Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Duggars Look Ahead to 2015

The Duggars had a busy 2014 and are preparing for another year that could be even busier. They welcomed two sons-in-law into the family in 2014 and are looking forward to the arrival of [at least] two new grandchildren in 2015. (Jill Dillard is 29 weeks pregnant, and Anna Duggar is just over 12 weeks pregnant.) In addition, the super-sized family will continue their hectic schedule of homeschooling, speaking engagements, and filming.

What else do you think is in store for the Duggars in the 2015?

Michelle Duggar homeschools Josie Duggar (5) and Jordyn Duggar (6)


Photo: Alpha Omega Publications

110 comments:

  1. More courtships hopefully!! :)

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    1. I would love to see Jana & John David court & marry!

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    2. That would be nice!

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    3. And Jinger too!!

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  2. I would love to see Michelle (or one of the older girls) do some "viewer challenges" in the form of scripture reading and/or memorization, or some sort of online Bible Study. With so many viewers and people interested in their lives, it would be wonderful to use their influence to help grow people spiritually and not just feed people's obsession with following a big family - even one as great of a role model as the Duggars.

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    1. I really like that idea!

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    2. Awesome idea!

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    3. I think that is something u should be doing on ur own. Not the Diggers place to do "challanges". They r being witness to the world just by letting us see them as themselves.

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    4. Me too! I love that idea.

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    5. If this is truly supposed to be a ministry and not just a "reality" show then it is a good idea.

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  3. love to see the younger kids do Upward sports or other activities that are moral and fun activities for them.

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  4. About their stance on guns. While it can be the person it's actually the gun. If there were no guns, there would be less violence and shooting and more lives saved

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    1. But let's think about this, they are criminals for the most part who use guns for wrong reasons.,and they are called criminals because they don't obey the law. So if we outlaw guns why would they all of a sudden give up their guns, They are criminals they don't obey the law . this would only make they bolder and more violent because now we wouldn't have any way to defend ourselves. Right?

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    2. It really isn't that easy

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    3. Cain killed Abel with a rock. Guns are the issue, it is the heart. We have a family member who is on death row for killing someone with a rock, not a firearm. More children have been aborted in just America alone, than any gun has taken a life. 57 million and counting of lives take .

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    4. Bad guys don't care about laws. They will always be able to get guns, they have their illegal ways. You might as well let the good guys have them as well so that they can protect themselves.

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  5. I think a bible study would be awesome and I think before two much longer we will see jessa having a baby

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    1. Or adoption has been mentioned a time or 2

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  6. I would like to see a full year of 19 Kids and Counting. Also, why won't TLC confirm the Feb 17, 2015 season of 19 Kids and Counting

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  7. Hope to see all y'all on TV soon. Miss the show very much..

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  9. Where can we find a church like yours in Connecticut? Thanks so much. We love you guys!

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    1. Gallup Hill Baptist Church, 79 Gallup Hill Rd., Ledyard, CT 06339 – Phone (860) 464-8532 – Email ghb@sbcglobal.net

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  10. I agree with anonymous 2 I think it would be great if theydsome sort of bible study ...viewer oriented with maybe interactive mode

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  11. Ok, Jill will have a baby, gets pregnant again.
    Jessa will get pregnant and have a baby.
    Jana will start dating Tim Tebow :), gets engaged.
    Jinger opens a coffee shop.
    John David gets engaged, married and will be expecting.
    Joseph opens his own business and start courting.
    The house will get emptier!

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    1. jana never met tim tebow so she cant date him and that was last year none of the duggars met tim

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    2. Hopefully they will do some things to help others locally, such as spending time with incredibly lonely veterans at the VA homes. They could sing and entertain them. There is one about 1.5 hours from them. They could follow the biblical mandate to defend widows. They could use their fame to inspire others to do things such as this.

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    3. I believe there is a VA home at Claremore, ok which is about 75 miles from them. Those folks would love a little attention and they deserve it for defending our country.

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  12. I like the person who commented that if there were no guns, there would be less violence. I agree wholeheartedly! We don't need guns. Get over them people. They are wreaking havoc on our already gone crazy society. I certainly would be willing to give up my gun, if I had one, if it meant we could live in a safer, saner world!

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    1. Let's think that through. Even if guns were illegal criminals who do illegal acts will still have them. I do not have a gun and do not plan on ever having one but it would be absolutely foolish of me to think I wanted everyone to have to give them up when
      Criminals won't and unarmed people would be at their mercy.LoRdy ate yoourself by looking at the stats of countries that made guns illegal. It is not good. Criminals are thrilled that people there are unarmed.




