggar Family as Sister Jessa Seewald Shares Sermon About Preventing Adultery

Originally posted 09/01/2015 01:20PM

Jill (Duggar) Dillard and her sister Jessa (Duggar) Seewald are turning to God in the wake of their older brother Josh Duggar's recent infidelity and porn scandal.

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Jessa Seewald's Father-in-Law Says 'Wicked' Josh Duggar Isn't a Good Christian | The Duggars

Jessa Seewald's Father-in-Law Says 'Wicked' Josh Duggar Isn't a Good Christian

Originally posted 08/31/2015 03:35PM

Anna Duggar's siblings beg her to leave husband Josh after his shocking double life is revealed. Subscribe now for more on the cheating scandal and the Duggars' ultra-conservative lifestyle, only in PEOPLE!

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The Duggar Dynasty: All About Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 Children

The Duggar Dynasty: All About Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 Children

Originally posted 08/31/2015 12:15PM

In recent months, the Duggars have found themselves mired in scandal.

The initial scandal broke in May, when a 2006 police report revealed that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's eldest son Josh had molested five underage girls as a teen. Two of his sisters, Jill (Duggar) Dillard and Jessa (Duggar) Seewald subsequently stepped forward as two of the victims.

Following the news, TLC officially canceled the family's reality show, 19 Kids and Counting, after nine seasons.

In his statement regarding the molestation scandal, Josh claimed his mistakes were in the past – but three months later, reports revealed that he had signed up for Ashley Madison, a website that facilitates extramarital affairs. On Aug. 20, Josh and his parents broke their silence about the scandal with a statement in which Josh called himself "the biggest hypocrite ever" and confessed to a secret pornography addiction, as well as to cheating on his wife Anna.

Six days later, the Duggars announced Josh had checked himself into rehab.

While Josh and his parents deal with the recent scandals surrounding the family (Jessa recently told PEOPLE, "You just have to keep your focus and trust God"), the rest of the vast brood has largely stayed under the radar.

Here's a quick guide to what we know about the 19 children of Jim Bob, 50, and Michelle, 48.

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Cheryl Burke Reveals Childhood Sexual Abuse and the 'Scariest Moment of My Life' on TLC's Breaking the Silence

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Cheryl Burke Reveals Childhood Sexual Abuse and the 'Scariest Moment of My Life' on TLC's Breaking the Silence

Originally posted 08/30/2015 11:35PM

Cheryl Burke shed new light on the molestation she experienced as a child during TLC's documentary Breaking the Silence on Sunday.

"I still go through times when I'm down," Burke revealed. "I don't feel like I'm that strong woman that people think I am today."

Added the the former Dancing with the Stars pro: "I'm only human, and sometimes the stuff I've gone through, I think about all the time, and it just brings me back."

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Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Says Sexual Abuse 'Shouldn't Be a Taboo Subject' on TLC Documentary Breaking the Silence

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Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Says Sexual Abuse 'Shouldn't Be a Taboo Subject' on TLC Documentary Breaking the Silence

Originally posted 08/30/2015 11:10PM

Jessa (Duggar) Seewald and Jill (Duggar) Dillard appeared on TLC's documentary Breaking the Silence Sunday, seeking education to address the aftermath of the abuse they faced at the hands of brother Josh Duggar more than a decade ago.

The Duggar sisters' mother Michelle also participated in the sexual abuse prevention training seminar given by Darkness to Light, one of the nation's leading organizations for abuse prevention, in the wake of confirmation this past May that Josh, now 27, molested five underage girls when he was still a teenager. (His two sisters came forward as two of the victims during a conversation with Fox News's Megyn Kelly in early June.)

"I was so glad that my girls and I were able to do this together and that we could just be a support and encouragement to each other to be able to gain more information about this important topic," said Michelle, 48.

Jill Dillard (left) and Jessa Seewald Photo by: Courtesy Jill Dillard
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"It's amazing to understand that there are so many people that deal with this exact same thing in their own families," said Jill, 24. "So just being educated is very good."

Jessa, 22, noted, "I feel like this should be a discussion people are having, even regularly. I think that it shouldn't be a taboo subject, that we should be bringing awareness to child sexual abuse and talking about this."

The seminar was especially meaningful for Jessa, who is expecting her first child on Nov. 1, and she said she learned "things I can do to be more aware, things I can do to set up boundaries and safeguards for my child and children, hopefully, in the future."

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Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Speaks Out About Josh Duggar's Molestation and Cheating Scandals: 'You Just Have to Keep Your Focus and Trust God'

Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Speaks Out About Josh Duggar's Molestation and Cheating Scandals: 'You Just Have to Keep Your Focus and Trust God'

Originally posted 08/29/2015 05:40PM

While Jessa (Duggar) Seewald's family is still reeling from two shocking scandals in three months, the reality star is turning to her faith to get through the family's difficult time.   

"You just have to keep your focus and trust God," Jessa, 22, told PEOPLE on Saturday at the Southern Women's Show in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she was promoting her book Growing Up Duggar: It's all About Relationships.

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Why Anna Duggar Married Josh Despite His Molestation Past

Why Anna Duggar Married Josh Despite His Molestation Past

Originally posted 08/27/2015 01:50PM

Anna Duggar's siblings beg her to leave husband Josh after his shocking double life is revealed. Subscribe now for more on the cheating scandal and the Duggars' ultra-conservative lifestyle, only in PEOPLE! 

Long before the world ever knew about the sexual abuse that had transpired in the Duggar family household – where former 19 Kids and Counting stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's eldest son Josh, as a teenager, had molested five underage girls, including his sisters Jill and Jessa – that dark secret was shared with the woman who was soon to be his wife.

"Anna did know," a source close to Josh's wife tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. "Her whole family knew something had happened."

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Looking Back at Josh Duggar's First Attempt at Recovery: Controversial 'Lust Counseling' and 'Hard Physical Work'

Looking Back at Josh Duggar's First Attempt at Recovery: Controversial 'Lust Counseling' and 'Hard Physical Work'

Originally posted 08/27/2015 10:35AM

Anna Duggar's siblings beg her to leave husband Josh after his shocking double life is revealed. Subscribe now for more on the cheating scandal and the Duggars' ultra-conservative lifestyle, only in PEOPLE!

Josh Duggar's family announced on their website Wednesday that he is currently at "a long-term treatment center" in an effort to achieve "wholeness and recovery."

The 27-year-old checked into the facility less than a week after his bombshell revelation that he'd developed an addiction to pornography and cheated on his wife, Anna – but this isn't the first time Josh has received treatment for sexual misbehavior.

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