The Duggars: Jinger Duggar Opens Up About Fear Behind Wearing Dresses
The Duggars spoilers, news, and updates tease Jinger Duggar had real fears in the past when she still had to wear dresses. The former 19 Kids & Counting and Counting On opened up about it and shared the reason why she had to stop doing it.
Fans know that Jim Bob, Michelle, and their kids follow strict religious guidelines from the Institute in Basic Life Principles. Jinger explained in an interview with People that she thought wearing skirts would please God. She believed that if she didn’t dress the way they were taught then she would suffer terrible consequences.
Duggar Family Dress Code
“If I step outside of what I think is expected of me, I would think God’s going to be so displeased with me and it could bring harm on myself,” she shared.
“When I first started wearing pants, I had conversations with them about that and let them know, this is what I see in the Bible,” she added
Back then, when Jinger and Michelle had that talk, the latter said on the show that it’s ok that her children have different convictions from her because she knows that God is leading them and that’s what matters most.
She added that they simply agree to disagree within their family. She understands that she and her kids have to go on different journeys, and they’ve come to accept each other’s differing opinions.
Jinger explained that the kind of teaching that she grew up under was “harmful,” “damaging,” and had “lasting effects.” She knows that there may be other people who feel stuck, and she wants her story to inspire them to be free.
Jinger’s New Book
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s sixth child, Jinger Duggar Vuolo, is launching her book on January 31. It’ll speak about her personal beliefs and probably the kind of life she had while growing up.
“This is a book about my spiritual journey, a journey of disentangling truth from error,” she said.
“In it, I share stories from my life — stories that nobody saw while the TV cameras were rolling: stories of fear and uncertainty but also of discovery and hope,” she added.
Her third book details how she started to doubt the idealogy of her youth and when she started to learn how it is to be truly free in Christ. In a previous interview with People, she said that the teachings of Bill Gothard, the founder of the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP), were harmful and were based on fear and superstition. How will her parents react once they read the content of Jinger’s book?
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