Friday, March 10, 2017

Message from Michelle and Jana


Just two days after Joseph Duggar's courtship announcement, mom Michelle Duggar and oldest sister Jana Duggar share their congratulations in the video below. To learn more about Joseph's girlfriend, Kendra Caldwell, check out Wednesday's post.


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52 comments:

  1. Congratulations Joseph! And God bless you all. Know that I'm praying for all of you and I look forward to meeting you all one day.

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  2. What beautiful women!

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  3. Do they not live in the same house? This video isn't really for the new couple, I guess.

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    1. I'm assuming they save the videos, they can make a collaboration of their courtship, engagement, marriage etc. it's a sweet thing for them to do. And they post it to include us too, they're happy for them and want to express it.

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  4. Have they ever said anything else about Jill's dr appointment?

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  5. I just find these videos very odd, especially when everyone lives together. I am part of a very technology forward family that facetimes but we don't send congratulatory videos to each other. Anyone else think it's weird to do videos when the family lives together? I don't recall the Bates doing this..

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    1. I don't think it's weird. It's just something special for the couple to save in the future. Lord willing they can look back at these videos years from now and remember how much they were loved and and can remember the early days of courting. I think it's rather sweet!

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    2. You are not alone, I think it's odd, too.

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    3. These video congratulations are for the fans. Why would the couple look at these in years to come to "remember how much they were loved"? Wouldn't they still be loved?

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    4. It may be Gor the girl and her family. I think it's nice! I don't think it's odd at all. All the weird things going on in this world and you think this is weird ! Just sayin!

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    5. I am sure Michelle and Jana congratulated them in person when it was announced to the family. I feel like the video is more for the fans than for Joseph and his new gal. But really, the fans don't need to see these videos. The videos don't make sense at all.

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    6. thank you lord that all these people got nothing better to do than worry about who is looking at a video when. I know if i thought they were weird I wouldn't click on it to watch it so i could be weirded out by it. It is what they do ,some people take pictures to look back on . Weird is just something you do not personally do . Try a better word like different that is different than what we do . Let the light shine it is so dark out there

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  6. They live together so why are they doing this. I honestly
    don't understand why every moment has to be put on
    the internet.

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    1. You don't have to look at it!

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    2. Kind of hard not to look at it. You surf the net, and there it is, on every entertainment news website. You turn on TV, and there are the commercials about Counting On, or the TLC interviews. You stand in line at the grocery store, there are the latest pictures and stories on the front covers of magazines. You try to watch the news on Today, there are the Duggars again. You log onto Yahoo, guess what's front and center?

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  7. But when is it Jana's turn?? I am sad for her, about to be the only "big girl" left at home. I am praying for the Lord to bring a wonderful young man into her life!!

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    1. No need to be sad! Jana is an adult and doesn't have to stay under her parents' roof indefinitely. Neither is it a guarantee that a man is going to be an answer to her prayers. Some people prefer to remain single.

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    2. Enough of the sad for Jana. Be sad for all those ladies that rushed into marriage because they were afraid to be alone and are miserable now. I see them all around, young and old.

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    3. If single, they need to be under the covering of staying at home so not really free to leave.

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    4. LOVE THIS ANSWER^^^ these are the women who oh she got a baby bump and then the next week she must have a eating disorder..Not our time Gods time

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    5. Don't be sad. She isn't incomplete without a husband.
      Being single doesn't mean you are available to anyone although that is not easy for some to understand.
      My mother has the same concern for my daughter to marry.
      I'm proud of my girl completing her degree to help others. When the right guy comes along she will open a new chapter.

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    6. I totally agree with Anon 5:58. People complain Joy is too young and Jana too old. Maybe Jana does not believe in birth control and only wants a few children so wants to wait to get married. Maybe Jana likes being at home and does not want to leave yet. Sometimes twins are very connected and she wants to stay with her brother longer. We don't know her so we don't know her reasons. She certainly comes across as a lovely person and happy so no reason to be sad :)

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    7. Jana will know when he's the one for her and vice versa. :) For the time being, she is able to collect all kinds of ideas and tips for when it's her turn.

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  8. Anonymous if the Lord never brings a wonderful young man into her life, her life will be just fine. Be happy for her either way. Marriage is not for everyone.

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  9. Does Michelle had two different color eyes?

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  10. She must be very choosy because I am sure she has had opportunities. She is a beautiful girl. She just hasn't found "Mr. Right" yet. She will though.

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  11. It was very thoughtful of Michelle and Jana to support Joseph & Kendra with their kind works. I wish people wouldn't put so much pressure on Jana. What is wrong with enjoying where you are in life.

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  12. These videos are really awkward. I am sure they do it for us, for the audience, but they really don't need to.

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    1. Awkward for who? You or them?

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    2. Anonymous 6 p.m. - Yes.

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  13. Ellie, what do you think about Jana not courting yet?

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  14. I see a sparkle in Jana's eye...hmmm. 😜

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  15. Well i think there a cool family i loved there show i don't know why they make big deal over there first born it seem to me he's only human they should have kept that show on they are a sweet family more people should be like them

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    1. I don't agree. The firstborn needs to be out of the public eye, along with his wife and kids for a long time. What he did WAS a big deal and he needs a big time out.

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    2. Cheating on your wife is not being "only human." If your own spouse cheated on you, Unknown, would that be how you dismissed it?

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  16. I am still rooting for Jana and Tim Tebow! :)

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    1. Did you hear about what just happened to him?

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    2. No, what happened?

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    3. I agree with Anonymous 11:25
      Anonymous 9:54 what happened??

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    4. No. Do tell.

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  17. Please thank the Duggars for sharing these videos with all of us. We sometimes do the same for events in our family - just a special record for a keepsake. Once again good old 'Anonymous' has to add negativity to a sweet gesture. Absolutely nothing "odd" "awkward" or "weird" about these sweet videos! Congrats Joseph and Kendra and God Bless!

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    1. But Bettyd, do you post your within the family videos on the Internet? Does each individual family member or family group post them? Are they on your private or public Facebook page? Finally, do you get paid each time you post one, like the Duggars do? Somehow, I think your family Congratulatory videos are not quite the same thing. ;)

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    2. I'm sure she doesn't , but then I doubt she's in a famous family. S

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    3. why do you care Anonymous @4:25? I pray you meet Jesus so that he can fill that void with His love he freely offers those who believe and are baptized. Knowing Christ intimately and living in obedience to his precepts will cause all these superfluous agitations towards others to drop by the wayside.

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    4. 11:30- I know plenty of baptized believers whose lives are consumed with superfluous agitations towards others.

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  18. Michelle, go take care of your young children, they need you. I'm sure home schooling keeps you very busy too.

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    1. I'm sure she has a few minutes here and there to make these videos. No need to boss her into what you think she should be doing with her time.

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    2. Michelle has raised smart and very independent children. Whom I'm sure don't need mommy to be at their side every single second.

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  19. Happy for Joe and Kendra and Joy and Austin ,but so want Jana to meet her Prince Charming and not have to serve everyone else, its time for her to be served

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  20. I love the show I was watching being

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  21. There is no such thing as meeting your Prince Charming for humans are flawed and all disappoint. They set these girl/women up for an unrealistic view of marriage and 'the guy"...just not goin to go that way. Just ask Anna. She thought she did everything right...did she end up with her Prince Charming? I think not with the heartache she lived out and still does today.

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  22. Does Michelle do the schooling,,,or is that Jana job now ?

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