Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 9:00 PM Duggars Down the Aisle

The Duggars are going to a wedding! Watch as the family travels to Florida where Anna's sister Priscilla is getting married. Meet David, her fiance, plus, the older Duggar girls discuss what they look for in a husband.

(60 minutes) 
Continuation of Season Six

90 comments:

tulip said...

We knew this one was coming, right? We've pretty much already seen it anyway, given David & Priscilla streamed the whole event live on their site, as well as also seeing Josh try and take the center of attention (as usual) with Anna, and Jim Bob & Michelle act like royalty as the bride & groom's "special guests."

tulip said...

BTW, "Duggars Down The Aisle"? None of the Duggars are the ones getting married, so just because they're participants, it still ends up being more so all about them. We've also already heard, more times than not, what the Duggar girls (or rather Jim Bob) are looking for in a husband.

Patrice said...

Just so much filler because we have already seen every boring aspect of the Duggar life. How many years can they go on with homeschooling, "exciting" field trips, Josh at the car lot, cousin Amy and her jolly happy goonery...What I want to see is "The Duggars Meet Honey Boo Boo (new TLC show)and Her Family". Now that would be a riot!

Seriously? said...

Scraping the barrel for sure.

sandi said...

I think it would be more fun to see Jim Bob (or one of the Duggar boys) color their hair green and slip into a seat beside Erin Bates at Crown College.LOL.JMO.

Nancy said...

TLC just HAD to get Josh into that wedding party. The groom has like 7 brothers, yet Josh, who the groom met once, made a complete [jerk] of himself at the end of the ceremony.

Boo on Gothard. His speech was the cult in a nutshell, down to female submission and if anything is wrong in the marriage, it's her fault for not being "good enough." Pity he is such a chicken**** that he didn't consent to be filmed. He was also at Josh & Anna's nuptials in the same role.

Since I already sat through most of the wedding (I actually had to leave for about an hour and got back just in time for the first kiss), I think I'll pass. Have fun watching the Duggars screech out their Greatest Hits as people enter the church.

Really, other than Anna (and Josh by extension) and possibly Jana, whom Priscilla met at indoctrination camp, no other Duggars should have been at this wedding.

Angie said...

I'm pretty sure the only reason Josh got into the wedding was because Anna was Pricilla's maid of honor and there is no way she would have been allowed to walk down the aisle with any other man

Patrice said...

"I'm pretty sure the only reason Josh got into the wedding was because Anna was Pricilla's maid of honor and there is no way she would have been allowed to walk down the aisle with any other man"
I think you hit the nail right on the head! No doubt written somewhere in the Gothard Bible of Unbelievably Nonsensical Bullcrap.

Rainbow68 said...

I wouldn't be surprised if this is the last season, unless they come up with some really neat stuff to talk about/film. I think maybe a yearly or twice-a-year special might provide more entertainment.

Seriously? said...

"Duggars Down the Aisle"???

More like "Duggars Down the Drain".

END this farce. Pull the plug. The Duggars are no more real than were the Gosselins. They are a made-for-tv TLC brand. They are the God & Guns model. Nothing more.

Rudy Tecat said...

What the Duggars look for in a husband for their daughters includes $$$. They used to have a link on their website to some family "expert" who espoused a form of dowry payable to the parents of the bride in order to prove that the young man was financially stable. The "expert" must have had a lot of daughters.

Don't Doubt It said...

Well maybe David is a Josh in training (or the other way around, if David really is Gothard royalty). Saw one of David's brother's weddings online and David and Priscilla did the same 'up the isle retreat kiss' thing that Josh and Anna did at their wedding. Also can't tell if Priscilla is pregnant already or not. Would only be fair to speculate based on her and hubby's website pictures since the same is done to poor Anna.

Nancy said...

David and Priscilla really spruced up their blog (especially their "stories") quite recently. I guess they're anticipating some internet traffic. http://davidlovespriscilla.com/

I think they're showing this episode first because they're going to announce she's pregnant. She certainly looks like she's carrying low in the pictures where they're hiking (and that was a month ago). They are very active people who eat well (unlike Josh and Anna) so I can't call "food baby" here.

tulip said...

I expect David & Priscilla are hoping for their own following, like the next Josh & Anna, and in turn, can promote Gothard bigger than ever. If Priscilla is pregnant, it will spark new interest for all the followers since the days of Josh & Anna have gone by the wayside- Josh overweight, blabbing about politics and pretending to work at the carlot, while Anna wears old maternity clothes to cover up her weight and applies too much makeup cooks babyfood, reads (Gothard apporoved) storybooks and posts pics of the kids eating their meals is no longer interesting, even to that crowd.

Nancy said...

I also saw David's brother's (Adam, IIRC) wedding to Valerie and I can sort of forgive Dave mimicking what Josh did at his wedding, only because David and Priscilla had only been married a month at the time. However, in both cases, I think it's pretty tacky.

My opinion seems to be popular amongst the fundies as well, since in both instances, the reaction from the guests is a smattering of nervous laughter.

tulip said...

Just took a look at David loves Priscilla site-basically Josh & Anna newlywed clones. In the Tunnel hike pics, she definitely looks pregnant, esp. when compared to earlier pics. Then again, that's been said about Anna not that long ago. Also, in the gallery of the hike pics, there's one very reminiscent of Josh kissing Anna for the first time-David looks like he dove right in for the attack...what's with these guys?

And the honeymoon photos are all a little too much for the public-I mean, if they want to keep them in their personal album, it could be cute, but...pics of the bed, jet tub, kissing on the loveseat (again, going in for the kill), oh, and more of the pink striped polo Anna & her mom had matching in the engagement episode, Priscilla is now wearing as well. In another picture, she's wearing an identical one, only this time in orange. Of course, David color coordinates. Josh & Anna part 2.

sandi said...

