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  1. The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    If so, it would be a dedication, not a baptism. Baptizing babies is a big no-no in their churches.
  2. They go through the book of Proverbs once a month. There are 31 chapters, so one for each day, usually. I think it may be a Gothard thing, but I’ve noticed Derick does it too based on his tweets.
  3. I mean, I know she’s reading Proverbs 5 because it’s September 5, but why *post* it and say it’s for your husband and sons? She really is tone deaf.
  4. I’ve hardly ever watched the show, but I did watch one of the recent snippets of the younger girls and Jana coming over to listen to Joy’s uterus to find the heartbeat. I felt like I was watching an episode of Christy (remember that show?) featuring a poor early-20th-century Appalachian teen bride who’s been forced into marriage and pregnancy, sapped of all energy, and devoid of any personal agency. Her affect was almost completely flat. That girl was once a “firecracker?” Seriously? Wow.
  5. Charlotte Mason method is really great when done right. I mean, yes, it’s religious, so if you’re against Christian-based education period, you won’t like it. But the fact that Jessa even has a clue about CM means she is stepping out of the Gothard box. Ambleside Online is a free program that is based on CM methods, and if followed correctly it would meet honors standards for history and literature. No Boxcar Children at age 13 for sure!
  6. S08.E02: Make Room for Baby

    There was a book written 20 years or so ago by a Christian counselor, The Five Love Languages. It was immensely popular and has become part of the lexicon in evangelical circles. The original book was for couples, but a follow up book was designed for parents and children. It is so ingrained in the culture that my son’s teacher (Christian school) asked me in our first parent-teacher conference what my son’s love language is. It’s not a bad concept, and definitely veers from the Duggar concept of everybody being just alike.
  7. The girls are plain and there is nothing about their singing that is worthy of being recording artists. A new generation is being raised to believe that the world should be handed to them because they are Duggars.
  8. Nope, we’re sending it to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths.
  9. My teen daughter had hair like Jessa’s and recently had it cut for donation (she did the minimum because she didn’t want it above her shoulders). It made such a positive difference in her appearance. Hair that long hanging in front is not flattering to anyone in my opinion.
  10. The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    This name snob heartily approves of the name. Classy all the way.
  11. On the one hand, I think it’s a good sign that Jill bought a legit reading instruction program. It shows that she actually intends to teach and she’s excited about it. And it’s not unusual for moms who intend to homeschool to be a little overly eager to start their firstborn (raises hand guiltily). However, given that this is the Dillards we’re talking about, I’m concerned that if Izzy doesn’t take to reading right away, his developmental unreadiness might be taken for disobedience.
  12. Michelle and JimBob aka J'Chelle and Boob

    To me, Israel just seems like a kid who’s tall for his age and awkward from having whackadoo parents and no life outside the compound. Hopefully he’s at least allowed to go to Sunday School and VBS at Cross Church.
  13. I think those are holes in the undershirt. The picture is ridiculous regardless. These people are so tone-deaf.
  14. No, the preaching mechanic was Justin.