What You Don’t Know About Duck Dynasty

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Yep. I like Duck Dynasty. My son, Mark Jr., introduced me to it. It’s fairly wholesome—doesn’t have the profanity, sex, violence, and crudity of many other TV shows.

A&E would like to tell you Duck Dynasty is about “Money. Family. Ducks,” but, if you were to ask any member of the cam-clad-duck-hunting Robertson clan what their motto is, they would say “Faith. Family. Ducks.” Their faith in God is the foundation upon which their family rests.

The antics of Duck Dynasty are certainly entertaining…inside jokes and playful banter are marks of their close and loving family.

What I also love is the fact that every episode ends with their family praying around the dinner table. But, it hasn’t always been this way.

Long before the Duck Dynasty was created, Phil, the family’s patriarch, kicked his wife and kids out of the house in a drunken rage. Months later, he begged for his family to return. His wife Ms. Kay, a sassy-Southern lady, agreed to return on the condition that he quit carousing with his rowdy friends and give up drinking altogether. Phil committed to this, but most importantly, committed to God soon after.

This new-found understanding of life completely changed the Robertson family. They have devoted their lives to living generously. Their business, Duck Commander, made them millions, but they pour money back into helping the less fortunate all over the globe.

To me, Duck Dynasty is primarily about the power of family.  The power of forgiveness.  The power of faith.  And a whole lot of humor to boot.  I encourage you and your kids to watch it together.

And in case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s an interview with Jase Robertson about how his faith keeps him grounded.

 

If you watch Duck Dynasty, what is your favorite scene or lesson from the show? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

  • Brad

    You can’t spell stupid without SI

  • terri

    After a devastating funeral for my husband’s brother the day before we sat down on a Saturday night and watched several episodes. We had never seen the show before. God’s timing is awesome, just what we needed
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  • http://www.facebook.com/DigitalRodneyMyers Rodney Myers

    I can’t stand another minute with PeePee McGee.

  • erika

    I’m so dope, hey I’m illegal in 55 states.

  • Robert

    “You just got Mr. Miyagi’d by your grandpa!”

  • Katherine

    So far, my most favorite scene is where Si eats the “coon turds”. OMG….my family & I laughed and laughed. That is a classic!

  • Aaron McClure

    Love that every show ends with family together at the dinner table saying grace. The show itself is the “only” show our family watches together as a whole.

  • http://www.MarkMerrill.com/ Mark Merrill

    Aaron, it is a great ending.

  • http://www.MarkMerrill.com/ Mark Merrill

    Haha, I missed the show but my son said the poodle retrieving was funny too.

  • Keri McDonald

    Your beard is so dumb it takes 2 hours to watch “60 Minutes.”

  • Misty Guye

    I am a single mother. I have son that is 12-years-old, and I have been so concerned that I would not be able to teach him the things he needs to know about becoming a mom, especially since I’m not cool, But, Duck Dynasty came along. He thinks they’re cool, and they are mentoring my son without even knowing it. The Robertson family has been an answered prayer for me.

  • jojo

    This family is such an inspiration! “god uses flawed people to spread the knowledge of his son”, what beautiful and meaningful words .. thank you DD !!

  • John

    The most meaniful spot to me is they pray. Notice to that God even works rednecks.