No surprise. Jill is engaged.

People announcement.

E article.

102 comments:

Coleen said...

Just read it! Here is another link- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2600677/Were-getting-married-Jill-Duggar-announces-engagement-Derick-Dillard-just-five-months-celebrates-holding-hands-time.html

Judy said...

I'm happy that at least they are a little older, have careers, and appear mature.

Just me said...

They are clearly very much in love. I'll save my snark for her parents. Nothing but good wishes for them.

Judy said...

I'm betting they've been engaged for a while now, and that we will see a wedding as the season finale or the beginnign of next season, taking place over the summer, and a pregnancy annoucement by the end of the year.

Tammy C said...

I guess soon there will be a Duggar special to catch everyone up with this relationship.Last night she was just going to meet him.

flowerchild said...

I bet they'll be married this summer. I hope they move away from AR and have their own life. Best wishes for them.

Barry Obama said...

She's a midwie and he's an accountant. Under normal circumstances, they could live a nice, 2 career life. But these are the Duggars, and what are the odds they postpone constant pregnancies to allow her a professional life?

tulip said...

No surprise indeed, and this was only a few months from when they started courting in Nov., unlike Jessa & Ben who have been courting for longer & I just don't see that one working out. Ben just seems too young, regardless if JB & Josh both married young, something about Ben & Jessa don't click to me, not to mention Jessa doesn't seem to show much emotion. I know some personality types naturally don't show much, but the way they interact look like they're related like cousins or something, instead of a young couple in love & poss. on the road to marriage.

Willow said...

Jill and Derick just glow! Happy for them. Hope they get to have the life they want. Best wishes!

Allison said...

I think it's telling that they got engaged before Jessa and Ben, IMO.

got2bdrc said...

Jill and Derick have agreed to hold hands before the wedding--the scandal. I wonder what Jim Bob and Michelle think of that. The couple looks so happy; I just hope that Jill will be able to continue with her professional training and even embark on a career before the babies start coming. She'll need some kind of marketable skill if anything should happen to her hubby.

Allison said...

Judy, no they said they got married this weekend and immediately announced it to People. I have no idea why but I bet Jim Bob has something to do with that. She kept the courtship under wraps long enough but I guess they don't see a point in hiding the engagement? Probably for ratings... Now we can see how it all started...

~*Amanda~* said...

*sigh* I just hope that she gets a little bit longer than nine months to live as simply a wife. Can you imagine the shock it will be going from living in her parents' home to just being with Derick? To only being responsible for herself and to help ONE other person??? It will be like a vacation...until the first of many babies to come is born.

She does seem naturally more caring and empathetic than Jessa does though....

I still can't get behind this family, especially doing a great deal of reading on Fundamentalist Baptists, Quiverfull movement, the paternal movement within these sects. Ugh.

Ty's Mom said...

Josh just tweeted that Jill is now on twitter under the name jillmdillard

Wampascat said...

Okay, my head is spinning just a little. Say what ,now? ...
She's MARRIED???

Allison said...

Josh and Anna held hands before their wedding and after they got engaged. Hardly scandalous. And I have a feeling Jill will be spending plenty of time at her parents house! Oh and obviously I meant they got engaged this weekend. Typo!

tulip said...

"Josh just tweeted that Jill is now on twitter..."

I guess when a Duggar (or IBLP family) is "officially" engaged that means they are on the road to being more independent? (many years too late) JB & Michelle have said many times in the past that none of their children "living at home" are on any social media (i.e. Josh the only one who did have it at the time) Or like when J & A got engaged, Josh bought Anna her own iphone so they could talk privately? Seems like there's a shift in control, like they're under the father (JB) & when engaged they change over to being under the "authority" of the fiancé? (practice for being under the authority of their future husband)

Sharla said...

Jill isn't married. They were engaged at the end of March. I think the OP just mistyped.

Judy said...

