While the rest of the Duggar family has remained radio silent on social media since Josh Duggar's molestation scandal broke last week, his cousin Amy Duggar updated her Instagram account this weekend giving some insight on the family's state of mind.
"Peace," Amy wrote, alongside a secluded, nature-filled photo of trees enveloping a stream. "Be Still."
The aspiring country singer, 28, also shared the same message via Twitter, with a photo featuring a dirt path surrounded by lush green land and a break in storm clouds. Her message of "Peace Be Still" is a Biblical reference from when Jesus calmed a storm on a lake and uttered those very words.
— AmyRDuggar (@amyduggar) May 22, 2015
While Amy was more poetic about the crisis affecting her family, her boyfriend Dillon King directly addressed the scandal that same day. "I'm so thankful for this beautiful girl in my life, praying for the Duggar family in this hard time…" he wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of Amy. "Thank you Jesus Amy wasn't involved in the situation. Love you baby girl! Praying for your family and the love ones involved. @amyduggar."
Amy made headlines this past January when she confirmed reports that she was born out of wedlock. "The tabloids are telling the truth," Amy wrote on Instagram, alongside a pic of her parents, Deanna Duggar (Jim Bob's sister) and Terry Jordan. "My mom and dad did have me out of wedlock. Just because we are Christians doesn't make us perfect, it just makes us forgiven."
Like Amy, her cousin Josh, aunt Michelle Duggar, uncle Jim Bob Duggar, and pregnant cousin-in-law Anna Duggar called out their flaws and imperfections while addressing the molestation allegations last Thursday. Josh was accused of fondling the breasts and genitals of five girls, some reportedly his sisters, back when he was 14 years old in 2002. As confirmed to Us last Thursday, the court ordered for all records pertaining to the investigation to be expunged.
"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," Josh, now a father of three and soon to be four, wrote on his family's Facebook page. "I would do anything to go back to those teen years and take different actions. I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged and asked Christ to forgive me and come into my life. In my life today, I am so very thankful for God's grace, mercy and redemption."
Amidst the ongoing controversy, TLC pulled all episodes of its wildly popular 19 Kids and Counting, and direct Duggar family members including new mom Jill, pregnant Jessa, and the other kids have remained silent on social media.
One Duggar family in-law to face the controversy head-on was Jessa's father-in-law Michael Seewald, who blogged about the scandal in detail. "The victims of Josh’s actions should not be lost in all of this," Ben Seewald's father wrote on Sunday. "Sadly, this type of thing is all too common. Victims of sexual abuse of any kind often suffer greatly for many years as a result of these sins."
In spite of the fallout which continues for the family, Michael concluded: "I want to say that the Seewald family stands with the Duggar family in solidarity. We stand with the unnamed victims of these incidents."
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