The Duggars’ Ungodly Behavior: Allowing Their Son To Molest Their Daughters

Over the years, SuzyKnew! has commented on the Duggar family and whether their behavior and beliefs against contraception are in line with God’s teachings. The Duggars follow the principles of a conservative Christian group called “Quiverfuls.” Followers of this movement aim to have a “quiverful” of children, by avoiding contraception believing God will not provide more children than a couple can handle.

Apparently, the Duggars also believe that not all God’s children are precious in His eyes, as they tolerated their eldest son Josh Duggar molesting their daughters – as well as 5 other under-aged girls in 2002 and 2003.   The media blew up last week with news about Josh Duggar’s child molestation, and the news continues to reverberate.

Turning a blind eye to their son’s molestation of their daughters is one more example of the Duggar’s anti-woman and anti-girl beliefs which are out of line with the Bible and what God wants for women. While the Duggars see women as only vessels for children and worthy of sexual abuse if it’s their son doing the molestation we should remember that this is not what God wants for us ladies. God wants us to be valued and loved as daughters, sisters, wives and mothers. This is not what the Duggars teach or follow, and we should not let their ungodly words or lifestyle lead us astray.

Proverbs 11:16 A gracious woman gets honor

Proverbs 31:10 An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels

Proverbs 14:1 The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.

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3 responses on “The Duggars’ Ungodly Behavior: Allowing Their Son To Molest Their Daughters

  1. April

    Let us remember that this man was a underaged teenager! We all know kids are curious at that age and it is so typical of families with lots of children that they sometimes experiment with one another, whether consensual or not. These things happen believe it or not. I’m not saying what he did was right. It clearly wasn’t. But he was not a grown man…he was underaged himself. The allegations in this article are ridiculous. Clearly the parents are not agreeing with him molesting his siblings. There was a police report!! Hello!!! How they live out their faith is their business. We live in America! We are supposed to have this freedom. But how can one be judged by something he did when he was an immature, sheltered boy in Arkansas. He is now a grown man, matured and has grown into his own faith and values. Who are we to judge on this? Are we every wrong thing we did as children? Why it’s very non-Christian to sit here and believe this guy is a monster for something horrible he did as a teenager. I believe the hype is ridiculous and shows how simple we as Americans can be. How we forget our own sins and rebellions. Faith does not equal perfection. That’s why we have Jesus. We WILL mess up here and there. But that does not negate our faith. Our failures do not negate who Jesus is. God is God whether we are true or whether we fail Him. Yet he forgives us and throws our sins away in the sea of forgetfulness to remember them no more! I don’t agree with their beliefs about contraception simply because I have no desire to have that many children. But why is that anybody else’s concern??? If they believe it they should live their beliefs and dreams!! The Duggars obviously care for their children, but what parent would broadcast this information??? Tell me?? We all have family secrets whether its our immediate family or cousins and them. I don’t think these people are bad at all and we should not make assumptions about how well they love their children based on some idiots attempt to bring this family down.

    1. SuzyKnew! Post author

      Thank you for your comment. SK appreciates you!

      The Duggars state that people who commit incest and rape should receive the death penalty. But, covered up their sons’ actions and now want mercy for him. Before, I let my teen-aged daughters spend time with a young man, it would be good to know if they had such “family secrets.”

  2. Yara

    The Duggers chose to live a public life. While they probably didn’t imagine to go through a family catastrophe, they did. The public has a right to see and understand how they are dealing with it. It is a chance to use this situation to learn the consequences of such actions, how a family deals with moral dilemmas and the opportunity for recovery. Having their son go through therapy and the public being aware is an important sign of acknowledgement of a problem and taking necessary actions to rectify it. He can’t be removed from blame just because he is their child. Their public appeal will be more favorable rather than hiding the truth. As for the everyone makes mistakes theory, we do make them, but as teenagers we understand boundaries. There are certain acts between sibilings that we all know are unacceptable. And for the other girls, there are certain acts we know should be consensual.