Jill Duggar shocked many when she admitted that she and her husband use birth control because her parents do not use it. But many support the young couple’s decision.
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard confirmed that they use birth control. Several were surprised by the admission because birth controls are a big no-no in the Duggar household.
Jill Duggar and Derick admit using birth control
Jill Duggar grew up in a very conservative and traditional family. Her parents Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle, rear them to follow what’s in the Bible, and they are against birth controls.
Jim Bob and Michelle believe that it’s up to God how much kids they can have. The couple has 19 kids. Their lives have been documented in the show 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On.
Derick Dillard said he is not against the use of contraception. He added that his parents use it too. As for the young couple, Derick said they use non-hormonal birth controls because they do not want to use anything that could potentially cause abortion, Daily Mail reported.
So, Jill’s confession shocked those who have been following the Duggars. However, those who felt that the practices of the family were extreme think Jill’s decision is normal. And they support her.
Fans’ reaction to Jill Duggar’s confession
The netizens have mixed reactions about what Jill Duggar just have said. Many actually didn’t care and many supported her.
“She’s a typical young woman in 2020 so why shouldn’t she be? Is this the same one who confessed she had a “real” pina colada? Fetch me my fainting couch,” one wrote on Twitter.
“So basically… condoms? Nice! I respect Jill and her decisions,” another wrote.
Jill and the Duggar family
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard have decided not to join the Duggar’s reality show Counting On after appearing for several seasons. Derick said they were not paid for their appearances.
There are rumors that the couple is at odds with Jim Bob Duggar. Some believed that their actions are a sign of rebellion against the Duggar patriarch.
Jill said that her family doesn’t support some of her decisions. But for her, it’s okay to disagree but one still has to be respectful.
In May, Jill sparked rumors that she is cutting ties with her dad after making a statement. She shared a snap of a sign that hangs on the mirror on her car with a message that read, “No longer a slave to fear.”
Some believed that the message was an indication that she was on Derick’s team. Derick and Jim Bob had a falling out with the latter saying that the left the reality show to “avoid toxic relationships.”
Derick added that they wanted to “regain control” because when they were still with the Duggars, Jim Bob gives all the orders including the announcement of their personal milestones.
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