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15 Kids Is A Good Start

There is a great story in the news today about the Duggar family of Fayetteville, Arkansas. They are celebrating the birth of their 15th child. Amazing. Now when you hear there are 15 kids you know they are religious, so you start to ask are they Catholic? Christian? Mormon? I did a bit of research (which involved typing their name into Google) and pulled up a great little article about the family at QuiverFull.com.

The article portrays them as a godly (and extremely busy), Southern Baptist family that is completely committed to raising children to glorify God. They sound extremely conservative (ie the girls all wear dresses exclusively and they wear wetsuits at the beach) but one that is not completely “out there.” For example, the father does not take the opportunity to rail against modern swimwear – he just says that it is a decision each of the children will have to make when they get older. It’s quite refreshing to see someone who seems to find the spirit of the law while avoiding legalism.

You can read the article here. Do note that the article was written back when they had only 13 children so it is a couple of years old.


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