The Duggars: Who’s Courting? Pregnant? Next In Line? [NEWLY UPDATED]

Counting On is basically the reality TV equivalent of Game of Thrones:

In each show, there are roughly four million characters, and it’s often difficult to keep track of who’s doing what … or whom.

The Duggars take a slightly more conservative view on coupling than the residents of Westeros, but all the same, courtships, weddings, pregnancies, and births are a big part of what keeps their core audience tuning in.

So here’s a rundown of what some of Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids are up to these days.

Don’t worry – unlike Thrones, the Duggars won’t be leaving your TV screen anytime soon. Not as long as they continue to make sure Earth’s population growth continues unabated.

UPDATE: The Duggar drama never ends! We’ll continue adding the latest developments to the end of this gallery!

1. The Gang’s All Here

A duggar family pic
The Duggars are an almost impossibly large family. With the adoption of Tyler Duggar last year, Jim Bob and Michelle’s brood swelled to 20.

2. The Next Generation

Duggar girls photo
And then there are the grandkids. That number currently sits at 12 for Jim Bob and Michelle.

3. More on the Way!

Jessa duggar at 31 weeks
Of course, as is usually the case with the Duggars, there are more babies on the way. Jessa Duggar is roughly 31 weeks pregnant at the moment.

4. She’s Not Alone!

Joseph duggar kendra caldwell image
Joseph Duggar’s wife Kendra is also expecting a child. The couple just welcomed their first child in June of 2018.

5. The Race Is On!

Josh and anna duggar photo
Of course, Josh and Anna Duggar still hold the record for providing Jim Bob and Michelle with the most grand-Duggars.

6. Aggressive Expansion

Josh and anna duggar with family
The couple welcomed their fifth child in 2018, and it doesn’t look like they’ll be letting up anytime soon.

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Jill Duggar Tells Wives to Have A LOT of Sex with Their Husbands

Jill Duggar is apparently full of surprises.

The 28-year old is part of what many consider to be the most famously conservative family around…

… and yet she has taken to her blog in order to offer a number of tips for women on how to maintain a healthy and happy marriage.

The piece of advice garnering the most attention right now? For a very understandable reason?

Duggar encouraging women to sleep with their husband often. Like, very often. Like, a majority of nights in a seven-day week.

Is she saying this because she has a strong sex drive? Or because she thinks this is what men want and it’s the role of women to be subservient at all times?

Scroll down to read a lot from Jill and then arrive at a decision on your own…

1. More Than Sex: How To Love Your Husband

More than sex how to love your husband
This is the title of the blog entry penned by Jill that has taken the Internet by surprising storm.

2. So in Love!

Derick dillard wife jill duggar
“Five years ago this month, I married the man of my dreams, Derick Michael Dillard,” explained Jill early in this entry. “Some of you may have watched our love story unfold on TV…if you want to read our love story you can click here. Anyways, like most couples when they get married, we were head over heels for each other…and now, nearly five years later, I can happily say that we are still very much in love. ”

3. Newlywed Phase, Schmewlywed Phase

Jill dillard husband
Jill bristles at the notion that couples should ever be in a “newlywed phase.” She thinks there are ways to ensure husbands and wives are ALWAYS happy and content in their marriage, which is why she has written this piece.

4. Words of Warning

A kiss for derick dillard
“I don’t claim to know everything about marriage, or to be presenting some solve-all advice, and I’m only really speaking to wives here, but I hope you find some of these tips to be encouraging!” Jill wrote before delving into all her tips. Are you ready? Let’s go!

5. Have Sex Often!

Jill duggar poses with derick
“You both need this time together regularly (3-4 times a week is a good start. lol). And when you may not be able to actually have intercourse for a period of time or for health issues, find other ways to have fun and be intimate. Let your spouse know that you’re aways available. Guard against fulfilling sexual desires alone. Be open with your spouse about your desires and change things up to keep it exciting! (Philippians 2:3-4; 1 Corinthians 7:5) If you’re struggling with sex with your spouse, GET HELP! See a doctor and/or licensed counselor and don’t be afraid to get second opinions!”

