Jessa Duggar Seewald just made a huge hairstyle change, and Michelle Duggar is probably a fan of her daughter’s new look. However, Michelle may be questioning Jessa’s new taste in music – Jessa and her husband, Ben Seewald, recently hung out with a rapper. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have said in the past that they don’t like for their kids to listen to music with a beat that might tempt them to dance, so it might surprise some Duggar fans to learn that Jessa and Ben are embracing Christian rap.
According to Enstars, a Christian rapper who goes by the stage name Flame unveiled Jessa Duggar’s new look by sharing a photo of the Jill & Jessa: Counting On star on his Twitter page. Jessa seemingly decided to celebrate giving birth by drastically changing her look, and her new hairstyle makes her look a bit more like her mother. As you can see, Jessa Duggar is sporting shaggy bangs in the very rare post-birth picture.
Below is a picture of Michelle Duggar’s thick fringe. She was the only female Duggar with bangs before Jessa decided to get her hair cut, and she’s still the only Duggar who sports the long, “crunchy curls” that Jim Bob Duggar loves so much. Jessa and her sisters also used to perm their hair at home, but they started embracing more modern hairstyles a few years ago.
“A husband needs a wife who will continue to develop inward and outward beauty: How can you become more of the wife of your husband’s dreams?; discover and conform to your husband’s real wishes; explain your hairstyle to others on the basis of your submission to your authority; separate your ‘rights’ from your responsibilities.”
According to Radar Online, Jessa Duggar’s mother also said that any consultations with a hairstylist should be pre-approved by the “God-given leader” of the house.
“The more a wife trusts her husband, the more careful he will be in giving her direction; Never ask others for counsel without your husband’s approval; reassure your husband that you understand and believe that he is your God-given leader.”
It should be pretty obvious that Michelle Duggar would approve of Jessa Duggar’s bangs in the photo above, but she may have a problem with the music that her daughter is into these days. While the lyrics in most Christian rap songs are G-rated, the music that backs the raps is awfully similar to the secular beats that Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar have banned in their home. Jim Bob explained that he encouraged his family to listen to nothing but classical music and hymns after attending a seminar.
“I went to a Christian seminar, actually church camp, and they talked about getting rid of secular rock music,” Jim Bob told Beliefnet. “And so, I did that. Then, I went to another conference and they were talking about how music affects people, and especially music that has a beat. It makes you want to dance. But it’s not good on your heart and your mind.”
Flame, whose real name is Marcus T. Gray, definitely produces music with a beat. The Christian rapper is probably best known for suing Katy Perry last year after deciding that she stole the beat of her secular song, Dark Horse,” from his tune titled “Joyful Noise.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, Flame claimed that his Christian song was “irreparably tarnished by its association with the witchcraft, paganism, black magic, and Illuminati imagery evoked by the same music in ‘Dark Horse.'” You can check out Flame’s “Joyful Noise” music video below.
Perhaps Michelle Duggar doesn’t have a problem with Jessa Duggar listening to Christian rap because her little girl is all grown up and now under her husband’s “umbrella of authority.” As Salon points out, fundamentalist Christian women who are raised to follow Bill Gothard’s Advanced Training Institute (ATI) teachings are told that they must obey their husbands once they get married (Michelle Duggar’s quotes above are an example of what Jessa Duggar was taught growing up in an ATI household). In other words, if Ben Seewald tells Jessa Duggar she can listen to rap music with him, then she can listen to rap music with him. Jessa’s husband has proved that he’s a very big fan of the music genre by sharing multiple Instagram posts about other Christian rappers, including S.O. and Shai Linne.
There’s also a chance that Jessa’s dad has softened his stance on music with a beat in recent years. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Duggar fans freaked out when Jim Bob performed a rap song with Christian comedian Anita Renfroe earlier this year. He even threw in something that resembled a dance move while his wife wiped tears of laughter from her eyes.
Do you think Jim Bob would approve of Jessa Duggar listening to Christian rap? And what do you think of Jessa’s new bangs?
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