02:36 PM EDT 10/29/2014
Originally posted 08/23/2014 10:50AM
It was a week punctuated by new love and new life for PEOPLE readers, especially in Arkansas, where the Duggar clan is expanding – and fast.
Originally posted 08/22/2014 08:00PM
During a recent visit to her parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's home, Jill Dillard found there was no shortage of many of the things she'd grown up around: kids, meals, schoolwork, toys – and the ever-ready stash of her mother's home-pregnancy tests.
A few weeks into her marriage to husband Derick, Jill, 23, had already taken a few of her own (just in case!), and each had come back negative, but at her sisters' urging she gave one of Mom's a try.
Originally posted 08/22/2014 01:30PM
Jessa Duggar was pretty sure about her boyfriend Ben Seewald's marriage intentions – but he sure went a long way to prove them.
Originally posted 08/21/2014 11:55AM
Good news travels fast.
Though they'd only been married for a couple of months, Jill Dillard, 23, and husband Derick, 25, knew they couldn't keep their pregnancy news from their families for long.
The stars of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids and Counting, whose new season starts Sept. 2 at 9 p.m., got busy spreading the word almost as soon as they saw the positive pregnancy test – one they swiped from Jill's mom, Michelle Duggar's, stash.
Originally posted 08/20/2014 08:00AM
After a whirlwind courtship, engagement and wedding, Jill Duggar (now Jill Dillard) has even more new happy news to deliver.
Originally posted 08/16/2014 07:55PM
Jessa Duggar followed her family's advice on how to find the perfect mate and, for her, it worked! She got engaged to Ben Seewald on Thursday.
But as fans of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting – whose new season launches Sept. 2 at 9 p.m. – know, the family's views of love and relationships go far beyond their courtship rules of no hand-holding until engagement, and no kissing until marriage.
The Duggar Rules of Relationships also cover how to "court," not "date," what to ask a prospective suitor before you start courting and how to keep an existing marriage healthy.
Originally posted 08/16/2014 09:45AM
Millions of fans have watched Jessa Duggar, of the supersized Duggar family, grow up on camera. But her new fiancé, Ben Seewald, just joined the show when the two began courting.
Originally posted 08/15/2014 09:00AM
There's some new hand-holding going on in Springdale, Arkansas.
Originally posted 07/02/2014 08:00PM
The honeymoon's still not over.
Originally posted 06/26/2014 01:25PM
That is one epic smooch.
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard were open about their decision to wait until their wedding day to kiss for the first time – and the newlyweds sure made it count.
In a swoon-worthy moment captured in this photo, Derick dramatically dips his new bride, the second daughter of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting, as they share a passionate kiss – one of their first ever.
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