Jessa Duggar has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the most quiet, unassuming members of her family.
As one scandal after another engulfed her loved ones in recent years, Jessa has mostly steered clear of the controversies.
And for most of that time, she also managed to remain on decent terms with her ultra-conservative parents.
As Jill Duggar cut ties with her parents, and Amy Duggar spoke out against the culture of abuse that her uncle has fostered for so long, Jessa continued to play the part of the dutiful daughter.
But now fans suspect that Jessa’s relationship with her parents may have hit a rough patch.
In fact, some fans believe that Jessa has become the latest Duggar child to cut off contact with her folks.
And remarkably, the rift that allegedly drove the two parties apart has nothing to do with the Josh Duggar child pornography scandal.
Instead, it has to do with the Jinger Duggar’s forthcoming memoir, which is set for release in January.
Yes, Jinger is about to make her literary debut with a book entitled Becoming Free Indeed.
The title refers to the so-called Free Jinger movement that exploded on social media during Jinger’s teen years.
Insiders say Jinger’s parents are worried about the book, as they’re concerned about possible damage to their reputation.
And apparently, those fears have not been assuaged by the news that the book will focus on Jinger’s religious beliefs and not the recent controversies surrounding her family.
At one point in the book, Jinger opens up about realizing that she no longer believed in some of the teachings she had grown up with.
“I realized that some of what I had been taught was hurtful and untrue,” Jinger writes.
“I knew I needed to speak publicly about this because I promoted teachings that I now believe are damaging.”
Then Jinger throws fans a curveball by revealing that it was Jessa’s husband, Ben Seewald, who helped her to arrive at her new belief system.
“I noticed his church read the Bible in its entirety and preached scripture that way,” Jinger said of the mentoring that she received from her brother-in-law.
“I feel like now I’m in a much better place. I see God as amazing.”
Yes, Ben grew up in a spiritual tradition that differs from the Duggars’ in a number of important ways.
So what does all of this have to do with Jessa’s relationship with her parents?
Well, fans have noticed that Jessa appears to have distanced herself from her parents in recent years.
At first, it was widely believed that Jessa had angered her parents by siding with Jill, but now, a new theory has emerged:
Many suspect that Jim Bob and Michelle were willing to turn a blind eye to the Seewalds’ beliefs as long as the theological rift was kept private.
But now, Jinger is about to expose the latest conflict among the Duggars, and Jim Bob believes it’s all Ben and Jessa’s fault.
It’s just the latest in a long, long line of bizarre controversies involving TV’s most effed-up family of fundies!