Sunday, June 19, 2011

Why I Love the Duggars

I am a big fan of the TLC show 19 Kids and Counting. I realize that a lot of people dislike the Duggars because of the large size of their family, among other reasons. I'm not here to attempt to change anyone's minds about the Duggars or people of their faith (which I think is the Church of the Latter Day Saints...I'm not even going to pretend to know what that is all about). I just thought I would come on here and say what I like about them.

1. They are completely self-sufficient. Even with such a large family, they take care of themselves. They are debt-free and do not use any government assistance. I know a lot of small families (mine included) that can't say that.

2. They have a strong faith and they use it to teach values to their children. Their children are all respectful, polite and intelligent. Again, I know lots of people who can't say this.

3. Michelle Duggar is perhaps the most patient person in the world. She speaks softly and her children listen to her! She never seems to lose her temper or get annoyed. Again, I have one child, and he is a baby, and I can't say that!

4. They just seem like really sweet, hardworking people.

So you don't have to like the Duggars and you can question their faith all you want, but keep in mind that they are good, family people who (in spite of their public profile) only want to raise their children in peace and with dignity.


  1. I completely agree with you! At first I thought it was a little weird and that they were crazy, but that's only because it was not what I was used to and that's a pretty normal reaction to something that's different. But if you actually watch the show and stuff, you can see all the things you mentioned.

  2. Absolutely! When you hear a family that size has a reality TV show, the first thing you think is that they are after attention, but that's so not their thing. The funny thing is they don't even own a TV set! I don't know much about their religion, so I didn't want to say too much about that, but I have no problem with people who are guided by faith.