This wedding is going to screw up the season. They get eight weeks, generally. which brings us up to about the beginning of June. If she marries over the summer, they may have to do a special, like they do the week after Anna has a baby. I can't see that they would be able to hold a wedding show without any leaking of the episode if they wait to the fall to air it. By then she'll be knocked up anyway.

Wampascat said...

Hopefully, Jill's twitter feed is a little more varied than her brother Josh's. One can only take so many food pics, political yammering and bible verses.

Andrea said...

Maybe, just maybe Jill won't be pregnant right away. I mean she could alway claim she's trying but given her training she likely has more general knowledge about reproduction. She could intentially delay having sex during certain days of the month but be full steam ahead other times and keep pregnancy at bay for maybe 6 months. Just a thought . . .

mom in texas said...

Jill and Derek being engaged before Jessa and Ben is sort of telling but also may be because Ben is still so young. I also think he is in college. I know that long courtships are not typical in the Duggars culture though. Hopefully this isn't indicative to the perceived lack of spark between Jessa and Ben. And though short courtships are the norm, Jill and Derek seem very enthralled with one another so a quick courtship/engagement/marriage is not surprising.

Zoey said...

Is it weird jill follows Obama on twitter?

Wampascat said...

Jim Bob is probably angling for the wedding special. I believe specials pay more.

Wampascat said...

Jill really doesn't have a "career". She once stated she wanted to be a nurse, but of course, that would have involved college and clinicals where she might have been forced to look upon an unclothed male and be defrauded. Her only other choice was the Gothard approved midwifery route. Still, after all these years, she's still not a certified midwife and must take Jana with her as an accountability partner when she assists a midwife at a birth. At age 22, and an early graduate of "homeschool", by all rights, she should indeed have a career as a nurse. As it stands now, she was basically killing time until the prince charming Jim Bob had in mind came along.

Sharon Digiovanni said...

Derek helps the poor, of course they would follow the President. I think they will make there oen way in life togather, good for them. They seem like genuine people.

Nancy said...

The proposal story. A far cry from Gator Landing (and probably not even filmed...Jill only knew something was up when the chaperones - Jana and Joy - began to drop away).

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/19-kids-counting-star-jill-duggar-derick-dillard/story?id=23260008

KitKath said...

SO happy for Jill. Jessa is such a little brat, and so mean to Ben...it's nice to see someone kind and caring (Jill) interact with someone she truly wants to be with forever. Good for them!

KitKath said...

Absolutely agree. How revolutionary it would be for Jill to work outside the home, at least for a while. I truly hope she does so.

sandi said...

Josh follows the Pres. as well.I think it's just to it to keep up with what's going on so he knows what to disagree with at the moment,for Josh anyway.I don't think too much of it,as far as him being a fan of the Pres.,there's no doubt he isn't.
I've no idea of Derick's intentions,but since Jim Bob approved of him,I can't imagine it would be much different.JMO.

Anonymous said...

I still think Jessa and Ben were a decoy so Jill could have privacy in her courtship.

Jill, I wish her happiness, but is immature in many ways for a young woman her age. I'm sure Derrick is capable, as he as experience in the real world, which I hope helps Jill in her transition into it. Derrick may not be telling JB everything about his lifestyle desires, and I hope that's true for Jill and his sake. With the total lack of experience on Jill's part, she, indeed, is infatuated with him, like a teen crush, but I hope it will grow into a mature married relationship soon after marriage.
I can't see her continuing in midwifery without Derrick suggesting it to her as they are programmed to birth those babies asap.

Which leads me to Jana...what about her now? Does this mean that she can forget that doula stuff now, which she seemed not to be interested in, now that she doesn't have to guard Jill anymore? Her first interest has been music and harp playing. Hopefully, she can be liberated in many ways..I wish her a REALLY great mainstream guy who can give her a rest and a live in housekeeper... she has earned it and it's high time that Queen Michelle started getting off her butt and do something around there.

Just me said...

