'Duck Dynasty' stars talk about their addictions and redemption through Christ
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Erik Tryggestad | Christian Chronicle

Put down your duck calls and grab a box of tissues.

In a 30-minute video for the I Am Second series, three generations of Robertsons, the stars of A&E's "Duck Dynasty," discuss the struggles they've overcome — only through their faith in Christ. The family attends the White's Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, La.

Watch the video.

There are no antics, no jokes and no Uncle Si — just heart-wrenching testimony, delivered directly to the camera.

• Family patriarch Phil Robertson (an elder of the White's Ferry Road church) and Miss Kay talk about the rocky start to their marriage — fueled by Phil's alcoholism and anger — and the Duck Commander's redemption through baptism.

• Jep Robertson talks about his failures to battle his own demons — including drug addiction — and his family's loving-but-stern intervention. Come back to Christ or leave. 

• Reed Robertson (son of Jase and Missy) talks about the cynicism and disconnect after the family's fame that led to thoughts of suicide — and how his faith and his family helped him cope.

See Bobby Ross Jr.'s 2012 feature, including interviews with the family about their Christian beliefs: Faith, family and ducks: Behind the scenes of 'Duck Dynasty' 
 


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