News: Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar To Speak At ATI Conferences

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from Stargasm.com - Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar Slated to Speak at ATI Conferences Despite Sexual Abuse Scandal Apparently ATI's attempt to paper over the allegations of sexual abuse by former leader Bill Gothard is to get the Bates and the Duggars to speak at their conferences. Nonetheless, it’s apparent that many IBLP and ATI followers — including the Duggars — are still committed to the programs. In fact, according to the newly released “2014 Family Conference Guide” for ATI and IBLP followers, Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar are slated to speak at three upcoming national conferences. … [Read more...]

News: Media Starting to Link Duggar Family to Doug Phillips Finally

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The Daily Beast reported this about the link between the Duggars and Doug Phillips of Vision Forum - Sex Scandal Rocks The Duggars' Christian Patriarchy Movement The far-right Christian Patriarchy—brought to American audiences by the Duggar family—is on the verge of collapse after a series of alleged sex scandals involving the movement’s leaders. … [Read more...]

News: Match Made in Heaven

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From Today Moms - 'Match Made in Heaven' Duggar Dad Introduced Daughter to Fiance It's wedding bells for the Duggar family, and daughter Jill has dad to thank. As the clan — the stars of TLC’s hit reality show "19 Kids and Counting” — make courting the theme of the new season, the 22-year-old daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar has just revealed she is engaged — and that her dad introduced the happy couple. … [Read more...]

News: Jill Duggar Courting

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From ABC Good Morning America - '19 Kids & Counting' Star Jill Duggar Is Being Courted By Derick Dillard Another Duggar is being courted. "19 Kids & Counting" star Jill Duggar, 22, is now being courted by Derick Dillard, 25. She is the second of the Duggar daughters to enter into a romantic relationship, as Jessa, 20, has been involved with Ben Seewald since last year. … [Read more...]

News: Duggars Drop Support of Candidate Over Lingerie?

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From The Huffington Post - Jim Bob Duggar Drops Support For Candidate Who Represented Risque Lingerie Shop Jim Bob Duggar, the well-known television patriarch and active Republican, has rescinded his endorsement of an attorney general candidate in Arkansas after it was revealed that the candidate once provided legal representation for a risqué lingerie shop. … [Read more...]

Behind The Mask: Why We Join Patriarchy & Mask Our True Selves

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't Rape Have you ever asked yourself exactly how women get into fundamentalist-patriarchy Christianity and why they stay? What emotional payoff are they getting? What drives the desire to completely immerse oneself into a system that devalues you as a human? Giving up all autonomy for the sake of male rule? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Lessons Learned From The Duggars?

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by Nathaniel Darnell from Persevero News - Three Lessons to Learn from Duggars' New Courtship Jessa Duggar is gone-a-courtin! The fifth oldest of the 20 Duggar children has begun a courtship with a young man named Ben Seewald, reports Yahoo!, and it appears the courtship will feature prominently in the family’s TV show 19 Kids and Counting. It’s a good thing the Duggars don’t seem to mind living in a house of glass because no doubt they are going to be getting a lot scrutiny as they look to give their first daughter away in marriage. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Think About Sex EVER If You Are Unmarried?

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by India Irving with quotes from Jessa, Jinger, Jill and Jana Duggar posted at Hollywood Life - '19 Kids & Counting' Girls 'Avoid Men' & 'Censor Thoughts' To Stay Virgins However, until they are married, they aren’t even supposed to THINK about anything associated with baby making! “It’s easy to put yourself into physical and moral danger and give into those emotions or sensual thoughts that promise pleasant, but only temporary, fulfillment,” the girls explain in their tell-all book Growing Up Duggar. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: How Godly Is Your Name?

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From The Christian Post: Advice on Godly names from Jim Bob Duggar and Alan Robertson (Duck Dynasty) - How Godly Is Your Name "The Bible and God give a lot of significance to names, especially in the Old Testament days," Alan Robertson told The Christian Post in a statement on Friday. Robertson explained that "names could signify life change – like Jacob (Deceiver) to Israel (Struggles with God) and also described attitudes and character." … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Questions, Questions

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From TV Watch: Michelle Duggar speaking of her teenaged bulimia and dating Jim Bob Duggar to promote the new book and a new season of "19 Kids and Counting". This is a slightly different Quoting Quiverfull: While I think it's admirable that Michelle Duggar has both beaten bulimia and been open and honest about her struggle I have to ask our readers if a) a teenaged boyfriend is really an ideal accountability partner for a serious condition and b) why all the dating that led to a successful marriage yet they only approve courtship for their children? … [Read more...]