Former reality star leaves fundamentalist, cult-like teachings to embrace the true gospel

The Duggar family became household names with their hit reality show, “19 Kids and Counting,” which presented their family as the ideal of Christian life. But was their religion based in authentic Christianity or fundamentalism? In her new book, “Becoming Free Indeed: My Story of Disentangling Faith from Fear,” Jinger Duggar Vuolo shares the disturbing beliefs she was taught growing up in that famous family and tells of her theological journey from following a fundamentalist leader to finding freedom in Christ. Allie Beth Stuckey recently interviewed Jinger on BlazeTV to discuss her upbringing under the teachings of Bill Gothard, who taught strict rules on modesty and behavior, and how these teachings were rooted in fear, superstition, and control. Allie and Jinger discuss her childhood growing up on TV (despite never watching TV), struggling with an eating disorder, and wrestling with the idea of attending a church outside her doctrine growing up. Jinger walks Allie through the moment she met her husband, Jeremy, and how his theology helped lead her to a lasting relationship with the Christ of the Bible. Watch the full interview below:

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