Jill Duggar: Dragged By Fans For Pretending Derick Dillard Has a Job!

Back in November of 2017, Derick Dillard was fired from his in-laws’ reality show, Counting On.

His wife, Jill Duggar, quit the show shortly thereafter as a gesture of solidarity.

For a time, the Dillards were without a source of income, which would be a problem for anyone, but was especially daunting in this case, as the couple is raising two young sons.

Recently, Jill launched a midwife service, but business has reportedly been slow, both due to concerns about her licensure and ongoing issues with her family’s reputation.

Meanwhile, Derick seems to be devoting most of his ample free time to spewing his political opinions on Twitter.

Naturally, fans and critics alike have been quick to encourage him to get a job, but it seems that’s the one issue that Derick has no interest in arguing about with strangers.

In fact, it seems he’ll do whatever it takes to avoid the subject of his lack of employment, so you can imagine our surprise when Jill addressed the issue for him:

This week, Jill posted the above photo, taken at her local polling place — and she raised quite a few eyebrows with the caption.

“We just voted! Teaching ‘em young the privilege of letting your voice be heard…and took both boys with me since Derick was at work. lol,” she captioned the pic.

On top of the usual comments about the Josh Duggar sex scandals and concerns over whether little Samuel is the right size for his car seat, lots of fans wanted to know exactly what sort of “work” Derick was engaged in.

Last we checked, the 29-year-old was unemployed and seemed to have no interest in changing that condition.

And as Jill’s followers were quick to point out, it’s not like D-Dill is the type to keep his accomplishments to himself.

“Does he work at Twitter?” joked one fan.

“‘Work’ and an actual job may be different things at the Dillard house,” quipped another.

“Haha. ‘Derick is at work.’ That cracks me up,” remarked a third.

Another dispensed with the humor and simply stated exactly what we’re all thinking:

“He doesn’t really work or hold a job,” the follower wrote.

“If he did, he would proudly be announcing his job all over the internet.”

That’s both tough but fair — in other words, the exact opposite of a bigoted coward like Derick.

Zing! We’ll be here all week, folks!

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Josiah Duggar & Lauren Swanson Postpone Wedding: What’s Going On Here?!

Duggar weddings are always secretive affairs, and it’s not hard to see why the family keeps certain details concealed from their hordes of rabid fans.

After all, there are often more than 1,000 invited guests in attendance, which means a Duggar reception would be an easy party to crash.

But many fans believe the clandestine planning process sometimes has a more insidious motivation.

If you’re a follower of the family, then by now, you’ve likely heard the news that Josiah Duggar is engaged to Lauren Swanson.

Josiah and Lauren courted for just a few weeks before taking the next step, but that’s not uncommon in the Duggars’ world.

From a young age, Jim Bob and Michelle’s children are taught that they’ve been put on earth for two reasons: to praise God, and to procreate.

So it should come as no surprise that Josiah and Lauren decided to rush past the usual relationship milestones at breakneck speed.

What is surprising, however, is the fact that they’ve now chosen to push their wedding date by six months without providing any warning or reason.

Last week, insiders claimed that Josiah and Lauren would marry on June 30.

Now, several media outlets are claiming that the nuptials have been postponed, and will now take place on New Year’s Eve.

Needless to say, fans were floored by the revelation, as this is the exact opposite of the shady pre-wedding shenanigans that we’ve come to expect from the Duggars.

It’s not uncommon for the family to reschedule a wedding, but usually, the date is shifted in the opposite direction, and for a readily apparent reason.

For example, when Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth changed their wedding date, they moved it up several months.

Depending on whom you ask, this was either a pre-emptive move motivated by the couple’s inability to adhere to the rules of courtship, or Joy was already pregnant with Austin’s baby.

In either instance, there was an obvious incentive behind Jim Bob and Michelle’s executive decision.

The Josiah case, however, is much more mysterious — but that doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of fan theories circulating on social media.

The most common belief is that Josiah simply came down with a chronic case of cold feet, which isn’t entirely out of the question.

After all, Josiah is the first Duggar of his generation to enter a courtship that didn’t result in marriage, so maybe he’s just more choosy than his siblings.

Josiah courted Marjorie Jackson in 2015, and the couple broke it off for reasons that still haven’t been explained.

