Saturday, September 21, 2019

Vuolos in Orlando

Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo traveled to Orlando, Florida this week. Jeremy preached at Reformation Bible College in nearby Sanford, Florida, and the Vuolos spent time at Universal Studios, where they met up with Jana Duggar and some friends. They also saw Alyssa Webster (formerly Alyssa Bates) and her family--husband John Webster and daughters Allie Webster, Lexi Webster, and Zoey Webster. Visit our Bates blog to see a photo of Jinger and Alyssa.

Felicity Vuolo, Jeremy Vuolo, Jinger Vuolo


If you enjoy this blog, be sure to visit Ellie's other blogs (NashvilleWife.com and BatesFamilyBlog.com).

Photo courtesy jingerandjeremy.com

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  1. I hope U had a great time. I also hope people enjoyed hearing Jeremy speak.

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  2. Can someone explain to me why Jeremy is in FL preaching? Isn’t he in school in LA?

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    1. No explanation needed to you. Jeremy is an ordained minister and he was asked to speak .... period....have a blessed dayπŸ˜πŸ™

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    2. That doesn't mean he can't travel on the weekends.

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    3. Practise, work experience, on the job training,learn to do by doing, work practicum, in other words getting out and doing what one is learning to do is always in the course work of training programs. He's just doing what he is learning to do, while he's learning to do it, because he is learning to do it, its all a part of learning to do it. Get it?

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    4. Many pastors preach while in seminary. Some do seminary online while preaching at a church, which Jeremy did for a while, others are able to go to seminary full time, but may still be asked to preach from time to time.

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    5. Have you never heard of a preacher traveling? A lot of preachers travel when a church calls and asks them to come speak. It is common.

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  3. Such a happy, beautiful couple & Felicity is so expressive with her hands; a future pianist, like her mother, perhaps?! God is good. ❤

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  4. happyto see jinger/jeremy be independent ADULTS and there own lifestyle without any guilt. lovely couple and make there own decisions mary keim mennonite and proud of it

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    1. Maybe she does feels guilt

      Annonymous... Christian and humble

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    2. Lol see this is what we need more of-- humor!! Without hurt feelings!

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    3. Agree with you Christian and humble

      -a Christian and humble myself

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    4. I think you're right, that Jinger feels guilty.

      Another humble Christian not a proud Mennonite

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    5. Anon 3:04 your ending statement was not necessary.

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    6. What should Jinger feel guilty for? Loving life and her family? Wearing trousers?
      You know, I was gonna talk about how there's nothing wrong in Jinger's lifestyle, but we are in 2019, women are free to spend their time thinking of more important stuff, and not have to explain or justify every little everyday choice they make.

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  5. They sure have time to travel. Must be nice....

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    1. Yes it is nice.... God is good.

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    2. Actually, the post was clear that Jeremy was there for work. So, if you were meaning it "must be nice..." to work, then awesome!

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    4. Generally when a church calls and asks a pastor to speak, they will pay their travel expenses. They were not there just for vacation.

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  6. Hope they all had a great time in Florida. My son was on holiday there a few months ago & loved universal studios, he felt he was back in his childhood visiting the Harry Potter shop. Love Jinger & Jeremy & little felicity, the 3 of them look so happy in that picture & Jinger looks stunning in her more modern clothing. I know her choices don’t sit well with many readers on this blog, however I think she looks amazing & I really don’t think she has ever overstepped the mark on modesty, she is simply wearing what most young women her age wear.

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  7. Time 9:20AM Sun 9/22/19
    I got a question for Lily & Ellie. When the new season counting on finishes up soon will there ever be courtship news soon?

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  8. Time 9:22AM Sun 9/22/19
    Please for everybody stop making mean comments about this family. This is a family friendly blog not Facebook not youtube. A family friendly blog. Whatever this family did in the past is their past not ours & it's none of our business that they do in their lives. Thank you..

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    1. I don't think that every comment should be a paean of praise for the Duggars. Many of the commenters are long term fans and have an emotional investment in this family. I don't see it as rude or critical for them to ask questions or voice concerns when they see things happening that are at odds with the family' well established narrative.

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    2. The owners of this blog screen the comments and weed out the "mean" comments.

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    3. Thank you Neddy! I completely agree! For some reason, people feel free to share things online that they would never say to Jinger and Jeremy, or anyone really, in person. It can be easy to forget that there are real people behind our phone, computer, and tv screens. We see brief clips of snapshots of their lives, but we don’t really know them. We have no idea about most of the thoughts or circumstances that are behind their decisions. Nor are we entitled to by the way.

