Jinger Duggar decided to wear pants after more than two decades without them in his closet.
The 27-year-old, who is one of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s 19 children, wore only skirts and dresses growing up.
“My mother had always dressed us girls in skirts and dresses, a standard which was taken from Deuteronomy 22: 5, which says:” A woman shall not wear a man’s garment “(ESV) and I did never questioned, “wrote the mum-of-two, also known as Jinger Vuolo, in her new book,” The Hope We Hold: Finding Peace in God’s Promises, “which she co-written with her husband Jeremy Vuolo.
“Modesty was a big topic in our house, and we thought wearing skirts rather than pants was a central part of modesty,” the Arkansas native wrote as quoted by People magazine. “But I wanted to find out for myself what the Bible had to say.”
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Duggar married Vuolo, 33, in 2016. The couple moved to Laredo, Texas, where he worked in the ministry. During his free time at home, Duggar began to “dig” the Bible.
“Since Jeremy and I started studying the scriptures together, I have become more aware of the different beliefs and doctrines of Christians,” she explained. “I realized that not everyone interpreted the different passages of Scripture the way I always have, and I wanted to know why.”
According to the outlet, Duggar shared her thoughts with Vuolo when she was not listening to the sermons.
“Growing up, I had a set of standards that I took for granted,” she wrote, adding that “my beliefs were changing”. Duggar said his studies made him realize “that biblical modesty runs deeper and deeper than wearing skirts instead of pants.”
“Modesty isn’t just about what you wear,” she wrote. “This is the position of your heart.”
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According to Duggar, she “never found a passage specifically prohibiting women from wearing pants.”
Still, Duggar admitted that she “struggled”.
“I knew [my family] I cared deeply about their beliefs, and I didn’t want to hurt them now that I didn’t share those beliefs, ”she wrote, noting that she“ felt moved because I feared my parents would think. has been raised. “
However, Duggar said that she “had to walk in the truth and follow what I knew the Bible said.”
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The couple now reside in Los Angeles where Vuolo is pursuing graduate studies at the Master Seminary.
Since the couple’s book was published, Duggar’s brother Josh has been charged with federal child pornography. The 33-year-old has pleaded not guilty.
Duggar and Vuolo have spoken out after Josh was taken into custody last week.
“We are disturbed to learn of the charges against Josh,” the couple said in a joint statement. “As this case has to go through the justice system, we want to make it clear that we absolutely condemn all forms of child abuse and fully support the authorities and the judicial process in their quest for justice.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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