The Duggars are going to be....Grandparents!!!

I believe the house was built and paid for,but TLC DID offer to decorate it-and why not?
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Originally Posted by Mar
No it wasn't. It was maybe halfway built when they made the deal. Which I think is great. If Discovery is going to get ratings from them then the family should charge whatever they can get. It's the disingenuous "debt-free" talk that's annoying. They have what they have because people like to watch what they consider to be freak shows, not because of any realistic financial decisions they've made (by realistic, I mean that very, very few people get to make money from being on tv. It's not a realistic goal).
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Why are there so many big-family programs on TLC? The Duggars...Jon and Kate Plus Eight...Table for 12.

The experience is interesting...but that interesting?
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I just don't get these families with all of these kids, but if there is an audience for the TV programs, how can you blame the families for taking advantage of that? There's obviously a market out there (somewhere) for it.

ETA: I don't think the Duggars had all these kids to profit from reality TV. In the case of the Octomom, I think her decision is based on the hope for $$$, along with a hefty dose of the crazy.
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I believe the house was built and paid for,but TLC DID offer to decorate it-and why not?
All kinds of people go on TV for free stuff
Originally Posted by Mar
No it wasn't. It was maybe halfway built when they made the deal. Which I think is great. If Discovery is going to get ratings from them then the family should charge whatever they can get. It's the disingenuous "debt-free" talk that's annoying. They have what they have because people like to watch what they consider to be freak shows, not because of any realistic financial decisions they've made (by realistic, I mean that very, very few people get to make money from being on tv. It's not a realistic goal).
Originally Posted by legends
Agree with all, esp. the bolded.
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I've watched some shows and the ones I've seen have never been clear about where they get their money from. They talk about living debt-free, but you need money to live debt-free. And even if you live frugally, that number of children will still be very expensive.
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The Duggars are part of a creepy cult offshoot of Christianity known as the Quiverfull movement. The idea is that children are God's "arrows," i.e. soldiers in the coming war between Christians and infidels. A Quiverfull woman's only goal in life is to "sacrifice her body" by bearing as many children as possible. There are no options for her except to be a stay-at-home mom in a near-constant state of pregnancy. Even the rhythm method is off limits. Needless to say, this places a huge financial strain on most Quiverfull families.

Quiverfull families tend to follow the "neo-patriarchy" movement, as well. That is, the husband is the head of the household and the wife should not assert her opinions in any way, nor even harbor thoughts that disagree with her husband's decrees. They also practice a bizarre form of historical revisionism. According to them, even the Jamestown colonists were pious missionaries. They also hold a lot of ludicrously prudish beliefs. For instance, it is highly immoral for a woman to wear pants, or to apply chapstick in the presence of a man.
Originally Posted by Eilonwy
Yikes and a half.
The Duggars are part of a creepy cult offshoot of Christianity known as the Quiverfull movement. The idea is that children are God's "arrows," i.e. soldiers in the coming war between Christians and infidels. A Quiverfull woman's only goal in life is to "sacrifice her body" by bearing as many children as possible. There are no options for her except to be a stay-at-home mom in a near-constant state of pregnancy. Even the rhythm method is off limits. Needless to say, this places a huge financial strain on most Quiverfull families.

Quiverfull families tend to follow the "neo-patriarchy" movement, as well. That is, the husband is the head of the household and the wife should not assert her opinions in any way, nor even harbor thoughts that disagree with her husband's decrees. They also practice a bizarre form of historical revisionism. According to them, even the Jamestown colonists were pious missionaries. They also hold a lot of ludicrously prudish beliefs. For instance, it is highly immoral for a woman to wear pants, or to apply chapstick in the presence of a man.
Originally Posted by Eilonwy
Yikes and a half.
Originally Posted by ninja dog
Dayum....no wonder this woman has essentially been pregnant and popped out a kid every year for the past 20 years.
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I know my mind shouldn't go here, but I can't help but wonder if she even enjoys sex, or is it just a biological function. I'd venture to guess that I know the answer.
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The Duggars are part of a creepy cult offshoot of Christianity known as the Quiverfull movement. The idea is that children are God's "arrows," i.e. soldiers in the coming war between Christians and infidels. A Quiverfull woman's only goal in life is to "sacrifice her body" by bearing as many children as possible. There are no options for her except to be a stay-at-home mom in a near-constant state of pregnancy. Even the rhythm method is off limits. Needless to say, this places a huge financial strain on most Quiverfull families.

