The Church Lady’s take on Thicker than Water realty show

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Thicker than Water Reality Show review: Thumbs Down!

Bravo joins the black church reality show band wagon as it follows former professional basketball player turned popular gospel singer/recording artist and minister Ben Tankard, his blended family and their journey in expanding the family fortune in its new reality show, Thicker than Water . From music-producing to NBA life coaching and motivational speaking, this business-oriented family strives to keep on top of their game, but SAYS their true passion lies in thier ministry.

Self-dubbed the “Black Brady Bunch,” this southern family integrates their strong religious conviction with their penchant for the finer things in life. Under the watchful eye of the patriarch and matriarch, the Tankard children, although grown-up, still live at home and must abide by Ben and Jewel’s rules. With the belief that “God wants us all to be millionaires,” the Tankards aim to be the best and brightest in everything they do. Along with their drive, comes a healthy dose of rivalry proving the adage, “You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family” especially true.

My Take on the show:
I thought the show lacked substance to say the least and it did not reflect well on a Pastor and First Lady. When I heard Jewel mention that if she had to take a vow to of poverty that she would not have gotten saved, I was too through, what First Lady would say such, Chile Pleeze!

Pastor Tankard went on James Fortune’s radio show saying his show is not another preachers show but that it is about how to raise children. Well from what I see, most of his children are grown. He says what’s different about his show is that he is trying to show his children business priniciples not so much about his career as a pastor, listen:

Ok, I get that you want to show your children business principles, but you are also leading sheep and as a pastor I would think you would be more worried about saving souls than touting your private planes and lavish family lifestyle in front of your flock and the world, especially since God has blessed you with so many resources that can help so many people.

I am interested to see just how much outreach the Tankards will do for their church as I attempt to stomach this show.

I give this show a hands down so far, what do you think?