Monday, October 9, 2017

'Tomboy Joy' Tonight


"I just rolled out of bed, put my feet on the ground, and thought, 'What about Joy?'"
-Austin Forsyth

It's Duggar Day, which means that a new episode of Counting On is coming your way. Check out the sneak peak video below.


Monday, October 9, 2017
9pm ET/8pm CT: Tomboy Joy (NEW)
Joy and Austin's wedding is almost here! The Duggar siblings prepare special gifts for the happy couple, while taking a trip down memory lane by remembering Joy through the years.


Photo courtesy TLC; video courtesy TLC/Entertainment Tonight

64 comments:

  1. He's not exactly Mr. Romantic, is he?

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    1. Neither is she. A very practical couple. Tends to make marriage last longer. People with heads full of fluff often find the realities of life a bit hard to take.

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    2. Ask Joy - her opinion is the only one that matters.

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  2. Not another trip down memory lane, they have done so many its got its own zip code!

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    1. Yep, more old footage repackaged to make a "new" program. And it's going to be the usual "She's so grown up we can't believe she grew up so fast now she's getting married we are going to miss her" pre-wedding spiel.

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    2. I know what you mean! haven't we already done this. Why do we have to keep backtracking?

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    3. Haha! You are so right!!! No more trips down memory lane, no more recaps, no more dentist visits, thrift store shopping or explanations of side hugs, courting and/or wearing skirts only for girls!!! We've got it all!!!

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    4. to ALL the anonymous comments above, please just scroll past the memory "reruns", and take them off your DVR. don't complain so much, not everyone is tired of them !!!

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    5. Actually, I thought they did a good job of blending the old with letting us get to know Austin better, hearing a little more about their story, showing the siblings putting together their gifts, etc. Not nearly as boring as the other pre-wedding recaps.

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  3. They make a cute couple AND I want the pattern to the cowl she is wearing.

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    1. Google "Infinity Scarf" - there have been online tutorials for scarves like that for ages. I can't wear them because I'm too petite. It looks like the scarf is swallowing me!

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    2. Thank you 11:51. My crochet hooks miss me!

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    3. couldn't you make a "petite" version using one of those tutorials?

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    4. I don't like the way those scarves look on me. It adds volume at a place where I don't need to add any.

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    5. I had to laugh at some of the scarf comments! I, too, am petite and short waisted to boot. I love the way scarves look, but even the "skinnier" ones swallow me, adding bulk where I definitely don't need it! LOL

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  4. In my opinion he's my favorite of the gitl's husband. I am very happy for Joy. God certainly blessed her.

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  5. Stop calling this girl a tomboy! She don't play sports nor does she dress like a sporty person. Look up the definition and you will see she don't live up to that title!

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    1. Being a Tom boy isn't just about playing sports; it's more about liking to do outdoorsy types of activities, hang out with more boys than girls, not be super frilly, dress pretty basic; that sort of thing!

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    2. She calls herself a tomboy.

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  6. Joy-Anna's heart may not be in wedding planning, lol, but I believe her heart, will be, in being a good wife and mother...Jane

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    1. Wedding planning can be pretty stressful. Having gone through the process myself, I almost wished I'd waited a few more months to plan

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  7. That was beautiful! It made me cry a couple of different times!

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  8. Lily and Ellie,

    The comment sections on most of the posts in your blog are a train wreck. You do not have to allow freedom of speech on your comment sections, especially those that are clearly out to just hate and tear down anything good. You are allowing darkness to have a voice by allowing all of the snarky, hateful, judgmental comments that are repeatedly left on this blog. It is one thing to allow a thoughtful question or inquiry but your blog has become a place where strife and negativity is the mode of operation in the comment section. You say that you do not post anything that is profane, insulting, derogatory or in poor taste but that is what much of the comment section has become. I would ask you to consider this as it looks to me like you have the freejinger crowd taking over your comment section. Only allow light! (Phil 4:8)

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    1. Don't blame the authors of the blog. I think they truly try to be fair without allowing anything extremely hurtful. If there is a pattern to the blog posts, it's because genuine concerns and opinions are being expressed. If people are being sincere, they have a right to be heard. Can you imagine all the posts they have to read and the difficulty of trying to sort this out? A difficult job that Lily and Ellie have undertaken with good hearts. Keep up the good work Ellie!

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    2. They let you say what you wanted. While I agree that many posts and posters are here to hate, is shutting them out the right move?

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    3. As a regular reader, I completely agree with anon. Ellie, you seem like such a kind and conscientious person. It seems like you just want to be fair to those who have negative comments about the Duggars. However, by giving them so much reign here on the blog, you are hurting the Duggar family and discouraging the positive readers. I'm sure you've seen how some of the comments have been taken from this this blog and made to represent "Duggar fans who are outraged."

      There is absolutely nothing wrong with making a policy that states that only good, wholesome, encouraging comments will be published. Surely the detractors will cry that this blog will be no fun if there is no dissenting voice. That's silly. We come here to find out what's happening in the lives of the Duggars, not to hear the silly opinions of those who hate them.

      The passive aggressive comments are nothing more than thinly-veiled hatred. Surely this one space on the internet can be free from their poison.

