Posting Guidelines and Why Comments Get Rejected

These are just a few of the reasons: profanity, not using capitalization and punctuation, telling us to get a life, rude comments, religious debates, "me too" comments, overly excited and full of capital letters and exclamation points, calling people names and being rude to another poster. Please do not address each other personally, especially in disagreements. Comments are to the blog in general. Using derogatory names for the Duggars may result in rejected comments. Ma and Pa Duggar have been used by several people lately and those likely will get rejected also.

Comments and prospective posts that discuss the show both pro and con are welcome and appreciated. Please just give them a once over to see that generally they follow normal grammar and spelling and add to the conversation. Too often we'll be reading a comment and just one sentence goes too far and gets it rejected. I also want to remind our gentle readers that we cannot edit comments. Our only choices are post and reject. So if there is one bit of bad in with a lot of good, it still will likely not go through. I do wish Blogger offered an edit feature.Thank you.

If you have questions about why a comment did not go through, please send the comment to one of the administators. We can not respond to you from comments sent through blogger.

Edited from a previous post from Sharla

Free Discussion, January, 2014

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Kindness Please

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GUEST CONTRIBUTORS WELCOME

If you would like to contribute a post for publication on this blog (a stand-alone narrative visible on the main page rather than a comment appended to an existing post), simply submit your entry via email to: Maggie at shatzie1980@yahoo.com or sharla.smith@live.com. Please be sure to include your handle or nickname for credit.

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

Tuesday, October 22, 9:00 PM, Fleamarket Finale!

This big family is preparing for an even BIGGER event! The Duggars are gearing up for the first ever Duggar Family Flea Market to benefit Arkansas Children's Hospital. With a long to-do list and an ambitious goal, will they be able to pull this off?

60 minutes

Tuesday, October 15, 9:30 PM, Duggar Challenges!

After inviting new friends over for dinner, Anna faces her own challenge of juggling three little ones with grocery shopping and cooking dinner. Meanwhile, the Duggars revisit their own boys versus girls flea market challenge!

30 minutes

Tuesday, October 15, Engaging Announcement!

The Duggars are visiting some old friends -- the Bates! The girls go on a camping getaway full of swimming, s'mores and plenty of girl talk. Meanwhile, Jim Bob and Gil are left home in charge of the youngest kids.

30 minutes

Tuesday, October 8, 9:00 PM, Anniversaries to Remember!

Jim Bob & Michelle are celebrating their 29th anniversary Duggar style, while Josh & Anna take a more metropolitan approach for their 5th. Both husbands work hard to pull off big surprises for their wives and learn how both couples first met!

60 minutes

Free Discussion, October 2013

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Someone on Wikipedia Thinks Jessa Is Engaged

Scroll down the episode guide to October 15.  Episode description: "Jessa announces her engagement and courtship to a Ben Seewald."

MSN TV has the same episode title.

Is it more likely that this is for Erin or Zach Bates? 

Zap2it episode info:  The Duggars visit the Bates; the girls go camping; Jim Bob and Gil are left home in charge of the youngest kids.

Tuesday, October 1, 9:30 PM, Flea Market Challenge

The Duggars are headed the flea market! After deciding to hold a fundraiser for Arkansas Children's Hospital, the whole family lends a hand to organize a warehouse full of Duggar family treasures. Meanwhile, Anna braves the city metro for the first time.

30 minutes

Tuesday, October 1, 9:00 PM, A Big Idea

Josh and Anna continue adjusting to life in Washington, D.C. But when Anna decides to venture out on her own, will she be able to brave the DC streets or will she have a parallel parking mishap? Meanwhile, the Duggars get a big idea for how to give back.

30 minutes

Tuesday, September 24, 9:30 PM, Farm Fresh Duggars

Are the Duggars ready to take on raising more than just 19 kids? Jim Bob thinks they're ready to raise cows, chickens and pigs too! The Duggar family spends the day on a working farm to see what it would be like if they had one in their own backyard.

30 minutes

Tuesday, September 24, 9:00 PM, An Emotional Goodbye

The Duggars knew that eventually one of their 19 children would move away and that bittersweet milestone has arrived: it's time for the Duggar family to say goodbye to Josh & Anna.

