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Before the scandals broke, there was an episode where Josh took his kids to a music store.  Mackynzie played drums and I remember that Josh was really good with this kids.  There have been other examples too, where he has been shown to be a decent dad.  I think he likely loves his kids as much as as he is able to.  Josh is a damaged person.  He was never adequately treated for his issues as a teen and he was married off and given far to much 'power' in the structure of their cult.  As an adult he has certainly been the architect of his own destruction, so to speak.  I doubt he has gained much insight into his own selfishness and destructive attitudes.  But,  I do think that in his own twisted and ineffective way,  Josh was rebelling from the lifestyle with the websites, porn and cheating.  It certainly wasn't the best way to do it and sadly, his actions had terrible impact on his wife and children.  But he clearly was not happy in his life.  And, I can't believe that anything has substantially changed to make that part better.  Yes,  maybe he has renewed his love for Anna and the kids, and yes, maybe he has learned his lesson not to do what he did before.  But,  in terms of the life he is destined to lead,  what has changed?  He is still in the cult.  He is having to tow the line more than ever because he is completely reliant on JB for his and his families survival.  On step out of line and JB could put Josh out on the street. 

Because I have compassion for his children and to some extent for Anna,  I hope that he has some decent friends, and that he can find some fun in his life, or I fear he will make Anna and the Kids miserable and with his tendency towards deviant behavior,  who knows what extremes his unhappiness could lead him to next. 

 

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Speaking on behalf of all the TTC and infertile FJers:  Not. Fair. 

This one is nice, too. Courtesy of http://keepingupwithfundies.tumblr.com/ There's a whole album of pictures where the unspeakable J is edited out like this.

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CorruptionInc.
On 03/12/2016 at 5:22 AM, HarleyQuinn said:

Now I'm really curious about what the Duggars would've done if one of the daughters was caught cheating. Slut shamed to the high heavens?

The situation would be adjusted to suit their needs and excuses would be made for the daughter I'm sure.

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RosyDaisy

Let's see:

1) Sleeing during Anna's labor.
2) His reaction to Anna being pregnant with Meredith.
3) How fake his interactions with his kids.

I don't think Josh cares for Anna or their kids. He never wanted them in the first place. That has been apparent since the beginning.

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Jana814

I'm sure Josh didn't want kids as fast as it happened. I think his parents pushed him into marriage & it's pretty clear now in what he has done that he deffently was not ready for marriage or children at a young age.  

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On 12/2/2016 at 9:22 AM, HarryPotterFan said:

My brother and I made jokes about that as well. I remember trying to think of how you could fit slogan that into a condom ad.

For a condom ad, it would have to be 'Swimmers, gotta catch 'em all'. Perhaps there could be a picture of a pokeball on the condom wrapper.

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Carm_88
3 hours ago, Jana814 said:

I'm sure Josh didn't want kids as fast as it happened. I think his parents pushed him into marriage & it's pretty clear now in what he has done that he deffently was not ready for marriage or children at a young age.  

Exactly. Josh wanted to toe the line but he didn't realize how much work kids were. Josh seemed to be the child that was above all the others and perhaps, he didn't truly have as much to do with his siblings. When he realized, just how much work kids were...yikes! 

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VixenToast
1 hour ago, VeryNikeSeamstress said:

For a condom ad, it would have to be 'Swimmers, gotta catch 'em all'. Perhaps there could be a picture of a pokeball on the condom wrapper.

Squirtle Brand Condoms, with a pokeball and Polliwag pictured on the front, "Gotta catch em all!"

Lubricated?. It's Water Type, of course.

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QuiverDance
13 hours ago, VixenToast said:

Squirtle Brand Condoms, with a pokeball and Polliwag pictured on the front, "Gotta catch em all!"

Lubricated?. It's Water Type, of course.

This makes me wish I didn't have children who live for Pokey-manz 

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Jana814
26 minutes ago, eleanora3 said:

Who were Josh and Anna's groomsmen/bridesmaids? It looks like they each had 10

I think mostly their siblings. 

