Duggar Family Attend Church Sermon on Pornography as a “Secret Sin” Amid Josh Duggar Scandal

The Duggars received a fiery sermon about pornography on Sunday mornin
The Duggars received a fiery sermon about pornography on Sunday morning  D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

Facing their problems head on. Before the Duggar family celebrated Amy Duggar's wedding on Sunday, Sept. 6, they called in for a morning service at the Cross Church in Springdale, Ark., to listen to a heated sermon about pornography.

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The fiery sermon, delivered by Pastor Jeff Crawford, appeared to be referencing the troubled 19 Kids and Counting family as he told the congregation, "I know there are some folks in here today — pornography is a deal in your life," ET reports.

The pastor went on to talk about the "secret sin" of pornography, and discuss ways in which the word of God can help you avoid such sins.

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In case you somehow missed it, Josh Duggar recently revealed that he had been unfaithful to his wife, and that he had become secretly addicted to "viewing pornography on the internet," (something he later decided to retract from his online statement).

"I have been the biggest hypocrite ever," an apparently remorseful Josh wrote, as news of his Ashley Madison accounts hit the headlines. "While espousing faith and family values, I have been unfaithful to my wife,” he continued.

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Josh was not present at the Sunday morning sermon, due to his current inpatient stint at the Reformers Unanimous treatment center in Rockford, Illinois. But his wife Anna Duggar, parents Jim Bob and Michelle and sister Jill Duggar (who is back from Central America with her husband Derick Dillard and their son Isreal) were there for the heated sermon, which advised the congregation to use filters on their computers. "We have to help ourselves and our families,” he said.

Pastor Crawford went on to explain that even issues with pornography would be handled with an open heart at his church. "We're for healing. We're for forgiveness,” he said. “There is no judgment here."

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Towrads the end of the service, the Dillard family were called up on stage to receive praise for their missionary work in Central America. 

"So grateful to our church for their prayers and support today during the service @crosschurch," Jill wrote when she shared a photo of her, Derick and Israel up on stage via Instagram later in the day. "Keep up to date with our family ministry and look for a new update coming soon to our website: www.dillardfamily.com," she added.

Later in the day, the entire Duggar clan had reason to celebrate, as they attended Amy Duggar and her fiance, Dillon King's intimate wedding ceremony in Bentonville, Ark.

As Us reported previously, the duo went against tradition for their fun wedding. In place of flower girls, the couple had “ringing of the bell” girls (younger cousins who rang bells while walking down the aisle), and instead of a traditional hour-long sermon, the newlyweds opted for a sermon on roller coasters.

"We kept it really short and fun but still meaningful and sincere," Amy told Us of the speech.

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