Counting On Recap: Joe Duggar Cannot Wait to Bone Kendra Caldwell!

This week on Counting On, Kendra Caldwell headed to Kentucky to pick out her wedding dress in anticipation of her special day.

She and her husband-to-be were also focused on other aspects of tying the knot, though … specifically what comes after that.

As Joseph Duggar and Kendra’s wedding day quickly approached on Counting On Season 6 Episode 3, the anticipation began to build.

Sexually. We’re talking about temptation.

Yes, the couple’s sexual desires were running ever so high as they geared up for their impending nuptials, but this is par for the course.

In this family, patience is a virtue.

Joe’s sister Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth, her husband, interestingly talked about getting through the challenges of waiting.

It was this couple that allegedly engaged in massive amounts of courtship rule-breaking and didn’t delay physical intimacy until marriage.

Of course, a lot of that speculation was just that – speculation. Talk of Joy-Anna having premarital sex made for great gossip, but that’s it.

The birth of Joy and Austin’s son Gideon did nothing to disprove her consistent claim that the couple got pregnant on their honeymoon.

In any case, Joe confessed to Austin that as he gets closer and closer to his wedding day, it’s impossible not to think about Kendra.

He means in a sexual manner.

“I spend the evenings with Kendra and then during the day I’m just working. It keeps me busy and not thinking about it,” Joe admitted.

The 23-year-old Joseph later added that “Joy and Austin have been a great example for us as far as relationships.”

“They say when you get closer to the wedding it’s always so much harder,” he said, and in his estimation, “it’s true.”

For her part, Kendra chimed in:

“You just start loving each other more and more and you just get excited about the wedding but I think having chaperones allows us not to fall.”

Joe spoke about the “physical boundaries” he and Kendra set, and they are strict … think side hugs and not a whole lot else.

“We’re not kissing before we get married, we’re just saving ourselves for each other,” he explained, and that’s not out of the ordinary.

The Duggars’ upbringing basically forbids all types of contact pre-engagement and marriage, even unsupervised alone time.

Of course, without a lot of practice beforehand, there’s going to be a learning curve of sorts after they do finally get married.

Not that he’s not up for the challenge.

Challenges and lessons don’t get much more entertaining than this one, and besides, his siblings seem to have figured it out.

Still, a Counting On producer continued to press them on the subject, probing for cringe-worthy details and asking awkwardly:

“What have you guys done to prepare yourselves for the physical side of marriage, as far as education on such things?” 

Joe’s response?

“At this point, we figure that we don’t have to educate ourselves completely … if we had questions we can ask people who we trust.”

“I know there’s a lot of books out there, a lot of things you can read,” he said, though it’s unclear what things he meant.

Given the family’s limits on media consumption (see below), we’d be interested to see the reading material in question.

It’s a moot point anyway.

“We don’t want to make it harder on ourselves thinking about all the things we can’t actually carry out,” Duggar added.

“Also, I think that in marriage, I think it’ll be fun understanding more as we go along and just learn together.”

Clearly it worked out in the end.

Soon after their wedding – VERY soon after their wedding – we learned that Kendra Caldwell is pregnant with their first child.

Who needs books anyway?!


Javi Marroquin to Kailyn Lowry: Bone Estrada is Using You!!

If you thought that the long-simmering beef between Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin had finally been squashed, you better think again.

We have no idea why you’d possibly think that, since that beef is extremely likely to be squashed, but hey, that’s a thing people say.

Terrible intros aside, the former spouses are feuding harder than ever these days, usually about their co-star Briana DeJesus.

Javi and Briana are dating, after all, and with things heating up between them, it’s understandably led to some tension with Kail.

Lowry has questioned their motives, as well as Briana’s intensions, but Javi isn’t buying it, calling his ex-wife out on Twitter as a result.

According to Javi, instead of worrying about Briana, the mother of his son may want to keep a closer eye on her own inner circle.

Some of her supposed friends may not be loyal.

Specifically, Kail’s best friend Bone Estrada (we did not make that name up) was the target of his oh-so-clever tweeting wrath …

Javi Tweetin

Now, Kail and Bone are extremely close.

