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Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard Support the Troops By Taking Selfies

For many people, one of the most infuriating things about the Duggar clan is their inability to practice what they preach.

They claim devotion to the teachings of Jesus, and yet they dedicate their days to amassing wealth.

The Duggar Family: A Photo

They insist on privacy when it's convenient, yet they've made careers out of sharing the details of their private lives on social media.

And, as many have pointed out in recent years, they talk a big game about their support for the US military, despite the fact that none of the Duggar men (and there are many) have ever served a day in the military.

Obviously, you can support the troops without having served in the armed forces, but some folks are accusing the Duggars of supporting the military only in a performative, insincere fashion.

Jill and Derick Love the Troops

Over the weekend, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard attended a fundraiser for veterans.

Jill posted the above pic, along with the very lengthy caption below:

"To all American military veterans and their families, THANK YOU, we love you and are supporting and praying for you!!! We were able to attend a veteran’s gala hosted by @getitatsamsnwa (thanks @davidlaningham & @sierrajodominguez for your help and @cldilla for watching the boys!)

Jill and Derick Selfie

"It was such a powerful night! Our returning military often fight their greatest battles after they return from the field and it's our job as civilians to do whatever we can to raise awareness and reach out in support.

"There are so many organizations that help us do just that, one amazing one is the REBOOT Alliance!

"What are your favorite ways to support our troops and their families?

We probably don't need to tell you that several folks answered that question with something along the lines of "by actually serving in the freaking military!"

Jill Loves Derick

The issue of why the family has no involvement with the US military despite their constant talk of supporting the troops is a common subject of inquiry on Duggar-themed message boards.

Responding to the question of whether a Duggar would ever enlist, one fan on the Free Jinger site responded:

"No, never. They'd have to interact with 'commoners' plus take orders from someone other than Daddy."

Others pointed out that serving would put the Duggars in contact with folks who engage in such sinful activities as swearing, smoking, and drinking.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard in Class

None of this is to say that Jill and Derick were wrong to pose for selfies at a swanky event designed to raise money for veterans.

It's just odd that there are so many Duggars and none of them seem to have any interest in serving.

Maybe they should get over their fear of f-bombs and Marlboros so that they can serve their country.

Derick Dillard Comes Clean: We’re Breaking All of Jim Bob’s Rules!

We've known for some time now that Derick Dillard is not Jim Bob Duggar's favorite son-in-law.

In fact, it's been said that Jim Bob flat-out doesn't like Derick -- and frankly, it's not hard to see why.

Derick Dillard in Class

After all, other than Josh, no one in the Duggar clan has done more to compromise the family business than Derick.

The clearest evidence of Derick's ineptitude is the fact that he got fired from Counting On and convinced his wife, Jill Duggar, to quit the show as a gesture of solidarity.

But leaving his family without a source of income was just the first in a long line of eff-ups for Derick.

Derick Dillard with Jill Duggar Pic

From there, Derick's bigoted social media tirades continued unabated, as he attacked other TLC stars such as Jazz Jennings ad Nate Berkus in the sort or ignorant tirades for which he's become famous.

Jim Bob and company probably didn't object to the belief system behind Derick's unhinged rants, but the Duggars likely took issue with the public nature of his hate speech.

After all, not unlike the evangelical church that seems to have served as his business model, JB built an empire that's based on strict adherence to a set of mostly arbitrary rules.

Jill and Derick Dillard with Family

These days, Jim Bob's offspring -- particularly his daughters -- are flouting his guidelines left and right, and the patriarch reportedly blames the men they married.

Jinger Duggar began wearing pants in defiance of the family dress code after she was granted permission by her husband, Jeremy Vuolo.

And now, Jill Duggar is allowing her kids to enjoy secular entertainment -- a massive no-no in the Duggars' world.

Derick Dillard, Attorney at Law?

And not surprisingly, it seems the Duggars believe Derick is squarely to blame.

And it seems D-Dill may have just confirmed their suspicions on social media.

Earlier this week, a fan asked Derick, "Why don’t you guys get a TV?�

“How do you know we don’t have one?� Derick replied.

Derick Dillard and his boys on Christmas

If you're a longtime Counting On fan, then you're probably already aware that the Duggars grew up in a house without television.