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    4. I see nothing here that isn't "family friendly."

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    5. Anon 1.17. I totally agree with you. I feel the majority of readers here are fans of the Duggar’s, however we all have a right to question things & the fact they put their family in the public eye leaves them open to criticism. I was just thinking back to the first time I saw this family (when they had 14 children). They were on a trip to a huge plantation house & they were all dressed in prairie dresses, all the little girls exactly the same, my how they have changed. Even Michelle dresses far more normally now & that’s fine to me. Everyone has a right to voice an opinion & if all I got when coming to this blog was praise of the Duggar’s no matter what, then it would put me off reading it. Ellie & Lillie do a great job filtering out the really rude comments & I think they have the balance just right as to what they let through. I want to read the opinions of everyone & not just a skewed view of a family being praised all the time, as that’s just not realistic.

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  9. Time 9:26AM Sun 9/22/19
    Looking good Jing & Her & Felicity she looks just like mommy & daddy.

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  10. I'm sorry but Jeremy and Jinger have turned themselves into celebrity wannabes. I thought universal studios was off limits as well as disney world. I don't really care what they do but they can't have it both ways.

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    1. ??? They seem like a normal couple to me. Why would Universal Studios be "off limits"? It's a family friendly place as is Disney World.

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    2. Rude much? Let them have fun! 🀦🏻‍♀️

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    3. I don't think any of the adult Duggar s live the way they were raised. Even Jana was at Universal Studios with friends. They watch regular movies, dress in regular clothes etc. Universal studios is based on the Movies that are popular. I think what people see on Counting on is just the Duggar s acting is all. lol Its just tv people.

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    4. If you don't care what they do then don't make rude comments about them!

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    5. Agreed!! @ 8:27 am

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    6. How does traveling make them “celebrity wannabes”? If you have the money and time to travel DO IT.

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    7. They don't have it both ways. They're independent adults.

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    8. How so, most people share their lives on social media. Jinger and Jeremy just have a larger audience

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    9. I think so too! You’re not the only one that feels like that...

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    10. Why would it be off limits? There are fun rides at Disney and Universal. I have never heard them say they were against either theme park. Riding the rides doesn’t mean you have to like the movies or have even seen them.

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    11. I think they are just reality show personalities now. The days of Jim Bob and Michelle raising conservative dressing and ministry oriented children are over now. The kids grew up and are nothing like they were under Jim Bob and Michelle 's leadership. I miss the old Digger ways, but I just look at the show like any other reality show, over spending, over indulging, people who live for attention and money.

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    12. My parents-in-law are fundamentalists and they have been to Disney. They have never watched any movie because they are 'lies' but they liked walking around and seeing Disney. I simply cannot fathom how you can go to Disney and not know the movies but there you have it!

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    13. @7:42 Do your in-laws know that there are Pride days at Disney? And Disney is OK with that?

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    14. So here's another example of saying one thing but doing another, if you financially support a company whose core values go against yours. I will never understand how fundamentalists justify that. Spend money with an organization you'd never work for, whose business principles you speak out against? I see it happening repeatedly, even with the Duggars.

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    15. 5:51 True. The Duggars have no problem going to Starbucks for coffee but would never agree with those business practices themselves. Makes it seem that the Duggars only speak out about issues when it doesn't inconvenience them personally.

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    16. The reason Disney would be off limits is the reason being raised a Duggar, princess were fairytales, not real life. The girls, as told in 19 KandC, were not allowed to have those dolls or toys.

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    17. So why is it OK now? @3:31

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    18. Disney kid movies have a lot of witchcraft.

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  11. Jeremy looks like he gained some weight. He should lay off that amusement park food.

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    1. Maybe he did gain weight, maybe he didn't. Either way, who put you in charge of his weight management?

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    2. ? He does not look like he is getting chubby from over indulging in park food. He looks like he has big arm muscles and no extra on the hips. This comment doesn't pass a reality check.

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    3. His face is heavier.

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    4. Anon 2:35 — maybe he’s pregnant! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  12. Since when did the Duggars become Calvanist?

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    1. Jeremy has always been a Calvinist and he is not a Duggar.

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    2. What's wrong with Calvinists? I always was under the impression they were Christians.

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    3. What's wrong with Calvinists?

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    4. Reformation is a Martin Luther thing, John Calvin joined in later.

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    5. That's the Vuolos

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    6. I think they have always been....

