Thursday, March 29, 2018

Movie Nights with the Duggar Couples


In a recent interview with Us Weekly, Jinger Duggar Vuolo, Joy Duggar Forsyth, and Kendra Caldwell Duggar discussed their pregnancies and their new marriages. At one point, the interviewer asked each of the ladies what she and her husband agree on and disagree on. Here are their responses:

What they agree on...
Jinger: "We have a lot in common. I think he's super good with fashion, and so I love that."

Joy-Anna: "Probably going out to eat at Olive Garden."

Kendra: "We both can agree on ice cream. We both love ice cream."

What they disagree on...
Jinger: "Sometimes if we want to watch a movie, [Jeremy] likes more action movies, and I like more sweet moves."

Joy-Anna: "Jinger and Jeremy have the same thing as us. Often [Austin] likes history movies about war and things like that. I like classics."

Kendra: "I don't know... We normally agree on just about everything!"

For more from Jinger, Joy, and Kendra, check out their article in Us Weekly.

Photo is courtesy TLC/DCL--additional photos can be found on the TLC website

89 comments:

  1. Do these interviews mean that the Duggars have Us Weekly in their homes and read it?

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    1. No they wouldn't have that magazine in their home, nor would they have the TLC channel on in their home which means how they earn money is anyway possible even at the risk of causing others to stumble by people who looked up to them buying that magazine or having the TLC channel on in their homes. Why getting a regular decent paying job is so hard for them to do is beyond me.

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    2. No, I doubt the Duggars watch their show on TLC, that doesn’t mean they can’t have it.

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    3. Why would they have a Magazine like that in their home? They are Christians and would never lower themselves to read something like that. That's. Their fans responsibility to buy that magazine so the girls can make money.

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    4. 12:13. If they wouldn't lower their standards to read that magazine, then why is it ok for them to sell portions of their lives to them. And why is it the fans responsibility to support them?

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    5. I'm sure they think it's OK for some reason. Maybe they think that they're "cleaning up" the magazine just by being in it?

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    6. 5:10, tons of people already read the magazine, fans who don’t agree with it don’t have to.

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    7. If the Duggars wouldn't have People magazine or US Weekly magazine in their home, on their coffe table for family reading, why in the world do they allow themselves to appear in these rags? They are encouraging others to read it if they agree to be in it.

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    8. I don’t think they are encouraging others to read these magazines. If someone already reads those magazines, then maybe they will read about the Duggars want to learn more about Christianity.

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  2. Kendra and Joe are still in the honeymoon phase. It’s cute that they agree on everything....love it.

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    1. Lol give a few years! I'm kidding. Anyway my husband and I are similar to Jinger and Jeremy

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    2. I thought the same thing!

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  3. I thought they only watched religious films, that should make for short arguments lol!

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    1. That’s the unmarried kids, once they’re married they make their own rules.

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  4. Not to worry Kendra disagreements will come sooner or later

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  5. Hope these magazines compensate you for the advertising you do for them here. If not, definitely look into it! Seriously!

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  6. Such a cute picture! I really hope Kendra will have a hospital birth. So many of the girls have suffered needlessly trying to deliver at home. Michelle used hospitals. Are they just trying to save money because their health insurance deductible is so high (or they don't have insurance covering births?)? After seeing what Jill/Samuel in the NICU and Israel/c-section and Joy/Gideon have gone through, not to mention Jessa's first birth and blood loss, I hope they don't risk this again (or have a birth plan to get to the hospital sooner!!! Is TLC pushing them to try the home birth?

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    1. Michelle was having home births since 14 children and pregnant again title except for her last two babies I’m sure seem like they trying to keep the tradition going maybe ?maybe they like the privacy since the love the modest belief and don’t know the drs and nurses can’t reallt speak on the expenses since they have plenty of money the reasons are endless why they may not do hospital births.cant do nothing but pray for all the duggar children down the line for their children safe delivery as we all should for everyone else in the world .❤️

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    2. Michelle has only had 2 home births, Jinger and Joseph.

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    3. Anon @ 9:04 Michelle only had two of her children at home the rest we all hospital births. As for privacy having a camera crew film one of the most intimate moments of your life and it being broadcast nationally, and in many other countries is hardly private or modest. Hospitals are much more private, I am a nurse and guard my patients right to confidentiality, if I broke it I would be breaking the trust between me and my patient, and I would be in big trouble with my employer, I don't even tell family if I see someone I know at the hospital! I really think these girls opt for home births because it is easier to film, and they can have control. Most hospitals do not want a camera crew in the way, and need to protect the privacy of other patients.

