Thursday, November 20, 2014

What kissing controversy?

Evidently, there has been some sort of "Duggar Kissing Controversy" after the latest Duggar daughter to get married posted a picture of kissing her husband. Mind you, this is after they had both saved their first kiss for the wedding day.

What in tarnation would anyone find "controversial" about married people kissing? But then, people were equally scandalized by older sister Jill, who got married just a few months ago, becoming pregnant a couple of weeks into her marriage. 

It seems that the worldly understanding is that if a couple reserves kissing and marital relations for marriage, they thereby automatically forfeit their right to enjoy any physical relationship even within marriage. Either that, or the reasoning goes: these people are enjoying this stuff, therefore they obviously must NOT have waited until their wedding day to get physical. Of course, this is complete nonsense. 



Maybe my husband and I can start our own "kissing controversy." After all, eight kids later, these same people probably also think we have no right to still be enjoying each other. 

Misery loves company, doesn't it?

22 comments:

  1. I was actually impressed that they (Jessa and Ben) chose NOT to have their first kiss in front of all those spectators at their wedding. They were saving their physical relationship because they wanted that to be something between just them and God, and it made perfect sense that they would want that first moment to be private and prayerful and not a circus performed in front of a bunch of people, however much those people loved them and wished them well. And as far as Jill getting pregnant right away...why would anyone be surprised? They chose not to use birth control, they are young and healthy and in love, they are married and free to enjoy their physical relationship...where I come from, that equals babies. People need to mind their own business.

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  2. I thought the controversy stemmed from the fact that they scrubbed photos of gay and lesbian married couples kissing on the Facebook page after specifically asking for married couples to post photos of spouses kissing.

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  3. What?! Physical intimacy and pregnancy inside the bounds of marriage???? That's crazy talk (Just that fact that this is considered abnormal really shows how far our world has fallen)

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  4. Need a "like" button for this post. :-)

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  5. I think it was silly for the media to scandalize Jill getting pregnant....what else happens when you consummate marriage? I mean this is basic knowledge and people turn it into a huge hullabaloo!
    As for the kissing photo, I don't think it helped that Jim Bob and Michelle decided to recreate it (it was kind of creepy honestly)
    And then posting on your facebook for married hetrosexual couples is only offensive because they do have fans that are liberals (and homosexual too) So their foresight must have been pretty off to think that people would only post heterosexuals kissing...

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  6. The "controversy" isnt over the kiss. It's over the Duggar's posting a challenge on social media for all "happily married couples" to post kissing pictures to their social media sight. Some G/L people posted pictures and they were removed. The "controversy" is over their removal. There really isn't any true controversy other than what the media is making of it.

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  7. Personally I don't like kissing pictures anyway. Not sure why. Maybe I feel almost like I'm intruding on a (potentially) private moment. Or maybe because so many worldly people post them as a way to show off...and lastly maybe because looking at a kiss from the outside isn't very enjoyable to me. I don't know, maybe I'm weird. ;-)

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  8. I can't see why there is controversy over them removing sodomite couples kissing. It is their page, they can remove whomever they wish.

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  9. Initially, the controversy was over Ben and Jessa sharing a picture of them kissing. It ignited a firestorm of hatred spewed their way. Jim Bob and Michelle responded by supporting the new couple, and trying to strike the same pose themselves, as well as inviting others to do likewise and share their photos.

    I am thankful that they removed pictures of sodomites kissing, and they have every right to do so. That is what led to the new controversy. But originally, people got all out of sorts over Ben and Jessa kissing.

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    1. why would anyone be upset over a kissing picture? There are more things on the internets to be upset over than a newly married couple smooching (and in my opinion it was a really nice picture).

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  10. Why on earth are people surprised when christians do not support homosexuality when it is a well know fact that christians believe the Bible and the Bible condemns homosexuality. You would think people could put two and two together these days........Lovely picture Zsuza =)

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  11. Mrs. Anderson and those of you who approve of the Jessa Seewald photograph:
    I am shocked and appalled. That photograph is in no way modest or Christ-honoring. This couple is obviously begging people to view them in a carnal, fleshly - yes, sexualized - way. There is no comparison between the kiss the Andersons or a modest married couple might share in a photograph and the worldly, sensual photo the Seewalds posted. I've read this blog for a few years but never commented before. In fact, I have had to calm myself down in order to remain rational. I cannot believe people are actually defending such a photograph. It is not the fact that the couple posted a kissing photo; it is that the photo posted is not appropriate in composition or style for people who are supposed to be Christ-honoring and modest. If such a photo of a worldly celebrity appeared, no one would brush it off as a simple couple kissing. That is the difference.

    Are the Duggars such celebrities now that we must justify everything they do? This was not an appropriate photograph. It was sexual in nature and immodest. I am just shocked at the fact that the reaction is more cover the Duggars than honor Christ.

    Mrs. Phillip Douglas

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    1. I agree with Mrs. Douglas. The picture is lacking modesty and is very female dominated sexuality. It's definitely not a family friendly photo on martial love.

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    2. i really can't say that i see any difference in the andersons and the seewalds photo--at least the one i saw.........wheres the one that caused such controversy?

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  12. Honestly, the world loves unmarried people kissing and more and hates people in loving married relationships kissing. How did we get to this backwards place? Keep kissing and loving on your husband. :-)

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  13. I feel they and Mama and Papa Duggar prostituted themselves. Selling the photos of themselves for kissing. I respected the young couple for keeping their kiss private but lost respect for them and the parents to become publicity whores for money and fame by selling their pictures of an intimate moment which supposedly they should treasure.

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  14. There is nothing wrong with married couples kissing. I agree with some of the above, Jessa and Ben's black and white photo was racy. Nothing in comparrison to yours or Jim Bob's and Michelles. Theirs was sexual looking and I would not let my children look at theirs.The Duggars are getting over the top. They are now celebrity status and what is their ministry? Preaching babies? They dont even have the gospel right. Just my ten cents.

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  15. Stunning photograph <3 So much love!

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