Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Duggar Brother Starts a Courtship


Less than one week after announcing Joy-Anna Duggar's engagement, the Duggars have more exciting news to share. Another Duggar courtship has begun! This time, it's one of the Duggar brothers. Congratulations to Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell!

Joseph made it official yesterday (March 7th) while on a walk with Kendra in a field near the house where he was born. He gave her a promise ring to symbolize his commitment. Hear from the couple in the video below.

Tune in to the new season of Counting On, premiering this summer, to see Joseph and Kendra interact. Until then, visit our blog for daily Duggar updates.


Photo/video courtesy TLC

177 comments:

  1. That is one confusing video. She's excited for side hugs and texting, and he's giving her some kind of "token" that's "a little bit different" than what his siblings have done? I don't get it.

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    1. I thought The side hugs comment was awkward too. These videos are always a little strange too since they often look at each other instead of the camera. Happy that a Duggar boy is finally in a relationship.

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    2. His siblings haven't done promise rings with courtship before, so the fact that he gave her one is different. I agree, though, that her comment about being excited about the side hugs was one of the stranger comments I've heard.

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    3. What is he talking about with that token that's different? Does he mean some sort of gesture or action he's done for her or is going to do? But the other kids also did the side hugs and hand holding. I don't know what he means by token. Confusing!

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    4. She is just excited that months after liking each other, they can take things to the next step. With them that means side hugs and texting. She is looking forward to getting to know him even better. I think it is smart on their parents' part to encourage their kids to get to know the people they are interested in without physical contact. Too many times people get physical but don't really know each other's hearts. Those are the relationships that don't usually last the test of time.

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    5. Can you imagine to begin dating and being critiqued?
      I am happy for them all and love one of the boys found love...I am pulling for Jana

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    6. He gave her a "promise ring." That's the token he was talking about. I had to back up the video twice to catch it because TLC added that funky music so loud that it almost drowns them both out. It would be easier to understand without the music.

      So she got a ring now, which is why it's different than his siblings.

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    7. That music makes it nearly impossible to hear either of them! Especially soft-spoken Kendra.

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    8. I believe all the girls received necklaces while in courtship.

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    9. I actually felt like her being excited for side hugs and texting is 100% normal. She is a teenager. If they were not religious, you could sub "side hugs" for things like "holding hands" and "kissing." She is excited to have more freedom to get to know him, which is sweet and is how a teenage girl should act when there is a boy that she likes. She just hasn't been schooled in how to interview yet, but I am sure she will soon be saying "season of life," "whenever I did this...," "walking this path," "his Godly heart," "excited for what God has planned," etc. in no time.

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    10. It must be so hard to have the pressure of having to consider for marriage the first guy you're in a relationship with at 18..

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    11. Hello there folks I think that they seemed very genuine! Yes maybe it was a little awkward but this is something new for each of them! Because they seemed so genuine I am actually looking forward to their courtship! Good luck you two love birds!

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    12. @Just.a.mom.who.cares - I agree with you. At 18 years of ago to talk to a camera about your relationship for the first time is extremely awkward. I wish them all the best and look forward to watching their relationship grow.

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  2. I'm so excited for the two of yall and she's beautiful which is a plus
    congratulations. Can't wait,to see all this on Counting on!

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    1. All teenage girls are beautiful.

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    2. I know some thats not and so do you

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    3. Haha, no the teenage years are pretty awkward for some.

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    4. In God's eyes all teenage girls are beautiful so 4:10 is correct.

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    5. Shela- We should all be way more concerned with how beautiful any girl is in character and spirit, rather than how she looks on the outside. "Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." Just remember, even an onion looks good coated like a caramel apple. ;) Doesn't mean it's anything you'd really want.

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    6. 9:58 PM -- but it's okay to recognize beauty.

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    7. I say yes but, like always some take it to a creepy level (ie when beauty is bc you wear trendy clothes, new car, or Rich) or dwell on material things.

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  3. YAY!! Congrats! So excited for ya'll! You both will be in my prayers!!!

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  4. Congratulations Joseph and Kendra, I pray that yall will be diligent in your walk with the Lord and that yall will trust in Him wherever it might lead you.

    God bless.

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  5. This was awkward. I wish them well, but I hope they warm up to each other and learn how to express affection. ;)

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    1. I'm sure they're more comfortable with each other when not on film.

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    2. It's too bad that these kids are coerced into making their relationship so public. They are young and it is awkward to watch.

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    3. It is the camera that makes it awkward. I'm sure the relationship is OK.

