FAQs

The responses to these FAQs do not come directly from the Duggars but are gathered from various sources, including the Duggars' TLC reality show and our interviews with members of the family.

Q: What is one of the Duggars' favorite restaurants? (Hint: Whenever they eat there, someone always orders the Chocolate Mess.)
A: MarketPlace Grill. The Duggars have made a lot of memories at this restaurant, which has four locations across Northwest Arkansas.

Q: What would it take to date a Duggar girl?
A: When a guy expresses interest in one of Jim Bob and Michelle's daughters, she always tells him to talk to her dad first.

Q: What are the Duggars' favorite board games and indoor activities?
A: The family's favorite board games include Phase 10, Settlers of Catan, Apples to Apples, Bananagrams, Telestrations, Dutch Blitz, Checkers Chess, Uno, and Skip-Bo. They also enjoy doing puzzles, holding spontaneous coloring contests, and playing four square, foosball, and ping pong.

Q: What outdoor sports do the Duggars play together?
A: The Duggar are always up for being active. They enjoy playing a variety of sports, including basketball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, football, and kickball.

Q: What version of the Bible do the Duggars use? 
A: The Duggars primarily use the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible. 

Q: We are interested in homeschooling our children but don't know how to go about it. Do the Duggars have any advice to share? 
A:  Here are some links to posts that provide homeschooling advice from the Duggars:
Homeschooling Advice from Anna Duggar
Anna Duggar's Homeschool Curriculum  
Duggars' Homeschool Routine
Duggars' Homeschool Curricula Recommendations
Why do the Duggars Homeschool?

Homeschooling Advice From Michelle Duggar
Learning Curves

Q: How many home births has Michelle experienced?
A: Two of Michelle's children have been born at home (Jinger and Joseph).

Q: How many episodes have the Duggars filmed?
A: The season nine finale of 19 Kids and Counting, which aired May 19th, 2015, was the Duggars' 244th episode. The series was pulled from TLC on May 23rd, 2015, and canceled on July 16th, 2015.
                                    
Q: Do the Duggars use coupons?
A: Most stores they shop at are wholesale and do not accept coupons. Jim Bob also admits that they do not have enough time to coupon. 

Q: Why is it a family rule not to dance?
A: It is not a rule but is a personal conviction that both Jim Bob and Michelle share.

Q: Do the Duggars give their kids timeouts?
A: Yes, but typically not for correction. When the children are becoming overly rowdy, Michelle tells them to grab a book and sit quietly to calm down.

Q: How do Jim Bob and Michelle effectively bathe their little ones on a regular basis?
A: It's an assembly line. They gather all the necessary items (pajamas, towels, diapers, etc), fill the tub, and try to bathe the cleanest child first.

Q: What brought upon the need to bring 19 children into an overpopulated world?
A: "One of the greatest myths in today's society is that the world is overpopulated," says Jim Bob in a recent episode. "By raising these children to love the Lord and to serve and love others...that hopefully is going to make a difference for good in our world," says Michelle.

Q: What religion are the Duggars?
A: Independent Baptist

Q: How large is the Duggar' house, and how much did it cost?
A: 7,000 square feet. The original kit that they purchased from Kodiak Steel Homes cost $82,000 but had defective I-beams. The owner of the company sent out a new set and graciously allowed the Duggars to keep the old ones. For an extra $5,000, Jim Bob was able to purchase enough supplies to use all of the beams, which resulted in a home twenty-four feet longer than the family had originally planned for--at a bargain price.

Q: How did the Duggars become debt-free?
A: After working through Jim Sammon's Financial Freedom Seminar, Jim Bob and Michelle sold their home and rented until they had saved up enough to buy a fixer-upper. They began following the motto "Buy Used and Save the Difference" and have been debt-free for years.

Q: What web filter do the Duggars use to keep their kids safe on the internet?
A: The Duggars use TotalNetGuard from American Family Online.

Q: What are the names of the songs that the Duggars sing as a family?
A: The Duggars' favorite songs to sing include: "I've Been Redeemed," "It's Through the Blood," "I'm Standing on the Solid Rock," "May the Lord, Mighty God," and "Sweeter Gets the Journey." 

Q: Would the Duggars consider adoption?
A: Jim Bob and Michelle have prayed about adoption and are waiting to see what God has in store for their family.

Q: How does Michelle put her little ones to sleep?
A: Over the years, Michelle has purposed to make bedtime fun. She teaches them to obey joyfully, rather than grumbling or complaining. To calm her little ones down, she will often read aloud, play a CD of melodious music, or encourage them to lie quietly and sing a song to Jesus. Before they drift off, Michelle prays with her children and asks God to give them beloved sleep.

Q: How much do the Duggars spend on groceries? 
A: $3,000 on an average month. They do one big, monthly shopping trip, as well as multiple smaller trips in between.

Q: How many hours each week do the Duggars spend filming their show?
A: The TLC film crew is with the Duggars for three days a week, a few hours at a time. One of those days is spend conducting five-minute interviews with each family member.

