Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Recap: "A Courtship Begins"

Counting On "A Courtship Begins"
  • The show opens with an update from Jessa, Ben, and Spurgeon, who is six months old. Jinger, Anna, Meredith, and Marcus come over to help Jessa baby proof the house. Marcus is especially helpful, as he points out everything that could be a potential hazard to a child.
  • Installing the cabinet locks ends up being quite difficult, but the girls are able to figure it out.
  • Jessa and Jinger share a memory of a time when they outsmarted their parents’ attempts at baby proofing. As young children, they drew all over the white kitchen cabinets…with non-washable markers.
  • “I would like to have a whole houseful of kids,” says Jinger. “I absolutely love kids.”
  • Anna gives an update on her marriage: Josh is back from rehab, and he and Anna are working towards rebuilding their marriage. “As I see Joshua taking steps to do what’s right, it brings a lot of joy and helps heal the pain that we’ve walked through,” says Anna.
  • Later that day, Jessa and Ben babysit for the Napier girls, who are three and six years old. The six-year-old is adopted, so the Seewalds have enjoyed talking with the Napiers about adoption.
  • Down in Central America, Israel is running around and learning to talk. The Dillards admit that they miss their family and friends back home.
  • Meanwhile, John helps Josiah practice for his CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) test. The other siblings all agree that John is a patient teacher. Both guys report that they are not currently in a courtship.
  • Jim Bob picks Jeremy Vuolo up from the airport, and the two men stop at Cave Springs Coffee Co. to chat. Jeremy tells his future father-in-law how much he has enjoyed getting to know Jinger, as well as the rest of the family. He requests Jim Bob’s permission to ask Jinger to begin a courtship.
  • What is Jim Bob’s response? The Duggar dad says that he and Michelle have discussed Jinger and Jeremy’s relationship and that they both give their blessing. 
  • “Words can’t express the gratitude I feel towards you and Mrs. Duggar,” says Jeremy, beaming.“
  • A courtship is…an evaluation period for the purpose of considering each other for marriage,” explains Jim Bob.
  • When Jeremy arrives at the Duggar house, he asks Jinger to step outside. “It’s really been a privilege for me to get to know you,” says Jeremy, while the two sit on the porch listening to the rain. He tells Jinger that he has sought a girl like her, who has a heart for ministry, and he asks her to begin an official courtship. Jinger says yes! The two exchange multiple side hugs before heading back inside and sharing the big news with the family. Jim Bob and Michelle are thrilled for Jinger and Jeremy.
  • Joy says she has never seen Jinger so happy. “Coming out of last year…it’s always exciting when something like this comes up, and it’s a new beginning and something to look forward to,” says Jessa.

124 comments:

  1. Half that show was what was coming up next. Half was recaps of what was already shown online. And half was what was in promo commercials. Yes, that's three halves, but they jumped around so much between comings-up, actual footage, and recaps, that I lost count! :/

    The whole hour show could probably have been condensed into 15 minutes, or maybe the time it takes to read the synopsis posted above. I went outside during a commercial to get 2 loads of wash off the line, and by the time I got back in, they were only up to showing what they said would be coming up before the commercials! TLC is doing it again...

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    1. What is TLC is doing again?

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    2. I agree, TLC is using the same silly formula as last time. Show what's coming up, then show it all again a few minutes later, after the commercials. So little footage that you have to show everything twice (along with recaps from past shows) to fill the hour? And the rest is scripted activity? It's making for very dull and un-spontaneous "reality" TV.

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  2. Aw, seeing their family again just made me smile. I appreciate Michelle's example so much and it made me happy to see her again. And who could help but be happy for Jinger and Jeremy too? Young love . . . :)

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    1. I agree with you Tons of love lots of smilesπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„☺☺☺☺☺😊😊😊😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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  3. Loved the show. Glad you are back on. Hope to see you next year.

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  4. Love the show !! Great to see you all again !!

