Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s religious beliefs may be controversial, but their love has withstood the test of time. And after 32 years together, the pair are offering their followers marriage advice.
The couple took to their official Facebook page to pen their thoughts on “pursuing a dynamic marriage,” revealing their secret to marital bliss.
“We are more in love today than when we married almost 32 years ago!” they wrote, adding, “By God’s grace, our marriage is the strongest and sweetest it has ever been!”
The pair then listed five tips they claim have made their relationship stronger. These include: individually pursuing a relationship with Jesus, to not stay mad at each other and “make things right quickly,” to enjoying regular dates and each other’s company, and to, “Never say put downs or negative name calling, but instead, praise each other with a grateful spirit.”
Michelle and Jim Bob also recommend a book they feel husbands and wives should read together: “His Needs, Her Needs by Willard F. Harley.”
There have been rumors surrounding Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s marriage of late with claims that they are going through a rough patch following Josh Duggar’s rehab and various scandals — so their message comes at a good time, and fans have reacted to the post with great excitement.
“Glad to see that what the gossip magazines say is not true.. Happy You both [sic] and the family are doing great. Miss your show,” Dawn Mays wrote.
“Great way to diffuse the rumors,” Juanita Poetker Unrau shared. “Any marriage having gone through what you have can be tough, but thanks for showing how you work on it. Praying for you often.”
Lorraine Perez was equally pleased to find out that the rumors were false. She wrote, “I ignore the tabloids and don’t support them. You two are a great example. People judge because there has [sic] been problems in the family that you’re fake. Not true. All families have tests and trials. I consider you all part of my extended family. With God as our Father, we are family.”
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