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‘Counting On’ – Jessa Duggar Seewald Opens Up About Her Battle with Depression

Jessa Duggar shares her battle with depression as a devout Christian.

Jessa Duggar Seewald is constantly in the spotlight on TLC ever since she was a teenager following her appearances on 19 Kids and Counting, and several of her happiness and sorrow have been caught on tape.

Now 27, and a key member on Counting On, Jessa is opening up about her battle with depression as a Christian.

Faith has played a significant role in the lives of the Duggar family over the years, and Jessa is no different, but she admitted she still struggles to reconnect with her faith on occasions.

Jessa said,

I felt unsettled, restless, frustrated. Even angry sometimes. I think if Christians were more open about the hard times, I think if Christians were more raw, you might find that more people go through this than you realize.

The television star added,

I’m sure some don’t experience values quite like others, but it’s a real thing and I think that Christians need to be more open about talking about this because you never know who you might encourage.

The 27-year-old continued,

You never know who else might be in a low spot and your words might be like a balm to their soul, and might help them when they’re in a difficult place. There might be different reasons why we experience this.

Jessa Duggar Seewald and her family are devoted Baptists, and their principles have contributed to everything from women not wearing jeans to not having contraceptive pills to even home education.

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Based on Jessa’s remarks about what she subsequently alluded to as her “spiritual depression,” she suggests more communication amongst Christians might benefit people who could be avoiding their hardships.

While Jessa Duggar Seewald is in a happy marital life with three children (the fourth is not on the way anytime soon), fans who followed 19 Kids and Counting and/or Counting On are well aware the Duggar children have faced their fair share of problems and even controversies.

She may have been struggling with more than people ever understood, as per Jessa.

Jessa Duggar with her husband Ben Seewald and their three kids.

Jessa Duggar with her husband Ben Seewald and their three kids.
Source: The Blast

Luckily, it looks like Jessa Duggar Seewald has figured a way to cope with her “spiritual depression,” as she described it, that works best for her.

Counting On’s latest season reveals she’s been busy with her partner, children, and a wider family. As a matter of fact, Jessa was there to support other members of her family during their rough times.

She and her husband Ben Seewald were a part of the Duggar squad who traveled to California for Jinger Duggar Vuolo‘s surprise party, hosted by her husband, Jeremy Vuolo.

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Jinger Duggar Vuolo had undergone a traumatic miscarriage, and she was obviously benefited by spending quality time with Jessa Duggar Seewald, her mother, and several of her sisters. (In other exciting news, Jinger is expecting again!)

Jinger is, in fact, not the only Duggar sibling who’s been struggling with pregnancy problems, while Jill Duggar is no longer in the fold due to a conflict with her husband Derick Dillard.

Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth is likely to have a reduced influence on the show going forward as well, so this means Jessa Duggar Seewald’s position on Counting On might get even higher.

Counting On airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.

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Last modified: September 24, 2020