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Part 7 is here:

From TLC, the people who are masters at reusing old footage when their show has become too boring, comes new heights of ridiculousness. They have stooped so low as to reuse footage from only 3-4 months ago, and to once again use a family's pain for ratings.

Supposedly, there's some life-changing announcement this next week, but unless it's that they're going to use all-original footage in the season finale, or that all the adult children are going to form a commune and become flower children, I will not be surprised.

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Just for a moment, I indulged in the daydream that the life changing announcement was Anna saying, "guys, I gave Josh a couple days back home, but I just can't do it. I'm leaving." (Now insert clip of

I had a friend years ago that had courted her husband. I really didn't know that much about the process at the time or her faith. One night we were working late and talking about our weddings and I ad

It still squicks me out that the J-girls get sent to be servants in Josh's home after all he's done to them. What kind of vile parents send their kids to babysit and keep house and be super deferentia

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I remember watching the season finale episode of the massive thrift sale and they also had a life changing announcement and it turned out to be JB announcing to the cameras that Jessa and Ben were courting and it got outed because of Ben's aunt? Am I wrong about Ben's aunt ? but the rest I saw. 

 

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6 minutes ago, nst said:

I remember watching the season finale episode of the massive thrift sale and they also had a life changing announcement and it turned out to be JB announcing to the cameras that Jessa and Ben were courting and it got outed because of Ben's aunt? Am I wrong about Ben's aunt ? but the rest I saw. 

 

Off topic, but I was just noticing that in your avatar picture it just doesn't look like Ben is really into it.  It looks like Jessa's all, kiss me baby, but Ben is just tolerating and closing his eyes until it's over.

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2 minutes ago, anotherone said:

Off topic, but I was just noticing that in your avatar picture it just doesn't look like Ben is really into it.  It looks like Jessa's all, kiss me baby, but Ben is just tolerating and closing his eyes until it's over.

I get that impression every time they kiss. 

It's like they haven't figured out the kissing part.

The only part they figured out is the Spurgeon part

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LittleSpouseOnThePrairie
On April 28, 2016 at 6:50 AM, anotherone said:

Off topic, but I was just noticing that in your avatar picture it just doesn't look like Ben is really into it.  It looks like Jessa's all, kiss me baby, but Ben is just tolerating and closing his eyes until it's over.

It looks to me more like Bin makes Jessa do all the work in that department. 

Eeew.:brainbleach: Thinking about fundie love is so gross.

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anotherone

"Fundie Love."  That should be  the title of a new series. Or an Amish punk band or something.  :) 

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The only thing spectacular that has ever happened in that family was the number of babies they produced. And even that was just an accumulation of 19 quite normal happenings. Boys finding girls? Young couples having babies? People moving abroad? Every gentile can pull that off.

So no, the only truly life changing thing that could happen is Derrick receiving a free sample from Gilette and using it. Or Jill could do it 'Delilah' style, when he is asleep :pb_mrgreen: That would be very Biblical.

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i don't want to think too much about Ben and Jessa kissing 

but do you think that they seriously don't know how to kiss better than that

because it looks like every time they just pluck at each other 

kissing is an art 

perhaps again it is something they do just in private but in public it looks like that 

there was an episode of DOOl where Jennifer and Peter made out and if you ever saw that scene you know what I mean - :D by the stairs 

 

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what if the life changing moment is we see Josh at the end of the show apologizing to the viewing audience?

 

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The women are supposed to be submissive to the man's wants and desires right? Does anyone else remember the episode where Michelle got a makeover and she came home and the kids surprised her with a trip to Asia (I believe) and JB went in for a kiss and Michelle turned away? 

I always had had suspisions that she really ran the show (literally and figuratively) but after I saw that I felt even more so.  The only thing that made me question it was the episode when the toilet got way clogged and Michelle said one of the boys (don't remember the name) knew that a certain something got shoved down there and JB said something like "oh, he did?" And Michelle was oh so quick to say "no, no, no, he saw it, he didn't do it" as if JB would have spanked him or something if he had. 

