Jill Duggar's courtship with Derick Dillard was announced on March 31, 2014.
They were introduced by Jim Bob Duggar and became further acquainted via supervised Skype and text conversations while Dillard was serving as a missionary in Nepal.
Josh Duggar was offered a job at the Family Research Council during his wife's pregnancy with their third child.
Marcus Anthony was delivered by a midwife on June 2, 2013.
19 Kids and Counting (formerly 17 Kids and Counting and 18 Kids and Counting) is an American reality television show that aired on the cable channel TLC for seven years until its cancellation in 2015.
The show features the Duggar family: parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children—9 girls and 10 boys, all of whose names begin with the letter "J".
When she was rushed to the hospital for gallstones, doctors discovered that she was pre-eclamptic and performed an emergency delivery.
Josie Duggar was premature at only 1 pound 6 ounces (0.62 kg) at birth. I know that my mommy years are probably numbered, and I don't know how many more children God will see fit to give me. [I]t is something we've been praying about because we do love children.
After consulting a doctor, the Duggars learned that birth control can in some cases allow conception but cause miscarriage.These events occurred in 20, when he was 14 to 15 years of age, and prior to the beginning of the show.On July 16, 2015, TLC (The Learning Channel) announced that the show was officially canceled and would not resume production.The couple met in the early 1980s when Duggar and a fellow church member were sent for a follow-up visit after Michelle experienced a religious conversion.The Duggars were married on July 21, 1984, just after Michelle's high school graduation.
When they married, she was 17 and he was 19; neither attended college.