I just hope David doesn't sell Priscilla out for the births the way Josh did Anna.Some things should just be private.JMO.

Nancy said...

Sandi, Have you heard David speak? If you haven't, trust me, it's a good thing. He has the charisma of a robot. Heck, most robots are programmed with more personality than this guy. He's stiff as a board and I imagine this translates into his personal life. Everything I've seen from him before and after his wedding seems so...regimented to the second in every aspect of his life.

Priscilla has bought into that mess and seems to enjoy it..for the time being at least. Just wait until she's up the creek with 10 kids, forced to do missionary work because her husband has no other skills. I lost an hour of my life listening to the lecture he gave on the website. PAIN.FUL.

Stephanie said...

Regarding David and Pricilla. The only thing on youtube I could get to play is a short couple interview. David sounds like he is a wanna be television preacher. In all honesty, I think Josh and David speak the same and have ok public speaking skills especially for tv preachers. At my church we always vote in a pastor who has a seminary degree and I guess if you start your own church you don't have to have that requirement. Josh could be a preacher and if he had an education he would be good at it. That is the nicest thing I have ever said about Josh.

Leah said...

This was a Waller/Keller wedding. Why would they title this episode Duggars down the aisle?!?! Are the Duggars so special that they are the focal point of other peoples wedding days?! That is lunacy, and David and Priscilla should have stood up for the meaning of THEIR wedding day (their marriage). Why would they allow their wedding day to be overshadowed by this freak show?! I guess I'm just more traditional and conservative than those people because as far as I'm concerned, a wedding is a ceremony to celebrate the covenant of marriage between a couple. It is not a popularity contest. And it's CERTAINLY not about any of the Duggars. I thought Michelle and Jim Bob valued marriage..if that were the case, they would have insisted that the ceremony not be all about THEM and their family. It should have been focused on the joy and sobriety of vowing to love someone till death. Ugh.


I know 1 thing: I would rather be married to David than Josh Duggar... At least David has ambition, even if he's awkwardly robotic. Josh is his own brand of gross.

Ksoftball said...

It is called this because a few of the Duggars did go down the aisle as part of the wedding party. It is a play on words, like most episode titles on tv shows these days.

sandi said...

I agree,Leah..I would have just chosen to have a quiet ceremony without the cameras or live-streaming..if the Duggars were invited,then so be it,but they would not have been the focal point of my ceremony.I'm not sure what David was hoping to accomplish there..more exposure for ATI comes to mind,though.JMO.

sandi said...

Nancy,I was only able to watch a little of it,but yes,he is as stiff as cardboard! Actually I think cardboard is a little more pliable. :) LOL.
As for Josh,he does not need a degree nor any college education to preach in some of the churches out there.I personally would not want to hear him,though.JMO.

tulip said...

Now TLC advertising 19k&c on their home page, I guess they're desperate to draw people in-what's with the season's preview clip "a new chapter begins?" They show several scenes from the miscarriage episode, then proclaim how a new chapter begins, showing David and Priscilla getting married-what does that have to do with a new chapter for the Duggar family? What does that have to do with anything? Seriously, I don't see how David & Priscilla getting married has anything to do with the Duggars "starting anew". Do they think people won't notice it's not one of the Duggars, therefore thinking it's a Duggar, and wondering who's getting married? Ugh-typical of them to use other people's life material to ensure the show goes on.

I really can't see Josh being a preacher, since he's way to egotistical and it shows in everything he does. The speaking engagement he & Anna did for a youth group back in February, about dating, purity, etc., was ridiculous-he was constantly talking about and drawing the focus to himself and his own experiences (instead of using that as supporting material for the topic) all the while interrupting Anna several times as she tried to put in her two cents. It was bad. His public speaking is nothing to write home about...he has an 'all about me' attitude with poorly timed "jokes" and opening mouth-insert foot, offending many (so maybe he actually would make a good politician, though.)

Nancy said...

Oh those wacky Wallers. They've updated the website and there's a picture of David Waller waterskiing...in a suit on what is presumably a cellphone.

Pics of Pris keep her midsection nicely hidden.

Melissa said...

ditto to what Sandi said... I really hope and pray that Priscilla isn't coerced into having her labor and delivery taped by TLC. It's ridiculous that she had to have her wedding aired on 19 Kids and Counting. Now it makes sense why the Duggars and Bates were so involved with various songs thoughout the wedding ceremony. I watched part of the wedding, and thought to myself that maybe they were all just really close through the Homeschooling Conferences, but perhaps, the Duggars were more involved in the wedding due to TLC taping it.

Nancy said...

Looking further at the Waller's blog, it does appear that one thing TLC bought them for their participation was a nice car, complete with vanity plates. David may have had a car before, but he works at Gothard HQ doing Lord knows what. I doubt it pays well enough to go out and buy a shiny new car. Having TLC tape your wedding would.

That said, David was super hard-core Gothard before Priscilla and what him being the "headship," it's his call on how much of their lives he allows to have taped to save his wife's in-laws' TV show. I have a feeling this exclusive is a one-off, needed at the time as filler after Michelle's miscarriage.

Melissa said...

I just watched the you tube video of David water-sking in his suit. I wonder if his cell is ruined... Can we say Joshie Jr.? UGGGH!

Hannah said...

I just got to see the last twenty mins(got the time zone was messed up). Josh needs to stop talking over everyone. It was just a few mins before it got on my nerves.


Michelle picked up her grandkid. Anna talking about Michelle like shes is the best parent ever. GAG.

Josh copying Davids line.

Nancy said...

