Duggar Family Round Up: Zika, Babies and Robbery

There's been a lot of news happening on TLC's Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar family, but rather than post a lot of small pieces I decided to just do one long post instead. Get it over with, just like when you might have to take a whopping dose of castor oil when you were a kid. Lots of little sips will gag you, better to swallow a heaping tablespoon full at once.So what's happening in America's First Family of Quiverfull? … [Read more...]

Examining ATI Wisdom Booklets – Music

Found this on Facebook in a group discussing how much control Bill Gothard and his Institute of Basic Life Principles exerted over his followers. It's a page from one of the Wisdom Booklets that NLQ blogger Mel has yet to cover - why all Christian music that is not an old hymn is a sin. I guess Gothard doesn't realize that most of the hymns from the 1700 and 1800s were new lyrics coupled with the melodies of drinking songs and tunes played in the taverns of the time. … [Read more...]

Anna Duggar Divorcing Josh Duggar and Assorted Duggar Media Coverage

Next week we'll return to our review of Lori Alexander's book 'The Power of the Transformed Wife' I've been out of the country with spotty internet and I flew back in yesterday to see a pile of tabloid stories on the magazines at the airport involving the Duggar family.In Touch is claiming that Anna Duggar is on the verge of divorcing spouse Josh. It seems that the man whose photographs Josh used on both the Ashley Madison and OkCupid, Matthew McCarty, is suing Josh. The case is going to court on February 27. According to the usual bunch of 'unnamed Duggar insiders' Anna has spoken to a divorce attorney and is planning on filing for divorce soon because the lawsuit is the final straw in … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Forgiving Josh Duggar?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - My Letter to Anna DuggarEditor's note: Considering the earlier Quoting Quiverfull cited one of Lori's younger readers being convicted of not being submissive enough by this open letter to poor cheated upon Anna Duggar, beleaguered wife of Josh Duggar, I thought we needed to take another look at what Lori said. It's the usual submit harder and he will change message, the most toxic idea in subsets of Evangelicalism. … [Read more...]

7 Ways the Kardashian Family and the Duggar Family Are the Same

by Suzanne TitkemeyerIt seems these days you can hardly pick up a magazine or turn on the television and you will be deluged with information about either one of two reality famous families, the Kardashians and the Duggars. Even in places you would not expect to see one of them, like Vanity Fair … [Read more...]

News: Jill Duggar Dillard Officially Pregnant

All the speculation and rumors of this past week were officially confirmed this morning - Jill Duggar Dillard is pregnant with her and husband Derick's second child.  Due in July. “We are so excited to be expecting Dillard baby #2!” Jill and Derick tell PEOPLE exclusively. “Children really are a wonderful blessing from God. Having Israel has been such a delight to us that we know a second sweet baby will only continue to add joy to our family. We are thankful to God for this sweet child and we cannot wait to see her or him face to face!” … [Read more...]

Rumors: Jill Duggar Dillard Pregnancy?

The last couple of days many of the usual gossip sites online have been filled with speculation that El Salvadorian missionary couple Derick and Jill Dillard are having a second baby. Apparently since shortly before Thanksgiving every photo of Jill going up on the official family social media accounts shows Jill wearing a looser shirt. Fans are insisting that she is expecting again and the announcement is being saved for season three of the Duggar television show 'Counting On'. … [Read more...]

News: TLC’s Sexual Predator Problem – Toby Willis and Josh Duggar

There's been news this week on reality television star Toby Willis and his upcoming trial. He is being held without bond in Tennessee on charges of raping a child of 12 years old or under. His family once had a television show on TLC titled 'The Willis Family". … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: All Worldly Entertainment Seeks to Seduce You Away From God?

by Kristen Clark from Girl Defined - Resisting the Seduction of Beautifully Packaged LiesEditor's note: Interesting that she only mentions music coming out of Nashville. But this idea that culture is corrupt is an old one, and applies even if you are not religious at all. There are always going to be songs, movies, styles of dress that you don't agree with. The difference is that most of us who aren't stuck in fundytown just skip over and do not indulge in things that offend us. Evangelicals turn it into a witchhunt/crusade. Mature people do not do that. … [Read more...]

Joy Anna Duggar Courtship – Pimp Your Daughter

Yesterday it was announced that the youngest of the four Duggar daughters molested by their brother Josh was now officially in a courtship. This comes right on the heels of Jinger Duggar's very public wedding to former professional soccer player turned youth pastor Jeremy Vuolo. Suspicious timing, it looks very much like the Duggars purposely only announced this to pimp out their TLC television show 'Counting On'. The show needs to be renamed 'Pimping Our Daughters'. … [Read more...]