‘Counting On’: Jill Duggar Didn’t Go Against Bible Verse

Counting On fans know religion is a big part of Jill Duggar and her family so when Jill Duggar recently shared a photo online, fans had questions.  A viewer asked if Jill’s piercing, which was visible in the picture, goes against the Bible. Jill Duggar was quick to answer that question with a “No.”

Counting On: Bible Interpretation

The Bible verse the fan most likely had in mind was from Leviticus 19:28, which reads:

“Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print or tattoo any marks upon you: I am the Lord.”

According to Celebrity Insider, this “appears to be one Bible verse that the Counting On stars have a rather ‘liberal’ interpretation of.”

Many others interpret this verse to mean tattoos and piercings are not allowed, but Jill doesn’t think so. Jill Duggar doesn’t consider piercings against her religion. She is not alone with this thought among her Duggar siblings.

Jill Duggar Nose Piercing

Jill is no longer starring in the show Counting On with her sisters. But she gets quite a bit of attention just the same. Her Instagram page is a popular destination for keeping up with Jill’s activities. Her recent picture on Instagram is what started the Bible debate.

She recently posted a photo online where she’s locking lips with her husband, Derrick Dillard. This was the picture that caused a Counting On fan to zero in on Jill’s nose piercing asking her if it goes against her religion. Jill Duggar gave that one-word answer of “No.”

Counting On: Viewers Remember the Rules

While Jill’s nose piercing was done back in November, a fan spotted it recently and started a conversation online. Jill is just one of the Duggar sisters who sport piercings. Jinger and Jessa Duggar have their ears pierced as well as Jana Duggar.

The little Duggars also sport pierced ears, like Jordyn Duggar. She had her ears pierced when she turned six. Josh and Anna’s daughter, Mackynzie, also sports pierced ears and she’s only eight. So far none of the Duggar offspring have tattoos, according to the reports.


Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar set forth conservative rules for their children. The family has made headlines in the past for these archaic sounding rules.

Most kids today would rebel against some of these rules. No kissing or physical intimacy before marriage was one rule that gained a lot of attention in today’s world.

Floor-Length Skirts So Yesteryear for Duggar Women

The Duggar women are expected to dress for modesty. When they first appeared on the TV scene, floor-length skirts were their mode of dress.

As the Duggar girls grew into women they slowly bent the rules that their father Jim Bob Duggar strictly enforced. Many of the reports called it “rebellion.”

Dancing, social media, and modern music were also taboo for the family. The Duggar children have grown and some are starting families of their own. This new generation is more relaxed when it comes to strict rules of yesteryear.

Counting On – Outrage Over Pants

Back in January, on Counting On, the Duggar sisters Jill, Jinger and Jessa caused outrage for wearing pants. The parishioners at the fundamentalist church that the family belongs to were the source of that outrage, according to articles from back then.

The kids are considered the property of the Duggar patriarch until they are married. They are expected to follow all the rules and policies he puts in place until those wedding vows are spoken.

Rebel… Really?

Some reports still suggest pants and piercings are a way for the Duggar kids to rebel. But the Duggar family adult children are more than likely just enjoying a more relaxed way of life.

It could be they just want to do things a bit differently than they did while growing up. After all, most would agree that pierced ears are far from risque. Even a nose piercing is part of a modern-day trend among people from all walks of life.

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