Watch the Jeubs on CBS's WE-tv (via YouTube)

I had asked permission to post some content from “Born to Breed,” but CBS turned me down. I wondered why they turned me down because most other WE-tv shows were all over YouTube. It must have had something to do with the editing I wanted to do (like strip out the strippers in the intro–yeash). If you can stomach that, here is the Secret Lives of Women “Born to Breed” show.

UPDATE 12/18/09: The person who posted the show apparently did not gain permission from CBS. I figured as much, but I also figured their legal department would sort that out. Strange, it seems like all the other “Secret Lives of Women” are all over YouTube, but their legal department is concerned about our show. It may be because it is so new and still being aired.

That said, there is this clip from the “Secret Lives” website:

About Chris & Wendy Jeub

The Jeub Family live in Monument, Colorado. They encourage couples to love God and love one another, building an atmosphere of love in their homes.

  • Amy

    What a neat show! Thanks for sharing! (I wasn’t able to watch it when it aired) :)


  • mollie

    What a blessing to finally get to see this! I am thrilled! I think they portrayed your family well. I am always thankful to get to know your family better. Your daughter was funny saying 24 boys! she must like boys! I agree the woman who lost her marriage…… my husband and I agreed that she seemed to just be trying to fit into a mold rather than her heart being lead. And now she says she puts her kids first before God, how sad. I think this show was more positive on large families then it could have been. It showed the fruit of being quiverfull. I want to see more!!!

  • Jenn

    Thank you for that! We do not have TV and would have missed it otherwise!

  • Vicki

    I watched the episode this afternoon. I thought you all did a great job! They tried so hard to make you look scary or weird but somehow you werent really portrayed that way. I really think you did wonderfully! Im truly blessed by your family. I was rereading portions of Love in the House and thought you need to write another book called Love in the House Applied. :) I would love to know more about implementing a more loving attitude in my home. Blessings to your family!

  • Emily

    That was amazing seeing the stories of different families and now knowing the some people are made to be quiverful and some people aren’t. I would like to have lost of children as i have always wanted to be in a good family. Blessings to your family!
    Emily :)

  • JenT

    I was pleasantly surprised by this show. Thanks for putting it up. I think it was sad about the one couple that divorced. My take was that she was following a movement and an idea and not Christ. You can see the difference in the families when Christ is at the heart of their lives and not an “idea” of what a “perfect Christian family” should be.

  • Tisha

    Thank you for sharing this! We don’t have cable, so I was unable to see it when it aired.
    I thought it was wonderful and quite complimentary! It is always fun to learn more about your inspiring family.

    Sidenote – I am cooking and using several recipes from your cookbook right now. Love is definitely in our kitchen today!

    Happy Thanksgiving to the Jeubs!

  • TERRI M.

    I thought Wendy held up her end very well. They could have been rougher on her. She was by far the happiest, most loving of the women portrayed. And her children did very well, too.

    I felt sorry for the other women. They were unhappy people.

  • CAthy

    Jeubs, you were wonderful as usual. I am deeply saddened to see what has happened to the Bennett (Garrison) family, however, going from lovers of Christ to lovers of themselves. Only the enemy can cause people to fall so far so fast. I hope their sad story serves as a warning to all who see it- the enemy is extremely crafty and will attack your most vulnerable spot. Guard your hearts! Do not allow Satan to take a foothold in your lives, no matter how small. Pray constantly and never forget: God’s grace is sufficient.

  • Gretchen

    Thanks for sharing that I missed it too. It was a pretty good program. I thought they did well with your story! I thought they presented the quiverful movement pretty straight forward and it is sad what happened to that family, but I think it makes us aware of hard things that happen in anyone’s life, not just a person from a big family. That’s why we need God’s grace. Angel was a perfect example of why we do need Jesus.

  • Caroline C

    Thank-you so much for sharing this! It was a joy, and a renewed encouragement to me, to see the Lord working in the lives of those who leave their family planning to HIM! We are only expecting our 6th just now, but there is so much that I can’t wait to experience as the children grow, and as I may receive more children from God’s hand! God is good ALL the time, and my desire is to glorify Him in all I do! God bless you all!

  • Melinda

    Great show. Your family was a joy. I guess it’s only normal for journalists to find someone who will voice a negative view on the quiverfull movement and end the show that way. It’s always interesting to see all the different ways each family CHOOSES to live. You did a great job!

  • Christine Frederickson

    I miss you!

  • Valerie

    I thought you guys were great! I watched the original episode when it aired while I nursed the baby, but I made the other kids (ages 5 and 6) leave the room after I saw that intro with the stripper! I knew that would make you guys cringe too! I was also afraid the commercials might be questionable for little ones, as we don’t watch t.v. and aren’t used to that kind of stuff. But I thought the content was great. You guys looked like such a happy, fun family.

  • Sarah M. in MI

    Thanks for posting this…we don’t have that channel.