I'm not surprised they got engaged so quickly. At 25 and 22 they probably don't want to delay any further the chance to "righteously fulfill" their desires. And I really hope Jessa has a long courtship. He is a young 18. Probably because he was also sheltered.

zoey said...

I just thought they were die hard republicans and so seems strange Jill would follow Obama on twitter. are the Duggar kids allowed to choose their own political party?

Rudy Tecat said...

Just got an email telling that a summer wedding is planned, and that Jill is busy working on invitations. Everybody, keep this summer open, and watch your mail boxes! And, keep an eye on the Wedding Registry at thrift shops in NW Arkansas.

hello said...

Of course Jimboob will make sure the wedding is filmed by TLC. That will put more money in his pocket. They will get married and the baby watch will begin. Jill has already given an interview saying they wilk take as many babies as God will will give them and have talked about adoption. She went on to talk about how fertile her parents are so they will see how theirs is. I guess that will be the end of her "career". I am curious why these people feel the need to get engaged and married so quickly. They started courting in November, got engaged and are planning a wedding for the summer. All of that in less than a year. I dont understand how you can really get to know someone in that short period when you are never alone together. Jimboob and Michelle are in on every text, skyping session and every date they go on. It must be quite a shock when they get married and are alone together. I also wonder why they made a big deal about Jessa and Ben courting and nothing was said about Jill and Derick.

Anonymous said...

I don't think for one minute that Jill and Derrick will travel to foreign countries, minister, etc. the reason being that he has a REAL JOB with WalMart. As far as I remember, an employer employs you for 50 weeks a year with 2 weeks paid vac and some sick days. How can one travel the world when you have to go to work?

Anonymous said...

I just saw last weeks "double dating" episode. I think we need to cut Ben a little slack here. He's a kid! He's out there on the mini golf course trying to impress Jim Bob who is firing question after question at him, then laughing at him till I thought he'd wet his pants. If Jessa is old enough to court and get engaged, she's old enough to tell her dad to knock it off re:teasing Ben. I really believe Anna's dad was thrilled at first, at the thought of his daughter being in this wonderful,extremely modest, Christian Family and on TV to boot. I'm not so sure he thinks this anymore, after the poor girl was made to endure natural childbirth on TV. He sure seemed very happy when they decided to move away from the Duggars.

Katie's Mom said...

Don't want to sound mean, but maybe Jill will only have 15 or 16 babies and it will still be a break for her. She might not have done childcare for 19 kids but she did housework, cooking, and anything else a mother would do.
What in the world is Michelle going to do without these girls??

Rudy Tecat said...

"I think I'm starting to fall in love with someone I've never met...can we go to Nepal?" Huh? Easily one of the strangest moments in all of "reality" TV history. If I had said that to my parents, they would have had heart attacks! But, of course, in the "non-scripted" world of the Duggars, it all seemed normal. Good thing there were at least a couple of cameramen who happened to be right there to capture this fleeting but important moment.

Allison said...

I read somewhere (possibly here) that the reason Jessa and Ben's courtship was announced so much earlier was because it was leaked to a tabloid, whereas they were able to keep Jill and Derick's courtship under wraps until the season started.

I don't think they are getting married that quickly... certainly faster than is typical, but conservative Christians get married pretty quickly (my husband went to a conservative Christian college and this is not unusul among his friends). Jim Bob and Michelle were also not on every single date or phone call... they have said there is some privacy, but there is always chaperones.

Also, I know a lot of people wonder why they don't "trust" their kids. Honestly, that's kind of the whole point. When it comes to emotions and romance, they don't trust their kids. They believe (and it may even be true) that hormones and attraction would overpower any "common sense" and that's why there is accountability. Now, whether or not you agree with that, that's up to you. But I think most of us, if someone told us we had to be pure and chaste with the person we were sexually attracted to but were suddenly left alone with, how easy do you think it would eventually be to break or compromise those convictions? Obviously most of us don't have those convictions and don't care about remaining pure and chaste. But if that's a value that important to you, then having accountability would probably make it easier and be a benefit. I'm not saying everything they do is perfect, but to address all those comments saying why don't they trust their kids? That's not really the point. It's about having as many safeguards as possible.