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    7. Jeremy is a calvinist. The rest of the Duggars are not, as far as I know.

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    8. When they introduced Jeremy into the family...

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    9. Why don't we just be Christians and stop this petty stuff about which Christian church people are involved with?

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    10. @9:11 Why does it bother you to hear talk about different denominations?

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  13. I saw that they went to universal but I had no idea they were in Sanford! So close!

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  14. Looks like Jeremy has put on a little weight. He's eating good out in L.A.

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    1. Rude!!!!!!!!!! Jeremy looks great!!!!!!!!!

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    2. No one was rude. He looks fine, just a little heavier.

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    3. He may be a stress eater

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    4. He did put on weight and Jinger and Felicity are skinny as a rail so I'm thinking someone is eating more then their fair share. LOL

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    5. It's less rude than people saying Jinger doesn't look good in blonde hair.

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  15. Jinger looks fantastic! Maybe she could share how she dropped her baby weight? :) :) :)

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  16. I wonder if Jinger is still breastfeeding? I’m going to try to keep breastfeeding my baby till 2 years old, but it’s hard! Would like to know more day to day things. Real life. Not always trips.

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    1. I don’t think Jinger wants to share real life like her sisters do. Every picture she takes is staged to be perfect. You never see a bottle, diaper bag or (even a messy home) unless someone else captured a picture she didn’t know about.

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    2. It is hard but definitely doable. I have six children. My youngest is 7 months. I have breastfed all of them until their next sibling was born. I have been breastfeeding for nine years non stop. I will say it's hard breastfeeding a toddler and about to have a baby. It's also hard breastfeeding a toddler and a newborn. But if you want to do it, it can be done. Breastfeeding is definitely beneficial to the child. It takes a lot of work sometimes and it's not always easy. You are doing a great job, even if you chose to stop before age two.

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    3. I don't think talking about breast feeding your baby is particularly interesting. I'd rather hear about them doing fun things than that.

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    4. 7:06 exactly: there's more to life than this mundane everyday chores. Not that breastfeeding or cleaning your house aren't important, but they are mundane everyday chores. Who cares?
      It's more interesting to hear them talk about the places they go and the things they see.

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  17. I thought they were in LA so that Jeremy could work on a graduate degree. How do they have the time to go to Universal Studios? When I was in grad school I barely had time to eat and sleep.

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    1. Sounds like a dull time in grad school! I worked, studied, ate, slept, and still had time for socializing. They were there for him to preach, so no doubt this was a weekend trip. Maybe he doubled up on his studies ahead of time or worked on the plane or in their hotel rooms.

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    2. Depends on the program maybe? I just started one in educational psychological and it’s busy busy. Free time = self care , such as a simple walk, clean house or play with my cat 😻

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    3. @11:57, depends on what you were studying in grad school. Most grad students I know (in the past and now) do not have the time nor the money to socialize that much. Their socializing is with other grad students on a Friday or Saturday night, after they have left their labs. Grad school is a 7 day, 12 month long job, with long hours.

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    4. Grad school is demanding but most people aren't that overwhelmed by it.

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    5. Graduate school comes in as many different formats as earning a Bachelors degree. I earned a Master’s degree 20 years ago while teaching full time. It took five years-at times I took only one class, and during the summer, when I had more time, I completed three classes. Graduate school is not a one size, fits all program.

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  18. This family always looks so joyous. Hope they had a good time....I would enjoy hearing Jeremy preach, perhaps he can guest preach at a church in Oregon πŸ˜€

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    1. Jeremy appears to have become more arrogant in the past two years. He seems to be searching for fame. If he happened to come to my church to speak I wouldn’t go.

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    2. Well, considering their public photos are posed and taken while they're doing fun things, like traveling and eating out, it stands to reason that they look joyous.

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    3. Oh, my....all that from a picture; unless y'all (3:54 & 11:50) know him personally. Judge not.......

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    4. I think quite a few posters here have issues with the Duggars, as well as the adult couples because what we see is more of an endless round of vacations, trips, spa days, shopping trips, Date night/couple get togethers/birthday parties, over the top weddings, film crew honeymoons, and staged for TV proposals/baby announcements/gender reveals, with maybe a few service outings here and there. We all know real life isn't like that. So either they're not filming their real life on reality TV or they're really a family of pretty shallow people and all the values-talk was lies. Either way, it feels like we've all been emotionally taken for a ride. Add in the Christian aspect and it looks, sounds, and feels like they've drifted far from what they told us they were. If shallow is all we're seeing, why would we have a reason to think anything else? See the problem? That's not hate-it's people evaluating the evidence trying to determine if they've been taken for an ride. The Bible calls it judging a tree by its fruit.