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  13. Maybe Ben and Jessa will be missionaries.

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  14. I'd love to see Jana have an opportunity to pursue whatever she loves and really wants, whether that's college, a career, or marriage (or all of the above).

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  15. I'd like to see one of the older boys start courting.

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  16. @Anonymous I live in the uk where guns are illegal but there is still Gun crime.

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  17. @AnonymousThe evil doesn't reside in the guns, it resides in the hearts of men. There was no gun when Cain killed Abel in the Garden.

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  18. if the duggars are so busy with speaking engagements. how can there children be properly home schooled? what minstries does Michelle support? I see a few on this web sight but what about other christian women minstires like revive our hearts? or even Moody Radio. do they listen do those minstrys?

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  19. Well I would love to see Jana, John-David, Jinger, Joesph in courtship. A bible study would be nice. And the middle kids in upward bound activities. And the little girls too.

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    1. Jinger and Joseph are too young. I know they are over 18 but geez let them grow up a little more first

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  20. I will divert from most of the comments expressing desire for more marriages and babies. It is my sincere hope to see the oldest Duggar children become independent in their own right before marriage by moving out, perhaps attend an accredited institution of higher learning, or pursue a career they are passionate about. If their faith is strong, they will be able to withstand the temptations the world may bring them away from the 24/7 protection of their parents.

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    1. I'm with you, I'd live to see them become independent. Kids are great but they have enough of them by now. Let's see the older kids branch out on their own and have their own life before getting married and having children.

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  21. #4 - so disagree - there are many homicides that do not involve guns, for example Cain and Abel. It is whether we value life or not. The Duggars are taught right from wrong and gun safety.

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  22. @Anonymous 14, I would love to see Jinger open her own business. That would be awesome for her.

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    1. Not Sure it is allowed for a woman to work .

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  23. WHAT I THINK WILL BE HAPPENING IN 2015 FOR THE DUGGAR FAMILY IS, MORE NEW GRANDBABIES, MORE OF THEIR SERVING OTHERS, MAYBE WRITING ANOTHER BOOK, AND OF COURSE, THE TOP OF ANY LIST IS WORSHIPPING OUR LORD. I THINK WE MAY SEE ANOTHER ENGAGEMENT, MAYBE 2. WHATEVER THIS WONDERFUL FAMILY HAS IN STORE WILL BE ENCOURAGEMENT FOR ALL OF US TO WITNESS AND TO FOLLOW THEIR LEAD. GOD BLESS THIS FAMILY, AND THEIR DEVOTION TO OUR DEAR LORD, BUT, TO ONE ANOTHER. THEIR CHILDREN ARE A SHINING EXAMPLE OF WHAT THEIR FAMILY LIFE IS, AND THE RESULT OF A LOVING AND RESPECTFUL FAMILY, AND A FAMILY THAT LIVES BY THE BIBLE, AND THE TEACHINGS OF THE LORD. WE ALL SHOULD TAKE WHAT THIS FAMILY IS DOING, AND DOING SO WELL, AND TAKE IT TO HEART AND TEACH OUR CHILDREN THE WAY THE DUGGARS DO. WE WOULD SEE ALOT LESS OF THE DISRESPECTFUL AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR OF CHILDREN THAT IS RUNNING RAMPANT NOW. I WANT TO SAY ONE MORE THING TO THE DUGGAR FAMILY, GOD BLESS EACH ONE OF YOU, YOU ENCOURAGE ME EACH AND EVERY TIME I WATCH YOUR PROGRAM AND I HATE TO SAY, BUT ALSO MAKES ME JEALOUS AS I WISH I HAD A SPOT IN YOUR HOME AS A FAMILY MEMBER TOO...GOD BLESS YOU ALL, AND I HOPE JILL AND DERRICK WILL HAVE AN EASY, QUICK LABOR, AND A HEALTHY AND HAPPY BABY BOY...AND A HEALTHY MOMMY TOO OF COURSE....I KNOW DERRICK AND JILL WILL BE WONDERFUL PARENTS....OHHH WHAT A BLESSING!!!!

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  24. I hope there will be more babies.
    Jessa, Jill will get pregnant.
    I hope michelle and JimBob will finally adopt a child.
    And as for John, Jana, Joseph and Jinger... I wish for at least one courtship.
    And I think one of the kids will leave the Duggar home to follow their dream somewhere else.

