’19 Kids & Counting’ Recap: Daughters Want Husband Like Dad

Tue, August 28, 2012 11:55pm EST by 14 Comments
Courtesy of TLC

While the Duggars prepared for a wedding in Florida, the oldest Duggar daughters discussed their ideal man. And these girls are realistic!

Michelle and her family packed away the painful memories of little Jubilee Shalom and focused on the here and now — a wedding for Anna‘s sister — on the mid-season premiere of 19 Kids & Counting on Aug. 28. Not a hard thing to do with such a large family constantly on the move.

The Duggars traveled to Florida to help Anna, wife of eldest son Joshua, celebrate her sister, Priscilla‘s wedding day (still with me?). And just like her sister, Priscilla and her fiance, David, would enjoy their VERY FIRST KISS on the big day. That’s right, not even a simple peck on the lips for this bride and groom until they said “I do.”

The episode juxtaposed the wedding with the five older daughters of the Duggar family discussing what they need in the man they eventually marry.

A few standards the Dugger girls set for their future husbands:

1. Speak with dear old dad before courting his daughters.
2. Share in the same beliefs.
3. Admit when they are wrong.
4. Idea of success is more than getting to the next level in a video game.

Of course that last one is key!

Anna and her sister shared the virtues of waiting until marriage before sharing an emotionally-charged and physically-intimate relationship.

Michelle on the other hand, had played that “dating game” as a young woman and can now teach her children about that terrible thing called “heartache.”

But what’s the point of finding love, if you don’t also know the pains of love? Answer that for me, Duggars.

Moving on, Jana took on the responsibility of all the Duggar children while Jim Bob and Michelle flew ahead to Florida. She managed to get even the little ones to pitch in on the packing efforts. Quite an accomplishment, I say!

Was it just me, or did it seem weird that the whole Duggar family played such a role, or any role for that matter, in Priscilla and David’s wedding. The couple each have pretty big families of their own, I don’t think they needed the extra help.

Either way, the Duggar family warmed up the 400+ crowd of wedding invitees with their violins. Thanks to the Pop-Up Video style notes on the screen, we learned each child is taught how to play the stringed instrument starting at age five. Impressive!

Finally, after the 10 bridesmaids, 10 groomsmen, 6 flower girls and 4 ring bearers walked down the aisle, the doors opened to present Priscilla in a flowing white dress. That had David excited, seemingly more than sharing his first kiss with “a girl on her lips.”

The moment brought fond memories back for Josh, who could relax more at this ceremony than at his own almost four years earlier.

Other tidbits:

Jedidiah wants to be a videographer when he grows up. Hopefully he gets a better grip on his “Jed Cam” — like a scene from Blair Witch Project as the family traveled to the airport.

– Don’t doubt the powers of grandma. Anna stood in awe of Michelle as she quieted down the fussy Mackynzie before and during the ceremony. “I need to take a moment and watch and learn from this,” Anna said of her mother-in-law.

– The older Duggar daughters are still on the market. No boys need apply, only men willing to face down Jim Bob for his daughter’s hand (and be in a strange, old-timey movie about it).

What did you think Hollywoodlifers? Are you happy to see the Duggars making peace with the passing of Jubilee? Tell us what you thought below!

– Emily Morgan

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Posted at 5:21 PM on March 5, 2014  

I guess I’m confused … it’s ok for Angelina & Brad to live outside the boundaries of marriage and either adopt or have 6 kids of their own ….. or Octomom who is living off welfare.
Here is a family who is asking noone to do anything them … the government doesn’t give them one single dime … they raise their children with Godly values … teach them to give back to society rather than expect something for nothing … in 20 years there will be more of this family and I doubt that any of them will be on welfare – food stamps or giving birth to illegitimate babies….maybe you would like for Charlie Sheen to give them some advice on parenting.
My great-grandmother gave birth to 14 children … all of them worked in the fields when they were a certain age and they all turned out to be decent human beings.
Leave the Duggars alone … if you don’t like them .. don’t watch their show !

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Posted at 10:13 PM on January 1, 2013  

None of the girls will get married til mom and dad are dead. Who would raise the kids?!

I’m curious to know why there hasn’t been another pregnancy for Anna. I bet they’re using birth control.

Those girls need to go to college away from mommy and daddy and find their own men. The double standard in this family is insane.

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Posted at 4:38 PM on December 7, 2012  

Why are the older girls not dating or getting married. That’s weird! The only normal one seems to be Josh.

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Posted at 4:09 PM on October 7, 2012  

if she wants me send msg by my email thank you

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Posted at 5:58 PM on August 30, 2012  

I missed this episode so I looked online to find out who got married. I instantly regretted reading half of the article and all of the comments. It is so sad how ignorant our nation has become and how far from our Christian roots we have fallen. It is obvious the Duggars love the Lord and love their family. Why criticize them for this? If you want the freedom to make your own decisions then give them the same respect and courtesy.

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Posted at 10:14 PM on January 1, 2013  

There’s a difference between being Christian and being right. They’re making teen girls raise babies. As long as they don’t give birth to the babies, it’s okay to be teen moms.

Don’t you see how messed up their ideals are??

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Posted at 10:12 PM on January 31, 2013  

I admire the Duggar family and all they do. Praise God for He is doing and has done in their lives. I truly look up to them and I would think it would great to raise my children this way. (If the older girls didn’t like helping their parents with their siblings I’m sure they wouldn’t be there. They obviously care about them and want to be there for them.) God bless!!:)

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May Goettsch

Posted at 8:52 AM on August 29, 2012  

I never make comments on here this is my first one ever. All you people are RUDE!! iT SEEMS TO ME JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE LOVES GOD THEY ARE BRAIN WASHED.

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Posted at 2:25 PM on August 29, 2012  

It has NOTHING to do with being brainwashed!!!!!! It’s that they feel it’s ok to breed like a puppy mill. Her last pregnancy ended in a miscarriage and the last one born was a daughter who has MAJOR medical issues that will be long term(translation=her ENTIRE life) and painful for her and quite expensive for the Duggars. And although they can afford it,someone should step in for the welfare of these other 18 children. It’s setting a very bad example,and they do hide behind the God/Christian excuse. And to me,that is anything BUT the example of Christianity..it’s more along the lines of Satan and all things EVIL. I am nit saying this family is evil however to just continue to try to have babies even after the last two issues of miscarriage and major medical problems of #19 is insanity and poor parenting and some governmental agency should step in and take over……

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Hannah Joy

Posted at 7:57 AM on August 29, 2012  

The Duggar’s belong to a Christian cult and candy coating that fact cements TLC as the most disgusting and exploitive channel on tv now because it masquerades as The Learning Channel. For those who say the Duggar’s seem brainwashed, they are. Look up info on Bill Gothard and prepare to be sickened.,

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Posted at 10:36 AM on August 29, 2012  

Um, hello they are baptists

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Posted at 3:19 PM on September 28, 2012  

Baptists would go to a Baptist church, not just make it up as they go along and have a home church. Read the Gotherd stuff and see if it isn’t how they live.

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Brandy Gomie

Posted at 4:10 AM on August 29, 2012  

who are they werid people and What the Famous for

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Ashley Wilson

Posted at 2:59 AM on August 29, 2012  

the Duggars are just brain washed bunch who dosent care about anything but themselfs and their 20 sec of fame

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