Anonymous said...

There is something very strange about these sudden courtships and engagements. I don't consider Jill's a courtship if they weren't even in the same country. Just skyping. Man nothing like having your mom & dad in on every word you say to each other.

Anonymous said...

I don't think that Jessa and Ben are in any danger of stirring up feelings that can't righteously be fulfilled.

Anonymous said...

"What in the world is Michelle going to without these girls?" Well, for starters, get up off your ass and start doing the job you should have been doing from the get to. Which, by the way, her "behind" is getting a little wide.

Anonymous said...

Re: the safeguards of chaperones in place and trust: If you grew up as repressed and guarded as these kids have and have absolutely NO experience interacting with the opposite sex while growing up, of course,, you are setting yourself up for a hormone explosion that would normally not have happened if they were allowed to develop social skills in the first place. This whole situations is the fault of their parents. Such childish idiots. It's documented on their TV show. Their antics are NOT that of proper chaperones for a young couple.

Anonymous said...

I'll tell you who in the Duggar household is the happiest about this engagement and hopes another is soon to follow: Grandma Duggar, you know the Laundress?
She can see her workload shrinking! (Unless Queen Michelle finds a way to "reinvent" her poor mom-in-law).

hello said...

Then what was the point of "training" their kids that being alone with someone of the opposite sex could lead to things and then not being allowed to be alone? I still believe there are serious trust issues. Young adults should be old enough to be held accountable for their own actions. We know the boys cant be trusted to look at a woman dressed without modesty. Do they think they will go into a hormone induced rage? The girls should not have been in charge of accountability for that. As much as Jimboob and Michelle would not like to admit it, all of there kids have hormones and they should not be made to feel guilty about it.

hello said...

I just read the People magazine article about Jill and Derrick's engagement and Jessa and Ben's courtship. Since when is Ben an insurance agent? They said on the show he worked at a glass place replacing windshields. One of the brothers even asked him if he replaces enough windshields to be able to support a family.

Beth Anne said...

The issue for me is that, in Duggarland, holding hands or giving a quick kiss on the cheek or lips prior to being married is considered NOT being pure and chaste. To me, holding hands is quite pure (unless you're Josh and Anna with the hand molestations) and JimBob and Michelle have come up with these ridiculous standards for their daughters to "prove" their chastity. Of course, they themselves didn't adhere to or live up to those standards, but, for crying out loud, they were virgins on their wedding night, and isn't that really what being chaste means?

Anonymous said...

When Jill gets married Grandma Duggar will inherit her buddy group. Lol

Allison said...

I'm not saying that what they believe is true or even that I agree with it, but from what I gather, yes, the parents don't trust the kids to remain pure and chaste (in whatever definition that is) without the "support" of accountability. And some people do want accountability but to me it seems that there is no choice, and it seems a little over the top. Such as not holding hands for prayer and stuff like that. I could see not being left alone for a one-on-one date, but not being able to hold hands in public just seems stupid. I don't see how that's any different from hand holding while engaged. Some of their rules are like "well, okay, fine, in your little world that might make sense" but then others are like "not only does that not make normal sense, that doesn't even make Duggar-sense!"

Anonymous said...

I always thought that Jill would be the first one to court/get married, that's why I was surprised when Jessa was the first one to court. I'm glad that Jill is getting married before Jessa because she is older and Derrick has a legit job. Jessa and Ben have a long way to go….Ben is only a freshman…I don't think he'd even finish school if they got married now. I truly hope Jill finishes school and doesn't just stay at home and have babies. I hope her and Derrick travel together and do mission work because that's what she truly loves to do.

Ashley said...

