Did you watch the premier last night? I generally watch it whenever I can catch it, but it's not the Duggars to me. I did, however, record last nights episode.
I'd seen the tabloid stories about Jon. I have a hard time believing what is in the tabloids untill I hear from the source. So I watched to see how much was true. Evidently, a LOT of it.
There's lots of talk about divorce. If you watched the show you could tell there are real problems in this marriage. It saddens me. This was a good family. From all appearances, they loved the Lord. Their marriage is almost over and the tabloids are still speculating and making life hard for them.
I know people say they put themselves here...but they never expected this. They had just had an amazing addition to their family and they wanted to document the journey. No way they ever thought they would be one of the top rated shows on TLC.
So I'm sad for them. I'm NOT going to read the tabloid reports. (I seldom do). I'm going to pray for their marriage.
Kate made a comment towards the end of the show where she basically said she has no idea what she can do to make things better, that she just doesn't get what's going on with Jon.
I sat here, with Jeff (my husband), and we began discussing it. Jon was making himself abundantly clear. He said, in his own words, that he has lost his identity. That he quit working for Kate, so she could do all her appearances and write books. But now, he was just Jon, Kate's husband. He also stated that she was always gone.
It seems so clear to me. Men ARE their careers. They ARE an engineer, or a teacher, or a firefighter. That is where they get their identity. Fixing this marriage seems so easy to me. Slow down on the appearances, be home for Jon and let him find a way to make money, to have a career, to be who he is. He's NOT happy just being Kate's husband. My husband wouldn't be either.
Did you watch?