In recent months, Jill and Derick have taken flak for allowing their children access to such popular children's characters as Peppa the Pig.

That may seem like just about the most innocent thing imaginable, but the Duggars are of the belief that all children's entertainment that all children's entertainment should have to do with fire and brimstone.

That way, kids like Henry and Spurgeon will understand why their dad is going to hell.

Jill Duggar: I Love Derick Dillard More Than I Love Our Kids!

So Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard ...

Things have been pretty weird for them lately, huh?

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Kiss Photo

Well, they've been weird for years, but that's just how things go in Duggar relationships.

Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that things have been different.

It all started several months ago when rumors began swirling that Derick was cheating on Jill.

The rumors started with anonymous claims about his unfaithfulness, then when Duggar fans and haters began to notice, that's when things really started heating up.

And Jill and Derick haven't done too much to fight those rumors -- quite the opposite, actually.

Derick, Jill Duggar Dillard

A couple of months ago, Jill shared a photo of her bible, and everyone quickly noticed that she had an entire passage about adultery highlighted.

In the caption of that photo, she wrote that she was praying for Derick, which ... not a great sign.

Last month, she shared another photo of more reading material -- this time, she had a book about boundaries and creating them with toxic people in your life.

Interesting, right?

But now, in a brand new post, she's changing her tune a bit.

And it sure is nauseating.

Jill Loves Derick

Along with the photo, she wrote a sickeningly sweet caption that she kicked off with a "man of my dreams" hashtag.

(Sad dreams, Jill, but OK.)

She then thanked him "for being my man and my best friend!"

"Love you!" she continued. "When I count my blessings, you're at the top of my list!"

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard in Class

"So grateful to God for you!"

She wrapped things up with some kiss emojis and a "so in love" hashtag.

For one, it's kind of strange that she straight up said that Derick is her number one blessing, huh?

Like, "sorry, Israel and Samuel, Mommy loves Daddy more than you."

Jill Duggar and Her Pale Children

For two, pretty much no one was here for this silliness.

"In what universe does a girl/young woman 'dream' of marrying a lazy, bigoted, chronically unemployed grifter who drifts from job to job and resorts to GoFundMe scams to support her and her kids?" one of her followers asked.

Another person said that instead of being the man of her dreams, Derick is more likely "a man of your nightmares!"

"I am not really sure what you see in that man," yet another doubtful fan wrote.

Derick Dillard With Jill Duggar on Instagram

"He is soo full of himself!! The god I believe in would not hate or chastize a person for being gay or transgender."

Other people pointed out that everything Jill said is really the kind of thing that would be much more meaningful if she actually said it to Derick instead of posting about it on social media.

Still others insisted that she's just trying to talk him up because everyone hates him.

One of those people said that "Jill has to make him 'look good,' it's a way of being in denial to herself that she is with the wrong person."

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard at IHOP

"But she has no choice bc of her family and their values of marrying strangers and arranged at that."

But whatever her motivations were for posting this, or however mistaken she may be, Derick is still into it.

"Aw, I'm blessed beyond measure by you babe, and I'll love you forever," he responded to Jill on Twitter.

"Thanks for being the best wife and mom to our boys! We all love you so much!"

The thing is that no matter what anybody thinks about any of this, and really no matter what Derick does, Jill is never going to leave him.

And how frustrating is that?

Jill Duggar: PROOF She and Her Family are Broke?!

OK, so we've definitely discussed the state of Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard's finances before.

Many, many times.

Derick, Jill Duggar Dillard

Nobody's trying to be nosy -- not any nosier than celebrity gossip tends to be, anyway -- but they've brought the topic up themselves a lot over the past few years.

And it literally never goes over well.

The thing is that the Duggar family has money, and everybody knows it.

They've had their own reality show for the past 10 years -- 17 Kids and Counting debuted on TLC in September of 2008.

Duggar Family: 19 Kids and Counting ...

It eventually became 18 Kids and Counting, then 19 Kids and Counting, but it was cancelled in 2015 after Josh's molestation scandal.

By the end of that year, however, the first episode of their spin-off, Counting On, aired.

So it's not like they were ever "out of work" for any real length of time.

