Tuesday, June 14, Duggars Focus on the Family

The Duggars share the secrets to running a large family; conquering the fear of heights.
From MSN.

The Duggars share their secrets on how to run a large family while at a conference in Colorado. Later the family sneaks in some sightseeing, including a visit to the famed Garden of the Gods. And watch as the Duggars conquer their fear of heights!
From TLC.
(30 minutes)

18 comments:

Cyn said...

I love Focus On the Family and this is the one I don't want to miss lol.

Sharla said...

Fair warning on this episode. I loathe political discussions. So I won't endure one about Focus on the Family. All discussion needs to relate to the episode and not veer into politics, please. Thank you. The Free Discussion board is a fine place if you want to discuss the politics. I'll put up a topic.

hart&sole said...

Why 'Focus On The Family?' As if we haven't seen and heard how the Duggars manage such a big family time after time? Maybe this time it'll be from the point of view of Jana and Jill who seem to do most of the actual work/management. Yes, I admit that Michelle had to do plenty when the children were young, but from the first TV special when there were a mere 14 children, the girls were doing a whole lot for their ages. I remember little JoyAnna, who couldn't have been more than 6 carrying cases of canned goods in from the car. Thank God the family got their own reality show and the girls got to trash those pantaloons they wore back in the day.

Cyn said...

Focus on the Family is a very large Christian organization that includes radio, internet, and snail-mail. Thier main focus is on conservative Family values, both political and religious.... and as Sharla stated I'm not touching thier political views with a 10 ft pole.

They have been around for over 30 years. It's run by several different people the most well known being Dr James Dobson. FOTF is based in Colorado, and that's the conference they are attending.


TLC on the other hand loves to twist and make puns...

ennvee said...

I've seen the footage of their appearance and it's the basic stock Duggar speaking engagement: the kids are trotted out to sing and play the violins, then taken offstage while Jim Bob and Michelle give the political version of their stock stump speech.

Nothing to see here, really; TLC will certainly cut out the political stuff.

Religilicious said...

"I've seen the footage of their appearance and it's the basic stock Duggar speaking engagement: the kids are trotted out to sing and play the violins, then taken offstage while Jim Bob and Michelle give the political version of their stock stump speech."

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Same old, same old Duggar rhetoric. Oh, and with a ginormous American flag hanging behind them.

19 circus ponies and their trainers, uh, I mean parents.

Yawn.

SuzanneDeAZ said...

This seems to be a very interesting episode and perhaps can give us a clearer look of how this large family operates.

rcadra2 said...

I am surprised at how little Michelle does. It looks like each teenaged girl is resonsible for 2-3little onesm at all times. Even in the hotel on this trip, it looked like each one took a roomful of kids.

And now Anna seems to have been recruited now to care for the kids. She has her own family to look after.

I just feel sad for the older girls. Michelle doesn't seem to do much anymore.

Cyn said...

In the type of hotel rooms the Duggars had you must have 1 adult per so many kids per "room", they would need to break them up accordingly.

Janna, Jessa, Jill, John David, and Josh & Anna would all have had some little ones, some middle, and some adults in each room along with Michelle and JimBob.

Allison said...

I don't have much to say about the episode, but did anyone else spot Jana wearing a Star of David?

I thought that was a little strange.

hart&sole said...

Surprisingly, my husband, who barely watches the Duggars, noticed that the Duggar daughters did the child rearing.

Not that I am defending Michelle or Jim Bob but, other than the mental anguish Josie's seizure caused them, Jana and Jill are far more competent than her actual parents so I found no fault in them leaving Josie in the care of the girls.

Both episodes were better than I expected them to be. Many, many years ago I lived in Colorado Springs, so seeing the Garden of the Gods was a treat. I was surprised that climbing on the rocks was forbidden since my Girl Scout Troop did that many times! Colorado is a beautiful state.

heavennoseven said...

I dont like how they disregrad Safty.


The sky coaster,Anna pregnant on a bridge, the rides on the rocks etc.

hart&sole said...

Seeing little Jennifer with the plastic dry cleaning bag was certainly unsafe. Hopefully someone took it away from her promptly. It's hard to say what happens when the camera goes onto the next scene, or the scene is edited. I was nervous the last time I was at the Garden of the Gods with my 4 year old granddaughter and two adults watching her. Kids are so quick and accidents happen so fast! I sure would not want to take the littlest Duggar kids there. Too many kids, not enough adult eyes.

M-A said...

I hate to dog on someone personally but these last two episodes really turned me against Michelle. Is she turning into a less obnoxious Kate Gosslin / fame addict? Was something awakened in her when alone in that rented house for months (never did understand why older/younger child duos couldn't rotate each week to visit/help/have rare personal time with mom)?

We don't see her do anything for the family anymore (all kids' jurisdictions); we DO see her recording a book, writing a book, collecting awards, speaking to crowds.

She doesn't ride to Colorado with everyone (they've brough Josie to crowded award ceremonies so puh-leeze); she DOES fly on her own (leaving a high maintenance preemie with a friend for days) to enjoy the spotlight of a speaking engagement on the radio AND a live audience, parading her brood around like tourist attractions. Family life too mundane now?

And no, Jim Bob's not off the hook but he still brings in $ (though when the heck does he ever work???) and the show starts with HER saying "This is the story of MY family". There's so little of her to film that they resort to montages of all the fun athletic activities she used to master that her own girls will never be allowed to try.

Speaking of self-righteous rules - how is radio any better than tv? There is plenty of non-family junk to sift through on there too, with questionable ads, just like tv. Gimme a break.

Sharla said...

1.290 million viewers. No news on the earlier episode but I'd expect that one was higher with the Josie drama.

Rebecca said...

Re: Jana possibly wearing the star of David - I didn't see the episode, so I'm not sure whether she was or not, but I recently saw a photo of Sarah Palin wearing a star of David necklace, so perhaps it is something common (recently?) to their evangelical Christian faith.

sandi said...

I'm tentatively guessing the Star of David may be in support of the State of Israel.Many ppl of faith are showing their support in various ways nowadays.

michelle said...

Being that the Duggars are a mega famous Christian family, it totally made sense for Focus On The Family to have them come out to Colorado. I envy Jill and Jana's baby watching skills sometimes. It seems that they almost have an instinct that makes them great with little kids of all ages. Of course, I can't read their minds. Who knows how they really feel.