‘Counting On’: A Church Insider Claims Jinger is on the Brink of Renouncing Her Parent’s Ministry
The Duggar family appears to have a lot of trouble brewing just beneath the surface of their wholesome exterior. Not only is the family reportedly involved in a federal investigation, but they are also dealing with a family feud that has led to Derick Dillard, who married Jill Duggar in 2014, threatening to write a tell-all book. As if that weren’t enough trouble, it looks like another Duggar kid is about to go rogue, and a church insider claims it’s Jinger. Will Jinger completely cut ties with her famous family and their controversial ultra-conservative Christian ministry? If the insider is to be believed, it seems likely.
An Insider claims Jinger is unhappy with her parent’s brand of Christianity
A reported insider took to Reddit on Dec. 15 to discuss life within the IBLP, the same group that Jinger and her famous family belong to. According to the insider, who was vetted by mods on the website, she had limited contact with the Duggar family, but firmly believes Jinger is trying to distance herself from her famous clan, and may even renounce the group they are associated with eventually. The insider claims Jinger is already privately distancing herself from the group’s oppressive rules.
The Reddit user, whose full name was not revealed, claims to know someone who maintains a friendship with Jinger, although they are not personally in contact with the Duggar family. The insider believes Jill may also have an interest in stepping away from the family and their ultra-conservative beliefs. Jill, along with her husband, Derick, have also been putting some distance between themselves and the rest of the Duggar family, it would seem. Jill and Derick recently spent Thanksgiving sans the rest of the supersized family.
Is Jinger trying to put space between herself and her famous family?
Jinger is the only Duggar daughter who has strayed far from her family’s Northwest Arkansas home. After marrying Jeremy Vuolo in 2016, Jinger ventured away from Arkansas to live in Loredo with her new husband. After spending three years in the Texas town, the couple uprooted their family and headed even further away. Now living in Los Angeles, Jinger appears to be acclimating to a less rigid lifestyle.
Jinger tearfully discussed her decision to wear pants and color her hair on the family’s reality TV show, Counting On. She was the first Duggar to don pants and make a drastic hair change, but she still appears to share her family’s religious leanings, at least publicly. In recent years, however, Jinger has avoided discussing her religious beliefs on camera. Her husband, Jeremy, is currently enrolled in a seminary program that is note associated with he IBLP.
Is the family’s show in trouble?
Counting On is currently in the middle of its 10th season. The Duggar family, however, has been a reality TV staple since 2004. The supersized family seems almost untouchable. After all, TLC was still willing to cut a new deal with the famous family after word of Josh Duggar’s disturbing teenage behavior leaked to the media. The show carried on after Josh’s cheating scandal came to light, too. Sure, the network removed him from in front of the cameras, but they were still willing to work with Jim Bob and Michelle, both of whom have had a much more significant role in Season 10 of the show than in previous years.
Things might be changing, though. Fans are theorizing that the Duggar family is about to get axed from the network. Not only is their show stale and boring, but a looming federal investigation threatens to unearth even more of the family’s secrets. It seems like TLC was willing to work with them while the show was successful, but tanking viewership numbers might mean its time for the world to say goodbye to the Duggars, at least on national television.
If the Duggar family is axed by TLC, the older Duggar kids will need to find a way to fend for themselves. Separating themselves from their parents’ ultra-conservative beliefs might be the best chance they have at financial survival. Jinger has lost two partnerships in one week because of her affiliation with Jim Bob and Michelle. Could Jinger save her burgeoning influencer career by renouncing the family’s beliefs? It’s possible. Will it actually happen? It’s hard to say.