Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Duggar Relationship Updates

This weekend, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard attended a wedding shower thrown by the Duggars' church fellowship. They look forward to tying the knot early this summer.


Jill's sisters have been helping plan her wedding. Will there be another Duggar wedding in the near future? Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald are still in a courtship. And we must say, they make a cute couple.


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  1. glad for Jill and Derrick. but please be real about ben and Jessa they may make a cute couple but a 18 year old is not ready to get married. why don't these people see the reality of this?

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    1. Ben is more mature, stable, and ready for marriage than most 30 year olds I know! The age number does not a man make! It is their maturity and character, and he has more than enough of both!! I think, in my own humble opinion, that they are probably engaged, but are not sharing the news so as to not steal the limelight from Jill and her big day. Just my thoughts....

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    2. Why dont you see that michelle herself married at 17. Some state laws only require that you are 16. And where i am in australia, you need to be 18.
      Age has nothing to do with it. Its all about maturity.
      What i want to know is, why hasnt ben popped the question yet? They have been courting longer than jill and derick.. so im surprised she isnt engaged yet. Gives me more reason to believe the relationship is a flop.

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    3. Maybe he wants to find the right job so he can support his family

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    4. Jill had been talking to Derick for a year on skype and text, while on his mission and he knew Jim bob for a couple of years as his prayer partner before they meet in person

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    5. This is Jill and Derick wedding site !!(:
      21 days to go!!
      http://www.theknot.com/wedding/Jill-and-Derick/

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  2. Hi Lily and Ellie,
    IS Michellepregnant?cuz on the next episode, they are at the pregnancy doctor?

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  3. They both look so happy! The cute little cap sleeved tops Jessa's been wearing lately are too cute!
    I know there will be some critical comments on the top Jessa's wearing, but I'm here to defend her. Her bangs don't resemble the world, and neither does her makeup or top. She looks like beautiful Jessa Duggar, and that's great!

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  4. Did Ben give Jessa her heart necklace? Its cute. Beautiful couple. They are looking happier every day!!

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  5. I am excited to see the wedding, congratulations. I think you are a great couple. When is Ben going to pop the question to Jessa?

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  6. I found one of the recent episodes on youtube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRAd-fMU0eM

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  7. cant wait to watch the episode of there wedding!!!!! Jessa and Ben do make a very cute couple!!!! hope they have a wedding too!!! by the way you guys should do new photos on the top of the screen those are old.....:( bye

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  8. Oh my goodness Jessa and Ben look sooooo cute together! And I really like Jessa with bangs! Now no judging, people, on the makeup ok? I think she looks great:-)

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  9. I LOVED last night's show! I thought it was great! And how cute of Derick to draw out the necklace that he wanted! He had it in his mind! So cute!
    I can't wait for next week! I hear that they will be circling back to Ben and Jessa!

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  10. I LOVE what jessa has been doing to her hair lately! Even more beautiful than before! They are such a gorgeous, caring couple! It will be interesting to see just how their personalities work together in a marriage. :)

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  11. Jessah is just gorgeous!!! Can't wait for the first girl duggar wedding!!

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  12. What fun couples!!! Jill looks SUPER happy! :) So does Jessa!!! Can't wait to hear when (Lord willing) Jessa gets engaged! -Mary

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  13. Beautiful! Love Jessa's bangs! Lovely smiles! Why aren't they engaged I wonder?

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  14. If Jill or any of the Duggar girls are to do any public speaking, PLEASE train them to get rid of the word "like" as in "I, like, said...." "He, like, said." Jill must have said, "like" two hundred times on last night's show. Please.

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    1. So I bet everyone does something that annoys someone else

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  15. I love this show. Because I can see the love in your family. Also I wanna know is jessa getting married soon?

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  16. Jill and Derick make such a great couple. Are they registered anywhere for wedding gifts?

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  17. So beautiful!!! Can't wait to see Jill and Derick's wedding and I hope Jessa and Ben will be engaged soon. :-)
    --Love in Christ, C. H. Duggar fan from Oklahoma

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  18. Was just watching United Bates of America episode 6 where they are at the ati conference with the duggars and I swear I saw Ben Seewald in several of the shots hanging out with the families. Is that him?