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    4. Michelle actually only had 2 home births, Jinger and Joseph, she has said in her books that she prefers a hospital birth.
      My sister has been a doula for years and is a student midwife working under a extremely experienced nurse midwife, they are just as safe and studies have suggested safer, than hospital births with unnecessary interventions.
      Do I think Jill should have gone sooner, yes. As far as Jessa, that is very common and in the hospital you’d receive pitocin to try to stop the bleeding which every single midwife brings to a birth, once the bleeding stops then they determine if blood is needed, the midwife handled Jessa’s birth perfect, she stopped the bleeding and got her to a hospital for a transfusion.
      Joy’s situation is tricky, I’m not sure why her OB (yes you have to have an OB sign off on a joe birth that you and baby are healthy enough) of her midwife didn’t realize baby was transverse, but she got to a hospital just fine.

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    5. Michelle only had two home births- Jinger and Joseph. The rest were at the hospital. She talked about each of the 17 deliveries (2 sets of twins) in one of the episodes.

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    6. Jinger and Joe were Michelle's only home births.

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    7. Anonymous March 29, 2018 at 9:04 PM,

      Only TWO of Michelle's births were home births (Jinger and Josiah), the rest were HOSPITAL births. Michelle actually prefers the hospital births in case of an emergency.

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    8. 9:04 - not sure why they wouldn’t know the doctors. If they are getting good prenatal care, they would have a good relationship with their provider - doctor or midwife. My youngest was born at a teaching hospital, and even though it seemed like I saw a different doctor/resident/attending every time, I still had a good relationship with all of them.

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    9. Michelle possibly kept having hospital births because she had had at least one cesarean birth so she was having a VBAC with subsequent births and needed to be closely watched during labor and birth. Knowing the risks with VBACs I cannot understand why she didn't encourage Jill to go to the hospital for Samuels birth?

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  7. Lovely ladies:) They have good husbands:)

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  8. What 'classics' are Joy referring to? I thought they didn't watch movies or tv.
    I wonder what type of action films Jeremy and Jinger are watching. They seem like they would be more modern, which could be a little bit of a culture shock for Jinger.

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    1. In Growing Up Duggar, the girls said that they do watch certain movies. I remember them mentioning "Sergeant York," which is a black-and-white classic.

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    2. Maybe they have vidangel, then they can watch movies without language, or anything “inappropriate”

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    3. What utopia do you have to live in to only watch movies that don't have language or anything inappropriate? Even Disney moves are suspect these days. The "classics" had dark themes, too, but the writers figured out how to get around the censorship at the time and still deliver their messages of adultery, out-of-wedlock babies, murder, lying, alcoholism, etc. I was watching the 1950's version of "Titanic" the other night and it was shocking, for its time.

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    4. 1:09, you can choose what you filter. I’ll give you an example, my family watched Stranger Things on vidangel (I had already seen it previously unfiltered) but since my younger siblings wanted to watch it we filtered the language, and one scene that really wasn’t appropriate for younger viewers. The Duggars have views that are more strict than my family's, so my point was that they could filter to their liking.

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    5. What good is a filtered movie? Seems that would defeat the plot and script of many movies. Some would end up about 5 minutes long. If you have to filter, just don't watch it in the first place. Or accept the fact that there's "language" and other unpleasant things in the world. Watching them in a movie doesn't mean you do the same things in real life.

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    6. I watched a "classic" not long ago -- Strangers on a Train -- and was appalled at the sexual dialogue and innuendo. It was as bad or worse as anything we would find objectionable today. I was pretty shocked. No wonder my grandparents never allowed my mom and her siblings to "go to the show."

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    7. 5:36, good grief, cutting out language and sex scenes is not going to shorten the movie to 5 minutes unless you’re watching something like 50 shades.

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  9. Jinger, Joy and I would get along great when it comes to movies because I also like sweet movies and classic ones too. Kendra and my youngest daughter would get along because it can be 20 degrees with snow and she would want ice cream!

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  10. I thought the Duggars didn't watch movies that weren't approved. ? They've gotten so worldly ☹️

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    1. I'm sure the girls called their parents to ask if they are allowed to watch certain movies. Good grief they are married adults who have husbands who weren't raised the same the same way. There is nothing wrong with them watching a movie with their husbands! Watching movies does not make them "worldly" either.

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    2. O.k. here we go again...let me explain...When a female Duggar gets married, she is a Duggar NO MORE...Therefore,she and her husband have their own set of standards for their own families...this has been explained so so many times and I fear it won't be the last😞😟

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    3. Actually, movies are often wordly... most of them brake the ten commandments. How is that honoring God? He says to KEEP them... that is not keeping them in your heart if you watch things that break the commandments! WHY DO SO MANY WANT TO TRY WALKING ONE FOOT SERVING GOD, AND ONE FOOT FOLLOWING THE WORLD?