The set up with Josh watching Dave put on his tux. Where were Dave's brothers (he has something like 6 of them).

David could have another career as a Hoover if the marriage gig doesn't work out. I won't make any accusations, but will make the observation that he's a very effeminate guy who likes to dress in the same color palette as his wife, months after their wedding...at least Josh and Anna stopped that nonsense after they got married.

I have to watch again because I read that there were Gothard sightings! I don't know how I missed it unless it was due to the fact I was rolling my eyes during about 90% of the episode.

The sit-down with the girls combined with Jim Bob's little checklist only CONFIRMS that any relationship the girls might have will not be the choice of the girls, but ARRANGED, yes Jill, ARRANGED by their father. Man, she was really rolling the eyes back to remember particular memes and the way she talked down to Jinger about how living in the country would be a test was condescending.

Joy saved the show. She and McKayla Maroney could have a scowl-off. :D

Angie said...

i don't even know what to say about the episode. Josh did all he could to steal the spot light from david/priscilla. Haven't they already arranged the 4 oldest girls and asked them about courting and marriage? I don't understand why they added Joy this time. She's 14 and I sure hope they don't plan on marrying her off soon. They really should have just sat down Jill and asked her about it since she seemed to have the best rehearsed answers of them all.

Porcupine Pie said...

What is that saying....... Circling the drain? This is almost painful to watch, they are grasping at straws, and who really gives a flying fig about Priscilla's wedding? People want to see Michelle and her clown-car uterus popping out a baby every few years. I personally hope it doesn't happen for her health. And I guess Anna's not pregnant, even though she kind of looked like it.

And poor Joy, she looked so miserable. It's like her spirit is just crushed in the shadow of her older sisters.

I think it's time to pull the plug, TLC.

Melissa said...

Did anyone notice how the girls said a lot of good things about David W (his maturity, high moral standards, etc.) but they didn't say one thing about older brother Josh? Maybe they realize what Anna got stuck with, (even though Daddy Jim Bob comes to his son's rescue with work related things and Mommy Michelle just giggles when her son does stupid things like make his wife go on a ferris wheel when she's scared of heights). Other than the whole suit wearing thing while water skiing, David seems like an ok guy. He definitely has a better work ethic than Josh. And David seems to truly adore Priscilla. How rude of Josh to roll his ideas about David saying "I married my best friend" at the end of their wedding, and then Josh has to say the same thing at the end of the episode in the interview. Josh, if you're reading this, stop being a jerk and grow up! I can't believe all the negative things he kept saying about David and the wedding! Jealous, huh? And absolutely hilarious that David and Priscilla beat Joshie and Anna at tennis!

Mindy said...

After watching this episode, my money is on a late Sept/early Oct baby for Anna. I have a friend who "accidentally" (jury is still out) got pregnant with her 3rd very soon after her second so she has a young 3yo, a 7mos old and is 9wks pregnant and already looks huge (started showing at 6wks)! My friend is a tiny girl too! I'm guessing Priscilla's baby will be 3mos behind that - I'm sure they can't announce until after Josh and Anna.

Wampascat said...

How a about the bride's father stating that the couple decided to take the " higher ground" and save their first kiss for their wedding. How insulting was that for everyone who doesn't believe in Gothard's rigidly inane rules. I guess the rest of us are damned for all eternity, huh? IMO, the entire episode was either filler/damage control. The groom was as creepy as Josh, in different ways. The bride had that same goofy grin and adoring empty headed look as Anna. And, yes, I also thought he was going to suck the lips right off her face when he dove on or that kiss.

londonbridges said...

Gag me with a spoon. Josh completely made a fool of himself again, in so many ways. He tried to undermine this wedding IMHO. Ugh.

The comment from the father about the couple taking the higher ground is absolutely insulting and demeaning to the non-Gothardites. Because a couple chooses to kiss or whatever prior to marriage makes them no better than anyone else. This cult is even wackier and more dangerous than I realized.

The first kiss and many after that were painful to watch, at least for me. It is my opinion that a couple's first kiss should not be in front of a mass 'audience' but in private. Oh, wait, the Duggars only do one thing in private and that is procreate. The rest is for the public eye. JMHO.

Allison said...

Anna may or may not have been pregnant in this episode, but she isn't anymore. The wedding was 7 months ago... They definitely would have said something about it by now.

Allison said...

Oh and another thing: You wanna talk "baby talk"? Listen to Priscilla Duggar-Waller. Her voice is so... there are no words to describe it. Wow. And same with David. They are both so weird when they talk. Josh and Anna at least sound like normal 20-somethings, even if the ideas they're preaching are ridiculous. At least none of the Older Girls have that high-pitched squeal going on.

tulip said...

I can't say much about this episode except that it was such a waste of time. David may seem a slight notch up from Josh, but he still exudes a kind of weirdness. "Empty headed look", as one poster put it, perfectly describes Priscilla to me as well. At least they did seem to be genuinely 'in love', David telling her he married his best friend was in fact sweet.

This episode put me over the edge with Josh-he was so annoying, it was utterly disturbing. It was more than obvious he was jealous of David & Priscilla getting the spotlight on this one, so he went out of his way to butt in time after time. So rude.

The gathering of the girls was strange. I used to feel sorry for them, but now, I'm actually getting a little annoyed. It's almost like they're getting the 'holier than thou' attitudes with the courtship thing. I guess they finally included Joy with the older girls because people complained she was still being grouped in with the younger kids? (I was one who thought that too), however, she so looked like she did not want to be there. I do feel sorry for Joy-she looks like she never fits in, and I don't see Jim Bob or Michelle trying to do a thing about it (or even noticing it for that matter.) Having a teenage girl share her Bday at Chuck e cheese with her little sister was all the proof I needed to see there's some serious issues going on there.

