why do the duggars not use birth control

When you see a family as rooted in in their old-fashioned ways as thePDuggars, it's natural to think that they've been that way since time immemorial. Even Jim Bob and Michelle have some surprises in their past, however. Hardcore Duggar obsessives might be unaware - and more than a little taken aback, to boot - of a revelation Jim Bob recently shared. The couple, now married three-plus decades, weren't quite as obscenely strict about sexuality and gender roles in the early years of their union. P
As we told you earlier, on his family's official blog over the weekend in honor of her birthday. In addition to the fact that he conspicuously while talking about his children, Jim Bob dug deeper. Revealing that he and Michelle took a much more liberal (by Duggar standards) approach to their relationship when they were in their 20s, he contradicted what is now one of the family's most well-known tenets.

He goes on to explain why, admittedly. Surprisingly, the famously fertile couple used birth control - which is a huge no-no in Duggarland nowadays - on more than one occasion. Of course, to the surprise of absolutely no one,PJB turned his confession into a cautionary tale about how birth control kills!!! or some such nonsense. "Believe it or not, when we first got married we decided we did not want to have children right away, so Michelle began taking birth control pills. " "Three years into our marriage Michelle went off the pill and we had our first child. " "Then she went back on the pill, because we heard it was better to space your children out. " However, "Michelle got pregnant while she was on the pill, and the pill caused her to miscarry," he says, and it changed their approach. "We talked to a Christian doctor and he explained that the pill could be abortive.

P "Three years into our marriage Michelle went off the pill and we had our first child. " He added ". whose name is totally not important right now, so let's just move on. " Okay, we might have made that last part up. Jim Bob credits his 32-years of wedded bliss to the big guy in the sky of course, but also, weirdly, to the fact that he and Michelle unplug. Yes, they have often gone long periods of time without owning a TV. Makes their primary source of income a tad ironic, no? Anyway, Jim Bob closes the whole thing out exactly like you would expect him to - with a promise of hundreds more Duggars to come! "I look forward to spending the rest of my life with you and with our 6, going on 200 grandkids and counting," he wrote.

Does that sound like a threat to anyone else? If you were a fan of 19 Kids and Counting, you know that the use contraception is highly discouragedPin thePDuggarPfamily. After all, raising a massive brood is Michelle and Jim Bob's claim to fame, and as adherents of the Quiverfull movement, they've taught their children that God wants them to bring as many offspring into the world as possible. P Now, however, Jill DuggarPmay be breaking with tradition (and violating her parents' beliefs) by both using birth control herself - and encouraging others to do the same. As you may know, in El Salvador. Like many Central American nations, El Salvador is currently under threat from the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is known to cause microcephalyPand other serious birth defects when pregnant women are infected.

The CDC has advised against pregnant women traveling to that part of the world, and the government of El Salvador has cautioned residents that they must "avoid getting pregnant between this year and next" or riskPbirth defects, and even infant death. As the Facebook page pointed out earlier today, that could cause a major conflict of interest for Jill and Derick: "El Salvador is now advising women to avoid getting pregnant until 2018," reads a status update posted by DFN. "Will Jill follow that advice? Birth control and any type of family planning is evil according to the Duggars. It's interfering with God's will. Will Jill advise women in El Salvador of childbearing years to use birth control? "I can't imagine she would.

Jill ignoring or denying the crisis could be a death sentence for a fetus or a lifelong disability. "Jill and DerickPwill have to adapt to a harsh new reality or suffer the consequences. We all will if this virus keeps on spreading. " Jill and Derick's time in El Salvador has already been fraught with controversy. The couple was after collecting money for a missionary trip, departing, and then being photographed in their Arkansas hometown just days later. The couple apologized, returned an undisclosed amount in donations, and headed back to El Salvador for what they described as a "much longer stay. " Obviously, after that debacle, Jill and Derick are probably not eager to cut their trip short a second time - which means they might currently be grappling with a very tough decision.