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In addition to the Duggar Family Blog, we write blogs on two other reality TV families, Gil and Kelly Bates and their 19 kids (www.BatesFamilyBlog.com) and Toby and Brenda Willis and their 12 kids (www.WillisFamilyBlog.com). Ellie also has a blog of her own (www.NashvilleWife.com).

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Anonymous said...

In reference to the picture of Michelle and her father and mother on the memory table at Ben and Jessas wedding , I cannot believe how much Josie looks like Michelle! Talk about mini me! For a split second I thought Michelle was Josie. Just had to throw that in.

Anonymous said...

can you make a think like the duggars w/ the individual names & pictures for the bates blog? thx!
Jen Smith...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting. I did not know you did the Willis and Ellie's Blog also. Who are the Willis???? Do you know them personally?????

Anonymous said...

When will Baby Izzy's photo be seen?

Anonymous said...

Where is the oldest daughter Jana in all these shows.?

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 3,

The Willises are a family of 14 that just started a show on TLC. We do know them personally. :)

~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

When will season 10 start?
I'm sure I am not the only one who wants to know :)

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Jim Bob build a family chapel on their property for all the weddings. Even their grandchildren can marry in the family chapel. They could also use it for music concerts.

Anonymous said...

One huge error in last nights episode. You scared your little Josie. A child that age can't comprehend about the birth of being a premature baby and possibility of momma dying because of her. That is why she went to daddy, she didn't know how to handle it. Any Counselor would use that as a text book case in dealing with a child. Prayer is needed for ALL!!! Don't know if any of the other young kids seeing the video or hearing about it got upset over it. The cameras didn't show any of the other children at the time.

Watch the episode again and watch her demeanor. You can see it all over her face, she is scared! That is one thing HEAVENLY PAPA taught me years ago, that you NEVER SCARE A CHILD!! NO matter who the child belongs to {nieces, nephews, grand kids or friends} . Hopefully, they talk with all the little ones about it and apologize. Try to be more sensitive to the little ones around when talking about certain issues. Hopefully, Josie doesn't have any nightmares about this.

Anonymous said...

love your show angela

Anonymous said...

went through breast cancer watching your show gives me some peace please pray for me to fight this rita

Ingrid Dunckel said...

@Anonymouswe agree, my husband said the same thing, she is way to young to have seen that, yes babies re beautiful but that early born, not really.

Patricia said...

GREAT IDEA! Jim Bob you should build a wedding chapel on your property so your kids,grand children and great children can get married there. Love the ideas of not putting your self in debt just to get married. I hope that Jill and Jessa can open people's eyes to the fact a wedding can be put into a budget. Why pay so much for the reception/DJ etc.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to see the duggers go. I feel reality is reality. Support would be appropriate

Anonymous said...

I hate to see a great moral show go. I've watched from day one. God bless.

Anonymous said...

Have received much inspiration from the show and your unashamed love of Jesus. The Jesus we love will protect you through this trial. Joy

Anonymous said...

Shame on TLC. Every family has problems. I find it funny a juvenile report was dug up Oprah Whinfrey. How legal is that. Their child acted inappropriately and their parents handled it. That is not something you broadcast. Again Shame on TLC

Anonymous said...

They need to go to Up network. .

Vickie said...

Jill and jessa, I am so very very sorry this has happened to you.I know there is nothing that anyone can say to make this better. The media wants to tear your family apart, and Satan can't win. He is working overtime these days as I see it everywhere. Praying the Lord will comfort everyone. As Christians we can't let Satan win. Lv to each of you.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see a blog for Josh and Anna. He has paid for what he did and it should be over and done with!!! I want to know how they are doing and all about their precious children.

Karen H.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being a godly example, even in times of trouble. I pray that this just strengthens your ministry and abundantly multiplies the amount of people now who will give their hearts to God as they realize that you don't have to be perfect to come to Christ and that there is redemption and forgiveness when you confess and turn from your sin. God bless each one of you!

Anonymous said...

As an adolescent psychiatric nurse, I can tell you this type of thing happens in many families. Michelle and Jim Bob did what they felt was right for all of their children, Josh is truly repentant , that is all God asks of us. Who has the right to say otherwise? Keeping the whole family on TV could serve as a source of hope and encouragement for all parents. My prayers are with all of family. Continue serving God and striving to do his will and you will be blest.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymoustif
Yes the show does need more Jana in them!! You don't see her that much like you see the other Duggars! Jana just seems so sweet and always smiling :) She has a beautiful smile and seems so humble..Love you Jana!!!

Anonymous said...

I would love if TLC brings back the Duggars . 19 kids and counting was my favorite show on TV.
Mistakes happen all the time. I know that Josh is sorry for his mistakes and is forgiven. He is now married and has a lovely family. TLC should forgive and forget and bring back the show or else UP network should give them the second chance. They have millions of faithful fans.

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of a chapel on your property. Great Idea. I miss your show so much, I am borrowing CD's from the library so that I can still watch the show. I still thing you should have your own production and then sell it to a TV station who really wants to promote religious values. Then instead of being cancelled, you can call the shots.