Jac&Jil said...

`Why do I have the feeling that David is going to enjoy wearing Priscilla's lingerie more than Priscilla? David is a silly, immature man/boy. All I can say is, poor Priscilla. She deserves much better.

DawnDoings said...

There seems to be a lot of buzz about Jinger wanting to move to the city. I didn't see the show. Are people making too much about what she said?

Jen said...

I wonder if the car at David and Priscilla's wedding was borrowed.

Their blog talks about them riding their bikes to the train station to go into the city and when they found out they would have to wait for the train they rode their bike all the way in to the city, a bike ride of 22 miles

Then again, maybe that is their idea of fun.

Jen said...

I just saw the vanity plates on the car Dav n Cil. No way was that car borrowed.

I guess riding 22 miles for dinner is their idea of fun.

Goodie said...

I was surprised that Jana didn't say one word during the whole episode (or did I miss it?)
And David and Priscilla kissing (locking lips) - I had to keep turning away from those scenes!

Doug said...

The water skiing in a suit is a Bill Gothard parody. Bill Gothard is never seen wearing anything but suits and a rumor has been going around in IBLP circles for years that he even goes water skiing in a suit. For the last few years, David Waller has worked for Bill Gothard as his right-hand man/assistant during what is referred to as "single-service", serving God in full-time work while you are still single. He has appeared on stage at most ATI events right next to Mr. BG. The water skiing video is probably David's humorous way of teasing his boss. (I am a former ATI attender so I have first-hand knowledge of these things.)
The Duggar girls mentioned during the 5-girls interview that they are focusing on ministry right now while they are single. It is a big thing in IBLP to "encourage" single young people to work for the Lord until he brings along "the One" for you.

Patrice said...

There seems to be a lot of buzz about Jinger wanting to move to the city. I didn't see the show. Are people making too much about what she said?
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I think that was super sad. The poor girl actually seems to have some ambition to escape the cult and then Jill shot her right down, and Jinger admitted, "Yes, I have to learn to be content..." I wish I could scream at her "NO NO NO! You do NOT need to be content being stuck in your dinky hometown under your parents' roof under daddy-o finds you a fundie-man. Get out, go to school, find a job, grab some roomies, get a fun apartment, FIND YOURSELF!" Jill is so much her parents' child. Now she is in charge of crushing the younger ones' spirits cuz Boob and Mullet don't even have the energy to do that anymore.
Please someone save Jinger!

imaamy said...

Hey at least David and Priscilla are into activity/sport and not totally round like Josh and Anna! I think long rides are a good sign, not to be made fun of.

Now David's extended family? Rather strange looking, almost like inbreeding going on. Agree with everyone..Josh couldn't be more annoying. Anna talking about Hershey Kisses and sex...weird. And David saying rose petals will drop from the church ceiling to cover their first kiss? Eeeww I'm sick of him already! He looks too much like Howdy Doody.

tulip said...

David's "you may kiss the bride" looked like it was probably even grosser than Josh's, the camera just wasn't as close-up (thank goodness)-and when they showed Dave & Pris kissing in the car? That was super yuck.

Few more observations-Anna refers to IBLP HQ as "a Christian ministry in Chicago" (careful not to name names!) David plays tennis in khakis better than Josh walks down the street. When Josh dips Anna on the tennis court for a kiss, she definitely looked like she had a pregnant belly. Gross talk-hearing Anna describing her & Josh's wedding night as "exciting".

Way too many praises 1) Anna fawning over Michelle's 'amazing mothering skills', 2) Josh acting like he's supreme in marriage (been there, done that attitude), 3) Duggar girls over admiration of David's excellent 'character', 4) Anna's dad exalting David & Priscilla for 'waiting'. Just didn't realize how annoyed I actually was watching so many people who are all too full of themselves.

Jen said...

"Hey at least David and Priscilla are into activity/sport and not totally round like Josh and Anna! I think long rides are a good sign, not to be made fun of."
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I agree long rides are a good healthy sign. I was just wondering if it was out of necessity or for fun.

It appears after seeing the vanity tag on their car that it was for fun not necessity.

Sharla said...

1.660 million viewers and 0.6 rating.

londonbridges said...

I too think that David enjoys Priscilla's lingerie more than she does. He seems immature and very naive. JMHO.

I was in shock when Michelle actually picked up Mack. Have we ever since her do this? She certainly isn't viewed picking up her own blessings.

Stephanie said...

Oh my Goodness! I just watched on internet (switching to DirectTV have no cable)

1. David & Priscilla kissing CRINGEWORTHY just like Zach Bates sweating.
2. David putting on jacket to be married in front of the Urinals
3. Josiah over acting when lady pinned on corsage when pin was no where near sticking him
4. Bad violin playing, again.
5. Why do Michelle and Jimbob stand there while the kids play their so-called music?
6. Joy is at the teen age when you can easily gain weight and you don't realize you are gaining weight. Could she sit in that interview looking more awkward?
7. Priscilla really has Michelles baby voice perfectly with David close behind. Anna doesn't even do that.
8. You all were right, why were some of the little boys in the wedding party? My guess, this David guy was a TV ministry of sorts and thought this might help.
9. Jed and his stupid Davy Crockett coonskin cap. That hat in the middle of summer has been seen several times needs to go in trash.
10. Kids climbing on tables
11. Michelle and Jimbob leaving Jana to pack and do all this work. But Jana "loves working with the little ones"
12. Jimbob re enacting the interview process of a suitor (I am sure that was productions bright idea but it was stupid). Maybe God "laid it on Jimbobs heart" to do that silly acting part.
13. Jimbob gets weekly letters and emails from men regarding the girls and he "talks it over with them but they haven't been interested in any of those yet". What What What?????
Certainly he isn't taking fan letters as serious husband material is he?
14. The girls seem very guarded in what they say, and really spout out what they have been taught for 20 years.

