Please put a name with your post

Those who voted all said names on posts work better and no requested the anonymous option.  We'll have a week long transition period and after that posts marked anonymous will not be accepted.  Either sign in with a Google account, use openID, or use the name/URL option to put a name with your comment.

The problem continues of people hitting respond to comments rather than post a comment.  Please try not to do that.  Most of those are being rejected as they seem to be from the same one or two people who don't seem to understand that the replied to comment is not connected at all when it posts on the blog. Thus they don't make sense.  Please see the entire post about that if you have questions.   

Reminder, anonymous comments are no longer being accepted.  Further I don't read anonymous comments.  They go straight into the trash.

I need to explain something.

I'm making this a post so everyone will hopefully see it.  There has been a huge increase in people replying to comments with the expectation apparently that either the previous comment will be quoted or their comment will fall under the one to which they responded.  Neither one happens in the format we are using on many platforms.  So comments that don't contain any context like I agree make no sense.  You agree with what?  There are 200 comments above yours.  That is wrong?  Which one?  I think you get the idea.  So please remember if you pick an option such as reply to, you are not replying to that when it hits the blog for a large number of readers.

ETA:  Apparently I'm still not getting through to people.  Someone asked why I was selective with comments.  Oddly it was one of the people this post is aimed toward.   I'm selective first because rude, crude, and indelicate are not acceptable.  Other things like birthing wars have no place here.  But recently nonsensical comments because of the manner of posting are becoming a bigger and bigger issue.

Here is an example from someone who did not read this post and I also believe is the one who asked why posting was selective.

in response to I am going to try to say this as politely as possible, but Jessa really showed her true colors during this episode. I know its an ego trip to have a show wrapped around your wedding and the modeling of wedding dresses, but really? Her smugness and mean-ness was just over-the-top. I was shocked, even for Jessa, how arrogant her talking segments were. I shouldn't have been, however, as I well remember how hateful she was to Hannie about taking a nap once. Anyone could have a bad day, but this is, apparently, the real Jessa and it is not pretty at all.

As you can see, the commenter knows to which comment they are replying, but all that will post on the blog for many people is "I agree."  So then it becomes you agree with what?  It's meaningless and gets deleted.

Free Discussion, August, 2019

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Free Discussion, July, 2019

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Free Discussion, June, 2019

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Free Discussion, May, 2019

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Free Discussion, April, 2019

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Monday, March 25, 2019, 9:00 PM, A Bachelor No More, Episode 7

John and Abbie's wedding is finally here and everyone is in full wedding mode as they get ready for the big day.  At the altar, the bride and groom share their first kiss in an unexpected way.  Later, a family member has a very special announcement.

121 minutes

Ratings:  1.090 M viewers and a .24 rating.

Monday, March 18, 2019, 8:00 PM, To Grandmother's House We Go, Episode 6

John David & Abbie fly to the Philippines for a mission trip two weeks before their wedding.  Meanwhile, Jinger & Jeremy travel up north so Felicity can meet her great-grandparents.  While there they get a surprise from some very unexpected guests!

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.030 M viewers and a .20 rating. 

Monday, March 11, 2019, 8:00 PM, The Abbie Gown, Episode 5

In Laredo, Jeremy is on daddy duty as Jinger runs errands.  Meanwhile, John and Abbie's wedding is just around the corner!  John and the boys partake in a thrilling competition while Abbie tries on wedding dresses.  Will Abbie be able to find "the one?"

60 minutes

Ratings:  963 K viewers and a .23 rating.

Free Discussion, March, 2019

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Monday, March 4, 2019, Love and Loss, 9:00 PM, Episode 4

Jessa, Lauren, Kendra, and Jana pair off with some of the little kids and go head to head to create a groom's cake for John and Abbie's wedding; Josiah and Lauren's worlds are shaken up when they reveal some tragic news.

60 minutes

Ratings:  985 K viewers and a .23 rating.

Monday, Febrary 24, 2018, Sleepless in Laredo, 9:00 PM, Episode 3.

Jinger and Jeremy get a dose of reality as they adjust to life as new parents.  Meanwhile, Ben tutors the Duggar kids and they must use their math skills to cook a meal for 40 people.  Later, at dinner one couple makes a supecial announcement.

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.021 M viewers and a .27 rating 

Monday, February 18, 2019, Jinger Has a Baby, 9:00 PM, Episode 2.

The hills are alive for Josiah and Lauren as they go on their Austrian honeymoon.  While there they reenact scenes from the Sound of Music and visit with a local family.  Meanwhile, Jinger worries that she won't have the smooth labor she was hoping for.

60 minutes

(Online shedule calls it season 4.  DVR has it season 9.  Go TLC!)

Monday, February 11, 2019, 8:00 Countdown Show 9:00 Episode 1, Love Is in the Air

With the due date near, Jinger and Jeremy get ready to meet baby Vuolo.   Meanwhile, John whisks Abbie away on a surprise trip to ask for her hand in marriage.  Later, Jinger's labor takes an unexpected turn.

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.151 M viewers and a .29 rating.  24th cable show of the day.

Free Discussion, February, 2019

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Free Discussion, January, 2019

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Free Discussion, December, 2018

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John David and Abbie Grace Announce Engagement/Wedding Talk

The engagement announcement is out.

The wedding is supposed to be this Saturday.  Let's see how it's handled.

https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/john-david-duggar-marries-abbie-grace-burnett-photo/


Free Discussion, November, 2018

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Free Discussion, October, 2018

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Monday, October 1, 2018, 9:00 PM, Episode 26, Josiah and Lauren's Prankless Wedding

It's Josiah and Lauren's wedding day and the happy couple is eager to walk down the aisle and finally share their first kiss.  But with Josiah being the family prankster and the brothers out for revenge, is the couple prepared for some revenge?

120 minutes

Ratings:  942K viewers and a .20 rating.  45th cable show of the day.


Monday, September 24, 2018, 9:00 PM, Jinger's Double Surprise, Episode 23

Jinger and Jeremy throw a gender reveal party for the family and the family has a surprise of their own for Jinger.  Josiah and Lauren celebrate their upcoming wedding with a game of giant foosball.  Joe and Kendra welcome their baby boy!

124 minutes

Ratings:  1.089 M viewers and a .31 rating.  17th cable show of the day.

Monday, September 17, 2018, 9:00 PM, Lauren Finds Her Dress, Episode 22

The Duggars celebrate Jana and John David's 28th birthday with a family ski trip.  Meanwhile, Jinger and Jeremy tour a birth center and find out the gender (sic) of their baby.  Later, Lauren goes shopping for the perfect wedding gown.  Will she find "the one?"

62 minutes

Ratings:  1.228 M viewers and a .29 rating.  20th cable show of the day. 

Monday, September 10, 2018, 9:00 PM, Thrift Store Date Night, Episode 21

Three couples go on a thrift store date night and choose outfits for their partners to wear.  With a small budget and a big sense of humor, will someone end up with a fashion faux pas?  Then new mom Joy and pregnant Kendra attend a Sip and See party.

62 minutes

Ratings:  1.163 M viewers and a .26 rating.  24th cable show of the day.