Jill Duggar is apparently full of surprises.
The 28-year old is part of what many consider to be the most famously conservative family around...
... and yet she has taken to her blog in order to offer a number of tips for women on how to maintain a healthy and happy marriage.
The piece of advice garnering the most attention right now? For a very understandable reason?
Duggar encouraging women to sleep with their husband often. Like, very often. Like, a majority of nights in a seven-day week.
Is she saying this because she has a strong sex drive? Or because she thinks this is what men want and it's the role of women to be subservient at all times?
Scroll down to read a lot from Jill and then arrive at a decision on your own...
More Than Sex: How To Love Your Husband
This is the title of the blog entry penned by Jill that has taken the Internet by surprising storm.
So in Love!
"Five years ago this month, I married the man of my dreams, Derick Michael Dillard," explained Jill early in this entry. "Some of you may have watched our love story unfold on TV…if you want to read our love story you can click here. Anyways, like most couples when they get married, we were head over heels for each other…and now, nearly five years later, I can happily say that we are still very much in love. "
Newlywed Phase, Schmewlywed Phase
Jill bristles at the notion that couples should ever be in a "newlywed phase." She thinks there are ways to ensure husbands and wives are ALWAYS happy and content in their marriage, which is why she has written this piece.
Words of Warning
"I don’t claim to know everything about marriage, or to be presenting some solve-all advice, and I’m only really speaking to wives here, but I hope you find some of these tips to be encouraging!" Jill wrote before delving into all her tips. Are you ready? Let's go!
Have Sex Often!
"You both need this time together regularly (3-4 times a week is a good start. lol). And when you may not be able to actually have intercourse for a period of time or for health issues, find other ways to have fun and be intimate. Let your spouse know that you’re aways available. Guard against fulfilling sexual desires alone. Be open with your spouse about your desires and change things up to keep it exciting! (Philippians 2:3-4; 1 Corinthians 7:5) If you’re struggling with sex with your spouse, GET HELP! See a doctor and/or licensed counselor and don’t be afraid to get second opinions!"
Be Open About Everything
"Past, present and future! You need to be able to trust each other with the easy and the hard! Secrets are seeds for destruction! (1 Corinthians 10:13) Sometimes there may be seasons of difficulty or you may have to rebuild broken trust. Ask God to help you and get outside help if needed. We aren’t meant to live life in isolation! We need support and community! (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Galatians 6:2)"