Monday, April 13, 2015

Meet Josiah's Girlfriend

Josiah Duggar, 18, entered a courtship with Marjorie Jackson (click here for a picture), 17, on April 6th. Here are a few facts about this impressive young woman:

1. She is the oldest daughter of Greg and Analucia Jackson. Her sisters are Genevieve, Melody, Harmony, and Felicity.

2. She is homeschooled and fluent in Spanish, thanks to her Guatemalan mother.

3. She is already a published author. In her book, The Greatest Book You've Never Read, Marjorie shares why the Bible is worth reading.

4. Her hobbies include piano, singing, musical theater, and art.

5. She enjoys watching black-and-white TV shows.

6. She is currently finishing high school and taking college-level graphic design classes.

Tune in to TLC tomorrow for a new episode of 19 Kids and Counting, featuring a message from Josiah and Marjorie.

Read more on PEOPLE.com.

71 comments:

  1. It's been fun watching the Duggar kids grow up, and I am thoroughly enjoying watching them become adults. Please give us more glimpses of all the teen and adult Duggars' lives.

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  2. Looking forward to getting to know you, Marjorie, and will be reading your book soon!

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  3. Awesome! Congrats Josiah and Marjorie! Cute couple!!! And no, not too young. When you know, you know! :)

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  4. Looks like a sweet girl; can't wait to see what turns out...

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  5. so happy for you

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  6. She got me at 'watching black & white TV shows'!! All the best to you both...Take your time, get to know one another, and look toward a great future! Josiah, you are a good guy. And a great future awaits you!

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  7. My hope for this young woman is that she stays true to herself and doesn't capitulate to anyone's idea of marriage but her own and her suitors.

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  8. Congratulations to both Josiah and Marjorie they are so cute and i look forward to all of their happiness and love and a future together in their courtship and maybe marriage somewhere down the road.im happy for the sweet couple and to both families ❤❤

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  9. Congratulations! She sounds like a very nice young lady! God bless!

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  10. Well... I'll be... such exciting news.... Love you guys. Love watching you share your lives with the world. As I have said, my grandkids, Maddison Sky and Ryan Lee, who are 10 and 6... love watching with me. I personally want to thank all of you for sharing strong values and morals. Following through with those values and morals. This country, sadly, has gone down hill. Keeping politics out of it. My daughter says this is the most cleanest TV program and prefers they watch it over some Disney program. What it does for me... it gives me that chance to talk to my grandkids about your values and morals that they see. This is a choice that you make, and not an easy choice, but you take steps to follow through with that choice. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I truly appreciate you sharing a part of you with all of us. Love you all.
    Cheryl Scott

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  11. Congratulations! She won my heart because she enjoys old black and white television shows!

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  12. Awwww another Dugger to cheer for.😊

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  13. I like her she likes old black and white T.V shows...............

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  14. Wow I wasn't expecting any of the middle Duggars to be into starting to court just yet - especially after Joy's comments about it all being too much hard work for her at the moment. Please
    Josiah let Marjorie finish her schooling and graph design studies before you get engaged. I know it is temping to rush into things. Use this time to get to know each other properly and build a good solid foundation so don't rush into things even if you know it is right - timing is everything. Michaella Bates and Brandon Kellen are a good example of this. And though they are older than you they have used wisdom and have taken their time - not because they aren't right for each other or want to be together but because they know they both have to be ready in other ways such as finishing schooling first. Getting your priorities right like Michaella and Brandon have done will set you up for life. Wishing you both the best as you get to know each other in courtship.

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  15. LOVE YOUR FAMILY OHHH!!!

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  16. She sounds and looks awesome!!!!

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  17. I hope and pray it is a long courtship, both are so young

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  18. Wow, she sounds like an inspirational young lady! Can't wait to "meet" her on the show!

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  19. How exciting for the two of them!

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  20. And here we thought Jill was the one to marry someone fluent in Spanish...
    But I guess (since they go on a lot of mission trips where spanish is the native tongue) they all need to learn spanish
    WISH JOSIAH DUGGAR THE VERY BEST IN THIS NEW SEASON OF LIFE!!!!

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  21. Congrats on getting such a wonderful girl Josiah!!!

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  22. Wow! Josiah got a jewel. Congratulation!!

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  23. Congratulations Josiah! Marjorie is a beautiful young woman.

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  24. Happy for Josiah! She sounds like a real good catch! Blessings for them!

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  25. Enjoy your family thanks for opening your lifes and sharing with us.

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  26. Congratulations Josiah! (and Marjorie!) She sounds like a great young lady!

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  27. Such a sweet, Godly couple.


    Cannot wait for Israel's photo to hit the above banner!

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  28. So wishing I was Marjorie right now... happy for you both! :)

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  29. Hope it works out!

