• Jeremy Vuolo said being arrested in 2008 for harassment against a police officer became a turning point in his life
  • He revealed he hung out with "people who had the wrong idea of where they were going" at the time
  • Vuolo added he realized he "needed to live for Christ" and not for himself

Jinger Duggar's husband, Jeremy Vuolo, got candid about his previous arrest and how it became a turning point in his life.

Years before he married Duggar, the "Counting On" star was arrested and ordered to pay $250 in fines for harassing a police officer in January 2008 when he was still studying at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. Vuolo, 33, had grabbed an officer while out drinking with friends.

"I was just kind of on a path of hanging out with people that had the wrong idea of where they were going and just getting kind of absorbed in that life," Vuolo told Us Weekly. "It was a huge wake-up call."

"The biggest thing was me having to come face-to-face with the reality that if I was going to call myself a Christian, I needed to live for Christ and not for me. Or if I was gonna keep living for myself, I needed to not call myself a Christian," he continued.

Vuolo, who is promoting his and Duggar's new book "The Hope We Hold," also opened up about this time in his life in their memoir. He described this phase as "miserable" as he hid parts of his lifestyle from his family, resulting in him becoming "distant" from them.

"The same scenario played out week after week, party after party, hangover after hangover," he wrote as he recounted his college years. "Lather, rinse, repeat."

But Vuolo eventually put this phase in his life behind him and married Duggar in 2016. The couple now shares two daughters: Felicity Nicole, 2, and Evangeline Jo, 5 months.

Meanwhile, Duggar revealed in their book her personal struggles with weight and body image as a teen. She also explained why she defied family tradition and began wearing pants.

"Growing up, I had a set of standards that I took as givens. Now, as I reexamined and compared them to scripture, my convictions were changing," Duggar said.

"Modesty isn't about what you wear. It's about the position of your heart. I wanted to follow what the Bible said, and as I searched the Scriptures for answers, I never found a passage specifically forbidding women from wearing pants," she continued.

Despite this, Duggar admitted the transition was far from easy as she was raised to believe that "wearing skirts instead of pants was a central part of being modest." She also wrote that she "didn't want to hurt" her family, who "deeply cared about their convictions."

Jinger Duggar, Jeremy Vuolo
Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo get candid about their sex lives in this “Counting On” clip. TLC