I cant wait she is gonna make a beautiful bride.!!
Congrats to the happy newlyweds.
Here's hoping that they will remain happy. The 19K website contained a video from Michelle on what to look for in a husband. It took her so very long to say what she wanted to say. The one thing I find odd is that she never used the word "love"...find someone that you love and that is "good" for you and to you. It was a clinical list of character qualities, etc... maybe I'm missing something here, don't you use the word "love" when thinking of a spouse?
I agree with this comment. Ive never heard her use the word love. Always made me wonder
Love is a choice. I choose to love my husband and I am very, very blessed he chooses to love me when i am unlovable. Falling in love is the easy part, but working at love and committing to love the same person forever is the hard part. So yes, look for someone you love but remember, loving that person is not always going to be an easy choice to make.
You can see the love.....actions speak louder than words........
Such an exciting time for them! I too am actually getting married June 21st. My wedding date was booked though since last year...so I thought it was neat that they picked the same date as me and my soon to be husband. Wishing them a lifetime of happiness. 9 more anxious days to go!
Congratulations! Enjoy your special day, it will be over way too quickly. Wishing you the best!
It would be nice if the wedding was June 2015 so that Jill and Derick could enjoy this engagement stage for another year.
I got engaged after 6 months of dating but we waited a year to get married. They are both young and should enjoy being alone for awhile but that's my opinion
I couldn't agree more!
But they have different standards and can't be alone until they are married. People forget that the best time for giving birth is before 35 yet we are expected to wait until our 30s to get married.I am 34 and I have been married for 20yrs. I am still deeply in love with my hubby. We made the decision to have children early due to a medical condition that required I have a hysterectomy at 17.I know we are the exception rather than the rule. I do feel that we took steps to make sure that we would be the exception, premarital counseling.I just wonder though as the average age of a bride and groom have raised so have the divorce rate. Maybe growing up together helps. I know there's a lot of other factors like the fact divorce is more.accepted ect. I just know that it makes you find a way to make it through tuff time's when you need each other. I know I will get a lot of people who disagree,but it's just a thought.
Hey when you have met the one you are going to spend your whole life with why wait so long. I have no regrets with my marriage. And i got married when i was 20 :-) and i am still happily married.:-) i am,sooo,happy for them. Congrats and may God bless them
SO EXCITING!!!!! :D I wish they would air it in prime time! This is bigger than the royal wedding, people! ;) :P Honestly I can't wait to see that episode. Hopefully it's like a 2-hour special or something. Congratulations Jill & Derick, y'all make an adorable couple.
may God bless this marraige.
When will it be on tv?
cant wait are you guys going to film the wedding?
So excited for you - Congrats from Toronto!
I'm really excited for them! I think they are a great couple
I love you two!
They seem like they were made for each other. Jill looks radiant. Derrick looks like he doesn't want to let go. So sweet and so in love!
Cute!!! Can't wait to see the wedding!!!!!
I'm so happy for them! They are the cutest couple!
Excited for you two lovebirds. I'll be watching the blog all day June 21 for pictures and videos of your wedding day.
Oh how exciting and wonderful! Enjoy your last weekend in your home and with your roommates! ;-)
So exciting!!! Congratulations!!! :)
I wish you both the best of luck and long happy marriage
Another reason that that date is special. I'm relocating on the same day. Will be sending all the very best of wishes to the perfect couple. Hope the coming days are as fun and stress free as possible!<3
Wishing you, Jill and Derrick, a wonderful wedding day, and a lifetime of sunshine and blessings.
good luck to them both i am sure they will have wonderful life with gods help .were will they be living
Counting down with you guys! SO excited for this amazing couple that is such a wonderful example.
Congrats and God bless you both. Just remember to keep God first and pray daily together. God will get you through anything and everything.
Congratulations, Jill and Derick!
I pray that they will be very happy and have a long life together.
Best wishes for an amazing life.God Bless
Can't wait! Looking forward to the photos and the tv special.
Congratulation Jill and Derick
I've just thought of something. I'm sure people have noticed it, but I can't help but mention it...:) Jill's initials will stay the same even after she's married. :) :) Congratulations you two!!
When will the wedding be on tv
Blessings and God's Grace to you both. It has been a pleasure to watch a courtship that is pure. I wish I had had your mom and dad's guidance as my girls grew up. I can't wait to see pictures.
When will we get to see it on tv?
Congratulations, you look so much in love and I think it is wonderful. Wishing you many many blessings. Keep smiling as you are now
Hope TLC has a two-hour special on Jill's wedding!! :)
Praying for many years of love and happiness for you both!
Two beautiful people inside and out!! God bless you two!
Will be thinking of you on your special day Jill, happy for you.Your sister in Christ,Rose
Jill looks so much like Michelle - beautiful! Blessings to you both for a beautiful wedding day and a life filled with much joy!