Melissa said...

ditto to imaamy: the whole conversation Anna had about sex..yuck! These people focus more talk on a topic that should be kept discrete. Just as bad as when Jim Bob announces on the Today show in front of all his kids that "trying is fun." That's just disgusting!

mishmash said...

Josh's immaturity reached an all time low during this episode. He was clearly beyond jealous that all the attention wasn't on him and that him and Anna's wedding was nowhere near as elaborate as Priscilla and Davids. Him and Anna looked like an old, frumpy, out of shape married couple next to Priscilla and David. I actually thought it was sweet when David told Priscilla that he married his best friend. And of course Josh had to mock him and act like a total jerk about it. Josh's attempts to be sweet to Anna came across as phony and insincere!!

I thought the older Duggar girls, especially Jessa, came off as defensive.(the bon bon comment) She definitely has a chip on her shoulder. As usual, the girls were clearly spouting what they have been taught. It's sad to watch. I would love to take them to dinner one day and and try to talk some sense into them.

Poor poor Joyanna. She looked so miserable. I really pray that her and some of the other ones will get up the courage to escape from the Duggar compound one day.

momofalmost8 said...



Mostly the Duggars make me laugh... Especially Josh. I find Josh to be a constant "encouragement" in my marraige. Everytime I get mad at my husband I think, "Well, at least he's not like Josh".

This episode was just overly strange on so many levels and just so wrong on so many more...

1)What is wrong with these so called men????????? They go to the alter and act like 12 year old horny little boys.
2)Whats with all the creepy pre-pubescent looking kissing?
3) Why oh why does TLC insist on the "lets hold hands and spin in circles while looking in each others eyes" shots... They come off like some creepy high school sex ed video from 1950.
4) What was the purpose of the wagon with the babies in it?
5) Why does the first kiss in these weddings come off like an assault more than a romantic kiss.
6) Where did Priscilla come up with the odd baby voice? I've seen her in other episodes and she didn't speak that way.
7) Why do they all constantly preach modesty and then obsess about sex? On TV?
8) Anna talking about her (vomit) wedding night. How exactly does she know that the "physical side" of marraige is soooooooooooooooooo much better if you maintain your "gift of purity"? Has she ever been married "without" maintaining her "gift"?
9) I have to laugh at the idea of Josh giving anyone a birds and bees talk. Of course maybe that just meant he was going to lend them the CD JimBoob gave Josh and Anna.
10) Anna saying she comes from a small family of eight. Five girls and three boys. uhhh... Anna? 5 girls + 3 boys + 2 parents = A FAMILY OF 10 ANNA!!!!!! ATI at it's best!!
11) Please stop attempting to "encourage" the rest of us by EVER, EVER, EVER, bringing up sex err "the physical side of marraige" with Josh again!! NIKE!!!
12) Why were Josh and Anna standing on the stage hugging each other during the wedding? It's usually groomsmen on one side and bridesmaids on the other....right?
13) At 24 and 27 is it possible that these 2 people are really that immature at that age?
14) Was wondering through the whole episode if Anna was pregnant or having a food baby. Someone said this was filmed 7 months ago... So food baby it is! Out of respect for the family's "M" theme I shall refer to the food baby as McChickenetti Dugggar.
15) The interview with the girls made them look like a bunch of snotty brats.
16) Jim Boob sitting around acting like the line for his daughters is endless... PLEASE!! Maybe Gothards and pervs that get off on their "purity" pledge. As a mother of four young men 18(army), 18(army), 17(air force at graduation), and 16 I can safely say I would drop kick... umm I mean "escort" any of those snotty brats out my front door. AS IF I would EVER want one of my sons eating tater tot casserole for the rest of his life!!
17) I noticed Joy was barefoot in the interview... I couldn't help wondering of the bottom of her feet dirty...

imaamy said...

tulip said...

David's "you may kiss the bride" looked like it was probably even grosser than Josh's, the camera just wasn't as close-up (thank goodness)-and when they showed Dave & Pris kissing in the car? That was super yuck.

> I did seriously feel ill..

tulip said...

Gross talk-hearing Anna describing her & Josh's wedding night as "exciting".

> heh.. I bet it was the most "exciting" 15 seconds of her life!! Josh being the considerate type that would think about his wife in that regard and all.... gag

















Stacy said...

This episode was too much, who are the Duggar girls to talk and give advise about relationships???

At the beginning I thought it was gross when Josie was picking her nose and then one of the little boys chasing her with a suction, you have to be careful with those things, they can hurt a little nose.

I also thought David's family looked kinda strange, very weird looking,haha!!! He seems like he could teeter on the "other side", he is just weird

Josh is a pig!! he makes me sick

Melissa said...

It was kind of funny, I was mentioning the whole sex talk during this episode to my husband. He looked at me with a horrible look on his face, and said, "Why would Anna talk about that on tv?" To which I said, "I have no clue!" It just doesn't make any sense at all. These people are in no way "encouragers." They need to quit using that as an excuse as to why they keep on with this joke of a show. At least if they were honest and said, "We are doing this show for income for our family so both of us can stay home with the kids." then I would commend them for being honest. Ok, off my rant now.

tulip said...

Speaking of "the kiss" seeming more like an assault by a 12-yr. old boy, it still baffles me why these guys feel that their very first kiss, to their bride, on the church alter in front of all their family and guests, has to be this open-mouth, suck face 'kiss'. Just really strange. I've been to many weddings, including my own, where the kiss was closed lips, like a longer peck, followed by maybe a couple smaller pecks. Just plain sweet & romantic for that "you may kiss the bride" moment. Somebody really needs to tell these virgin kissers that they need to stop grossing people out. Showing the little kids jokingly covering their eyes during those kisses?-not a joke! I'd have to do the same thing!