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  25. i think Jinger will be courted by a either one of the 2 older single Bates boys.

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  26. That would b awesome!

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  27. I am new here and I have a question, anyone?? If this is a "ministry"...and they earn their living (or a large part of it) from the earnings of this show/ministry.....is this considered a morally right and Christian based way to support your family. And do the high schoolers have part time jobs after school to learn to budget/save/spend their money they earn? And help pay for college.....that's sure going to take ALOT OF CASH---to put that many kids through college!

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  28. More courtships! Maybe engagements. The Duggars are full of exciting news always something happening in their family. It is nice that they share their family news with the world.

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    1. I imagine if any of us has that many kids there would be lots of weddings and births going on.

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  29. Tim tebow and Jana don't know each other.

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  30. @AnonymousHaha thats pretty accurate!!

    Maybe not Tim Tebow but certainly someone she's a very lovely young lady

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  31. Jill will have a baby
    Jessa will have a baby But SURPRISE twins!!
    Jana will get into a courtship married by December
    Jinger..... I dont know
    And... Joseph will get into a courtship ( I mean he's handsome (;

    Also Love the pic Michelle is a wonderful Mother!!

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  32. I love that idea! Out bible study group is doing a NT in 90 days challenge right now. It has definitely challenged me to get it done, and is fun to discuss scripture with friends. I think the Duggars would have a fairly large following if they suggested a certain type of study!

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  33. Maybe it's time for a spin-off about the married couples. Lots of great stories there.
    It's really not 19 kids n counting anymore.
    The public , I think, wants to see more of the oldest ones and how they manage and live n their children. Just my thoughts.

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    1. The public wants to see more of the other kids for awhile; Jana, John, Joe, Jinger, Joy Josiah Etc. Please!

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  34. What a hidden blessing for Michelle Duggar- all the marriages and courtships have led her to finally spend this precious time with the little ones and do the homeschooling herself, instead of the older girls or the Quigleys doing it. This is the biggest gift to her, the little ones grow so fast, I hope she is also spending that time with the middles too, as soon they will be courting! Also, Jennifer seems a little lost as she missed out on a couple of mommy time years when Josie was born and when poor dear Jubilee passed, and she would benefit so much from some Mommy time. It must be so very hard for Michelle to adjust to not being pregnant and not attending to a baby, I really feel for her as she has to adjust to this change in her life. She is so lucky to have this precious time with her still little ones!

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  35. @Anonymous
    In response to commenter 4 about guns, actually, it has been proven that the cities with the most gun control laws, where citizens have been disarmed, have the Most gun crimes, because the criminals will always get guns and citizens have no way to defend themselves and criminals are not deterred from committing crimes. Look at NY, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Baltimore- they have the most gun crimes and they have the strictest gun control laws! But cities where citizens can legally own guns responsibly have the Least gun crimes, because citizens can defend themselves which deters the criminals. Mass shootings cannot happen if the innocent citizens are armed and can stop the shooter.

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  36. Anonymous 4- Even if you outlawed guns, bad people would find a way to get them. Drugs are outlawed and people easily find a way to get them! By outlawing guns, then only dishonest people will be in their possession leaving good people defenseless.

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  37. I wished there would be more on the spiritual matters of life rather than just marrying and childbearing, though that seems to be synonomous with the Duggars. Most people are caught up in how you feed and clothe so many children and what they do for "fun". The Christians would love the spiritual matters to life. If Michelle can find time for BIble study with all her children, then other women can find time for Bible and prayer in their lives.
    I wished a Christian network would pick up their show and we could see more spiritual matters than how TLC presents the family.

    I'm hoping Jessa will conceive and perhaps some more courtships coming for Jana, John David and maybe even Jinger.

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    1. If a Christian tv network picked them up I wonder if it would be so scripted and edited.

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  38. i hope more courtships and i hope another baby for mama bear michelle

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  39. @anonymous 10 ...I live in Connecticut. My family attends Zion Pentecostal church, Danbury, CT. You are welcome to worship with us... It will be a life touching event! Praise The Lord Jesus!!

