March 12, 2014 08:31 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
During her time on 19 Kids And Counting, Jessa Duggar has transformed into a wonderful young lady. While her courtship with Ben Seewald may be a far cry than the standard dating scene, the reality star holds plenty in common with other young women — including doubts surrounding her physical appearance.
Janna, Jill, Jinger and Jessa Duggar recently released a book all about coming of age under the supervision of two of America’s most controversial parents. In Growing Up Duggar, the sisters explain their thoughts on everything from prayer to courtship. And while most of the feedback on Facebook has focused on the sisters’ rejection of the dating scene, Growing Up Duggar offers plenty of other interesting revelations about daily life with the Duggar family.
In addition to talking about why she’s opted for a chaste courtship with Ben Seewald, Jessa Duggar shares her thoughts on an experience many young women face: struggling with poor body image. She says that, as a teen, her sense of self doubt caused her to withdraw from her friends and family members. “I had friends who were really beautiful, and whenever we were together I compared myself to them and always came up lacking something. I felt so ashamed and awkward that I couldn’t even talk to anyone about my feelings. I felt overwhelmed and stuck in that negative mind-set.”
Jessa was eventually able to overcome these feelings through prayer, although she maintains that opening up has been anything but easy. Given these revelations, Twitter fans are all the more appreciative of Jessa’s willingness to share her thoughts in Growing Up Duggar.
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