Lori Wishes Josh and Anna Happy Anniversay

Well, Josh and Anna Duggar celebrated their anniversary recently. Yesterday Lori, the all knowing, self appointed spokesperson for God, praised Anna for standing by her man. She praised the Duggars and their love for the Lord, yada, yada, yada…Then why do they talk about their dumb, suffocating rules more than Jesus?  Legalism much?  I believe Jesus called people like them, Pharisees.

Don’t get me wrong. I am all for forgiveness and working out problems in a marriage. However, in this situation, Anna is either being incredibly naive or just plain stupid.  Josh is only sorry he got caught.  He would likely still be continuing his bad behavior if he had not been busted.  People seem to forget that.

Lori harps on how much God hates divorce. Well, sure it’s not His plan, but neither is harming children.  If Josh does anything to those girls, God will also hold Anna accountable for not protecting them.  I commented on Lori’s blog that Anna let Josh come home too soon if she was going to stay with him.  It takes a long time to rebuild trust. Someone had the audacity to say that Anna could not be in charge of when he came home because that would put her in authority over her husband.  I just could not believe that comment.  Any clever responses would be welcome.

What amazes me is the fans that dismiss his actions as being a child.  Um no, 14 is old enough to know better and even be tried as an adult for some crimes.  I will give him some understanding and say that his idiot parents are to blame as well.  If Josh had been allowed to interact with other girls and not have to witness his pervert father hump his mother constantly, he may not have taken his normal teenage curiosity to his sisters.  That said, even a 14 year old should not be curious about a five-year-old.  Fortunately, the second scandal with the porn star did not indicate that he was still into little girls. So I suppose that is a good thing.  I just hope Anna is watching him closely.




Forgiveness:How Much is Too Much?

I’ve been thinking a lot about forgiveness lately.  God wants us to forgive.  Ephesians 4:31-32 says, “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

Of course I know one can forgive, yet not stay in a bad situation. Some cases are clear.  God does not want someone to stay in a dangerous situation.

What I wonder about are those cases that are not so “clear cut”.  If my daughter has a friend being mean to her, at what point is enough, enough?  When does one draw the line and say he/she will not be treated that way anymore?  Then there is the case of Anna Duggar (Yes, I follow that “train wreck” of a family. Don’t laugh).  What she decides is her business, ( I vote for her to take her kids and run) but how many chances do you give?  In her case, her creep/perv of a husband is putting her health at risk.

It seems at some point, forgiveness can become a license for someone to continue to mistreat you.

It’s a hard one.  The Bible says 70 x 7, and God always forgives us when we ask, even though we keep screwing up.