Thursday, February 19, 2015

Recap: "The Purity Ring"

Tonight on Bringing Up Bates, "The Purity Ring"...
  • Lawson Bates prepares to sing the National Anthem for 15,000 people at a University of Tennessee men's basketball game. When he first mentioned the idea to his parents, they thought it wouldn't be possible, but Lawson made it happen. "He doesn't give up," says Kelly. "He kept pursuing, and that's encouraging as a parent."
  • The rest of the Bates clan attends the game to support Lawson. This is the first major sporting event they have attended as a family.
  • Before the performance, Lawson admits he is extremely nervous, but he ends up doing very well. Lawson's parents and siblings are proud of his accomplishment. Gil tears up as he listens to his son sing.
  • "It was absolutely awesome," says Carlin. "The crowd loved it," says Nathan.
  • Later, Carlin is shocked when she receives a special delivery: a bouquet of flowers, a fancy dress, and an invite to a dinner date with Mom and Dad.
  • Carlin is all smiles as she and her parents enjoy a meal at an expensive restaurant, just the three of them.
  • Gil starts to cry as presents her with a purity ring. "This is a little gift that we got you," says the father of 19. "It's valuable, but what you are is way more valuable than any gift we could give you, and what God's given you is a wholesome, pure life. And I want you to keep it until the day that I hand you off to some fine young man that loves God, and then he will begin to take care of you."
  • Kelly says that she expects Carlin to start forming friendships with guys and to enter into a courtship when she finds a guy she really likes.
  • "For us, a purity ring is something we have given our girls, just as a symbol for them and a reminder for them to keep their heart pure and to put God first in their life and to save themselves for marriage," says the mom of 19.
  • At Zach and Whitney's house, the couple shares how they are adjusting to life with a new baby. "Whitney is an amazing mom," says Zach. "I'm just blown away. The way her and Bradley bond, you'd think she'd had 20 or 30 kids of her own already." Whitney says her husband is an excellent father.
  • The Bates brings a pile of frozen pizzas over to Zach and Whitney's for some family bonding time. Kelly comes up with the idea of getting together every other Friday night, and everyone agrees.

17 comments:

  1. I think you ment back at Zach and Whitney's but I know what y'all ment lol. We all have made one at least once in our life.

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  2. Lily and Ellie think you ment back at Zach and Whitney's not Josh and Whitney's but I know what you were trying to say lol typo. We all have made them a couple times in our lives.

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  3. there is a typo, i says josh and whitney instead of zach

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  4. I think bullet number 10 should read " Zach and Whitney" not "Josh and Whitney".

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  5. Good morning,

    Just wanted to let you know in the tenth paragraph, it is cited as Josh and Whitney, instead of Zach and Whitney.

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  6. I really like this family! Love and warm greetings from Germany

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  7. This is is now my favorite show on tv!
    I even watch it on Demand.
    Thank you Up TV for bringing the Bates Family to your network.

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  8. Hi Readers,

    Thanks for pointing out our typo. We were working on a post for the Duggar Family Blog right before we wrote this recap. It's not always easy to keep all the Duggar and Bates names straight. :) We are blessed to have such thorough readers who keep us on our toes.

    ~Lily and Ellie

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    1. Your blog is the blessing. Very much appreciated.

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  9. Purity ring :) why only for girls??? I know it is harder to proof a boy's purity but Bates and Duggars seem to be concerned only for girls.

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    1. I agree. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

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  10. Lily and Ellie don't worry about typo's you two do a great job on this blog. This episode was so sweat. I really like this family.
    Thanks for all you hard work.

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  11. I think the best thing Gil said out of the speech about the purity ring was telling Carlin how valuable SHE is. Women don't hear this enough and so many girls rush into wrong relationships searching for validation. High five to Gil!

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  12. what is the name of the song they play it when she gets her purity ring

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    1. That's what I want to know also lol

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    2. Hi Priscilla and Brittany,

      The song is called "Always Love You," written and performed by Tyrone Wells. :)

      Blessings,
      Lily and Ellie

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  13. i saw it just as it was posted and it dint say josh and whitney

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