All the home birth midwives I know have big families. It's work that's compatible with having a family, as long as you have people/family around to help watch the kids when you get the inevitable calls to births at inconvenient times. I hope she keeps up with it since she seems to want to. She's talked about doing missions work and using midwifery skills there.

Judy said...

I don't think education level or successful business level are issues for the Duggars when it comes to marriage They enter courtships specifically for the purpose of marriage, the courtships are deliberately short, and the weddings quick. If Ben isn't making enough to support a family, Pa Duggar will step in.

Anonymous said...

I just had my first opportunity to watch the episode where the news of Jill's possible courtship is mentioned. She has her skype talk &then requests that she & dad go to Napal, to meet Derick. Jim Bob acted as if he didn't know very much at all about this guy, who is his; "prayer partner." But he agreed they should go. When the girls were looking over the book they wrote, they were all saying it was great working together on the book, as they all seem to be going in different directions now. I thought it was telling when Jessa said "oh definitely, before we are all married off." Perhaps just a poor choice of words. Also when Jill was in Michelle& Jim Bob's room, I couldn't help but notice the big lock at the top of the door. Wonder how that works with Michelle's "open door policy" for the little one during the night that she wrote about in one of her "Parentables."

Anonymous said...

To continue my post. The reason I didn't get a chance to watch the episode about Jill until today is; I had cooking, cleaning, laundry,grocery shopping and children to care for. I don't know exactly what one has to do to become "Mother of the Year." Although in all seriousness, I must admit I still have it a lot easier than many. I do have a "wonderful husband" and I don't work out side the home. God Bless all those that do!

Michigander1969 said...

<<<<<< I didn't get a chance to watch the episode about Jill until today is; I had cooking, cleaning, laundry,grocery shopping and children to care for. I don't know exactly what one has to do to become "Mother of the Year." Although in all seriousness, I must admit I still have it a lot easier than many. I do have a "wonderful husband" and I don't work out side the home. God Bless all those that do!>>>>>>

I totally agree with you. I have similar situation here. I only have 6 children (said in jest LOL), though. Two have moved out and are capable 21 and 23 year olds so I really only have four kids at home now.

I always had the thinking these were my children so I did the work. If we had a get together or something going on I expected everyone to pitch in. Because I handled everything for 99% of the time, they don't mind pitching in.

My thought was for the kids to do work around here just enough to know how to do it but not enough they were doing an adults share. I hope that makes sense?

Anyway, when my oldest moved out she was complaining about how messy her bathroom gets and she gets tired of cleaning it. I told her I totally get that. She said, "What do you mean? I never saw you clean the bathroom?" SERIOUSLY, eight people sharing a house and she never realized walking into a clean bathroom everyday meant someone must be doing the work. At that moment I wondered if I had done my children a DISservice. LOL

Recently, someone made the statement to our 21 year old that they are probably an expert diaper changer with 4 younger siblings. To which my child replied, "NO! I don't change diapers!"

Anonymous said...

When Jill get's married I wonder which clothes she will take as the older girls share their clothes. Or if she will buy new ones.

morganw323 said...

Just saw a tweet from Jill with a link to their wedding website. Looks like June 21 is the big day.

Anonymous said...

Jill won't buy new clothes when she gets married, she'll "buy used and save the difference", Remember the motto?

Ashley said...

Not that I expected any different, but wow that's a short engagement! June 21 it is. http://www.theknot.com/wedding/Jill-and-Derick

I have to say, she looks really happy. I wish them the best.

Anonymous said...

Does JimBob give the chastity belt key away to the GIRLS, HUBBYS ON THERE WEDDIND NITE AND IS Michell going to give the girls a talk about the brids and bees like Jimbob give Josh On so everbody on T.V can watch just asking so much for modest

Anonymous said...

The stupid courtship nonsense is short followed by an even shorter engagement..to ensure the "couple" ( of children) aren't tempted to break out of that block of ice they keep their hearts and emotions in before they cut the cake. This group of fundies are so worried that their daughter might not be pristine on the wedding day... Hey, after that, it's ok if she's a sex door mat for her almighty husband.

