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 Principles).


How Do The Duggars Support Their Large Family? under construction

Is 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. 

Judging, Being "Nice", and Final Authority

Was the Reality Show Ever Appropriate?

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 Predatory Behavior
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.]



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