‘Little People, Big World’: What Is Jeremy and Audrey Roloff’s Ultra-Religious Marriage Like?
When it comes to wholesome TLC programs that had us all captivated years ago, Little People, Big World is top of mind. Viewers got to take a look at the Roloff family, which centered around Matt and Amy Roloff and their four kids. Matt and Amy both had dwarfism and stood around 4 feet tall — and their one son, Zach, was the only other family member who also had the condition. As for the other kids — Molly, Jacob, and Zach’s twin brother who’s of average height, Jeremy — we also had a glimpse into what their lives were like, too.
Today, the show is still going, though the dynamics are much different than they were when the show first began. Matt and Amy are divorced, and Jeremy is married to his long-time girlfriend, Audrey. And though Jeremy and Audrey have opted to leave the show to focus on their own family, we’re all wondering what their super religious marriage is really like.
Audrey wrote about her religious romance in a blog post
Audrey and Jeremy married in September 2014 — and though they were just in their early 20s at the time, they knew they were ready to wed. Part of the reason they’re so compatible is because they both share the same Christian faith. On their blog, Beating 50 Percent, they wrote about all the negativity they first received when they announced they were getting married — but they took it in stride. Instead of listening to the negative comments, they decided to live a life dedicated to God instead of giving in to “our culture’s obsession with lust over love, and sex over intimacy.”
Audrey tends to get super personal on her blog, too. Audrey wrote about her honeymoon on one particular post — and she dished on one strange practice the couple decided to try while getting intimate. Jeremy and Audrey both said their wedding vows to each other while having sex. “The act of becoming physically and verbally one (at the same time), ensues an ocean of intimacy that I cannot attempt to describe,” Audrey added.
Their Christian blog is dedicated to teaching others about covenant marriages
Beating 50 Percent includes personal information from Audrey and Jeremy, but the main reason the couple started the blog is to help other couples achieve covenant marriages. The List explains a covenant marriage is deeply religious by nature and puts God at the center of it all. Audrey and Jeremy explain them as marriages that are “undividedly devoted, completely committed, persistently selfless, value-centered, joy-filled, and love-based.”
There’s also the legal factors to consider when it comes to covenant marriages. For couples who wish to have this type of relationship, spouses agree to go to premarital counseling and make grounds for divorce more difficult.
Audrey and Jeremy have been criticized for not supporting same-sex marriage
While Audrey and Jeremy don’t stir up much controversy, they have caused some drama in the past based on their beliefs. In Touch Weekly explains the scandal began when CoverGirl announced their first “Cover Boy.” While many makeup fans from all over were thrilled with the inclusive nature of the company, Audrey took to Instagram to explain how she disagreed with the “message” CoverGirl was sending by dispelling gender norms.
Not only that, but later on, fans also noted that Audrey’s pastor was against marriage equality. And when fans of Beating 50 Percent asked why there was little representation on the blog for same-sex couples, Audrey explained that they didn’t support same-sex marriage due to their religious beliefs.
Are the rest of the Roloffs religious?
It seems Christianity runs in the family. While Amy and Matt Roloff, Jeremy’s parents, don’t often discuss their religion, Amy has made it known that she believes in God and follows the Christian faith. In Touch Weekly notes she also finds abortion to be “shocking” and would have never considered it personally, even during her high-risk pregnancy with twins.
There is one Roloff who’s not Christian, however — and that’s Jacob. Jeremy’s younger brother has spoken out about his issues with the religion on his blog, Rock & Roloff. “Christians as I have experienced them have assumed a real and damaging sense of superiority over all other belief systems,” Jacob wrote. “After coming to know Christianity through leaving it, I wish more than ever that I could call myself one, but alas I cannot, and I feel no rush to choose a replacement.”
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