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Jessa Duggar on Her Courtship: 'Ben and I Want a Big Family'

Jessa Duggar on Her Courtship: 'Ben and I Want a Big Family'

Originally posted 04/12/2014 09:30AM

Now that her sister Jill is engaged and planning a wedding, Jessa Duggar, who is in a courtship with boyfriend Ben Seewald, is just enjoying her relationship.

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All the Details Behind Jill Duggar's Engagement

Inside Derick Dillard's Sweet Proposal to Jill Duggar

Originally posted 04/09/2014 04:00PM

Jill Duggar thought March 29 would be just a normal day.

She and boyfriend Derick Dillard were taking a casual Saturday stroll into the center of Bentonville, Ark., enjoying the sunshine and spring breeze after sharing enchiladas at lunch.

Jill, 22, didn't think twice when their two chaperones – her sisters Jana, 24, and Joy, 16, accompanying the couple due to her family's conservative religious philosophy – started lagging behind or when a stranger on a park bench asked if he could sing the young couple a love song.

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Jill Duggar Is Engaged!

Jill Duggar Engaged to Derick Dillard

Originally posted 04/09/2014 08:15AM

Make way for a Duggar-sized wedding.

The famously expansive Duggar clan, stars of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting, will be adding a new son-in-law to their crew in the next few months.

Jill Duggar, 22, who is studying to be a midwife, recently revealed her courtship with Derick Dillard, 25, an accountant in Rogers, Ark. Now, she tells PEOPLE exclusively, the two are engaged to be married.

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Another Duggar Daughter Is Being Courted!

Jill Duggar Being Courted by Derick Dillard

Originally posted 03/31/2014 11:45AM

There are even more people showing up at the home of the famously super-sized clan, the Duggars, these days.

Right on the heels of third daughter daughter Jessa, 20, entering a courtship with Ben Seewald, 18, of Hot Spring, Ark., second daughter, Jill, 22, is now in a courting relationship with Derick Dillard, 25, of Rogers, Ark.

"I was really impressed with his character and I was surprised how much we have the same vision and life goals," Jill, whose family stars in TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "He's a great guy."

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Michelle Duggar Reveals She Struggled with Bulimia | Michelle Duggar

Michelle Duggar Reveals She Struggled with Bulimia as a Teen

Originally posted 02/26/2014 03:05PM

Michelle Duggar battled bulimia as a teen, PEOPLE has learned.

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Eldest Duggar Girls Share Relationship Secrets in New Book

Duggar Sisters Jana, Jill, Jessa and Jinger Pen Relationship Book

Originally posted 02/20/2014 01:25PM

"It's not always easy to get along with 18 siblings," four of the Duggar siblings write in their new book, Growing Up Duggar)

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Jessa Duggar Is 'Courting' (Don't Say Dating) Ben Seewald

Jessa Duggar Enters Courtship with Ben Seewald

Originally posted 09/16/2013 05:00PM

Could a Duggar daughter be preparing to start a family of her own?

Jessa Duggar, 20, the third daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of Tontitown, Ark.,has entered into a courtship with Ben Seewald, 18, who lives in nearby Hot Springs, Ark., PEOPLE confirms.

The couple's relationship will be featured on the family's TLC show, 19 Kids & Counting, which returns Tuesday at 9 p.m.

"We are so excited for Ben and Jessa," Jim Bob, 48, tells PEOPLE. "They are enjoying getting to know each other and are recommending sermons to one another."

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PHOTOS: Meet the Newest Duggar, Marcus!

Josh and Anna Duggar Introduce Son Marcus

Originally posted 06/07/2013 07:00PM

Meet Marcus Anthony Duggar!

Josh and Anna Duggar introduce their newest addition, born Sunday morning.

"We are so thankful that mom and baby are well! We are blessed to have our family close as we celebrate this gift from God," the couple told PEOPLE Friday.

Josh – the eldest of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 children – and Anna are already parents to daughter Mackynzie, 3½, and son Michael, who turns 2 this month.

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Josh and Anna Duggar Welcome Third Child

Josh and Anna Duggar Welcome Third Child

Originally posted 06/07/2013 10:00AM

Baby makes five!

Josh and Anna Duggar welcomed their third child, son Marcus Anthony, on Sunday, the couple tell PEOPLE exclusively.

Arriving at 11:32 a.m. and weighing in at 9 lbs., 3 oz., Marcus joins big sister Mackynzie, 3½, and brother Michael, 2 this month. The reality stars say their children are "thrilled to welcome a little brother."

"We are so thankful that mom and baby are well! We are blessed to have our family close as we celebrate this gift from God," the couple tell PEOPLE.

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Why Michelle Duggar Won't Be Caught in a Bikini

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Michelle Duggar Explains Why She Covered Up While Snorkeling in Puerto Rico

Originally posted 04/30/2013 04:05PM

When it comes to swimming, the Duggars have it covered.

On a recent marriage retreat to Puerto Rico filmed for their reality show, TLC's 19 Kids & Counting, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar decided to go snorkeling. But not in typical bathing suits. (Watch a clip below.)

"In society, sometimes there's this idea that we cover up at certain times and then we go to the beach and wear our underclothes," Michelle tells PEOPLE. "Bathing suits are pretty and colorful but it's not our thinking that it is okay to be naked some places and not other places."

The solution is to find something "I feel comfortable in," Michelle says. "I am not feeling exposed in the ways I am uncomfortable with." For the trip, which airs Tuesday (9 p.m. ET) on TLC, that meant covering up in swimwear by WholesomeWear.com.

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