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post #181 of 1903
Is Jinger the one who is in charge of the laundry? If so she has the hardest job of anyone. I mean 10 loads a day. When does she have time to do anything else? I guess now in their new house it wouldn't take as long because she can have 4 washers and 4 dryers going at once, but still that is a lot of work for one child to be in charge of. It did look like the siblings were helping her some, but that could have been for the cameras. What if when the cameras aren't there she is the only one doing the laundry day in and day out?
post #182 of 1903
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Originally Posted by AngelBee
People aren't just saying that there actions are wrong.

They are calling them weird, making jokes about how they look/dress, calling them bad parents.....that is wrong.
Some people might have been.
Generalizations are almost always wrong.

As for the bad parents thing, if they're hitting babies, they're bad parents.
post #183 of 1903
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Originally Posted by Kathryn
If you've written to the Peals concerning the fact that they beat children, why are you defending people that follow people like the Pearls and Ezzo? You are defending the Pearls and Ezzo's by doing that. Why are you defending infant abuse?
Whoa.....I am not.

But be proactive.
post #184 of 1903
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Originally Posted by AngelBee
People aren't just saying that there actions are wrong.

They are calling them weird, making jokes about how they look/dress, calling them bad parents.....that is wrong.
I'd say they are bad parents. If they are following this Ezzo/Pearl baby-whipping business, how the heck are they GOOD parents?

Though I say anybody who gets on TV has just opened themselves up to the fashion police! Reason #548 not to hawk yourself out to television, no? :

MDC would eat my fashion choices for breakfast.
post #185 of 1903
If the main argument here was consistantly "they hit their children and that's what's wrong" then fine....I absolutely agree that's wrong. I dont condone spanking....HOWEVER.....that is not the prime argument here. Many are just making fun of their appearance or assuming things about the family that may or may not be true. I dont agree with submissiveness in families but that's my opinion.....who's to say that doesnt work for some families. None of us are perfect parents....none of us have perfect families. It's so easy to pick each other apart.
post #186 of 1903
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Originally Posted by AngelBee
People aren't just saying that there actions are wrong.

They are calling them weird, making jokes about how they look/dress, calling them bad parents.....that is wrong.

That goes on all the time here. Dress your kids in skimpy clothes? You are creating "prostitots" who are just bait for pedophiles. Laugh when your 3 year old says the F word? There's something wrong with parents who would do that.

Sheesh, commenting on the Duggard's lifestyle is not any different then lots of conversations at this website.

However, I am sorry if you personally are feeling attacked because you admire and are similar to this family.
post #187 of 1903
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Originally Posted by mykdsmomy
It's so easy to pick each other apart.
Especially when people go on TV and start up a website with their backwards beliefs out there for everyone to see. That's the problem with making your family a public spectacle--the public tends to discuss.
post #188 of 1903
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Originally Posted by eightyferrettoes
Now how are they sinning? If you consider the husband/father the final authority on what is and is not acceptable behavior and attitudes from the subordinated women in the family, then WHY should he not have the latitude to make judgments about who should be "treated like a queen" and who requires chastisement?
They are to love their wives as Christ loves the Church.
post #189 of 1903
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Originally Posted by annettemarie
Then I don't think you understand what moot means, because it's a legitimate question.
Ok.....well I would not imitate anyones example except for my Lord Jesus Christ.
post #190 of 1903
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Originally Posted by AngelBee
Ok.....well I would not imitate anyones example except for my Lord Jesus Christ.
What about the saints? What about the great stories of the Bible? What's the point of all of those, if not to give up examples to emulate?
post #191 of 1903
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Originally Posted by annettemarie
No, what you said was that we weren't to judge the baby hitters. But you're judging 80f's father. Or do you only judge when it suits you?
I will not assasinate (sp?) their character.

Are they sinning...yes.

Will I make fun of how they look, call them bad people.....no.

I will be proactive and do something about it. I will contact them. I will pray for them.
post #192 of 1903
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Originally Posted by Viola
That goes on all the time here. Dress your kids in skimpy clothes? You are creating "prostitots" who are just bait for pedophiles. Laugh when your 3 year old says the F word? There's something wrong with parents who would do that.

Sheesh, commenting on the Duggard's lifestyle is not any different then lots of conversations at this website.

However, I am sorry if you personally are feeling attacked because you admire and are similar to this family.
Yeah. How many threads do I shake my head at week after week that are going on and on about how skimpy parents "allow" their children to dress? It's a double standard.
post #193 of 1903
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Originally Posted by mykdsmomy
If the main argument here was consistantly "they hit their children and that's what's wrong" then fine....I absolutely agree that's wrong. I dont condone spanking....HOWEVER.....that is not the prime argument here. Many are just making fun of their appearance or assuming things about the family that may or may not be true. I dont agree with submissiveness in families but that's my opinion.....who's to say that doesnt work for some families. None of us are perfect parents....none of us have perfect families. It's so easy to pick each other apart.
Great post.
post #194 of 1903
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Originally Posted by Viola
That goes on all the time here. Dress your kids in skimpy clothes? You are creating "prostitots" who are just bait for pedophiles. Laugh when your 3 year old says the F word? There's something wrong with parents who would do that.

Sheesh, commenting on the Duggard's lifestyle is not any different then lots of conversations at this website.

However, I am sorry if you personally are feeling attacked because you admire and are similar to this family.
I try to not participate in those conversations as well.
post #195 of 1903
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Originally Posted by AngelBee
I will not assasinate (sp?) their character.

Are they sinning...yes.

Will I make fun of how they look, call them bad people.....no.

I will be proactive and do something about it. I will contact them. I will pray for them.
Only a few people here have made fun of them. How do you know others aren't contacting them and praying for them?
post #196 of 1903
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Originally Posted by annettemarie
Are you sure you're Catholic? What about the saints? What about the great stories of the Bible? What's the point of all of those, if not to give up examples to emulate?
I said before imitate 100%.

Yes, I am sure I am Catholic. Thank you for asking for about the 20th time.
post #197 of 1903
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Originally Posted by AngelBee
I try to not participate in those conversations as well.
post #198 of 1903
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Originally Posted by AngelBee
It would be the same with women.

Both sexes make bad choices.
Yeah, and I think that's why accountability needs to go both ways-- and, in a religious situation, the church needs, needs, needs to NOT blindly turn an eye to the abuse of husbandly authority, which I'd argue is unbelievably rampant in many communities.

Ultimately, the husband becomes a priest in his own home. I'm especially concerned about homechurchers, because he really is the only human authority that family knows. Who is he accountable to? His personal interpretation of the Bible and God? And what if it's self-serving?

The family suffers terribly under this model, and I'm having a tough time believing that any decent God likes seeing that.
post #199 of 1903
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Originally Posted by annettemarie
Only a few people here have made fun of them. How do you know others aren't contacting them and praying for them? Maybe some of us are doing our good deeds in secret, like Christ suggested. Just sounds like you're judging the judgemental to me.
Likewise.
post #200 of 1903
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Originally Posted by AngelBee
I said before imitate 100%.

Yes, I am sure I am Catholic. Thank you for asking for about the 20th time.
Thanks for clarifying!
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