06:53 AM EDT 07/06/2014
Originally posted 06/21/2014 09:20AM
It was a day full of joyful preparation for a much-anticipated wedding – but it was also filled with prayer for a beloved mother not in attendance.
Jill Duggar, 23, the second daughter in the supersized Duggar family of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting, and fiancé Derick Dillard, 25, were surrounded by over 100 family and friends on Friday, helping prepare for their Saturday wedding.
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."
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)
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.
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.
Originally posted 04/01/2013 08:00AM
The girls are about to be outnumbered in Josh and Anna Duggar's house!
The reality stars of TLC's 19 Kids & Counting, who recently announced their third baby is due in June, tell PEOPLE they are having a baby boy.
Along with the rest of the Duggar family, they decided to find out the baby's sex, and filmed the announcement for their show, which airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET).
"We didn't know the results," Josh, 25, tells PEOPLE. "But we gave them [from the doctor] to the sound guy, Jim, and he planned out this very unique reveal. It caught us off guard in a time and place we least expected."
Originally posted 03/12/2013 01:30PM
The Duggar clan is shrinking – by over 50 pounds.
Jim Bob Duggar, 47, and his oldest son Josh, 25, of TLC's 19 Kids & Counting airing on Tuesday nights at 9, are in a fierce weight-loss challenge with each other.
"I got back from Asia and looked at myself on camera and realized something had to change," says Josh.
Married to Anna, 24, and looking forward to the addition of the couple's third child this summer, Josh says he was at 238 lbs. and not feeling healthy. In October, he started to cut back and make healthier choices – and began to see the weight drop.
Originally posted 03/11/2013 09:15AM
The pitter-patter of little feet may sound more like a stampede at a Duggar get-together – and this summer the volume is due to increase.
The famously fertile family of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting have another baby on the way. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's oldest child, Josh, and his wife, Anna, tell PEOPLE they are expecting their third child.
They are already parents to daughter Mackynzie, 3, and son Michael, 21 months.
"It is very exciting," says Josh, 25. "It's fun for Michael and Mackynzie being so close in age and this baby will be, too. We feel very blessed and happy."
Originally posted 02/21/2013 12:50PM
Kids, we're not in Arkansas anymore.
One of America's most populous family, the Duggars, visit the world's most populous country, China, as part of a longer trip to Asia captured in a three-episode special coming to TLC in March.
Getting 25 Duggars and their 40 suitcases to the airport is a struggle all its own. But then they tour Japan and China, where the familiar logistical challenges are compounded by the cultural differences.
Originally posted 12/18/2011 11:30AM
Even grief is exceptional in the Duggar family, as there are so many children to console. Michelle Duggar, who miscarried her 20th child this week, says she is comforting the little ones – and being comforted herself by her older kids and her husband.
Michelle says Jackson, 7, asked about his baby sister Jubilee Shalom, and she soothed him and explained the loss.
"I told him there is going to be a day when we are going to be together again," she says. "As the days go on, I know we will have time to talk through all this. I have been trying to hold my composure and do what I needed to do, and then be able to grieve."
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