Have you ever been going along your day and stopped to ask yourself: what would The Duggars do in this situation? I actually have. For the most part it usually has to do with things financial--groceries, thrift shopping--do I really need that? But the more time I spend on the message boards, reading how people love the family and appreciate their morals and character and how they raise their children.
When I see people write bad things about them, of course my first instict is to correct them, with facts, but also to belittle, add a few snarky remarks of my own, and tell them exactly where they can take a flying leap. But I have to ask myself, "Is this what the Duggars would do?" No probably not.
There are a lot of instances you can ask yourself that. No, the Duggars are not perfect and lately I've been accused of thinking this family is infallable and perfect. What this detractor fails to realize is that one of my main goals is that by playing "devil's advocate" I hope to make people who are less than fans, see these people in a different light than they might currently see them. No, I don't think they are perfect, how can I when I disagree with most of their beliefs and state so in the beginning of my "what this blog is about" statement? But I can see them as moral and ethical and trying to do right. You can always try, regardless of how the results turn out. That's one thing I have learned from them, you can always try to be a good person, even if you fall short.
I made a comment under one of the blogs, I don't even remember which one, something to the effect that I can act like a Jew and practice the part, but it doesn't necessarily make me a better person....that has to come from within...just because I dress the part and say the prescribed prayers and eat the diet and show up on time to shul, I still have to have the right heart and soul.
Rewatch a few episodes, those of you that own the first few seasons. Relearn the qualities the Duggars are teaching their children. Then start asking yourself when you get in a quandry ....What Would a Duggar Do? See if it helps...