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'19 Kids and Counting' stars: We won't kiss until marriage
Fox ^ | 3/10/14

Posted on 03/10/2014 5:23:10 PM PDT by workerbee

The teenage girls in the Duggar family aren’t just waiting for marriage to have sex, they’ve vowed not to have their first kisses until their wedding days.

In their new book, “Growing Up Duggar,” Jill, Jessa, Jana and Jinger Duggar, of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” divulge their rules of “courtship,” and what it’s like being from such a large family.

“The message that we are really trying to relay is just to give girls—which is our main audience—just the tips and the things that we’ve learned through life and what our parents have raised us just believing,” Jana told Fox News.

And that means very little physical contact with a significant other until marriage.

“I think we’re saving like hand holding and that stuff more for engagement and we’re saving our first kiss for our wedding day,” Jessa explained.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: chastity; christianity; duggars; marriage

1 posted on 03/10/2014 5:23:10 PM PDT by workerbee
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To: workerbee

prepare for a left wing assault!


2 posted on 03/10/2014 5:24:12 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: workerbee

Good.


3 posted on 03/10/2014 5:24:54 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: workerbee

For later


4 posted on 03/10/2014 5:25:47 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: workerbee

Reality tv is the BEST way to raise Christian kids.


5 posted on 03/10/2014 5:27:04 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: workerbee

Yeah? My kids are the same. It is amazing to see how propriety is treated these days. Doing the right thing is always harder, but always...the right thing.


6 posted on 03/10/2014 5:28:40 PM PDT by ImaGraftedBranch (...By reading this, you've collapsed my wave function. Thanks.)
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To: workerbee

This is unacceptable. How embarrassing for them to show up at their wedding without one abortion or STD.


7 posted on 03/10/2014 5:36:36 PM PDT by lurk
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To: workerbee

Good for them


8 posted on 03/10/2014 5:46:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: workerbee

I estimated that if the Duggar kids keep up the reproductive pattern of their parents, as does the next generation and so on, they’ll have about one billion descendants in 300 years. The Democrats might want to think twice about that demographic permanent majority claim.

The key is for conservatives to pass down their values to their kids. Conservatives reproduce more, but the liberals have the cultural transmission vehicles (schools, entertainment, media) under control.


9 posted on 03/10/2014 5:48:47 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: workerbee

Jinger?


10 posted on 03/10/2014 5:54:47 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Our man in washington

re: they’ll have about one billion descendants in 300 years.

sounds good to me!


11 posted on 03/10/2014 5:59:38 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: workerbee
If this (and their partner) is what they want, that's fine for them. But me personally, intimacy compatibility is paramount, and to have that as an unknown factor is too much (what if one or the other turns out to have problems ? Will a quick annulment be "acceptable" ?)

Given that they'd want to wait until Wedding Day just to kiss seems a bit much, especially considering that you'd be presumably going from first base to home run in a matter of hours. If it turns out well, that's fine. I just wouldn't want to take the risk.

12 posted on 03/10/2014 6:21:54 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Seems a stretch to me, but it’s their lives.


13 posted on 03/10/2014 6:25:12 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Kissing? It’s the restrictions on hand holding that seem especially ... odd.


14 posted on 03/10/2014 6:31:03 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: workerbee

Orthodox Jews have the same restrictions. “No touching”. They too have a ton of kids...on average 10 per couple. And they vote 68% Republican (2004 data).


15 posted on 03/10/2014 6:56:39 PM PDT by montag813
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I watched that show,....once. They all seemed a little off and the wife seemed a few watts short of a dim lightbulb. Can always tell by the affect and the eyes. But heck free to live you life as you want, kiss or no kiss. But one thing Duggars, one think you got to get...you cannot buy favor with God with strict adherence to doctrines and modalities of living. You cannot behave yourself holy. it’s what was done for you already not what you can do. So being super pious, ultra moral and using the words shucks and darn gets you no further in front of the line than a prostitute or penitent murderer or rapist. I know that irks some of you, but kinda the whole point of Christianity.


16 posted on 03/10/2014 7:10:38 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: workerbee

Great old fashion values the Duggans have. Wish more had them.


17 posted on 03/10/2014 7:42:56 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

What you call risk, they call faith. What THEY call risk, is rejecting the faith!!!!!!!!

What do you spend 99% of your month doing? Kissing? Sex? Hand holding? Combined?

Kick the tires - talk and dream and laugh and WORK and just spend TIME together. Hotttttt!


18 posted on 03/10/2014 7:45:56 PM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: workerbee

Years ago I saw a TV show about a young Christian couple who were doing things the old-fashioned way. The young man asked the girl’s father for permission to court her. The couple was always chaperoned on their dates. The first time they kissed was at their wedding altar.

Of course, the TV show treated this like they were the biggest freaks ever born! The show followed up on them a year later. They were still together, had a newborn baby and were very happy. I wish I could remember their names. I think about them now and then and hope they’re still together and happy.