Anyone else remember those or have any thoughts on the matter?

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27 minutes ago, LittleSpouseOnThePrairie said:

Just for a moment, I indulged in the daydream that the life changing announcement was Anna saying, "guys, I gave Josh a couple days back home, but I just can't do it. I'm leaving." (Now insert clip of Jana saying "Didn't see that coming.")

ahhh, I'd watch that over and over.

 

If that happened, FJ would have to put a .gif of it as their site banner that reloads whenever you go to the next page on a thread...because we'd all want to watch that go down over and over. 

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28 minutes ago, anotherone said:

"Fundie Love."  That should be  the title of a new series. Or an Amish punk band or something.  :) 

Don'tcha' know, it's a song!

(to the tune of 'Jungle Love' by The Time)

I, I've been prayin' hard
I think, I wanna court ya
Said I, I'm a little righteous
Girl, I'd love to show ya

My Fundie love, yeah

(holy holy oh)
I think, I wanna know ya
Fundie love

(holy holy oh)
Marry me, I'll show ya

I'd come up with the rest, but I need sleep. Fun fact: Prince cowrote that song with two members of The Time. He also played all the instruments except the guitar on the recording.

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Life changing event could be Joy cutting her hair into a short bob and wearing pants.  Or maybe Jinger gets an internship with Annie Leibovitz.  Another pregnancy for Jill or Jessa wouldn't be life changing as that's the path they're on already. Of course TLC wouldn't see it that way.  Maybe a real job for one of the guys?

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14 minutes ago, justmy2cents said:

Life changing decision could be Joy cutting her hair into a short bob and wearing pants.  Or maybe Jinger gets an internship with Annie Leibovitz.  Another pregnancy for Jill or Jessa wouldn't be life changing as that's the path they're on already. Of course TLC wouldn't see it that way.  Maybe a real job for one of the guys?

I still think its Benessa moving away to continue his "education"/"ministry."  Its POSSIBLE that its Anna/Josh moving to Texas as well, possibly taking a J'slave with them.

Another J'kid may be going to clown college, they havent really touched on that plot line at all.

Announcing a pregnancy or courtship on the show doesnt sell magazines. It also doesnt keep them relevant once the show ends.  Waiting a week after the show ends to drop a bomb like that has the theoretical possibility of humpers asking for VSEs.

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1 hour ago, VeryNikeSeamstress said:

Don'tcha' know, it's a song!

(to the tune of 'Jungle Love' by The Time)

I, I've been prayin' hard
I think, I wanna court ya
Said I, I'm a little righteous
Girl, I'd love to show ya

My Fundie love, yeah

(holy holy oh)
I think, I wanna know ya
Fundie love

(holy holy oh)
Marry me, I'll show ya

I'd come up with the rest, but I need sleep. Fun fact: Prince cowrote that song with two members of The Time. He also played all the instruments except the guitar on the recording.

Weird Al needs to do a video

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3 hours ago, nst said:

I get that impression every time they kiss. 

It's like they haven't figured out the kissing part.

The only part they figured out is the Spurgeon part

I think Ben is a prude, even more of a control freak than Jessa, and doesn't want any of their intimate moments filmed.  JB & M's PDAs probably sicken him (to his credit).  I believe he hates the show and at least a few of his in-laws, starting with JB and Joshley.  This is a guy who wouldn't let someone else accompany Jessa down the aisle at her sister's wedding.

I wouldn't be surprised if Ben's dad is barely on speaking terms with JB.  He (Mike) defended Josh after the molestations were made public, then felt the need to do a 180 after Ashley Madison.  This is the family his oldest son joined...and essentially on JB's terms.  Don't think he's happy about it.

IMO, for Jessa and Ben's marriage to work, he'll need to find a way to support them and a place to live that's away from the influence of JB and TLC.  Hopefully they're putting away some $$s until the show dies a low-ratings death, then they'll bail.