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    4. I agree Regina! So many commenters say the Duggar adult children are breaking the rules and are so worldly. As with any family, when children become adults they can make their own choices. I think it is great for them to enjoy a movie with their husband and/or friends.

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    5. Their husbands knew full well how those girls were raised and what their principles were. A good husband doesn't try to change who you are, especially if those changes go against what the rest of your family believes.

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    6. Regina, I love you’re comments. I thought your first sentence was serious at first and I was like WHAT! Thanks for the laugh😂

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    7. 6:55- The problem with living life in such a prescriptive religious manner is that you're trying to follow manmade rules and Biblical translations. It's never good enough. (Been there, done that.) If you frown on anything worldly or secular, then it would be a good idea to completely isolate yourself like the Amish do- no double standards. Better not have any modern conveniences either, like electricity, because God knows what worldly temptations that could bring your way!

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    8. Why would their values change once they marry? Their beliefs should carry right into marriage.

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    9. I get that the Duggar girls are no longer under their parents' rules, but I remember them insisting all along that those were also their own rules for themselves. They even wrote a book, didn't they?

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    10. Yes, they dutifully followed their "own" rules back then. They told us they wanted to wear long skirts, and so on. "Nobody forced them."

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  11. I thought the girls wrote a book about not watching tv and movies not too long ago. I’d be interested to hear them address their changed views and how they came to the decision to alter them. Since they’ve decided to be so public in the past and present about their values and beliefs.

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    1. Not to mention the change from only dresses and skirts. Makes you think those were their parents standards and not their own.

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    2. I've read and re-read the Duggar girls' book and in no place does it say that they don't watch movies. They do watch movies together as a family but only ones that are approved by their parents. They mentioned in their book that there have even been times where they began to watch a movie and decided that it wasn't too great after all so they turned it off.

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    3. Their both married women now I'm pretty sure they can do whatever they want.

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    4. They wrote a book claiming they did a lot of things out of personal convictions versus being imposed on them by their parents. Interesting how the “convictions” changed immediately following marriage.

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    5. I'd like to know the book you're referring to, because I've never heard them say they don't watch television or movies. I know they weren't allowed broadcast television, except for on occasion. They've stated movies and tv shows were allowed when their parents had date nights. I remember them referring to Andy Griffith specifically, and there were several episodes where they viewed movies in theaters.

      Besides that, they are adults now. I'm sure there are rules from your upbringing that you've carried on, and some you have abandoned or modified. We all do it, why are we so surprised when the married couples do?

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    6. They didn't say they didn't watch any movies, they only watched selected movies.

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    7. That was a few years ago, after they got married they probably realized that watching a movie is not a sin.

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    8. What else are they going to start to do just because "they're married now and they can do whatever they want"? I'm tired of hearing that claim. No, they can't do whatever they want and still remain true to themselves and to their religion, which supposedly plays the biggest part in their lives and their marriages. Remember?

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    9. I agree with you 1:12 But the sad thing is I don't think they care what they told people in the past or in their books what they stood for and how they were their own personal convictions. It's about fame and money now so it's only a matter of time when we see things go the same way all the other reality show people's lives went, and it never ends good.

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  12. Sweet Kendra! I sounded exactly like her as an 18 year old bride and 19 year old new mama. 40 years of marriage later I still love my guy but have matured enough to know we don't have to agree on everything.

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  13. I’m glad they are enjoying some movies. They were so sheltered growing up.

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    1. I know, I was sad when I realized they didn’t get to watch Disney movies as kids :(

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    2. Disney movies aren't the best, even for adults! The old ones do and say things that make you cringe nowadays, and the new ones are barely rated PG.

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    3. Kids are better off without all the Disney junk!!! Go play outside

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    4. 1:14, the Disney princess movies are adorable, nothing wrong with them, and 8:21, you can watch an hour and a half long movie, and then go play outside, give me a break.

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    5. Look closer. The Disney princess movies have violence, skimpy clothes, unmarried kissing, and mature images hidden among the scenes. The classic Disney movies were from another era, when you could say or show things that are no longer socially acceptable.

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    6. I grew up without Disney movies. Actually no television at all. Nothing wrong with me. Still don't have television with 3 daughters now. I wouldn't have them watch Disney junk anyway. They're normal girls having a time of their life playing outdoors and making cards and growing flowers for farmers market. There's too much of a wonderful life for the living out there to waste on ol television.

