News: Jessa Duggar’s Scavenger Hunt Proposal (in Other Words: Perfect For Television Show)

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According to the website The Stir Jessa Duggar's intended Ben Seewald set up a 'special' proposal day, filmed for inclusion in this season's TLC show "19 Kids & Counting". Does this not smack of ratings desperation to anyone else?The Stir - Jessa Duggar Had to Say 'Yes' After Ben Seewald's Elaborate ProposalThe day of the actual proposal began with a plane ride piloted by Jessa's brother John-David Duggar, from their hometown of Springdale, Arkansas, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. JingerDuggar accompanied Jessa as a chaperone, because of course. According to the family's blog:Throughout the day, Jessa had to get a hole-in-one at a miniature golf course, collect a dozen roses fr … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: How Do You ‘Court’ Without a Father to Chose For You?

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by Mrs. Anna T as posted at Ladies Against Feminism and from her own blog Domestic Felicity - Courtship for the fatherless generation: how to get on the right track?Interesting thoughts on how to conduct courtship or if you even qualify to court if you have no father and you have a past. … [Read more...]

News: Jessa Duggar Officially Engaged

Apparently Ben Seewald (he of the anti-Catholic rant and posing with assault rifles) popped the question last night to Jessa Duggar, just in time for the new season of the Duggar family's television show "19 Kids & Counting" How very convenient for them and their publicity machine. This is according to the E! Entertainment News website.Wonder if they'll ever find a beau for eldest daughter Jana? Feeling bad for her now that two younger sisters are escaping/escaped the nest.Another Duggar daughter is off the market. Jessa Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids & Counting got engaged to Ben Seewald Thursday night, TLC is confirming.Jim Bob Duggar had this to say: … [Read more...]

Premarital Sex and Marital Problems

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismI’ve written a lot about my parents decision to have us children court rather than date. From time to time I’ve seen readers express confusion as to why parents would reject for their children a process that worked for them. The truth is that my parents turned to courtship for my siblings and I because they believed that dating hadn’tworked for them.I recently mentioned that I was conceived before my parents married. In other words, when my parents taught my siblings and I abstinence before marriage, they were teaching us something they had not themselves practiced. Reader Angela saw this as hypocritical: … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The Priest Part 2

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideIn this installment, Debi struggles to create 'down sides' for the Steady/Priestly Man.  She manages to find one problem that might cause actual problems and makes-up three others that are really tame compared to the hell of being married to a Prophet or a King.Oh, but Debi does figure out how to rag on women. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: A Girl’s ‘List’?

featuring Debi Pearl talking about her book Preparing To Be A Help MeetQUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Dangers of Being Alone With a Guy?

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by the Duggar daughters in their book "Growing Up Duggar" - Par 127-128 Here are some cautions to think about before putting yourself in a situation where you are alone with a guy.First, if a guy cannot control himself with you before he is married, how are you going to trust him about other women after you marry him? … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The Prophet: Part 5

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAh....The last section on the Prophet begins.  Debi, prophetically, informs us of how in-laws will destroy your marriage. "Having the blessing and guidance of parents is priceless for many reasons." The fact that Debi home-schooled her children terrifies me.  With the topic sentence above, a reader would expect to the author to explain why the blessing and guidance of parents is useful.There is NOTHING in this chapter that supports that sentence.  ZIP. ZERO. NADA. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Wedding Fetish?

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It seems that Jill Duggar's recent marriage to Derick Dillard is making Michelle Duggar wax poetic about her own wedding to Jim Bob. Does it strike anyone else that reenacting your wedding every year is a little 'odd'? It seems to be normal in the Evangelical Fundamentalist Quiverfull world to turn daily life, babies, cooking, keeping house, etc, etc, into a fetish-like thing.From US magazine  - Michelle Duggar Reminisces about her simple wedding to Jim Bob Duggar "As our children were growing up, we would listen to our wedding cassette again every year on our anniversary," she wrote. "We would reenact the ceremony, show them how we walked down the aisle, and tell them the stories about … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The Prophet Part 4b

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideI'm gonna keep slogging through this chapter."He will easily pick up and relocated without any idea of what he is going to do for a living at the new location."That ended really well for the Pearls. … [Read more...]


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