JILL Duggar and husband Derick revealed they use birth control to prevent pregnancy despite the fact that her parents forbid it.
The couple has broken almost every rule that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have set up for their family.
Jill, 29, and Derick, 31, uploaded a YouTube video to their channel where they answered some more Counting On fan questions about their small family.
The mom of two dropped the bombshell that they use birth control after a fan had submitted the question.
She said: “We use birth control but we prefer to use non-hormonal birth control methods, because we don’t want to use anything that could potentially cause an abortion.
“I think there are probably uses for hormonal methods of birth control, like regulating things, but for us, we want to be careful about that and we’re more natural-minded so I know that sometimes there can be longer lasting effects of hormonal birth control.
“Eventually we want to have more kids – we’re willing. We don’t want to mess too much with that.”
Derick jumped in and said: “We can stop using birth control whenever we want to get pregnant again.”
This is yet another rule of Jim Bob and Michelle’s that the young couple has broken since distancing themselves from her family.
Counting On fans know that the Duggars are famous for having 19 children because they don’t use birth control methods.
Before moving into their current religious beliefs, Jim Bob and Michelle did use birth control pills to limit their family but when they suffered a miscarriage after their first son, Josh, was born, they blamed the pill.
The head of the Duggar family believed they were being punished by God for using birth control and stopped using it.
They now believe that they will have the kids that God wants them to have.
This is also not the first time that Jill and Derick have alluded to using birth control.
When a fan asked how was it possible that they were so sexually active without conceiving, Derick said, according to Cheat Sheet: “We never said we don’t believe in birth control… My parents waited 11 years to start having kids, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
“Each Christian family should follow God’s leading for their own family, regarding when and how many kids to have.”
Jill and Derick have broken the family’s strict rules in recent years, with the mom of two deciding to stop following the family’s modest dress code, and choosing to wear jeans and tank tops.
She also got her nose pierced and cut her hair short.
They also chose to enroll their oldest son in public school, despite the Duggar tradition of homeschooling their children, and they allow their children to listen to rave music as opposed to strictly Christian songs.
The Duggars are devout independent Christian Baptists who take pride in living conservatively.
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