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  5. You guys must prescreen these episodes? Your recap was so quick and comprehensive. Great episode. So happy the Duggars are back on and although I was sad to see 19 kids get dropped, actually, this show is so much better by focusing on the older kids who are old enough to give consent to be on a show an dare I say it, no too many bad Jim Bob jokes!
    Thanks

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  6. That whole coffee shop "can I court your daughter" scene was so staged. JB admitted that he & Michelle had already been talking about it, so Jeremy didn't need to pretend that he had something important to ask JB, as if it were a total surprise. "Hope she says yes," said JB, as if he didn't know what Jinger would say. Then JB acts so surprised - "What?!" - when she came in off the porch and made the announcement. He is not a very good actor when it comes to this kind of stuff on camera. And why does a man Jeremy's age have to ask permission to "court"? The way they then shook hands about it made it feel like some sort of business merger deal. Just so unnecessary and outdated and frankly, disturbing, as if women were chattel.

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    1. That scene did seem stiff and staged.

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    2. Yes! It was ridiculous!!!!

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    3. The best part of that scene was watching Jim Bob devour his chocolate muffin.

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    4. Hahaha I almost spewed my coffee over the chocolate muffin comment!!!

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    5. Please like you don't devour something I know my biggest thing I desire is a flour tortilla a hotdog with ketchup especially if I'm hungry take me to bite

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    6. It just made me want a chocolate muffin chocolate muffin yum yum yum yum😍😍😍😍😍😍

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    7. When will people learn that all reality shows are staged and scripted?

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  7. Did anyone else cringe when John-D said he was too busy for romance and didn't dabble in that? What kind of answer was that? If I were an eligible woman in their social circle, I would take note of it. The last thing you want is a potential husband who feels that cold about love and romance. I can't believe he said that on camera.

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    1. Yes, that was odd. And you know it won't be the last time TLC prods him (or his brothers and sisters) for a statement.

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    2. Why would you cringe? His life is busy, he isn't in a relationship. He worded it his way. Obviously you have precious little to do to be that critical.

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    3. If that's how he feels, why shouldn't he say it?

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    4. No cringing here. Maybe he is just not interested in marriage. Nothing wrong with him being honest.

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    5. To Anonymous 1:11 PM -- Wow, your comment was very unkind to the other poster. Seems like you are very critical, yourself.

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    6. I thought it was the strangest answer ever given to any courtship question on that show! He thinks that you "dabble" in love?

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    7. I get the feeling that what happened to Josh scared John David pretty badly. Remember how unusually serious he seemed when he talked about it last season, and how disappointed he said he was with what Josh did? He may now be steering clear of "romance" after what happened. Afraid of "dabbling" in it, especially the way his brother did.

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    8. I'm sure in time he will find the right gal. He and Jana have taken a lot of heat over the topic over the years and I would guess at this point it's old.
      He also strikes me as a straight forward quite kinda guy.

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    9. Maybe John D, does want to get married. It's not up to us to tell him to get married.
      I'm not married and I love being single.

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  8. Sooooo excited for the wedding, babies, and maybe another courtship!

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  9. Bring on the criticize and the nitpicking of every tiny thing they do😧😩😫

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    1. Bring on the people who refuse to acknowledge that they aren't perfect people :)

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    2. This is a post for discussing everything about the show last night. People are always telling other people here, "If you don't like the show, then don't watch it." The same could be said about this post. If you don't care to hear everyone else's opinions, then don't read it.

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    3. I agree, I love the duggars...what family is perfect ? All the Judgemental comments are SO unnecessary. This family is NOT perfect and does not pretend to be...They are who they are...I know one thing. They Love Jesus ! It sure is better than watching, "THe Housewives of every state in the USA.....

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    4. Agreed Deborah

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  10. CONGRATS TO ANOTHER WONDERFUL COUPLE.....THE DUGGARS ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION....GOD BLESS TO ALL...

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  11. We love the show. We can't wait to watch every episode and to watch every new season. We always make potato tot casserole and ice cream cake to celebrate each new season.

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    1. We have precious fellowship time while watching.

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    2. What do you mean by fellowship?

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  12. I just wanted to wish Jinger and Jeremy joy on your courtship. I pray for you both during this time of getting to know each other better. Also Ihope thst it leads to marriage for you both. God's blessings be with you now and for your future life together.pamx

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    1. They are already engaged.

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    2. you know that they are already engaged and getting married, right. It happened just a few weeks ago.

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    3. They're already engaged to marry.