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  19. Jill Duggar is live on Channelmom radio at 6:30 PM ET today. You can listen live on this site: http://channelmom.com/listen-live/

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  20. Never mind they showed in another episode it was someone from the Paine family

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  21. Now realizing it is Erin bates husband I was seeing. Don't know why I thought that was ben. Interesting to see their reactions early on since this was filmed back in 2011

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  22. Both couples look so cute together. I think Jessa looks even more beautiful in this photo than she usually does. Best Wishes to both couples. Can't wait for Jill and Derick's wedding.

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  23. Do Jill and Derick have a blog of their own?

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  24. Congratulations and God bless you all xx

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  25. I'm glad Ben and Jessa are taking it slow. They don't need to rush into this.

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  26. Wow so awesome

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  27. I hope someone can upload the latest episodes :)

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  28. Hello, Lily and Ellie. This is by no means derogatory at all. I absolutely adore Derick. Adore him. And I like Jill as well. However, the Duggar girls are being put more and more into the public spotlight, which is a great thing for them to share their beliefs with the rest of the world. My opinion is that the girls need training to remove some of the teenage/young adult "slang" they use far too much. The word "like" is used so many times in this latest episode that I got distracted from the message of the show and got focused on the word "like." Jessa did it also. Jill would say "like" eight times in one sentence and it was used as slang most of the time. Example: "He did, like, this." "I did, like, that." "We were, like, fill in the blank." "And Dad did, like, this." "And I was, like, you know, I like him." Please pass along to this wonderful family that this is not derogatory; it is constructive criticism. My own daughters used to do the same thing, overusing the slang word "like" almost every other word in a sentence until I made them aware of it. They don't do that anymore after becoming aware that the overuse (misuse) of the word "like" is so distracting to the message they are trying to convey in speech. Respectfully sent. Other than needing to work on the overuse of the slang use of the word "like," Jill is a princess for sure! She did use the word "like" appropriately several times, but it was hard to listen to because, especially when she was nervous, "like" appeared in slang so many times. It is the same thing public speakers have had to overcome in the last several years. "But-(pause)-um" is one slang phrase a prominant politician picked up and had to be trained to stop saying it. Haven't you heard the 2000 "but, um...." It spoken as but, pause, um, then continuing with sentence. Public speaking requires training, and I trust the Duggar children will get training on the misuse of the word "like." Other than that, a very uplifting episode I just don't want young girls to get the habit of "like" every other word.

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    1. Humm I wonder why it's called a reality show ???? Her saying like didn't disturb me at all

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    2. Some times i do the same thing, i think it has a little bit to do with nerves.Im tryin do do my best, its helps when people point it out and remind me that im doing it.I dont think you are being rude, just u being helpful,you are absolutely right.

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  29. I can't believe the part last week where Jill said Derick "looks different." Say what? Different from what? He is cute as a button. Derick is the best thing that ever happened to the Duggar family. Looks differerent from the Duggars? Derick is the best looking man out of the entire bunch, if Jill means Derick looks different, she surely has to mean that is by far the best looking of the entire family. Derick is priceless.

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  30. Ben is only 18 years old and not out of college. Thats very young for a boy to get married!

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  31. Ben is 18years old! Really young for a marriage! Jessa and Ben need alot of time!

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  32. You are right that is very young to enter into marriage. He is only 18.

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  33. @Anonymous

    To the person that said that an 18-year-old is not ready to get married, I would just like to throw it out there that while some 18-year-olds may not be ready to marry, I know of several couples that have been married for years and even decades that got married at 18. (One of those couples has even been married for over 40 years!) I believe that it really depends more on the people rather than the age. One person may be ready at 18 and another may not be ready until he or she is 28, 38, 48, etc. :) There are many factors that come into play. :) All of that said, I am really excited for the Duggar family and all of the things that God is doing in each of their lives.

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  34. I wish Jill would stop using the slang word like that I am trying to teach young girls not to use == the slang "like." I have tried to get published about this. Maybe Lily and Ellie can word it so that the message gets out there.

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    1. What does it matter to you is call reality for a reason

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  35. In that case, would you like them to be fake or themselves? Why would it matter how they talk? Looking at particulars is truly unnecessary.

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  36. Do Jill and Derick have a registry somewhere?

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  37. Thrilled for Jill and Derick. I'm curious about how he will earn a living back in the states? He has a degree in accounting - is he working for a church or religious group? I"m delighted he got Jill a nice ring and necklace, but how does he pay for them? No judgements! Just curious. Also, Ben at 18 is twice as mature as most 25 yr old men. He's been working longer. You don't need much to start out.