She is often featured on Kail’s social media pages, and has stood by her friend’s side throughout all the drama she’s dealt with.

Bone was there when she went to the hospital and when she legally named her third son Lux, who she babysits as well (below).

Given their history, Javi’s message about Bone is a little perplexing … but it may date back to previous drama between the pair.

Your friends talk a big game, but forget they are the ones that told me everythinggggg,” he says, going on to make it clear who he means.

“No need to expose cause that shit is so old and for the birds. Let me go back to staying off this so no ‘bones’ are resurrected.”

In March of this year, Javi and Teen Mom 2 co-star Jenelle Evans were both under fire after somebody leaked Kail’s pregnancy news.

The narrative that Jenelle tweeted out a faux-congratulatory message as a sly, passive-aggressive maneuver was widely disseminated.

Was that really how it went down, though?

Not according to Evans, who claimed Javi was the one who revealed it to the media; Javi begs to differ, but he doesn’t blame Jenelle.

Marroquin denies blabbing to the public, but says he found out about the pregnancy because one of Kail’s close friends told him about it.

He posted a screen shot of their text message exchange in order to make his point, albeit with the name of the other party redacted.

His recent tweet seems to implicate Bone as the one who also told Javi about Kail’s pregnancy, and implies that she talked to the media.

All very interesting, to say the least.

Kailyn has yet to respond to Javi’s latest salvo (neither has Bone), but we suspect it’s only a matter of time until more shade is thrown.


21 Photo Failures Guaranteed to Break Your Funny Bone

NOTE: The following photos all come to us from a sub-Reddit titled "Crappy Design.'

FOLLOW-UP NOTE: They are all downright hilarious.

From posters to ads to designs on the side of a school bus, the following images don't depict what the people behind them originally intended.

At least we assume that's the case.

Scroll down and all around to view a handful of complete and utter photograph failures that may cause you to literally die of laughter…

1. We’re Pregnant!

Were pregnant
Did you really need a test for this? You could have just looked down.

2. You Really Should Quit Smoking

You really should quit smoking
But not school. Do not quit school.

3. Ready to Workout?

Ready to workout
We’ll give you a few moments to stop looking at that woman’s unusual chest first.

4. Speaking of Unusual Female Private Parts…

Speaking of unusual female private parts
We really don’t mean to stare, but… ummm… you’re sort of calling our attention to it.


Cyborg baby alert cyborg baby alert
We’re frightened.

6. WHAT Ourselves?!?

What ourselves
Oh… “suit” ourselves? That is what this magazine is saying… right?

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Charlotte Rae Diagnosed With Bone Cancer

Charlotte Rae has been diagnosed with bone cancer. 

The 91-year-old actress confirmed the news in an emotional statement to PEOPLE.

“Last Monday, I found out I have bone cancer,” the Facts of Life star revealed.

“About seven years ago, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer — which is a miracle that they found it because usually, it’s too late. My mother, sister and my uncle died of pancreatic cancer. After six months of chemotherapy, I was cancer-free. I lost my hair, but I had beautiful wigs. Nobody even knew.

“So now, at the age of 91, I have to make up my mind. I’m not in any pain right now. I’m feeling so terrific and so glad to be above ground,” she explains.

“Now I have to figure out whether I want to go have treatment again to opt for life. I love life. I’ve had a wonderful one already. I have this decision to make.”

She was supposed to start treatment on Thursday, but has confirmed she’s going to think on it for a while. 

“I wanted to think about it first,” she says.

“I think I’m going to go for it. The side effects were not too bad when I did it originally. I’ve had a great life, but I have so many wonderful things happening. I’d like to choose life. I’m grateful for the life I’ve already had.”

Charlotte has a career in the industry that dates all the way back to 1954. She got her first big break on The United States Steel Hour as Ramona. 

Her most recent appearance was on Disney Channel’s recently canceled, Girl Meets World. 

Rae released a memoir in 2015 that chronicled some key events in her life, while confirming that she had a very positive outlook on life. 

“At 91, every day is a birthday,” she says. “[In my book] I want to tell everybody to celebrate every day, to savor the day and be good to yourself, love yourself, and then you can be good to others and be of service to others.”

We wish Charlotte a speedy recovery.