6. Be Open About Everything

Jill and der date night
“Past, present and future! You need to be able to trust each other with the easy and the hard! Secrets are seeds for destruction! (1 Corinthians 10:13) Sometimes there may be seasons of difficulty or you may have to rebuild broken trust. Ask God to help you and get outside help if needed. We aren’t meant to live life in isolation! We need support and community! (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Galatians 6:2)”

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The Duggars: Who’s Courting? Pregnant? Next In Line? [UPDATED]

Counting On is basically the reality TV equivalent of Game of Thrones:

In each show, there are roughly four million characters, and it’s often difficult to keep track of who’s doing what … or whom.

The Duggars take a slightly more conservative view on coupling than the residents of Westeros, but all the same, courtships, weddings, pregnancies, and births are a big part of what keeps their core audience tuning in.

So here’s a rundown of what some of Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids are up to these days.

Don’t worry – unlike Thrones, the Duggars won’t be leaving your TV screen anytime soon. Not as long as they continue to make sure Earth’s population growth continues unabated.

1. The Gang’s All Here

A duggar family pic
The Duggars are an almost impossibly large family. With the adoption of Tyler Duggar last year, Jim Bob and Michelle’s brood swelled to 20.

2. The Next Generation

Duggar girls photo
And then there are the grandkids. That number currently sits at 12 for Jim Bob and Michelle.

3. More on the Way!

Jessa duggar at 31 weeks
Of course, as is usually the case with the Duggars, there are more babies on the way. Jessa Duggar is roughly 31 weeks pregnant at the moment.

4. She’s Not Alone!

Joseph duggar kendra caldwell image
Joseph Duggar’s wife Kendra is also expecting a child. The couple just welcomed their first child in June of 2018.

5. The Race Is On!

Josh and anna duggar photo
Of course, Josh and Anna Duggar still hold the record for providing Jim Bob and Michelle with the most grand-Duggars.

6. Aggressive Expansion

Josh and anna duggar with family
The couple welcomed their fifth child in 2018, and it doesn’t look like they’ll be letting up anytime soon.

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21 Bizarre Duggar Family Rules: The Things They Don’t Allow …

The Duggar family’s unusual dating rules had been well documented long before the Arkansans were embroiled in scandal.

Once Josh Duggar’s child molestation history – and brazen adultery – was exposed, they’ve been under a microscope since.

Yet, despite his hypocrisy, and the fact that their every move is under heavier scrutiny all the time, they weather the storm.

TLC axed 19 Kids & Counting, only to quickly come back with Counting On, featuring the same Duggars and their beliefs.

Well, sans Josh. That’s a bridge too far for even the hard core believers. But when it comes to core values, they stand firm.

Their belief system certainly requires conviction in order to practice, since their list of policies for love and life is not short.

Despite Joy-Anna Duggar breaking rules, or modest shifts (Jinger rebelling and Jill distancing herself), the rules are no joke.

Here are 21 things the Duggars do not allow …

1. Dates Without Chaperones

Duggar daughters
The Duggar parents often accompany their kids on dates in order to maintain “accountability” and “keep things from going in the wrong direction,” per Jim Bob. The girls are fine with this, as being alone with men puts them in grave “moral danger.” When the parents aren’t available, their older siblings will often tag along, making every date a group date and a family affair.

2. Non-Group Texts

Jessa duggar and ben seewald engagement
Even in the kids’ late teens and early 20s, mom and dad are creeping on their text messages. When Ben Seewald jokingly wrote to fiancee Jessa, “Give me a ring,” Jim Bob actually jumped in on the group text, writing “No ring yet.” With a smiley face emoticon. Seriously, he did that. Whatever you think of him, Jim Bob needs his own Instagram so he can start posting screen shots of this stuff.

