Disgraced Duggar family matriarch Michelle Duggar has some awful advice for newlywed women: Be “joyfully available” to your husband’s sexual needs at all times, whether you feel like it or not.
Michelle Duggar, 49, took to the family blog last week to share three pieces of marriage advice, and her first suggestion was all about catering to what she calls a man’s “special need.”
Duggar, recounting advice she received as a newlywed, writes:
… I know you’re so excited. You’re a bride-to-be, but … You’ve got to remember this … you are the only one who can meet that special need that he has in his life for intimacy. You’re it. You’re the only one. So don’t forget that, that he needs you. So when you are exhausted at the end of the day, maybe from dealing with little ones, and you fall into bed so exhausted at night, don’t forget about him because you and he are the only ones who can have that time together. No one else in the world can meet that need.
And so be available, and not just available, but be joyfully available for him. Smile and be willing to say, ‘Yes, sweetie I am here for you,’ no matter what, even though you may be exhausted and big pregnant and you may not feel like he feels.
Duggar’s advice sounds like sexual slavery. Apparently for Duggar a marriage is not about mutual respect, and not about real love. Instead, according to Duggar, marriage for a woman is reduced to a joyless and dutiful sexual submission in a vain and deleterious effort to please Jesus.
Duggar has become a tragic figure of late. TLC cancelled “19 Kids and Counting” last July after it was revealed that Josh Duggar, the oldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, sexually assaulted four of his underage sisters plus an additional underage female victim.
Compounding and contributing to the crime, a “conspiracy to “forgive and forget” forged by the Duggar parents and church leaders allowed Josh Duggar to escape criminal prosecution for sexually assaulting his underage victims.
The disgraced Josh Duggar now admits to what police reports confirm: the oldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar forcibly fondled and sexually assaulted at least five underage girls, including four of his sisters, on multiple occasions, over the span of several years, while he was a teenager.
Earlier this year, while speaking with Megyn Kelly on Fox News, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar denied their son Josh was a pedophile and blamed the media for targeting the family in an anti-Christian conspiracy.
Bottom line: Michelle Duggar’s advice to newlywed women is horrible advice for anyone interested in living a healthy and sexually fulfilling life. In addition, the twisted and sadistic advice also reveals something very sad and tragic about Michelle Duggar’s life under Christian patriarchy.