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Monday, June 29, 2009

The Family We Destroyed

Some of y'all have perhaps heard of the TLC show "Jon and Kate plus 8". We were able to see a few episodes of the show during a vacation last year. It seemed like perhaps secular culture was so shocked by the Duggar family that they wanted to see a snazier version of them.
Enter the Gosselins.
Apparently, they are Christians, thought this is not evident on the show. The parents were constantly arguing with each other and we thought originally that this was a publicity stunt. One of our family dinner table discussions was the antithesis between the Gosselins and the Duggars.

There seem to have been several problems with the show, that should have been red lights to the parents. CNN reports that the Gosselins are paid approximately $50,000-$75,000 per episode of "Jon & Kate Plus 8."
Eight little kids, I can only imagine, is a HUGE drain on the parents time and energy, but as life became more and more complicated, they discovered that they had enough money to hire someone to take care of the kids so they could go on tours. Then they discovered they had enough money to hire lawyers so they could divorce.

While if they had just been left alone in their own corner, this former family could still be a Godly example to their community, instead of another statistic, showing that lots of kids are a burden.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Johann Van De Leeuw said...

Right on, S. Boyd. Keep up the good work, especially that of updating us outdated folks who don't utilize th'r
television.

June 29, 2009 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

Thanks for the comment!

We actually only watch tv on vacation because we don't have it in our house.

July 1, 2009 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Johann Van De Leeuw said...

Ahhhhh. We know lots of people who do that. We would too if we took vacations. ;) Thanks for the post.

July 7, 2009 at 2:48 PM  

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