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Sadie Robertson of Duck Dynasty and Dancing With the Stars fame says she is saving herself for marriage, and boyfriend Blake Coward is on board.

That doesn't mean it's an easy thing for her, though.

  • Sadie Robertson and Blake Coward
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The 17-year-old admits she's having a tough time dealing with her decision to preserve her virginity, even though it's a choice she is sure is right for her.

One of this fall's best Dancing with the Stars competitors discussed what that means for Blake Coward, whom she has been dating for 10 months.

“People are like, ‘It must be easy for you because you’re Christian.’ That doesn’t make it any easier for me,” Sadie Robertson tells Us Weekly magazine.

“It’s something a couple really has to decide together.”

Fortunately for the daughter of Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson and Korie Robertson, her beau shares her beliefs when it comes to pre-marital sex.

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On TLC's Preaching Alabama Season 1 Episode 2, the adventures of the Speegles continued as they adjust to their new surroundings in the Heart of Dixie.

If you missed the premiere, the new show centers around a family who moves from Florida to Madison, Alabama to spread its message of love and acceptance.

With their charisma and unique approach to the gospel, it makes for an interesting TLC companion for fans who also watch 19 Kids and Counting online.

The Speegles are not the Duggars, though.

Preaching Alabama Star Rod

On Preaching Alabama Season 1 Episode 2, we witnessed a family power struggle of sorts as Allen shared his views on improving the church with Lori and Jill.

How did everything play out between them?

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Jim Bob Duggar, the patriarch of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting and one of the biggest and best known families in America, can be a great source of wisdom.

We're not even being sarcastic. Raising 19 kids and keeping them all happy and content, guided by faith and family and staying true to their own values?

It's commendable, and the man has the patience of a saint, not to mention the energy and resourcefulness to fix or come up with solutions to any problem.

We've thought "what would Jim Bob do" more than once after we watch 19 Kids and Counting online. We're happy to give the man credit where due.

Say yes to sex, even when you're tired!

Be available. Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls. - Michelle Duggar

Be available. Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be...

Sometimes, though, even a man so sage in some ways of the world can seemingly defy comprehension. Take a recent interview he gave, for example.

As followers of the Quiverfull Christian movement, it's clear that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar do not believe in using contraception. Good for them.

At this year's Value Voters Summit, though, the former Arkansas state representative explained an additional concern he has about birth control use.

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Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson has been making quite a name for herself on a different show this season, surging to the top tier on Dancing With the Stars.

The 17-year-old high school student has had plenty of support from father Willie, uncles Jase and Jep, and newly-engaged brother John Luke Robertson.

Last week, a duck call-inspired samba earned Sadie and pro partner Mark Ballas a nearly perfect score of 37 out of 40, putting her near the lead on Season 19.

The routine, like everything in her life, was centered around family and faith.

Sadie says her life has been turned upside down since Duck Dynasty debuted on A&E, and while it's given her a lot of new opportunities, it has its drawbacks.

"I was 14 and didn't realize how big it was going to be," she said of the last few years. "But there's definitely been some bad things about being in the public eye."

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Jessa Duggar, if we're interpreting her social media accounts correctly, is skeptical of the radiometric dating methods used to determine the age of rocks on Earth.

Why has she taken an interest in this subject? Because it's one of the primary scientific methods cited by those people who believe evolution is actually a thing.

Jessa Duggar, apparently, is not one of those people.

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The 21-year-old, whose comments on abortion and the Holocaust made headlines last month, is sure to incur more online wrath now by merely posting a link.

She has been critical of Atheism and evolution before, so linking to a pro-creationism article titled "Does radiometric dating prove the earth is old?" isn't out of left field.

Still, it makes it plain as day where she stands here ...

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Tuesday on TLC, we were introduced to a family of ministers in the Heart of Dixie on the aptly-titled new series Preaching Alabama Season 1 Episode 1.

What did the charismatic Speegles have in store for viewers?

The series follows the Allen and Janice Speegle as they leave an established Florida congregation to open a brand-new church in small-town Madison, Ala.

They felt a deep calling, they say, to spread God's word there, where they have family ties, despite calling central Florida home for more than 20 years.

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Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard are planning ahead for her labor and delivery process. The two are writing Bible verses for the big event!

Derick Dillard Writes Bible Verses

The 19 Kids and Counting twosome recently took the time to write out passages from the Bible - by hand - to hold on to during the birth of #BabyDilly.

"Writing out bible verses for encouragement during pregnancy, labor and delivery!" Duggar wrote on her Instagram account, a go-to for pregnancy info.

"#scriptureboard #babydilly #pregnancyprep #blessedparents."

The mom-to-be, who has shared some good Jill Duggar baby bump photos already, showed off another glimpse of her growing bump as she sat on Dillard.

Sorting through the scriptures, the religious couple wrote several passages down with different colored pens, including Isaiah 26:3 and Deuteronomy 4:9.

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19 Kids and Counting star Jessa Duggar recently incurred the Internet's wrath for comparing the Holocaust to abortion during a trip to Washington, D.C.

But is it really as simple as that? A closer reading of her thoughts suggests not.

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The controversy arose after Jessa visited the Holocaust Museum and wrote on her Instagram about the unspeakable genocide that occurred during World War II.

In the young Duggar's mind, and everyone else's, this atrocity took place because people abused power, victimizing those whose lives they viewed as lesser.

She wasn't making a political statement in her mind, but a moral one.

Jessa, who is engaged to Ben Seewald, went on to express heartache the for innocents who lost their lives because others deemed them unworthy of it.

Yes, she went on to mention abortion as part of her post, and her apparent belief in creationism is another story, but read the full context of it below:

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Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct during Monday night's game for dropping to his knees in prayer.

Husain Abdullah Prayer

The defensive player had just intercepted a Tom Brady pass and taken it to the house as part of the home team's 41-14 demolition of New England.

Upon scoring his second career touchdown, the 29-year-old Abdullah then slid to his knees and bowed in celebration - not to himself, but to Allah.

If there is any doubt as to what Abdullah was doing, his brother and former NFL safety Hamza Abdullah exclaimed on Twitter: "ALLAHU AKBAR!"

A devout Muslim who sat out the entire 2012 season to make Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Husain drew a penalty for his end zone display.

Many fans in the stadium and on Twitter were upset, believing there's no way he should have had a penalty called on him for what he did on the field.

His agent also weighed in on the issue, Tweeting, "If the NFL tries to fine @HAbdullah39 for his TD celebration there's going to be some problems."

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Yeah, she went there. 

Just one day after Jessa Duggar bashed evolution and atheism on Instagram, she returned to the social media site to express an even more controversial view.

Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald in DC

Jessa, 21, and fiance Ben Seewald, 19, are in DC at the moment, and according to her page they recently paid a visit to the US Holocaust Museum.

The future Mrs. Seewald was clearly moved by the experience, and with good reason. The museum brings to vivid life one of the most horrific tragedies in human history.

Unfortunately, and all too predictably, the emotions that Jessa experienced at the museum inspired an lengthy, impassioned defense of her various political causes and religious convictions.

None of which - at least as most people probably see it - have anything to do with the millions of lives lost in concentration camps in Europe during WWII.

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