Combine that with Josiah’s rebellious reputation and it’s not hard to see why fans are convinced he’s chosen to buck tradition and date his future wife like a normal person.

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Kendra Caldwell Scandal: Is Her Sister SECRETLY Dating a Duggar?!

If you follow the Duggar family closely, then you’re likely aware Joseph Duggar married Kendra Caldwell last year in front of about a thousand of the couple’s closest friends.

In most respects, it was the typical Duggar wedding – a chaste, dry affair attended by just about every fundamentalist in a hundred-mile radius.

But in one very scandalous respect, Joseph and Kendra were entered uncharted territory when they said “I do.”

The problem, it seems, is that Joseph is not the first Duggar to catch Kendra’s eye.

No, before she began her relationship with Joe, Kendra was courted by Jedidiah Duggar.

Someone (read: Jim Bob) decided that Kendra was better suited to Jed’s older brother, Joseph.

Apparently, they hit it off, because these days, Kendra is pregnant with Joseph’s baby.

So the situation worked out for everyone … except poor Jed.

Jim Bob was then left with a disgruntled incel son, and naturally, he decided to appease the 19-year-old with a comely maiden.

Of course, the Duggars live in the middle of nowhere and fundamentalist virgins of virtue true can be hard to come by.

Which is why many fans believe that Jim Bob has returned to familiar hunting grounds and set Jed’s sights on Kendra’s younger sister, Lauren Caldwell, who just turned 18 this month.

Lauren has reportedly been in attendance at recent family gatherings, which wouldn’t be that strange on its own.

After all, her sister recently married into the Counting On clan.

But as commentators in the Duggar-focused corners of Reddit have pointed out, it’s a bit strange that Lauren started showing up so soon after her 18th birthday.

In a conversation about which one of the Duggar men will end up with Lauren, the majority of the votes went to Jed:

“Jedidiah. He couldn’t get Kendra so he’d probably go after her younger sister,” one user commented, In Touch Weekly points out.

But there was some dissent among the ranks:

“Not sure who, but she will be a Duggar because her teeth are nice and straight and she has fundie hair! She is in for sure,” another wrote.

A third had a different theory altogether:

“Lately how all the older guys keep getting with barely-legal girls, I’m gonna say JD.”

Since there have been rumors that John David is secretly courting, we suppose that’s a possibility, but the ten-year-age difference likely wouldn’t fly with Duggar fans.

We’ll keep an eye on the situation, but for now, just expect a Jed-Lauren courtship announcement n the very near future.

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Jill Duggar Visits a Mosque for Ramadan, Gets Blasted by Fans: Show Some RESPECT!!

Jill Duggar is going above and beyond to avoid her husband!

Just kidding — though, given Derick Dillard's latest remarks about trans people, who would blame her?

No, Jill spent some time at a mosque for Ramadan, and fans took her to task for not covering her hair for the visit. Are they right?

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In the video that we've attached, Jill shows off her visit to a mosque.

"Okay where are we at?"

A hijabi woman beside her (who, we have to say, is in a wonderfully colorful outfit) answers, saying:

"We are at a mosque and we have Iraqi feast for Ramadan. We're glad to see you here!"

As you probably know, during the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast, abstaining from certain activities such as food during the daylight hours.

(People with health restrictions are exempted)

After night falls, however, there is a feast to break the fast. Jill's companion introduces her to some traditional Iraqi dishes.

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The video's caption reads:

"While Derick was with the men (guys and girls have separate sections), Jill enjoyed some Iraqi food with friends."

That's great and all, but a number of fans had major concerns about Jill's hair.

"You shouldn’t go into a mosque not covered out of respect. You also take off your shoes."

They're not suggesting that Jill don a hijab on a permanent basis, but merely adhere to a dress code. 

"She should have had her head covered in a mosque out of respect."

Many houses of worship have dress codes.

"That right there speaks volumes about her respect."

That said, we don't know if this particular mosque has this concern about guests.

Not all Muslims wear hijabs (or any other hair covering), and some mosques may not enforce a dress code for guests.

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There was plenty of addition commentary, including fears that Jill might be proselytizing under very inappropriate circumstances.

"I really hope you aren't trying to convert Muslims."

That probably wasn't the case, otherwise, Jill and Dercik would be begging fans for money like they do when they go on missionary trips.