Lily and Ellie, Will you be at the wedding?? If so, then I look forward to hopefully meeting you! You have done a great job with this blog! It's always fun to go here and read what you all post. Blessings...CONGRATULATIONS JILL AND DERICK!!! Can't wait to see you on your special day!!!!!
Hi Anonymous at 10:10,We will be at the wedding and look forward to meeting you as well. Be sure to come and find us. :)Lily and Ellie
Oh my goodness you two are so lucky!!! I know I don't know them personally, but it would have been amazing to have received an invitation to their blessed event! I just love them and their family; and am thankful that we get to celebrate "long distance" with them! Please tell them congratulations from all their "friends they haven't met yet"!
@Anonymous I really think they are looking forward to the honeymoon - no chaperones.
HI all. Just letting you know the new episodes are up. A Big Announcement and a Duggar Leaves Home http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR_OhAMdOL0; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR_OhAMdOL0 :)!Oh, to the person who said Derick and Jill should have their wedding in 2015 so they can enjoy engagement...why? Why not get married and enjoy being married now?:) My engagement was two months and those 2 months felt so long in waiting to get married:) - we were ready and there was no reason to drag it out. Good on them for having a quick engagement! :)
@Anonymousof course its going to air on tv do you think they'd disappoint thousands of fans of seeing Jill and derrick get married after their whirlwind courtship and engagement???
I hope that they have a long and happy marriage like jimbob and Michelle.does anyone know if they plan on going back into missionary work after they marry? And how many bets on how long till Jill announces her own pregnancy?
Wow, great job ladies, for not letting any Debbie downers comments get on this happy site, as it should be. Sometimes we need a break from all the nastiness and we just want to enjoy this happy,exciting time and be one united Duggar fan fanatic, right?
I wish they could have one special dance.Maaybe they will privately.I see nothing wrong with two people in love having a dance, it can b so special. We will never know ;)
Great pic of Derick. Their similuar coloring complements each other.They certainly will have cute kids.
How can they "enjoy" a year long engagement as a previous poster suggested? These two adults aren't allowed to kiss each other. This is the reason they rush a wedding so the hormones can be "righteously satisfied" before they do something that's not allowed, like a full hug. I'm not sure that their way is the wiser, more Godly way, as the couples are rushed into marriage because of the physical,desires which SHOULD be there..but they confuse that with life long marriage love. I really do wish them well.
I am so happy for then. I love this family and wish I had been raised in this kind of home. I wish they would adopt me. You can see the love in this family I wish them all the best. Cant wait to see the wedding and hopefully see what God has in store for this couple. They are truly blessed.
I can't wait to see it on TV! I'm so excited for this family and for Jill and derick!
Congratulations to the Happy Couple! Wishing you guys all the Best! I totally am hoping to see a TV special, This is HUGE!
This is the kind of love story every mother wants for her daughter! Praise the Lord! He is good!
loved the proposal song. have a wonderful wedding day. 19k is a joy to watch. what a nice family
@AnonymousI would imagine those side hugs are getting old already, never mind a complete year!
@Anonymous 2 Yes, when you think about your spouse you think of them with love but what I think Michelle is trying to say is that you have to learn to guard your heart and want more than just 'love' in a good stable marriage. You don't just want to fall in love with just any man you meet! You need to consider your options as Michelle was saying. Would he make a good father to my children? Will he be a good and supportive husband? How does he treat his mother and/or sisters? These are questions that you need to ask yourself before setting your heart on him. Learn to guard your heart so that when he fits the criteria, you are free to love him if that is God's will! And who knows? He might be the one for you!!!!I don't want to upset you but these are the morals that I have been taught and just see how similar they are to the Duggars!!! :) Have a great day and may God bless you!!!!!!
May God bless you Jill and Derrick!!! I'll be praying from Australia!!!!
I wish I had been raised in this kind of home, too! :) :)
Can't wait for happy healthy and if course glowing babies!! Is the familia going to film it? Hope so!!!!!!!!!!
I saw a picture of a waterfall braid and think it would be beautiful on the Duggar girls. They all have such pretty hair.
A huge congratulations to the happy couple and both families!!!! Will look forward to the wedding special :) Thank You for allowing us to be a part of your family and a part of the milestones yall experience as well. Hope yall know how much we appreciate the model of a Godly and loving family yall are. God's Blessing to the happy couple and the families!!!! Your fans from FL
Just want to send many blessings to Jill & Derrick as they begin their life together!! Their love just shines through~ :)
But they aren't allowed to BE alone until they get married!
