Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Recreate Daughter's Racy Kissing Photo
There occurred to me this strange thought some years ago about the Duggars. What if they present themselves as holy and good "Christians" and then go off the rails? What would the world think of Christians if the whole experiment on TV went on the downward spiral? Hey I know I have dreamed of a few of the adult children making a run for it. What if one day they were used to make "Christians" look bad just like "Honey Boo Boo" made all poor people ["hillbillies", "white trash", etc] look bad via their hideous decisions? If you know the latest scandal with that particular TV show, which was canceled over it then you know how low things can go. The Duggar's silliness about forcing side hugs and no kisses even a peck on the cheek before marriage seems to be legalisms leading to something else.
Reality TV doesn't bring out the best in all it's participants. One sees divorce, fighting and trashiness grow. Having a camera on a person night and day changes their personality. Will the Duggars be the "Christian" Kardashians" before this is over?
I saw when the young people, Jessa and Ben put up this photo and figured they are young. It is not the worse picture that could be put up. At first I thought it was some acting out against their extreme rules and earlier repression. It is extreme on the public display of affection, but when I saw Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar copy the photo, I thought that is over the top. What is this? A love competition?
There was always a degree of narcissism in how those two made a show of their romantic displays even in front of single people and younger children. There was a lot of time someone could have shouted "Get a room!" at those two. I hope some younger readers do not find me a prude. I won't freak out if you hug and kiss your husband goodbye at the airport, but this display of "passionate kissing" bugs me. Is it about your loved one or is it about showing off?
There is an odd thing I have brought up with friends, how there is an over-stressing of romantic and sexual love to the point of insanity in our society. Everything is about sex. The "Look at me, I have a lover now!" emphasis, married or not bothers me. I think young people are incredibly cheated when they are told if they find the perfect lover or marriage partner that all their problems will be solved and that their self worth rests in this person instead of in God. Romance is so focused on and "finding the perfect soul mate" that other relationships suffer. Little reality is handed over or the very fact that marriage is often WORK, and LOVE is a decision over the long haul.
They even focus on marriage being all about sex. While it is a important part of marriage, why do the Duggars emphasize it so much? Even their extreme no kissing and side hug rules emphasize unfettered lust that must be reigned in instead of responsible young men and women of God of good conscience waiting for marriage. Now I am a married woman, and understand love and attraction and the rest, but there is something creepy to me about all of this. Notice how they are idolizing SEX but in a different way? One thing I noticed about both Duggar pictures and it is a small detail, the woman are the dominant ones in the kiss, grabbing the back of the men's necks.
Remember all those megachurches that advertised a few years ago for false sermons about sex with the two set of feet in bed? The Duggars are going down that road. It's all in poor taste. It's all based in an over-sexed society. One thing that recently happened was rumors about Jessa, some I won't get into here, because they could be PR hype or lies, but the quest for attention leaves one more open to the wicked in society. I worry for the Duggar children and adult children and pray for them.
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