"Of course it’s a PR stunt. Notice they only use these kind of posts when Derick has done something wrong. It absolutely can’t be taken seriously and it’s actually more offensive knowing it’s all an act."

A lot of people share the theory that this is an example of her trying to soften their image after Derick's repeated homophobic and transphobic rants.

"it’s damage control for her all of her husbands Twitter rants lol"

Others think that it has less to do with Derick and more to do with the couple's shared desire for attention.

"It’s all for attention to make themselves look better ! It’s all for show. They have one path only ! Have you not seen the hate he spews on his social media ??"

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Others, however, were full of compliments for Jill.

"Awesome that you love and honor others in this way."

They even defended her from some (fellow) fundamentalists who thought that Jill was consorting with "the enemy."

"People forget it is possible to show compassion without compromising your own convictions."

Others offered Jill kudos for attending the feast instead of just poting a few empty words.

"I will say, Jill put her money where her mouth is with this one and I think it’s great. The more barriers we break down the better."


"People!!! It's between Jill & God what, where & why she was doing what she was. You don't have to agree with someone on religion, or anything for that matter, to show a little kindness & love."


"There are a lot of things between Islam and Christianity that are quite similar. The big difference is the role of Jesus Christ. And as followers of Jesus Christ, we know that we follow the true faith. But that doesn’t mean we should judge others. It’s not our place. Have a great and blessed day!"

Jesus is considered a holy man within Islam.

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Others took Jill's more conservative critics to task.

"Seriously? People are blasting OTHER Christians for joining in with our brothers and sisters of another Abrahamic faith? (Abrahamic faiths being Christianity, Islam, and Judaism)."

it's true. In fact, despite the academic differences, many have wondered if Judaism, Christianity, and Islam shouldn't be considered different branches of the same faith.

Muslims themselves appreciated the post.

"You are an amazing human being and I love that you are sharing Ramadan with us. Ramadan is a holy month full of love and charity. You are an amazing woman Jill, and as a Muslim American I love y’all & yalls show."

While many people's concerns over Jill's lack of hair-covering was probably genuine and came from a good place, it is important to not speak over people.

It doesn't sound like Jill did anything wrong … in this one, particular instance.

Shame Jill when she deserves it, but only when she deserves it.

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John David Duggar: First In His Family to Quit Reality TV?!

In recent weeks, there’s been much talk of the small-scale rebellion taking place within the Duggar family.

Fans seem to be convinced that it all started when Jinger Duggar began wearing pants in direct defiance of her family’s famously strict dress code.

According to this narrative, other Duggar kids then followed in Jinger’s footsteps, including newly-engaged Josiah Duggar, who – according to a source close to the family – is widely expected to be “the next [Duggar] to bust out.”

But this version of events overlooks the original Duggar rebel, the one who’s been rejecting elements of his father’s lifestyle so quietly and for so long that he his insurgence went mostly unnoticed.

We’re talking, of course, about the Silent Duggar himself, John David Duggar.

Even if you’ve been watching the family’s reality shows from day one, you may not know much about JDD.

And what you do know has probably been filtered through the Duggar PR machine:

John David is Michelle and Jim Bob’s second-oldest son, the twin brother of fan favorite Jana Duggar.

From a professional standpoint, he’s the most active of all the Duggars, working as a pilot, firefighter and sheriff’s deputy in his free time.

And it seems it’s the duties of that last post that have brought John David into conflict with his domineering dad.

As we reported earlier, Jim Bob’s efforts to control the town he lives in by purchasing both large tracts of land and politicians reportedly don’t sit well with John David, who’s sworn to uphold law and order.

Add to that the widespread reports that John David is disgusted by Jim Bob’s greed, and it’s not hard to see why so many are convinced the 28-year-old has already begun distancing himself from his family’s social media empire.

Interestingly, in a recent interview, John David has confirmed that he will appear in the new season of Counting On, which premieres this summer.

But he would not comment on his future on the show beyond that.

Instead, when asked about his future, he mostly focused on faith and family:

“Future plans would be to, I think, one day, you know, the Lord will bring the right one along, and I’ll start a family and hopefully be able to invest in their lives and raise up a generation that will be great people for this society,” John David remarked.

