The Duggars: Is Jim Bob Duggar the Quiverfull Puppet Master Arranging Weddings and Beddings?

Turns out that Joy Duggar's wedding happened this week with the almost secrecy of a military maneuver.  I'm guessing Jim Bob is trying his mightiest to make sure that all that family action is kept exclusively for the cameras of their TLC television show: Counting On. Must keep viewer eyeballs on the screen so they can keep raking in enough money to keep that enormous household functioning. Is Jim Bob manipulating his children to make this happen?What is the surprise is that 22 year old Joseph Duggar proposed at the wedding to his girlfriend Kendra Caldwell. People magazine, the almost official mouth piece of the Duggar family, shouted out that news the same day!The fact that this … [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...]

News: Possible ‘Tell All’ Book Being Shopped About The Duggar Family?

This week's In Touch Weekly print edition has several more articles about the Duggars that aren't on their website. Earlier in the week we posted about Jill Duggar Dillard's midwife trainer being embroiled in a possible lawsuit over a botched delivery from the In Touch website. But two other stories in the print version are not up on the website. … [Read more...]

4 Ultra Conservative Christian Patriarchs Who Make Jim Bob Duggar Seem Like a Champion of Women’s Rights

by Vyckie Garrison NLQ Founder as originally published in Raw Story Mega-family patriarch, Jim Bob Duggar recently re-posted a whimsical note of advice to Christian fathers who wish to be spiritual leaders in their homes: Start protecting your family by removing books, magazines, television, or internet that have worldly or sensual content. Replace them with good things like wholesome music, biographies of great Christians, good old-fashioned family fun and games. … [Read more...]

Jim Bob Duggar Offers Anna a House to Stay With Cheating Husband Josh

It's floating around in the online tabloids late last night and this morning that Jim Bob Duggar has offered Anna Duggar a $345,000 house on the condition she stays married to his son Josh. This would be the same home that was purchased for the midwife to live in and that Jill and Derick Dillard stayed in during their recent visit. Of course, this is all according to unnamed Duggar 'insiders' so there's no real evidence this is true.What is true is the fact that Anna and children are back in Arkansas living with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and assorted Duggar children. Since she's back home again and not living with her parents in Florida it seems to indicate Anna will not be divorcing … [Read more...]

News: Jim Bob Duggar Pals Around With Christian Convict

by Suzanne TitkemeyerNews that came out yesterday with an accompanying photograph to prove it's more than a rumor is that Jim Bob Duggar went to Mississippi to be there when tax evading scofflaw Kent Hovind was released from prison. I guess since Mississippi is such a hop, skip and a jump from Arkansas when you own a plane.Remember Hovind? He's a big proponent of Young Earth Creationism and started the Dinosaur Adventure Land  in Pensacola, Florida. He pushes the idea that the earth is only maybe six thousand years old instead of the at least fifty thousand years that carbon dating has proven and millions of years old  other scientific methods have proven. That's not the only thing h … [Read more...]

Why Michelle Duggar Is Wrong About Jim Bob Duggar’s Parenting Skills

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeYesterday being Father's Day it wasn't too surprising to see that Michelle Duggar had written and posted something on the subject of fatherhood. She gave five reasons she thought Jim Bob was a virtuous paragon of fatherhood. What is surprising is how untrue many of these are. … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Ability To Have Sex Somehow Important In Patriarchy Christianity

This comment came from a page discussing the Duggar family and it's an interesting take on the behavior of Jim Bob Duggar and other men in the Christian Patriarchy Movement. Discuss. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Riding a Bike?

QUOTING 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 … [Read more...]

Ignorance, Stupid Error, and Willful Intent: Vision Forum is still guilty of objectifying women and children

Vision Forum Ministries (the not-for-profit arm of Vision Forum) capitalizes upon connotation and summarizes their family and Pro-Life oriented Mission Statement by describing themselves as Christians who follow patriarchy as well as their created concept of “multigenerational faithfulness.”Trusting people often fail to recognize the darker doctrines beneath the pleasant pictures connoted including "Protestant Exclusivism," their own version of Darwinian social engineering, and their view which defines daughters as a "dynamic means" for a man to "extend his influence into other covenantal family units."  The group's claims of an uncompromising Pro-Life status also beguile and mislead trus … [Read more...]