'Welcome to Plathville': Are the kids rejecting the values they were raised on? Micah opens up about marriage
Micah thought he loved his ex-girlfriend and even considered marrying her but is now glad that he's living the single life
'Welcome to Plathville' is only in its second season but has found a loyal fan base who look forward to the life and times of the family of eleven. Parents, Kim and Barry, have raised their nine children — Ethan, Hosanna, Micah, Moriah, Lydia, Isaac, Amber, Cassia and Mercy — differently with values and beliefs that the rest of the world may find contradictory.
While most have embraced the teachings and are happily living their lives on the 55-acre Plath farm, a few kids seem to be growing out of the dated ideas.
After Ethan, with wife Olivia, contested his parents' ideas of keeping themselves limited to the farm, Micah seems to be questioning their teachings. In this week's episode of 'Welcome to Plathville', we see the Plath people raising a toast as they light sparklers to celebrate the Fourth of July. While at it, each share things they are grateful for and looking forward to.
Micah was quick to say that he was happy to be living a single life. He has dated and broken up with his girlfriend and now understands things a lot better than he did before he was in a relationship. He thought he loved her and she loved her back and even considered marrying her because that was what he was taught growing up that one marries the first person they date.
Micah is glad that he is not tied down because he'd hate to regret his decision later. “My parents always just said, ‘God will show you the one you’re supposed to marry,’” Micah said. “And I don’t doubt that, but I don’t believe it’s gonna come without dating," he added. Interestingly, this isn't the first time that he has rebelled against his parents. He has moved out on his own and rejected his parents' thoughts on clothing appropriately by taking up modeling.
The question now is: Will all the Plath kids turn against the limited lives Kim and Barry insist on living? Time will tell. Catch all the new episodes of 'Welcome to Plathville' on TLC every Tuesday at 10/9 c. For more information, check your local listings.