Jill, 28, shared photos from her 5th anniversary weekend with Derick, 30, on June 26. In one of the pictures there was a Kama Sutra book, which caught the attention of many fans. “No offense to y’all but I don’t want to know what goes on in between the sheets! Please keep it PG remember you were raised a Christian,” one person wrote.
Others said Jill’s actions were hypocritical. “Bible open in the background, Kama Sutra and massage oil in the foreground...just weird. Why oh why do you feel the need to post this? You wear modest clothing to keep your body covered, yet you share intimate details about your sex life with the world? This is very odd to me,” another fan wrote.
Several Counting On fans also noted that the book is rooted in Hinduism, in contrast to the Duggar family’s strict Christianity beliefs. One fan told the couple, “Am surprised you would read the Kama Sutra, it is Hindu. You are inviting Satan into your marriage.”
Jill edited her post on June 29 and wrote, “We are not recommending the Kama Sutra. We believe marriage is ordained by God and husbands and wives should filter everything they read and hear together through the lense of the Bible and not practice anything unbiblical.”
She added, “The little book pictured is a modern, smaller, cleaner, edited version that doesn’t focus on spiritual aspects, homosexual, or other extramarital relationships, and again, we don’t take everything in there either as the truth. It is always good to be aware and careful of what we allow into our minds, hearts and marriages.”
The former Counting On star ended her message, “We’ve not read the actual Kama Sutra and only promote biblical marriage (i.e. between a man and woman who are married). We just wanted to clarify since there has been a lot of discussion after this post.”
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