Monday, April 13, 2015

Another Duggar Courtship

The Duggars have another big announcement to make! On Monday, April 6th, the same day that Jill and Derick Dillard welcomed Israel David Dillard into the world, Josiah Duggar began a courtship with 17-year-old Marjorie Jackson.

Josiah met Marjorie a few years ago while taking Spanish lessons from her mother and was impressed by her interaction with her siblings and her love for God.

Will the Duggars soon be gearing up for wedding No. 4? Stay tuned to find out! Read the full article on People.com.

170 comments:

  1. Lovely news. Good luck for the future xxx

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  2. Congrats!!!! So exciting!!!!!!!!!

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  3. So happy for Josiah and Marjorie. I hope your relationship grows into a wonderful life together.God Bless the two of you.Can't wait to get to know her on the show.

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  4. It is so good to start falling in love at a young age under twenty. So many heartaches can be prevented by the strength of youthful love and putting Christ first.

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  5. YEAH!!!!! I am so excited for him, Josiah has always been my favorite and all the speculations of his absence was worrying for a bit, now he's back. What a lucky gal, he is a wonderful man with a great personality :-) I am just so thrilled for him, however I do hope they wait for marriage until she at least turns 18.

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  6. Does courtship mean that there is going to be a wedding?

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  7. The girl is just that a girl at 17 years of age. Too young to be getting into such a serious relationship and thinking of marriage yet. I think if it lasts it will take a minimum of 2 or 3 years before going further than dating/courtship.

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  8. I hope he waits a couple of years till he's at least 20 to get married!! He's too young right now but congrats to Josiah!! :)

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  9. Happy for them , butt they seem a little young .

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  10. wow, young! hope they take their time!

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  11. Congratulations Josiah!

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  12. Congrats Josiah and Marjorie!

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  13. Congratulations!

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  14. I wish you both all Gods blessings!
    I want to add, I think this would have been less of a sudden surprise to blog readers and TV viewers if we would be filled in on other Duggars and not the blog or TV only focusing on one or two duggars! Updates on more of the family more often would be great! Thank you!

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  15. May God Bless every step of your courtship Josiah and Marjorie! Best wishes to the both of you!

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  16. If so I hope it is a long courtship. 17 is too young! Love this family!

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  17. Congrats Josiah! Marjorie is beautiful! Can't wait to see what this courtship brings!

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  18. Somehow, I thought it might be Josiah who had entered into a courtship. He has such an outgoing personality and seems like such a terrific young man. Good for him! Cute picture of the two of them, they look good together.

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  19. I love your family and its so fun to be able to watch your kids grow up.....thanks for sharing!

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  20. Eeeeepppp so excited!!!!

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  21. I see the Jackson women wear pants. It'll be interesting to see if she'll continue that into the (possible) marriage. Marjorie has written a book that's on Amazon about understanding the Bible. Smart girl -- good choice Josiah.

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  22. we love your family. I am so happy you decided to marry Josiah... your gf is very pretty and I love to be a part of your family... and bless you in gods name.

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  23. Congratulations Josiah!

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  24. It's such wonderful news and I'm so happy for Josiah! Your family is building and building so much it's bursting at the seams. Such blessings! Congratulations from Joyce Anglin Miller

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  25. Congratulations Josiah and Marjorie. Will continue to watch for future updates.
    God Bless
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

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  26. They look adorable together. Good luck!!!

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  27. They are a bit young to get married aren't they? How long do these courtships last? 3 or 4 years I hope! :-)

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  28. We are so happy for him!! God bless them both! :D

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  29. Congratulations, Josiah and Marjorie!

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  30. Josiah is to young to even think about marriage maybe a long courtship is in order

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  31. They're so young, I wish they would be able to experience the world a bit before they step into such a commitment. There seems to be so much pressure to get married within these fundamentalist circles.

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  32. i am so happy for Josiah and Marjorie.

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  33. ya josiah i think you will marry her. so cute together:-) LOL i dreamed of marrying you .

