Topic: The Duggars

I Would Rather My Kids F Like (Responsible) Bunnies Than Have A ‘Chaste Courtship’ Like The Duggars

I Would Rather My Kids F Like (Responsible) Bunnies Than Have A 'Chaste Courtship' Like The Duggars

Their sex lives are not my business. As long as they are being responsible and consensual and healthy. And more than that I would never tell them I want them to enter into a chaste courtship, just like I wouldn’t tell them they should go bone a mess of people before marriage. But I’d be lying if I said that the whole idea of a chaste courtship really creeps me out. I would (secretly) prefer that they have a whole lot of (healthy, safe, happy, consensual) sex before marriage. If they even decide to get married. More »

It’s Not Just The Duggars, Every Parent Is A Potential Cult Leader

It's Not Just The Duggars, Every Parent Is A Potential Cult Leader

The infamous Duggar family catches a lot of criticism for the way that they raise their kids. They get flack for having so many children. In general, there’s a tremendous amount of vitriol leveled towards Jim Bob and Michelle. Most recently, Tracie Egan Morrissey over at Jezebel gives a thorough argument as to how the Duggar family is a cult. Not just a cult, they’re an evil cult. More »

Michelle Duggar Shares Audio Message To Miscarried Baby

Michelle Duggar Shares Audio Message To Miscarried Baby

When the Duggars – of 19 Kids and Counting fame – distributed photos of their stillborn baby Jubilee Shalom at a memorial service a couple weeks ago, a thoughtless family member posted them on Twitter. That, of course, meant they went viral within minutes, with countless people weighing in on the appropriateness of such photos. Our take was that people should get over it; just because you can’t personally relate to the Duggars and how they choose to do things doesn’t make their pain any less real.

Now the nasty comments are surfacing once again thanks to an “audio letter” to Jubilee posted on the Duggars’ website. More »

Duggars Show Startling Photos Of Baby Jubilee Shalom At Memorial Service

Duggars Show Startling Photos Of Baby Jubilee Shalom At Memorial Service

News broke last Friday that 45-year-old Michelle Duggar had suffered a miscarriage at 19 weeks when doctors were unable to find a heartbeat. It was a devastating loss for the Duggar family – the stars of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting – who had been excitedly planning for their newest addition. The Duggars went on to name their baby girl Jubilee Shalom and, on Wednesday, they held a memorial service at their Arkansas church.

During the memorial, the Duggars distributed a series of startling photos of Jubilee with her parents. One shows the stillborn baby’s tiny little feet along with the caption, “There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.” More »

Michelle Duggar Suffers Miscarriage; But She’s Not Too Old For Another Baby

Michelle Duggar Suffers Miscarriage; But Sheâs Not Too Old For Another Baby

Sad news for Michelle Duggar and her family. The 45-year-old reality star who was pregnant with her 20th child, found out yesterday that she had a miscarriage. This probably comes as no surprise to some who said all along that she was too old for another baby. Even one commenter on The Today Show said her uterus “can’t have any spring in it anymore”. But is 45 really too old to have a baby? The odds may be lower, but it’s still possible–and people shouldn’t judge her for that.

After yesterday’s check-up when Michelle’s doctor was unable to find a heartbeat and told the couple they had miscarried in the second trimester, the star mom from TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting told People that she and her husband went home and told their family. More »

The Big Family Backlash: Is Having A Dozen Kids Selfish?

The Big Family Backlash: Is Having A Dozen Kids Selfish?

Super-sized families have been getting more attention than ever. From reality television shows, tabloid news coverage and even a special on Nightline. But the Duggars, Bates, and Sulemons have also inspired some serious anger in those that believe large families are fundamentally wrong. Personally, I think that everyone has the right to decide how many children they have, whether its none or twenty. More »