As a result, the 19 Kids & Counting star has stepped down from his role as Executive Director of the Family Research Council, and also announced that he didn't keep this secret alone.
The 27-year-old added that his wife, Anna, has known about his lewd acts for years.
Now, she's remembering what she thought when he first told her:
"I can imagine the shock many of you are going through reading this. I remember feeling that same shock. When my family and I first visited the Duggar home, Josh shared his past teenage mistakes. I was surprised at his openness and humility and at the same time didn't know why he was sharing it. For Josh, he wanted not just me but my parents to know who he really was – even very difficult past mistakes."
The 26-year-old explains that Josh had been in counseling as a result of his actions, and that she feels it has helped him change who he is:
[Image via Instagram.]