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  34. that is a pretty boy you had I like watching a little of all ya'll do .take care good luck to all of you. Joyce wells from Melbourne fl.

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  35. 17??? Hope it's a long courtship!!!!

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  36. I would like to send My congrats to Jill and Jessa on Their weddings and a Congrats to Jill and Derek on a BEAUTIFUL Baby Boy also a Congrats to Josiah on His courtship I have watched You show since it started to air and My wish is more Parents raised Their children as You Jim Bob and Michelle have this world would be a better place God Bless ALL of You sincerely ......Vanessa Vallee

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  37. Congratulations and all but, seriously? The girl is only 17, they can calm down with all of these wedding talk

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  38. Congratulations Josiah

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  39. I can't believe it!!

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  40. Congrats Josiah and Marjorie!

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  41. Oh joyous day! That's so amazing !

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  42. No way!!! Thats awsome she's beautiful

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  43. I married my husband the day after my 17th birthday and we are going to be married 33 years in June!! Congradulations :) I'm not sure how to post with my name here. so sorry will be anonymous

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  44. I certainly hope they aren't gearing up for another wedding. She's 17!

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  45. Cool how old is he I hope they wait a while a since she is so young.

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  46. I think that is fantastic, any one marrying into the Duggar family will be truly blessed. I wish my marriage could have been that blessed but a month after my moms death , my husband informed me of 39 years that he was seeing some else, it ripped my heart out and I stayed with him for another 6 years!! But I know GOD has sent me to where I am now, living with my son and his wife and my grandson who is 3 in another city. I am much happier now and healthier, GOD has a plan for me!!! May GOD bless you all, I love watching your show!!!

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  47. So very happy for you Josiah and Marjorie. Have fun together and enjoy life . You have the best family and I wish you both lots of love

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  48. He is quite young. 18? I thought I would be Jana, John, Jinger or possibly Joseph. But Josiah is not that much older than me. And Marjorie is my age. Hope they go slow. The don't need to be married yet. thought courtship is for when you are older.

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  49. That's exciting news! Congratulations Josiah & Marjorie. Wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness.

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  50. I rread about it this morning,am very happy for them

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  51. I'm sure she's a sweet young lady, but man are they young!

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  52. Well it is a bit weird they announced their courtship a week after it began... and they're very young, I thought Josiah was planning on going to collage, through online courses? Anyway I hope they don't rush things. It amazes me how he was "impressed by her relationship with her siblings and love of God" he can admit she was pretty haha.

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  53. Wow didn't see that coming. I think these two are really young. Hope they take their time.

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  54. I am so happy 4 u! what a lovly couple

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  55. How exciting! I hope they don't rush them into marrige. They may not be right for each other in the end. I hope it is a sweet relationship. She is really pretty

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  56. Congratulations Josiah!

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  57. CONGRATULATIONS Josiah and Marjorie!!

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  58. Congratulations! How exciting!

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  59. It came as a complete surprise! So happy for them!

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  60. So happy for Josiah he deserves to be happy and I'm so happy he has found someone who he lives and worships the lord
    Love from canada

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  61. how exciting for josiah!! my guess is they'll have a long courtship, or at least until marjorie turns 18. if the spanish teacher is the same one from when jill took everyone for lessons, then josiah & marjorie have indeed known each other for a while!

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  62. How old is Josiah?

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  63. Congratulations! Love seeing a fun family with values :)

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  64. Such an adorable couple!!!

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  65. Congratulations Josiah!! Aww, sweet couple!

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  66. Congratulations to Josiah and Marjorie!! Another Duggar wedding may be around the corner. Can't wait to see if they will be getting married.

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  67. God bless your whole family. You are all so awesome. Please dont let fame change you in anyway.

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  68. Oh my gosh!! I am so happy for them

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  69. Congrats Josiah! She looks lovely. May God bless your future together.

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  70. Josiah has always seemed like such a great young man and I have no doubt Marjorie is a lovely young lady. But why the rush to court and get married? They both need time to mature and experience life more independent of their families. They should establish a means of supporting themselves either by furthering their education or acquiring skills and jobs, on their own.
    Derick and Jill were good examples of this maturing process. But I wish them well and hope all works out.

