Post # 17
In the very first episodes of the Duggars it said they make their income by owning a few commercial properties, but I’m sure the show doesn’t hurt either 🙂
They also did an episode showing how they second hand shop for everything, how efficient their home is, etc and how much money it saved them.
Post # 18
The Duggers scare me! Congrats to Josh and Anna for their baby though… just hope they don’t need to come up with 18 more names that start with the letter “M”.
Post # 19
I think Michelle Duggar is sick in the head. Their family is just not right. There are so many issues that I have with them and it’s not just with them popping out that many kids.
Post # 20
@joeswifey- i saw a thing with them about how they think that birth control is against god’s plan because when they first got married they used the pill and then had a miscarriage (which they took to mean god was punishing them). The wife has said that she will stop when god decides to stop. The husband has said that he will respect whatever the wife wants.
Post # 21
There are so many issues that I have with them and it’s not just with them popping out that many kids.
Can you elaborate? I’m curious as I’ve never watched their show.
Post # 22
I’ve only seen them on TODAY show a few times. They all appear to be happy and well adjusted but something just seems wrong about the whole thing.
At least they are ‘media darlings” and don’t have to worry about media created backlash like some people.
Post # 23
Finally, pink peppercorn, thank you! I’m with you. I think what the Duggars are doing is borderline child abuse. I’m sorry, but there is no way that you can have 19 children and give them all of the love, support, and attention that they need. And you’re doing it because it’s “God’s will”? No, God would want you to be responsible human beings and only raise as many children as you can care for. I’m sure they make a ton of money, but that’s not the point. It’s just so funny to me how everyone praises these people, but then when “Octomom” has a litter, people persecute her and call her irresponsible. Ok, rant over.
Post # 24
As someone with a neighbor who has 14 children (well 14 last count I had and she also had several miscarriages) I am kinda not a fan of the Duggar’s. I don’t see why there is a need for that many children…I’ve only seen the show a handful of times because well Michelle’s voice drives me insane. She’s TOO sweet and like fake sounding. Actually the entire family sounds like that to me. No family seems that “perfect” especially with 18+ children floating around in one house.
I also think that it is a little wrong to have that many children. It’s not healthy for you or your children/family. I don’t know. I’m kinda all over the place on this issue.
Oh yea the point of this thread! Yay for the grandchild. haha The son is starting his family early at 20!
Post # 25
There are only so many resources in this world. Is it really ethically right to do what they’re doing?
Post # 26
@evahesse- I kind of agree (but quietly because I don’t really think anyone could or should enforce this). It just seems like we shouldn’t be increasing total population… not sure I’d feel okay having more than 2 kids (2 of us, 2 kids, just replacing us when we die, etc).
Post # 27
I also agree with evanesse. Resources are limited, including space…19 children = 19 more couples with 19 more oppurtunities for families and what if each of the 19 Duggar’s want a huge family? After all that is all they know!!
Wasn’t there an episode were some of the daughters were saying how they wouldn’t think of having anything other than a large family (I could be wrong, I’ve only seen a few of the shows)? I just sorta feel that when we are having such a problem with population explosion it’s kinda “selfish” to be adding to the population in such an irresponsible way. If that makes sense. I’m not trying to affend anyone. I just don’t feel like 19 children in todays society is “right”.
Post # 28
@SandDollar: I agree with you! There are so many babies in the world that no one wants and it seems so wrong to be to have 20 or more kids who will go out and have many many kids and so on and so on.
Post # 29
Just wanted to chime in by saying I dont waste my time with this show! I think having that many children should not be allowed. How can you give them all an adaquate or equal amount of love that they need? Especially when they’re babies…I just dont agree with it and won’t watch it.
Post # 30
😀 this thread has taken on a life of it’s own!! okay as you all know my mom has 9 brothers and sisters and they are all very well balanced and funny etc. and i’m pretty sure if my granddad had lived there would have been more. however, all of kids say nope they’re having small families and the most any of them had is three children. jim bob owned real estate and that is how they were able to pay the bills. he was also a congressman or something like that before they started the show. i still just like them. i don’t agree with everything they are doing, but i do like them. especially the trouble maker jenna. she always has a slight smirk on her face like you just wait until i go to college! i’m getting a hair cut and a pair of jeans!! i also like the way they are with amy (the cousin who doesn’t believe what they do) they treat her like she’s one of the clan and that speaks volumes about them.
Post # 31
@alishadhs: I know what you mean! I don’t understand how they possibly think they could give them all the same amount of attention escpecially the babies. I know with my neighbors the older children were basically raising the younger ones. They took care of them, cooked for them, helped home school them. I think it is selfish to ask your older child to basically become a mother/father when they are in their early teenage years as you continue making more children that you don’t have the resources within yourself to take care of. When does your teenager get to be a teen?
Don’t get me wrong I’m all for families who help out one another and take care of each other but I think this is to the extreme. I mean we could all be missing something here…since we are just viewing them on TV and not living their lives, but that’s just the way I see it from what I have seen. Large families are great but this is just excessive, In My Humble Opinion.