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    4. I don't think it is awkward at all. I think they were sweet. They aren't actors. They are real people. They will get more comfortable around the cameras. Give them time.

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    5. I don't know if it's ok, it sounds like they're making a deal more than living their love.
      I think that if the thought of marriage is present from the very first moment there's a lot of unnecessary pressure...

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    6. How could the be anything but awkward when they only got to touch eachother yesterday... like really. I'd hate it if my boyfriend and I were on camera like that the first time we touched. It would be awkward too.

      I'm happy for them though. It's time a Duggar boy found a beautiful girl. They're good people.

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  6. This is so exciting, and what a cute girl! But what happened to Josiah's courtship with Margery? Can't wait to meet this girl on Counting On.

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    1. They decided not to go on youtube it

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    2. They called that off a while ago.

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    3. Siah's courtship was officially kaput long ago, but Margery is still visible in pictures of Duggar celebrations, so who knows.

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    4. Josiah and Marjorie broke up almost two years ago.

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    5. I've been wondering the same thing! I was beginning to think I imagined it. Maybe it didn't work out and they didn't want to make a big deal about it?

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    6. Michelle and Jim Bob announced that Josiah and Marjorie broke up shortly after starting their courtship. It was quite shortlived.

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  7. Absolutely no surprise. They've been hanging out with each other for ages. They spent Jinger's wedding day together. Kendra has a sister who's close in age and looks, so who knows, there might be another announcement sometime in the future.

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    1. I don't know how you get your information. I wasn't at the wedding, and this is the only blog I look at for information about the Duggars... so it was a complete surprise to me. I am happy for them. She seems sweet!

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    2. Yep, they gave it away on Valentine's Day at that dinner, when she was pictured next to him.

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  8. He's going to support a wife how?

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    1. The family has many businesses. Buying and selling cars, and construction are two. Also they have a lot of rental property. I'm sure he as a good income.

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    2. Its your business how?

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    3. Yes, what does he do other than that vague "work for his dad" that most of the boys seem to be doing?

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    4. He gets paid to be on a reality show. Plus the Dugger's are skilled in a lot of other areas.

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    5. And that is your business - why?

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    6. Details, details!

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    7. Do you not watch the show? Many of the Duggar kids have their own businesses, and have jobs. Joseph works for the fire department. Some of the Duggar kids flip houses, buy cars at auction and sell them. Etc. Etc. They don't Just sit around the house all day doing nothing.

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    8. Oh please, don't you watch the show and read the blog? They are entrepreneurs and industrious. Just because he is not working minimum wage somewhere doesn't mean he does not work. Isn't he the Duggar that bought the boat recently too?

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    9. Now now. If you announce that you're courting and you mention MARRIAGE when you announce that, then you have to be prepared to answer this question about how you're going to support a wife and family, no matter who asks it or when they ask it!

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    10. It's a perfectly valid question for anyone in a courtship. I don't recall them ever saying what exactly Joe does. Was he one of the ones giving that lesson about how to back up a truck? I forget. So yes, what does he do and how will he afford a wife? And what about Kendra? Does she work? Also a valid question.

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    11. She'll be on the show now, too. So income for her, as well.

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    12. I want to know too! Josh told us he was selling cars for a living when he got engaged to Anna. s

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    13. I ask this question all the time, how do they make any money they don't have careers. They don't go to college. What do they do all day.

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    14. Buying and selling cars...construction..."for dad"...a cop...reality show...fire department...entrepreneur...truck driver... Nobody seems to know exactly what he does!

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    15. This is a great question and we are waiting for an answer from Joseph himself.

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    16. Nobody seems to know exactly what it is he does.

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    17. Joseph has to answer to her dad for how he will support them. He doesn't owe us an explanation. I doubt her dad would have given permission for them to court without knowing he could support her if they married. Who knows... maybe he had to fill out a questionnaire for her dad.

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    18. Why is any one entitled to how he's going to support his family? ? No ones business but theirs!!!!!!!

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    19. Joseph doesn't have to answer to us. I am sure he had to answer to Kendra's dad who would not have allowed a courtship if Joseph didn't have a way to provide for her after marriage.

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  9. Congrats Joseph and Kendra! Where did you both meet and when? Just curious!

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    1. Somehow, Austin's family & the camp are involved. Plus Kendra's father is that guy they've shown on the program doing the mechanical stuff in the garage. And he's a preacher? Small world.

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    2. Not a small world just their world.

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    3. Yes, small world.