I wonder if Jill is allowed to initiate any marital nukkie and does Derrick have to comply? JB and Michelle didn't address that one. I'd love to ask them that question.

Emilya842 said...

The episode on which we were introduced to Derrick, JB told viewers Derrick contacted him. Perhaps Derrick is a viewer with 'Free-Jill' motives. Maybe Derrick has a plan to pose as a ultra-conservative Christian, sweep Jill off of her feet, and carry her far, far away from Gothard-Land.

Anonymous said...

I have wondered myself about just what information the adult daughters and sons have about the birds and the bees. I understand age appropriate explanations are in order, but they have men and women living at home like little kids and I wonder if they know specifically what it takes to conceive..they have never address what information they pass along to their adults at home.

I beg the older ones believe that if a non blood relative kisses you, that could mean conception. I sincerely hope I'm wrong, because knowledge is power and ignorance is weakness. We all know JB and Michelle like to keep their kids ignorant and weak so they stay around out of fear and lack of knowledge of the world.

Anonymous said...

I, for one,find it refreshing to see young men and women getting to know each other first, and placing relationship issues in the proper order. It was nice to see the genuine love and excitement between these couples. There is NOTHING wrong with couples waiting to have a physical relationship until after they are married!

Coleen said...

Jill's wedding website -
http://www.theknot.com/wedding/Jill-and-Derick/view/5387319763559245/42210459

Anonymous said...

Yes, anonymous, it is nice to see a couple place priority in their relationship of getting to know one another. But we are talking "apples and oranges" here. It is certainly a good thing to wait to have sex until after marriage in many instances,, for many obvious reasons, but they are extreme in not ANY physical emotional exchange of affection. There is nothing wrong with hand holding, speaking privately, even on the phone, some kissing and touching of one's arm, skin. You simply have to know what that person feels like when "up close and personal". It's obviously such a big deal to them after marriage, sex as often as possible to conceive..

Do we not try on shoes before we buy them? We don't walk outside the store on the sidewalk with them, but are allowed to walk on the carpeted area in the store to see how the feel on our foot. One absolutely does NOT have to have sex before marriage, but can have an affectionate exchange before marriage and grow slowly in that area. These people "jump off the cliff" all in one day. So not wise.

Nancy said...

"I just read the People magazine article about Jill and Derrick's engagement and Jessa and Ben's courtship. Since when is Ben an insurance agent? They said on the show he worked at a glass place replacing windshields. One of the brothers even asked him if he replaces enough windshields to be able to support a family."

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I can't find the agent's link at the moment, but Ben is not an agent. He works at a small (1 agent) agency as a glorified secretary. I doubt he even works full-time, as he's been seen in the hallways of his community college this semester.

So no, between that and windshields, part-time, he can't support Jessa.

Derick has an actual job that he'll likely keep for the next year as he completes his online Masters in Divinity degree (through a reputable Southern Baptist Ministry college in Dallas - they offer an online program that has missionary emphasis for an extra 9 units). He should be done next May. After that, I imagine all bets are off for Jerick. I don't even think a small infant would stop them if they wanted to go overseas as soon as Derick got his degree and a deputation from his church (which has a definite evangelical mindset).

hello said...

According to Jimboob holding hands can lead to other things. Does he think that if they hold hands it will lead to sex? I dont see how as the couple always have to have chaperones and are never allowed to be alone. Jimboob thinks holding hands is wring but it's ok to kiss Michelle every five seconds and hump her on a mini golf course. Michelle has no problem chiming in and saying you cant do this yet.

Willow said...

Does anyone know what church Derick is affiliated with? Was he working in conjunction with his church when he was in Nepal? Kudos to him for getting his Masters.

Anonymous said...