The comment has fueled speculation that John David is courting, which may have influenced his decision to be the first in his family to willingly leave the world of television behind.

Whatever the case, we wouldn’t be surprised if John David is actually the first to “bust out.”

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Duggar Family at War With Gay Cousin Over New Reality Show

The Duggars, as you’re likely aware, are a deeply conservative lot.

The core group of 21 who make up the Duggar clan that was first immortalized on 19 Kids and Counting have contended with friends and relatives who don’t share their fundamentalist beliefs, and they’ve typically been quick to “deal with” these associates.

Michelle Duggar’s lesbian sister, for example, has been cut off from the rest of the family and has never even met most of her nieces and nephews.

They similarly exiled rebellious cousin Amy Duggar, who’s dared to commit such affronts as kissing her fiancé before marriage and wearing an actual swimsuit to go swimming, rather than a modesty-preserving barrel with suspenders.

Now, the Duggars are facing yet another enemy in their midst.

And this one is hoping to beat Jim Bob and company at their own game.

As we reported earlier, John Andrew Studdard is an openly gay cousin of Jim Bob and Michelle’s children.

Unlike so many of the Duggars’ relatives, he seems to have no fear of his wealthy and powerful aunt and uncle.

Studdard has spoken out against Derick Dillard’s homophobic remarks, and now it appears he’s hoping to enter the Duggars’ arena with a reality show of his own.

And not surprisingly, the Duggars are very much hoping that doesn’t happen.

“The producers were hoping to do a show with his immediate family, but all of his immediate family declined,” a source close to the situation tells Radar Online.

“They think it’s tacky that John Andrew spoke out about Derick’s beliefs and have warned him if he speaks out publicly again he will be cut off financially.”

But those who know Studdard best say that his main goal is not to simply trash his famous relatives:

“He wants to show his life with his friends and the volunteer work he’s passionate about,” the insider said. 

“He wants to build a platform to spread awareness for causes. He wants to build an empire bigger than his distant cousins.”

Surprisingly, it seems Studdard actually feels compassion for his famous cousins – and he wishes they would follow his lead by showing more empathy toward others:

“He doesn’t think they’re bad people,” the insider says.

“He spoke out against Derick because he wanted him to be considerate of others. His comments were very harsh. He doesn’t know him well enough to say he’s a bad person. He was so kind at his wedding to Jill.”

Studdard may have a hard time landing a deal for a show where he presents a counter-argument to his relatives’ worldview, but here’s hoping he finds a way to get his message out there.

It would certainly help to shake things up in Tontitown.

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Fans to Jill Duggar: You Can’t Love Trump AND Latinos!

Jill Duggar is in a tough spot.

She’s committed to both her dense husband, Derick Dillard, and the ultra-conservative values of her upbringing, but at the same time, she seems well aware that the core tenets of both often come into conflict with her compassionate tendencies and her belief in Christian charity.

Jill has attempted to live comfortably in both worlds by distancing herself from Derick’s comments, while simultaneously standing by her man.

She’s implied that she doesn’t share all of Derick’s views, but she also quit Counting On as a gesture of solidarity after he got fired from the show.

Unfortunately, it seems that Jill has struck a compromise that pleases no one.

Her more left-leaning fans remain unimpressed by her refusal to speak out against Derick more directly, while her conservative followers feel that Jill is undermining the beliefs she was raised with by suggesting she sometimes disagrees with her husband.

It’s a conflict that keeps resulting in tense debates in the comments of her Instagram page.

And Jill’s latest post has resulted in a full-blown battleground:

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

“Congrats to my little Aivah on her kindergarten graduation!”

She added the hashtag “#proudmadrina,” and many fans pointed out that “madrina” is Spanish for godmother.

The photo comes on the heels of a series of a post in which Derick praised Donald Trump and joked about his eldest son helping to build “the Wall” along America’s southern border.

For obvious reasons, many of Jill’s followers were struck by the sharp contrast of the spouse’s recent social media activity.

And some went so far as to call Jill out for hypocrisy:

“You’re with Latinos but you want that wall to be built… y’all funny as f–k,” wrote one follower.

“Funny how Derick taught Izzy all about the Wall to keep people out, and here you are showcasing your ‘brown’ friends. Oh the hypocrisy,” commented another.