Lunchlady said...

Truth hurts doesn't it

Anonymous said...

I just found out that Josh has been accused and admitted to using a "porno: site. Is anyone surprised? The man is human! The Church was not built for Saints, but sinners. I know that what he has done has hurt his wife and children, hurt his Mom, Dad and siblings. Yes, his actions have hurt the cause that the Duggar's have always stood for....Jesus. But come on people....Who among you is without sin? People who live in glass houses should NEVER THROW BRICKS!!!
again, MISTAKES...SIN's have been made and the families will pay for them for years to come. Forgiveness....yes. FORGIVENESS...is what needs to take place now. The American public and News Media...well they love to see someone fall...that's how they sell their stories and the public eats it up. Come on people, we all know the entire Duggar family has and will continue to struggle and suffer due to Josh's mistakes. Can we not just offer prayer, and unconditional love for the entire family? Recognize that they are surfing enough. None of us is perfect, none of use is without sin. Forgiveness...UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, RESPECT AND PRAYER.

NOBODY said...

Praying with you and family..

Anonymous said...

@AnonymousJust because it happens in a lot of families doesn't make it okay.

Anonymous said...

No, it doesn't make it right. However, Josh has a problem, an addiction, just like so many other people. If the clergy in our world were totally vilified as the Duggars have been, the molestation of children by those sick people would have ended a long time ago but it hasn't ended and people still attend their churches knowing it is still happening. The Duggars tried to help Josh. Should they have known his problem persisted? Perhaps. However----wouldn't MOST parents love a child so much that their love could just possibly blind them to additional problems? Most likely. Loving a child that much does NOT make them hypocrites. It makes them human. Will the perfect among us please stand up?

Sister in Christ said...

A Sin of disobedience then a sin of the flesh, the first ever recorded. As we go through this life I do believe we forget that Jesus made it so simple for us to remember the commandments.. Love God with all you got, and Love your Neighbor as you love yourself in these 2 all commandments. Hmm The Duggers are such a great Example to anyone with eyes of a family who rely on the ONLY ONE who can and will and Obviously already has brought them through this with a Love that a lot of us long to have but never reach out for, and that's GOD. Pray for All the Duggers, don't judge something or someone if it doesn't directly involve you. God I pray you continue to bless the Dugger Clan, So they can continue to bless others by doing your will, in Jusus name I pray. Amen

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous
I agree. A new header for the Bates family with names would help me learn them. Please add in their dogs too. Pets are part of the family!

Anonymous said...

I agree pets r part of the family

Anonymous said...

just read on line that jinger and Lawson may be courting. Is this true? I do hope so, they are both delightful people and would seem to make a great couple!

Anonymous said...

Love all of ya'lls blogs, when will you be updating the willis blog? very happy to hear jessa and jill will be returning to tv

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 35,

For the time being, we are not continuing our blog about the Willises. Other other three blogs keep us very busy, and we don't want to sacrifice quality. :)

Thank you for being a loyal reader!
Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

I was wondering how their wedding receptions are conducted. With several hundred guests do they have a receiving line? How do you greet so many people?

Anonymous said...

Love the new cover with the whole family. Great work lily and Ellie.

Anonymous said...

one word can express what i felt reading your post.....AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i can see God living through you (:

Anonymous said...

miss you all. Can't wait to watch the new series,

Unknown said...

Any1 watching the second part of the special this sunday?????!!!!!

Jill said...

TEAM DUGGAR 2016!!!Help bring them back to tv contact TLC!

Anonymous said...

i luv u all

Dianne Rawson said...

I don't know what the plans are for your show but I have missed watching all of you !

darlene said...

i like that you post about those related to, and close friends of the duggars, especially since we have 'met' most of them thru their show. i also respect that you adhere to their wishes regarding the release of info. (you do take a lot of abuse from some readers!) do you know of a way to contact anna & priscilla's parents? i havent seen a keller blog but i may not know where to look for one. any suggestions would be appreciated. thanks

Anonymous said...

I haven't been able to find an update on Erin & Chad's pregnancy. I pray for her everyday and would like to make sure they are doing okay. Can you please post an update on how the pregnancy is going?

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous
Yes, forgive (if this applies to us), but we should perhaps not trust him. Let him be with his family and ensure he is over his lifelong addictions.
I simply don't want to see him on TV again. He gives me the willies (for lack of a better word).

Anonymous said...

forgiveness for what josh did behind his wifes back and destorying her own trust with him alone, will take many years to even rebuild will take alot more then any amount of prayer could ever take. dearly hope someday that anna knows in her own heart in choosing to stay isnt a huge mistake for own sake and peace of mind

Anonymous said...

reality for the older adult duggar childern seems tobe lacking. instead should be reaching for own dreams and goals in their adult lifes having own choices, having the total freedom to follow their own heart.

Loretta Cox said...

TLC or UP should put the Duggar's family back on air this could be a learning experience even with Josh thank you.

Anonymous said...

Yes put the Duggars back on tlc please and take Kate pules +8 off air please.thank you

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