Duggar kids, free indeed

Posted By on September 3, 2010

Here is  a great article with some excellent and insightful commentary on the Duggar family:

As we spoke to the 3 of them, one word kept jumping out at me:  Freedom.  These girls were experiencing freedom teenagers rarely taste.  Completely free to be themselves.  The exact opposite of the words so often used by media folk to describe the 19 kids.

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About The Author

Jen McBride is the blessed wife to Steve and the mother of 8 children, ages 13-2. She is also the editor of the book "Queen of the Home" - currently being revised and updated. In her sparest of spare moments she operates www.BeNotWeary.net a website to encourage mothers who are going through a season of trial, illness or exhaustion (or all three!), and www.NobleWomanhood.com, a website dedicated to proclaiming the honor, nobility and power of Biblical womanhood.


5 Responses to “Duggar kids, free indeed”

  1. Claudia says:

    “They don’t attend public school, so they’ve yet to learn teenage girls are required to be filled with angst and riddled with insecurities.”

    You can see this in their countenance. Their confidence comes from their security in God and their loving parents. Those concerned with thoughts of the Duggar parents having to spread themselves thin among their children don’t have much to worry about.

    I believe that even when the day doesn’t seem to have a minute to spare, Michelle and Jim Bob somehow make the time to listen to their concerns and reach their hearts through praying for them and with them.

    Sheltered? Hardly. They are not ignorant. They know what’s out there, and it’s clear they have the discernment and maturity to stay away from influences that are not going to help them grow in Christ. Anyone who thinks they are “missing out” is missing out on the greatness that the Lord has to offer!

  2. Mrs.P1980 says:

    I really can’t stand all the bad press I see about the Duggars. Their family might go against the grain, but people act like they’re doing something wrong in allowing God to bless them with children (children that they can afford to support without any assistance) and to raise those children in an environment that protects them spiritually, physically, and emotionally. 19 Kids and Counting is seriously one of the only TV shows that I will allow my daughter to watch when she’s old enough to be watching a TV show, and I will probably get her the DVD sets so that she doesn’t have to deal with inappropriate commercials.

  3. Ezer Institute says:

    I’ve met Jenna at a conference. My daughter, along with a group of godly young (including Jenna) were there preparing the meals for the families at this conference. Near the end of the conference, my daughter ended up in the hotel room by her self so Jenna and her sister in-law invited my daughter to share a room with them. My daughter said they are the most spirit-led young ladies she had ever met. She said they prayed with her before she went to bed. Even though they were away from their parents. Young people who love God will live to please him only. May the Lord bless the Duggar family.

  4. Alexxus K. H. says:

    @ Ezer Institute – I think you mean ‘Jana’. 🙂

    And I totally agree – many people condemn the Duggars, saying that they are sheltering their children from the reality of the real world. Hardly true at all. I look at Joy Anna Duggar, who is thirteen years old, and who is so innocent and free from all the pressures that are put on thirteen year olds these days. I commend Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, for keeping their children innocent, and keep JESUS the number one influence in their lives. 🙂

  5. preciousandpure says:

    Yes, I admire the Duggars. If only I could watch the show without the commercials, it would be great. They are such a good example of parenting, Godliness, and love. They have a ministry mindset wherever they go, and they don’t have them exposed to all that’s going on out there. I think that many people enjoy watching this show because it seems to offer a kind of escape from the world because they are so wholesome but also a lot of fun. I hope to have a lot of children one day and have a beautiful big family like the Duggars. God bless them.

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