Wedding Day

Josh and Anna are wed. Congratulations are in order (I guess). It probably depends on your view.

The first episode is scheduled next Monday on TLC according to my DVR guide.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

congrats to them. Hope the wedding night wasn't too traumatic. (for either one)

Cassandra said...

Has anyone seen one word mentioned about the honeymoon? Will there be one? Maybe that is why the second reception is two weeks away... they will be out of town.

I'm trying to pretend something. I'm trying to pretend that the wedding night went rather smoothly and they both enjoyed it!

Anonymous said...

Ummm, I'm sure that the wedding night was much less traumatic than possibly getting pregnant out of wedlock. I think I'd choose the former. Why does everyone have to be so rude when two people make responsible choices when it comes to their sex lives? Jeeeez, back off!

Nancy said...

I wish the newlywed couple the best of everything.

Anonymous said...

They're both babies. I mean, look at them. They don't look like adults. So they fact that they are married so young kind of grosses me out. And the fact that they are going to start busting out kids left and right starting probably in about nine months? Gross. They are still children themselves.

Anonymous said...

Best wishes to the happy couple!


I don't mean to be nit picky, but have ya'll seen their wedding registries at Walmart? They are asking for food products ( Coke, Sprite, chip dip, Snickers, Gatoraid ). I'm all for wedding registries, but food?

Anonymous said...

Yes, hello, nothing wrong with being a virgin when you get married. You get to learn from each other, no worries about getting caught, venereal diseases or unplanned pregnancies. So it may not be the most perfect sex the first time or two, that comes with practice and nothing wrong with the practice you get as a married couple.
I'm happy they got to get married and experience their lives as they so choose. It's not as if either had to marry the other against their wishes so there's a good start right there. I'm not into their religious views but even a bearly believer I'm all for saving yourself for the right person and right reasons.

Anonymous said...

Ummm, I'm sure that the wedding night was much less traumatic than possibly getting pregnant out of wedlock. I think I'd choose the former. Why does everyone have to be so rude when two people make responsible choices when it comes to their sex lives? Jeeeez, back off!

The 'first time' would most likely be traumatic whether it happened on their wedding night or six months sooner. The point was that they were both very young, very naive and I would imagine, very uninformed about sex in general.

Anonymous said...

Best wishes to the newlyweds. And, I agree, let's cut them some slack and let them live their lives the way they see fit. Their sex life is not really anyone else's business or concern.

Anonymous said...

You "guess" congratulations are in order? We're talking about two people who got married here. I guess you'd prefer they sleep around, catch an STD or two, have some unplanned pregnancies resulting in abortion, and maybe, just MAYBE get married when they're in their 30's. God forbid they choose to remain pure until marriage!

Sharla said...

On The Today Show today - the Duggars from Florida.

It includes some clips from the wedding and the sex of the baby.

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/18424824#26940924

Anonymous said...

The Duggar parents married very young. He was 19, she was 18...I think. But, the Duggar parents worked for 5 years before having their first child, Josh. The dad worked in a supermarket, the mom in real estate...I think.
I would imagine that Josh and Anna will wait.

I find it interesting that the bride has a college degree. so must be a little older than Josh. Josh has a GED after being home schooled. I'd like to see Josh and some off the other Duggars go to college. I am sure there are colleges or even community colleges closeby there home.

I worry about the older girls getting trapped at home looking after little ones. With 17 plus children there must be more work than one mom can handle. Just food prep alone would be a major task ech day, then laundry, then homeshcooling, then music practice. The mom could not function without the older girls.

Anonymous said...

It should not be a question of congrats "I guess". They got married, that's a great and exciting event and people should be happy for them!

As for the age, who cares. I just got married and both my husband and I are 22. Are we young by todays standards? Sure. Are we old based on standards of a few years ago? Yup! There's no need to judge them based on their age. And as for being a virgin, good for them! If that's the path they choose that's fantastic they were able to stick with it.

AutumnMoon said...

I enjoy watching the Duggars, and hearing of their family "progress".

I have to wonder, though, how Josh and Anna met in the first place. She lived in FL all her life, and he in AR.

If you go to J&A's site, the "our story" section does not mention how they met. Only their own bios.

Sharla said...

