Jessa Duggar and her older sister Jill seem to be loving their new lives outside of their parents’ compound. In the wake of the 19 Kids and Counting cancellation news, the married Duggar daughters are focusing on their families and enjoying getting to spend time with their husbands without any pesky camera crews lurking around. Meanwhile, the oldest unmarried Duggar daughters are helping their parents continue to promote the family by booking speaking gigs.
Jessa Duggar recently shared a photo of her husband, 20-year-old Ben Seewald, trying to cool off by rocking some funky headwear. The pregnant social media star threw a little shade at Ben’s look by comparing him to a non-Christian (in the Duggar family’s world, this is probably an insult).
“This is how my man stays cool and keeps the sun off his neck on a hot work day!,” Jessa captioned the photo below. “Lookin’ kinda like an ancient Egyptian pharaoh.”
Ben also thinks that Jessa’s choice in headwear is something worthy of being shared on social media. The former 19 Kids and Counting star recently gushed about how much he loves it when his wife borrows his baseball caps.
“My wife is so cute! I love it when she wears my hats!,” Seewald captioned the photo below.
While Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald are busy keeping their fans updated on what they like to put on their heads, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are putting their lives at risk by preaching to gang members in Central America. The couple has been very busy with their mission trip, but Jill recently took a break from proselytizing to update her fans on how awesome Derick is at being a dad. Jill shared an adorable Instagram video that shows Derick making baby Israel giggle for the camera.
“I ❤️ my hubby @derickdillard,” Jill captioned the video. “He is such a fun daddy to Israel! 👶#giggles #IsraelDavidDillard”
Now that they no longer live with their parents, 24-year-old Jill and 22-year-old Jessa are free to do as they please. However, the other older Duggar daughters, 25-year-old Jana and 21-year-old Jinger, are still living at home with their parents. This means that they have to take care of their younger siblings, help with the housework, and promote their family by making public appearances. According to the International Business Times, Jana Duggar and Jinger Duggar have booked their first speaking gig since the cancellation of 19 Kids and Counting. Later this month, they’ll accompany their mother to the COMMIT Mother/Daughter Conference at Verity University in Indianapolis, Indiana. The conference is scheduled for August 19–22, and the COMMIT website lets attendees know what topics the girls will be discussing.
“The Duggar girls will share from their hearts about their relationship as sisters in a family of 19 children, the importance of communication and openness with their parents, and about their most important relationship of all—their relationship with Jesus.”
It looks like Jana and Jinger probably won’t be talking about Josh Duggar’s sexual molestation scandal.
COMMIT is associated with the controversial Advanced Training Institute (ATI) homeschooling program that the Duggars use, and it’s an acronym for “Cultivating Obedience, Ministering Mercy, Internalizing Truth.” According to the Huffington Post, ATI “teaches disturbing, victim-blaming lessons about sexual abuse.” Jill and Jessa Duggar are going to help raise awareness of sexual molestation by appearing in a TLC documentary about the sensitive subject later this summer. However, critics of their family could argue that the Duggars aren’t the best advocates for abuse victims because they refuse to distance themselves from a program that promotes an unhealthy attitude toward sexual molestation.
Which Duggar daughters do you think have it better: married girls Jessa and Jill, or single ladies Jinger and Jana?
[Image: Duggar Family Instagram]