Thursday, July 6, 2017

Duggar Engagements

Six down, 13 to go! As of May 26th, six of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 children were engaged or married. Each proposal was unique and different.

Josh Duggar proposed to Anna Keller by surprising her at Gator Landing, a Florida restaurant where she was dining with her parents on her 20th birthday (June 23, 2008). We don't have any official photos of that moment, but here is a short video:



Derick Dillard proposed to Jill Duggar in late March 2014, after having a singer-songwriter perform a song about their relationship. Her response was, "Yes, totally!" Click here to read the details.



Ben Seewald's proposal to Jessa Duggar took place five months later on August 14th, 2014. Ben got down on one knee at Throncrown Chapel, following an elaborate engagement scavenger hunt. A teary-eyed Jessa accepted with a simple "yes." (Click here to read all about it.)



Almost two years later--in late July, 2016--Jeremy Vuolo popped the question to Jinger Duggar on a New York City rooftop. A very stunned Jinger responded with a whispered, "Yes."



The following spring, in early March 2017, Austin Forsyth asked Joy-Anna Duggar to marry him during a horseback ride through the beautiful Arkansas hills. The full proposal has not yet aired on TLC, but the couple celebrated with an outdoor dinner.



And most recently, Joseph Duggar proposed to Kendra Caldwell during Joy and Austin's wedding reception. Kendra was shocked!



Which Duggar do you think will be next to announce an engagement?

Video courtesy Josh and Anna Duggar; photos courtesy DCL, TLC, Lissa Chandler Photography/DCL

57 comments:

  1. I think it will be Jedidiah or Jeremiah.

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  2. I'm hoping it's Jana or John David to get engaged, but you never know it may be Josish... The Duggar friend Laura seems so nice, I wish her and John David would get together, but she may be already married, don't know much about her...... K

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  3. I think Josiah or Jedidiah will be the next to get engaged.

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  4. Well, because I'm a hopeless romantic, I really want Jana to be next. But I also want for her to follow the Lord's leading and it ultimately doesn't matter what I or other fans want.

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  5. I think John-David or Jana will be engaged next!!

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  6. Such a sweet reminder of those beautiful moments! Thanks for posting. So, who's next? I don't think there are even any other courtships, are there?

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  7. About time to come back from that blog break. I'm sure you have responses backed up from here to the freeway. Meanwhile, we're talking to ourselves! :/

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  8. Hopefully either John or Jana

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  9. When I watch the proposal to Anna I find it hard to believe she married him despite knowing what he had done to his sisters, it would be interesting to know exactly what she was told. I am sure she never could have imagined how he would come to hurt her.

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  10. I say
    Jeddiah
    Duggar

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  11. have to have a courtship first and I hope the next courtship will be Jana..

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  12. Just let it be John David and Jana.

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  13. great post! i love seeing the differences in the proposals (yet each one suits themselves so well).
    although john-david claims to be the 'bachelor to the rapture', i think he'll be the next courtship/engagement. way too many beautiful young ladies in recent video clips that make me think someone might be in the 'getting to know' stage. and, since they're jana's friends it would make sense age-wise

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  14. John and Laura maybe

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  15. Everyone is waiting for the news that Jana has found someone, but I am going with Josiah.

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  16. John David to laura and Jana to Lawson is my guess!

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  17. Josh defiantly had the most boring engagement. Seemed like not much thought went into it.

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    1. I disagree. Anna had prayed years earlier that she wouldn't seriously consider a marriage until she turned 20. Josh drove from Arkansas to Florida to surpise her at her 20th Birthday dinner. I personally feel like a lot of thought and effort went into his proposal.

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    2. He sure surprised her, though!

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  18. Let's get more of the older guys going.

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  19. Buffy Peterman-IsonJuly 6, 2017 at 10:44 PM

    I know some just wishful think and this subject is mentioned often, but I do think that a courtship for Jana is not far off. There was something about her reaction to a question about events coming up in their family. It was just the way she answered it. In God's time, not ours though. So, I pray it will be a wise choice no matter who it is.

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  20. My favorite engagement was Jill and Derrick but I really think Austin and Joy's will surpass the Dillard's engagement. This young couple remind me of Jim Bob and Michelle in so many ways - I guess this is the reason they are my current favorites.

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  21. I think it will be Josiah!

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  22. I have no idea. The ones that are old enough to get engage are happy being single.....Jane

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  23. So excited for all these lovely couples. I can't wait to see what God has in store for a wonderful family. Thank you for sharing your lives with others.

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  24. Please let it be John David or Jana.

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  25. I loved Derick's proposal to Jill, with that beautiful song. It was very romantic. I loved Ben's proposal to Jessa in that Chapel, extremely romantic. Jeremy's proposal was gorgeous with that band playing Come Thou Fount on the NYC rooftop. But Josh's proposal to Anna on her 20th birthday was uncomfortable to watch even back in 2008, and I don't think I'm going to like Austin's proposal to Joy from the previews we've seen with the blindfold.