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  71. Congratulations and prayers!

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    1. Susan hillborn-stewartApril 15, 2015 at 3:28 AM

      Congratulation to the two of you young loving couple in your long and happy life to come as one i will be witching the show i tape everyone of them so i do not miss any of it and i wish i can meet them all my self as well god bless you both

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  72. Love the Dugger wish I had the,chance to meet all!

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  73. Aww! They are such an adorable couple!! Marjorie is seriously so stinkin stunning. And they look so happy! God bless them both!

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  74. Congratulations!

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  75. As the children leave the nest they become a bigger testimony of Gods love and grace and staying faithful.

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  76. As each and every dugger child enters a new chapter in there lives..im so thrilled to watch them grow and become so special!!

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  77. Amy Tucker ( Krum, Texas )April 13, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Congratulations Josiah! Praying many blessings to fall on you!

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  78. Well good for them!! :) I love their love of God, respectfulness, love of each other, and how they honor God! ~Tammy~

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  79. They are just so very young.

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  80. WOW NEVER WOULD HAVE GUESSED!!!!!
    They are so young!
    I'm soooooo happy for Josiah!!!!!!
    Exciting time for the Duggars!:-D:-D:-D:-D

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  81. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited! I hope there's a wedding on the horizon!

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  82. Aww! Josiah is one of my favorite Duggars! I'm so happy for him! And young Marjorie is a lovely young lady! :)

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  83. Congratulations Josiah and Marjorie! Whatever is going around at the Duggar's is contagious ! (Love is in the air)..... Way to go Josiah, beating John David and Joseph to the punch! ;-)

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  84. I think that is so sweet. they are both very beautiful and they believe in God. Youu are very lucky to have such a sweet family that believes.

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  85. I'm so happy for Josiah. I remember hearing Josh say he wouldn't be too surprised if Josiah were the next Duggar in a relationship. This was before Ben Seewald or Derick Dillard were even MENTIONED!!

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  86. Congratulations Josiah and Marjorie!

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  87. Happy for Josiah. To find someone with talent that matches his own is phenomenal. I bet their combined creativity results in the soectacular-and no I am not talking about babies.

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  88. So awesome! Can't wait to see is relationship flourish!

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  89. Congrads to you both, god bless you both also and we wish you the very best in life and what

    it has to offer you in your futures as a couple.

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  90. hi Lily and Ellie,it says that you can read the full article on People, but that website is blocked for me so could you please just keep posting more information, like you always do. :)

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  91. Seem like only yesterday he was a little guy getting into mischief. Congratulations to all. :-)

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  92. Congratulations!

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  93. Congratulations Josiah and Marjorie. We are thrilled to be following your story. Remember to keep your eyes on Christ and pursuer Him in this relationship.
    The Birch Girls
    Perth Western Australia.

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  94. they make a cute couple!

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  95. Isn't this a bit young to be thinking about marriage? What about college?

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  96. That's so funny because just today I watched an old episode, I think from 2011, where Josh predicted Josiah would be one of the first to get engaged and married. Not far off on that prediction.

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  97. Is jessa pregnant

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  98. Congratulations to the Duggars! I think it's going to be crazy busy with courtships from her on out! Marjorie is a beautiful young lady! I'm looking forward to seeing Isreal's birthday episode. Thanks Lily and Ellie for this fun blog!

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  99. God Bless you all!

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  100. Congratulations to Josiah Duggar & Marjorie Jackson on your new courtship 4-6-15. I wish you all the best & happiness! GodBless 🙏😊💏💞

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  101. 18 and 17 seems very young considering the Duggars don't believe in long courtships.

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  102. Aren't they pretty young to be committing to marriage? Where I live 17 is still legally under child services jurisdiction and even 18 is quite young to be looking at getting married. This worries me. Josh just spent an entire year at the ALERT academy, I think a kid at 18 needs time to find out who they are as a person before they commit to a serious courtship so young. Not saying it can't work but what's the rush? Are the parents really supportive of rushing this?

