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  1. Temperance

    Small Talk: The Prayer Closet

    I like Hope, Faith, and Joy. I also like Constance, and Temperance.
  2. Temperance

    The Lonely Js Club: Jana, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason and James

    That dress looks heavy for summer.
  3. In the 2000s, we had Aiden, Braeden, Caden, Hayden, and Jayden. Now it's Axton, Braxton, Daxton, Jaxton, Maxton, and Paxton. All of these names are from the U S top 1000. Daxton was 296 last year. I think names like this are more popular with fundies, because they want to use names no one else in the family has. Chelsy and John's kid Axton Maxwell has 3 first cousins and many more to come on mom's side and 13 and counting on Dad's side. Amy's kid will have a lot of second cousins on her side and maybe some cousins on Dad's side.
  4. Temperance

    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    Jeremy looks so normal here.
  5. Temperance

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    I agree with so much that has been said. I think Derick and Jill need to sort this out amongst themselves--- off camera.
  6. Josie Bates Balka had her baby today! Willow Kristy Balka was born this morning!
  7. Temperance

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    I have mixed feelings about this. I understand that Derick may not want more children and I feel he has a right to feel like that. I can understand why he feels they're not ready for more kids. Kids are a lot of work. He's in law school right now. There are financial concerns and plenty of other reasons to put off having kids. And Derick should have to right to feel as he feels. But I also understand a little how Jill feels. She was brought her whole life that having a large quiver is the point of life. I grew up Catholic and see similarities between Jill and some Catholics I know. She wants more kids and she may want a daughter. She must know at this point she will probably never have 19 kids or even 10 kids and yes I tend to think that's a good thing. Still she has right to feel as she feels. Also leaving behind a group like IBLP is really hard. Putting beliefs that birth control is morally wrong is also really hard. It sounds like Jill and Derick aren't really doing anything to prevent pregnancy, based on Jill's insistance that Derick couldn't know if they were going to be pregnant this year. Headship or not, he may not be able to talk into something that goes against her beliefs that much. Jill is still quiverfull since she/they put the quiverfull Psalm (127) on the boards of their house. I don't like the idea that Jill should blindly follow Derick, because he's a man. On the other hand, it's easier to decide whether to have a baby when there is none on the way. Derick also has right to think it's not a good time. Derick is right that it's too late for them to have a baby this year since Jill is not pregnant. Anna Marie Maxwell and even quite a few people I know have announced pregnancies due 2020.
  8. Temperance

    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    Felicity is a year old today.
  9. Temperance

    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    I would not be surprised if Chuck and Diana paid.
  10. Temperance

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    Would you please clarify what this means?
  11. Jill was married at 18. She had most of her kids during the first decade and 1/2 of her marriage.
  12. Jill's parents are lousy hypocrites. They chose to limit their family size to four children. Later in life they decided this was morally wrong and became enamoured with "quiverfull" ideology and spread this ideology to their children. Her sisters may not be as "blessed" as Jill, but I'm not sure why. It's definitely possible that Jill's older sister with five children decided to stop there. (I've known fundies in real life who did that.) Her sister Amy who has 6 kids was still having children when she had the accident. Her sister Angie has 8 kids and seems to be quiverfull. The information is incomplete on fundie wiki, but it seems likely that Jill was significantly younger than her sisters when she got married and that may also contribute to her having a larger family.
  13. Temperance

    Josh & Anna Smuggar: A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Good eye and memory! Will Peters is also Dwain Swanson's (Lauren Duggar's father) ministry partner. Will and Dwain run the Courageous Men of the Word ministry.
  14. Temperance

    JD and Abbie: Captured Before the Rapture

    John David and Abbie are celebrating the anniversary of their engagement. One year ago today they became engaged. They reposted the photos (from a year ago) on Instagram. No recent pictures (probably to "surprise" us with pregnancy/birth announcement).