Since the whole family has been on popular reality shows for ten years (and counting, get it?), they're reasonably well off.

Parents in the Crowd

Like, they have about eight private planes.

They're doing all right.

Still, Jill and Derick have gotten into a habit of asking fans for money.

And that's just not a good look.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard in Class

Time and time again, they've set up GoFundMe pages, asking for donations for their mission trips.

Whenever they got criticism for it -- which was every single time they did it -- they always defended themselves by saying that missionaries get donations, it's just a thing that happens.

Which is true, sure, but missionaries are rarely also TV stars.

These days, their family is pretty settled in Arkansas, so they can't really do such easy money grabs anymore.

Derick Dillard with Jill Duggar Pic

... Or can they?!

Alyssa Bates from Bringing Up Bates, that show that's basically 19 Kids and Counting with a different family, posted a giveaway on her Instagram account on Friday.

The rules of the giveaway were to follow her and then tag three people in the comments.

From those entries, she'd pick 28 people to win a gift card -- $10 gift cards to Starbucks and Chick-fil-A, and $10 iTunes gift cards.

Jill Duggar, Nose Pierced

As she explained in the caption on her post, this is just a way for her to "show my appreciation to you guys for your constant love and support."

You can already see where this is headed, can't you?

Jill actually entered the giveaway.

She was already following Alyssa, since the Bates and the Duggars are friends.

Jill Duggar as a Mama

But she tagged two of her sisters, Jessa and Jinger, as well as her sister-in-law, Anna.

"Hey biz!" she added, using a nickname for Alyssa. "Super nice of you!"

And it's all just kind of odd.

The giveaway was obviously intended for fans, as most giveaways are.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard at IHOP

Surely the vast majority of her followers who have entered it are fans of the show who would appreciate a little treat like this.

Not, you know, people who have been famous for a decade.

Yes, she was fired from the family's show after Derick's super weird rants about Jazz Jennings and transgender people in general.

And sure, Derick doesn't have a job right now, and she's staying home with the kids while he goes to law school.

Derick Dillard in Class

But still, the Duggars were able to afford raising 19 children.

And on top of that, they've likely dropped a few million dollars just on private planes.

Can Jim Bob really not throw Jill some cash if she wants some Starbucks money that bad?

It's weird to say, but we kind of hope that Jill just doesn't understand that this is tacky.

After all, that's still better than her just being that broke.

The Duggar Family Is Worth a TON of Money … And Here’s How They Earned It

It should come as no surprise that the Duggar family is worth a lot of money.

But what many fans may not realize is that not all of the Duggar fortune comes from their reality TV empire.

After all, television audiences are fickle, and future success can be hard to predict.

Jim Bob is well aware of this, and since it's part of his belief system that God favors the wealthy, the Duggar patriarch is doing everything he can to stay in his creator's good graces by keeping his pockets fat -- by whatever means necessary:

1. The Counting On Clan

The duggar family a photo
The Duggars' reality show remains a popular fixture on the TLC schedule.

2. Looking to the Future

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But those profits need to be divided many different ways, and the family has been in the business long enough to know current success is no guarantee of future success.

3. Living Large

All the duggars almost
The Duggars certainly aren't struggling. Despite having many, many mouths to feed, Jim Bob and Michelle own several properties in Arkansas, including the 7,000-foot "compound" in which they reside.

4. The Plane Truth

John david duggar flies with abbie burnett
The Duggars have also purchased two private aircraft. JB and Michelle's son John David is a licensed pilot.

5. Jim Bob Moneybags

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All told, Jim Bob is estimated to be worth roughly $3.5 million.

6. Always Hustling

Michelle duggar and jim bob duggar
A sizable chunk of change, but when you consider the size of his brood (now up to 20 with recent adoptee Tyler), it's easy to see why the pious patriarch isn't resting easy ...
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The Duggar Family Is Worth a TON of Money … And Here’s How They Earned It

It should come as no surprise that the Duggar family is worth a lot of money.

But what many fans may not realize is that not all of the Duggar fortune comes from their reality TV empire.

After all, television audiences are fickle, and future success can be hard to predict.