Quiverfull families tend to follow the "neo-patriarchy" movement, as well. That is, the husband is the head of the household and the wife should not assert her opinions in any way, nor even harbor thoughts that disagree with her husband's decrees. They also practice a bizarre form of historical revisionism. According to them, even the Jamestown colonists were pious missionaries. They also hold a lot of ludicrously prudish beliefs. For instance, it is highly immoral for a woman to wear pants, or to apply chapstick in the presence of a man.
Originally Posted by Eilonwy
Yikes and a half.
Originally Posted by ninja dog
Dayum....no wonder this woman has essentially been pregnant and popped out a kid every year for the past 20 years.
Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown
I think I've seen one or two episodes of their show and I swear I'm like every time they show all those kids.

The last episode I saw was when they were preparing for baby 18 and picking out bedding and carseats and the mom said something like "It's a little sad but really important that we do all this preparation because this baby could very well be our last baby. At 42 my child bearing days may be over..."

Trying to speak something into existence are we Michelle? She's probably hoping her child bearing days are over.
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let me first say that this whole thing creeps my out....

I believe she did use BC at one point. I think she links it to her miscarriage and therefore stopped using it.
let me first say that this whole thing creeps my out....

I believe she did use BC at one point. I think she links it to her miscarriage and therefore stopped using it.
Originally Posted by scrills
I think I read that somewhere too.

How old are Josh and his wife?


How old are Josh and his wife?
Originally Posted by imagen

He's 20-ish. She's younger.
How old are Josh and his wife?
Originally Posted by imagen

He's 20-ish. She's younger.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
This article states that Josh is 21 and Anna is 20.

Here is their website.
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Didn't they just get married? What about spending some couple time together before having children?
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Didn't they just get married? What about spending some couple time together before having children?
Originally Posted by Lotsawaves
According to their website, they were married 9/26/2008...i guess five or so months was enough time together without a baby.
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Didn't they just get married? What about spending some couple time together before having children?
Originally Posted by Lotsawaves

I guess god had other plans...or biology. Young folks are notorious for being very fertile if they don't prevent it, but god is getting all the credit.
I've always wondered how the children felt about not being able to spend that much personal time with the parents. That has to effect them some kind of way. I only have two siblings and even I didn't spend that much quality time with my parents, imagine 18!
Clearly there not having money trouble which is a good thing but I still consider them selfish for having 18 kids knowing you will not have time for them all. All those kids do is work from sun up to sun down. The mother makes the older kids take care of the little kids which I think is unfair because its not their job, they didn't ask to be born just to look after a four year old 10 hours a day.
i wonder how the Duggar's would react if one of their kids decided to go off the beaten path?
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Didn't they just get married? What about spending some couple time together before having children?
Originally Posted by Lotsawaves
That would be ungodly and sinful, according to their beliefs. The wife has to get pregnant as many times as possible before menopause or else she's a complete failure. Needless to say, this set of beliefs has terrible emotional effects on women who become infertile prior to menopause.
Why are there so many big-family programs on TLC? The Duggars...Jon and Kate Plus Eight...Table for 12.

The experience is interesting...but that interesting?
Originally Posted by Phoenix
I've never watched any of those shows. They are all on The Learning Channel? What are people learning exactly?

If the Duggars are really that bizarre, I probably would find it interesting though
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