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  13. I have followed your story since the beginning of time. Congrats to Ben and Jessa, Congrats to Jinger and Jeremy. I love Anna, but please stop asking Anna about her marriage to Josh. If his name keeps coming up in the show, I personally will stop watching. I thought the whole purpose of bringing the show back was to exclude him. I am disappointed.

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  14. Why did they hurry to baby-proof hours before their company came that day, when one of the children was a baby-in-arms who didn't stay, and the other two sat on the living room floor the whole time, happily playing with the new toys? Those children were old enough not to go crawling around exploring in cabinets or putting things in the plumbing, and they never left Ben & Jessa's sides. Once again, the producers of this show are trying to come up with ideas that put the kids to work for one episode, or that can include Anna without Josh. Yes, Jessa needed to baby-proof the house eventually, but no, she didn't need to do it THAT DAY. TLC needs to try harder, or just sit down and talk to the kids for an episode, not make them run around doing made-up things. Is this the way the whole series is going to be again, after viewers complained about that last time?

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    1. yeah, I'm not sure what obsession TLC has with storylines that are clearly staged, it makes everything look so unnatural

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    2. I agree, those kids were a bit big to be an excuse to baby proof an entire house. Maybe if she had been watching some of Sierras kids where there's a bigger age range.

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    3. I got the feeling they were trying to respond to all the online complaints about how they do dangerous things with their children and their houses aren't safe enough. That's the only reason I can think of for babyproofing when Spurgeon wasn't old enough yet to do doors and bathroom lids. I did notice they finally had the Bumbo seat on the floor (where it should be) and made a special point to show it there several times during the filming. Of course, when the cameras go off, I doubt a pregnant Jessa is going to bend over to the floor with a baby in her arms all the time.

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    4. At least we get to see them. Who cares if it was made for TV? I think of it like a good ole soap opera, except a good clean one..lol. I like the characters, have come to know their personalities so does it really matter if the camera captures a spur of the moment baby proofing the house or just have script it for them? It does not matter to me. They are a wholesome family I like.

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    5. Well I care if it was made for TV. Why do they force this show like that? If you want to air what the Duggars do all day, just put a camera in the house and stream it live. People would watch. The made-up things to do and staged scenes got a lot of criticism last season, and TLC should know and not make that same mistake twice.

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    6. I thought the same thing about TLC trying to come up desperately with a storyline that wasn't necessary; it's only purpose was to highlight the babies/kids and bring Anna into the fold right out the gate. It felt so awkward that she was part of the baby proofing and then BAM - she is being interviewed about Josh and their marriage. It was unecessary and pointless because all that was told was the same drivel that we've been fed before about building trust. This episode seemed so unfocused, jumping from Jessa to Jill to Jinger. Why wouldn't they just focus on one storyline? I personally would have liked to learn more about Jeremy - where he grew up, how he got into soccer, what changed his mind to quit soccer and pursue ministry, etc. TLC is scraping the bottom of the barrel and it's coming up dry.

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    7. I'll bet that front door knob cover came off two minutes after the cameras stopped rolling. It really stumped Ben!

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    8. You know you have no new material for a failing show when you have to watch someone baby proof their house. And it's pretty sad when grown women can't install it. I put together my school desk this weekend by myself from the legs up and didn't have any trouble. I hope TLC either gets some new and interesting material or just cancels the show. It's just dragging on.

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    9. Maybe Spurgeon can help Ben open that front door in a few years. I always had to have my kids help me get those darn child-proof caps off of medicine bottles. They were better at it than I was. So I hope Ben & Jessa realize that all the hardware store "child-proofing" they put in the house is no guarantee they won't have a little budding engineer who can figure out how things work and whose fingers have enough strength to thwart all their precautions. And even with a lock, kids can still slip things between the toilet seat lids in that enticing little bit of space. AMHIK. Did you know autumn leaves can float?!

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    10. Too funny.. Gee, I thought these people were suppose to be trained and experts at home repair. LOL!

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    11. They spent more time shopping and putting in the child-proofing than the kids spent at the house. And those kids didn't exactly come to Jessa's house to see what kind of trouble they could get into. They were better behaved than most. Sat quietly on the floor with the grown-ups and played with the new toys. Didn't go looking to see if there was bleach under the sink that they could get their hands on. But if they had, they would have found a broken cabinet frame!

