Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have been married for more than three decades, so it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about making a relationship work. The couple, who became famous after TLC picked up "19 Kids and Counting," a now-canceled series about their massive fundamentalist Christian family, offered up a few of their secrets on Facebook.
The reality stars shared a photo of themselves in celebration of 32 successful years of marriage on Tuesday along with a lengthy message about what it took to get to this stage in their relationship. According to the post, Jim Bob and Michelle credit much of their marital bliss to their continued effort over the years and a strong relationship with a higher power. The pair stated that they regularly go on dates, never go to bed angry, and have personal relationships “with Jesus.” Jim Bob, 50, and Michelle, 49, also recommended that husbands read a book titled “His Needs, Her Needs” by Willard F. Harley.
One of Jim Bob and Michelle's 19 children, daughter Jessa Seewald, shared a screenshot of the post on her personal Instagram page adding that it was “great words of advice!”
The post comes days after a photo surfaced of their eldest son Josh Duggar’s first post-rehab sighting with wife Anna Duggar. According to Entertainment Tonight, he and the mother of four were shopping at Sam’s Furniture store in Springdale, Arkansas, on Saturday. Sources claimed they did not appear to be “shopping for themselves,” though that could neither be confirmed nor denied.
Although Josh, 28, is free from the Christian facility in which he was being housed for several months for a pornography addiction, his family still reportedly has qualms about allowing him around younger members of the family. A member of the Duggar family, who chose not to be identified, told In Touch Weekly members of their extended family are uncomfortable bringing their children around Josh. Their fears stem from police reports, released in May 2015, revealing that when he was a teenager he molested five young women — four of which were his siblings.
“Who would want their kids around him after all that he’s done?” an insider asked.
In addition to allegedly being restricted from spending time around certain Duggar children, Josh has reportedly been barred from appearing on TLC’s new series “Jill and Jessa: Counting On.” He will not be appearing in any Duggar-related shows or events in an effort to help the family rebuild their brand after his many scandals.