30 minutes

Tuesday, September 17, 2013, Big Changes, 9:00 PM

It's a time of exciting and emotional changes for the Duggars as Josh & Anna move to Washington, DC. But before the goodbyes, the couple still has one important thing to do... find a place to live!

60 minutes

Next season announcement.

Season sneak peak video.

Free Discussion, September 2013

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Michelle Duggar has an anger problem?

Posters have suggested this for years as have some neighbors and acquaintances of the Duggars.

Radar article.

Free Discussion, August, 2013

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Free Discussion, July, 2013

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June 16, Grand Duggar Special

No details yet, but I heard the promos were airing.

Free Discussion June 2013

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Guess M3 Duggar's Birthday

Win bragging rights for a day.  The blog world is slow these days so let's try for a little fun.  Guess when Josh and Anna's baby boy will be born and then you can brag if you guess right.

Josh Takes Job with FRC Hate Group

What do you think of uneducated Josh getting offered the position over actually qualified candidates.  Will he lead any siblings out of the control of Jim Bob?  How long will he last in DC?  Will there be any outcry or impact on the Duggar brand?

Tuesday, May 21, 9:00 PM, Baby Gender Reveal & the Final Weigh In

Josh and Anna are caught off guard when the whole family visits Restoration Church where Pastor Howard reveals some baby secret news! Plus after 90-days of training, a Duggar weight loss champ is crowned. And Josh and Anna reveal a life changing decision.

60 minutes

Tuesday, May 14, Duggars Get Physical, Episode 12, 9:30 PM, Season 7

Josh and Anna head down to Florida to visit Anna's family and meet the latest family addition, her newborn nephew Paul. And after several weeks of training, trainer Steve pushes Jim Bob and Josh to their max, all leading up to the final weigh-in.

30 minutes

Tuesday, May 14, Decisions and Deliveries, Episode 11, 9:00 PM, Season 7

Josh is presented with a job opportunity 1,200 miles away and decide to seek guidance from Jim Bob and Michelle. Jana and Jill's client goes into labor and 9 weeks away from home, the family attends Joseph's boot camp graduation.

30 minutes

Tuesday, May 7, A Surgery & a Secret, 9:30 PM, (Season 7)

No summary on TLC, MSN, or my cable guide yet.

I believe Jordyn is getting her tonsils out.  My guess is that the "secret" is that Josh and Anna are expecting another boy.

TLC synopis update:

Jim Bob and Josh are hurting as trainer Steve puts them through their toughest workout yet. Meanwhile, Jordyn gets her tonsils removed, and Josh and Anna go in for an ultrasound that will reveal the baby gender, but only one person will know the results.



Tuesday, May 7, Dinner for Forty, 9:00 PM (Season 7)

The Duggar household fills up fast when trainer Steve's family, along with Pastor Howard and his family come by for a super-sized dinner. We check in with Joseph on his emergency rescue training boot camp. And, Michael finally moves into his own room.

(30 minutes)

Free Discussion, May 2013

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Tuesday, April 30, Love & Marriage, 9:00 PM (Season 7)

For the first time, Jim Bob and Michelle talk candidly about marriage, babies and everything in between as they head off to a marriage retreat to build on their strong relationship. Meanwhile, can Gandma hold down the fort back home while they are away?

60 minutes

Tuesday, April 23, Duggars Take Flight, 9:00 PM (Season Seven)

For his 18th birthday, Joseph leaves home for the first time to train with an emergency rescue team. Meanwhile, John David is one step closer to his pilot license when he flies (sic) Joseph to his boot camp. And Steve checks in on Josh and Jim Bob's weightloss.

30 minutes

Tuesday, April 16, Coffee & Caricatures (Season 7) 9:30 PM

Jessa and Jinger volunteer at a local coffee shop and have no idea what's in store. With Jinger being a big coffee fan, will she drink more than she sells? And Jackson and Johannah are drawing caricatures to collect funds for Josh and Anna's baby gift.

30 minutes

Tuesday, April 16, Pushups & Planting (Season 7) 9:00 PM

Jim Bob and Josh are in for a rude awakening when they meet their new trainer, who gives them the toughest workout of their lives. Meanwhile, Jill and Jana's midwifery skills are put to the test when one of their clients goes into labor.

30 minutes

Tuesday, April 9, Things Are Changing (Season 7)

Jim Bob and Josh get the results from their physicals, and they're in for some shocking news! Can Michelle and Anna keep them motivated to improve their health? And a visit from Anna's sister Prescilla, spurs Josh and Anna to look for a roomier home.