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  15. Who else roared when Anna told Marcus to "go see what Aunt Jessa has under her bed"? We saw what was under there last season...a massive dust-bunny hatchery! LOL

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    1. It's now moved to the floor, behind the picture frame, this season.

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    2. Did you also notice when Marcus picked up the picture frame from the floor, that Anna mentioned it had "three months of dust" on it? Jessa doesn't sound like a very good housekeeper, and that's a tiny house!

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      That was Jessa saying that about the dust. I don't think she is too concerned with the dust. Her house looks nice and looks like she is doing a pretty good job. Also, they joke around a lot... Sometimes it may be difficult to pick up on when they are speaking literally versus making exaggerations just to be witty.

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  16. Lily and Ellie - Could you please refer to the over-17 Duggar women as women rather than girls? I'm sure you know that grammatically it's incorrect but it also diminishes them to do so. Boys and girls are children. Men and women are adults.

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    1. I don't think it diminishes a young man or woman to be called a boy or girl. My mom still calls her 70-80 year old friends "girls."

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    2. I'm sure they are referring to them as girl and boy because they are the children of JB and Michelle, not to diminish them.

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    3. I'm middle aged and I call all my lady friends "the girls".

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  17. will this be available to watch online for those who do not have cable?

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  18. Love..Loved the show. New beginnings for Jinger and Jeremy. They look so happy. Jinger will make a great pastors wife. ...More with Jessa and Ben with an other baby in February. ... Two in diapers and bottles. Hopeful more courtships and babies. ..Love the Duggars. Please bring 19 kids and counting back -Josh

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    1. Can't wait to see who Jana marries. I'll bet John David won't court until Jana is married/engaged. Loyalty to his twin.

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    2. Have you ever considered that Jana and John-David may not be in a rush to get married anytime soon or at all? Also, it is ridiculous for somebody to wait to get married, because their twin has not yet.

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      I would like to see Jana move out and establish some independence. Marrying her off is not important to me.

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    4. Michelle already had 4 and 7/9ths children by the time she was Jana's age.

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    5. I feel bad for the twins people just can't leave them alone about this topic. It will happen when it happens.

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  19. I love this show but when Anna said that they are healing from the pain, Josh is not or was not in any pain only Anna was because of his betrayal.

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    1. How do you know that Josh was not in pain? I'll bet he was.

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    2. I don't think Josh was in pain until he had consequences the different uses when she was talking about we are healing from the pain I'm pretty sure she was meaning her her children I mean did you not think of more than just a no I mean I know yes I completely understand and feel your pain Anna I don't know if they'll ever get over the pain or ever have the complete trust you used to have but I can tell you this if you stay together you have to let go of the past the number one thing is those children weather you stay together or not it's those babies that will always need their mom and dad I know I deal with it on my own bases I did not stay married in mine was not my choice just stay strong for you and your children

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  20. Oh dear, please stop with the side-hugs only. You are adults! Grown up people who should have jobs. You can still honor Christ and also HUG your future spouse. Hugging is not ungodly, nor is it going to "lead to other things!" These women need to make themselves accountable without the strict rules and chaperones. Be an adult.

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    1. Are you criticized for everything you do leave them alone if that's their choice and let them decide hugs

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    2. Why does it bother you so much for them to side hug? I personally would not be comfortable pressing my body against a man who isn't my husband. Perhaps they feel that way also.

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    3. Hugs are such a beautiful way of manifesting love and friendship! Any kind of love: to family members and friends of any gender. There's nothing sexual about it!
      I can't help but notice how stiff and cold the Duggars are, as if they are always trying to suppress their bodies.
      I say God gave us bodies, so they can't be bad. It's the most beautiful and natural things to manifest our feelings and thoughts through our bodies as well!

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  21. I was happy to see no chaperone on the porch when Jeremy asked Jinger to court him.

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    1. No, just several cameramen, at least one sound guy, and a bunch of little faces staring out the window.....

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    2. Besides an entire camera crew and a group of small children spying right behind them lol

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    3. That was so adorable seeing the younger kids peeking out the window at Jeremy and Jinger. So cute!

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    4. Instead of insisting on chaperones all the time, which teaches that you're bound to do no good without someone there monitoring you, why don't they teach their kids self-discipline and self-control? And the pride that comes with accomplishing them by yourself? Or is it easier for them to just assign an "accountability partner" to a kid (even an adult one) and call it done? That conveys a message of distrust more than anything.