I read, and I'm sorry now I don't remember where, that they met in 2006 at a homeschooling convention.

Anonymous said...

I am watching the pilot-- why for a 3 day trip does this family need 100 pairs of pants? The girls don't need any!

Anonymous said...

I say conrats on the wedding. Not everyone will share the conservative beliefs of this unique family but I applaud them for daring to be different and stand for good morals in this wicked world we live in. You have to admit the parents are very sweet and loving to each other and the children. The children themselves are incredibly well behaved and respectful. I hope everyone remembers that no family is perfect but at least these people are kind and decent to one another and making a true effort to raise good children with good values,so lets not use this site to rip them to shreds like people did on the GWoP site. Their religious beliefs are their buisness and they deserve the freedom to live that way as much as the more liberal alternative lifestyle people want it for themselves too. You can't justify prejudice because one lifestyle is considered "less cool" than the other. Maybe we could all learn some good ideas from this show, I'm happy to see a more pure godly lifestyle being shown on tv for a change. Do I want to have 18 babies? No way. Do I want to be a tranny drag queen? No way, but that wouldn't give me the right to be ugly towards others for choosing it as their own lifestyle.

Also, in regards to the comment I saw about the WalMart registry, unless you intended to send them a wedding gift why would you look that up and post your findings here? Thats a little creepy and disturbing to me, so is discussing a young newlywed couples wedding night. Plus here is something to consider, don't you think Jim Bob Duggar knows a thing or two about sex with having 18 kids and would pull his son aside and give him some advice? Some families prefer to handle it that way instead of relying on tv and the streets to teach their kids about sex you know!

Anonymous said...

I just watched the pilot episdoe, Michelle Duggar bless her fertile heart is just so gentle and sweet, makes me wish she was my mother! If the world had more sweet patient mothers like her I think it would be a better place.

Also I think it's refreshing to see modestly dressed, fresh faced people on tv for a change! Those NY ladies were funny saying how they look like they're from the country, I think its adorable! The girls have beautiful long hair too. Like it or not there is a population of the US that appreciates girls looking and acting like girls and boys looking and acting like boys. It's called the Bible Belt and these people do represent a portion of what our country is made of like it or not!

Whitney said...

I thought that the information in the 'about me' section was a bunch of information about their parents. Especially Anna's. I know that in your early 20s you haven't done much but if you're getting married you should at least be identified for your strengths and not your parents.

Anonymous said...

I hope everyone remembers that no family is perfect but at least these people are kind and decent to one another and making a true effort to raise good children with good values,so lets not use this site to rip them to shreds like people did on the GWoP site.

The Duggars are exploiting their children and that makes them fair game. It's predujicial attitudes like this that will prevent any laws being passed to protect all children on all reality shows. Agreeing or disagreeing with a particular parenting style or religon should mean nothing in the eyes of the law. Why is there is mission to protect ALL children at GWOP and now here at DWOP it's only certain children who are ill behaved or have heathen parents. Every. Single. Child needs protection from exploitation.

boosmom said...

I happened to catch last night's shows, and I have to say that I enjoyed them. I do not share this family's religious beliefs or way of life, but I thought they came across as friendly, accepting of others whom they encounter, and pretty good sports. The kids had nice manners and spoke very well.

Someone earlier stated that they suspected the kids would be uninformed about sex in general. Now, I have no way of knowing this for sure, but I suspect this is not the case. My sense is that they would shield their children from information or images they consider inappropriate, but they are not naive or clueless about the world. I know some of the girls have attended recent births. I suspect that as the children grow older they speak to them openly, yet in a way that reflects their values, about what happens, respect, etc. I think they would consider this a very important aspect of their parenting role.

Anonymous said...

at least the Gosselins arent popping out kid after kid after kid(after kid, after kid, hehe) for publicity...

Anonymous said...

They're both babies. I mean, look at them. They don't look like adults. So they fact that they are married so young kind of grosses me out. And the fact that they are going to start busting out kids left and right starting probably in about nine months? Gross. They are still children themselves.

9/27/2008 3:46 PM

Pretty much the same thing the LDS do. It works for them, and I would say that Jason is moer prepared then most men much older then he is.

Anonymous said...

The 'first time' would most likely be traumatic whether it happened on their wedding night or six months sooner. The point was that they were both very young, very naive and I would imagine, very uninformed about sex in general.

