Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar: SLAMMED For Offering Marriage Advice on Facebook!

There are many words that are commonly associated with the Duggars on social media.

“Courtship,” “side-hug,” and “Quiverfull” are among the unusual terms that are strangely familiar to Counting On fans.

But there’s one word that might be used more often than any other in describing Jim Bob, Michelle, and their massive brood–“hypocritical.”

Yes, ever since news of the Josh Duggar sex scandals went public, the family has been accused of rampant hypocrisy on a seemingly daily basis.

And the evidence that the Duggars don’t quite practice what they preach just keeps piling up.

Obviously, their tolerance for Josh’s child molestation and marital infidelity is the most damning incident, but the Duggars have proven on countless occasions that they have no qualms about saying one thing in public and doing the exact opposite in private.

Whether it’s Jim Bob hoarding while espousing the virtues of Christian charity, or Michelle encouraging abusive parenting techniques while preaching love and compassion, the Duggars see utterly unashamed of the many inconsistencies in their belief system.

Of course, their greatest hypocrisy will always be evident in their interactions with Josh, and fans are always quick to call them out on it:

Michelle and Jim Bob posted the above photo on Facebook yesterday with a caption reading:

“Treasure your spouse! Godly husbands and wives are blessings from the Lord!

“Remember to tell them that you love them, that you are thankful for them, and that you will always have their back. It’s the little things that speak volumes!!”

Naturally, many of the family’s Facebook followers were quick to point out the irony of Duggars offering marital advice:

“Was Josh treasuring Anna when he was on Ashley Madison? The only thing worth treasuring here is your hypocrisy,” wrote one commenter.

“You support the serial adulterer, thrice married sexual predator,” remarked another.

“You no longer get to decide what ‘godly’ means and you sure as hell don’t represent god. Have several seats, hypocrites.”

The Josh-related criticism has been louder than usual in recent weeks thanks to the Duggars’ efforts to reintroduce Josh to their fans.

Insiders have even speculated that Josh might return to TV during the current season of his family’s reality show.

It’s difficult to imagine the Duggars being so brazen, but all signs seem to point in that direction.

Josh has been appearing on his parents’ social media pages more than ever lately, and many fans believe it’s part of a slow acclimation process.

Hopefully, Jim Bob and Michelle will take incidents like this as a reminder that Josh will never be welcomed by the public.

But knowing them, they’ll probably keep right on forcing the issue.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.

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Green sought Kobe’s advice after 2016 Finals on handling kicking controversy

Dealing with three groin-related incidents during the 2016 NBA playoffs took its toll on Draymond Green’s psyche, as the basketball world was making him out to be a dirty player who was intentionally looking to strike opposing players between the legs.

Green knew otherwise, yet had a hard time dealing with the fact he was being portrayed that way. To help him handle such scrutiny after the Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 series lead in the Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the All-Star forward – who was suspended for Game 5 for striking LeBron James – reached out to a mentor and one of the most competitive players to ever grace the hardwood in Kobe Bryant.

"I was going through all that s— with the media and with the kicks and I was f—— up," Green told GQ.com's Clay Skipper. "So I called Kobe, and said, '(This) s—s killing me, because these people are painting me to be something that I’m not, wondering, would I kick anybody on purpose? I wouldn’t kick anybody on purpose. It’s f—– up.'"

Green remembered one line in particular from Bryant: "As long as you wait for them to understand you, you’re f—–."

Related – Draymond laughs at competitors: ‘They know they don’t stand a chance’

“It was the best s— I ever heard,” Green added. “Because it gave me an understanding of why people don’t understand me. I’m so crazy competitive. I put my competitiveness up there with anyone. How could someone understand that? It’s a different level.”

That wasn't the first time Green contacted Bryant that postseason. When the Warriors trailed 3-1 to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference finals, the Los Angeles Lakers icon offered him some solid advice.

“If making history was easy, why bother?” Bryant texted. The Warriors wound up winning the next three games before squaring off with Cleveland.

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The Best Marriage Advice From A Divorced Man

“If we make the conscious decision to daily place our spouse’s desires and needs above our own, and that’s reciprocated, the marriage will succeed. Utter and complete selflessness. Isn’t this true in all healthy relationships?” My advice after a divorce following 16 years of marriage, by Gerald Rogers. Obviously, I’m not a relationship expert. But […]
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Oprah Gives Advice On Success, Reveals Common Denominator Among All Her Guests [Video]

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Oprah Speaks At A Tribeca TV Festival Panel

Oprah Winfrey spoke about the secrets to her success during a panel at the inaugural Tribeca TV Festival on Friday. The icon was at the festival to debut her OWN docuseries “Released.”