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    4. Totally agree 6:14. Several years ago the Duggars promoted the Bates who now have their own TV show. Lately it's the Forsythes and their Family Camp. Its just to convienet that Austin's family owns the camp that Joeseph and Kendra met at? The next Duggar/TLC spin off will be about the Family Camp staring the Duggars and Forsythes.

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    5. They said they met at the church the Forsythes attend not at the camp.

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    6. They didn't meet at the camp. They said that they met at the church the Forsythes attend.

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  10. And once again People magazine is the first to break the news. The Duggars must have them on speed dial. Congrats to the couple.

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    1. They have a contract with People magazine so they get paid to tell them their news first.

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    2. People is one of those types of magazines that would print it anyway. They might as well get paid and release the information how they want it released. It sure beats the tabloids that make everything up.

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    3. 6:39- Just curious... Why would they do business with a very provocative magazine like People and encourage others to buy it? I would bet you wouldn't find a copy on any Duggar coffee table, unless they first tear out all the pages about the Kardashians, Caitlyn Jenner, and any bikini shots. There wouldn't be much left of it!

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    4. Is there some behind-the-scenes connection with TLC and People? Because not only is People filled with people the Duggars don't approve of, TLC is, too.

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    5. 6:43 am.......the same reason the stay with TLC...
      with most of the 'questionable' programming ,
      you know they don't watch them...
      I always wonder if they realize how bad some of them are.
      I record and watch later, so I can fast-forward through the comercials...😳

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    6. In all fairness, waiting in line during check-out, I picked up and leafed through the People magazine featuring Jessa and Ben and the Henry's birth. The amount of people provocatively dressed (with open tops split to the waist among other things more indecent to mention) was appalling. We're extremely disappointed that we bought the Duggar girls' book for our daughter, as is she. As Christians, the hypocrisy is inexcusable. The Duggars will not allow that magazine in their house because it has the potential to corrupt their children, but they want it in other people's homes so they can make money. They do not care if morally corrupts others. How is that loving your neighbor? Would Jesus do that? NO. If you want to sell your lives for public consumption, that's your choice, but leave Jesus out of it. He is neither honored or glorified by that kind of behavior. 2 Corinthians 7:1 "Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God."

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    7. Anon 10:10-Like all celebrities, I'm sure they'd want to publish their News with a lot of people; yet sadly they have to share it with a company who cares less about their life, and more about selling more magazines.
      The Duggars never said that they wanted other Christians to buy it, but that doesn't mean they can't share their lives with every other secular stars out there.
      And lastly, explain to me why would you want them to leave Jesus out of it!?

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  11. If it's plaid, it must be a courtship!

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    1. This made me laugh and then I went back and looked at older courting pictures and I laughed even more

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    2. That sounds fun. I wish Ellie and Lily would post all the courtship announcements in one post so we could see all the plaid. P.S. I love plaid.

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  12. Congrats 2 Joseph & Kendra !!!

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  13. I am so pleased for Joseph! He seems like such a sweet guy with a good head on his shoulders. I'm looking forward to learning more about Kendra and seeing their relationship progress.

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  14. Good for them and congratulations. Isn't he the one whose a paramedic/fireman and also has his own business (can't remember what though). I'm waiting for Jana (the oldest daughter) to begin courting!

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    1. A few of the older children took the paramedic training. Actually only saw John-David work at it; the episode Josie had her major seizure. I remember the girls going to great lengths to get skirts made so they wouldn't have to wear the required pants but nothing else was ever shown on the show. If it was a paid job I don't know but I'm pretty sure it was described as a volunteer department. I think that maybe it was a case of a couple of them were interested in this field and the rest were chosen to be accountability buddies. The only job I have seen Joe do is when a pack of Duggar boys head out to the auto auctions and buy cars to flip. Working for his dad is just working for his keep in my opinion.

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    2. How much industry is in that part of Arkansas? What else can young men without any formal training or college degree do there? Is the economy strong enough to support every car and house flipper the Duggars can supply? It seems opportunities there would at some point get very limited.

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  15. So excited for Joseph, he seems to be such a sweet boy. Glad for you both.

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  16. He just Saïd that they met in Church

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  17. Ahh how sweet they are. And she' do nerveus telling to tje camera .
    But that does not matter . I wish you much joy and guidandance and love.

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  18. 😍😍😍😍😍March 8, 2017 at 3:37 PM

    she is adorable :) 😍

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  19. So happy for you both, I'd had heard rumors that you were courting either Kendra or her sister Lauren Caldwell.... Congratulations Joseph & Kendra.... Can't wait to see you both on Counting On.....

