9 minutes ago, JermajestyDuggar said:
I have a strong feeling that Josh has never had many friends. Sure his parents swept everything under the rug but fundies still gossip. So they all know what happened in the past and I’m sure they steer clear of Josh even if they are close friends of JB and Michelle. In a family that huge, it’s probably easy for fundie friends to ignore one of their 19 children.
This. Also keep in mind that Josh & Anna lived in DC for a small period of time, so they weren’t around when families like the Rebers began crossing paths with the Duggars.
And because there are so. many. Duggars, sometimes the Duggar kids make friends with certain families that run in the same circles— while those families might not necessarily be good friends with the entire Duggar family (if that makes sense). So, yes, Lemuel had some Duggars as groomsmen, but I don’t ever remember the entire Reber family being close friends with the entire Duggar family. The Rebers got invited to the larger Duggar events that generally anyone who has a connection is invited to, and they attended the same church. Their daughter Hannah might be friends with Joy since Joy is around the same age and married into the Forsyth family. Maybe the parents are close with JB & M, somehow...Though I don’t really see them inviting each other over for dinner or really interacting one-on-one outside of large gatherings or church.