    Lots of good stuff, and some stuff that shows a real misunderstanding of the core beliefs, but that’s not a big surprise. Even among QF families there is a variety of beliefs.

    I think they portrayed you and Rachel both very well.

    Thanks again!

  • Candace B.

    I have enjoyed getting to know your family through t.v shows and this blog. I strongly agree w/your apologetics and politics, as I have understood them. Having large families isn’t God’s will for everyone or everyone would have large families. He is the perfect Creator of All things. As Christians we are called to first submit to God in ALL things, to His glory. Your family is a great example of trusting in the Lord for all things. I am saddened when I hear about those who have fallen away from God. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  • Charli

    Hooray! Thank you for posting. I’m living in a cable-free house right now but really wanted to see this. :)

  • sandra

    I enjoyed the show and just wanted to say (I forgot to say this before)that Wendy looked great and I hadn’t expected her to be so thin after just having had a baby a few months ago! I have the diet book she wrote and definitely am going to implement the guidelines in it.thanks for sharing those ideas!

  • Heather

    I completely agree with most of the eariler posts. Your family was shown in a wonderful light and you could tell that God was the heartbeat of your family!! Thank you for sharing your story, I truely feel blessed to know your family and I pray for your family and other families like yours, thank you!

  • melissa

    Thank you for posting this! I really wanted to see it, but it wasn’t a channel we received. I thought the show was very good. I felt very sad for the Bennett family, but I also think, like many others, that it was a lack of Christ that tore this family apart. It seems to me that both spouses need to be an encouragement to each other and uphold each other in their roles to make the QF life work. Thanks for doing the show! It is such an encouragement to see QF families showing how “normal” they can be while telling the message of Christ.

  • kelly

    just started watching this. i have a question for you guys, how did you come up with choosing your kids’ names (example: havilah’s name)? i noticed all of them have an “uh” or “ah” sound at the end of each one.

  • Wendy

    How did/do we choose names for our children?
    That is a long story. I will try to make a long story short.
    We feel that each child is a gift from God and so we are careful in picking out their names.
    We do search the bible for names. Havilah is in the bible and close friends of ours had a little girl named Havilah and it is in the movie “Fiddler on the Roof”.
    We really did like the sound of it.
    It means ‘little bird’ and she really is! She was only 4 lbs 7 oz at birth.

    A name is a great thing to have and we do not take the responsibility lightly.

    Bless your heart!
    WJ < Psalm 67

  • Shari

    Judge not lest thee be judged.

    Some of these comments are so very judgmental. Not at all what Christ taught. Live your lives, and let others do the same. Ultimately, everything is between God and the individual, not between you and the individual and God.

    Melinda, if there were only families that sung the praises of Quiverfull, then it wouldn’t be a fair TV show, it would be an infomercial for the movement. There has to be balance, like it or not. I was actually surprised at how balanced the show was.

    Jeubs, I wish the best for you. I don’t agree with a lot of your beliefs, but I think that you have a lovely family that’s full of love.

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  • Liz

    I just wanted to thank and encourage you about your family’s appearance on the TV program. You guys have a beautiful family, and were examples of such order, grace, and love. How encouraging, lovely, and loaded in the Phil. 4:8 arena(whatsoever things are lovely….think on these things).

    The last of 3 moms featured was really heartbreaking. I do pray that God would work in that family’s lives. I know that God is able to work His will and His salvation in that family’s lives. I know I ought to pray for them, and I will!

    Keep up the great work with your lovely family! Oh, and I am thoroughly enjoying your cookbook, too.

  • Virginia

    I wanted to comment on how ppl think that the Quiverful movement is so NEW:P May Chirstians throught the ages have been open to having many children. I am Catholic and come from a long line of Catholic and Mennonite families with Many many Children. My gradfather was rasied on an apple farm my greatgrandfather’s wife had 11 children and died due to ilness. Hey went on to marry another woman and had 12 more children 21 in all. My mom is one of 7 and dad one of 6. I’m an only child so I had plans to have many children. I have given birth to 3 blessings and sadly lost 3 in pregancy. However my hubby and I feel if the Lrd wants us to have more he will provide. I homeschool my children but sometimes feel sad because I don’t have more children “yet” God has a plan and I’m confident in that. He has recently instilled the desire to go into midwifery a long lost art so perhaps God wishes for me to bring babies into the world in another way. Blessings to you all.
    wife to Mike
    mom to Chirstopher,Elizabeth,Sara and 3 angels in heaven

  • Kelly

    Do you happen to have the whole episode so you can load it on YouTube? It was there a couple of months ago (uploaded either by you or by somebody else I think), but got taken down. (The easiest and a safer way to upload a video so that it doesn’t get taken down or have your YouTube channel account suspended due to copyright is to disable the embedding of the videos. A lot of people do that because they don’t want someone embedding the vids on another site.)

    I liked that episode because people get to see how much has happened since your Kids By the Dozen episode.

    I think it’d be really cool if you made your own documentary about you and your family beginning with how you and Wendy started out with having no kids to where you are today.