“Years ago I learned that your intention determines the outcome of anything you do. One of the reasons why the ‘Oprah’ show was number one all those years is because we had intended for it to be so.” She also explained that before every single show, she would “meet the producers and ask them, ‘Don’t just give me a show idea, have an intention behind show,’ and then I have to be able to find my own intention within the show, some stream of truth, so that I will not be sitting there being phony.’”

After that, she shares the one commonality among every guest she’s ever had on the show, which you can see in the video above.

Word on the street is that Oprah’s BFF Gayle King was in the audience for the panel supporting her friend from behind the scenes. So endearing.

 


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The 8 Worst Pieces of Advice Medical Doctors Give Their Patients

  Just one century ago in America, all of the most popular chronic diseases and disorders that we know so well today barely existed, including cancer, diabetes type 2, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s and heart disease. Still, nearly every medical doctor in the United States blames hereditary genes for these preventable health problems, as if […]
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Barack Obama Gave Trump A Letter With Advice, Cheeto Clearly Paid No Attention

Barack Obama gave Donald Trump plenty of advice in the Inauguration Day Letter he gave the newly elected President. It should come as no surprise that Cheeto clearly paid no heed to the sterling advice.

The letter has recently become public, and it reads like a perfect outline on how not to f*ck up your epic new gig as POTUS.

Obama offered this particularly poignant passage:

Third, we are just temporary occupants of this office. That makes us guardians of those democratic institutions and traditions — like rule of law, separation of powers, equal protection and civil liberties — that our forebears fought and bled for. Regardless of the push and pull of daily politics, it’s up to us to leave those instruments of our democracy at least as strong as we found them.

Considering Trump fired James Comey for daring to investigate possible Russian collusion in our election and that he pardoned the racist ex-Sheriff Arpaio, he must have missed that part of the letter.

Read the full letter below. Obama, forever and always Presidential.

Dear Mr. President –

Congratulations on a remarkable run. Millions have placed their hopes in you, and all of us, regardless of party, should hope for expanded prosperity and security during your tenure.

This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I don’t know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful. Still, let me offer a few reflections from the past 8 years.

First, we’ve both been blessed, in different ways, with great good fortune. Not everyone is so lucky. It’s up to us to do everything we can (to) build more ladders of success for every child and family that’s willing to work hard.

Second, American leadership in this world really is indispensable. It’s up to us, through action and example, to sustain the international order that’s expanded steadily since the end of the Cold War, and upon which our own wealth and safety depend.

Third, we are just temporary occupants of this office. That makes us guardians of those democratic institutions and traditions — like rule of law, separation of powers, equal protection and civil liberties — that our forebears fought and bled for. Regardless of the push and pull of daily politics, it’s up to us to leave those instruments of our democracy at least as strong as we found them.

And finally, take time, in the rush of events and responsibilities, for friends and family. They’ll get you through the inevitable rough patches.

Michelle and I wish you and Melania the very best as you embark on this great adventure, and know that we stand ready to help in any ways which we can.

Good luck and Godspeed,

BO

H/T CNN


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Audrey Roloff Details Shocking Fight with Jeremy, Shares Advice

Audrey Roloff does not have a perfect marriage.

You’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise, however.

The Little People, Big World stars get along very well nearly every week on their TLC reality show and Audrey has taken to often showering Jeremy Roloff with praise.

But this doesn’t mean the couple never fights.

And it doesn’t mean they don’t need to work hard on their relationship.

“The never needing journey of becoming one isn’t always easy,” Audrey wrote at the outset of a lengthy caption on Instagram this weekend.

It was attached to the photo above and it continued as follows:

“We come from different backgrounds, upbringings, parenting, spending habits, theologies, so we are bound to have conflict. It’s not a matter of if we will fight, but when and how.”

Why did Audrey and Jeremy need to be reminded on Friday of the best way to “fight fair?” It’s unclear.

Roloff does not get into the intricacies of why they got into a recent argument.

But she did share many words of wisdom with her Instagram followers in an attempt to help them along the way in their marital journeys.

“We needed to be reminded how to handle conflict with parameters that are healthy and productive, rather than harmful and destructive,” she explained.

“We needed to start acting like teammates rather than opponents.

“Ironcially, we posted a guest post over on @beating50 last night that we probably needed to read more than any of you.”

This is the lead image at the moment on that social media account:

beating 50

And this is the caption attached to it:

The sign of a great marriage is not whether or not you have conflict {let’s be real, people, two selfish, independently natured humans trying to intermingle as one is going to produce some fireworks}, rather the sign of a great marriage is HOW you do conflict.