“That whole ‘I can’t be a bigot, cause my bffs neighbors, cousins nephew is gay and I have no problem with him,’ schtick,” remarked a third, adding:

“What mixed messages poor Israel must be getting. Racism at home and facades in public.”

Of course, Jill also found some support from those who agree with her family’s more conservative views:

“Typical liberal hypocrisy, intolerant of others who don’t share their beliefs,” wrote one follower.

“We ‘brown’ people have been in their lives for years now, no hypocrisy,” commented another.

“Everyone is entitled to their own opinions about everything. That’s what makes us all unique.”

Obviously, as is always the case with this sort of thing, nothing was resolved, and no one changed their mind.

And yet, the debate rages on.

We’d say Jill should just avoid posting about politics, but we’re pretty sure that’s what she’s trying to do.

Unfortunately for her, it’s 2018, and literally everything is political.

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Jill Duggar Offers Prayers to Shooting Victims, Comes Under Enemy Fire

Jill Duggar is not a politican.

But many social media users think the reality star sounds far too much like one at the moment.

Allow us to explain…

Last Friday, tragedy struck an American school. Yet again.

A 17-year old named Dimitrios Pagourtzis – armed with a shotgun and .38-caliber handgun – opened fire at Santa Fe High School after pulling the fire alarm and forcing students out of their classrooms.

And into his hailof bullets.

ln total, Pagourtzis allegedly murdered 10 people and wounded 13 others.

He was arrested and charged with capital murder and aggravated assault on a public servant.

This marked the 22nd school shooting of 2018 and it came about two months after over a dozen students were killed in a similar incident in Parkland, Florida.

In response to this heinous event, Duggar posted the following image on Instagram and wrote the following words:

Prayers for those affected by the Santa Fe shooting yesterday. #neveragain.


Her heart was likely in the right place. No one is really disputing this.

But politicians and many others have beeb offering prayers for years now after murders such as this occur – and, let’s be honest, the murders keep happening.

Jill can use the hashtag “#neveragain” all she wants, but the likelihood of this happening again is VERY strong is the only thing people do in response is to pray.

And we aren’t the only ones saying this. To wit:

“Prayers mean nothing to dead children,” one person wrote as a comment to the above photo, while another added:

“Prayers won’t fix this!!! Your government can if they want… have prayers worked in the past?”

Jill and her husband, Derick Dillard, have garnered backlash in the past for some of their more conservative comments and critiques.

The latter is an unabashed Donald Trump supporter and has made it clear many times over the past several months that he doesn’t support the gay and/or lesbian lifestyle.

For example, he lit into TLC star Nate Berkus for being gay and for having a family this spring, writing:

“It’s sad how blatant the liberal agenda is, such that it both highlights and celebrates a lifestyle so degrading to children on public television as if it should be normal.”

The natural reply here, of course, would be for someone to wonder how much Derick and Jill can care about these same children when they don’t think any changes to national gun laws need to be enacted.

Wrote about Instagram critic of Jill’s over the weekend:

“Never again???? Really?? That’s your hashtag?? Obviously it WILL HAPPEN AGAIN, and again and again!!!! It’s time for your country to address gun control. It’s just sickening.”

It’s maybe worth comparing at this point what Jill is saying here to what Kelly Clarkson said as host of the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night.

“I’m a Texas girl and my home state has had so much heartbreak over this past year,” the singer said on stage, adding in emotion and anger:

Once again, y’all, we’re grieving more kids that have died for absolutely no reason at all…

Tonight they wanted me to say that obviously, we want to pray for all the victims and families. They also wanted me to do a moment of silence and I’m so sick of moments of silence. It’s not working, obviously.

Why don’t we stop moments of silence and do a moment of action? Why don’t we do a moment of change? Change what’s happening, because it’s horrible…

We are failing our children, we’re failing our communities. Let’s have a moment of action, let’s have a moment of change.

Watch this stirring speech below and decide:

Do you agree more with Jill’s take on this situation or with Clarkson’s call for action?


Jinger Duggar: Leaving Counting On to Star In Her Own Show?!

Big things are happening in Jinger Duggar’s life these days.

In fact, some believe that all the exciting new developments in Jinger’s world should take center-stage in the Duggar family’s first spin-off series.