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  103. O man! I'm bumbed! I have had a huge crush on Josiah for forever! I'm glad he found a girl he loves, but I really wanted to be the girl.

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  104. Marjorie is a lovely girl. Congratulations Josiah!

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  105. Hmm they seem a little young....

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  106. You too are so cute together! Congratulations Josiah on your courtship!

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  107. Congratulations to them! But I sure was hoping that Jana or John David had courtships in the works!

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  108. God has a plan for everyone. Sometimes it just takes a little longer. They are cute together.

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  109. Congratulations to Josiah and Marjorie! Another beautiful daughter -in-law for Jim Bob and Michelle!

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  110. I hope they take their time. Too young to be so serious.

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  111. Josiah's in courtship! so happy for him but a bit sad too, coz I have a really big crush on him LOL :) You're a very lucky girl Marjorie Jackson!

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  112. Both are much too young to marry.

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  113. Congratulations to Josiah and Marjorie! Josiah has always stood out to me as being very charismatic. Hopefully because of their ages they will have a long courtship before considering marriage. Best wishes to the them and the family.

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  114. Congrats Josiah ! so happy for u both

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  115. She looks very sweet and beautiful! I feel sorry for her family though because they will now be in the spotlight and criticized for their every move.. Hey everyone let's be kind and not post any negative comments. PLEASE!

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  116. Marjorie sounds like a lovely and bright energetic young lady. Congratulations to Marjorie and Josiah.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  117. congrats Josiah and Marjorie,,,, MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU BOTH AS YOU ENTER THIS MOST BLESSED TIME IN YOUR LIFE

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  118. congratulations, I wish you both the best of everything. How Wonderful this is. God Bless

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  119. So happy for you both. Listen to God and each other. I will pray for your happiness.

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  120. Awe, bless their little baby lovebird hearts. It kind of makes me wish the Duggars weren't so famous. Despite the fact that those two are probably more prepared for marriage than most American couples I can foresee a slough of negative comments coming because of their age. Wish they wouldn't have to deal with that.

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  121. They are very young!

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  122. Aww how sweet! Congrats to you both Josiah and Majorie! Hopefully soon there will be a Mrs. Majorie Duggar!

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  123. thats awesome congrats!!

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  124. Congrats to the young couple..I am sure they know what they are getting into. God Bless

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  125. Congratulations! Don't worry about the comments on being too young, I was 17 when I began a relationship with my now husband of 15 years. We 'dated' for 3 months, got engaged 4 days before my 18th birthday & married 3 months later. We had lots of negative comments but our parents supported us, knowing we were ready & now years later people who at first criticized us are now commending us on our marriage as others around us who married later have already split up. It's not about age it's about understanding marriage is a commitment for life for better or WORSE & sticking at it through the hard times.

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  126. Ben and Jessa Courted for almost a year before they got engage. I think it will probably be that long before they think of do that.

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  127. Much too young to be serious, hope they take their time.

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  128. Congratulation Josiah and Marjorie! You are both so young but I know you are both prepared. I have friends and family who married even younger than the two of you and are still married. When it's right it's right. Praying for you both.

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  129. Presley and Piper said congratulations to Josiah and the energetic girl. :)

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  130. 17 seems so young for a serious relationship, it concerns me. Is someone trying to protect Josiah from gossip?

