Tuesday, April 29, 2014, Duggars Reunited

The Duggars have arrived in DC! The older girls brave driving in DC to record their audiobook. Josie, Jordyn & Mackynzie celebrate their 4th birthday by making candy! Later, the family visits a skating rink with lots of slips and falls.

30 minutes

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Graduation & a Surprise

Josiah is graduating! Before the family can welcome 400 of their friends to celebrate, they must clean up a huge mess. Anna & Josh are preparing to host the entire clan for a holiday meal but they get an unexpected phone call with a big surprise.


60 minutes

Duggars May Have to Face What Gothard Has Done

The Duggars are being called to account for supporting Gothard in an open letter.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Another Courtship?

Another courtship may be on the horizon! The kids plan a surprise for their parents. In DC, Anna has her hands full taking care of the two boys, and Mackynzie. Jim Bob and Michelle make a decision that could change one of their daughters' lives.
 
30 minutes

Rating:  2.279 M viewers and a .7 rating.

Free Discussion, April, 2014

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Is Jill Courting?

Take this with a salt shaker of salt.  It was sent to me by a friend of a friend of a friend. 



Pushed into another confirmation?  People article confirms it.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Wedding Bells

TV Guide: The Duggars go to Tennessee for Erin Bates' wedding, where the girls help with the preparations and the boys get into mischief.

60 minutes

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Double Dating Duggars

TV Guide:  Anna builds a playhouse; Jim Bob and Michelle go on a double date with Jessa and Ben; Jill makes the family's favorite snack.

TLC: When Jim Bob & Michelle take new couple, Jessa & Ben, out on a double date, they discuss the importance of boundaries. Anna builds a playhouse. Jill and her buddy group make the Duggars' favorite snack. And the family may be in for more changes...

30 minutes

Ratings:  1.846 M viewers and a .6 rating.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, A Duggar Says Yes

TV Guide:  In the season premiere, Jessa and Ben's courtship becomes official, but the Duggar boys have a few questions for their potential future brother-in-law. Later, Jessa visits Ben's hometown and goes on a double date with his parents.

TLC:  When Ben and Jessa's courtship becomes official, the Duggar boys put Ben to the test. Later, the tables are turned on Jessa when she visits Ben's hometown. The whole family reflects on what it means that a Duggar daughter may soon be leaving the nest.

60 minutes


Ratings:  2.259 M viewers and a .7 rating.

Kelly Bates says a grandBates is on the way

It's in the comments.

Zach and Whitney are expecting in October.


Free Discussion, March, 2014

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Michelle's Parentables

I think it may be easier if they are kept together.

September 7, 2012, Helping Kids Through a Crisis

September 14, 2012, Movie Night

September 27, 2012, Cheap Musical Instruments

October 4, 2012, Life, Death, and Bambi Problems

November 13, 2012, The Duggars' Snacking Secrets

November 30, 2012, The Importance of Giving Back

December 7, 2012, Teaching Young Adults About Modesty 

December 14, 2012 Making Birthdays Special

December 28, 2012 Giving Thanks for the New Year

January 4, 2013 Growing Kinds into Adulthood

January 11, 2013 Teaching Your Toddler to Communicate with Sign Language

January 18, 2013 Meal Plans and Involving the Kids

January 25, 2013 A Warm Home on a Budget

February 1, 2013 Favorite Indoor Activities at the Duggar House

February 8, 2013 How the Duggars Share Love on Valentine's Day

March 1, 2013, How the Duggars Got Hooked on Homeschooling

March 8, 2013, How the Duggars Pack for a Trip

March 15, 2013, How Michelle Keeps the Kids Happy While Traveling

March 22, 2013, Michelle Duggar's Snapshot of Japan

March 29, 2013, How the Duggars Celebrate Easter

April 5, 2013, Michelle Duggar's Spring Cleaning Secrets

April 12, 2013, The Duggar Family's Musical Background

April 22, 2013, Michelle Duggar's Advice for First-Time Mom

April 29, 2013, A Day in the Life of Michelle Duggar and Her Kids

May 3, 2013, Michelle Duggar on Taking a Break

May 9, 2013, Celebrating Three Generations of Mothers in the Duggar Family

May 24, 2013, Michelle Duggar on Healthy Changes for the Whole Family

May 31, 2013, Michelle Duggar on Kids Becoming Adults (Jana and Jill and midwifery)

