Jinger Duggar determined to put on pants after greater than 20 years with out them in her closet.
The 27-year-old, who’s considered one of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s 19 kids, wore solely skirts and attire rising up.
“My mother had at all times dressed us ladies in skirts and attire, a normal that was taken from Deuteronomy 22:5, which says, ‘A lady shall not put on a person’s garment,’ (ESV) and I by no means questioned it,” wrote the mother of two, often known as Jinger Vuolo, in her new guide, “The Hope We Maintain: Discovering Peace within the Guarantees of God,” which she co-wrote together with her husband Jeremy Vuolo.
“Modesty was an enormous subject in our home, and we believed that carrying skirts as a substitute of pants was a central a part of being modest,” wrote the Arkansas native, as quoted by Individuals journal. “However I wished to find for myself what the Bible needed to say.”
Duggar married Vuolo, 33, in 2016. The couple relocated to Laredo, Texas the place he labored in ministry. Throughout her free time at dwelling, Duggar started “digging into” the Bible.
“Since Jeremy and I had begun finding out Scripture collectively, I had turn out to be extra conscious of the completely different beliefs and doctrines Christians held,” she defined. “I noticed that not everybody interpreted completely different passages of Scripture the way in which I at all times had, and I wished to seek out out why.”
In accordance with the outlet, Duggar shared her ideas with Vuolo when she wasn’t listening to sermons.
“Rising up, I had a set of requirements that I took as givens,” she wrote, including that “my convictions have been altering.” Duggar mentioned her research made her notice “that biblical modesty is deeper and extra profound than carrying skirts as a substitute of pants.”
“Modesty isn’t solely about what you put on,” she wrote. “It’s concerning the place of your coronary heart.”
In accordance with Duggar, she “by no means discovered a passage particularly forbidding ladies from carrying pants.”
Nonetheless, Duggar admitted she “struggled.”
“I knew [my family] deeply cared about their convictions, and I didn’t need to harm them now that I didn’t share these convictions,” she wrote, noting that she “felt emotional as I nervous that my dad and mom would assume I didn’t recognize how I used to be raised.”
Nonetheless, Duggar mentioned she “needed to stroll in reality and observe what I knew the Bible mentioned.”
The couple is now residing in Los Angeles the place Vuolo is pursuing graduate research at The Grasp’s Seminary.
Because the launch of the couple’s guide, Duggar’s brother Josh was indicted on federal baby pornography prices. The 33-year-old pleaded not responsible.
Duggar and Vuolo spoke out after Josh was taken into custody final week.
“We’re disturbed to listen to of the fees towards Josh,” the couple mentioned in a joint assertion. “Whereas this case should undergo the authorized system, we need to make it clear that we completely condemn any type of baby abuse and absolutely help the authorities and judicial course of of their pursuit of justice.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.