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    5. I’d go hear him speak. I don’t think he is searching for fame, I see him wanting to share the gospel. There is nothing wrong with him seeking to be a popular preacher. I like seeing them go place and enjoy life.

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    6. anon@3:54- Well, he married into a fame-seeking family, did he not? It would appear he fits in quite nicely. BTW, I've known quite a few preachers over the years and the vast majority of them have had inflated egos and a demonstrable high level of arrogance.

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    7. Anon 7:24. You nailed it. I think people are trying to understand what they're now seeing from the Duggars. I've my decision others are still working on it.

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    8. Anon 7:24. You are absolutely right. I think a lot of people feel duped by the Duggar s saying one thing and yet living and doing the total opposite.

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    9. @11:11 That's why it's time for this family to bow out of the public spotlight, before things get any more embarrassing for them. The curtain has already been drawn back pretty far, and things have come out of hiding. I think a lot of people are no longer being fooled and are watching for what will happen next, and maybe how embarrassing it will be.

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    10. Anon 11:11 I tend to agree with you. The "humble Christians relying on God" and living frugally seems to have gone away.

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    11. Anon 10:07. I don't know that they should withdraw. As long as people want to watch them it's OK. But I do wish they'd stop pretending that the small town "family business" (real estate and used cars) that previously barely kept the wolf from the door now supports far more people in the manner in which they now live. That is quite disingenuous on their part.

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    12. @11:15 I don't think that was ever really there in the first place!

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    13. Anon 5:53. Only God knows what is in their hearts. All we see is their actions. The materialism they display does bother me though. Private airplanes, lavish weddings, honeymoons abroad, etc.

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  19. Jinger and Jeremy are demonstrating that Christians can dress in current styles and enjoy modern life. Christians don't need to look and act so differently from others that they seem weird and ignorant. The Vuolo's appear very happy and normal.

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    1. But these are Christians who made money from books and a show saying how modest and humble they were. Which is not their genuine selves - these pictures, or their autobiographies and TV episodes?

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    2. I would like to ask the adult Duggar children especially the girls if they were ever embarrassed by the whole little house on the prairie look.

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    3. I agree. Most Christian's I know dress like everyone else. They also go to Disney and Universal City. They also don't keep having babies, they go to college and have careers. The Duggars dress code and some of their beliefs turn some people off. You can be a Christian and still have a normal life.

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    4. Exactly. Christians don't need to act as if they're above everybody else and above everything earthily, it's ok to enjoy good food and travel.

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    5. 5:30, Jinger contributed to a book when she was a very young adult who still lived in her parents household. Obviously she no longer agrees with their rules and regulations. Why would you want to hold her to something that she wrote before she had any real life experience? She has grown into a lovely, mature, Christian woman, and I for one look up to her.

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    6. 10:56, I distinctly remember an episode where the girls were talking about the jumpers with the big pilgrim collars and the crunchy perms and they all seemed to be embarrassed by how they used to look.

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    7. Anonymous 5:30. Jinger has been on tv since she was probably 11 or 12. Now she's a married woman and mother in her mid to late twenties. She's free to change her style as she grows up, just like all of us.
      And besides, a art from her dressing style, I don't think much is changed about her.

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  20. Jinger if you happen to read this, you have a beautiful family and God bless you all!

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  21. Totally not impressed with Jingers outfit. She’s a pastors wife. Tight sleeveless tops and short shorts, while not the worst, just isn’t appropriate especially if you’ve made a point to tell the world how modest you live your life in every way. Not a fan anymore. The Duggar’s have gotten too worldly and have changed.

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    1. She’s wearing jean, not shorts her. Although they’re black jeans so she must’ve been really hot that day

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    2. Hmmm I’m not sure what you’re talking about? Jinger dresses just fine.

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    3. Agreed!! @10:41am

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    4. A part from the fact that she's wearing long trousers and not short shorts, what's wrong with it. Her top shows her shoulders, but the neckline is extremely high. It's a very conservative outfit.

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    5. I agree with your comment. I was watching a "vintage" Counting On, before Jinger began courting Jeremy, and I miss the original Jinger. I think Jinger feels pressure to conform and adapt to Jeremy's lifestyle. They came from two totally different upbringings. I wonder how Michelle and Jim Bob explain to the younger ones still living at home about Jingers "contradicting lifestyle choices". How can they tell the younger kids about modesty with older siblings in constant opposites, with regard to dress, piercings, etc? I miss what ALL the Duggars used to stand for.

