I have previously mentioned my love of the Duggars. They are the family that has the show 19 Kids and Counting on TLC. We don't have cable, but I do like to watch the show on youtube. Who doesn't love youtube?
Anyway, I know that we are to aspire to be Christlike and that is what I see in this family. Aaron and I want to emulate them as they emulate Christ. In watching the show, I'm convinced that if God would allow us I would love to have a huge family. It just seems more Biblical to me. I have been learning a lot lately that I don't really like monkeying around with the way God made things. One of the things that means for us is that we are already praying about the timing of our second child and that we would have that child in God's timing. This is exactly what the Duggars have done. Please read this to understand why I make this claim.
Something I greatly respect about the Duggars, is that they teach their children the Scriptures very early on. If you look at the family page on their website, each of the children (except the very youngest) have a favorite scripture verse on there. We are hoping to teach our children to love the scriptures as well.
Aaron and I have also been praying for quite some time that God would show us what to do about entertainment. We've been feeling for a while that it might be time to throw out some of those movies from our BC (Before Christ) days. And somehow just knowing where the Duggars stand on the issue of entertainment helps to encourage me at least.
Also, Aaron and I hope to homeschool. Sometimes I wonder if I'll be able to make it work, and then I look at this family with 19 kids that HAS made it work. Praise God! And much of the curriculum they recommend are things we would want to use as well. We believe it is so important that our children are taught a correct view of history and science, one that does not exclude our Creator. Much of the curriculum available today does just that, which is why we want to home school. We have been told that if we home school our children will suffer by not having enough social interaction. Watching this show has proven to me this is simply not true. There are home schooling conferences you can go to. You get to decide what field trips to take your children on. And we have a lot of pregnant friends right now, there is always the church community! We pray that our children will get to grow up in a church family that is supportive and tight knit.
One of the most amazing things to me, is that because of the way the Duggars love each other, most of their kids want large families, and often the girls want to be stay at home moms. That's such an encouragement to me. I hope we can foster the kind of home environment that would lead to our children wanting that as well.
Just take a look at this video to understand more:
Ok, enough of my praising the Duggars. If you want to know more you can go to their website www.duggarfamily.com, check out their show, or read one of their books.