9/28/2008 8:50 AM

So how do you expect them to get informed?

Anonymous said...

I hope everyone remembers that no family is perfect but at least these people are kind and decent to one another and making a true effort to raise good children with good values,so lets not use this site to rip them to shreds like people did on the GWoP site.

The Duggars are exploiting their children and that makes them fair game. It's predujicial attitudes like this that will prevent any laws being passed to protect all children on all reality shows. Agreeing or disagreeing with a particular parenting style or religon should mean nothing in the eyes of the law. Why is there is mission to protect ALL children at GWOP and now here at DWOP it's only certain children who are ill behaved or have heathen parents. Every. Single. Child needs protection from exploitation.

9/30/2008 8:28 AM

Fair game for what? To make fun of them? They haven't done anything wrong that I know of, and I think Jim Bob Dugger won't allow his children to be expolited.

Quit chomping at the bit to tear this family up. They are not the Gosselin's. We don't know how the Duggar's drew up their contract with TLC.

I don't see anything wrong with viewing with an open mind first.

Dazzling Rose said...

Anonymous said...
They're both babies. I mean, look at them. They don't look like adults. So they fact that they are married so young kind of grosses me out. And the fact that they are going to start busting out kids left and right starting probably in about nine months? Gross. They are still children themselves.

9/27/2008 3:46 PM



Really? That's what you latch on to? They both look young? Please tell me you base your opinions on a person's ability to function as an adult, a spouse and a parent on more than just their looks. No, not everybody is ready to get married so young. No, not everybody is ready to be a parent at that age. Both of those decisions require a lot of responsibility and maturity. But if they have the right mindset, stability and support system they won't only survive, they might even ::gasp:: be happy with their decision

Anonymous said...
Ummm, I'm sure that the wedding night was much less traumatic than possibly getting pregnant out of wedlock. I think I'd choose the former. Why does everyone have to be so rude when two people make responsible choices when it comes to their sex lives? Jeeeez, back off!

9/27/2008 1:42 PM


Also, just so you understand, responsible choices in regards to a person's sex life doesn't require them to "save" themselves for marriage. People can be very responsible sexually outside of marriage, and an accidental pregnancy is not the end of the world. A marriage does not automatically make a relationship ready for a child.

Though I do agree, that for this particular family, getting pregnant before the wedding would probably cause a lot of emotional chaos that many other modern families would be more capable of accepting

Anonymous said...

Just because Jim Bob has managed to father 18 children doesn't mean he knows anything about educating his son about sex and sexuality. And even if he did...who would pull the new bride aside? I think that's one of the things that "puts people off" about their religious beliefs - the women being submissive and likely not getting an education or exposure to the idea that sex between consenting adults isn't dirty or shameful in the least. There's a lot more to know about sex than what piece of equipment goes where.

dotsicle said...

"...sex between consenting adults isn't dirty or shameful...."

They are fundamental Christians who believe that yes, sex outside of marriage is wrong and shameful. That is what they believe. What the Duggars choose may not be what others might choose, but it is their choice and I don't see what is wrong with that.

Sharla said...

Why is there is mission to protect ALL children at GWOP and now here at DWOP it's only certain children who are ill behaved or have heathen parents.

The blogs are separate entities plus one must remember the views of the commenters are not necessarily those of the blog owners. We'd like to allow some civil discussion of differing views if possible.

Anonymous said...

Yes, just because they use the Holy Bible as their instruction book regarding how they should live; why are you critical?
These are sweet people, and you know....we've become so jaded, our little kids have become so used to seeing things like MTV....I WISH people would come back to the values that this family holds dear to their hearts.
Don't you realize that because they are together after marriage, and have not been together with others, sexually....that they are starting out without any old ghosts in their lives, which eliminates jealousy and all that? They KNOW they can trust one another. There is NOTHING wrong with that. It is a rare gift that they have given to one another. They did not share their bodies with others who just used them for awhile.
I think it's wonderful.
Let them be happy.

Anonymous said...

The only reason that it took 4 years for Jim Bob and Michelle to have their first child is because they were using birth control at the time. They stopped using birth control when they had a miscarriage between Joshua and their next child. They blamed the miscarriage on the birth control. Had Jim Bob and Michelle not use birth control in those first four years, they probably have over 20 kids.