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    7. 5:08, I have looked closer, and if that stuff bothers you, you need to chill.

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    8. How can anyone criticize some movies as being unwholesome but not acknowledge that others are, too? Because they want to deny?

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  14. What 'classic' movies can Joy be referring to? They grew up without a television set and did NOT go to the movies at all. I also thought that they did NOT go out to eat in restaurants as they never had the money for meals out....inconsistent here.
    What US Weekly or any other interview should include is: What are your beliefs NOW about all the things you have stated earlier about your beliefs....and why now are they different, yet not viewed as sinful. What changed other than getting married?
    These are the REAL things we would like to hear about.

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    1. They used to go to restaurants where kids ate free, and Jim Bob delighted in how much free food they were able to get. Remember that episode?

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    2. That was so tacky of Jim Bob. Didn't they say that after their family was there, the restaurant had to change the rules for the number of kids who could eat free?

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    3. I remember that! It wasn't their finest hour, was it?

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    4. I never understood why they have spoken out against food stamps and welfare and such, yet find it amusing to go to a restaurant with a dozen kids in tow to get all the free food they could. And the whole gang never seems seem to miss those free sandwich days at the chicken place, and pirate day at the donut place. What kind of good examples are those?

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    5. 4:54. The adults were still paying. It isn’t like they got completely free food and how often did they actually go out? My parents took us out to places that offered free kids meals on certain days of the week, and I have taken my kids to do that as well. If restaurants don’t want to offer that or limit the number of kids, then that it their choice. Are you really going to ask to pay more than what they are charging you? Tons of people go to Chickfila dressed as cows to get free food. It is being offered, so why not? It isn’t like they are stealing food. That would be wrong. Companies don’t have to offer free food or meals. If they are offering it, then they expect people to go.

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  15. Give it a few years and at some point there's going to be about 10 of them pregnant at the same time. That'll be an interesting picture.

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  16. The Duggar offspring get to watch movies made in Hollywood? I thought they could only watch Christian movies. Marriage has changed them.

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  17. Talking to Us magazine...concerned with fashion...watching all sorts of movies...going out to eat... What happened to the "unworldly" Duggars who homeschooled, made Tater Tot Casserole in huge pans, wore homemade, thrift store, or hand-me-down clothing, and never read or watched anything that wasn't religious? Who swapped them out for some completely "worldly" people??

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    1. I don't think anyone "swapped them out". Once they got the TLC gig they could afford to live like most of the rest of us do. Now instead of "Tater tot casserole" (which I think should be illegal to feed to children) they eat better food, have nice clothes and often go out to eat.

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    2. I don't think the Duggar's are at all "worldly". They simply are in a better position financially and their kids don't have to wear awful clothing and eat Tater tots which have little nutritional value but have tons of sodium and saturated fat. Kudos to Jim Bob and Michelle on finding a way to provide for their enormous family.

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    3. So those are the only two options? Either they are "unworldly" or "completely worldly"?

      I actually agree that selling interviews to US magazine is rather concerning as to whether this is really a good Christian witness.

      But re the movies: as others have stated the Duggar girls never claimed to NOT watch movies, they did report only watching movies pre-screened by their parents. Do you really expect them to continue to depend on their parents to approve movies they watch once they are married and out of the house?

      There's a difference between being true to your own principles and applying them to situations using discernment, and just blindly following rules set by your parents.

      But at least you didn't just focus on JUST the girls. I'll assume the best of those who have and assume that if Joe had also mentioned watching movies, you'd be criticizing him too.

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    4. "Growing Up Duggar" was about/"written by" the girls, not Joe. It's that book in particular that seems so contradictory now.

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    5. 7:12- I think their dad was the primary behind-the-scenes author and editor of their books.

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  18. They can now watch movies? No wonder they wanted to get married.

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  19. The real maturity is not in being in agreement on everything, but how you both handle the disagreements. The ability to listen to each other, respecting the other person when they have a different opinion, and loving each other enough to work it out: loving your husband enough to pray for him and trust him to lead you and your family well, putting your best interests above his own and you doing the same for him. We haven't exactly arrived yet ourselves. LOL But we're working on it. :)

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  20. Oh, good grief, People! I knew when this blog asked these young women about movies that there would be a judgement explosion. Leave them alone to make their own decisions without being critical. It's between them and God. Judgmental people give Christianity a bad name.

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    1. Thank you - totally agree with your comment 11:34

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    2. 11:34- The Duggars set themselves up for criticism with past declarations of their standards, many of which have since softened a bit since then. If they don't like having the public point out their inconsistencies or perceived double standards, they should remove themselves from the public eye altogether.

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