Quite frankly, I am sick and tired and just nauseated having to endure those endless kisses from JimBob planted on Michelle. Like anything else, it too, can be overdone and it's lost it's luster a long time ago. They are not meaningless. I think Michelle is tired of them, too, from her body language and demeanor when he's "coming in" for one. TLC should tell him so.Cut it OUT!!

Nancy said...

Derick's church:

http://www.fbcrogers.org/index.html

Kelly V said...

I tried to check out Jill's wedding website, but most of the pages are password protected. Does anyone know who is in the wedding party?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else remember some years ago,Jim Bob was spouting off about all the grandchildren he and Michelle would have. He then proceeded to figure out if each one of his children had at the very least 20 kids, that would give him & Michelle grandchildren by the hundreds. He also said; he had enough land there for each of them to have a home there on the; "family homestead!"

Anonymous said...

I am glad to see that Jill and Derick got engaged before Jessa and Ben. They just seem more mature and better prepared for marriage. Ben is 18 and only in his first year of college…that concerns me because I do not think their courtship will obviously last for another 3 years until he graduates…and I hope they don't get married soon and then he drops out and they live off his windshield business. Jill and Derick have a lot of potential in my opinion to be a "normal" couple. He is an accountant and she is a midwife (almost?) and they both hope to move out of the country. Hopefully they don't get pregnant by the end of this year, buy a house near Jim Bob in Arkansas and Jill becomes a stay home mom considering all the training she has put into her career and she seems to LOVE it. I am also curious to see the wedding colours Jill picks out. I am assuming Jana, Jessa, Jinger and Joy will be her bridesmaids and the little girls will be flower girls. I am very curious who she will pick as her maid of honour.

Anonymous said...

Jill and Derrick will move into Grandma Duggar's vacant house, where Josh and Anna lived, rent free, you wait and see....then they'll take off to Nepal, Jessa and Ben will marry and live there too until their next step and the next Duggar sibling needs it.

sandi said...

I would presume maid of honor would need to be,per their beleifs,a sibling,as they push the whole 'best friends as family' thing on them.So my guess would be Jana,as she is Jill's helper for the midwife trips anyway,and Jinger and Jessa are said to be close.
I do wonder if a parent has ever been chosen as best man/maid of honor for fundies? I know it happens in the secular world.

Judy said...

Did Jessa and Ben get engaged? I tought I saw something like that somewhere. In any event, they would have to get engaged and married soon, wouldn't they, or break their courtship? You only court to get married. If you're not going to get married, there is no courting to be done.

hello said...

It wouldnt surprise me if Jessa and Ben get engaged, get married and announce a pregnancy by the end of the year. Maybe the reason for such short engagements is so they dont have time to really think about it and possibly change their minds. Or it could be that Jimboob and Michelle keep drilling it in their heads that they cant kiss and do other stuff until they are married.

Anonymous said...

Kelly V said...
I tried to check out Jill's wedding website, but most of the pages are password protected. Does anyone know who is in the wedding party?

I notice that the page with their Registries isn't password protected. So while the details are under wraps, we can all send them presents!

hello said...

Are they registered at the local thrift shops so their guest can buy used and save the difference?

Anonymous said...

You know, I don't begrudge the Duggars one bit being worth millions $; that's the way their life went. What I have a problem with them is that they still preach they buy used, JB mooches for discounts from people who need a good sale, and is a genuine cheap skate, his kids still wear used shoes.

This family is so large and UNneedy, that they take up all the good items in a thrift store/consignment shop that a truly needy family prays will be on the shelves when they get there. So selfish of them

BTW, why is Jill asking for all NEW stuff? Yes, we should all shop at the thrift store and send her used stuff. Don't think she would like that or use it?

Samantha said...

I have no problem with Jill and her fiance (who comes from a more typical Christian background and not a Gothard one, I've heard) registering for new things. If they expect tv viewers to buy them gifts and made their registry public for that reason, that is ridiculous. But for them to want some new things the way most engaged couples do is actually a sign of acting somewhat normal. And if they want to go overseas to work in ministry, maybe that's also a sign that they aren't planning to be strict Gothardites who make having babies a higher priority than ministry or anything else.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for Jill, they seem like an in love and mature couple. I have watched the show from the beginning but I must have missed something about Jana. Why isn't she courting ?

