I’ll be honest, I have nothing to say about Josh Duggar, his misdeeds or his family.
It’s all been said…vehemently.
Some of what has been said has been reasonable, helpful and redemptive and some of it has not.
And so I sit on the sidelines, having some opinions, but fearing that my opinions are not well-informed enough, not helpful enough to share, and wondering who is really qualified to make definitive statements about this bizarre situation.
But I will tell you, this whole situation has given me pause as a father to give very serious thought about what I will tell my son about life, about sin, and about sex. We Christians complain that the public schools are pushing sex ed. earlier and earlier, but few of us are willing to have the kinds of conversations our children need. This is not an awkward ten minutes at the kitchen table, done because we find out our kid is already messing around. This is a conversation that deserves to be thought about for the ten years leading up to it.
If my son were old enough to have the talk, this is what I would tell him, in light of how Josh Duggar’s life has fallen apart.