January 25, 2023
Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey: Today we’re joined by Jinger Duggar Vuolo, author of “Becoming Free Indeed: My Story of Disentangling Faith from Fear,” and formerly of the “19 Kids and Counting” franchise. In her new book, Jinger shares her theological journey from following a fundamentalist leader to finding freedom in Christ. We 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 and led Jinger to believe she needed to earn favor with God. We 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. We discuss how Jinger met her husband, Jeremy, and how his theology helped shape hers. Jinger explains the difference between “deconstruction” and “disentangling” faith and why disentangling can lead to true restoration under biblical truth.
(01:09) Interview with Jinger begins / “Becoming Free Indeed”
(02:00) Bill Gothard’s teaching
(08:58) Growing up on TV
(14:50) Struggling with fear
(19:30) Struggling with an eating disorder
(22:00) Parental authority & gaining favor with God
(27:30) Letting go of old theology
(40:20) Deconstruction vs. disentanglement
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