Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Duggar No. 15 Enters Teenage Years

As the parents of 19 children, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are well-versed in the various stages of childhood and adolescence. Today, Jackson Duggar, No. 15 in the Duggar lineup, is officially a teenager! If you go back and watch the Duggars introduce themselves in their first reality TV special, 14 Children and Pregnant Again, you'll notice that Jackson wasn't even born yet.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Jana the Baby Whisperer

The oldest daughter in a family with 19 kids, Jana has spent more time around babies than most moms. Although Jim Bob and Michelle's children are growing up quickly, the cries and laughs of small children can still be heard regularly in the Duggar home, as their grandchildren visit frequently. Like her sisters, Jana loves to dote on her nieces and nephews. And as you can imagine, with all the experience she has had, she is quite the pro at caring for little ones.

Jana Duggar

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Four Duggar Women File Lawsuit

 Jessa Duggar Seewald, Joy-Anna Duggar, Jill Duggar Dillard,
Jana Duggar, Jinger Duggar Vuolo

Plaintiffs Jill Dillard, Jessa Seewald, Jinger Vuolo, and Joy Duggar filed a lawsuit this week, naming the following parties as defendants:

"CITY OF SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS; WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS; KATHY O'KELLEY, in her individual and official capacities; ERNEST CATE, in his individual and official capacities; RICK HOYT, in his individual and official capacities; STEVE ZEGA, in his official capacity; BAUER PUBLISHING COMPANY, L.P.; BAUER MAGAZINE, L.P.; BAUER MEDIA GROUP, INC.; BAUER, INC.; HEINRICH BAUER NORTH AMERICA, INC.; BAUER MEDIA GROUP USA, LLC; and DOES 1-10, inclusive."

The lawsuit claims that the defendants contributed to the allegedly unlawful release of information that led to the identification and exploitation of the plaintiffs as victims of child abuse. The four Duggar women state that the sole purpose of the lawsuit is to fight for the protection of juvenile victims of child abuse.

"We hope our lawsuit will send a clear message that releasing the names of juveniles is never okay."
-Jill Dillard

"This case is solely about protecting children who are victims of abuse. Revealing juvenile identities under these circumstances is unacceptable, and it’s against the law. The media and custodians of public records who let these children down must be held accountable. This case has vast implications for all our children. We hope that by bringing this case to the public’s attention, all children will be protected from reckless reporting."
-Jill Dillard, Jessa Seewald, Jinger Vuolo, and Joy Duggar

We know that the Duggars would appreciate prayers, especially that the goal of the lawsuit would be accomplished. Following the Biblical command to pray for those who mistreat you, we also encourage you to pray for the defendants.

To watch a news report and to read the statement released by the City of Springdale, visit NWA Homepage.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Dillard Party of 4 is Home

This just in: Jill, Derick, Israel, and Baby Boy Dillard #2 (due in early July) are home from Central America.

Israel Dillard, Jill Dillard, Derick Dillard

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Duggar Son-In-Law Turns 22

Wishing Ben Seewald a very happy 22nd birthday!

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