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  40. I think good things are in store for this wonderful family including grandchildren and more courtships. What I wish all family's would look at in 2015, is their family's impact on earth. A few years ago we looked at our environmental impact we had on this earth. We have raised a total of 26 children that were in need of a home, over the course of a couple of years. I know when you are busy, and have many things to do, it is really easy to pull out the paper plates or to clean up every mess by using paper towels. With 7-8 children in our home at any given time, and 2 parents that were still working, we were making a huge environmental impact everyday. We were using up a full tree, that had to be harvested, for paper plates alone, every single month. The environmental impact really added up, and we really started to become aware of this. So we changed our habits. I wish for everyone to look at the impact, good and bad, that they are putting on their children, health, community, and the environment. God bless you, and your wonderful family. :-)

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  41. Anonymous 4-
    This is not meant to be offensive to you, but guns are really not as violent as you think. If you think about it, there are millions of guns, and are there really that many people killed?
    Having guns are our right according to the 2nd amendment of the Constitution. It says "It protects the right to bear arms."
    So, gun are good, because they are good for protection, and it is our right.

    Anyway! i hope more Duggars get married!!!!! :-)

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  42. @Anonymous

    just because there would be fewer guns, violence will always be a problem. with a gun, you can protect yourself and your family. also, having a gun can mean you can provide meat for your family.

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  43. like everyone we hope to see our children grow and learn in the next year and to keep well .maybe see more cooking with the young ones and more recipes

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  44. It's "sons-in-law," not "son-in-laws."

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  45. Love the photo of Michelle homeschooling Jordyn and Josie. Neither girl looks to thrilled or happy!
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

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    1. Aren't they cute? I never thought they looked alike until I saw that picture. I'd love to see more of Jenny,too.

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  46. Anonymous #2 has a great idea!
    Anonymous #14 'Jinger opens a coffee shop'.....too funny.....she would drink all the profits ;)

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  47. Would love to see a courtship between Jinger and my son, I think they would be a perfect match.

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  48. @AnonymousCain did not kill Able with a gun. A gun a is a tool. Nothing more nothing less. It is the person behind the tool that controls the tool. Period no ifs ans or buts to it.

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  49. Yesterday there was a post of "controversy in the news" about the gun, but actually the only news of this was the Duggar response. Go figure. What was in the news yesterday though: Amy has a serious boyfriend. It 's refreshing to see an unmarried happy looking couple showing affection (kissing, touching etc). I'm convinced a Duggar "courtship" is going to have broken fingers one of these days. Look at old episodes of Josh and Anna courting. You can see their hands turn purple with squeezing pressure and Anna wincing.

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  50. I hope that Jessa announces that she's pregnant or that her and Ben will be adopting! :)

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  51. I think that some of the other older Duggars will get engaged/married and possibly become pregnant. It will be a great year!!

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  52. Jessa Seewald pregnant with twins or the older twins Jana and John-David courting!!

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  53. I love to see Jana find her Prince Charming!!! Maybe a little Seewald? I love to also see another Duggar man start courting, John David or Joseph ... Maybe possibly Jinger starting a courtship??

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  54. I'd love to see one or more of the older girls or boys in courtships and/or engaged.
    I think Jill will have her baby and be pregnant again by the end of the year.
    I hope Jessa gets pregnant and has a baby or at least is pregnant by the end of the year.

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  55. Love yall's family can't wait for the show to come back on

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  56. Bonjour tout le monde et Bonne Année à tous !
    Bonjour la famile Duggar, Dillard et Seawalds !!

    I cannot wait to watch your family grow , you bring laughter to my evening when I watch you guys !
    Merci ,
    with love from Québec, Canada
    BRIGITTE ESTELLE

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  57. love to see older girls Jana.... get merried and other courting
    love the show

    love fr Aussie

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  58. visit Aussie and New Zealand

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  59. I hope more courtships and a surprise baby for mr and mrs Duggar

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  60. Who will feed those families who rely on hunting for food? There are literally millions of people in the United States who can't afford to feed their families without hunting. This allows them an alternative to public assistance which builds pride and self-sufficiency. My father hunted and fished to help feed his children, and I saw first hand the poverty of many families who hunt. The fact that hunting can also be enjoyable, rather than a chore for many, is truly a blessing!