Anonymous said...

Sue won't be a Duggar once she marries.

Anonymous said...

Ben is only 18 and Derrick is 25. Big difference.

Anonymous said...

She is on FB too

Anonymous said...

what is going on with Jana we don't hear much about her at all anyone know?

sandi said...

Actually they could still be Duggars,should the girls chose to keep their last name and hyphenate it,as in Jill Duggar-Dillard,and Jessa Duggar-Seewald.It will be interesting to see if they chose that option.

Mary said...

how can they be in love. Any of the duggars have never been near boys other than there brothers. I hope they move far away sadly I doupt it . they will be pregnant within a few months and have a baby after 9 months. How sad. look at Josh 4 pregencies in 4 or 5 years > Poor Anna is well on the way for a dozen babies

Mary said...

she be having a baby 9 months from the date.. Can you imange if one of the girls can't get pregnant.. will they be disowned what letter of alphant will the use. D and M are gone

Mary said...

Hi

did someone say Anna is pregnant again what the hell is wrong with them. she has had atleast 4 pregnacies in 4 years she has 3 kids under 4. Josh go get fix your wife looks like is is dead tired and worn out 4 is enough

Anonymous said...

I totally agree. Jb's immature behavour is an example of a man?

April Hohmann said...

Anyone know what the "Duggar rule" is about chaperones once a courting couple is engaged?
Also, I honestly believe that Jill & Derrick have broken more than the lame hugging rule in their 4 month courtship. It's just that a) the cameras didn't catch the instances &/or B) it was edited out!

Anonymous said...

Careers? Jill was only an apprentice according to the state of Arkansas licensing website. That expires in august of this year . Let's see if she bothers to renew it...now that daddy got her a man.

Anonymous said...

He bought the engagement ring between the time she retuned from Nepal (where she met him for the very first time and he asked if he could begin to court her) and when he came home and saw her again. All of their communication was monitored. She acts as silly as
my friends and I did at 12 and 13. I can assure you we may have thought we were in love but we were just immature little girls who had our first boyfriends. We were pretty sheltered at that age but at least we didn't have family members listening to every word. Plus we had close girlfriends who we giggled with....and soon moved on down the road when we realized he wasn't right for us afterall. Mom and Dad didn't find a boyfriend for us. Just the thought sounds like poor pathetic Pearl...which was a doll in the 1960's.

Anonymous said...

Sure. Because Jim bob got to decide and Jill is his favorite so he scurried around to find someone for her to marry. He told poor ol Derick he thought they'd be a good match. Next thing we knew jilly
Muffin and Jim bob were on a plane to Nepal so Derick could get a first look at her to see if he'd be willing to even court her....this after she had ready proclaimed on national tv that she thought she was in love with him after chatting via Skype. Sounds like a middle school crush to us.



Anonymous said...

Of course she is. She wants to keep us informed of every detail of her amazing life. She is her own PR person taking selfie after selfie with that goofy fake surprised look.

Anonymous said...

Well of course. She will have John-David do skywriting about her surreal life before long. Maybe another book just about her and derickdillard by their ghostwriter friend in Georgia....oops. I mean by Jill...

Anonymous said...

I think I'd rather be back in the duggar laundromat with the noise of the washers and dryers instead of hearing the noise from the violin lessons and the howlers running around.seeing kids walking on the counters with filtht feet is pretty unappetizing so she might not want to be the cook for the Duggar litter.

Anonymous said...

He worked for State Farm in hot springs Arkansas.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Jill will ever do any real
Missionary work. She went on the Christmas trip 2014 and said the food, the weather and the beach were all wonderful. We'd all love to see her leave her daddy and go live in a third world country for a couple of years. Only then would we believe her.