Duck Dynasty: Jase Robertson talks Christian faith in new book, 'I'm not ashamed of my faith, I love the Lord'
"Duck Dynasty" castmember Jason Silas "Jase" Robertson details his love for the Lord in a new book, "Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl," released May 6.
The second oldest son of Phil Robertson discussed forgiving his father, abstaining from sex, and other decisions he made to be closer to God.
Although the Robertson clan is tight-knit, Jase said that he did not always feel close to his father.
"My Dad was not a pleasant person when I was a small kid," he told Fox News. However, after Phil dedicated his life to Christ, and Jase noticed the change in his father.
"I realize that people make mistakes," he said. "I've made my share of them. Forgiveness is contagious especially when it comes to Christ. That's just what I decided to do."
In fact, the family patriarch baptized his son when he was 14 years old.
"It was just a cool moment for us to share," Jase recalled. "I was ultimately putting my faith in Jesus Christ but just having that moment with my Dad was awesome."
In high school, Jase found it easy to avoid drugs and alcohol, but called abstinence from sex "the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my entire life." His wife, Missy, was the first girl to understand his choice.
"She really loved the idea that she felt secure with me, like I had a direction I was taking," he said in a Fox News interview.
After high school, he graduated from Bible college, and worked in ministry part-time. He and Missy decided that although they enjoyed ministering, they needed to spend more time together.
"I'm not ashamed of my faith, I love the Lord. I want to help people," Jase stated.
"It was stressful so we kind of stopped and said, 'Whatever we do we're going to do it together.' It was really a great life-changing moment."
The couple faced another challenge when their youngest child, Mia, was born with a cleft lip and palate.
"She's never really fixed, she's just managed," he said. "It's a difficult process, it really is. There's a lot of suffering, lot of head gear she has to wear, so we really never get too up or down."
Confronted with obstacles, the family relies on their Christian faith as a source of strength.
"In the end we have our faith in Christ and we believe one day we will all be imperishable. So we get over the struggles of living on a planet where we're perishable and we suffer and experience pain," Jase said.
The new season of "Duck Dynasty" will air June 11 at 10 p.m. ET on A&E.