I do NOT understand all the criticism toward Michelle Duggar for being pregnant with her 20th child. Yes, I understand that they have enough children to make up two baseball teams, but honestly, is it anyone else’s business??
The size of a family is for a couple to decide and should not be criticized by others. In no way does their decision to have a big family negatively affect our society (it’s not like they’re mooching off the government- they are raising responsible, productive citizens). In fact, I commend them for sticking true to their values, being able to provide for their large family, and raising responsible, healthy, and Godly children.
I also have to admit that I don’t even watch the show (and never have), but for some reason it struck a nerve with me to read all the FB statuses, tweets, and other media outlets slamming the family for their decision. Wait, let’s read that again…"THEIR DECISION.”
It REALLY bothers me when people are judgmental of others; especially when they claim to be Christians. I know Christians are not perfect, and I lead the pack of imperfections. I certainly have a lot of faults, but I can honestly say this is something I don’t feel like I struggle with. What someone chooses to do with their life and their family is NOT for me to scrutinize or condemn (unless it goes against God’s word- like child abuse).
Imagine how much better our world would be if we all focused on making our OWN family the best it can be rather than worrying about what we think others are doing wrong in their families.
“You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment?” Romans 2:1-3
“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” –Ephesians 4:29
“There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?” –James 4:12