What About the Duggars?
I have been collecting research and information
on the Duggar family and
writing rough drafts for awhile with the intention of dealing with this
subject here. At this point (Aug. 2015) it seemed like I needed to go ahead
and get the page open and not wait since so much controversy has arisen due
to the recent revelations about Josh Duggar. One thing
I want to be clear about - if the Duggars had not put themselves forward
publically, and been put forward by others, as shining examples of Christianity, purity, "Quiverfull", Gothardism, and
mega families, I would not be dealing with
them here in this way. They have brought this attention upon
themselves because they have made themselves public examples
by their own choice - they accepted the
position, primarily through their reality show "19
Kids and Counting" and their connection with Bill Gothard, ATI
(Advanced Training Institute) and IBLP (Institute of Basic Life
How Do The Duggars Support Their Large Family?
the Duggar Position On Birth Control Biblical?
Josh Duggar In
the Shadow of the Past - A
discussion of the exposure of Josh's past problems with "improperly
handling" under age girls.
Being "Nice", and Final Authority
Was the Reality Show Ever
Why Is A Wife Blamed
for Her Husband's Unfaithfulness?
Other Articles On this Site
Why We Are not "Quiverfull"
Disclaimer on scripture other than the KJV and
probably some content.
The Duggars: How Fundamentalism's Teachings on Sexuality Create
This particular article deals with
some of the troubling things surrounding the Josh Duggar situation and
explains why Bill Gothard's (IBLP, ATI) teachings on sexuality encourage
or facilitate this kind of behavior. [Note: An extra disclaimer on
this source, as he has moved into a more liberal and uncertain
perspective since I first read some of his things.]
Or go Back to "Hard Questions"
and background by mary stephens