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Anna Duggar Attends Marriage Conference With Michelle Duggar, Meets 'War Room' Actress Priscilla Shirer

( [email protected] ) Feb 18, 2016 11:39 AM EST
For the first time in months, former "19 Kids and Counting" star Anna Duggar re-surfaced on social media to share a photo of herself attending a marriage conference, where she met "War Room" actress Priscilla Shirer.
Anna Duggar speaks during an episode of "Jill & Jessa: Counting On." TLC

For the first time in months, former "19 Kids and Counting" star Anna Duggar re-surfaced on social media to share a photo of herself attending a marriage conference, where she met "War Room" actress Priscilla Shirer.

On Monday, the 27-year-old wife of embattled reality star Josh Duggar tweeted a photo of herself, mother-in-law Michelle Duggar, Shirer, and Anthony Evans apparently at a meet and greet at Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas.

"I got to meet one of my heroes tonight! @priscillashirer @warroommovie #theferventtour," the mother-of-four captioned the photo.

Anna Duggar shared a photo of herself attending a marriage conference, where she met
Anna Duggar shared a photo of herself attending a marriage conference, where she met "War Room" actress Priscilla Shirer.

The Vine Report notes that The Fervent Tour was inspired by the faith-based movie "War Room" which depicts the power of prayer in troubled marriages. Shirer is the author of the New York Times Bestseller "Fervent: A Woman's Battle Plan for Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer" while Evans is a singer-songwriter.

Anna has rarely appeared in public since last summer, when Josh admitted to cheating and a pornography addiction amid reports he had active accounts on Ashley Madison, a website created to facilitate adulterous affairs.The disgraced reality star is currently receiving treatment at a faith-based rehab center and is not expected to return home for quite some time.

In her December interview in "Jill & Jessa: Counting On," Anna revealed how she is coping with the pain that her husband of seven years has brought her.

"In my heart, when I got married, I vowed to God first and then to Joshua, 'For better or for worse. 'Til death do we part," Anna said. "I pray that through all of this that I would be an extension of God's love to Joshua, that I would love him and forgive him and wait patiently and allow God to work through our hearts."

She added, "I pray through all this that I would be an extension of God's love to Joshua and that I would love him and forgive him and that I would wait patiently and allow God to work in our hearts. My prayer and my heart's desire is for our marriage to be restored."

In a statement on the Duggar family's blog, Anna explained that while 2015 was the "most difficult year" of her life, "God has drawn near" to her. She also revealed that she visited Josh last month at the rehab center.

"Just recently I visited Josh. It was an important step on a long difficult road," she wrote.

Anna also expressed hope that God will use her husband's indiscretions to strengthen their marriage: "I trust that God will continue to show His love and tenderness toward us and bring beauty from ashes-somehow-as only He can do," she continued. "Please continue to pray for me, Josh and our children."