19 posted on 03/10/2014 7:46:41 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: workerbee

Son #3 got engaged January 24th. The wedding is going to be October 25th. He & his bride to be have dated for over 2 years. Son #3 is the asst. pastor at a non-denominational Christian church. He and his bride-to-be do not believe in sex outside of marriage.

That is why they’re getting married quickly ;-)

Seriously - I am so proud of my son to have such high ideals and to actually stick with them. They have kissed, but only closed lip kissing. Son #3 says anything else is for only after marriage.


20 posted on 03/10/2014 7:47:16 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: workerbee

I remember The Groucho Marx Show in the 1950s when he had a contestant on who had an enormous number of children. What Groucho said is not suitable for mixed company but it was hilarious. It had to do with the cessation of a certain act by the man compared to Groucho’s love of his cigars, and vividly stated.


21 posted on 03/10/2014 7:49:18 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: pburgh01

“you cannot buy favor with God with strict adherence to doctrines and modalities of living. You cannot behave yourself holy.”

You make good points. Every one of us humans are rotten and deserve death. Only by accepting Christs immense sacrifice do we dodge going to hell.
Not kissing or holding hands doesn’t make us anymore holy or deserving of heaven than anyone one else.
But choosing to be moral is a good thing


22 posted on 03/10/2014 8:00:53 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: KosmicKitty

A 2 yr engagement isn’t quick. And seriously - why is his kissing experience any of your business? Were I the future wife, that wouldn’t bode well. IMHO


23 posted on 03/10/2014 8:13:18 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: KosmicKitty

Congratulations! Sounds like you’ve been a great mom! : )


24 posted on 03/10/2014 8:17:16 PM PDT by llmc1
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To: workerbee

Dated for 2 years - just got engaged a month ago.

I know about the kissing part because he told me.

Sometimes I post the innocuous things and I get the absolute nasty responses from the mostly good people here.


25 posted on 03/10/2014 8:58:59 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: pburgh01
I watched that show,....once. They all seemed a little off and the wife seemed a few watts short of a dim lightbulb. Can always tell by the affect and the eyes. But heck free to live you life as you want, kiss or no kiss. But one thing Duggars, one think you got to get...you cannot buy favor with God with strict adherence to doctrines and modalities of living. You cannot behave yourself holy. it’s what was done for you already not what you can do. So being super pious, ultra moral and using the words shucks and darn gets you no further in front of the line than a prostitute or penitent murderer or rapist. I know that irks some of you, but kinda the whole point of Christianity.

Well, there's this "Christianity" that everyone argues about, and then there's Jesus saying very plainly that "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second like unto it is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments the whole law hangs, and the prophets."

So I figure I'll just do what Jesus said, very directly, to do, and let the Christians fight out their gen-u-ine certifications among themselves.

26 posted on 03/10/2014 9:00:11 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: workerbee
Well, I'm going to go against the grain here and just say it. This is weird. And will likely lead to young, ill advised marriages.

Now I'm going to sit back and watch the flames.

27 posted on 03/10/2014 9:02:46 PM PDT by old and tired
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To: HereInTheHeartland
That's a heck of a thing you are saying about G-d, considering Genesis 1:27.
28 posted on 03/10/2014 11:22:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: old and tired

I don’t think you’re alone in that thought.


29 posted on 03/11/2014 7:44:52 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: workerbee
They are a cute bunch...


30 posted on 03/11/2014 7:46:11 AM PDT by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: BlueMondaySkipper

Sorry that was so huge. I need to learn how to resize pictures.


31 posted on 03/11/2014 7:46:48 AM PDT by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Wow. Just.....wow.


32 posted on 03/11/2014 3:16:01 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I'm tired of the Liberals and their stupidity!)
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To: lurk

I’ve kissed, hugged and held hands and I haven’t turned into a sexually promiscuous trollop.

I’ve never needed a chaperone either nor did I need to be monitored 24/7/365.

This family is odd. I would not want to be controlled especially as an adult.


33 posted on 04/02/2014 5:05:40 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I'm tired of the Liberals and their stupidity!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

If we are rotten and deserve to burn in hell then why did G-d even put us here? Weren’t we created in His Image?

I’m glad I left Christianity and turned to Judaism. Christianity is fear-based and irrational. The G-d of Torah is much more forgiving and will not condemn anyone to hell.Judaism is not driven by fear nor are we taught that we are rotten and deserving of death and eternal hellfire.


34 posted on 04/02/2014 5:13:29 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I'm tired of the Liberals and their stupidity!)
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To: pburgh01

I’ve watched it once or twice myself and I agree that the family is ‘off’. Michelle always sounds like a Kindergarten teacher. It’s like the viewers are made up of five and six year olds.


35 posted on 10/11/2014 8:23:36 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (TOUCH MY SODA AND THERE'LL BE HELL TO PAY!!)
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