Former Counting On star Jinger Vuolo has opened up and admitted that her fear kept her crippled with anxiety. The Duggar daughter bravely shared her very personal story in her new memoir, and now, she has even more to say. What has she shared about fear and anxiety?
Jinger Vuolo prepares to release her new memoir.
In case you missed the news, the Duggar daughter is releasing a new memoir at the end of January 2023. The book details her religious deconstruction and reconstruction. It also shows where she stands today. It’s titled Becoming Free Indeed.
Duggar fans may know that the family is a part of the IBLP, which stands for the Institute of Basic Life Principles. The IBLP requires its members to follow very strict rules, as shown on the Duggar family’s TLC shows. Though Jinger Vuolo is no longer a part of her family’s religion, she is still a Christian.
She’s using her platform to speak out against the harmful teachings of Bill Gothard and is now sharing about all of the fear and anxiety she felt growing up.
The Duggar daughter gets honest about fear & anxiety.
In an exclusive interview with People, Jinger Vuolo shared more about her religious upbringing and the harmful beliefs her family instilled in her. She admitted that these teachings worsened her anxiety. In the interview, she said, “Fear was a huge part of my childhood.”
Jinger was constantly fearful that she was doing the wrong thing. She continued, “I thought I had to wear only skirts and dresses to please God. Music with drums, places I went or the wrong friendships could all bring harm.”
She talked about her family playing broomball together, which should have been a fun activity. Instead, Jinger Vuolo was uneasy and afraid. She said, “I thought I could be killed in a car accident on the way, because I didn’t know if God wanted me to stay home and read my Bible instead.”
The former TLC star felt that she had no way of knowing what was truly expected of her. She was often afraid of doing the wrong thing. Later, she realized that the belief system her family followed was based on “fear and superstition.” She explained, “The fear kept me crippled with anxiety. I was terrified of the outside world.”
You can watch a video about her latest interview below.
Fortunately, today, Jinger Vuolo is feeling better than she has in years and is living her life as a Christian while staying true to herself.
If you’re interested in purchasing Jinger’s new book, you can pre-order it now on Amazon.
So, what do you think of Jinger Vuolo’s decision to open up about all of the fear and anxiety she’s experienced? Will you be buying her book? Sound off in the comments section below, and come back to TV Shows Ace for more news about the Duggar family.
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