Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Duggar House Guidelines Look Good To Me!

1. Always use soft words, even when you don’t feel well.
2. Always display kind actions and joyful attitudes, even if you have been mistreated. Have the right response by quickly forgiving others in your heart even before they ask.
3. Always be enthusiastic and look for opportunities to praise others' character.
4. Always deflect praise and be grateful to God and others for the ways they have benefited your life.
5. Always use manners and be respectful of others and their belongings.
6. Always do what is right, even when others may not, or when no one is looking.
7. Thank God for how He made you, for what He has given you and everything He allows you to go through. (Romans 8:28)
8. Don’t mock or put others down. Develop compassion and pray for others.
9. Never argue, complain, or blame. Quickly admit when you have done wrong and ask for forgiveness (even if you were only 10% at fault). Don't wait till you’re caught. Be sure your sins will find you out. He who covers his sin will not prosper, but he that confesses and forsakes it shall find mercy.
10. Have a tough accountability/prayer partner to daily share your heart with and to keep you in line (your parents, spouse). The power of sin is in secrecy.
11. Be attentive and look for ways to serve others with sincere motives and no thought of self-gain.
12. Think pure thoughts (Philippians 4:8, Romans 13:14).
13. Always give a good report of others. Don't gossip! Never tale-bear unless physical harm will come to someone. (Use Matthew 18.)
14. Never raise a hand to hit.
15. Never raise a foot to kick.
16. Never raise an object to throw.
17. Never raise a voice to yell.
18. Never raise an eye to scowl.
19. Use one toy/activity at a time. Share!
20. Do your best to keep your surroundings neat, clean and organized.
21. Never let the sun go down on your wrath. (Don’t go to bed angry or guilty)
22. Amendment J.O.Y. -Put Jesus first, Others second, Yourself last.

What do you think about these guidelines?  I think they are very biblical and I want to implement them in our home!

I love watching this show.  These parents/kids inspire me!  I always walk away feeling encouraged and uplifted, never condemned.

Do you watch the show?  Apparently, Michelle Dugger gives birth to their 19th child 15 weeks early!  See below:

Duggar baby 19 update: Duggar family remains healthy (video)

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The birth and more details is suppose to air January 31st on TLC.

Check out their website here: 18 Kids & Counting



  1. Wow those are fabulous. I may have to print those off and post them around my house. Love it.

  2. Those are really good! I am going to be thinking over those tonight and in the days to come for sure :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I think even if just I went by these guidelines our household would run smoother :) I might not agree w/ the Duggars on everything, but this list? Fabulous. Thank you for sharing!

  4. I don't know the Duggar show. (I'm terrible at knowing anything on TV!) But this list is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

  5. First of all, I have to say I love the redesign you have done on your blog. It's beautiful!

    I like most of the rules, although there are a couple that I don't completely agree with and would just have to re-word a bit. I also don't think that some of those rules are entirely possible when dealing with a child with a disability.

  6. I've never seen the show (only basic cable in our home). I've certainly heard of them though.
    The guidelines are great. Not always easy, but simple.
    We had a family meeting last night for Brian to introduce new home "rules (guidelines)" that would benefit the whole family and train them at the same time.
    I'm thinking about talking about these guidelines today and start implementing them a few at a time (even though most of those are already standards in our home).


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