Tuesday, February 8, 2011

LIVE Interview with the Duggars: How to Listen

Thursday, February 10th at 10:00AM EST (9:00AM CST):
We -- Lily and Ellie -- will be interviewing Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar on Nina Frye's Living the Dream Mom Internet Radio Show.
We have received a few dozen questions from our readers and are open to more. Feel free to post them to the blog. If you come up with a burning question during the interview, submit it via the Live Chat.

Can't wait until Thursday! Will you be listening?


  1. I have a question for Michelle. She and her daughters wear a white undershirt under a lot of their clothes - what a smart idea! With this shirt, she is able to wear just about anything, including shirts that would otherwise be too immodest. Where did she find these undershirts?

    Also, please tell Michelle how very dear she is to me. Although we have never met, she has been such an encouragement to me. May God richly reward her for her steadfastness, and her willingness to endure public criticism. If she had hidden her light under a bushel, we all would have missed out on so much. Lisa G

  2. I'd like to know where they get their undershirts also. Lisa G, I also wear many different color undershirts to make cloths more modest. I buy all my undershirts from Old Navy. They are extremely inexpensive ($5) or sometimes they go on mega sale. They also have long sleeve shirts. I always pair them with a coupon. I buy all my other clothes from thrift stores, but I feel, for myself, more comfortable in a brand new undershirt. Mostly because I know used undershirts can be quite worn. Hopefully, this helps!

    Also, I always pray before I go shopping. I ask the Lord to show me clothes that would be glorifying and pleasing to Him and to be a good stuart of my money.

  3. Question for Jim Bob and Michelle.
    What kind of instruments does your children play?

  4. I have some many questions for Michelle and Jim Bob. One potty trainning when kids are resistant. What do you like when on the show kids get into the fridge. Stain remover. AS it is discouraging when clothes get stainned and fustrated because i don't want to spend money on more. High needs kids always wanting attention or wanting mom, plays strange. Toys how do yoou organize it and whbhat kind of toys, Kids who do things to get attention even negative. did you have any kids who would wake when put in crib and then cry and not go back to sleep.

    Oh yes need to share this and hope that you can pass this on to them. My 6 year old daughter who loves you guys loves to write and when given a piece oof paper she will write all the duggars names out in order and spelt right she knows better than me. At the start of the year she had problems writting the letter j and one day writting all the duggars names she could write the letter J

  5. Michelle I'm so excited to have the chance to ask you some questions. I am a NEW mommy to a TWO and FOUR year old. My husband and I have just adopted a little girl and boy. For seven years it was only my husband and I and we became very accustomed to a very quiet house. I welcome the joyful noise that now fills our home and the sweet sound of their voices saying "Mommy". That being said...It can be overwhelming. I really don't think they've gone ten minutes without calling out for me. They are very needy/clingy. You Michelle seem to have the patience of job. Please share any advice you have on how to cope with the noise, clingy kids and the constant "Mommy"! Thank you so so much for you time:)Jaycee of Utah

  6. Yes, where do they find undershirts...and where do they find long but cool skirts? :)

    Also: how do they deal with modesty and siblings....they let the brothers help with baby sisters....do they let them help with diapers? What age limit is there...?


  7. Hi I am a great fan of Michelle. My question that I would like you to ask Michelle is "How to you keep such a strong gentle and quiet spirit? I know God gives us grace but what is your method of not getting rattled. Do you count to ten or is there a spriture you say in your head before your respond? Especially with so many little active boys under foot. TIPS ~ TIPS~ Please

  8. what do you do for family time or family nights. what do you do if your kids are picky or fussy or clingy. Or continue to pull out clothes out of dresser and keep changing there clothes. what do you do in the sense of toys how do you get your kids to listen. what kind of punishements to you use. Where did you learn the things that you teach on attentoveness. I wouold love to learn all these character traits. Have you ever thought of making a book or video or something on how you parent or train your kids.

  9. Josie turns 14 months today.

  10. Iwould like to know I see some of the older children have braces, etc. Once they reach 18 do they still have medical, dental, etc. insurance?

  11. I've got to say... the Chat Room was the worst! Some of the people were so disrespectful. There were a few times in which I had to leave.

    But, thank you Ladies for your good work today! It's always nice to hear ya'll!

    Have a great day,


  12. Such a fun interview, and a job well done Lily and Ellie!

    The questions were interesting, and it was much more fun that the typical media appearance where a reporter asks the same old 'tired' questions.

    It was exciting to hear questions from like-minded folks being asked. Nina seemed to put a lot of thought into the interview, and kept the conversation perking along.

    As for the chat room, well.. not much we can do about those other people.. but it was great to have some gentle-spirits in the chat to balance things out.

    Great job with the blog, when people post questions on wiki.answers.com, I often direct them your way for their answers!

    (and of course, if any of you see anything not right on WA .. please correct it or drop me a note so that someone can fix it pronto!)

  13. So glad you enjoyed the interview, Lemsgarden! Your question about music was a thoughtful question that led to some new information and good discussion.

    Thanks for promoting our blog on WikiAnswers! We have been on there several times, and your answers look great.

    ~Lily and Ellie

  14. Can you please ask Michelle the Jim Bob the following question.
    I am sure many people have decided to follow a christian life after watching the inspirational Duggars ...I think their show has proved to the world, that just because you are a christian doesn't mean you are freaky or weird or judgemental. What advice do Michelle and Jim Bob give to someone such as myself who are just starting their christian walk?
    Fiona - Perth, Western Australia

  15. Hi Fiona!

    First off: Welcome to God's family!
    We don't have any scheduled interviews with the Duggars at the moment, but we can answer your question based on what they have said in the past...

    1. The Duggars love their church fellowship -- connecting with a solid, Bible based Christian community will really help you in your walk with God.
    2. Jim Bob and Michelle emphasize the importance of daily prayer and Bible study. Whether making a major decision or planning for the upcoming week, they always ask for God's guidance.
    3. Reach out to the people around you. The Duggars are constantly looking for opportunities to show God's love by serving and encouraging others. Being the hands and feet of Jesus will not only impact the world for Christ, but it will also deepen your own faith. One of the Duggars' favorite sayings is JOY: Jesus first, Others second, Yourself last. By following "JOY", you are obeying God's greatest command: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength; and love your neighbor as yourself.
    4. Praise God in the good times and in the bad times--there is always something to be thankful for. Jim Bob and Michelle demonstrated this while walking through the birth of their premature daughter, Josie, last year.

    God works for the good of those who love Him, and He has a plan for your life. It isn't always easy, but trusting God is key to experiencing His best.

    If you have other questions, just ask.

    Lily and Ellie


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