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See the Duggars, the traditional Christian family who won America over on TLC’s blockbuster show 19 Kids and Counting, as they really are for the first time in this unfiltered look into their lives. Jill and Derick Duggar, stars of the TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting,” have decided to tell their side of the story for the first time.
Jill and Derick understood there was no way they could live a typical life. Jill’s life was chronicled as she and her family raised 19 children on the hit TLC show 19 Kids and Counting. She was always ready to wear the modest ankle-length dresses with throat-high necklines and was the responsible second daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle’s nineteen children. She didn’t speak out against the patriarchal values held by her household, which included the belief that men are superior, the expectation that women should be homemakers rather than career women, and the insistence that parental authority over their children should be maintained even after marriage.
However, as Jill matured, married Derick, and started her own life, the warning signs became impossible to dismiss.
Jill and Derick, for as long as they could, played along like good family members, never wanting to rock the boat. But they are done keeping secrets now that they have a family of their own to raise. They have the courage to talk about it now because of time, tears, counselling, and God’s grace. Theirs is an inspirational account of how to achieve healing through speaking the truth.
About The Author Jill Duggar
Jill Dillard Duggar is the family’s second daughter and fourth child altogether (out of a total of 19).
Counting the Cost Book Summary
I listened to it in its entirety in a single sitting. It was both moving and heartbreaking since Jill reveals some painful truths about her relationship with her father. In my opinion, she handled it really gracefully. She was quite discreet among her siblings. Despite exposing her father’s transgressions against her, she was quick to point out the positive in her parents and express her gratitude to her mother.
She was forthright in her account. I listened to her self-narrated Audible version. Even if she isn’t a great reader, hearing it read by her gave me chills. That’s probably what she was going for when she wrote this book: the chance to write whatever she wanted. She is untangling truth from cultish legalism, but she finds that it is intimately bound up with her family bonds. Her sacrifices for truth and justice are real.
She apparently became weary of pretending to be the outcast in her family and holding secrets for which her father showed no remorse. That’s a lot of responsibility to shoulder when you and your 17 siblings don’t know how your father’s choices have made it difficult for any of you to strike off on your own.
It was difficult for me to decide how I felt about this book. It was without a doubt an intriguing read. If you have ever been interested in the Duggars, whether in the past or present, allow Jill to tell you her story.