Thursday, June 8, 2017

Tonight: Road Trip Romance

Tune in to Bringing Up Bate--tonight at 9pm ET/8pm CT on UP--for a little road trip romance. The episode summary is on our Showtimes page, and snapshots and a promo video are embedded below. Be sure to come back to our blog tonight for a recap of the show.

Carlin Bates visits boyfriend Evan Stewart and his family...



Carlin and Evan take their chaperones on a skating outing...



Evan shows the Bates around his town...



Back home, Jackson tries for his learner's permit.





Photos/video courtesy of UP

12 comments:

  1. *sing song* Wedding Bells on the horizon!

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  2. More than any other girl....

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  3. Well done Evan and Carlin!

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  4. It is my opinion that a couple cannot get to know one another at all with other people constantly around. Activities and others make distractions and they can't have a good conversation, really, about anything...too many interruptions for that. This system isn't a good one. They aren't 14 years old out on a 'night date' alone, so they should be trusted to know their own boundaries. Add rushing in to marriage in the mix and they marry strangers.

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    1. People used to only get to know each other with their families around. It was only the invention of the car that led to going out on dates. Actually it is easy to have a private conversation with so many people around. People tend to talk in little groups instead of all together. I am sure they talk by phone as well and possibly text or email. The Bates spend time getting to know each other before they are allowed to court and that is followed by a courting period. I hardly call that rushing into marriage.

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    2. Any friendship develops by spending time alone with that person. Some of these kids are into their 20s so the whole chaperone thing treats them like children.

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    3. Well it seems to be working out pretty well for their family. How is your version of appropriate relationship building working out in your extended family and personal life?

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  5. Why are the Bates girls so wimpy and reluctant when it comes to physical activities and sports? As my daughter says, "It just feeds into the stereotype that girls should sit on the sidelines protecting their hair, make-up, and prissy "femininity" instead of having fun like the boys."

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    1. You and your daughter are projecting your own stereotypes on the Bates girls. Wouldn't it be amazing if every girl could decide for themselves how to live their life and not be concerned about promoting someone else's stereotypical agenda? This could be a good lesson for your daughter to affirm ALL women's choices, not just the one's which align with your/her own ideas of femininity.

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    2. So not all girls are sporty or athletic... just like not all boys are sporty or athletic!

      Your assessment of the Bates girls sitting on the sidelines and "protecting their hair and makeup" is hardly accurate- there have been several episodes showing the girls engaging in sports and physical activity (water sports, kickball, horseback riding, etc). Plus they are all musical and have shown a variety of other talents and interests- they are not sitting on the sidelines just looking pretty.

      Just because one or more of the girls choose not to participate (or participated timidly) in a rough sport like skateboarding doesn't mean they are wimpy, silly girls.

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    3. @ 7:27 AND 8:05
      LOVE you answers! Totally agree!! :-)

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  6. Again,sounds like someone is thinking of the Duggar girls ? ?

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