And this was the theme Audrey focused on throughout her latest post.

“We were having a “mattress fight” and as the country song goes, I just wanted to “be mad for a while,” she concluded online.

“In my anger and bitterness, I was letting bad sportsmanship red card our mission.

“Have you been there? Or maybe you are resonating with these words as you read them… this blog is for you.”

Roloff, of course, is very pregnant with her first child.

She is due to give birth to a girl in a month.

It’s just a judgment, but simply a fact that her emotions are therefore heightened and there’s likely more stress than usual on her marriage.

It’s a marriage Audrey has never shied away from talking about in public, even offering up some interesting advice to husband and wives over the years.

We aren’t going to comment here on her suggestion of reciting one’s vows to one’s spouse during sex, but we are going to agree with Audrey entirely when it comes to her latest Instagram message.

Everyone fights.

Don’t worry about the state of your romance if you have a disagreement here or there.

The respect you show your significant other throughout this fight and the way you resolve it in the end is what’s important.

We wish Audrey and Jeremy the very best of luck as they rapidly approach parenthood. The times ahead may be rocky on occasion, but savor them nonetheless.

This is about to be the most unique and special period of your entire lives. 

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‘Stay in the house’: Tomlinson, Bettis offer advice to Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott‘s recent off-field troubles have caught the attention of some legendary running backs, and they all want to help.

Related: Dorsett advises Elliott to tighten his inner circle

The Dallas Cowboys running back's recent involvement in questionable situations isn't uncommon for young breakout stars, and Hall of Fame runners LaDainian Tomlinson and Jerome Bettis are telling Elliott to pay more attention to his actions and who he spends his time with.

“I would say that Ezekiel needs to really learn to manage his time a little better. He has to become a professional, that means doing things like a professional,” Tomlinson told “NFL No Huddle” on Thursday, according to Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “For example, there are times when you can’t go hang out. There are times you can go hang out and there are times that you should be studying and preparing for a game rather than going out.

"Being a professional means knowing the difference, knowing when to do that. That's all that means. Being a professional, a lot of times, guys think they made it to the league, so I'm a professional. Yes, you made it to the league and you're considered a professional, but you're not a pro because you don't learn to adjust and act like a true professional. It becomes a job. … Talk to Tony Romo more. Dez Bryant has done a great job of late of taking care of himself."

Related – Romo confident Elliott will learn to handle stardom: ‘He’s figuring it out’

While Tomlinson advised Elliott to talk to his teammates more, Bettis believes that without Romo to lead the locker room, the Cowboys are lacking experienced leadership. However, his advice was similar to Tomlinson's.

"I would just tell him to keep your head down, buddy," Bettis told "The Rich Eisen Show," according to Lorenzo Reyes of USA TODAY. "You'll have plenty of time to enjoy yourself in a year.

"You need to keep your head down, stay in the house, and don't get into any more trouble."

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Get Your Life Together: Lamar Odom Offers Some Advice To Drain-Circling Rob Kardashian [Video]

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Lamar Odom Gives Rob Kardashian Advice

Lamar Odom attended the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards last night and while on the red carpet, he offered a bit of advice to his estranged “brother” Rob Kardashian in light of his recent struggle…

Might take a bit more than God to get Rob right…


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Bonds recalls fertility advice he gave to former teammate’s wife

Barry Bonds is a man of many talents. One area of expertise? Giving his teammates advice about fertility.

The 52-year-old was recognized by the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park with a Hall of Fame plaque Saturday afternoon. The celebration led to several appearances from past teammates, none more memorable than former starter Kirk Rueter’s speech.

“I told him before I came out here that my wife and I were trying to have a baby and he told Karla (Rueter’s wife) something on a plan ride somewhere, we were going on a trip, and it worked,” Rueter said during his speech.

“My daughter just turned 17 a little bit ago so thanks for that, B.”

So, what exactly did Bonds say to the Rueters that led to the fruit of their loins?

“You really wanna know that for real?” Bonds asked. “Don’t bleep this cause it’s real. I told Woody (Rueter) leave his wife alone for about two weeks so you could get some build up and then you go at night time, then you go in the morning, and then you got all day to recover so then you got that day and then you go the next day, the next morning you gotta recover though so you gotta stay away from her for like two weeks to get the build up so you get each day.

“Sooner or later, man, her walls can’t break it down she gotta give up and that’s what I told him and it worked… I was just joking though. I did it and it worked for me so I was like, ‘go ahead you try it.”

Whatever works, man.

(Video courtesy: YouTube)

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