19 Kids and Behaving Badly? The Duggar Family

19 Kids and Behaving Badly? The Duggar Family September 18, 2020

This just popped up for me on Reddit. It’s a Redditor who is having what looks like a dispute with Duggar family members.

I cannot say I am surprised. Through the years a picture has emerged from locals who deal with the Duggars of a family like a lot of Quiverfull families. Relentlessly grabbing for freebies and discounts, behaving with an arrogant better than you attitude in all transactions, thinking the world owes them because they are Christians. I’ve heard story after story, which I’ve not shared on NLQ of all sorts of bad behavior, from a local restaurant having to change their ‘Kids eat free’ policy, to other businesses impacted by the relentless grift.

It’s a bit different from all those ‘unnamed Duggar insiders’ who sell stories and information to the tabloids. It’s more like the day to day regular folks that rub up against the family when they aren’t performing for the cameras like trained ponies. It’s the day to day, gut level living that reveals who you really are.

Back around Christmas time I had an interesting discussion with a group of young people who identify as atheist, and they said you could tell all you needed to know about someone’s morals by the simple grocery cart test. Do they put their cart away, or just abandon it where it will impede others? I am guessing the Duggars leave their carts scattered around.

Last week I did a live stream with a nice lady named LilRedY’all on YouTube about the Duggars. She had a guest on that lived in Springdale, who came on just to say that everyone in their town just absolutely loved the Duggars. Because of the huge wave of people from the area who’ve reached out to me through the years I knew that was a falsehood. It’s people involved with their church that feel like that, and it came out the lady had a father who, surprise surprise, went to church with the Duggars.

I didn’t fight with the lady, or contradict her other than to say I knew about five people involved in social work and the like locally who said otherwise. One thing I have learned is it does no good to openly fight with a koolaid drinker. If someone is so entrenched and rigid in their thinking no amount of evidence is going to allow them to admit they are wrong, or you are right. We all know in the QF world there is no room ever for nuances. It’s all black and white thinking.

If anything the pile of offensive actions done by eldest son Josh Duggar should be warning enough for anyone that these people are not what they pretend to be. It’s all surface and image.


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About Suzanne Titkemeyer
Suzanne Titkemeyer went from a childhood in Louisiana to a life lived in the shadow of Washington D.C. For many years she worked in the field of social work, from national licensure to working hands on in a children's residential treatment center. Suzanne has been involved with helping the plights of women and children' in religious bondage. She is a ordained Stephen's Minister with many years of counseling experience. Now she's retired to be a full time beach bum in Tamarindo, Costa Rica with the monkeys and iguanas. She is also a thalassophile. She also left behind years in a Quiverfull church and loves to chronicle the worst abuses of that particular theology. She has been happily married to her best friend for the last 34 years You can read more about the author here.
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