Jim Bob is well aware of this, and since it's part of his belief system that God favors the wealthy, the Duggar patriarch is doing everything he can to stay in his creator's good graces by keeping his pockets fat -- by whatever means necessary:

1. The Counting On Clan

The duggar family a photo
The Duggars' reality show remains a popular fixture on the TLC schedule.

2. Looking to the Future

Jim bob and johannah
But those profits need to be divided many different ways, and the family has been in the business long enough to know current success is no guarantee of future success.

3. Living Large

All the duggars almost
The Duggars certainly aren't struggling. Despite having many, many mouths to feed, Jim Bob and Michelle own several properties in Arkansas, including the 7,000-foot "compound" in which they reside.

4. The Plane Truth

John david duggar flies with abbie burnett
The Duggars have also purchased two private aircraft. JB and Michelle's son John David is a licensed pilot.

5. Jim Bob Moneybags

Jim bob duggar and michelle duggar picture
All told, Jim Bob is estimated to be worth roughly $3.5 million.

6. Always Hustling

Michelle duggar and jim bob duggar
A sizable chunk of change, but when you consider the size of his brood (now up to 20 with recent adoptee Tyler), it's easy to see why the pious patriarch isn't resting easy ...
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Jill Duggar: Finally Ready to Leave Derick Dillard?!

For years now, rumors that Jill Duggar is planning to divorce Derick Dillard have been circulating nonstop.

Despite the many, many ways in which he's screwed up, however, that outcome still seems unlikely, if only because divorce is so severely frowned upon in Jill's family.

Derick Dillard with Jill Duggar Pic

For all we know, Jill is as disgusted by Derick's actions as anyone else.

But in all likelihood, the mother of two will remain with her disappointing husband simply because that's what's expected of her.

That won't stop fans from dreaming of a future in which Jill kicks him to the curb, however:

Jill and Derick at the Movies

It's tough to say what Derick's most egregious offense of the past year has been.

The most obvious candidate is Derick getting fired from Counting On for expressing his bigoted views in a bizarre Twitter tirade.

Awful stuff, especially since Jill quit the show as a gesture of solidarity, thus leaving her family with no source of income.

Derick Dillard With Jill Duggar on Instagram

Derick has yet to apologize and has, in fact, doubled down on those views, so it's highly unlikely he'll be returning to television anytime in the near future.

So that might be the biggest reason that the public hates him, but Jill's biggest reason for wanting to kick him to the curb probably has to do with Derick's infidelity.

Yes, as you may have heard, Derick has been accused of cheating on Jill.

Derick Dillard with Jill

Jill hasn't publicly commented on those reports but she recently posted a photo of herself reading the Bible's "warning on adultery" section.

Fans noted that she had highlighted the entire section.

Not long after, Jill posted the image below, in which she's seen reading a self-help book about boundaries and the importance of removing "toxic" people from one's life.

Jill Duggar Reads About Boundaries

Fans got excited yet again, but it's worth noting that this pic came just days after the Dillards revealed that Jill attends law school lectures with Derick so that she can help him take notes.

Not exactly the act of a woman who's planning to pack up the kids and leave ASAP.

Maybe one day Jill will surprise us all by asserting her independence and moving on without Derick.

Like so many others, we hope that's the case -- but we also realize it's a long way off, if it ever happens at all.

Jill Duggar: Did She Just Confirm That Derick Dillard Is Cheating?!

The past year has not been particularly kind to Jill Duggar.

It all started back in November of 2017, when Derick Dillard was fired from Counting On.

Jill and Derick Dillard Pic

Jill quit the show as a gesture of solidarity, which unfortunately left the couple with two kids to raise and no source of income.

One would think that after such a precipitous fall from grace, Derick would be forever on his best behavior, but thus far that hasn't been the case.

These days, Derick is in law school and taking steps toward once again supporting his wife and kids, but the months since his termination have been tumultuous for reasons that go far beyond financial instability.

Derick Dillard with Jill Duggar Pic

Derick has been accused of cheating on Jill, and the fact that neither party has addressed those rumors has only added to the public scrutiny of their relationship.

Earlier this week, Jill posted the photo below, which shows her reading a self-help book entitled Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend.

"Reading a little during bath time. lol #momlife #orangebathwater #boundariesbook," Jill captioned the pic.