3. Hugs on the Chest

Derick and jill dillard pregnant
This moment you see here between Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard would not have been permitted until the couple was married. Side hugs are the preferred method of PDA in order to prevent any further temptation or “hanky panky,” as has been well documented on 19 Kids and Counting. The Duggars love their side hugs so hard … though not too too hard, lest they lead to full-frontal hugging. And any touching beyond that? Save it for your wedding night.

4. Riding in Cars Together

Kendra caldwell joseph duggar
It’s no secret that the Duggars have strict dating rules. We’ve talked about some already and there are plenty more to come on this list. But one of the most bizarre was revealed only recently in an episode in which Joseph and Kendra Caldwell officially started courting. They were seen in a car, driving together … with one of the younger Duggar sitting in between them in the front seat of a pickup truck. Shortly after the courtship “proposal,” she was allowed to slide almost all the way over to Joseph. Not close enough for any inappropriate touching, obviously, but without another dude in between, which is mandatory during the “just friendsâ€� phase. Wow.

5. Co-Ed Hide and Seek

Duggars
In the wake of the Josh Duggar molestation scandal going public years later, Jim Bob and Michelle gave in interview in which they talked about all of the things they did in its aftermath. In between blaming Josh’s indiscretions on being a curious pubescent boy, they discussed family rules that resulted from this, such as the children no longer being allowed to play co-ed hide and seek. That’s right, no two children regardless of age are allowed to go off alone, even in the context of this childhood pastime. How much that really helps the situation they were responding to remains to be seen.

6. Alcohol

Jill duggar and derick dillard together
This is probably an obvious one if you know anything about the Duggars. The family does not smoke or drink. They do, however, enjoy the occasional sugary dessert or getting high on life and love.

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Duggar Daughters’ Raciest Outfits Revealed: What Dress Code?! [Updated]

The ladies of the Duggar family are known for their subservience and commitment to their parents’ strict set of moral guidelines.

But they’re also young, famous women who are branching out on their own in a world where female independence is valued much more than it was in their parents’ day.

And the daughters of Jim Bob and Michelle seem to take pleasure in expressing their newfound freedom through fashion.

The acts of sartorial rebellion began when Jinger Duggar started wearing pants, and they’ve only continued in the months since.

Check out some of the J-squad’s most defiant outfits in the gallery below:

1. The Pants Dance

Jinger duggar and her gun
Think Duggar fans were upset to see Jinger carrying a gun? Ha! It was her PANTS that caught them off-guard, as Duggar women typically favor floor-length skirts no matter what sort of activity they’re engaged in.

2. The Swimsuit Issue

Jessa duggar swimsuit photo
Of course, Jinger’s not the only one who’s capable of flouting her family’s rules in extremely mild fashion. Here, Jessa Duggar rocks the fundamentalist version of swimwear.

3. Workout Skirt

Jessa duggar pumps iron
And there was a time when Jessa stuck to her family’s “modest” dress code even while working out. It’s worth noting, however, that she’s actually baring some calf here, which makes this quite a racy get-up by Duggar standards.

4. Liberated Jill

Jill duggar wearing pants in a school
These days, the Duggar gals are allowed a bit more leeway, as evidenced by Jill’s decision to rock pants in public — while addressing a group of young women, no less!

5. Short Stuff

Jinger duggar shorts
Much of that freedom is due to the 2017 Jinger Rebellion, which culminated in the new mom publicly sporting shorts.

6. Jinger in Tights, Jill in Jeans

Jinger in tights jill in jeans
Recently, Jill and Jinger posed for a pic together, and fans were quick to notice that the sisters were defying their parents by wearing jeans and tights, respectively.

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The Duggars: Who’s Courting? Who’s Pregnant? Who’s Next In Line? [UPDATED]

Counting On is basically the reality TV equivalent of Game of Thrones:

In each show, there are roughly 4 million characters, and it’s often difficult to keep track of who’s doing what … or whom.

