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Jill Duggar breaks silence on sister Jinger’s book slamming ‘cult-like’ upbringing after she’s snubbed by family

Jill Duggar breaks silence on sister Jinger’s book slamming ‘cult-like’ upbringing after she’s snubbed by family

JILL Duggar has broken her silence on her sister Jinger’s book slamming “cult-like” upbringing after her family snubs her.

Jill, 31, showed support for her sibling Jinger’s, 29, new memoir shading their rearing amid her being slighted by the Duggar clan.

Instagram/ jillmdillardJill Duggar broke her silence on sister Jinger’s new book after she’s snubbed[/caption]

YouTube/Jinger & Jeremy VuoloIn the book Jinger slammed their ‘cult-like’ upbringing[/caption]

GettyJinger shaded her parents Jim-Bob and Michelle Duggar during interview[/caption]

In the Counting On alum’s clip she revealed that although she hadn’t read her sister’s book, Becoming Free Indeed, she was “proud” of her for writing it.

“…I am so proud of her [Jinger]. Jing[er] I’m so proud of you and Jer[eremy]…,” Jill said in the video.

She continued: “I know that this journey probably was not easy for you guys.”

“So, I’m just proud of your bravery and just continue speaking truth.”

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The 31-year-old’s fellow former TLC star sister has planned for her autobiographical book to be released on January 31.

Amid her press tour, the 29-year-old recently took some scathing shots at her parents, Jim-Bob, 57, and Michelle, 56, Duggar, during her interview with PEOPLE.

Jinger divulged to the outlet that she suffered from “crippling anxiety” due to her “damaging” and “harmful” childhood.

She also opened up about being raised in a strictly religious household.


The ex-TV personality and her 18 siblings were raised to follow the Institute in Basic Life Principles, a Christian organization established by disgraced minister Bill Gothard in 1961.

It teaches women to be subservient to their husbands, cover their bodies, and focus on having children.

The Duggars try to implement a conservative dress code, discourage birth control use, and urge the use of parental chaperones while they go on dates prior to being married. 

The children were homeschooled and grew up with strict access to entertainment and television.

“Fear was a huge part of my childhood,” Jinger said.

“I thought I had to wear only skirts and dresses to please God. Music with drums, places I went, or the wrong friendships could all bring harm.”

She went on: “[Bill’s] teachings, in a nutshell, are based on fear and superstition and leave you in a place where you feel like, ‘I don’t know what God expects of me.’

“The fear kept me crippled with anxiety. I was terrified of the outside world.”

Jinger walked away from IBLP in 2017 and compared the organization to a “cult.”

“There are a lot of cult-like tendencies,” the 19 Kids & Counting alum said.

“The teaching I grew up under was harmful, it was damaging, and there are lasting effects.

“I know other people are struggling and people who are still stuck.”

TLCDuring an interview with PEOPLE Jinger revealed her childhood was ‘harmful’[/caption]

Thomas Nelson/ Harper CollinsThe tell-all book Jinger wrote is titled Becoming Free Indeed[/caption]

Instagram/ jillmdillardJill revealed in her video that she’s ‘proud’ of Jinger for writing the book[/caption]

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