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    1. I suspect Lauren is soon to be getting a courtship announcement of her own, but who knows? Maybe there's a double Duggar wedding in the future. That'd be sweet. :D

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    2. Or..she is her sisters chaperone.

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  20. Congratulations!! Best of luck to you both.

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  21. Very excited for you both. Kendra is beautiful. She seems shy around the camera, but who wouldn't be! Anna was very timid at first too, but grew very confident when being interviewed, and the same will happen with Kendra in time. I think she's snagged one of the sweetest Duggar boys. Excellent, exciting news!!!!

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    1. i was thinking the exact same thing about anna & kendra! (derick & ben have also become more confident in front of the camera). anna, has totally blossomed as a women over the past 8 years. We've gotten used to the courtships with the duggar girls & have watched them grow up so we're more used to the way the girls act in front of the cameras. joe is much shyer than some of the other duggar boys so i wouldnt be surprised if kendra is also on the shyer side too.

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  22. Poor Jana! She is gonna end up alone with the kids!

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    1. just ann older bride my ma was 36 and i have 4 sibs

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    2. Not forever....
      She is a smart young woman and will say yes on her own schedule.

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    3. Give it a rest!!!!!

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  23. I already wished the couple congrats somewhere above,but I am wondering,is Josiah still interested in Marjorie? Inquiring minds want to know!

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  24. LOVE THIS!! Super super excited for them!

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  25. She looks like Joy-Anna!

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  26. She looks like one of the duggar girls !!and joy anna fiancé looks like a brother of hers I gues they have a type ??and why do they look at each other when the other one is talking or the girls looks at the guys ???i can't look at my husband face while he talking to people .a occasional glance is cute but they constantly look while their husbands are talking !maybe someone can tell me why .anywho I'm sure when joy Anna get married then Joseph will get engaged ...magazine on speed dial that was funny!!..congrats couple!

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    1. I think they all look like each other because in their social circles, people tend to have the same ancestry. Where I live in Los Angeles, our church is more "red and yellow, black and white."

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    2. PEOPLE MAGAZINE: You have reached PEOPLE MAGAZINE automated system....
      PRESS 1 for subscriptions
      Press 2 for Duggar courship
      Press 3 for Duggar wedding
      Press 4 for Duggar birth
      Press 5 for Duggar baby name
      All in fun...Congratulations to Kendra & Joe!

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    3. It's out of respect and giving the person your full attention.

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    4. Honestly, it is more strange not to look at the person who is talking. I always think it is rude to look elsewhere when people are talking. We know what they look like. They don't have to stare into the camera the whole time.

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    5. They're focusing on the oter person's face because they're waiting to say their next line-it's called timing. That's why their eyes repeatedly dart to the other person's eyes, then to their mouth, repeatedly while the other person is speaking. It's normally not so obvious with well-seasoned professional actors, they usually "cue" to a particular word or phrase (not a slam to the Duggars acting ability, just explaining from a staging standpoint). Because they're concentrating (i.e."looking too long and too often),it "reads"as awkward, unnatural, and very contrived. Apparently they've been coached to be "bright and vivacious" (happy countenance) which doesn't help. The effect is overly energetic often when the conversation doesn't merit it, so it "reads" as discordant (out of sync, not genuine emotion). Instead of a normal, relaxed conversation between the two people WITH the viewers (as to include them), it's noticeably awkward.

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  27. CONGRATULATIONS JOSEPH AND KENDRA!!!!!!!!!!!! aaah I'm so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. It sounds like they have known each for some time and Austin is in the same circle of friends. That means it will probably be a short courtship and engagement like Joy and Austin's.

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    1. I believe Joe said they have been talking for about 6 months, whereas Joy and Austin have been friends for 5 years. Looks like a promising match, but hope they have a longer courtship. There's no hurry, she is only 18. That is old enough, but still no need to hurry. Enjoy this stage of getting to know each other for awhile.

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  29. It's pretty obvious that she is nervous, and possibly a shy young lady since she is very soft spoken. Those being harsh on her, Give her a break, You've only seen her for about what? 30 seconds? Best wishes to Joseph and Kendra!

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  30. I am so happy for them! I hope that they get married this year!

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    1. Congratulations and I hope the best for their future.
      I like the promise Ring. It was common where I lived growing up.
      First commitment to stay pure for each other and work towards marriage. It also reflects being unavailable to others interested in you.
      Often you would receive young before graduation and that Ring would be swapped out for an engagement ring near college graduation.