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Carm_88

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I can figure out some people...but not many 

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10 minutes ago, Carm_88 said:

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I can figure out some people...but not many 

Oh God, I forgot just how awful those perms were!

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Mela99

I wonder if Anna feels cheated over the wedding she got since it was before the TLC train really came in. But then, look at the husband she got. Seems apropo. 

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Carm_88
36 minutes ago, Mela99 said:

I wonder if Anna feels cheated over the wedding she got since it was before the TLC train really came in. But then, look at the husband she got. Seems apropo. 

I would think that she would be more upset about the husband. She got a cheap wedding and a piece of shit husband. 

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CorruptionInc.

I'm having trouble understanding the girls' hairstyles in that picture. No professionals were involved?

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VixenToast
17 minutes ago, CorruptionInc. said:

I'm having trouble understanding the girls' hairstyles in that picture. No professionals were involved?

"Professionals" of the Fundie Variety.

screenshot from wtffundiefamilies on tumblr. Jessa showing off and Anna getting her hair done by her sisters in the background.

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Carm_88
27 minutes ago, VixenToast said:

"Professionals" of the Fundie Variety.

screenshot from wtffundiefamilies on tumblr. Jessa showing off and Anna getting her hair done by her sisters in the background.

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Oh god that is just awful! 

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9 hours ago, Mela99 said:

I wonder if Anna feels cheated over the wedding she got since it was before the TLC train really came in. But then, look at the husband she got. Seems apropo. 

Anna deserves what she got plain and simple 

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52 minutes ago, nst said:

Anna deserves what she got plain and simple 

NST I don't normally call people out (on FJ.... Y'all get fierce and scary, and I would rather stay away from people raging at me.)

How does Anna deserve this? She entered into marriage naive, not through any fault of her own, but the sheltering and brainwashing she grew up with. That she grew up and was expected to be wife and mother, maybe always dreamed of it, had been GROOMED since babyhood to be a wife. She may not be the most liberated woman out there, and her cult beliefs are deplorable, but I don't think she deserves a cheating turd with the emotional capacity of a dung beetle, nor do I feel she brought the cheating upon herself for any reason whatsoever.

EDIT Mela99 beat me to it ;)

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Cuz Mela is rad and should always be acknowledged <3
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Carm_88
2 minutes ago, Bad Wolf said:

I don't think anyone deserves a Josh.

I wouldn't wish a Josh on my worst enemy. Anna was a kid, she doesn't deserve what happened to her. 

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Mela99
29 minutes ago, VixenToast said:

NST I don't normally call people out (on FJ.... Y'all get fierce and scary, and I would rather stay away from people raging at me.)

How does Anna deserve this? She entered into marriage naive, not through any fault of her own, but the sheltering and brainwashing she grew up with. That she grew up and was expected to be wife and mother, maybe always dreamed of it, had been GROOMED since babyhood to be a wife. She may not be the most liberated woman out there, and her cult beliefs are deplorable, but I don't think she deserves a cheating turd with the emotional capacity of a dung beetle, nor do I feel she brought the cheating upon herself for any reason whatsoever.

EDIT Mela99 beat me to it ;)

Speaking of rad, mad props for that line  :tw_kiss_wink:

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she doesn't deserve the bad life she has - but is still involved in the aspect and evolution of it 

clearly i don't express anger well at these two - anna makes me a bit nutty with how she handles herself 

 

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TheDuggarnaut

This is all she knew, as others have said, and we can only guess at how much and by what means these beliefs and lifestyle were drummed into her. I think these fundie kids all have Stockholm syndrome, it's the only way they survive.

Who knows what has ever been in Josh's heart, but I've never seen anything in Anna that would make me think she doesn't absolutely adore Josh. So I don't feel she deserves any of what's happened. 

First generation fundies know what it's like to live a regular life exposed to normal things, but these subsequent generations really don't. I know she's had siblings escape, but Anna may be too afraid of burning in hell  for all eternity to be able to leave. Imagine having hellfire preached at you all your life.

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