Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Asking Permission to Court


"It takes a lot of courage to approach a guy with a wrench."
-John-David Duggar

A couple weeks ago on Counting On, we watched Joseph Duggar seek Pastor Caldwell's blessing to ask his oldest daughter Kendra Caldwell to begin a courtship. On Monday night, we heard Joseph and Kendra share their thoughts on that scene.

Joseph admits he was a little nervous, especially since Pastor Caldwell was fixing the breaks on Joseph's truck during the conversation. Looking back at the clip, Kendra says there was a part of her that thought her dad might say no.

"I was just like, 'I don't know if he's going to even...say yes to Joe when he asks,'" says Kendra. Check out the video below.



Photo/video courtesy TLC

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

New Photo of Samuel Dillard

Jill and Derick Dillard have released a new photo of Samuel Scott Dillard! Born on July 8th via C-section, Samuel is now two weeks and three days old. Isn't he a cutie?

No further information has been made public about the details of the birth or Jill's recovery, but when any announcements are made, we will share it with you all.

Samuel Dillard

Photo courtesy dillardfamily.com

Duggar PDA


What did you think of last night's episode? Did you enjoy learning more about the older Duggar siblings and watching them interact? In this clip, the siblings poke fun at each other, as they discuss Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo's honeymoon and Duggar PDA.



Photo/video courtesy TLC

Monday, July 24, 2017

'The After Show Part 2' Recap

Counting On "The After Show Part 2"

  • As the show opens, Daphne Oz plays a clip from Jinger and Jeremy’s honeymoon. She asks which couple likes PDA the most, and the answer is unanimous: Jill and Derick. (The Dillards are not at the interview because Jill will soon deliver baby Samuel.)
  • Jim Bob and Michelle arrive with Spurgeon and Henry. When Jessa and Ben ask Spurgeon if he wants to hold the baby, Spurgeon says no and squirms away.
  • The topic turns to in-laws and grandchildren. “If each one of our kids just has five children each, then we’ll have over 100,” says Jim Bob.
  • Daphne asks about the questionnaire that Jim Bob gives to possible sons-in-law, and the Duggar dad says got the idea from another family. “When our daughters are leaving home…you want to make sure it’s going to be the best situation for them,” says Jim Bob.
  • Daphne asks if any of the guys in particular have passed with flying colors. “Each one has passed, or they wouldn’t have been married,” laughs Jim Bob. Everyone else smiles and laughs with him.
  • As the cameras start rolling after the first commercial break, Kendra walks in. Joy and Kendra were friends even before Kendra started courting Joseph.
  • Daphne shows a clip from Austin’s proposal to Joy, and the newlywed Forsyths confess that they shared a hug that was more than a side hug.
  • Joy and Austin share an interesting tidbit. After the first kiss at their wedding, Austin asked Joy if she wanted him to carry her out of the sanctuary, and Joy said no. She knew her dress was complex and didn’t want to mess it up.
  • Later, the Vuolos, Seewalds, and Forsyths face off in “the couples showdown.” Here are some of the highlights:
  • What would your wife say was the most memorable part of your honeymoon? Everyone talks about being alone for the first time, except Jessa, who answers, “Rome.” (Apparently she and Ben had both planned to say Rome, but Ben had forgotten.)
  • I wish my spouse would stop _____.
    • Jeremy: Doubting herself
    • Joy: biting his nails
    • Austin: whooping me in pool
    • Ben: getting down about her weight
  • Who takes up more than their half of the bed, him or her? Everyone says “her,” except Jessa, who says “Henry.”
  • Daphne brings out Joseph and Kendra.
  • What pet name does your wife/fiancĂ© call you? Jeremy’s answer is “Baaaaaaabe.” Most of the couples say babe and/or lovey.
  • When asked what Joseph's hidden talent is, Kendra says, "Most people would say he’s not talkative, but he’s really good at talking with people."
  • My spouse/fiancĂ© is afraid of____.
    • Jinger: bad breath
    • Jeremy: Texas bugs
    • Joy: nothing really
    • Austin: nothing
    • Jessa: GMOs, MSG, partially hydrogenated oils, TBHQ, cheap candles, and germs
    • Ben: bugs and spiders
    • Kendra: being in water
    • Joseph: bugs
  • Joy and Austin are the winners.

A Broken Courtship Rule


Tonight on TLC, watch the last new episode of Counting On before the next season premiere airs on September 11th. The Duggar siblings continue their chat with Daphne Oz. Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth confess that they broke one of their courtship rules, and John-David Duggar teases about his proposal to his future wife. Check out the clip below.

Monday, July 24
9pm-10pm: The After Show Part 2 (NEW)
In part two of the two-part After Show special, host Daphne Oz gets the Duggars' reactions to some of the biggest moments of last season, and the happy couples square off in a round of "The Couples Showdown." Stay tuned for a special guest or two!
11pm: The After Show Part 2 (NEW)



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