Friday, March 13, 2015

Interview with Jessa

Jessa Seewald sat down with radio host Michelle Lewis to talk about marriage, babies, working out, and life in the Duggar family (interview embedded below). Jessa also discusses the video that shows Derick Dillard hitting a cat while sledding.

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  1. I think you're a beautiful family!! Your parents are doing an awesome job raising you all with the help of the Scriptures! I just love your family and your values!

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  2. I'm suspicious... Jessa said she had no news "to share" yet, but wouldn't exactly say she wasn't pregnant.... ha!
    I'm glad to hear her response to the cat video. I really think people were being over-dramatic and making a big deal over nothing.

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  3. People just want to be mean! I saw that the cat got out of the way and I could also see that the hill was curvy and did not go straight. Anybody that lives out in the country knows that the land is not perfect by any means! Good job Jessa!

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  4. This Was GREAT! Thank you so much for sharing! I love hearing From Jessa! I am glad she said the stuff she said about the cat and everything! THANKS AGAIN!
    Hannah

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  5. What a great interview. Jessa is quite articulate. Thanks for the video.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  6. Ha ha ha! She's pregnant :) She couldn't bring herself to say yes or no. I know she can't say bc of TLC or People, but that was a dead giveaway! She's probably 2 months along but can't say until the appointed time!

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  7. Listen carefully.....Jessa never answered the pregnancy question directly.....

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  8. She said he didn't see the cat, but in the video he clearly says, "move cat"....I wrote a respect comment about this when it first happened and you did not post it. I think that is entirely unfair. Censorship is not a good thing. As I stated earlier, Derrik should have gotten out in front of "cat gate" right away. He could have easily posted a comment on any of the social media sites but he didn't. It obvisouly upset many of their fans. This was an opportunity for him to humble himself. He choose not to and still chooses not to.

    As a long time Duggar fan I am disappointed in none of the anti comments that are respectful not showing up and in Derrik.

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  9. Great interview Jessa! I love watching your show too, have been for years. Can't wait to see your wedding... it seems to take forever to show!!!!

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  10. Does Jessa never really answer the are you pregnant right now question ?

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  11. Jessa handles herself so well in interviews. She always seems down to earth and doesn't try to act like something she's not. I love the "Prsise the Lord" at the end.

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    1. I did too! Giving Him all the credit!

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  12. She's probably pregnant. Notice she didn't say "no" when asked.

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  13. Thank you to the Duggar family for sharing your life with us every Tuesday via TLC. I never miss it and love you all! Side hugs!!

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  14. Love the duggars. A true godly example for all of us young and old regardless of what people say. I've definitely learned a lot from this family and sure have plenty more to learn. The only person they need to be accountable to is God alone. Praise God for the duggars.

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  15. She didn't seem very convincing when they asked her directly if she was pregnant. It's alright though we'll be overjoyed when she decides to tell us

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  16. LOVE YOUR SHOW,YOU ARE A TRUE BLEESING IN YOUR LIFE,WISH ALL GIRLS COULD HAVE THESE VALUES i'M SO HAPPY FOR BOTH OF YOU!!

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  17. I can not believe the whole sled video, became something. You could clearly see the cat running away! In any case, that was a wonderful interview. She really explains what it is like to be in a christian marriage. You need the give and take, show some interest in what your spouse loves, and always give 110%, the extra 10% is for your off days. ( the marriage advice is for you Ellie, congrats on your engagement. )

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    1. Oh she's engaged now? Where did you hear that? If so congrats Ellie!

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  18. Notice she never said "no", just a laugh about being pregnant.

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  19. Nice interview Jessa. I am sure the reason she did not answer the question if she is pregnant cause they are under contract with TLC and it only will get answered at the right time. Love this family!!

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  20. I just wish someone would have moved the cat out of the way first. I love Jessa & all of this family

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  21. Great job Jessa but why didn't Derrick respond to his own controversial publicity about the cat? I think it would have been more appropriate coming from him. Nice defense Jessa but Derrick needs to take his Christian husband leadership role more seriously and address his own issues.

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  22. Jessa you are eloquent and beautiful. But about that cat..If I can't sit down with my dog and watch the show in peace without my dog covering his eyes, then maybe I shouldn't be watching the show either.

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  23. Great interview! I really appreciate Jessa's humility in admitting that she was the difficult kid. Seeing what an amazing young woman she has become certainly gives encouragement to mothers to be patient as Michelle is and it gives hope that hard work with children will pay off. This interview inspires me and gives me hope for the future.

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  24. I'm so tired of hearing about the cat. The cat is fine so we'll need to find something else to be criticize.

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  25. Haha...@Anonymous22 that is funny. Why would your dog cover his/her eyes just about a silly cat that clearly ran away without being hit. Besides I don't think the dog would know the difference.

