If you grew up watching Little People, Big World on TLC, then you might feel like you know the Roloff family inside and out. Diehard fans of the long-running reality series have watched the children — Jeremy, 27, Zachary, 27, Jacob, 20, and Molly, 24— grow up right before their eyes and watched helplessly as Amy and Matt‘s marriage broke down. With 12 seasons of LPBW under our belts, it seems like there’s not much we don’t know about the Oregon-based family. But even still, many fans are curious as to whether or not the Roloffs are religious.
Jeremy’s wife Audrey Roloff, 26, became a source of controversy when she began explaining how she merges her religious views with her sexual relationship online. In one shocking Beating 50 blog post, she suggested her followers recite their wedding vows while getting it on in the bedroom.
“I’ll spare you the details, but it was the most intimate thing we have ever done in our marriage, and probably the most intimate thing I have ever done in my life,” she wrote. “The act of becoming physically and verbally one (at the same time), ensues an ocean of intimacy that I cannot attempt to describe. It’s the best version of ‘sex talk.'”
Jeremy and Audrey — who, earlier this month, welcomed a baby girl named Ember Jean — have been the most outspoken family members when it comes to their religion. The married couple considers themselves “Christian bloggers” and have even gone as far as to publicly denounce homosexuality, gender fluidity, and premarital sex.
The Roloffs’ religion is one of the main reasons — coupled with their affiliation with the TLC show — Jacob Roloff decided to distance himself when he turned 18. Apart from using his blog as a way to condemn the show and shed light on its “fakeness,” Jacob has also blogged about his opinions on Christianity.
“Christians, as I have experienced them, have assumed a real and damaging sense of superiority over all other belief systems. They believe that their Mystic, Jesus of Nazareth, was the Supremely Gifted Mystic and that their book, The Bible, is Supreme in Knowledge and Law,” he wrote in a long blog post. “It is fine and even necessary for a person to hold tight in their belief and sort of, in a way, feel privately supreme and content, but the supremacy in the minds of Christians today has outwardly pitted them against the world and their neighbors.”
The youngest Roloff continued, “They have privately for so long deemed non-Christians as ‘needing help’ and diseased of the mind and spirit, condescendingly offering an empty platitude of the nature of ‘I’ll pray for you.’ They don’t pray for you though, they pray for themselves, their spiritual security, and out of pity that you aren’t as fortunate as they to be ‘in the know.'”
Amy and Matt during an interview.
While Amy and Matt have been more quiet regarding their religious views, Amy has revealed that she finds abortion to be “shocking” and “never an option” for her, despite enduring a high-risk pregnancy when she was pregnant with the twins.
She wrote in her 2007 book Little People, Big Values, “One of the options they talked about was one I found shocking and it was to eliminate… one of the babies before the pregnancy progressed too far.”
“What we knew was that whatever happened, God was going to be with us, that he was going to bless us and protect us through everything. In the end, we were glad we kept our faith,” Amy added.
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