If you’re at all familiar with the Duggar family, you know that these people are downright obsessed with procreation.
Jim Bob raised his children to believe that they were put on earth for two reasons: to praise Jesus, and to make babies.
The women in the Duggars’ community are told from an early age that the best way for them to show their gratitude to God is to populate the planet with evangelicals.
So we suppose it’s not surprising that popping out little ones has become something of a competition among some of the more pious ladies in the Duggars’ inner circle.
Take, for example, the strange case of Kendra and Christina Caldwell.
Kendra, as you’re likely aware, is the wife of Joseph Duggar.
Her mother, Christina, is a grandmother several times over at the ripe old age of 43.
Christina has birthed two children in the years since Kendra married Joe.
Kendra has welcomed three kids during the same timespan, and fans often joke that mother and daughter are competing to see who can raise the largest family.
But according to a new report from YouTuber Katie Joy, there might be some truth behind those jokes.
“For women, their uterus and fertility are a sign that God loves them more. Women frequently desire to out do one another and even compete with their daughters.” Joy wrote on her Instagram page earlier this week.
“For years, fans have looked at Christina Caldwell’s pregnancy announcements after Kendra became pregnant with a side eye,” she continued.
“Christina already had seven children, was in her 40’s, she and Paul struggled financially, and yet she became pregnant twice during Kendra’s pregnancies.”
Insiders close to the situation seem to confirm Joy’s suspicion that Kendra and Christina see it as their sacred duty to birth as many children as humanly possible.
“They are obsessed with being pregnant,” onw source said of the women in the Institute for Basic Life Principles, the notoriously shady organization that dictates many of the Duggars’ beliefs.
“Especially with getting pregnant at the same time as their oldest daughters.”
Of course, Kendra and Christina would never confirm that they’re in competition with one another.
In fact, they may not be aware of it themselves.
But the fact that Christina has kids that are younger than her oldest grandchild is just one of the many recent signs that the weirdness in the Duggars’ community goes well beyond the famous family themselves.