There are many fans of the Duggar family. I know this because they have millions of viewers on their weekly program on The Learning Channel. If they did not have many viewers, the show would not still be aired after all these years. Also, some of the children have facebook fan pages with plenty of followers.
On the other hand, there are many who criticize this family and for a long time I have wondered why. After all, the Duggar family has done nothing to hurt anyone. In fact, they are a loving, caring, respectful family who are being raised with good moral and Biblical values.
As I continue to read comments from news articles about this family, I have come to realize that most likely people are jealous and wish that they were raised in such a good family like this one. Today, many families are dysfunctional, there is so much divorce, broken homes and there is no true love being displayed. I am sure that there are many orphaned or kids from broken homes that would have loved to been raised in such a nice family like this.
As for myself, I would have loved to be brought up in this kind of family. I also was raised in a Christian home with good, moral standards but my parents were not calm people like Jim Bob and Michelle. Yes, my parents loved us and wanted the best for us, but there was a lot of tension in the home. When I look at this family, I say to myself, “This is the kind of home I wish I grew up in.” I loved my parents dearly, but sometimes the stress was very overwhelming.
Although the Duggars may appear to be very extreme in some areas, that does not change who they are and what they stand for. For example, Jessa and her sister Jill have decided not to hold hands with their boyfriends until they get engaged. They have also decided not to kiss until their wedding day. There are some very negative comments from people about this. My answer to this would be that a couple who is not physically intimate is forced to communicate more which is never bad for a relationship. In fact, couples whose relationships are solely based on intimacy, don’t last. Everyone knows that communication is the key to any relationship. I can guarantee that down the road we will not be hearing news stories of the Duggar children marriages breaking up. Today, it is not unusual if a couple is married for two years or less before getting a divorce.
Just recently I heard that Jessa and Ben want a big family. You can probably just imagine what the negative comments were on that. My response is that the children are being born into a loving family with a mother and father. There are many children today who are born to unwed mothers and are either aborted or abandoned.
I have always said that if all families were like the Duggars, this world would be a very different place. So, why the criticism? It’s because this family has what every family wants.