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  1. cmr2014

    Josiah and Lauren: He Has To Marry Somebody

    Anna will have Mahree, JD and Abbie will have Mary, Joe and Kendra will have Mary Jo, Josiah and Lauren will have Mayriee (with a ❤️ over the i).
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    Aside from the births, Derick has his own room in DA. I think they've slept apart plenty.
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    Joy and Austin: This One Time At Family Camp

    I have to give her credit for this. Jill and Jessa seem incapable of picking up before taking pictures or videos of their homes. Even if Joy is an enormous pig, she picked up before she showed her home to the world.
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    If Derick wrote this, I'll . . . -- well, I don't believe that he did: Regularly discuss ways you can help each other feel more secure in your relationship and then do it! For example, it is really important to both of us that we have some kind of internet filtering service on our phones and laptops, so we decided to pay for a monthly Covenant Eyes filtering subscription and also limit some accessibility on our devices to help us be accountable to each other. We also share our social media passwords with each other. Another thing we purpose to do is to never be alone in the same room with someone of the opposite gender. Sometimes this is hard and requires more intentionality. For example, if I have a private meeting with a female, I may choose to leave the door open, or if Jill needs a repairman to come work on something at the house when I’m gone then she might invite a friend over while he’s there. We realize though that safeguards alone aren’t enough…it is more about the heart and commitment to purity, but they may be helpful in reducing the prevalence of some situations, or even just the appearance of evil. This is just another example of their insufferable need to "teach" their followers about all sorts of things they know nothing about. It looks to me like Jill and Derick are much happier now than they were a couple of years ago -- which is great, but "we've hat two good years out of five, so listen to us" doesn't really resonate with me. If they were to post something like "we had some problems early on in our marriage and these are some of the things we did that have helped us to reconnect." That might be human and relatable. Instead, we have two people who seem to be "getting along a little bit better" giving marriage advice. Just insufferable.
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    Josiah and Lauren: He Has To Marry Somebody

    It just occurred to me that we think of Lauren in the context of the Duggars, but that's probably nor how she sees herself. She has her own weird fundie family, and she may not care that all kinds of Duggars are having daughters at the same time because she is the only one in HER FAMILY that is having a baby at that time. She's the eldest daughter in a large fundie family, isn't she? It's possible that she's as starved for attention and affection as any Duggar. It could be that some of her insufferable self-absorption is simply her basking in getting ANY attention at all. Maybe she's just that awful, but maybe she is as broken as any of the Duggars (or maybe she's both?).
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    I don't think that's how Jill sees it. I think she sees herself essentially offering a public service announcement for Gothardism. One of their BIG things is that sex within marriage is great. There is nothing wrong with married people flaunting their sexy fun times to encourage young people to marry -- think JB and J'chelle dry humping on the mini-putt course. Remember, too, that only people who are actively courting should have social media at all. By the transitive property of Jill, all of her followers must be courting or engaged and will be enticed across the finish line by the promises of scented lotion and naked pillow fights. And, most importantly, I don't think Jill is very bright. I think she's working "hard" at becoming an influencer, but doesn't have the slightest idea how to go about it, or the slightest bit of curiosity to learn how to do a better job.
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    Joy and Austin: This One Time At Family Camp

    I hope that's true. My first thought was that they were building a house on the TTH property.
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    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    Exactly. What is he doing with all his time sitting in his study with all of his books?
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    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    They are all Baptists. None of them would marry outside of their denomination. There is no way a Duggar would marry a Methodist any more than they would marry a Muslim or a Unitarian.
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    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    I think it's part of their theology. They are "Christians" meaning "the right sort of Christian" whereas there are millions of other people who call themselves Christian are not. All those Catholics and Lutherans and Methodists are simply heathens while they are Christians.
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    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    There are red flags all over this guy's post. I hope that this girl runs far far away before any wedding. All that "support" for her career is going to dry up 20 seconds after "I do." I could be completely wrong, I don't know these people at all -- I didn't even see them on American Idol. Still, if I had a daughter and she showed this to me and told me how Cade "worshipped" his girlfriend, I'd point her immediately to the endless narrative accounts of women whose boyfriends were so over-the-top "in love" with them before they were married and turned abusive before the ink was dry on the marriage license.
  12. I'm watching Master Chef right now and the contestants were given a "mystery box" containing ingredients they must work with. I think it's a good analogy for the Kings' business ventures. Amy's box had "sell clothes that people could buy cheaper on-line in a strip mall. Oh, and make sure it has a Christian theme. Go!" Dillon's box had "open a pretentious cigar bar that will require you to get a liquor license. Oh, and serve food. Go!"
  13. It would if it was going to be open for more than a week. I don't think that Amy or Dillon put five minutes of research into starting these businesses. I don't entirely see his vision here. It's either a strip club -- in which case, it will do fine -- or some kind of fancy English-inspired gentlemen's club of the sort that Jeremy might want to patronize -- which will fail. I could be completely wrong, but I can't imagine that there are enough well-heeled young men in Springdale who want to spend an evening out drinking expensive whiskey and smoking cigars. If he inherited some money, this little venture will take care of that pretty quickly. I can't imagine a bank loaning him money for this.
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    Joy and Austin: This One Time At Family Camp

    I think that these are sweet pictures. The bar is insanely low, though, when a father "seems to really love" his son is worth notice. Joy and Austin are the only gen2 Duggars who are on record as approving of the Pearl "child training" methods. I hope that they have a happy family and that Joy and Austin are good parents, but I'm doubtful that Gideon will grow up in a loving and supportive home.
  15. I don't think she notices at all. If I thought she was more relaxed than her peers on gender roles, I'd give her due credit. The fact is, though, that she's lazy and slovenly and I don't think that it's an active choice on her part. I think she takes outgrown clothes from the TTH for her boys and all of the youngest kids were girls.
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