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    2. Where did you live?

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  31. So happy that one of the Duggar boys has found romance!! Congratulations and best wishes!!

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  32. Congratulations this is great news 2 more wedding to look forward to congratulations joy and jo xx

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  33. Congratulations y'all! Joseph looks so happy!

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  34. Well done Joseph!

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  35. I agree with anonymous March 8 4:43p. It is clear she is not accustomed to the cameras. No biggie. She will adjust if this is the path God has for her. I also like that she was honest. *I want me some side hug*. lol I think it was completely innocent. These are young adults trying to find their way of realting to each other based on courtship standards and expectations. Wishing them the best.

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  36. Josiah Duggar who was courting Marjorie and Joseph Duggar who is courting Kendra are two different people.
    Congratulations to Joseph and Kendra.

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  37. Kendra's father recently made the news.

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  38. Aww,such an authentic, lovely couple. Congrats Joe and Kendra! He seems very sincere and in love, as I'm sure she is too. They may have just become my favorites out of all the Duggars. I love Anna, and Jinger & Jeremy too.

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  39. Congratulations to Joseph and Kendra!

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  40. Adorable!!!!! I love how the Duggar glorify Jesus with their relationships! Such a beautiful testimony ❤

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  41. I honestly am more excited for this courtship than Joy's engagement lol

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    1. I am, too. Coverage of Joy's courtship and wedding will be same old, same old. But this will be fresh because another family will be doing the wedding.

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  42. Congratulations Joseph and Kendra on ur courtship

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  43. Is Kendra the youngest either Duggar girl or Duggar partner (excluding parents) to have entered into a courtship?

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    1. Hmm. I'm pretty sure Marjorie was about the same as well when she entered a courtship with Josiah.

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  44. So frustrating, I've watched 3 ads perfectly, then I go to watch the actual video, and it freezes!!! I've tried this on 3 different devices.

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  45. I wonder how old she is?

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    1. If I recall correctly, she's 18 years old.

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    2. She's 18 and he's 22 😊

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  46. I am so excited for you Joseph and Kendra. What I am annoyed at is the fact that someone is clearly lying about it only happening "yesterday" since the media also had wind of it the very same day and done interviews down the hour. The "witholding" of information annoys many of us who credit your family with bringing us to Christ, but we can't take your example on this as it is clearly staged and not right. If TLC are making you with hold information, tell them it is wrong. Just like their decision to do so many re-runs last season, I certainly stopped watching multiple episodes as the were repeats and I am sure others have too from their comments. God Bless x

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    1. It seems the withholding of information coincides more with People magazine coverage.

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    2. Or maybe - just maybe - since Joseph knew when he was going to ask her, he let TLC and People know ahead of time? When we don't know the whole story, it's best not to just assume people are lying.

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    3. It doesn't take much for news to spread. A lot of things happen that get spread quickly across social media and the news. The news does generally report things that have just happened that day (that is why there are nightly news programs-to report what happened that day).

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    4. It's possible that they filmed the interview the day after the courtship proposal, but then waited to release the video until after the People magazine announcement. In that case, the proposal may not have happened the day before the announcement, but rather the day before the interview.

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  47. Congratulations Joseph and Kendra!! God Bless and guide you guys in this exciting stage in your lives!

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  48. So excited for them! Can't wait to learn more about their courtship through Counting On.

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  49. Congratulations Joseph and Kendra, may God richly bless you and your relationship.

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  50. Can't wait to see the next season of counting on. Summer is too far away! Congrats Joseph and Joy.

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  51. Kendra seems really sweet! I can't imagine it's easy to court a Duggar, complete with camera crew. ;) I wish them well.

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  52. Don't listen to negative comments Joseph and Kendra. We are thrilled for you! Seek God in all circumstances-He is so good!!

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  53. Just my opinion; I think the girls looking at their guy while he's speaking or vice versa just shows respect for, caring about one another and possibly falling in love. Remember falling in love with your significant; how you could just stare at them all day. At least that's how I felt and still feel about my husband.

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  54. I'm so happy for those be in a loving, respectful relationship. God will bring you the right one when the time is right.

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  55. Congrats to the new couple! How exciting for them! Got to be honest though, every time I hear about a new courtship, I always kind of hope it's a Duggar/Bates couple. Oh well- still lots of children in both families so maybe one day :)

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    1. Mee too...lol😉Anyways, I am sooo happy for Joe, he has a always been one of my favorite boys.It will be refreshing to see the difference in their wedding since her parents will be mainly responsible for that one...hope they have cake...lol😉

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    2. Anon March 8 @ 10:24-- I know! Wouldn't it be great if Josiah and Carlin were interested in each other?!

