I'm going against the grain here and saying I like what Derrick's doing. He specifically said that they need to end "the culture of abuse" in fundie circles and compared it to Jeffrey Epstein. I'm glad that someone with some influence (note I said some! and certainly not as much as he'd like!) is talking about how they need to fix "the culture of abuse." That's a radical notion for fundies, who have long been rumored and sometimes proven to have rampant sexual abuse from the higher ups. He also said his beef is with Jim Bob, not the others. I get that what Derrick's doing isn't smart for his law career and that he's a douchecanoe and we know he probably has selfish motives, but he's not just whining about Sam's birth or TLC doing them dirty, he's specifically saying JB is the problem and that there is abuse going on. That's a bit of a departure, isn't it? I still don't like Derrick, but anyone speaking out against abuse (and we know that abuse happened in the Duggar family and Gothard's cult) is a good thing, even if it hurts their career. I get that we hate Derrick, but if it was anyone else talking about sexual abuse/abuse in general we wouldn't say "oh that dummy is ruining their career." There's been a subtle shift with Derrick and Jill lately, probably thanks to therapy and becoming more secular, but they've both been alluding to recovery and abuse more openly. Oh, and Jill's been posting a pic that said, "Don't trade your authenticity for approval," and has been talking about the importance of secular therapy and healing, so I suspect she agrees with her husband on this.
CyborgKin replied to Coconut Flan's topic in MaxhellI have to point out this awkward phrasing in the salad post: I dunno Teri. Steve and a salad aren't really that different.
Josh was the one who called her that and given she is the one who went to their parents about the molestation I say she's a fucking hero for her tattling. In her family of origin - I'm not pro-tattling on little stuff.
FloraKitty35 replied to Coconut Flan's topic in MaxhellI like the name Elliott. May Axton & Elliott grow up to perform in a Guns n Roses tribute act called Ax-El.
HerNameIsBuffy replied to Coconut Flan's topic in MaxhellSay what you will about their lack of excitement while food blogging, I was thrilled that Teri is allowed the individuality to not like celery (even though Steve does) and to mix her kale up with some lettuce. With all that autonomy it's practically an open marriage!
HerNameIsBuffy replied to Coconut Flan's topic in MaxhellI read the post by Anna and got a little choked up. She's scared. She deals with it by praying and trying to put her trust in God, but when she says she's trying to quiet her noisy heart. That noise is fear. I hope she does whatever she has to do to cope, but I also hope she realizes that fear doesn't mean she's letting God down with lack of trust. She doesn't need guilt on top of everything else she's going through.
JemimaPuddle-Duck replied to Coconut Flan's topic in MaxhellIf they don’t move back to the Maxhood can their thread pretty please be The Young and the Vestless?
usmcmom replied to HerNameIsBuffy's topic in MaxhellGeesh, Chelsy. Kansas law also allows women to have an abortion. Are you going to say THAT is okay too?
HerNameIsBuffy replied to Coconut Flan's topic in MaxhellA Staddon marriage would make the Maxwell's Waller adjacent, just like the Rods will soon be... Oh please let there be an event where Steve/Teri and Jill/David meet. I promise I won't ask for anything else ever again.
On her Instagram story today Jill shared a post from an account called @ablackfemaletherapist I will post the original under the spoiler I agree with everyone that said that in the long run, it will be beneficial for Jill to distance herself from her parents. But that doesn't mean it is easy and without pain. I know that for me, I feel conflicted because I love my dad, and I think he loves me the best way he can. That being said, I realized as an adult that he didn't make all the efforts he could have, and he certainly didn't raise me. I'm not assuming I know what Jill is going through, nor if she shared this to reflect her own feelings. Maybe she is simply starting to be more aware that not everyone had a perfect nuclear family life and that people have different family experiences (which in itself would be a great thing). BUT IF this post reflects how Jill feels on this father's day, I truly hope she works through her feeling and takes care of herself today.