June 10, 2013, Michelle Duggar on Welcoming a new Grandbaby

June 16, 2013, Welcoming a new GrandDuggar

June 21, 2013, Jill and Jana Duggar on Midwifery

June 28, 2013, How Michelle Duggar Deals with Her Daughter's Food Sensitivities

July 2, 2013, Michelle Duggar on Celebrating the Fourth of July

July 12, 2013 Duggars on the Move: How the Family is Getting Ready for Josh and Anna's Relocation

July 26, 2013 Michelle Duggar's Snacks for Kids on the Road

August 2, 2013 Michelle Duggar on Dealing with Difficult Children

August 12, 2013 Michelle Duggar's Favorite Summer Activities for Kids

August 16, 2013 How Michelle Duggar Teaches Her Kids to be Tactful

September 3, 2013 Back to Homeschooling with the Duggars

September 9, 2013 Michelle Duggar on Her Family's Buddy System

September 17, 2013 How Michelle Duggar Spends Her "Me Time"

September 20, 2013 Michelle Duggar on Courtship

September 30, 2013, Michelle Duggar on Why She Chose Modest Dress

October 7, 2013, Michelle Duggar on Teaching Her Daughters About Modesty

October 18, 2013, Michelle Duggar on Raising a Strong-Willed Child

November 1, 2013, Michelle Duggar on Creating Keepsake Boxes

November 8, 2013, Michelle Duggar's Top Tips on Communicating with Your Kids

November 18, 2013, The Duggar Family's Favorite Fall Desserts

November 22, 2013, Michelle Duggar on Giving Thanks

December 6, 2013, Michelle Duggar on Celebrating Birthdays for 19 Kids

December 13, 2013, The Duggars' Favorite Christmas Traditions

February 7, 2014, Michelle Duggar on Raising Twins

February 12, 2014, Michelle Duggar on Celebrating Valentine's Day

March 7, 2014, Michelle Duggar Tells All: Her First Date with Jim Bob

Free Discussion, February, 2014

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Free Discussion, January, 2014

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Free Discussion, December, 2013

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Free Discussion, November, 2013

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Doug Phillips Who Crowned Michelle Mother of the Year Resigned at Vision Forum

Another fundamentalist/evangelical leader falls.

Statement of Resignation

With thanksgiving to God for His mercy and love, I have stepped down from the office of president at Vision Forum Ministries and have discontinued my speaking responsibilities.
There has been serious sin in my life for which God has graciously brought me to repentance. I have confessed my sin to my wife and family, my local church, and the board of Vision Forum Ministries.  I engaged in a lengthy, inappropriate relationship with a woman. While we did not “know” each other in a Biblical sense, it was nevertheless inappropriately romantic and affectionate.
There are no words to describe the magnitude of shame I feel, or grief from the injury I caused my beloved bride and children, both of whom have responded to my repentance with what seems a supernatural love and forgiveness. I thought too highly of myself and behaved without proper accountability. I have acted grievously before the Lord, in a destructive manner hypocritical of life messages I hold dear, inappropriate for a leader, abusive of the trust that I was given, and hurtful to family and friends. My church leadership came alongside me with love and admonition, providing counsel, strong direction and accountability. Where I have directly wronged others, I confessed and repented. I am still in the process of trying to seek reconciliation privately with people I have injured, and to be aware of ways in which my own selfishness has hurt family and friends. I am most sensitive to the fact that my actions have dishonored the living God and been shameful to the name of Jesus Christ, my only hope and Savior.
This is a time when my repentance needs to be proven, and I need to lead a quiet life focusing on my family and serving as a foot soldier, not a ministry leader. Though I am broken over my failures, I am grateful to be able to spend more time with my family, nurturing my wife and children and preparing my older sons and daughters for life. So, for these reasons I want to let my friends know that I have stepped down as a board member and as president of Vision Forum Ministries. The Board will be making provision for the management of the ministry during this time. To the friends of this ministry, I ask for your forgiveness, and hope that you will pray for the Phillips family at this time, and for the men who will be responsible for shepherding the work of Vision Forum Ministries in the future.
Doug Phillips

Tuesday, October 22, 10:00 PM, Josh & Anna: Our Story

They may not have 19 kids, but with 3 and counting, Josh & Anna Duggar have quite the story to tell. Watch as we take a look back at their defining moments from courtship to marriage with never before seen footage of Josh and Anna through the years.

60 minutes