Jill Duggar Reads About Boundaries

As In Touch Weekly points out, many of Jill's followers commented that they had also enjoyed the book and found it especially helpful for mending fractured relationships.

“Very good for dealing with toxic family members or friends!� wrote one such fan.

Others noted that Jill could very much benefit from the lessons about independence, and Derick often seems to treat her as his doormat, even going so far as to make Jill attend his law school lectures to assist in taking notes.

Derick, Jill Duggar Dillard

“A great time to say ‘no’ is going to your husband’s school. That is a good boundary to work on, Jill,� commented one follower.

“Her father controlled her life until she married her husband,� added another fan.

“She NEEDS to read this book.�

As many others pointed out, this is not the first time that Jill has used her Instagram page and her choice of reading materials to throw subtle shade at her controversial husband.

Jill Duggar Bible Post

Jill recently posted a photo of her Bible, in which the section about adultery has been highlighted in its entirety.

Like we said, neither Jill or Derick has confirmed or denied that Derick was busted cheating recently -- and in all likelihood, they never will.

But that doesn't Jill is above throwing a little shade with her Instagram posts.

Jill Duggar: Did She Just Confirm That Derick Dillard Is Cheating?!

The past year has not been particularly kind to Jill Duggar.

It all started back in November of 2017, when Derick Dillard was fired from Counting On.

Jill and Derick Dillard Pic

Jill quit the show as a gesture of solidarity, which unfortunately left the couple with two kids to raise and no source of income.

One would think that after such a precipitous fall from grace, Derick would be forever on his best behavior, but thus far that hasn't been the case.

These days, Derick is in law school and taking steps toward once again supporting his wife and kids, but the months since his termination have been tumultuous for reasons that go far beyond financial instability.

Derick Dillard with Jill Duggar Pic

Derick has been accused of cheating on Jill, and the fact that neither party has addressed those rumors has only added to the public scrutiny of their relationship.

Earlier this week, Jill posted the photo below, which shows her reading a self-help book entitled Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend.

"Reading a little during bath time. lol #momlife #orangebathwater #boundariesbook," Jill captioned the pic.

Jill Duggar Reads About Boundaries

As In Touch Weekly points out, many of Jill's followers commented that they had also enjoyed the book and found it especially helpful for mending fractured relationships.

“Very good for dealing with toxic family members or friends!� wrote one such fan.

Others noted that Jill could very much benefit from the lessons about independence, and Derick often seems to treat her as his doormat, even going so far as to make Jill attend his law school lectures to assist in taking notes.

Derick, Jill Duggar Dillard

“A great time to say ‘no’ is going to your husband’s school. That is a good boundary to work on, Jill,� commented one follower.

“Her father controlled her life until she married her husband,� added another fan.

“She NEEDS to read this book.�

As many others pointed out, this is not the first time that Jill has used her Instagram page and her choice of reading materials to throw subtle shade at her controversial husband.

Jill Duggar Bible Post

Jill recently posted a photo of her Bible, in which the section about adultery has been highlighted in its entirety.

Like we said, neither Jill or Derick has confirmed or denied that Derick was busted cheating recently -- and in all likelihood, they never will.

But that doesn't Jill is above throwing a little shade with her Instagram posts.

Derick Dillard Says Something That’s Not Completely Stupid, Stuns Fans

Even by the standards of the Duggars -- a family that thinks women were placed on earth for the sole purpose of procreating -- Derick Dillard isn't exactly a progressive feminist.

In fact, Derick was fired from Counting On for expressing his ultra-conservative views on social media, which is kind of hard to wrap your head around.

Derick Dillard in Class

After all, the continuing popularity of the Duggars has less to do with Jim Bob and Michelle's breeding abilities than with their evangelical beliefs.

Whether you love them or hate them or love to hate them, there's no denying that the Duggars fill a niche on basic cable.

Sure, the denizens of the Bible Belt have The 700 Club and Fox News, but their options in terms of reality and scripted programming remain limited.

Jill and Derick Dillard with Family

This is due, in part, to the fact that few groups are less likely to seek out commercial entertainment than evangelicals, but TLC long ago figured out that it's good to be their go-to when these folks put down the scripture and pick up the remote.