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  131. Hello
    this is such great news, and I will be praying for you
    but, do you have place with you pray for other people
    If so, could you let me know, because I see, where you talk about God
    and you read the bible, so I was just wondering, if we need for you to pray for us
    would you do have this site, where we can email you, and you would pray for us
    it would be so great, if you had this, just think about all the nice prayers from all of you that would be going up to heaven for all of us, because you are such nice and happy people
    let me know
    thank you

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  132. Aww, this is very exciting news!! All the best to you both, Josiah and Marjorie!!! I'm sure God has lots in store for you, and a lot to learn about each other! May you blessed during this special time, and don't be discouraged if people say, "you're too young!", because, obviously you are old enough to make your own decisions and I'm sure you are ready. Besides, it doesn't mean they're going to get married right away anyhow (that is, if it's God's will for them to marry)! =)

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  133. Susan hillborn-stewartApril 15, 2015 at 3:31 AM

    Congra

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  134. Though young indeed-I do believe the Parents have done a good job teaching their children first of all to put the Lord first always and in preparing them for lIfe. They are all very smart and kind as well as polite and how to treat others. I think these are some of the most well behaved children I've ever seen. I know a lot of people have negative things to say on a daily basis about these kiddos but I do think they are all good kids with huge hearts and I wish this young couple nothing but wonderful blessings to come their way. I have watched them on TV since the very first special aired and having three children of my own its very clear how well raised they all are. Good luck to them all and may God continue to bless this family. :)

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  135. It is really awesome about Josiah and Marjorie. This year while watching the Duggars has been really meaningful to me. I have been going through a lot of issues and they are giving me the strength to face these issues. Thanks be to God for the duggars !!

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  136. Unfortunatelly, the Duggars are promoting situations which a good portion of the adult, parenting population are trying to steer their children away from. For most parents, teenage involvements are discouraged. Spiritual and emotional maturity, self sufficiency through college, trade schools, apprenticeships, life experiences are all mainstays of the Christian adult population tuning in to this
    show. This is not being represented by this family, in fact, just the opposite. Having said that, I think Josiah seems like a wonderful young man, the kind I would love for my Grand daughters to meet in their and his twenties.

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  137. Being "young" doesn't mean that they can't have a successful courtship and happy marriage. It's a matter of your maturity, not your age. Good grief, has everyone forgotten that Josiah's parents were that young when they got married?? They seem to be doing just fine...

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  138. Congrats to u both my husband and I got married for the first time almost two years now I wish we could have gotten together in our younger years were in our 50 s many blessing to u and jessa and Ben and to pappa and. Mamma Jill and derrick

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  139. These two are much too young to be serious. I hope they really take their time.

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  140. I'll admit, I was a bit taken aback at the thought of Josiah courting. I mean, if memory serves, I've been watching the Duggars since he was 8! Of course, it's not how old you ARE, it's how old you ACT, so giggles and all, they may both be more ready for marriage than people twice their age!!

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  141. Does anyone know the official age when you can court in the Duggar family?

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  142. Congratulations. I think you two are so cute. The people commenting that they are too young, they aren't getting married. They are courting. Which, if I'm not mistaken, is dating. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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  143. Me too. God bless you both!

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  144. Why did you announce their courtship so soon? It's just going to put a lot of unneeded stress on them, don't you think? I mean, lots of people are saying it doesn't matter that they're that young (and I agree) and that they (the commentator) themselves did it, but they didn't have their relationship announced for the whole world to see.

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  145. VOTE FOR JANA DUGGAR AND TIM TEBOW AND JINGER DUGGAR AND LAWSON BATES IN THEIR HOPEFUL COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE, GO TIM AND JAWSON PEACE

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  146. My brother was . 19 and sister n law 17 when they got married andd 25 years later they still married and 'is still married. If your happy and you know it praise the lord

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  147. She's really cute!!! Good pick josiah. What God has in store is the best. will u save your first kiss for marrige? Kiss her!

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  148. Maybe just maybe the person to break the piniata at jill and dericks gender reveal party was going to enter into the next courtship. He did break it and entered into a courtship the same day israel was born. Hmmmmmmm.......

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  149. Congrats... But wow, that was Fast! And she's 17?!? Wow that's very young to be in a relationship!

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  150. Did josiah give her the flowers she's holding?! Sooooooooo sweet! Majorie's a lucky girl! Good point anonymous #62.

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  151. Lilli ellie is jessa really pregnant like i just read in people

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  152. Great news Josiah!!.. Marjorie is adorable..May God abundantly bless you both!

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  153. So happy, hope it works out good!

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