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    1. I have to agree- we found Josh's proposal to Anna uncomfortable to watch also when it aired. He came on way too strong and Anna actually looked a little alarmed/uncomfortable at one point and sort of shrunk back into the booth. He seemed to be pulling out all the stops to "dazzle" her while they were courting, more so than trying to actually get to know her and she was naive and overly impressed by who he was. It gave me a bad feeling and now we know why. So sad. I hope and pray he will one day be genuinely full of remorse, sorrow, and regret for those he has harmed, as well as those he turned from Christ by his behavior (2002, 2006, 1015, 2017). Repentant people don't sue those who exposed their sin or their crime.

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    2. Agree. Just watching Josh is uncomfortable. And how awkward that he kept saying "it's half a carat".."white gold with little diamonds" He sounds like he was quite impressed with himself more than pleasing Anna. I'm saying to sweet, beautiful, Anna..it's time for you to say to Josh "I want a 5 carat flawless diamond in platinum from Tiffany's"!! For Anna, lovey, you more than deserve it!!

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  26. Jana I hope! Wish the best for her!!!

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  27. I love Kendall's the most. Totally a surprise. She's adorable.

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  28. I hope Jana! She's solo beautiful inside and out, but just hasn't found the one God has for her yet. Though I wish it was Jana, I think it's going to be Josiah. Every time he gets asked about any girls he's talking to he always says that there's one in particular that he's praying about, but nothing official has happened so ya never know. The mystery and anticipation is the best part!

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  29. BTW- You get to add a pic of Kendra and Joe to the photo collage header!
    Woo-hoo!

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  30. Hopefully Jana will be next

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  31. Joseph and Kendra are so precious together!!! I can't wait to see more of their story. They seem like a wonderful match.

    As for who is next, I'm content to be surprised and see what God will do. He may be calling some to be single, and I wish the show would honor that instead of focusing on the relationships and keeping the single people on the periphery.

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  32. Oh my goodness!!! Look at Kendra in the last picture!!!😍😍😍I LOVE that picture!!

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  33. Kendra sure does have a beautiful smile. Gorgeous!

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    1. Anon @ 4:49 she is a very pretty girl. I am not a huge fan of this family however recently I have read a lot of posts where people have been saying some horrible things about Kendras looks which is so wrong. I would be so hurt if someone was saying such things about my daughter, no wonder so many young girls are obsessed and worried about their appearance. I have many issues with things this family does but please do not attack a young woman on her appearance it is uncalled for and she doesn't deserve it.

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    2. Kendra appears to have a great, fun-loving personality and is beautiful inside and out. I hope she and Joseph will be very happy together. They seem very well-suited.

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  34. I have loved watching every one of these kids grow into adults, get engaged and get married. I think one of the twins will be the next to get engaged. But I guess it's in the Lords hands! I'll eagerly await with anticipation. Lol
    Angie

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  35. Josiah, maybe? I'd love to see Jana or John David be the next, though.

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  36. Hope Jana is next and maybe either Josiah or Jed or Jer

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  37. Why does it look like there is a tape marker on the exact spot where Jeremy kneels to propose to jinger? I never noticed that before, it makes it look staged for cameras.

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    1. The tape has been discussed before. Of course it was there to make sure everyone was in place for the camera. And the proposal at a wedding reception? Done last year at Derick's brother's wedding. Not an original idea by Joe or Joy.

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    2. That's because it was. Jeremy and Jinger are both "J"'s, so the "V" was to mark Jeremy's position to stand for the camera crew to film it.

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  38. When is jana going to in a courtship?

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  39. Wishing you two all the best for the future

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  40. Is it true that Kendra and Jeremiah were getting to know each other, before Kendra and Joseph courted?

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  41. Congrats Jill,Derick,and Israel!Soooooooooo happy for all of you!

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  42. I really have to wonder what was going through Josh's mind that day.

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  43. Josh's engagement was weird! His laughing was a bit freaky. Says a lot I guess. There didn't seem to be an ounce of tenderness in it.

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  44. You guys know Josh was the one unfaithful and he brought that upon himself, don't take it out on his family, they were not the one's unfaithful and addicted to pornograghy, I am only 15 and I think its being immature when you treat the whole family bad, I believe that they are not at fault, and you guys need to grow up and not treat them the way you do, and my guess is Josiah. Sorry, not sorry, I support the duggar family.

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    1. Anon@ 10:16 you are very wise for your age! Thank you for your kind and non judgemental rebuke to those who judge the whole Duggar Family.

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  45. I am vouching for Siah, Jed, Jere, or Jase (I just had to use their nicknames) to be the next courtship in that order

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