Jill Duggar celebrated her five-year anniversary at a bed and breakfast, yet in the pictures she shared, fans saw what looked like a recommendation for the last book they'd expect to see from her.
In the photos posted on June 25, Jill showed off food, amazing views, and live performances she viewed with her husband Derick Dillard. She credited the Southern Raised band with the Christian music in the caption. The post is found below.
She also shared that it was the Keeter Center who provided her with the dinner and that she wrapped up the night by watching the new "Toy Story 4." Jill also addressed something else — the kama sutra book that was pictured in her post.
Though the "Counting On" star was aware of the photo she took showing "The Little Black Book of Kama Sutra: The Classic Guide to Lovemaking," she didn't anticipate the backlash she might get from it — despite an open Bible being in the background.
Initially, she simply thanked the group Dating Divas for whatever activities took place around the time the controversial book was photographed. "They've got lots of fun, clean, date/marriage tips and ideas!" she said. Meanwhile, her husband shared his own drama-free anniversary post sometime after.
Due to the number of reactions from fans, however, Jill eventually edited the post to clarify her position on the book. "Note: We are not recommending the Kama Sutra," she began a lengthy paragraph towards the end of her caption.
"We believe marriage is ordained by God and husbands and wives should filter everything they read and hear together through the lens [sic] of the Bible and not practice anything unbiblical."
She described the book in the picture as "a modern, smaller, cleaner, edited version" which doesn't focus on certain elements. Regardless, they "dont take everything in there either as the truth."
She gave general advice to be wary of what goes into "minds, hearts and marriages" before claiming that they haven't read "the actual Kama Sutra and only promote biblical marriage."
The outrage in the comment section included persons who saw a contradiction between Jill's lifestyle as a devout Christian and the book being at the forefront of a photo, and in front of a Bible no less.
Emily Krueger put it this way:
"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."
In another June photo, Jill again was under fire from fans. This time, it was because she appeared to put her two-year-old son in an unsafe position in his car seat.
The reality stars shared a photo of little Samuel holding a corndog and wearing a smile in the backseat of his parents' car. Soon after the upload, one person pointed out that Samuel was too small to be facing the front.
User Megan said "it's safer to be rear facing" and that the strap covers are actually not safe as they may turn into "a conveyor belt in the event of impact."
Another user was quite critical, saying "no wonder Arkansas has one of the highest infant mortality rates." Others defended the couple, describing the arguments as "mommy shaming."
Still, some women hit back and made it clear that the advice was meant to spread awareness of the fact, saying that if it helps even one person, it'd be better than none.
Photo: Instagram/ Jillmdillard
"Car seat safety is not a parenting preference. It is life or death," user Katie stated, before reiterating that the car seat position was incorrect and that they were just trying to help.
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