Let's break down the numbers, shall we? Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have been married for 33 years, have 19 children together, and built a successful media empire starting in 2008 with their show 17 Kids and Counting. Still, not everyone is down to take marriage advice from the couple. The reality stars took to social media on Valentine's Day to reveal they wrote a blog about the dos and don'ts in a relationship, but people were less than thrilled. Watch the video above to find out why!
In their lengthy blog post, the couple wrote a list of six things they do to keep their spark alive, including going out on dates, praying together, and finding ways to honor and cherish one another, like by writing love notes. "We love each other more today than the day we married," they wrote. "Our love has grown richer & deeper with each passing year." Aww.
Despite the family's conservative rules, their 19 children seem to be pushing the boundaries now more than ever these days. Most recently, fans were shocked to see Jessa Duggar wearing pants — gasp! The 25-year-old — whose attire usually consists of long skirts and dresses — was spotted rocking a pair of leggings and we were like yass, girl.
Previously, the Duggars opened up about why they once shied away from showing too much skin. "We do not dress modestly because we are ashamed of the body God has given us; quite the contrary. We realize that our body is a special gift from God and that He intends for it to be shared only with our future husband," Jill, Jinger, Jessa, and Jana Duggar wrote in their 2014 book, Growing Up Duggar. "We avoid low-cut, cleavage-showing, gaping, or bare-shouldered tops; and when needed, we were an undershirt. We try to make it a habit to always cover the top of our shirt with our hand when we bend over. We don’t want to play the peek-a-boo game with our neckline."
Welp, it seems like that's gone out the window now! Jinger, Jill, and yes, even Michelle!, have all been rocking the latest styles — including ripped jeans. Oh, and Kendra Caldwell recently said they need more chaperones because "the desires are getting stronger." Yikes. Keep these kids in line, Jimmy! JK. We're LIVING for this.
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