Jill and Jessa as Quivering Daughters: Hillary McFarland’s Book is Available Again!

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much Grace The previous post explains the plight of Second Generation Adults of Patriarchy (SGAs) — those who suffer in the confinement of thought and in the circumstances in life created by Christians who sought to help their families.  The SGA describes adults who grew up in a family that followed high demand religion — a process that has profound effects for those who endure it.  Quivering Daughters by Hillary McFarland seeks to help those who have lived a “Duggar-like lifestyle” but found that it worked to destroy that which it was meant to create.  Rather than a nurturing environment of safety and love, many of its daughters and sons wer … [Read more...]

How many lies can you find? Part 2 Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar on Fox

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollidePart oneTo keep things straight, I've made a cheat sheet based off the Duggar Police Report of 2006.March 2002: Josh (14 years) confesses to Jim Bob and Michelle that he's molested Daughters "A" and "D" while they were sleeping (when at least one girl was sleeping on the couch of the living room).  "D" doesn't remember the abuse; "A" woke up at one point and thought in her half-awake state that Josh was stealing her blanket. … [Read more...]

“How To Win Over Depresson” – review – 113 – 136

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons For new readers: this post is part of a regular blog feature, where I read through influential books on Christian living. The beginning of the series covering Tim LaHaye’s How to Win Over Depression is here; you can also read through my series on Helen Andelin’s Fascinating Womanhood, John and Stasi Eldredge’s Captivating, Mark and Grace Driscoll’s Real Marriage, and Rob and Kristin Bell’s Zimzum of Love. ~~~~~~~~~ These two chapters were repetitive, so I’m going to do my best not to rehash things I’ve already commented on. A few things jumped out to me on this reading of “How to Overcome Self-Pity,” especially one thing in … [Read more...]

How many lies can you find? Part one: Duggar Police Report

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAs long as the Duggars were avoiding the media, I didn't want to read through the police report.  I hoped that the Duggars would show some level of humility and compassion for their own daughters and allow them to start healing through access to counseling.  I didn't want to make things worse for the daughters..... Then, JimBo and Miz JimBo decided to take the offensive with "We did the best we could!", "We've heard of this happening before", "The media is EVIL" and the comment that triggered my rage "Yeah, you know.  Parents aren't mandated reporters." … [Read more...]

Is Child Sexual Abuse Rampant in Evangelical Quiverfull Type Christianity?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerI am starting to believe that the situation in the Duggar family is far more widespread than everyone seems to think.  Much of the secular world reacted in horror at first. But now evidence is starting to emerge that seems to indicate this is an epidemic, not a isolated incident. Exactly how many connected to the Duggar family will be exposed as having sexually abused a child?Yesterday it was announced that Mike Huckabee's co-writer on two of his books, John Perry, has been accused of child sexual abuse in two separate law suits. Perry's ex wife has alleged that Perry admitted to the molestation in her divorce legal filing.This begs the question of why? Why … [Read more...]

Updated: New DHS Investigation of the Duggars: Jim Bob & Michelle Refuse to Cooperate

It's a Wednesday morning and you know what that means? More scandal gossip about the Duggars from In Touch Weekly. The editor of In Touch hinted that they have quite a lot of information on TLC's "19 Kids & Counting" Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar that they haven't released yet in an interview he gave late last week. … [Read more...]

The Moments My Heart Stopped: Jill and Jessa’s Interviews

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideJill and Jessa's interview with Megyn Kelly terrified me.The talking points were creepy as hell - and nearly identical to the Duggar parents talking points.Being molested isn't so bad because we didn't even know what happened until our parents told us! We found out about the molestation about 30 seconds before Josh left for Little Rock. Our parents are awesome!What scared me more were some of the outright lies that Jill and Jessa have internalized: … [Read more...]

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The Duggars Are Rape Apologists

by Joe Sands cross posted from his blog Incongruous CircumspectionDuring the Fox News interview on June 3rd, JimBob and Michelle Duggar came up with the following conclusions, which I shall paraphrase for them: … [Read more...]


by Nora Woodhouse cross posted from her blog A Heart Like MineI think I can honestly say- especially since I was raised Evangelical Christian, my anger, maybe even seething rage at the current and past behavior of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar does not have to do with the fact that they are Christian. I can respect that they have and value a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. What I cannot respect is that they are not behaving in a truly Christ like manner. And I want to specify behavior because this isn't just parenting mistakes or something that can be blamed on not being perfect- but by the grace of God go they. It's a behavior and not a mistake when it is a constant or recurring … [Read more...]

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News: Letter With Josh Duggar’s Molestation Details Being Shopped Around

Starting to see news of this at a lot of different sites. First one to pop up on this story was Radar Online.Remember the mysterious letter that was written by someone who knew all the details of Josh Duggar's molestation of girls? The letter that ended up in a book before the book was lent out and the person that borrowed the book faxing the Oprah show with details in order to stop the Duggars from appearing on The Oprah Show back in 2006? … [Read more...]