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    5. Yes, BUT any other time the camera crew didn't count. The parents still had a sibling nearby the courting couple.

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  22. So weird that Jim Bob and Michelle have to "discuss the relationship" of two adults. And if Jim Bob had said no, what would J&J have done???

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    1. Jinger trusts her parents because they have spent her entire life building a relationship with her. She knows they wouldn't try to keep her from a wonderful man withot good reason. If they believed that Jeremy was not right for her, she would give their counsel great consideration. I can't even count how many people I care about who entered into disastrous marriages when their loved ones warned them not to, only to deeply wish they had listened.

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    2. And I can't count the number of people who did enter into a relationship that lasted a lifetime even though one or more parent thought it wasn't a good idea. Ultimately the relationship is between the two people, without the parents involved 24/7.

      So little Josie might, in 20 years, have to ask 70 year olds for permission to date or marry? At some point, the parents need to back out of such decisions.

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  23. I don't know why all the fuss about the marker on the cabinets. That house was bulldozed.

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    1. Hmm . . . they probably didn't do the marker on the cabinets the same day the house was bulldozed. Would YOU want to live with black marker all over your cabinets for years?

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  24. Which sister didn't tell the truth on camera when asked by the producers if Jinger was in a relationship. Who first evaded the question but then said, "It'll happen one day." Was it Jessa or Jinger herself? They've all known for months that Jeremy & Jinger were entering a relationship, so there was no need to say that to the camera. So tired of that question on the show and the evasive & now even untruthful answers the kids give back.

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    1. Wasn't that Jessa, talking about Jinger? I forget. But it was not a good way to answer the question that TLC seems to never get tired of posing.

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    2. I think they're allowed to have some privacy. Nothing more normal than keeping it for yourself for a while to see how it goes.

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    3. Totally agree!!! I mean, we all know that they're engaged and at the beginning of the series their flashing the season's headlines and it's almost entirely about Jinger and Jeremy. I can't stand how they're continually prolonging everything just to get people to keep watching the show. I feel like I keep seeing misleading ads.

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    4. I feel like TLC is insulting everyone's intelligence.

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  25. So happy to see some of Jinger and Jeremy's story. Such a precious couple!

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  26. Inwasnsonglad to see Michele and Jim- Bob again :-) I really miss the entire family. And I'm glad that Anna is a big part of the series! Love all the kids, but I miss the parents. I wish some other channel would pick up the show , so the entire clan would be featured. My 8 year old asks all the time what happened to the show? I do not watch TLC at all anymore as a matter of fact. Last night was the first time in several months!

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    1. After a scandal of that magnitude, no other channel would pick the show up.

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  27. you can watch the first episode on tlc for free.

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  28. Too many recaps last night! "Here's what's coming up...and here's a long string of commercials...and now we'll once again show you what we showed you before the commercials!" Do they really think people won't stay past the commercials if they don't spend a few minutes telling them what's coming up next? Total waste of time, TLC!

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  29. Jill said she didn't want to leave the house because she had a child, so the women came to her house. But then the camera showed those women sitting with their children on their laps! So going out in public is too dangerous for Jill and her child but it's OK for the local women and their children? Our State Dept. says that US citizens are not targeted there. It's mainly gang-related violence, among rival gangs.

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    1. Jill expressed her fears for Israel in particular because they are obviously foreigners and she has safety concerns, the women she hosted are native to the area. If Jill feels unsafe and was honest enough to admit it, why put that down? It is her experience not yours. Maybe you would feel differently, but then again, maybe you wouldn't. The message seemed clear to me from both Jill and Derick that there are some safety concerns and they are probably wise to take precautions.

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  30. Why were they baby-proofing now, when all the little Duggars have been running all through that house for years? And I thought it was their philosophy that you taught the children not to disturb the house instead of baby-proofing things. There was even some saying about it, like "house-proof your child" or something.

    Also, when is Anna going to announce her next pregnancy? Keep watching. With number 5, it will become obvious quickly. Last night left you wondering...

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    1. I guess they ripped out all the babyproofing that Anna might have done while she was there with her kids. But yes, her very young kids have been back to that house a lot since Ben & Jessa moved in, and nobody worried about outlets or cabinet doors or picture frames on the floor before last night's episode. So staged.

