Joy Anna Forsyth (née Duggar) has spoken about her decision to wear pants after initially being banned under the teachings of the religious organization Institute on the Basics of Life.
“[We] I felt like there was nothing in scripture that was black and white on the dress,” Joy-Anna, 25, explained during a YouTube video posted on Friday, March 17. a long time and I feel like this is good for our family.”
The former TLC star explained that she and her husband, austin forsyth, Conversations revolving around clothing began “within our first year of marriage” and it was something the couple talked about “on and off for the last three or four years.”
“I had always worn skirts my whole life and so for me, I don’t know, I just wasn’t in a rush,” the mother-of-two continued. “I feel like you can be modest and wear pants and that’s where we got to. I try to be modest in my pants, like wearing pants, and not things that are too tight or too short.”
Joy-Anna isn’t the only Duggar sister opening up to her changed views, big sis Jessa Seewald (née Duggar) revealed that she is no longer “against birth control.”
“Biblically speaking, there is no category for which birth control is wrong,” Jessa, 28, explained in a YouTube video posted to her channel on February 25. “We know the truth that children are a blessing from the Lord, but as with any blessing, it’s okay to handle that.”
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.”
Jessa and Joy-Anna’s comments follow the sister jinger duggarJinger’s example, as first revealed in October 2022, was the author of a new book in which she “recounted how she began to question the harmful ideology of her youth and learned to embrace true freedom in Christ,” according to the book description.
A month later, the Counting on alum clarified in a video titled “The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done” that the book wasn’t “telling everything about my family,” but rather a deep dive into his spiritual journey. his parents, Jim Bob Duggar and METERichelle duggar, she raised her 19 children to follow the ministry of the Institute for Basic Life Principles (IBLP) organization, which Jinger now believes influenced her to build her life on “rules, not God’s Word.”
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 curriculums, and Bible memorization, according to an article. July 2016 in The Chicago Magazine.