Jessa Duggar praises sister Jinger for being 'so open' about her eating disorder battle & 'sharing her struggle'

JESSA Duggar praised her sister Jinger for speaking candidly about her eating disorder battle.

The expectant mom applauded Jinger for "sharing her struggle" in order to help others.

The DuggarsSnark Reddit account shared a video of Jessa telling Jinger: "You opening up with your journey, with like eating disorder. I know that's something mom struggled with as well…

"I've known so many people that have had that struggle. I think it's great to just be open and share that struggle and that journey and how G-d brought you through that. And I know that will be a huge encouragement to so many people…

"I just enjoyed reading more of your perspective. I knew that was something you struggled with in your teen years… It was just so much more depth and like how the Lord brought you through."

Last week, Jinger told Us Weekly: her brother Josh's scandal actually "brought the family closer."

In 2015, the former Counting On star was accused of molesting minors.

Jinger said: “Our family was way closer because of that, and in spite of that, I guess you’d say. I will never forget how I felt in that moment.

"And I think even everything that happens in our lives — because we’re in the public eye — it makes it more challenging because then it’s not just dealing with these things inwardly, but you have to give an answer to the world.

"That makes it a much tougher thing to walk through.”

Jinger and her husband, Jeremy, are about to release a new book, The Hope We Hold: Finding Peace in the Promises of God, on May 4.

Ahead of the book launch, Jinger revealed there were points during couple's courtship when she wasn’t sure they had a future together.

The 27-year-old shared with Us Weekly: “There were some ups and downs in that time, and … at one point I kind of froze, and I was like, ‘Do I want to do this?’”

She found it hard to bring up those painful memories, admitting: “That was something for me that was really tough. I don’t like to think about that day,” the mom-of-two said. 

 Jinger and Jeremy are parents to Felicity, two, and baby Evangeline Jo.

Duggar Family Tree

How many children and grandchildren do Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar have?

  • Jim Bob and Michelle are parents to 19 children
  • The couple have nine girls and 10 boys and all of their children have names which begin with the letter J
  • Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace and Josie, were all raised in the family home in Tontitown, Arkansas

In February, Jessa and husband Ben announced to ET they were expecting their fourth child.

They shared in a statement: ”After the heartbreaking loss of a baby last year, we’re overjoyed to share that another little Seewald is on the way!

"The pregnancy is going smoothly, and both baby and Jessa are doing well. We are so grateful to God for the precious gift of a new life! The kids are delighted, and we can hardly wait to welcome this little one into our arms this summer."

They are already parents to sons Spurgeon, five, and Henry, four, and daughter Ivy, one.

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