Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Them Crazy Duggars!

The Duggars are a very conservative family who have 18 kids ... their oldest boy, Josh (who is 20), got married to a 19 year old, Anna. They have a show on TLC and last night the show was about their wedding,

I'm not trying to be judgemental and I hope I don't offend anybody, but WOW -- a couple of things just had me so confused last night.

Okay -- first, no dancing? It's not like they are going to "back that thang up" or anything. Can't they have a first couple dance or something -- doesn't it say all over the Bible about dancing to show joy for God? I mean, are we back on the set of "Footloose"? I understand everyone has different beliefs, but I don't get this one.

Second, Jim Bob (yes, that's the father's real name -- I'm not trying to make fun of him) talking to his son about the birds and the bees since both Josh and Anna had not even kissed yet.

Holy Cow -- I seriously choked on my drink when Jim Bob told his son, "It's like Legos". And I love how the he ends it with, "You can call me if you have any questions." Yeah ... I'm sure Anna won't mind waiting if you place a quick call to Dad.

Don't get me wrong -- the fact that Josh and Anna were so committed to remaining pure before their marriage is quite an accomplishment in today's society. Yeah, we think it's weird and a bit old-fashioned but to put that level of commitment into your relationship from the very beginning ... it's really kinda cool.

In my water cooler discussions about the show, one of my friends pointed out that you wouldn't buy a new car without taking it for a test drive ... and that is only a five to ten year commitment! Of course, when we asked if she had test drove cars before getting married, this friend had returned a few cars.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

I laughed out loud at your "back that thang up" comment! The Duggars have always been a source of fascination/puzzlement to me, too! Chris just rolls his eyes when I have them on....