All of this is a long way of saying the Duggars have a very specific audience cornered, and maintaining their spot as the number one can be a tricky balancing act

And it seems they feel that removing Derick from the equation was essential to maintaining that balance.

Derick Dillard with Jill Duggar Pic

At this point, it looks as though Derick has finally resigned himself to the notion that he'll never again appear on reality television.

These days, Derick is attending law school, and his wife even attends lectures with him for reasons that aren't entirely clear.

But as much as Jill and Derick's idea of date night might not sound like much fun, it represents a generational shift in evangelical attitudes toward women and education.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard in Class

Jill and her siblings were all homeschooled, and typically, women in the Duggars' community are "strongly discouraged" from attending college, presumably because it might distract from their baby-making.

But amazingly, Derick says he's all for women entering the world of higher education.

Or at least he begrudgingly accepts it, which is actually quite a progressive stance from a Duggar dude:

Derick Dillard on Social Media

“If you had a daughter, would you encourage her to be educated?" a fan asked Derick during a recent Twitter Q&A.

"Would you encourage her to go to law school or medical school and become a professional like you?�

“Yes, if that’s what she wanted to do," Derick replied.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard at IHOP

"My mom is a professional working woman and has been for the past 40 years."

Of course, it's easy for Derick to say that, as he doesn't have any daughters (yet).

And he would look like a pretty big d-bag if he made his wife attend classes with him and then revealed his belief that women don't belong in the classroom.

But hey ... we guess this is progress.

Jill Duggar: Is She Rebelling Against Jim Bob’s Belief System?!

The offspring of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have been showing some rebellious tendencies as of late.

Of course, we mean "rebellious" by the standards of the ultra-conservative Duggar clan.

Such acts as wearing pants instead of long skirts might not seem very defiant, but Jim Bob has an extremely low tolerance for insubordination.

Which may be why fans are freaking out about Jill seemingly rejecting his sacred belief system ... 

1. The Face of Rebellion?

Jill duggar as a mama
Jill might not seem like the type to publicly reject the belief system that her parents hold so dear.

2. The Traditionalist

Derick jill duggar dillard
She was the first Duggar woman of her generation to get married and start a family, and it initially looked as though she would carry on her parents' ideals unquestioningly.

3. Change Is Afoot

Derick dillard with jill duggar pic
Over the past few months, however, Jill has demonstrated a willingness to rebel against that strict belief system.

4. Whose Footsteps?

Jinger duggar post baby body photo
At first, it was widely theorized that Jill was inspired by the example of her sister Jinger, who became the first to defy the well-known Duggar dress code.

5. The Derick Factor

Derick dillard in class
Now, however, it looks more like Jill is taking her cues from her husband, Derick Dillard, whose beliefs often conflict with Jim Bob's.

6. The Pants Dance

Jill duggar in pants
It's because of Derick that Jill is permitted to wear pants. And that's not the only way life has changed in the Dillard household in recent months.
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Jill Duggar Offers Lame Parenting Advice, Gets Roasted on Instagram!

The Duggars really enjoy offering parenting advice to their fans.

We're sure some folks appreciate this tendency, but it seems that just as many resent the unsolicited counsel.

After all, the Duggars could really benefit from tending to their own backyard, so when they get a tad too preachy, their fans are often quick to call them out.

This phenomenon took place in a big way this week, when Jill Duggar offered up some painfully obvious insights on parenting on her Instagram page.

 

1. Jill the Mom

Jill duggar and her pale children
Jill is a mother of two, and she obviously takes parenting very seriously. She homeschools her kids and loves to share parenting tips on social media.

2. Helping or Hurting?

Jill duggar rocks swimwear
Some fans find Jill's tips helpful, while others feel that she tends to be a bit preachy while offering advice that's already well-known to most parents.

3. Obvious Child

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Recently, Jill posted a new post on her blog about the importance of allowing children to play outside.

4. Yes, Really

Jill duggar rocks shorts
Apparently, Jill is under the impression that "let them play outside" is some sort of groundbreaking approach to parenting.

5. Jill Needs to Chill

Jill duggar hiding a bump
Needless to say, fans weren't exactly blown away with Jill's helpful hints. And many of them were quick to let her know that.