Alberta Rose said...

8) Anna talking about her (vomit) wedding night. How exactly does she know that the "physical side" of marraige is soooooooooooooooooo much better if you maintain your "gift of purity"? Has she ever been married "without" maintaining her "gift"?

Maybe she's had a chance to talk with women who took the purity pledge to make their wedding night special and discovered it made it more special? I've talked with other women who made that choice and we all have agreed it made for a great wedding night.

Nancy said...

David and Priscilla (or Dav n Cil, if you wish) have a new blog post up. Scroll down and check out the large picture. Her tummy is straining in that blouse, but the rest of her is still trim. She also looks much more busty than she did at the wedding, especially in the picture with the laptops.

I vote knocked up.

tulip said...

Priscilla's definitely pregnant-and it's not the 'is she or isn't she' dilemma that was going back & forth with Anna. Of course there's also a pic posted of them with Josh & Anna, and wow, Josh really looks like the stay-puff marshmallow man. No surprise they're sitting at the table eating.

sandi said...

15) The interview with the girls made them look like a bunch of snotty brats.

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I think that's the way they were raised,because it's part of the Gothard brainwashing scheme.If they can make the girls feel 'special',and like they're placed on a pedestal,then they won't notice that the truth of the matter is,they're really being kept down and 'in their place',not even alongside a man,but far beneath him.JMO.

Maria said...

Boy! The older Duggar girls sure haven't grown up to be of humble character! They seem to have grown more self centered and snobby, and act as if they are royalty. Poor Joy, just sitting there staring at the ceiling or floor. She looked as if she wanted to be any place but in that interview. They've already got her hair all curled up like the older girls with a touch of make up on. Her spirit looks crushed. Jill has the clamp down on Jinger. I bet Jinger would love to move away to the city and start enjoying life, but you can bank on the fact that daddy Jim will not allow that. They are going to find her a Godly man who will keep her down in the country. Jinger's spirit has not been crushed yet. She's got some fire left and I detect a bit of rebellious thinking in her. That will all be handled soon though, when they send her off to the same camp they sent Jana to, when Jana was having "problems". Jana looks dead in her eyes, as if she's just been steam rolled. Jill has fallen right in line with everything. She parrots Gothard teachings to the hilt. She's almost militant about it. She looks brainwashed. Jessa seemed annoyed by something didn't she? She doesn't want to be seen as a woman sitting around eating bon bons waiting for prince charming. That made me laugh, since we all know those girls don't sit around! They are too busy taking care of Michelle's babies.

I think Jinger and Joy should run away together and never look back.

I honestly think deep down all of those girls are unhappy. They look so dead panned and sad. The happy smiles are fake.

And that wedding was all kinds of creepy.

I Love Weddings said...

I found it odd how David was using that gentle voice and patient manner adults use when talking to toddlers (like my students) using small words as he walked Priscilla through the different aspects of the wedding ceremony. As if Priscilla has never seen a wedding before. And them making such a huge deal about finally holding BOTH her hands. Simply scandalous!!

Definitely agree with previous posters about the Duggar girls' rehearsed statements in their interview. That's not how it's supposed to sound when you are speaking from your heart about such tender emotions. Jill dominated the conversation, at times talking down to the others.

Patrice said...

Very true. They are led to believe they don't have a choice in their futures. If Daddy doesn't find them a man, they don't get married. Daddy will happily keep them entrapped in the diaper and laundry piles until they are 40 and they will think they have to obey.
Duggar girls, if you are reading this...GET OUT NOW! You are over 18and you can leave! This gets more and more sad.

Wampascat said...

The girls are probably being told that if the show gets cancelled, it's all their fault for not being cheerful enough. Isn't it always the female's fault? Wonder where they got the Bon Bon line from? That's a cheesy TV line, if I've ever heard one.

Jasmine said...

I thought it was interesting how when the Bates kids were asked about courting, they were very honest, natural and more typical in their responses. Lots of giggles, blushing, slight embarrassment ... The Duggar girls are very guarded and rehearsed, in contrast. This may be because they have been at this TV thing much longer and are very PR-savvy, but it sure makes those "amateur" Bates a whole lot more likeable and paints a much better picture of "reality".

sarah taylor said...

Alberta Rose said...

Maybe she's had a chance to talk with women who took the purity pledge to make their wedding night special and discovered it made it more special? I've talked with other women who made that choice and we all have agreed it made for a great wedding night.

> No disrespect to you or your opinions; but that was kind of my point. I would never go on national TV and talk about how great it was to not wait for marraige. I would never say that it was so much better because because DH didn't maul me at the alter and was not acting like a 12 year old fumbling around in the dark on our wedding night. I personally took her "enchouragement" as yet another back handed, pre-scripted slap in the face statement meant to critisize anyone, pardon me, any WOMAN, not drinking the Gothard cool aid.

For example... I don't live in my neighbors house. Therefore, I cannot comment on life in that house because I have never experienced it. I have indeed spoken with my neighbor; but that in no way makes me an expert on life in that house.

sandi said...

I really didn't care for Anna'a father's comment about 'choosing the higher standard of not kissing before the wedding'.There is nowhere written in the bible that this is a higher standard.This is a man-made doctrine,just as most of Gothard's hang-ups are.I was impressed with Mr Keller when they showed the prison ministry he does;however,at the weddings,he just makes me want to gag with all the control and false doctrine comments.It's very haughty and arrogant,IMO,to imply the rest of us/those who choose not to go that route,are somehow lower on a level of moral standards to kiss before marriage.JMO.

londonbridges said...