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    6. I don't see anything "immodest" about Jinger's outfit. If it bothers you, then it's time for you to move on and stop watching their show.

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    7. I think Jinger dresses just fine. I like her clothes and dont see why a pastors wife should dress up differently. I judge people on personality not on how they dress. Im not religious at all and i dont wear modest clothes, but i dont judge people on their clothes.....

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    8. It's not immodest by our standards, it's immodest by HER (Jinger's) standards, as stated many times on the show and in their books. It's like saying over and over that you absolutely don't eat meat, then posting a picture of yourself wolfing down a big juicy beef burger. Kinda raises some questions, ya know?

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    9. 7:19, the Duggar girls obeyed their parents while they lived in their household. Obviously they do not hold to the same man made rules that their parents did. Jinger in no way dress immodestly, she just doesn’t dress in frumpy clothing like Michelle typically does. Quit trying to shove YOUR modesty opinions down others throats.

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    10. Anon 7:19 I agree with all the points you made and I also wonder if what we seen back in the early days of the Duggar s was really real. What we see now with the constant vacations, over spending, huge weddings, private planes is a stark contradiction to what they said they stood for. I'm wondering if all of what they said before was for ratings and book deals.

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    11. I learned from a very young age that if you watch and listen to people long enough, they'll tell you what they really are and where there values lie.

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  22. Jinger looks great. The lighter hair color is very attractive and becoming to her.

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    1. I totally agree, she looks beautiful

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    2. I totally agree, she s stunning

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  23. I thought Jeremy was going to seminary school all this time! Jinger posted that they were visiting him at work. What kind of work does he do there?

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  24. Felicity looks so much like Jeremy. She is adorable. God Bless the Vuolos.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  25. I work in a theme park and I notice that wearing skirts makes climbing into ride vehicles, sliding into bench seats at shows can be quite awkward. Add trying to do that in humid Florida carrying an infant I think her choice was proper.

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  26. I think Jeremy, Jinger and Felicity look great. They seem happy and enjoying life!

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  27. You guys don’t get it!!!! The married kids don’t have to explain anything to their parents.! They are married and what they do or ware is up to them and their spouses,Period! These are young Christian women raising their children with their husbands .. it’s their decisions. It’s far more modest wearing pants for sports etc... Please move on with this topic...if you have this much time on your hands volunteer somewhere... churches are always in need of volunteersπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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    1. They don't have to explain anything to their parents...until they sit in front of a camera and explain things to their parents, as a promo for the next season.

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  28. Love this picture. What a very happy family. So joyous. Eileen

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  29. I love this couple. Can't wait to see what God has in store for them. I can see them reaching many for Christ. Jinger always had a passion for evangelism.

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    1. I agree. People can relate to them. The rest of the family seems to be caught in some sort of time warp with the "modesty" and "courtship" rules, living in the shadow of JB and Michelle.

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    2. 3:30 I'm honestly curious. Do you hope that people are "reached" by having them convert to a certain Christian denomination, or is any branch or church among the many ok with you? I only ask because the evangelicals I know think they're particular church is the only one preaching the truth of the Bible and all the others are wrong or deceived in some way. They seem to have the most problem with Catholics.

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    3. Reaching someone for Christ means just that -- the Christ of the Bible. If you're a Catholic, you have to ask yourself if your beliefs line up with what the Bible teaches. Because the Pope is just a man and has no special authority to set policy.

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    4. No, I don't think that people are "reached" by joining a specific denomination or non-denomination. When I say "reach" I just mean helping people become truly born again, or deepening their commitment to Christ, whatever denomination they are a part of.

      I understand what you mane about evangelical churches, each on thinking that they have the truth. Where I am from, 70% of our evangliecal churches are former Catholics. I personally always struggled in churches like that. I always liked denominational churches because they provide some framework in which to live out the faith.



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    5. 6:50- Your comment implies that Catholics don't follow what the Bible teaches because there's a man in charge making the rules. That pretty much sums up what goes on in most religions and independent churches. They all have a headship, usually a man, that preaches they've got the "Truth of the Bible" that escapes all others. Lots of inflated egos at work, IMO.

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    6. 12:04, exactly: at least the Pope being a pope has some level of knowledge... While with evangelists every other guy can literally wake up one day and say he's a preacher, just because he likes to preach.
      And that's not man made? That's supposed to be closer to the truth than having a pope?

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