6. Sarcastic "Wow!"

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"A friend of ours called recently to check in," Jill wrote. "She said that when her girls were little and her husband was in school she would take her littles outside and give them a ball to play with and that they’d play for quite awhile before she brought them home, tired and ready for bed."
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Jill Duggar’s List of Demands For Derick Dillard: Revealed, Hilarious

It's no secret that the Duggar family loves rules.

From courtship rules to dress codes, these folks live to set guidelines and follow them.

So it should come as no surprise that Jill Duggar has made a list of commandments for her husband Derick Dillard.

(Would be nice if one of her rules was "don't harass teens on social media," but we digress.)

Learn more about our latest bizarre insight into the nature of romance in Duggar Land in the gallery below:

1. Better Days

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Early in their relationship, Jill and Derick probably didn't need a set of rules -- but their situation has changed dramatically in recent months.

2. Counting Off

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The most obvious change of course, is that the couple no longer appears on Jill's family's reality show, Counting On.

3. Kicked to the Curb

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Derick was fired from the show after launching a targeted harassment campaign against a transgender teen. Jill later quit as a show of solidarity.

4. Flat Broke

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Obviously, this was a problem, as it left the couple with no source of income. Not a cheery situation when you've got two kids to feed.

5. The Solution?

Derick dillard attorney at law
Derick decided to address this problem by enrolling in law school. But while that may put him in a better position to support his family later on, right now it means he and Jill have no money -- and no time.

6. On Her Own

Jill duggar and her pale children
So now, a harried Jill is just as strapped for cash and is taking on all of the household duties. Not surprisingly, Derick's proposed solution to that problem flat-out sucked ...
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Jill Duggar: Derick Dillard Doesn’t Have a Job and He Kind of Sucks, But I Still Love Him!

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard, what a couple, right?

And we don't mean that in a good way.

Derick, Jill Duggar Dillard

Jill's all right for the most part, we guess, but Derick ... that's where the trouble lies.

Because Derick is the worst.

He's homophobic, and he also has a bizarre, disturbing fascination with Jazz Jennings, a lovely child with her own TLC show who also happens to be transgender.

At this point, we can't even count how many times he's talked about Jazz -- who, again, is a child -- in cruel, hateful ways.

Derick Dillard, Attorney at Law?

He got so obsessed with insulting her that TLC fired him and Jill from Counting On last year.

And yes, Derick will swear up and down that they weren't fired, he just decided their family needed to quit the show, but ... come on.

If all of that wasn't enough to prove his awfulness, he also attacked survivors of the Parkland school shooting more than once, because they were a little too liberal for his taste.

That's what his problem boils down to, essentially: he's extremely conservative, but in the dumbest, most offensive way possible.

Derick Dillard in Class

Another thing about Derick is that he doesn't seem to work, but whenever anyone brings it up, he's quick to tell everyone that he has a job, thank you very much.

Except he'll never say exactly what that job is.

A funny thing happened last month, though, and that funny thing is that Derick began attending law school.

He seems to be really into the whole thing, which is good -- if he ends up being a lawyer, he could probably stop asking Duggar fans for money.

Derick Dillard Playing with Son

But in a new post she made on Instagram, Jill is still acting like he has a job.

Let it go already, guys.

Along with the above photo, she wrote "Love this man! He gets up early to head out before traffic gets bad, works all day, then comes home after most people and puts more energy to invest in our boys and me!"

"You're still my fave!"

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Kiss Photo

She added nauseating hashtags like "forever mine," "man of my dreams," "you've got my heart," and "I'm so in love," and "grateful wifey," because she loves him, OK?

Here's the problem.

They've both been so weird for so long about Derick working, and so defensive whenever anyone says he's unemployed.

If he stays home to take care of the kids, that's fine, you know? If they're living off Duggar money, it's all right.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard in Class

But even though Derick is in law school, and even though he's flat out said that these days, he's either sleeping, in class, or in his school's library, Jill's still going on about how he "works all day."

Yeah, law school is hard work, we imagine, but we all know what's happening here.

And her Instagram follwers were quick to call her out.

Several of them asked if he was working, and one straight out told her "He doesn't work though."