The Duggars take a slightly more conservative view on coupling than the residents of Westeros, but all the same, courtships, weddings, pregnancies, and births are a big part of what keeps their core audience tuning in.

So here’s a rundown of what some of Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids are up to these days.

But don’t worry — unlike Thrones, the Duggars won’t be leaving your TV screen anytime soon.

1. The Gang’s All Here

A duggar family pic
The Duggars are an almost impossibly large family. With the adoption of Tyler Duggar last year, Jim Bob and Michelle’s brood swelled to 20.

2. The Next Generation

Duggar girls photo
And then there are the grandkids. That number currently sits at 12 for Jim Bob and Michelle.

3. More on the Way!

Jessa duggar at 31 weeks
Of course, as is usually the case with the Duggars, there are more babies on the way. Jessa Duggar is roughly 31 weeks pregnant at the moment.

4. She’s Not Alone!

Joseph duggar kendra caldwell image
Joseph Duggar’s wife Kendra is also expecting a child. The couple just welcomed their first child in June of 2018.

5. The Race Is On!

Josh and anna duggar photo
Of course, Josh and Anna Duggar still hold the record for providing Jim Bob and Michelle with the most grand-Duggars.

6. Aggressive Expansion

Josh and anna duggar with family
The couple welcomed their fifth child in 2018, and it doesn’t look like they’ll be letting up anytime soon.

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Jill Duggar: Is She Trying to Upstage Josh Duggar’s Baby News?!

Over the weekend, the world learned that Anna Duggar is pregnant with her sixth child.

Obviously, pregnancies are big news in any family, but the Duggars celebrate the news of an occupied womb in unique fashion.

For them, a pregnant woman is doing much more than fostering new life and preparing to welcome a child — she’s fulfilling her God-given duty.

The Duggars belong to the Quiverfull movement, which teaches its adherents that its the obligation of every Christian to have as many children as possible, so that they can shape policy and essentially overwhelm the global population.

Some fans have suggested that this belief system has left Jim Bob and Michelle’s children with an unhealthy sense of competition in regard to procreation.

Whereas in other families, siblings might seek to win their parents’ favor through career accomplishments or charity work, the Duggars have been taught from a young age that the one thing they can do to receive their parents’ forever-divided attention is to breed.

Right now, in addition to Anna, three other Duggar women are expecting:

Jessa, Kendra, and Amy Duggar are all expecting children.

One of the only married Duggar women over the age of 25 who’s not currently pregnant is Jill Duggar.

And apparently, for that reason, some fans were surprised when Jill was the first to congratulate her older brother on Instagram.

Jill posted the above photo, along with a caption reading:

“Congrats guys!! So excited for y’all!!!!” 

Shortly thereafter, Jill posted about the new home that she and Derick Dillard recently moved into, leading some fans to the conclusion that she’s trying to upstage her brother.

Obviously, that’s quite a leap, but giant leaps are what Duggar comment sections are for!

It’s worth noting that Jill is not the only member of her family to offer congratulations to Josh and Anna.

Jim Bob and Michelle expressed their joy in a statement issued to Us Weekly.

“We couldn’t be happier to share with the world that our family is growing by one this Fall,” the statement read.

“We continually stand amazing by God’s love, redemption, grace and blessings in our lives. Our entire little family is ecstatic!”

As usual, the comments section featured the usual debate about whether or not it’s ethical to have so many children in an overpopulated world, along with speculation as to who will be the next Duggar to announce a pregnancy.

(Not surprisingly, Jill was the odds-on favorite.)

Frankly, we agree it’s surprising that Jill congratulated her brother, but not because we think she’s jealous.

No, we’re just surprised anyone in that family still has anything to do with Josh following the sex scandals that shocked thew world.

Yes, we have every intention of continuiong to bring that up.