Christopher000 wrote: how in the world this family would have supported all those kids
Good points I love the Duggars "warts&all" :see my 1st post- Baby/bath water.
When TLC cameras first met the Duggar family for 2004â€™s 14 Kids and Pregnant Again special, Arkansas parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were already doing quite well for themselves. Since then, thanks to an additional boost from TLC, the Duggarsâ€™ net worth has grown to an estimated $3.5 million.
Although we canâ€™t all have lucrative reality TV contracts, most of us can learn a few things from the Duggarsâ€™ money philosophyâ€¦
After Jim Bob and Michelle married in 1984, he worked for various stints as an insurance salesman and car salesman. In 1990, after six years of using credit and gathering some debt, Jim Bob and Michelle attended a seminar on Jim Sammonsâ€™ Finding Financial Freedom program. (The seminar is endorsed by their religious organization.) The Duggars then vowed to get out of debt by not purchasing anything they didnâ€™t have cash to cover at the time.
â€śIâ€™ve learned self control and also a lot about construction,â€ť Jim Bob said in a 2001 interview for Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar said when they learned of the molestations 12 years ago, it was a dark time that drew the family closer to God, according to the blogpost.
"We pray that as people watch our lives, they see that we are not a perfect family. We have challenges and struggles every day," the couple said. "It is one of the reasons we treasure our faith so much becauseGod's kindnessandgoodness and forgiveness are extended to us -- even though we are so undeserving. We hope somehow the story of our journey -- the good times and the difficult times --cause you to see the kindness of Godandlearn that Hecan bring you through anything."
Josh Duggar's wife Anna said he confessed the incidents to her two years before proposing marriage, and that she was "surprised at his openness and humility."
On the blogpost, Anna Duggar said she knows "who Josh really is -- someone who had gone down a wrong path and had humbled himself before God and those whom he had offended. [He is] someone who had received the help needed to change the direction of his life and do what is right." From Baptist Press link in my earlier post
NASHVILLE (BP) -- NBC has pulled the hit series "A.D. The Bible Continues" in response to media reports alleging its heroes were sinners.
Upon examination NBC found Adam & Eve bring death on us all by direct disobedience to God's word Gen 3 Noah, gen 9:21 got drunk Lot lay with his daughters in a drunken stupor Gen 19:26 Abraham lied and endangered Sarah through cowardice. And has a child abuse allegation involving offering Isaac on Mt Moriah. Gen 22! Moses, ex 2:11-15 killed a man The Judges 19 horror is way past network standards. David&Bathsheba...adultery by the author of the Psalms? &also Dave had the husband killed 2 Samuel:11 Peter lied & abandoned Jesus to His death. Thomas stubbornly refused to trust that Jesus the Lord was risen. Paul was Saul the persecuter of innocents-who approved Steven's murder: changed by the resurrected Christ on the road to Damascus acts 9:1-19 Peter backslid on acceptance of Gentiles& the age of grace & was rebuked to his face by Paul. See Galatians 2:11
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