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    1. Lol, very funny! Mine sure would. She's very smart and a good judge of people's character. Sure Derrick may " have a lot to deal with" but he better get used to it. This baby is probably going to be the first of many. By the time he's 30 he'll probably be "worn out and ready for pasture". Who deliberately wants a baby before even being married for a year? I know they trust Gods timing but why not use Gods wisdom too? Just saying.

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  26. That is all the announcements people ever expect from the Duggars is about pregnancy. Perhaps Jessa really isn't pregnant and they are simply focusing on their couple time and getting more stable for the time when children come.

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  27. Haha to Anonymous 22, but seriously, would everybody please get off the cat thing!! (Not talking so much to the posters on this blog, but to those outside who are excoriating Derick!) The cat can - and did - protect itself!!! What we should be asking, while remembering that the Lord is merciful and forgives, is what about the babies in the womb who can't!

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  28. I don't think Derick needs to say anything about the cat incident to defend himself because he did nothing wrong!!!!
    And if he did say something or apologize people would want an apology every time they took a breath! Come on... It is not fair to them.

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  29. I'm assuming she won't respond to any questions about being pregnant because they have a contract with People Magazine. People gets exclusive rights to the announcement and then they can talk about it to other media outlets afterwards.

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  30. Ok, I saw the clip of Derick 'hitting' the cat and I have to say that there is no chance that a cat would allow itself to get hit by a sled. I know because I have one, and if I was in Derick's shoes then I would have done the same thing and continued my sled ride. Cats aren't dumb, especially ones that live outdoors. They know how to get out of the way when they need to, so even if it looks preemptive I sincerely doubt it was. Let's drop 'catgate' and move onto something worth agonizing over.

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  31. We are wise, we all can figure out the obvious, she is so pregnant.I still feel like it's gonna be a race on which sibling will have the most kids:-) I hope they r all blessed with many :-)

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  32. I was watching a children's video with an episode on the value of gentleness. It taught gentleness is having strength but being careful when that strength could be harmful to someone or something. So here there is an application to the little cat in the way of a big man moving quick on a sled. I think the do Duggars apply gentleness often, and in the pro life issue too.

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  33. There is a picture out showing Jessa and some of the others sitting on the couch. She has a pillow hiding her stomach. Did you all think that she may be doing this and answering that way to get the amateur sleuths talking and scouring the Internet for info.If she is maybe she realizes how many fans have said they are bored with all the details of one who is pregnant.

    Re: the catgate incident. Please let it go. It was nothing and Derick already has enough to deal with.

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    1. The pillow, the fuller face, all the unclear recent pictures of her belly...we certainly can read between the lines:-)

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  34. She very much does NOT answer the question of if she's pregnant. I don't think it's fair for them to ask her that. If/when she's pregnant, it should be her decision of when to tell. People should not ask. It just seems so rude.

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  35. Susan - Des MoineMarch 16, 2015 at 1:21 AM

    Am I the only one slightly annoyed that both Jessa and Jill seemed to have adopted the habit of speaking for or speaking over their husbands? They never seem to be able to get a word in edgewise or have their opinion heard. I've just noticed it more and more the past season or two and wondered if it was just me or if others had noticed. Thanks!

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  36. But derrick not her husband right? Doesn't he go with the other girl?

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  37. @Anonymous

    I agree! Its no one's news to tell but theirs! They should be able to tell us when/how they want!

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  38. It's hard to walk in someone else's shoes, especially when they are public personalities and claim to be followers of Christ. I am sure the Duggars are doing their best. Are they perfect? No. Are you?
    I think we sometimes set higher more perfect standards for the Duggars and others like them, than we do for ourselves. Do I think it would be a good move for them to set some recent past records straight? Definately. But that is their choice. In the mean time, lets all just pray for them...

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  39. What a nice family

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  40. Cut out the belly watching. It's rude. It's unfair pressure. Is she fat or pregnant is basically what is being said. There is an 80-90% chance they will have a baby without problem conceiving. It is not a contest. The one with the most kids is not the most favored by God.

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  41. Why can't people leave them alone, maybe they want to spend time alone together before having children, nothing wrong with that. Let them be newlyweds and enjoy this time together. They will make an announcement when they have something to announce.

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  42. I notice when the conversation skills are not practised. However I think many people including myself are guilty of not consistently practising good conversation skills. The men seem patient with their wives on these shows - and that seems to be life in general. I do notice the women do try more sometimes than others. It seems it is not often that it is a problem the other way around.

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  43. Why can't people leave them alone, maybe they want to spend time alone together before having children, nothing wrong with that. Let them be newlyweds and enjoy this time together. They will make an announcement when they have something to announce.

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  44. I love this family so much. My goodness it's the cloths, vacations, feet, gun. paper plates, kiss. Big one Jill's due date and on and on. I think positive comments should only be allowed. Some will always find fault. God Bless this family

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