Okay, technically, Counting On is a spinoff of 19 Kids and Counting, but really, it functioned more as a replacement series after the original was irreparably sullied by the Josh Duggar sex scandals of 2015.

Anyway, if fans have their way, Jinger might soon become the first Duggar to serve as solo star of her own series.

In recent weeks, Duggar obsessives have been calling for a Jinger spinoff (or Jin-off, as we like to call it) on her Instagram page and in Duggar-focused subreddits.

The reasons why they think this is such a good idea are myriad:

For starters, the 24-year-old’s life is wildly eventful these days.

Jinger is pregnant with her first child, and along with her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, she’s carving out a life that’s very much at odds with her ultra-conservative upbringing.

Shortly after her wedding, Jinger became the first Duggar woman of her generation to permanently move away from Arkansas.

She and Jeremy have been residents of Laredo, Texas for nearly two years now, and it looks like they’re gearing up for yet another move.

Last week, rumors that Jinger is moving to Los Angeles began to make their way around social media.

And unlike so many reports about the Duggar clan, this one is based on credible evidence.

Jeremy was recently accepted to study at a divinity school in LA, and apparently, he would be permitted to carry on his ministry there while he gets his degree.

In other words, a spinoff might soon be the only path forward for Jinger’s career that makes sense from a logistical perspective.

Continuing to find ways to incorporate Jinger’s storylines into her siblings’ lives will become that much more difficult after she heads for the coast.

The smartest move for TLC might be to simply offer Jinger her own series.

The move would make sense not only because of the geographical issues but also because it’s fitting that the woman known as “the rebel Duggar” should have her own show.

Jinger was the first Duggar woman of her generation to wear pants and the first to leave Arkansas.

Now, she might be the first to land her own series.

Just another accomplishment from the undisputed fan favorite.

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Josiah Duggar Gushes About Lauren Swanson On Her 21st Birthday!

It’s been two months since Josiah Duggar got engaged to Lauren Swanson, and while there’s been no public talk of wedding specifics, Josiah and Lauren would like the world to know that they’re still very much in love.

Lauren turned 21 over the weekend, and Josiah made it clear that he’s more in love with her than ever in a heartfelt Instagram post.

“There are not enough words to express what you mean to me and how much I love you!” Josiah wrote alongside the photo above.

“You are the best gift God has given to me. Happy Birthday, Lauren!” he added.

“I will love and cherish you all the days of your life.  -Your man, Si.”

Needless to say, fans loved Josiah’s kind words.

Josiah and Lauren are currently keeping a tight lid on their wedding plans, but fans expect them to tie the knot sooner rather than later.

After all, these two have been moving very quickly since day one of their relationship.

Just six weeks after the world learned that Josiah and Lauren were courting, the young couple revealed that they had gotten engaged.

The Duggars were just as effusive in their praise for Swanson when they announced the engagement on Facebook:

“We are so excited to announce that Josiah and Lauren are officially engaged!” they wrote.

“We have known Lauren and her family for a very long time and have seen how she has grown in her knowledge and understanding of the Lord,” the statement continued.

“She is a wonderful, caring, compassionate young lady, full of zeal for Christ. We are very thankful for her.”

The Duggars went on to state that Josiah and Lauren are eager to tie the knot:

‘We are looking forward to another Duggar wedding soon!”

Josiah’s in an unprecedented position, as he’s the first Duggar of his generation to engage in multiple courtships.

The vast majority of romantic relationships result in marriage in the Duggars’ community, so Josiah no doubt found it difficult to find someone to confide in after his breakup.

Fans were stunned when the 21-year-old abruptly ended his courtship with Marjorie Jackson back in 2015.

The couple never made a formal announcement.

Instead, Duggar watchers arrived at the conclusion that they had broken up based on the fact that Josiah removed every photo of Marjorie from his Instagram page.

It was an unexpected move, but those who know Josiah best say he’ll likely continue to toss out his family’s traditions in favor of doing things his own way.

Like his sister Jinger, Josiah is a bit of a rebel, and a source close to the family tells us that he’ll likely “be the next one to bust out.”

Sources close to the family say there are concerns that Josiah will reject his family’s belief system once he’s married and out of the house.

We guess that’s just one more reason to look forward to the next Duggar wedding!

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