Jewel Tankard

Jewel explains why she wanted Cyrene to come home early and how she sets her family up for success.

on Nov 7, 20130

Bravotv.com: What do you want people to know about your family as they start watching the show?

Jewel: I want them to know that there is no perfect family or person. But God loves us right where we are. We all have to learn to love each other right where we are -- give each other space to grow and understand that we need each other. Our strengths and weaknesses are what makes us who we are. Fight for your family again (whether it is biological or blended) -- it's worth it.

We don't take ourselves too seriously. It's hard to get embarrassed when you understand you are working it out just like everybody else. Enjoy one another and have fun. We are not afraid to laugh at each other or laugh at ourselves.

Bravotv.com: What did you think of Cyrene's would-be-suitor Josh?
Jewel: Josh is a handsome, nice, and respectful young man in front of me. I always ask lots of questions and I always ask some challenging questions! If the parents don't ask, who will? I think it's very important for parents to be parents. I want my children to be selective and use discernment. Just because somebody wants to take them out doesn't mean they should. I always encourage all my children to look at the core values of those with whom they are considering being in a relationship. (LOL!)

Bravotv.com: Can you tell us a little more about your morning routines/affirmations?
Jewel: Every morning I pray, read my Bible, and do my confessions. I declare what I want over myself, my family, my church family, nation and Israel every day! It sets the course for the rest of the day. I don't believe in waiting to see what happens. But I command my day to line up with the desires of my heart.

14 comments
d.williams.397
d.williams.397

affirmations are important they encourage and speak life into our lives they also keep us focused on the day at hand , what they do with their daughter is to be commended more fathers should have that kind of relationship with their daughter we have a ring ceremony at our service where the fathers give promise rings to their daughters it is a big theing herer. we encourage our babies to wait until marriage and the reward is greater and their husbands will be greatful that she is nt known in town and has a baby by three different men

d.williams.397
d.williams.397

i agree jewel make her come home early and save herself for me i am going to be like genesis 29th chapter and laborr for seven years for rachel or cyrene she is worth it in gold

that_b
that_b

This show is just disheartening. giving hope to girls and young women that one day your gold-digging materialistic ways can hide under the cover of being "over the top" and its ok. i dont believe for one second that if Mr. Ben Tankard wasnt the "man" he is that his wife would be with him. Riches can convince many to commit decades. This is a show of boasting materialism. period. throwing in a dash of "faith and belief" to justify a means. By all means live your life congrats on all the success but this is clearly a glass house. A poor poor message is being displayed through this show. 

 

lisa2
lisa2

Jewel you are obviously very blessed and wise.  It is evident that you love your life and family and you all are a pleasure to watch.  Keep Jesus first.

Bravofan4ever
Bravofan4ever

I am appalled and surprised at the comments so much that I have watched the two episodes multiple times to make sure I'm not missing something.  This is like BAD acting, this family seems very materialistic and fake.  Who brags to this extent about their worldly possessions?  The Tankard's are enough but they add Jewel's sister's and parents to the mix, triple threat of fake.  I am all for striving to be the best and achieving what God has for you but to the point of forcing it into the faces of your acquaintances is too much. 

Summerof71
Summerof71

This is the absolute worst show on bravo. What's the point????

Martinez8Betty
Martinez8Betty

Hi Jewel,I greet you with"GRACE AND PEACE" GFM* in the house.....lol...Jewel, I was so happy to see you and Cyrene! We met years ago at GFM!!!! you and my sister-in-law were great friends...You were Pregnant,with Cy,when we were members......So glad to see you have made it Sista!!!lol..Love the show..can't wait until sunday to watch..Love you & Ben's Relationship!!!!!! Grace&Peace!!!!! Cy,looks so much like you,(her Dad also) my, how time fly........

@alicebrennan
@alicebrennan

You guys are so real, genuine, and down to earth, I thoroughly enyoyed the show! Jewel, you and I sound so much when you say "Lord have mercy." I was hooked!

cindo
cindo

I found your comment about if you had to take a vow of poverty you would not be saved very offensive and sad.  I truly hope you did not mean that, because if you did, you need to go back and study your bible some more and rethink your beliefs.  Were you saying if you could not have riches you would not accept and praise God?  That's how it came accross.

kt123
kt123

Jewel - Can you please provide a copy of your morning prayer/confession?  The one that you were saying in the mirror with the mask on your face, I'm trying to increase the blessings in my life.

nikkidl
nikkidl

I enjoyed the show and I enjoyed you family.  I am a fan.  God Bless you sister.

keepit@80
keepit@80

I Like the show! The family is [HILARIOUS FUNNY] Continue on Much Sucess.

Martinez8Betty
Martinez8Betty

 @@alicebrennanAh Lawd!!!!!! I was lmbo!!!!!When,I saw Ben twirl you around my daughter& I said Yep!! that's Jewel!!!!! LOL.......