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29 minutes ago, Dandruff said:

I think Ben is a prude, even more of a control freak than Jessa, and doesn't want any of their intimate moments filmed.  JB & M's PDAs probably sicken him (to his credit).  I believe he hates the show and at least a few of his in-laws, starting with JB and Joshley.  This is a guy who wouldn't let someone else accompany Jessa down the aisle at her sister's wedding.

I wouldn't be surprised if Ben's dad is barely on speaking terms with JB.  He (Mike) defended Josh after the molestations were made public, then felt the need to do a 180 after Ashley Madison.  This is the family his oldest son joined...and essentially on JB's terms.  Don't think he's happy about it.

IMO, for Jessa and Ben's marriage to work, he'll need to find a way to support them and a place to live that's away from the influence of JB and TLC.  Hopefully they're putting away some $$s until the show dies a low-ratings death, then they'll bail.

I do feel a tad bit of sympathy for Ben and especially Derick. These boys were not raised in the most rigid of cults, and how they got caught up in this family's "eye of the storm" is beyond me. I've said it many times, if my young adult son (in Ben's case a minor) had come to me with his desire to court a girl whose family shunned education, music, pants, BC, friendships and particularly, the outside world, I would have strongly discouraged that pursuit.

Remember when Cathy mentioned in the airport when she and Derick were returning from Nepal how she just wanted Derick and Jill to be able to talk?....Nope, not a Duggar approved behavior before marriage.

If both Derick and Ben AREN'T shellshocked, they wouldn't be normal.

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My guesses for "life changing" events in no particular order:

1. Smuggar comes home

2. Jinger is courting some spineless excuse of a man

3. The Dullards are coming home

4. Somebody is preggos

5. They solidify their white-savior status by bringing home a heathen brown baby :sad-roulette:

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Maybe the life changing event is......Michelle is pregnant! *sarcasm*

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4 hours ago, nst said:

what if the life changing moment is we see Josh at the end of the show apologizing to the viewing audience?

 

GA! You could be right though. And he'll have to beg his sisters to re-forgive him and, wow! shock! they will!

Oh please no.

Probably a new book on Walking Thru [Josh's sh**]

And then pregnancy announcements, wet stick and all, from Jessa and JillyMuffin.

OR, maybe they found Tabitha a non-Duggar husband?

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1 hour ago, Dandruff said:

I think Ben is a prude, even more of a control freak than Jessa, and doesn't want any of their intimate moments filmed.  JB & M's PDAs probably sicken him (to his credit).  I believe he hates the show and at least a few of his in-laws, starting with JB and Joshley.  This is a guy who wouldn't let someone else accompany Jessa down the aisle at her sister's wedding.

Given his upbringing, he might be a prude. But my husband is very uncomfortable with PDA and he was never a prude. If people saw us out and about or at parties or whatever, they would think we never touch. In fact, his work buddies pulled me aside and very seriously asked if we shared a bed and if he has ever held my hand and if we kissed at our wedding. Honestly! He's just not a touchy feely person to outsiders. But I am a VERY touchy feely person, so when we are at home we hug and kiss and hold hands and all that. He was just raised not to show that type of affection outside the home.

Not every fundie was raised to view sex as the Duggars do. Some people were raised to never talk about it in any way, good or bad. So he might just be super uncomfortable. Plus, having JB and M's relationship shoved in your face at every turn is enough to put anyone off to kissing in front of the camera. Or maybe he sees what their relationship is like off-screen and it's all an act. He might not want to put off the same vibes.

I dunno. I'm not trying to defend Ben, but I just think that if my husband happened to be in Ben's place he wouldn't treat his wife in an overly-affectionate manner and probably never touch her onscreen. Remember that even though Ben agreed to this lifestyle, he was not brought up in it. In the beginning, he didn't have to deal with PDA since he wasn't allowed to touch her. Now he has had time to understand what all the filming means for his life and his family and maybe he's just really not as enamored with it as he thought he would be.

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If my in laws had dry humped in front of me (and a million plus viewers), demonstrated how to kiss, but told me I couldn't do that yet, I'd be pretty conservative about what I'd do in public. blech:brain-bleach:

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