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The Dugger House Guidelines~Excellent

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  1. Always use soft words, even when you donít feel well.
  2. Always display kind actions and joyful attitudes, even if you have been mistreated. Have the right response by quickly forgiving others in your heart even before they ask.
  3. Always be enthusiastic and look for opportunities to praise others' character.
  4. Always deflect praise and be grateful to God and others for the ways they have benefited your life.
  5. Always use manners and be respectful of others and their belongings.
  6. Always do what is right, even when others may not, or when no one is looking.
  7. Thank God for how He made you, for what He has given you and everything He allows you to go through. (Romans 8:28)
  8. Donít mock or put others down. Develop compassion and pray for others.
  9. Never argue, complain, or blame. Quickly admit when you have done wrong and ask for forgiveness (even if you were only 10% at fault). Don't wait till youíre caught. Be sure your sins will find you out. He who covers his sin will not prosper, but he that confesses and forsakes it shall find mercy.
  10. Have a tough accountability/prayer partner to daily share your heart with and to keep you in line (your parents, spouse). The power of sin is in secrecy.
  11. Be attentive and look for ways to serve others with sincere motives and no thought of self-gain.
  12. Think pure thoughts (Philippians 4:8, Romans 13:14).
  13. Always give a good report of others. Don't gossip! Never tale-bear unless physical harm will come to someone. (Use Matthew 18.)
  14. Never raise a hand to hit.
  15. Never raise a foot to kick.
  16. Never raise an object to throw.
  17. Never raise a voice to yell.
  18. Never raise an eye to scowl.
  19. Use one toy/activity at a time. Share!
  20. Do your best to keep your surroundings neat, clean and organized.
  21. Never let the sun go down on your wrath. (Donít go to bed angry or guilty)
  22. Amendment J.O.Y. -
    Put Jesus first, Others second, Yourself last.

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  1. IMINXTC's Avatar
    I will bless and compliment all your excellent blogs right here.

    Your messages are timely, scriptural and very practical.

    I like especially your insight on Moses, and am in full agreement with you on Sen. McCain. These are dark days.
  2. Mercy4Me's Avatar
    Hey, this is the first time I've ventured into the "blog" area here...I want to thank you for posting this! It's excellent, and very timely for my household. The Duggers are an amazing family, and if these are their family guidelines, I can see why!

    Thanks again for the post!
  3. paidforinfull's Avatar
    A great post. Thanks and God bless.
  4. Dizzytimes7's Avatar
    This is awesome and I have already printed this and passed it on to new mothers. We all watch their show and admire the way they raise the children.

    Thanks again