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  38. @Anonymous
    These kids are more mature now, than most kids are at 21 or older. They've been working, and being responsible for years. I think they're old enough. It's spoiled, worldly kids, that aren't ready for marriage. Age has nothing to do with the US 50% divorce rate. It's due to the wrong start.

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  39. I am so happy for Jill She ahs always been my favorite They look great together I cant wait to see the wedding Congrats to you both

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  40. I'm glad Ben and Jessa are waiting. Jill & Derrick seem to have the ideal situation. Derick has a great job very close to the Duggar home. Jill can continue her training as a midwife, still film for the show and see her family often. Derick and Jill will easily be able to afford a decent quality of life and maybe during vacation time do some short mission trips. As much as weddings are exciting, Ben and Jessa have a lot to figure out besides love/religious compatibility. Ben needs to find out what he wants to do and either build his business or start his career. Remember Josh had the car lot for 3 years before he asked Anna to marry him. Ben has had his windshield business for less then a year. It takes time.

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  41. cant wait to see jill and dereks wedding!!! and jessa looks so beautiful!!! happy for BOTH couples :)

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  42. Thank you for posting this link!!!

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  43. Beautiful! Can Jessa give us her makeup tricks and tips?

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  44. Can someone PLEASE upload Going the Distance for Love?

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  45. I think Ben will wait until he graduates college to get engaged. His dad seems to be on top of things and I'm sure he has counseled Ben on financial responsibilities.

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  46. Hi Anonymous,
    I think that it is refreshing than am 18 year old man knows what he wants. Remember 18 year old's can fight in wars and potentially lose their lives defending the nation and they can help chose the President by voting. Marriage is a big commitment but I think that young marriage & growing together is not a bad thing.

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  47. Hi Lily and Ellie (and Duggars), I am the oldest of 12 children (thirteen counting me) and I will be 14 in December. We have one set of twins in the family. I was wondering if there is any way I could contact Joy-Anna or any of the Duggar girls? I would like some helpful tips and encouragement from them. I can understand if they can't but it doesn't hurt to ask. I wish they could come to West Virginia or Virginia sometime. Any future dates??? :) Well, let me know ASAP if I can contact them :) I wish more people had godly families today :)

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    1. Hi Anonymous,

      You can email the Duggars at duggarmail@gmail.com. :)

      ~Lily and Ellie

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  48. Them Duggar girls to have more freedom now! They are adults! They can make their own decisions! My parents married in 1999 and I was born in the December of 2000. I am the oldest of 13 and I think that Michelle and Jim-Bob are holding back their kids!

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  49. Can I contact the Duggar girls? I am the oldest of 13 and want to ask them a few things. Thanks :)

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  50. @Anonymous
    Ben is nineteen now I think

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  51. Divorce doesn't have anything to do with a couple's start. It's the present at the time of the divorce that matters. Exactly what have they been earning? Besides the show. I know they done some online study and training using the buddy system. I do agree they are all old enough to wear combat boots and marry.

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  52. @Anonymous

    JB was 19 and Michelle was 17 when they tied the knot.

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  53. I wonder why when two people fall in love they get even better looking than before, love just beams out of them, and they look just so beautiful, they glo.:-)

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  54. Stop judging Ben's age, you guys. I know it's a controversial topic, but they can take as much time as they want and Ben can pop the question whenever he wants. God will work things out, He is in control. Please be positive in the things you say.

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  55. Anon 51: You are pretty young to judge if parents are too strict. There is a balance that you do not understand yet. A lot of kids you age think that they know better.

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  56. http://www.theknot.com/wedding/Jill-and-Derick/view/5387319763559245/42210465

    Registry information :)

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  57. Jessa is not 18. She is 21 and will be turning 22 in november. And yeah maybe ben and jessa are not ready to get married yet, and that's probably the reason why they're in such a long courtship

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  58. I'm so happy for Jessa and Jill. But come one, we still have the beautiful Jana waiting. I really hope that she'll find a loving guy very soon

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  59. Ben is 19 now . Give him another 2 years hé is going to fill out and hé is going to be drop dead georgous..

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  60. @Anonymous
    I was 18 when I married. It has been 44 years now and still going strong. May God bless all the Duggars.

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