I agree with the comments about taking the higher ground made by Mr. Keller. It is truly judgmental and places anyone who waits even for that first kiss until marriage, on a much higher pedestal than the 'sinners' who don't choose that path.

Also, I am not bragging or defending my choices in public like the Gothardites do. This cult is more dangerous and wacky than I ever believed before. JMHO of course.

Elspeth said...

Sometimes I think it's the less able to fully function in society that become fundamentalists. Not always, but frequently they are the socially awkward or less physically adept, or less likely to succeed for various reasons. They can then have something to feel superior over others with their "holiness" and "virtue." I'm sure that's not the case with all them, but a lot of them like Jim Bob and Mr. Keller seem like the last kid to be chosen for the dodge ball team. Gil Bates seems to be an exception to that view, but then I don't think he's quite as likely to hold up the not kissing until the wedding in such a superior hoity toity attitude.

professor said...

Josh's kiss to Anna on the tennis court was just trying to say, "See I can touch Anna and you can't touch Priscilla!", The snarky comments about his tennis playing, etc. all signaled the insecurity and negative attitude of Josh Duggar. He showed his true colors, which highlighted his immaturity.

Secondly, the Duggar girls are talking as if the only way they are to leave the house is to get married and that is a big mistake. Ladies, please, I beg of you, break the cycle! Move out, and go to a regular college! I believe Jinger said that she wanted to live in the big city. Do it! And, you don't need a man to do it either. This does not mean that you will go wild and crazy, it just means to think about delaying the status quo of the family and make an individual decision to not go the route of everyone else in the family. Go Go Go!!!

Human Cult Detector said...

The Duggars completely seemed to hijack Priscilla's wedding. And I agree with Professor. Josh and Anna's kissing was not cute or sweet at all. They really seem like attention whores that think that their you know what doesn't stink.

Is there a no kissing before marriage rule in the Bible that I missed? I have never found anything that states kissing is wrong. These people just make up rules. The self righteousness is nauseating.

sarah taylor said...

professor said...

Josh's kiss to Anna on the tennis court was just trying to say, "See I can touch Anna and you can't touch Priscilla!",

> LOL... I was thinking the EXACT same thing when I saw that!

sandi said...

I really didn't care for Anna'a father's comment about 'choosing the higher standard of not kissing before the wedding'.There is nowhere written in the bible that this is a higher standard.This is a man-made doctrine,just as most of Gothard's hang-ups

> I can find nowhere in the Bible that mentions the whole "no kissing" thing. Seems to me that Gothard men are just a bit creepy and have some odd hangups. Of course in Josh and Annas case had he kissed her first before marraige there may not have been a second kiss or a marraige at all. Josh looks like an awful kisser. It would have been one and done for me.

In addition it strikes me as odd that they are constantly referring to themselves as an "encouragement" to others and yet it seems to be that all they manage to do is use passive aggressive words to beat others down in an attempt to make themselves feel better.

Lily said...

Ok one thing I dont understand if Josh's comment about how his family "warmed up the crowd." who has an opening act at a wedding. I dont understand that.

Nancy said...

The self righteousness is nauseating.

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This can't be stated enough. They must believe there's some hierarchy in heaven and by not kissing or whatever, they're "winning" God's favor and will sit closer to his right hand in heaven.

Shoot, Laura Ingalls kissed her beau and although Jane Austen BOOKS don't end with a kiss, it certainly is implied, ONCE a couple has made their relationship public. But no, that's not good enough for a man who's been sued for sexual harassment of young women (along with his brother) during his tenure as the head of IBLP/ATI, etc.

sandi said...

I'm wondering why Mr Keller couldn't have just said they had chosen to wait for marriage until their first kiss,instead of saying it was a higher standard.IMo that makes thier first kiss seem a bit voyeristic since it is done so publicly.If a couple has never kissed before,I would much rather not be the first to view it at their wedding,as it should be a private moment,imo.No higher standard implied though,jmo.

sandi said...

For that matter,it would be interesting if aanother Gothard couple came up and said they'd chosen the higher standard of not holding hands/touching at all until after the wedding,which I think is what Zach and Sarah were doing? Only without proclaiming it to be a higher standard.

sarah taylor said...

I'm noy sure why these Gothard men think they speak for God.

I do seem to recall after many, many years of religious brain washing in private schools my parents forced me into that:

1) Following false prophets is a bad thing.

2) Worshipping false idols (or people) is a bad thing.

3) Greed (like having 20 cars, SUVs, buses, trucks,) is a bad thing.

4)Lying. to many examples to list there. Is a bad thing.

I am a religious person; but I tend to stay away from "church groups"

It looks as though Jim Boob has spent quite a bit of the TLC money. The poor older kids get nothing I am sure. jim Boob takes it all since he is the head of the household and all. I wonder what they will do when the product endorsements and freebies stop. I notice a whole lot of wal-mart products in that house.

J&A wont even be able to afford the chickenetti any more. They are just going to have to eat the "etti". Josh has the work ethic of well... Jim Boob. Jim Boob gave him a house and a car lot (giving them cars to drive). Jim Boob also supplied a job for Joshy via giving him a car lot. The guy has seriously accomplished NOTHING himself.

Jana: I am worried about her this season. She has some serious "dead eyes" no life there. Makes me wonder if something happenned.

Jill: Learn some humility. Quickly. I am so sick of seeing and hearing nothing but Jill, Jill, Jill everytime the girls are even mentioned. She rambles on and on giving the party line but has no life experience in ANYTHING and therefore makes herself look like a very unlikeable, self righteous, narsissistic female version of Jim Boob. I have every reason to think that by the way the other girls react to her that she spends a great bit of time verbally beating any normal hopes and dreams out of them and making them feel bad for wanting more out of their lives than to raise Jim Boob and Mullets "blessings" until Jim Boob sells them off to some "prince charming" like Josh or David Waller.