30 minutes

Tuesday, April 9, Duggar Weightloss Challenge (Season 7)

Jim Bob and Josh decide to take their health more seriously and challenge each other to see who can lose the most weight in 90 days. Meanwhile, Jason and the boys construct a greenhouse in the backyard for some homegrown fun.

30 minutes

Free Discussion April 2013

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Tuesday, April 2, Baby On the Way (Season 7)

Back from their big trip to Asia, Anna invites the entire Duggar family over for a themed dinner that will reveal her big surprise! But for a meal this big, she recruits Cousin Amy for help. And Jill and Jana jump right into work as midwives.

60 minutes

Duggar Weight Loss Challenge

Jim Bob vs Josh


Jim Bob Duggar, 47, and his oldest son Josh, 25, of TLC's 19 Kids & Counting airing on Tuesday nights at 9, are in a fierce weight-loss challenge with each other.
 
 He and Josh discussed a weight challenge and both began eating healthier and working out. Jim Bob's third son, Joseph, 18, initially set up a workout plan for the pair. To make the contest more interesting, they've agreed that on April 1 whoever has lost the most weight will be waited on – think breakfast in bed – by the other. Right now, Jim Bob says he's about 199 lbs.


Free Discussion March 2013

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Duggars Do Asia

Presumptive title for a three hour arc beginning March 12.

TV Guide preview.

From TVbythenumbers.com:

19 Kids and Counting: DUGGARS DO ASIA: Tokyo, Japan
Premieres Tuesday, March 12 at 9PM ET/PT
The Duggars are heading out on the trip of a lifetime...their first visit to Asia! Their first stop is Tokyo, but before they can board the plane,they must successfully wrangle their 40 suitcases from the Duggar home to the airport. They spend their first morning abroad indulging in a traditional Japanese breakfast of soup, seaweed, and seafood. Can they master chopsticks and stomach these delicacies or will they need to rely on snacksfrom home? Then it’s out to navigate the crowded streets of Tokyo, do a little shopping, and ride a traditional Japanese rickshaw. To really embrace the Japanese culture and push past the language barrier, the family splits up into two teams for a marketplace race to purchase ingredients for making sushi, a first for this family! It’s a race to the finish line because whoever loses the competition has to eat the sushi roll Josie prepares!

19 Kids and Counting: DUGGARS DO ASIA: Kyoto, Japan
Premieres Tuesday, March 19 at 9PM ET/PT
The Duggars are making memories on their Asian adventure. For their last day inTokyo, the family appears as guests on a Japanese morning news program. Will they be able to communicate with their Japanese-speaking hosts or will it all get lost in translation? Later, they are invited to a Japanese carnival where the 25 Duggars compete against the “Master Goldfish Catcher” in Japan. The Duggars then make their way by train to Kyoto, where the girls try on kimonos and traditional makeup, while the boys pick up swords for a Samurai lesson. The trip to Kyoto is not complete without a nap at a capsule hotel! And at the end of the day, the family enjoys one of their favorite foods at a buffet where everything is pickled.

19 Kids and Counting: DUGGARS DO ASIA: Beijing, China
Premieres Tuesday, March 26 at 9PM ET/PT
The Duggars are off to Beijing, China. The family of 25 struggles to navigate the city’s subway system and make it to Tiananmen Square, where they become a tourist attraction themselves. A trip to the Great Wall of China and a local village give the Duggars a traditional Chinese experience and a chance for Jim Bob to show off his haggling skills as the family collects souvenirs. And no trip to China is complete without experiencing some traditional foods including Peking duck and the more exotic, scorpion! At the end of the trip, Jana and Jill put their midwifery training to work when a member of the television crew suddenly goes into labor. And the family has one final stop – a visit to an orphanage, which is sure to be remembered.

Duggars Return

Supposedly the next season begins March 12.  Aside from the Asia trip, what treats do you think TLC has prepared for us?

Free Discussion February 2013

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Reality vs Faux Reality

In a recent interview Amy Duggar said the show is 100% real.  What does that mean?  Sure it's real in that they did and said those things at least at some point, but what about re-enactments and all those trips that we know they wouldn't do on their own?

A reality employee speaks.

Free Discussion January 2013

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