Anonymous said...

Watching the Duggar show makes my uterus and vajayjay hurt. Seriously just thinking about all that wear and tear makes me double over with sympathy pain and tenderness. Aside from not being able to process all those pregnancies and births, I think its a beautiful refreshing family. This show is a completely thing from the Gosselin thing.

Anonymous said...

"They are fundamental Christians who believe that yes, sex outside of marriage is wrong and shameful. That is what they believe. What the Duggars choose may not be what others might choose, but it is their choice and I don't see what is wrong with that."

No, the PARENTS believe that. The Duggar children haven't been given any kind of a choice in the matter. Do you really think Ma and Pa Duggar would say, "hey, do you want to learn about other faiths? Why don't you go to a mainstream Protestant church this week? And then we'll learn about non-Christian religions like Buddhism or Judaism." Of course not. Do you think the parents let the children read whatever they want or interact with whomever they want? No, they don't.

These children are kept out of public schools and away from anyone who doesn't share their narrow view of the world. And the long-term plan of the parents seems to be to marry them off before they can grow up and learn how to think for themselves.

As a person who experienced a lot of emotional development in her late teens and early twenties, I find it very sad that the Duggar children probably won't have the same opportunities I did. As a parent, I think it's disturbing the way the Duggar parents seem to mold all of the children to be exactly alike and exactly how the parents want them to be.

Ruthe said...

" These children are kept ... away from anyone who doesn't share their narrow view of the world.

I can only imagine what the kids were thinking as they stood on Times Square at dusk -- Hookers and Trannies and Bums -- OH MY !

"Just because Jim Bob has managed to father 18 children doesn't mean he knows anything about educating his son about sex and sexuality."

He probably gave his son 'the talk' about how to keep the little woman on a short leash and turn her into a complacent doormat.

Mrs. D. may be the nicest woman on the face of God's green earth, and a wonderful mother (before she hands the youngest off to an older female sibling), but it seems to me she has no thought or opinion she can call her own. The only thing she CAN call her own, are her INITIALS ... that's pretty sad.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous 10:43, you say the Duggar children haven't been given any choice in what they believe because they have been taught their parents' beliefs. Don't ALL parents pass on their beliefs and values to their children? Personally, I think if there were more people who put God and family at the center of their lives, the world would be a better place. I am not a fundamentalist by any means, but I would hope my daughters (We have three) grow up to be more like the Duggars and less like, oh, say, Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears!

Anonymous said...

Don't you realize that because they are together after marriage, and have not been together with others, sexually....that they are starting out without any old ghosts in their lives, which eliminates jealousy and all that? They KNOW they can trust one another.

What the...? So you're saying that people who choose to have premarital sex all have "ghosts" and are "jealous and all that"? That is just ridiculous. If you're mature enough to marry then you're mature enough to know, understand and allow for the fact that your partner had a life before you came on the scene and...GASP! might be a better person for it! Some people like their mates to be naive - I'm one who prefers the person I marry to be someone with some history, insight and maturity which are all possible even if there has been premarital sex. Waiting to have sex and marrying at a very young age? Not my scene but please don't assume that means I'm a slut who couldn't possibly form strong, healthy bonds with a marriage partner. Waiting to have sex and marrying at a very young age, okay for some I guess - but NOT FOR ALL.

you say the Duggar children haven't been given any choice in what they believe because they have been taught their parents' beliefs. Don't ALL parents pass on their beliefs and values to their children?

No, all parents do not pass their beliefs on to their children. Some SHARE their beliefs but leave the choosing up to their children. In some homes parents say, "this is what we believe and these are the traditions/ideals/practices that happen in OUR home but you are free to choose your own path and if you need my help showing you other ways, I'm here to help you with that." I know that can happen because that's the kind of household I was raised in. I wasn't indoctrinated and I think it's safe to say by the time I was 12 I was aware of all the major world religions, what they stood for and what their practices were and my parents supported my curiosity and learned along with me. Somehow, I don't see that kind of freedom being shared in the Duggar household.

Oh, it also goes without saying that I am a female and was raised to believe that being submissive to my mate is not a desirable trait :)