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    4. Sad but true 2:58. Yes you are going to get the "We are entitled to voice our opinion" people but there is a difference between respectfully voicing one's opinion and just being plain (to use an old-fashioned word) odious!

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    5. There must be opposition in all things. For if there were no evil, how could we know the good, the light,the way, the truth?

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    6. Anon - you might find it hard to believe, but the blog writers DO filter comments. I am a daily reader and I'd guess only 50% of my comments are approved for posting. I really try to keep them either true, helpful and/or positive. Still haven't figured out their filtering system. But I think they are just busy and are doing the best they can!

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    7. 2:18- I AGREE!! It's hard to even get on here anymore.

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    8. 2:18, I agree. Time to shut down some of these hateful comments. Please quit printing them.

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    9. Agree - the comments have definitely been including more and more insulting, critical, and judgmental content.

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    10. Your comment is a judgmental one. Lily and Ellie, you two do a great job with this blog!

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    11. Amen! I agree wholeheartedly!
      I don't often click on the blog anymore because of the trash talk. I've written in about it too. I do like this family and see such a desire to live like God's word teaches us. 1 Peter

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    12. If you folks think the comments that make it onto this page are negative and insulting you have a lot to learn about online comments. I think Ellie and Lily do a great job. If you don't want to read opposing viewpoints, and online forum is probably not a good place to go.

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    13. Great point, anon 2:44.

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    14. I had to stop reading comments so often because of the negativity. It definitely was not always like that. I support deleting the negativity. This seems to be a blog for those who are interested in how the families are doing, not a. place to judge and be negative about their choices. Thanks for your consideration Ellie.

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  9. That's just so sad to me. I'm grateful my husband was so much more enthusiastic about me. Not "well I woke up one morning and she's was convenient" attitude.

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    1. And the award for twisting and belittling something beautiful and amazing into something dreary goes to.......2:26.

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    2. Move over on the award bench then because I agree. I thought that was a very cold-hearted remark by Austin.

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    3. Really? I viewed it as one day he just woke up and it dawned on him "Joy is the one." The same thing kind of happened to me. Some days you are just going on your normal life and then it hits you.

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  10. This clip just reaffirms to me that Jinger and Jeremy are the only two who truly wanted to marry each other for reasons beyond just intimacy.

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  11. What happened to that spunky tomboy? Her spark is compleatly gone since falling in love and trying to be more girly for Austin ☹️

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    1. I don't think austin is the one who made her change. Her only examples are her sisters, who are all more girly, and she probably decided to settle down a bit since she was entering a relationship. That was her choice, and there is nothing wrong with it. She's still very outdoorsy, and I wouldn't go as far as to say she's a "girly girl"

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    2. Joy changed because her parents felt it was time to grow up and stop being a tomboy and be a young lady. This was said by Michelle on the show when Joy was younger. It made me sad for Joy because it was like they were trying to make her be someone she wasn't. I agree with the original poster she is trying to be what Austin wants her to be, instead of just being herself. I feel all her indecision is because she is so desperate to please Austin and defers to him all the time, but he seems to find it annoying. Joy needs to just be herself, she won't be happy trying to be someone she isn't.

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    3. If anything, Austin is trying to make Joy make her own decisions. May be Joy is watching how her older sisters and sister in law Anna are with their husbands

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  12. Please give us timely news- notconstant rehashing of what we've seen. This show is becoming a great sleeping pill!!

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    1. Then don't watch, gosh

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  13. Oh my gosh. We're back to their courting???

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  14. For some reason, Austin's comment bothers me. It comes across so unemotional. It's like saying, "I rolled out of bed. My feet hit the floor and I thought, 'By golly. Oatmeal sounds good."

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    1. This is the time in your life when a boy should go into complete orbit over the thought of you. Not roll out of bed and think "what about" you...

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    2. Maybe be was really thinking, "I wonder what Joy is up to?" Guys have a harder time expressing themselves like women do.

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    3. Exactly @6:24!! This should be the "season of life" of over the moon giddiness. Not "well, Joy's a sturdy gal who can flip houses".

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  15. That seemed really rehearsed

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  16. I love them. Makes me happy to learn new pieces of their journey as times goes on. Always fun and exciting!

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  17. It would hurt my feelings if my husband were to speak of me in such a way. "Growing up I would have never really thought we would end up together..." Perhaps he didn't see her that way because of the age difference. Still, he surely could have said something else, something admirable about his recollection of her. Jeesh

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    1. Maybe it's just how he said it, I pretty much said the same thing about my husband. I said, I didn't like him in college and thought he was weird.
      God knows better than we do. I'm thankful I married my husband. I just didn't know back then how great he really was.

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    2. "...end up together?"- That sounds so random, not God-ordained. It's sounding less and less like Joy's character and virtues caught Austin's eye and captivated him (Proverbs 31 woman) and more and more like he felt like he was running out of time to find a wife. I hope for both their sake's, he's just not very good at expressing himself in public.

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    3. No matter what he might have said someone would find fault. I see love in his eyes when he looks at her and he was truly emotional at their wedding. They aren’t actors with scripts just young people.

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  18. I think they are super sweet and romantic. Love this show and the fam and what they stand for. Beats 99% of what's on television. Look forward to every Monday.

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