I am soo very Happy for Jill and Derrick!! They make a cute couple and seem to have a lot in common and are very mature and comparable ! I couldn't be happier for them! Good job Dad fixing them up!!!! Oh soo very happy❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
So Happy for you
I'm excited about the wedding and when your in love you don't wanna wait my husband and I met in August got engaged in December and married in June and we have been happily married for going on 10 year I was only 18 when we got engaged 19 when we married so if you pray about it and you feel like God sent him your way then why wait ???? I have a good feeling these 2 are gonna make it :-)
Someone said Jill and Derick should wait a year so they could enjoy the engagement, all I can say is I wouldn't wish another year of chaperones and side hugs on any couple as in love as these two. Moreover it seems unwise and unnecessary to wait when you have had confirmation from the Lord that this is right. Ellen
I'm not sure if the duggars read this blog or not but I just want to wish Jill and Derick all the best for their wedding next week. Jill, you are an amazing young woman and such an inspiration to other young ladies. You deserve this. Derick seems like such a nice young man with a big heart for The Lord just like you! Enjoy your day I know I will enjoy watching it !! xxx
So Happy for y'all!!! Cannot wait to see picture's!!
Love y'all's family!!!! Can't wait to see the wedding, and I know that y'all have done a beautiful job raising Jill to be the Godly wife she is going to be to Derek! God Bless!!!😄
@Anonymous My personal POV is that if you make your "clinical" list of qualities you feel are good for you and The Father brings that someone into your life you will instinctively love them (as Christ loves the church-Ephesians 5:25). However, much of the feeling of love that society refers to comes from physical relationships and is superficial. It was interesting coming from where I did with a courtship and subsequent marriage, realizing true love and acquired love...both of which are awesome- one of which is only healthy after marriage and establishment of real love. I think what a lot of people are seeing with these two is a very mature love for one another that people aren't typically used to while observing dating (or even courtships!). Which is why I think they've chosen to move along with life in maybe a quicker fashion than most people expected.
It is so hard to wait a full year for a wedding!!! My hubby and I moved our wedding three times to make it closer to us!!!! Now we are happily married for 19 years with 7 beautiful children and are praying for more!!!! I know what it is like to wait for that wedding day and we even hugged before our wedding!!! Have fun at your wedding and I hope that God will bless you in your married life!!!
I am SO excited for Derrik and Jill! I've had such a wonderful time following their lives during courtship. Beautiful to see a Godly couple doing things the right way! Counting down the days til they air their wedding!!!! My hubby and i did much of what they are doing in courtship-setting physical boundaries, courting, always having someone with us on dates. It was hard sometimes, but it was worth it to wait. We only courted for THREE months people-before we realized we were meant to be. together forever! :) And marriage is the best thing that's happened to us-and we have 3 sweet blessings to show for it...all in just 4 years of marriage! To the people who are criticizing the Duggar family for their conservative ways-I hope they can't read everything you're saying about them. If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. I for one, see them as a Godly family trying to do His will in all things. Most people have lost sight of what it means to live a real Godly life-so when we see a family doing just that...it can bother some of us. Because they are doing exactly what we aren't doing! I think with more prayer and discernment more families would live this way-or at least, be much more Godly then they are right now. As for Michelle ne'er talking about love...hmmm. You must be watching the wrong show because ALL they show is love-to each other, in word (she's mentioned the word 'Love' many times over) and deed. Their family is full of love-and it radiates from the screen right into your own home. If you'll let it. I think she didn't particularly use the word 'love' when Jessa asked that question because 'love' is obvious...they both know the other person know that's important. Obviously, in a Christian relationship, you marry a loving person-if you're going for a Godly spouse. God is love! So I think that's why she didn't mention it-because that's the obvious. Jessa wanted pointers on other things to look for. Love is obvious but other things can be harder to look for-especially when we let 'love' lead...it can turn you into some dead ends & messed up people if that's all you're looking for in a person.
We moved our wedding date too, anonymous! Lol Too hard to wait! :) We gave side hugs. ;)
That Derrick is one good looking guy. Not a bad addition to "character" that they always talk about! Hmmmmm!
how can you truly fall in love with someone if they do not have the qualities you are looking for in a spouse? spoken from experience my husband is everything i wanted in a spouse and love him to death.
What a lovely couple! Thank you for being such a good example of choosing your life partner with a clear thinking head. The physical stuff is easy; it is the judging of character that is difficult, especially if clouded by the physical stuff. I hope your wedding day is everything you want it to be, and that your marriage will be fruitful and happy!
what a happy moment to have. Best wishes for a beautiful day for a beautiful bride. I was awestruck by what Derick went through to get the proposal 'just right', what a sweet man, Jill is very lucky to have found the love of her life.Their story of love blooming over many miles is enchanting. God does truly have a hand in who we are to be with, and Jill and Derick have definitely found each other through Gods' will.True blessings to them on their very special day, I look forward to this episode, I have been watching since it was 13 kids and counting!
I love watch this show I can't wait to see the wedding on TLC
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