Jessa: Put the cool aid down and back away from the table. You know you want to. If you are so immature yet that you think David waller is a catch... You seriously NEED to get out of that house.

Jinger: You CAN live in the city. You CAN live anywhere you want. you DON'T have to let your dad sell you off to some ATI/Gothard creep that wants to keep you home and barefoot. Get out of that nuthouse and don't stop running until you can find something of a normal life. There are people in the world dedicated to helping cult survivors that I'm sure they would be more than happy to help you too.

Joy: Stay away from Jill and go be a kid.

I am dumbfounded by how the Duggars keep their children basically cloistered on that so called farm, allowing them no TV or reasonable computer access and then say that the kids / young adults are making their own choices....

sandi said...

>I'm noy sure why these Gothard men think they speak for God.
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Exactly my point.This is the true meaning of taking God's name in vain.It isn't the simple swearing that most ppl think it is...the commandment was given because ppl were putting words into God's mouth,saying "God said this,God said that",and God didn't like it.Do a net search and you will find this is the real meaning.This is the problem I have with Gothard and his followers (amongst all the other manmade things).JMO.

Melissa said...

If we all think the tennis court kiss is bad, go to the davidlovespriscilla website and watch the livestream of the wedding. When Josh and Anna come down off the pulpit/stage to exit the stage, Josh leans Anna over and kisses her in front of the wedding audience. I am so SICK of Joshie having to be the main focus of attention.

Stephanie said...

John David re telling the story of how he forgot Annas ring, jumped off the stage and ran down the aisle and back. It was stupid and immature and attention seeking to start with and he was so proud of his little moment in the spot light and even said it "was the highlight of the wedding ceremony". He was so proud of that acting job skit he did in Josh's wedding.
John David, it wasn't cute, it wasn't hilarious, it wasn't clever, it wasn't good acting. It was silly, immature, deperate attention seeking and the fact that you would brag about it 4 years later really shows how far you have NOT come in life. Forget the girls they are already puppets in Gothard. John David GET OUT NOW. Get a job move out and get you a girl out of Gothard. From the looks of your career options and wife that has a career may be a good match for you.

Willow said...

I want to say that Sarah Taylor's comments about the older girls and everything else was spot-on. I totally agree. I don't even have anything to add.

As far as the Gothard-type men, I want to say plainly what I have always wanted to say ... I believe - JMO - that most of these men have the tight control rules for the women because they are so insecure. They have so little faith in themselves, that they are afraid for their women to have any experience, not even kissing, with another male. I think you all get my drift. I truly believe this and have for many years. I have known people of this persuasion personally and I think this is really MOST of the reason behind this; as well as keep the women plain and in long skirts and busy with babies. Just food for thought.
My personal belief is that it is all about worshipping the men, not about what God ordains. I think they take the Bible part of what God ordains to a whole new level, for their own advantage.

sandi said...

Did anyone catch Gothard's speech to David and Priscilla? It was pretty tamed down for the public,imo;not a lot of the actual control stuff,other than saying Priscilla was David's 'helpmate'.
I also got the he doesn't like the critism,what with the 'enemies' comments..that was interesting.It's on their website if anyone wants to see it.

Sonya said...

There is a big difference between the Waller's wedding and the Duggar's. Though Josh had a shorter engagement than the Wallers, he (Josh) allotted 10 days to preparation. While, David allotted about 5 weeks to assist Priscilla in the preparation. David also made it known that he was there to assist Priscilla in whatever she needed. Josh made it known that he is really not into wedding preparation but understood why it was important to her. Other stuff: two camera staff (no from the church), real flowers, though they were money conscious it was not stressed as in Josh's wedding. David seemed focus on Priscilla and that she will be his wife, Josh seemed focused on the night after the wedding. Oh, yeah David picked up Priscilla and carried her over the threshold. Josh....well.

sandi said...

I would have to agree,David comes off as being a lot more thoughtful of his wife than Josh.Although he seems stiff at times,he does seem to be a thougtful and caring husband,even if I don't agree with ATI ways.JMO.

Duggar Fan said...

I think Jinger's comment about life in the big city was a cry for help to any eligible guys out there. "Take me away!!"

Rudy Tecat said...

I finally watched the episode this morning, and thought that the first segment looked like an advertisement for Jana! Eligible female Christian woman available. And, did I catch Anna saying something about the wedding went well except for one of the flower girls acting up? That was your daughter, Anna. Say it. Admit it.

Alberta Rose said...

I finally watched the episode. I definitely have a different mindset. I saw five strong minded women who are content with how life is now, not obsessed wtih thinking "I have to be married by this age, have this many children by this age and by this age I have to have this amount of wealth". There are secular woman who don't have the confidence to have that mindset. I also agree if you can't be happy single, you won't be happy married. When I quit being unhappily single, I became more content. I also agree that it's also about personality. I'm surprised Jim Bob would even suggest some of the Internet applicants to his daughters and grateful he allows them the freedom to say "No thanks". To me that shows it's not about the ratings but about the daughters having the freedom to choose. I can see one of them if she's still single around 25 years old to see if she could move to Chicago to live with the Keller daughter who lives in Chicago. Also, I noticed via a popup Heidi Query helped out with the children who were part of the later arrivals to Florida.

sandi said...

I don't think the girls would be allowed to move out,without benefit of marriage.That goes against the ATI rules.A woman is under a man's authority until she marries,meaning,she must live with her parents until then.