A. The Duggar’s have gotten their popularity from TLC’s show 19 Kids and Counting. B. Although the family is famous because they have many children, the Duggar’s are still a normal family. II. Body
A. Family structure, roles, and values.
1. The husband and wife, Jim Bob and Michelle, are still married. 2. There is no main breadwinner in the Duggar family.
a. The father, Jim Bob, is a commercial real estate investor. When he is not at work he helps take care of the children. b. The mother, Michelle, is a real estate investor and also takes care of the kids. c. The Duggar family uses a buddy system. The older siblings are assigned to a younger sibling and they help take care of that child. B. Religious beliefs and living arrangements.
1. The Duggar family is a very religious family.
a. They practice Christianity.
b. Some of the Duggar children read up to 5 chapters of the bible every day. c. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar believe that religion is the most important thing for their family and marriage. 2. They all live in the same house.
a. The oldest son, Josh, and his wife, Anna, live separate from the family since they have started a family of their own. b. All the other 18 children still live with the family.
c. The family lives in a huge house in Arkansas and none of the children have their own room. C. How limelight affects the family structure and how family handles struggles. 1. The Duggar’s try not to let limelight affect the family. a. They are very conservative and home school all the children. b. They also limit the amount of time that each child is on the internet and watches television. 2. Struggle from miscarriage of baby number 20.
a. Michelle was pregnant with their 20th baby in 2011. She had a miscarriage in December 2011. b. Michelle Duggar told People magazine, “The Lord is the giver of life and he can choose when that life is ready to go on and be with Him,” III. Conclusion
A. The Duggar’s are a normal family and are blessed with 19 children and 2 grandchildren. Overall, they are a normal family that have Christian values and go through everyday struggles like every other family.