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    3. I can see Josiah and Carlin together. :)

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  56. Exciting and fun news yet so many 'Anonymous' haters and negative people - WHY! Why in the world come to a Duggar fan site when you obviously dislike and some right out hate this wonderful family?! Something as innocent as two young people entering a courtship and announcing it via video and it is picked apart and snide comments made - sad that you have nothing better to do with your lives.

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    1. I so agree with you but have come to realize this is how some people deal with their own self-hate.It is sad, to see people hurting that much. They don't even realize themselves that this is unhealthy anger and in some cases I think jealousy. Pray for them, they need it.

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  57. I wonder if John David and Jana have an irons in the love fire. Maybe they do and are keeping it quiet?

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    1. I can totally see at least Jana wanting to keep a relationship hush-hush for privacy's sake. I wouldn't blame her!

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    2. The Duggars can't keep anything hush-hush. Either they inadvertently give things away by posting a picture that shows something they didn't mean to, or else they straight out sell their stories. So if Jana is with someone, the truth will come out somewhere, somehow. Someone will catch them together and post the picture.

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  58. They, too, didn't just meet. She's been hanging around this family for months now. They were given permission to speak to each other, only with others present, so how could they have any idea what each other is about other than this ministry stuff? There are many, many other things in life, all of which can be and are Godly, that just isn't "ministry". Where to they stand on these things? They really have no idea. To declare marital intent to a stranger is sad for these two very young people who hardly know who THEY are themselves yet.

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  59. Wish them the best, but I agree with one of the other posters who posted their statement anonymously, that they feel bad they have to do this so publicly. It sure it awkward at first, trying to get to know somebody, probably even more so when cameras are involved. But different strokes for different folks. Congrats to them

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  60. about the promise ring, what i've learned from watching the bates: when a girl becomes of a certain age, the parents give her a 'promise' ring to remind themselves to save themselves for the one god has planned for them. they wear it on the right hand & take it off on their wedding day. (none of the boys are given any 'tokens'. even though the bates have shown some of their girls getting their rings, not all christian families do this. (in fact, i was given a promise ring by my husband, which i wore in addition to my engagement ring and wedding band & we were of different religions.) with a wedding proposal, jewelry is always involved but you usually dont see anything with the courtship! i think this is awesome and a sweet gesture. hope the other duggars boys do something similar if their intendeds family doesnt already do it. i am so happy & excited for joseph and cannot wait to watch their courtship blossom!

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    1. In the Bates Family, the daughters are given a "purity" ring, rather than a promise ring. Upon entering a courtship, usually the guys give a heart necklace, but Joseph decided to do something different and gave Kendra a promise ring (not "purity" ring)

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    2. 8:20 am....I think you're confusing a "promise" ring with a "purity" ring. The Bates give their daughters what is called a "purity" ring at a certain age. The purity rings symbolizes the girl will remain pure until marriage. Actually, I'm watching The Bates right now! A few weeks ago the parents took Josie Bates to dinner and gave her her purity ring.
      A promise ring is what Joe Duggar gave Kendra, and what you say your husband gave you. I got one too, many, many moons ago. That is quite different than a purity ring. A promise ring usually means the man intends to take the relationship to the next level sometime in the future.

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    3. As if these girls wouldn't remain "pure" until marriage even if they didn't have a ring for it.

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    4. Or as if Joe wouldn't marry her unless he gave her a promise ring first! Of course he's going to marry her.

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  61. Joseph and Kendra congratulations I'm so happy and excited for you! I can't wait to see what God has in store for the both of you.!
    Lots of love ❤️ ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  62. Congratulations!! Such a cute couple!
    God bless you both, looking forward to watching the progression of your courtship.

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  63. The parents give their daughters PURITY rings, not promise rings. Big difference.

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  64. So putting up a foto of the significant other isn't a thing... but you did put it up before Jinger got engaged...

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  65. This is adorable! Two sweet and innocent kids. Michelle and Jim Bob have said that Joseph is tenderhearted - he seems like a lovely boy with a heart for God. Wishing them so much joy and a fun courtship ahead!

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  66. I think the Bates girls get a -purity ring from their father.❣

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  67. I'm excited for these two, yet long for the day Janna Duggar and John David Duggar get married to someone special.

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