Jessa Duggar is rising above the accusations that she consummated her marriage with husband Ben Seewald in church. The “19 Kids and Counting” star took to Instagram to seemingly respond to the “sex scandal.”
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good,” Jessa posted on Twitter over the weekend with a link to her Instagram account. The Instagram image expanded on the quote with a passage from the Bible:
“Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.’
To the contrary, ‘if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.’
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:17-21).”
While Jessa Duggar didn’t come out and address the “sex scandal” that has been rocking her marriage, the text from the Bible passage appears to hint towards the rumors that have been circulating since her Nov. 1 nuptials.
Jessa, 21, wed Ben Seewald, 19, at the First Baptist Church of Bentonville, Ark., in front of over 1,000 guests. Filmed by TLC for a 2015 episode, fans of “19 Kids and Counting” had to rely on first-hand accounts in order to gain details about the wedding. One of the reports to surface was that the fifth-oldest child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar chose not to share her first kiss with her husband in front of their guests.
A source told Us Weekly that Jessa and Ben “wanted to experience that special moment in private,” however one wedding guest chose to share that alleged moment (and then some) on the blog, “My Life As A Stay At Home Wife and Mother!” In a post titled, “Weddings and Such,” commenters alluded to the claim that the reality stars were caught having sex in the church after their ceremony.
One alleged witness, who identified herself as Mary B., wrote that she witnessed a “troubling incident” between Jessa and Ben.
“I was told about the incident that was witnessed by the girls when the door to the room they were in was accidentally opened,” Mary B. stated. “I am not sure why they would not wait for the evening to pray and then consummate God’s marriage. The Lord has blessed them and brought them together. To hear so many people discussing what they inadvertently walked into was heartbreaking and troubling.”
Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald haven’t openly discussed the allegations, but the newlyweds did take to the social media site earlier this week to give fans an update on married life. “It’s great living life with your best friend!” Jessa captioned a photo of her embraced in a steamy lip lock with her husband.
Fortunately the pair have many fans and wedding attendees on their side. The "My Life As A Stay At Home Wife and Mother!" blog has been overflowing with commenters stating that if the alleged act did occur, the husband and wife were not in the wrong because the marriage already took place.