Jill and Derick Dillard with Family

"Full time college is not a job!" another explained. "Does it pay him? No."

"His 'job' is law school," someone else wrote, "and their only source of income is the excessive **link in bio** posts. He's not remarkable in the slightest."

For another explanation, one person theorized that "Jill uses 'working' to describe anytime Derick steps over the threshold into the world."

Hilariously, another of Jill's followers said that "She is so desperate for him to look good, you'd think he discovered penicillin."

Like we said, it's great that Derick is setting himself up for a good career by going to law school, and we're sure it is hard work.

But why is it so insanely difficult for anyone in this family to admit that the man is unemployed?

Derick Dillard: CAUGHT Cheating on Jill Duggar?!

The Duggar family is almost as well known for its strict code of conduct as for its massive size.

Many, if not most, of the rules the Duggars and their spouses are forced to abide by have to do with their sex lives.

You're probably familiar with the Duggar courtship rules that prohibit virtually all forms of premarital physical contact.

But interestingly, men are granted a surprising amount of freedom once they've said "I do."

Which may be why one of the most infamous Duggar couples is still together -- despite rampant rumors that Derick Dillard has been caught cheating on Jill Duggar.

Here's what we know about the situation thus far:

1. Happier Times

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Jill and Derick got married back in 2014. In the years since, they've performed missionary work together in Central America and welcomed two sons.

2. Leaving the Spotlight

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Last year, Derick was fired from Counting On after bullying a fellow TLC star on social media. Jill quit the show as a sign of solidarity.

3. The Strain

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The couple was left with no source of income, a situation that reportedly placed their marriage under considerable stress.

4. The Rumors Begin

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It was around this time that the rumors of Derick being unfaithful to Jill first began to make their way around social media.

5. Big D on Campus

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Derick began doing work on college campuses as part of his church's ministry program, and it wasn't long before signs of inappropriate relations with female students surfaced online.

6. Caught in the Act

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The most damning piece of evidence was this video of Derick partying and dancing with young women with Jill nowhere in sight.
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Derick Dillard Makes Jill Duggar Sit Through Law School Class, Calls It a Date

Most people have been on a horrendous date or two in their lives.

Maybe the guy conveniently left his wallet at home, or you made reservations at a steakhouse before finding out your date's a vegetarian.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard in Class

But no matter how many boring or awkward nights you've been forced to endure, you can probably say that no one ever forced you to find a babysitter just so you can sit next to them during a class or tort reform or some similarly boring BS.

The photo above was posted on Derick Dillard's Instagram page on Wednesday.

He captioned the pic:

"Glad my favorite study buddy @jillmdillard was able to come to class yesterday! You’ve gotta find alone time (no kids) whenever you can! Thanks @jessaseewald for babysitting!"

Jill and Derick Dillard with Family
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Yes, Derick Dillard is in law school these days, and since men of the Duggar clan don't do anything without the help of their women, he apparently brings Jill to class with him.

Because every harried stay-at-home mom who homeschools her kids dreams of getting a night off so that she can sit there and take notes for her husband.

Commenters on the pic were understandably curious as to why in the hell Derick would drag Jill along on such an incredibly lame "date."

The most likely answer, of course, is that Jesus instructed him to bore the hell out of his wife.

Derick Dillard with Jill

As you may recall Derick has claimed that God wants him to go to law school.

Presumably, this is so that he can fight for school children to be taught that the Earth is 6,000 years old and Jesus invented the AR-15 while feeding his brontosaurus.

Anyway, Duggar men are taught from a young age that God wants them to be obscenely wealthy and if they're faithful enough, he'll set them on the path to fame and fortune.

(Kind of goes against the many passages in the Bible in which Jesus condemns those who amass large amounts of wealth, but that's a conversation for another time.)

Jill M. Duggar and Derick Dillard

Conversely, Duggar women are told that their role in life is to be submissive and do as they're told.

Their purpose on this planet, according to the Duggars' brand of fundamentalism, is to help their husbands get rich.

And so, if Derick wants Jill to help him take notes in class, she would likely see that as her divinely-ordained duty.

So we guess that her date nights will look a lot like this for the next few years.

Hopefully, she'll be able to hold onto that fake smile.