I LOVE Duck Dynasty.
1· The family loves Jesus. I just can't put more emphasis on this - this family sets a great example to the world about what being a Christ follower means (hopefully the next few "points" will help drive this point home). They aren't televangelists, just normal people who love Jesus and live it. Not only does each show conclude with the entire family sitting down to dinner and saying sincere prayers in Jesus' name, but frequently during the show, you'll hear dialogue regarding their faith and references to Scripture. Do a little Google creepin and it'll become obvious really quick that they aren't shy about sharing their testimony, and that's awesome.
3· The men love their wives and vice versa. There is no drama. Only appropriate representations of a marriage relationship. Aside from casual jokes, you'll never hear the spouses make underhanded comments about their significant other. Some shows have story lines that include some minor conflict between spouses (because that's just what spouses do!), but are peaceably resolved and the family unit remains intact. They don't seek out inappropriate relationships with the opposite sex. The ladies are modest in the way they dress and the manner in which they speak and behave. I've only ever witnessed loving support, respect, and deep seated commitment displayed between all the couples featured on the show. It's a great testament to marriage.
4· The parents are invested in their kids. You don't have to watch this show long to see that the parents (and grandparents!) are involved in their children's lives. Healthy relationships are portrayed including parents setting appropriate boundaries, discipline and protection, as well as love and encouragement of their kids (and kid's endeavors). As a result, their kids are respectful, well-adjusted, and hard working. It doesn't take long to recognize that the Robertsons make family their priority.
5· They work hard. Sure, many of the episodes feature the Robertson boys goofing off, but lets face it, you can't take an idea and turn it into a million dollar company without a lot of elbow grease. With a little Google creepin, you'll find that the wives are also very involved in the company. Even Miss Kay is often found working hard in the home providing meals for the family. It shows that success comes after effort, which is hard to find in a world of handouts and instant gratification.
6· Despite having a multimillion dollar company, they are still simple people. Ok, ok... I have seen shots of the Robertson homes during a few of the shows and yes, they are nice. But hear me out for a minute. I mean, for having beaucoup bucks, they are not showy or extravagant (especially when compared with their reality TV counterparts... have you seen the Kardashians or "Real Housewives"? No contest.) I mean, seriously, the guys live in beards and camo. They'd often rather hunt and kill their dinner than go to the grocery store. They just aren't all that fancy, and that's refreshing.
There's a marathon of DD on tonight, so go & watch it (it'll make you happy happy happy). That's an order Jack!