Jill Duggar’s fifth wedding anniversary to husband Derick Dillard is coming up later this month, but she says they’re still “very much in love.”
On June 3, the mother of two opened up about how they keep the magic of marriage alive in a blog post titled, “More Than Sex: How To Love Your Husband.”
In the post, Jill detailed her opinion on intimacy in marriage, writing that she recommends married couples “have sex often!”
The “Counting On” star wrote:
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.
She also advised fans to let their spouse know they’re “[always] available” for sex. Jill continued:
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)
The reality star added that couples having issues with intimacy should work to solve them with a professional. Jill wrote:
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!
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Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes and thanks to @derickdillard @cldilla and @sierrajodominguez for everything!! . Sierra watched our kiddos while Derick and I went on a little hike/lunch date earlier to Lincoln Lake…and she made us some delicious chocolate covered strawberries!! …idk how she does it!! . When we got home, Derick had planned with “Mima” (my MIL) & she had dinner and cake waiting for us! . Such a sweet, fun, lovely day! ?❤️?
Jill recommended that wives shower before their husbands get home if possible and put on fragrant lotion to “him know you’re up for fun whenever he is.”
She added that buying new lingerie is a perfect surprise for special occasions.
Her blog post also gave advice about praying, being a good listener, and setting aside time for each other.
Some of the 28-year-old’s words are similar to advice that her mother, Michelle Duggar, has publicly given in the past.
In 2015, Michelle was slammed for stating that wives should always be available for their husbands when it comes to sex. She said:
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.
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