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  30. Best of luck to young ones. I hope they find all they wish. She looks adorable.

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  31. I hope it goes well for Josiah and Marjorie! I would love to see another Duggar wedding!
    -AJ-

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  32. She is a impressive young lady.

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  33. I think he should have waited about another year. She is kinda young. But I'm excited for Josiah and Marjorie!! Congratulations!!

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  34. Majorie sounds like an intelligent, level headed, and well rounded young lady. If she will keep herself off of public social media and out of secular entertainment magazines, I will really like her even more!

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    1. Perhaps "public social media" and "secular entertainment magazines" need more of people like the Duggars. :) Do good with what you are given.

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  35. That's cool. Aren't they a little young to be courting?

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    1. Especially since she is still in school. So much growing up to do

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  36. In the interview on PEOPLE, they mention that Jill passed on the list of questions she and Derick had gone through. It would be such a blessing if they would allow you to post those questions on here for others. I, personally, am in that situation right now, and have no clue where to go from here. Please help!!!!!!!!! So very excited about The new courtship, though!!!!!

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    1. I was thinking the same thing. It would be such a blessing for them to share it, but in the same way it is very personal and they might be ridiculed because of it by people who don't share the same beliefs. However, there is a short list in the Duggar girls' book about what to look for in a husband.

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  37. WOW!!! That's awesome that Josiah is in a courtship. I hope that they grow in love and get MARRIED!!!!! Now that would be exciting. 3 duggar marriages and counting!!!!!!!

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  38. Can't wait for A fourth Dugger Marriage

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  39. To some commenters.......thet have not announced an engagement but that they are 'dating' , which could very well go for a year or more before an engagement if it's Gods plan. They are not too young to date and get to know each other.

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  40. I'm so happy for both of you as you enter this exciting stage of life! Marjorie seems like a very sweet girl:) Praying that you both keep God at the center of your relationship.

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  41. Their a little young aren't they?

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  42. Courtship does not mean marriage. It's similar to dating, I think. So I wouldn't think they are too young to get to know each other. If it happens, that would be awesome. They will find out through this if they are right for each other.

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  43. It would be pretty cool if ya'll could post Jill and Derick's list of courtship requirement questions, Lily and Ellie...

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  44. I wonder how MIchelle has been feeling lately? For several years it was all about her pregnancies. Now there is so much attention elsewhere.

    How is the health of Jim Bob and Josh?

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  45. Jill should publish the list of questions that she and Derrick went through. They may help others just like they helped Josiah.

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  46. She sounds spunky!!

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  47. Just saw the episode and Marjorie is just adorable,she is very vocal with a lively personality, I love her already...reminds me of the instant likable connection that I felt for Anna...Josiah can sure pickem :-) N

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  48. She is to young. They should wait tell they are in their 20's before courting.

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  49. @Janet Pole If their courtship ends well, soon Marjorie will be up there too.

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  50. I'm happy for them but concerned that they are so very young. I hope the parents will encourage them to wait until they are out of their teen years Ben is quite young to make such a life changing decision. That being said, I am a big fan of the Duggars and thankful for their stand on family values, faith, and joy in committed marriage that is not often seen on TV and movies. Love you guys!!!

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  51. Yes! Please post the questions for couples to discuss.This would be such a blessing for young people who have no idea what questions to ask and just depend on physical attraction as a sign that they're a good match.

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  52. Congratulations you make a lovely couple. God's blessings you.

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  53. Congratulations you make a lovely couple. May God's Blessing surround you.

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  54. She seems a very intelligent young lady, l hope they have a long courtship and don't jump in to marriage too early because of the two families belief's, let them enjoy being young. X

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  55. I think they look cute. Jana is the oldest at home now? Is she doing any looking for courting?

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    1. God does the "looking" better than humans ever could. Getting married is not the final goal in life! We should be so satisfied in God that we don't need a spouse to be happy. :)

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    2. She has been the oldest at home since Josh moved. She's the second oldest. I think I read somewhere that she is content being at home and is continuing to pray for her future spouse.

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    3. Jana and John-David are both 25. :)

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  56. which 2 are the twins?

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    1. Jedidiah and Jeremiah

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  57. So Happy For The Young Couple :) Love How The Dugger Family Views Life & Faith !

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  58. Congratulations to Josiah and Marjorie! She seems so sweet and talented. It's kind of cool that she is one of 5 girls, I'm also one of 5 girls and it's so fun having lots of sisters.

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  59. I want Jana to enter into courtship....

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  60. Such a sweet couple! May God help you through your journey and help guide you towards a bright future!

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  61. Is Josiah and Marjorie still courting? Love this family and haven't heard anything about them.

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  62. @Anonymous

    Hi Anonymous 70,

    Josiah and Marjorie are no longer courting. They realized this summer that it wasn't God's will.

    Lily and Ellie

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