The Duggar's "19 Kids And Counting" has been canceled, but reading the Duggar family's statement you might not know that.
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As we reported earlier, the Duggar family's "19 Kids And Counting" TV reality show has finally been canceled by TLC, ending months of speculation. News broke months ago that Josh Duggar, when he was a teenager, sexually molested five young girls, among them some of his sisters.
The Duggar family has released an official statement on their website this morning, and reading it you might not get the idea that their long-running show was canceled. In fact, they don't even use that word.
In "Duggar Family Statement Regarding TLC's Announcement," they write "TLC announced that they will not be filming new episodes of 19 Kids and Counting."
That's it, no reason, TLC is just not going to be filming them anymore.
"Years ago, when we were asked to film our first one hour documentary about the logistics of raising 14 children, we felt that it was an opportunity to share with the world that children are a blessing and a gift from God," they continue.
In fact, the Duggars mention God, their faith, and the Bible 12 times in the statement. A few excerpts:
"Our desire in opening our home to the world is to share Bible principles that are the answers for life’s problems."
"With God’s grace and help Josh, our daughters and our entire family overcame a terrible situation, found healing and a way forward."
"It is our prayer that the painful situation our family went through many years ago can point people toward faith in God and help others who also have lived through similar dark situations to find help, hope and healing, as well."
"We appreciate the love, support, prayers and kindness extended to us by many of you."
"God’s faithfulness and goodness to us, along with His abundant grace have given us strength and joy even in the most difficult days."
"We have committed to Him that in all things—difficulties or success, good times or bad—we will purpose to bring Him honor by staying true to our faith and our family."
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