The Duggar Family: Jill & Derick Dillard Mission Status & One Slick Real Estate Deal?

Turns out that Jill Duggar Dillard and her husband Derick Dillard are not fully-sanctioned missionaries who have the approval of the Southern Baptist Convention.  They are also not part of the SBC's International Missionary Board either. Not officially part of any legitimate organization, meaning all those angry people who'd initially given to the Dillard Family Ministries have likely paid for a lengthy vacation in Central America for the Dillard family.  At least this is according to The Inquistr - Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Rejected As Missionaries By The Southern Baptist Church … [Read more...]

News: Why The Duggars Needed A Payment Processor

So it turns out that not only do the Duggars have a new money making scheme since their show on TLC was cancelled but they also need someone to do the online payment processing of credit cards. Hence Duggar Processing LLC and Fivestone Group LLC. Turns out that the Duggars are starting to ask for money from anyone watching their videos on YouTube, at least all the Duggar Studios videos which seem to be an endless procession of kids going to the dentist Josiah Duggar stoned out of his gourd on pain meds while Jim Bob drives him home from having his wisdom teeth removed, lip synching to music or doing other every day things. They have also done a promotion of Bill Gothard's Alert Academy. Josh … [Read more...]

News: Josh Duggar Articles and an Apology

Rather than recap a few and keep editing new ones in I'm going to provide a daily round up of articles until TLC does the right thing and cancels "19 Kids & Counting" Right now they've pulled all reruns of the show until June 1st. The first of next month they start airing the show again. No decision on if they will pull the show permanently or just axe Josh from the show and continue on.From TMZ: Josh Duggar on the Chopping BlockDiscussion on if they will continue the show without Josh on it. Apparently TLC is reluctant to let go of their fecundity-laced cash cow even if a crime was committed and they're showing possible victims. Mammon above all. TLC and the Duggars worship the … [Read more...]

News: Josh and Anna Duggar Expecting Number Four

Turns out that Radar Online and I were right in regards to Anna Duggar being enceinte again. They confirmed it yesterday. From US Magazine - Anna Duggar Pregnant: Josh Duggar's Wife Expecting Fourth Child … [Read more...]

Your Weekly Dumb Duggar Stories & Josh’s Thanksgiving Message

by Suzanne Titkemeyer  - Cat Wrangler & NLQ AdminEven though the Cancel '19 Kids & Counting' Petition controversy is still going strong with over 200,000 signatures you can count on one thing. The publicity happy Duggar family will try to pull out all stops to distract the American television viewing public from the fact that they not only hold homophobic views, they act upon them as well. This week's spin is a mixed lot. … [Read more...]

Saturday News Links: June 22, 2013

  Yahoo has an article listing which companies in the US have religion, mostly conservative Christianity, as part of their corporation culture. It's a surprising list - http://finance.yahoo.com/news/big-u-s--companies-you-might-not-know-are-religious-175228053.html?page=1 … [Read more...]

A Love That Multiplies ~ The Duggar's New Book

by HopewellRegular readers of this blog know that I watch TLC's "19 Kids and Counting--" a reality show featuring the family of Jim-B0b and Michelle Duggar. I make some people very happy with my blog posts on this family and get flames from others. Such is life!! So, when I spotted a used copy of their new book so I could "buy used and save the difference," just like the Duggar's recommend, I knew I'd have to review it here!Like everything Duggar there is much to admire here: some good tips about listening to your children, listening to your spouse, spending time as a family, spending time in God's word, gathering together with other believers, living debt free, controlling your anger, … [Read more...]

49 Character Qualities of the Duggars: A Report Card

[Note: The point of this post is not about passing judgment on the Duggar family. The question is, does the lifestyle they endorse actually do what they say it will? Is it the perfect formula for a godly family? Or is what we’re seeing just a set of normal people striving within a very difficult way of living?This post examines the Duggars’ own lives within the paradigm they themselves endorse. Given that we only see what our televisions allow us to-- does what we can see, reflect the image held up to us? And if it does not, how can we be sure about what we can‘t see?No one expects the Duggars to be perfect. But that is not the question. The real question is: are they really showing us t … [Read more...]

Debt-Free Duggars ~ Pt. 1: How Quiverfull Couples Support All Those Kids!

by HopewellThe Duggar Income Stream [minus TLC] Before TLC and their reality TV show offer came on the scene, Jim-Bob and Michelle Duggar were already on their way to financial security—a situation not normally found in homes with no college-educated adult. But, like the people profiled in the book the Millionaire Next Door, Jim-Bob and Michelle have always lived BELOW their means and have always had common sense about purchases. They also share a vision for the type of family life they wanted to lead. While Jim-Bob did hold a job, and a mortgage, at the time they married he soon realized this was not a sensible way to live. His love of buying cars, fixing them up himself, and reselling th … [Read more...]

Quiverfull Daughters: The Making of a Helpmeet

TLC's 19 Kids & Counting: The Duggar Family on How To Prepare For Courtship & Marriageby Hopewell“Helpmeet” is such an odd-sounding word to modern ears! But it resonates well in the lingo of the King James Bible. Girls born to Quiverfull families begin their training for the life’s calling as a Helpmeet [aka wife and homemaker] almost at birth.Girls are born for one and only one reason: to serve a husband. In that capacity, as his helpmeet, she will bear and raise his children, feed as many children as God sends on whatever income he earns, may raise a garden and animals or run a home-based business [with his approval], may home birth and will certainly homeschool all of her ch … [Read more...]


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