It’s no secret that the Duggar family likely has the strictest lifestyle in Hollywood. And one of the ways they honor their super-conservative, ultra-religious upbringing is by banning contraception of any kind — as well as prohibiting any physical contact before marriage.
In a world without birth control and condoms, nearly all of the Duggars have welcomed children before they even celebrate their first wedding anniversary — with one notable exception: Jinger Duggar! Watch the video to find out why fans have dubbed her a “birth control rebel.”
The Duggars have always been vocal when it comes to their disdain for contraception — but that wasn’t always the case. After welcoming their oldest child, Michelle was on birth control, only to find out she was pregnant. She and husband Jim Bob later lost the baby, and they attributed the miscarriage to birth control.
“As conservative Christians, we believe every life is sacred, even the life of the unborn. Due to our lack of knowledge, we destroyed the precious life of our unborn child. We prayed and studied the Bible and found a host of references that told us God considered children a gift, a blessing, and a reward,” the family has explained. “Yet we had considered having another child an inconvenience during that busy time in our lives, and we had taken steps to prevent it from happening.”
In the past, Jinger and her husband, Jeremy, have both said that they want kids — but it’s clear they’re in no rush. Hey, do what works for you, people!