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    2. I think Jessa and Ben remodeled the house.
      Josh and Anna have a lot of work to do if they want to rebuild their marriage. It's going to take years, I don't think having babies during this process is a good idea.

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    3. So you're telling me that you'll accept someone telling you how to raise your own household I don't think so

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    4. I totally agree with you! Also, I was a little shocked at how dirty Jessa's house was. Did her mother never teach her to clean? When Marcus picked up that picture frame with the three inch ball of dust trailing from it... yuck! After all, cleanliness is next to Godliness! Yes, she does have a new baby, but it wouldn't be THAT hard to run a vacuum over the floors. Several scenes showed dust all over the tables and dust clumps on the floors. I would be more concerned about babies in an unclean house than I would be with no baby locks on the doors.

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    5. I pictured Spurgeon finding that dust glob someday and trying to eat it. If he's mobile, someone had better vacuum promptly. And often.

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    6. I don't like changing the scripture in anyway, but these last tow comments beg for it..." Let she who is without dust bunnies in her house cast the first stone!"

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  31. Jill used to leave that house all the time, showing off "the big w---- baby," as she reported in a newsletter (I can't even bring myself to repeat what word she used). Why the sudden change to wanting to stay locked in the house?

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    1. What word is so bad you can't repeat it? White?

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    2. That was pretty bad when she said that. Just say "baby," don't put anything racial on it. Other than maybe "the human race" which we all are.

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  32. That look ahead to next week and Jinger not wanting to eat is not amusing, given the anorexia problem her mother admitted to having as a teenager.

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    1. Really? Her mom suffered from bulimia over 30 years ago. She worked through it, and now says that she has been following weight watchers meal planning guides for so long that it's simply a way of life for her. Her daughter is certainly not the first person to lose her appetite after falling in love. Is it really fair to bring up Michelle's past?

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    2. Michelle featured this in the program. It's not something to ignore, when your own daughter suddenly stops eating, love or not.

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    3. if she follow a weight watchers plan why does this family eat so bad?

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  33. Jessa's house looked like someone staged it for the show. Why does a baby's room need a night stand? And seashells on the nightstand, within reach of a newly mobile baby?

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  34. Once again you have to ask why they even allow themselves to be on TLC any more. That channel has nothing but completely trashy shows, getting trashier with each year. Why would they proudly sign up for another season with that network? Don't they see what's happening? The viewers sure do.

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  35. I cannot follow the shows in the Netherlands and i don't like that :-(

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  36. Hi! Ellie, I have a question (maybe you're more informed than me). Jeremy previously said that he asked Jim Bob's permission to court Jinger in December, but they put this in the episode together with things that happened around May. How is it possible? do you think that what was shown on tv was a reenactement?

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  37. Cracks me up why those people who are not fans are here, only one reason and we know why that is.Hmmm lots of extra time on one hands to spout negative opinions.I guess we all can't be happy, and thats a drag really😣

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  38. Just wanted to give a little feedback from my perspective in case TLC is reading this: 75% of this episode was BORING. Wasting so much time on baby-proofing a house, all the while creating some sort of false "tension" due to having to babysit that very evening made for a dull and tedious show. I skipped to the end to see the beginning of Jinger's courtship. So good to see Jim Bob and Michelle, at least briefly. I miss the interviews with them. I did enjoy seeing the short clips of Jill and Derrick. Much more interesting in Central America.

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  39. It is obvious that John David (as well as Jana) are sick of getting asked about potential courtships.. hense his response about not wanting to dabble into love. If I had a camerea asking me every couple months I don't think I would give an honest answer especially if there's no one serious

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  40. This episode seemed very staged and all over the place. There are so many things they could of filmed and these fake scenes are disappointing.

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  41. Sorry, but... "an evaluation period for the purpose of considering each other for marriage"?
    It sounds like a business deal... So sad! Where is the love?

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  42. "Where's my guy" as Jinger came down the steps totally gave it away that they were already courting (or engaged) when that was filmed. Jinger would never EVER say that to a boy who was coming to the house - call him "her guy" in front of her parents.

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    1. Exactly! Also, they've said countless times before that Jeremy asked Jim Bob to court Jinger in December, while the show was filmed in May...

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