Jinger Duggar Celebrates Sister Jessa and Brother-In-Law Ben After Birth of Their Daughter, Fern
By Movieguide® Staff
Jinger Duggar Vuolo shared her excitement for her older sister Jessa Duggar Seewald and the birth of Jessa’s daughter Fern Elliana.
According to PEOPLE, Jinger posted an Instagram story on social media of Jessa and her brother-in-law, Ben Seewald.
“My bestie just welcomed a precious little doll baby!” Jinger wrote. “Can’t wait to meet her!”
Jessa and Ben also share sons Spurgeon, 5, Henry, 4, and daughter Ivy, 2. The couple announced their fourth child in their video series, which documents their newest daughter’s birth.
In a follow-up video, Jessa and Ben shared the sex and name of their child.
“Ben and I have been sitting on the [sex] here for forever — months and months — and you’d think we’d have a name by now. But it’s harder than it seems,” Jessa shared. “I feel like the more kids you have, the more you’ve used up, you know, the favorites. And I haven’t even always liked the same names from pregnancy to pregnancy. It’s kind of changed. I look back on my name list from previous pregnancies and I’m just like, they don’t really — none of them are just like, ‘Wow.’ So I kind of start from scratch. And Ben too.”
“[We] think we have a first name, we’re struggling with the middle name, we have about five or six different options, so we’ll see,” she added. “The first two kids were five days old before we settled on a name, which was a long time.”
Jessa is also active on her YouTube channel and is candid about her past struggles in life and faith.
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The mother of three said, “I felt a bit dry in my relationship with the Lord. I didn’t have a drive to be in God’s Word … I wasn’t praying like I should. I could see this goal of where I wanted to be in my relationship with the Lord, and I wasn’t there.”
“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,” Seewald said.
She encouraged believers to talk about the valleys they experience in their faith instead of feeling like they can’t be honest about their hardships.
“If somebody asked if I was depressed, I probably would have said no,” she said. “But I guess you probably could call it a spiritual depression.”
Seewald shared many resources she used and continues to use in her faith journey and hopes others will check them out.
She ended her testimony video with this truth.
“In this life, though, we experience hardships, and yet we keep running after Christ and Christ holds us fast. I hope this is an encouragement to you, and I pray you will rest in Christ and his work of righteousness on your behalf.”