JINGER Duggar has admitted she does have various differences with her ultra-religious family.
The former Counting On star released a tell-all book exposing the secrets of the sect.
Youtube/@JingerJeremyVuoloJinger Duggar sat down for an Instagram Q&A[/caption]
NBC Newswire/NBCUniversal via GeShe slammed her parents, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, for their strict upbringing[/caption]
Jinger opened herself up to an Instagram Q&A online.
The 29-year-old sat down with her husband Jeremy to discuss the writing process and response to her memoir, Becoming Free Indeed!
“I was nervous because I didn’t know how my family would respond to me writing this book,” Jinger revealed.
However, she went on to explain that many family members understood and accepted her reasons for writing the tome.
“Even throughout the past several years, we have had differences on little things, and we’ve stopped to share that with my family,” she continued. “I think that them knowing how I get to these conclusions is important to me.”
Jinger said she had received a lot of good feedback from those relatives that have read it, and is grateful for that.
Regardless, Jinger says she is glad to have finally shared her real opinions about her parents conservative faith.
“I feel like that’s what I wanted from the start,” she said. “I wanted to just be upfront about say ‘Hey, this is how I see this in the word of god now, or how I don’t see this in the word of god.’”
Jinger and her 18 siblings were all raised within the Institute in Basic Life Principles, or IBLP, a nondenominational Christian organization that has been accused of being a cult.
Founded by disgraced minister Bill Gothard in 1961, the IBLP preaches strict modesty laws and ultra-conservative beliefs.
Jinger was an active member of the fundamentalist organization until finally leaving in 2017.
Jinger has rarely returned to her hometown since moving to California with her husband and their two kids in July 2019.
Jinger’s relationship with Jeremy was also raised during the Q&A.
In the video posted on Friday, Jeremy read one of their followers’ questions that asked about the state of their relationship.
Jinger immediately giggled at the query before putting the rumors to rest that they were breaking up.
“I don’t think – we’re not getting divorced,” Jeremy began, putting his hand on his wife’s knee.
Jinger then further assured fans that their marriage was going strong, saying, “Don’t worry, we’re not,” and reciprocated her husband’s affection by touching his arm.
She recalled a recent incident where fans thought she and Jeremy’s relationship was on the rocks after noticing she wasn’t wearing her wedding band in a video.
Jinger was holding her brother Jed’s 11-month-old son, Truett when fans noticed her left hand was conspicuously bare.
After the Counting On alum confirmed that she had her ring on, Jeremy chimed in to clear up any confusion, noting that the camera “reverses,” which could be the cause of the mix-up.
Jinger also assured fans that their silence on social media, does not mean that they’re breaking up either.
“We’re fine. We’re great. We love being with each other,” the former TLC personality added.
Jeremy then brought up a previous tabloid story with photos of Jinger seemingly appearing to have a “black eye.”
“That’s where it first started, the marriage problems questions,” Jinger began before explaining that the rumored black eye was just a shadow from the light.
InstagramJinger says her family and friends have been supportive of the book[/caption]
Youtube/@JingerJeremyVuoloShe also clarified any doubt about the status of her marriage[/caption]
Instagram/jingervuoloJinger has been breaking her family’s strict religious rules in public[/caption]