The surprise Duggar sibling shows subtle signs of support for Jinger after the rebel sister slams the ‘cult-like’ family’s behavior
ONE of Jinger Duggar’s siblings has shown her support for the star as she slams their family’s cult-like behavior in a new podcast interview.
The Counting on alum opened up about her unconventional childhood during the release of her tell-all book, Crisis of Faith.
Surprisingly, 29-year-old Jinger has found support from her siblings as she addresses her autobiographical issues in various interviews.
The reality star recently spoke with relatable podcast host Allie Stuckey about fundamentalism, the extreme sect of Christianity she grew up in.
The TV personality blasted Church of Basic Life Principles leader Bill Gothard and his radical teachings, which she claimed are harmful, in an abridged version on Instagram.
Though Jinger has taken to her feet to address her troubled childhood in an ultra-conservative household, her sister Joy-Anna, 25, gave a subtle sign of support by “liking” the post.
The mother-of-two’s sister, Jessa, 30, “liked” an earlier post in the interview, also implicitly showing her endorsement.
Jessa’s support came as fans recently claimed she may be having a “crisis of faith” over her sister’s upcoming tell-all book.
Earlier this week, Jinger posted a video on her Instagram showing her preparing for and then attending an interview about her book, Becoming Free Indeed.
On Reddit, one person started a thread and asked, “Does anyone think it’s likely that Jessa is having a crisis of faith right now?
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“I seriously wonder if there’s a possibility that after Jinger came out with her story, Jessa might have a similar crisis of faith, and that’s why we’ve hardly heard from her.”
They continued, “It could also explain why she hasn’t endorsed Jinger with her book yet.
“Maybe she’s confused by what Jinger is doing, but part of it also feels like the right thing.
“We already know that Ben was the BIL that encouraged Jinger to look beyond IBLP ahead of her new leadership, so that kind of idea might already exist in Jessa’s mind. What do you think?” they added.
Others were quick to comment on the post, offering their own thoughts.
“I definitely think she’s going through some sort of life crisis right now. But I’m thinking more of a marital/family crisis of some sort,” one person wrote.
“I don’t think she and Ben are happy together, they seem more like friends/roommates who have kids together than real lovers.
“I think it’s also possible that motherhood wasn’t what she expected and that she might feel like she’s lost her identity and her spark.
“If you look at old videos of her when she was just married or when Spurgeon was young, she seems so much happier than she is now,” they added.
Another person claimed, “I think she has feelings that she’s just been repressing so deeply.
“It’s very common in conservative/strict families, emotions are not allowed to be expressed and the only acceptable emotion in many families is anger, at least from the parents, children are not allowed either.
“Jinger’s feeling manifested as fear, Jessa’s manifested as control,” they suggested.
“She’s not a sociopath, she’s still in survival mode and can’t seem to find a way out.”
JINGER’S NEW LIFE
Jinger and her 18 siblings were raised under the teachings of the Institute in Basic Life Principles, a Christian organization founded by disgraced Rev. Bill Gothard.
Jinger, Jim Bob and Michelle’s sixth child, left the church in 2017 and has since described its teachings as “cult-like.”
The ex-TLC star has written a new book exposing her parents’ extreme religious beliefs.
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