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  61. So my predictions are:

    - Josh and Anna will welcome their 4th child. Jana and Joy-Anna will visit them often to help with kids.
    - Jill will give birth to their 1st child and with couple of months get pregnant again; she and Derrick will be thrilled but looking very tired. There will be some controversy about Jill posting too much private stuff on her Instagram.
    - Jessa and Ben will announce that they are expecting. But unlike her sister Jessa will wait until the 4th month begins. Unfortunately Josh or Jill will post something that sounds ambiguous and audicence will be not suprised. They will struggle some difficult time because of her morning sickness and Ben working a lot in his new job. Adult job, not being Jim Bob's helper.
    - in the next weeks I expect news from John David. I suppose he is in courtship now and we hear about his engagement soon. His spouse will be nice girl from one of the northern states. During spring Duggars will be very busy - JD wedding, birth of their #4 and #5 grandchild :-)
    - after JD announce he's in relationship, Jana will gain huge audience attention. Their curiosity will be satisfy. Again Duggars announce courtship after engagement. Jana met her fiancee through Josh and FRC and after wedding move to DC and live closely to her brother's family.
    - I predict we will hear about Joseph "special friend". Possible courtship by the end of year.
    - No news from Jinger. She will spend a lot of time with Jessa and help her during pregnancy. In the middle of the year she will go for some weeks for a mission with her brothers (Jed, Jer, Joseph?)
    - Younger kids will be seen a lot in their married siblings houses. Except Josie fo course, who spends time with Michelle. Nothing interesting heard from them.

    - Jim Bob and Michelle will speak A LOT of their new season of life, happiness because of grandkids and will do their usual ministries.

    - cousin Amy will get married to her boyfriend. Duggars will come to the wedding, few girls will be in wedding party, TLC make a VSE about her day. Amy will give up her plans of being singer and go to normal job as a secretary or something like this.

    And that all :-) I save this page and will check my predictions next year :-)

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  62. I see jinger and Joseph in courtship
    And Jeremiah with wedding and courtship
    And Jackson both weddings and courtship

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  63. Would love to see Jill do real mission work with Derick. I don't mean a week long trip where she can comment on how nice the food, weather and beach is; but a real honest to goodness humanitarian effort where they live among the needy. Imagine what kind of ratings that would get and how many people would be iinspired to do that kind of work.

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  64. I am wanting to see the video where they were playing in the water sliding down a hill in front of the house using what looked like a big ol piece of black plastic. I could be wrong but it seems like there were some bubbles. Jim Bob went down with the kids and I think even Jana did also. Anyone know the name of that video?

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  65. Why not use the show to give people ideas on how to serve others, instead of so much on material things. You are being watched closely around the world and can have a HUGE impact for good or for worldly things. This really could be an incredible ministry if used in the right wayWhat an opportunity the Duggars have been given.

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  66. I can't wait until we hear news from Jessa and Ben! They will make great parents! :)

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  67. A ministry doees not mean no pay. Pasters get paid and missionaries get support.

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  68. Can you tell what is Annas due-date?

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  69. I wish the Duggars would do something like "Duggar for a Day," and one or two people could live with them for a day - or longer! ☺️

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  70. @Anonymous

    Not all pastors get paid. My dad is a pastor of a small church and is not able to get paid. He does it to minister to people. He has a job in addition to preaching.

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  71. Yes, some pasters do not get paid. However, it is wrong to say that they should not be paid if they have a ministry.

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  72. No where does it say that women are not allowed to work.

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  73. Hmmm

    I've noticed that Lawson Bates and some of his brothers have been spending a lot of time at the Duugars over Christmas and New Year so perhaps a courtship between him and Jana. (think of the good looking children they would have!!)

    I won't be surprised if a spin-off show is announced featuring the new married couples.

    I also predict a huge controversy. Much bigger than any recent "controversy".

    I think the girls will start wearing pants.

    I'd really like it if Jill returns to her studies in midwifery after the baby is a few months old. It would be such a waste if she doesn't!

    I think John David will flee the nest too.

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  74. @AP

    Hi AP,

    Anna is due in mid July.

    Blessings,
    Lily and Ellie

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  75. I would love to see a show in which the Duggars participated in some kind of wife/husband/kids swap. I once saw a show in which Amish Teens went to live with modern British families. Would be cool if the Duggars did something similar. Also they could participate in The World’s Strictest Parents and host some rebellious teens at their home and try to tame them.

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  76. Im so happy to see what all God has planed for them this year.

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  77. Dearest Jill and Anna,

    Congratulations on your baby news. May they bring you as much love and joy as ours do to our family!

    All the best for your families,

    from the Netherlands,

    Ombretta

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  78. Hopefully another grand baby ....Jessa and Ben will make such beautiful children

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  79. WHEN ARE YOU ALL COMING BACK TO TV I ALWAYS WATCHED YOOU. IS JANA DATING OR WEDDING IN HER FURTURE YET ?

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