10.22.2008

Seriously?!?!?

Ok, so this is random, but it's something that bugs me.

So I recorded the show 17 kids and counting about The Duggar family. I know you guys have to know who they are. They have 17 kids and she is pregnant with her 18th and has no plans to stop unless she is unable to have anymore. That is just weird in itself.... but that's not even what bugs me.

The oldest, Josh, he is 20.... and just got engaged. Ok, normal.... or not. I get that people have the right to raise their children how they want and I'm not judging them, but this is just bizarre to me.... instead of dating people, they court. Ok, so I've heard of that before, like back in the 1800's or something, but they literally don't date, at all. Pretty much he met this girl at some camp or something and they said hi (they live in different states) and he started courting her. I believe they call each other on the phone (I'm sure he only calls her because it's probably not appropriate for her to call a boy lol) and 2 years later he asks her to marry him. Ummmm one more thing, they have never even held hands.

Does anyone else find this a little odd? I mean seriously, I get his point when he says that he chose to not date around because when you do that you give a little piece of your heart away each time and he wanted to save his whole heart for the one he would marry.... aw how sweet! But isn't it a little weird to decide to marry someone you've never even touched? He had to ask permission from her father to hold her hand. They do not kiss until the wedding day. Sheesh!! What happens if you hate it? lol....

Ok so, I'm just a little confused or whatever about this. Maybe I'm totally off and maybe some people can do this, but I find it crazy to think of people getting married that have never lived together before because well any of us that are married know how hard adjusting to living together can be in the beginning.... much less if you've never touched the person, kissed the person and you want babies immediately!! AHHHH that just scares me....

Anyone else agree? Did anyone else see this show?

4 comments:

Erin said...

i watch this show!! it comes on after my FAVORITE show jon and kate. i think these people are ridiculous. i love kids but give me a break. and i saw how he proposed. they didnt hug or kiss or celebrate at all. i know that some religions and cultures still practice courting but i dont know i think it's odd. not that i have an opinion or anything though!!

Aimee' said...

so i actually KNOW someone who didn't touch their spouse before they got married. i wont write about it on here but ill tell you on the phone!! lol

The Van Fam said...

wow. i don't have the room on my dvr for anything else but i can't even imagine that.

i do understand people not living together prior to marriage. it's not the route we took but statistics don't really support couples who live together prior to marriage - they actually show the divorce rate to be higher in couples that live together before wedlock. that being said...wow, i'd be in marriage shock livingg with jimmy after getting married. it took me several years to adjust to his...errr....sloppyness!

ashley said...

I totally agree. Why would you want your child to settle for something less then true love. And all thoose kids...how can she take care of any of them because she's always pregnant!