Jessa Duggar Reveals Changed Views on Birth Control

A new perspective. Jessa Seewald (née Duggar) spoke about her change of heart on birth control, after it was initially banned under the teachings of the Institute for Basic Life Principles religious organization.

“We are not against birth control,” Jessa, 30, explained through a YouTube video posted on Saturday, February 25. “Biblically speaking, there is no category for birth control to be wrong.”

Jessa went on to acknowledge that “birth control is a very broad term,” but that she and her husband Ben Seewald “They are not against preventing a pregnancy or spacing children.”

“We know the truth that children are a blessing from the Lord, but as with any blessing, it’s okay to handle that,” she continued.

The former TLC star, who shares children Spurgeon, Henry, Ivy and Fern, noted that they “don’t have a specific number of kids they’re targeting” but are taking it “one kid at a time.”

“Ben loves the children, but his main concern is always my health, giving me time to recover,” said the 19 kids and counting alum continued. “So we can have our perfect plan for the perfect space or whatever, but it doesn’t always work out that way.”

That same day, the Counting on alum revealed that she suffered a miscarriage of baby No. 5 in late 2022.

“Nothing could have prepared me for the weight of those words,” Jessica explained in another YouTube video. “It had really allowed me to have so much hope because the spotting had stopped. At that moment, I was in complete shock. I didn’t even have words. I immediately started crying. … Ben was there and he hugged me.”

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Jessa was raised by her parents. Jim Bob Duggar and michelle duggar — who is famous for not using birth control — under the non-denominational religious organization Institute for Basic Life Principles.

The Christian organization, which was established by Bill Gothard in 1961, includes teachings on “male superiority and female obedience,” guidelines for how men and women should dress, homeschooling curricula, and Bible memorization, according to a July article. from 2016 to chicago magazine.

Jessa isn’t the only one who has opened up about changing her views from the family’s long held religious beliefs.

His sister jinger i want (née Duggar) discussed the organization in her book, become truly free, which was published in January 2023. In the memoir, Jinger spoke about “how she began to question the harmful ideology of her youth and learned to embrace true freedom in Christ.”

Before her explosive book, Jinger revealed that her opinion on birth control had also changed following the birth of daughters Felicity Nicole and Evangeline Jo with her husband. Jeremy Vuolo.

“I always thought that was totally wrong,” he explained. “I just don’t see it that way anymore. I have definitely changed.”

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