Q: Where can I find a copy of the Character Qualities that the Duggars have mentioned?
A: Click here to view the chart in a PDF.

Q: Why so many "J" names?
A: You may be surprised to hear that Jim Bob and Michelle did not set out to have a brood of children with "J" names. As new parents, they fell in love with the name Joshua, after the courageous biblical character. Nearly two years later, Jim Bob and Michelle were blessed with twins. The two names that they chose, Jana and John-David, just happened to start with the letter "J." Not knowing how many more children God would give them, the young couple decided to name their next child, Jill, with a "J" name as well, just in case she was their last. As their family grew, Jim Bob and Michelle continued the tradition so that none of their children would feel left out. The family has had a lot of fun choosing unique "J" names over the years; everyone likes to join in on the action!

Q:  How do the Duggars patiently train their children to complete household tasks?
A: Jim Bob and Michelle purpose to praise their children ten times more than they correct them. According to Jim Bob, when parents give up their right to a spotless home, then they are free to focus on the positive and praise their children for the things they have done right. Instead of reprimanding a well-meaning child for splashing water all over the kitchen counter, praise them for washing the dishes. When a little one spills milk on the floor while fixing breakfast, praise them for their initiative. After all, practice makes perfect.

Q: Are the Duggars part of the QuiverFull movement?
A: The Duggars write in their second book, A Love That Multiplies: "Even though Wikipedia and some Internet blogs report that we are part of a QuiverFull movement, we are not. We are simply Bible-believing Christians who desire to follow God's Word and apply it to our lives" (page 92).

Q: How many children did Jim Bob and Michelle have when they began filming? 
A: Before picking up a weekly TLC series, the Duggars filmed five, hour-long specials. The first, "14 Children and Pregnant Again," shows the birth of Jackson (baby 15). "Raising 16 Children" documents Johannah's debut, and Jennifer's entrance into the big world is recorded in "Duggars' Big Family Album."

Q: Do the Duggars have issues with visitors dropping by unannounced?
A: Yes. Jim Bob and Michelle enjoy meeting fans, but their primary concern is to protect their children. For that reason, they have opted to install a fence around their yard and have barred entrance to their driveway with a gate.

Q: Where do the Duggars purchase their swimwear?
A: If you have watched the show, you have probably noticed the Duggars splashing around in a friend's pool or zipping down a homemade slip n' slide. Or perhaps you watched them experience the Dead Sea during their recent Israel expedition. Duggar swimwear consists of wetsuits or swim trunks and shirts for the boys and WholesomeWear for the girls.

Q: How can the Duggars justify having a TV show when they don't have TV service?
A: In their second book, the Duggars admit the irony of starring in a weekly reality show but not allowing broadcast television into their home. While they are not against TV, they do not agree with much of the content portrayed on the tube. Jim Bob and Michelle and the kids would rather spend their time being active and enjoying family game nights. They see their show as a family ministry.

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Somerset Wedding Gal said...

It's funny, I've always wondered what blanket training was! And now you've answered my question :)

Anonymous said...

@Lily and Ellie,how tall are all the Duggars?

I know Jim Bob is pretty tall and Michelle looks like she's about 5'4.

Anonymous said...

Actually, a home church is not only scriptural, it is the New Testament model on how churches start. Just because someone meets in a Biblical home church does not mean that they don't have an "overseer" or "pastor" as we would call it in modern terms. Be sure to read 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 among many other passages. They are absolutely within their Biblical rights as Christians!

Anonymous said...

Love the Duggars! Watching their show makes me wish I could find a good church community and be around other Christians. It's sad because most of my old friends don't share the same beliefs as me, and are pretty insulting to Christians in general, with no respect for the fact that I am one. Seeing the Duggars gives me hope though! I'm not EXACTLY like them in their beliefs, but I think they have a wonderful family.

Anonymous said...

Who says pants are mens clothes? So are t-shirts and plaid shirts men clothing as well because the girls on the show wear those kinds of shirts too.

Anonymous said...

If Michelle still wants more kids, why not explore adoption? There are so many children in America who need homes.

Anonymous said...

What would it take to date Jeremiah?

Anonymous said...

How do the Duggar's decide when their kids get phones? Do they get a smartphone?

Anonymous said...

A family of TEN for $100 per week?! HOW??? I live in California, and we eat only fresh and organic and we have supplements and paper goods and for just TWO people it's never less that $200 to $250 per WEEK!!! So I don't know how a family of ten can do it for $100! Do you use only fresh & organic? We eat wild caught salmon, free range organic chicken, and those things are expensive, as are veggies & fruits that are fresh and organic... Bless your heart for being able to feed a family of 10 on a mere $100 per week or $400 per month!! I wish we could be as fortunate... I actually think the Duggar's do well to feed approximately 25 people on just $750 per week!

Anonymous said...

Hi I love that the girls are modest, but just wondering why they never wear pants? I dress modestly with pants.

Anonymous said...

Would love to known the girls favorite color

Anonymous said...

I love duggar pickles. Yummy

Anonymous said...

I truly think that this show has been on way to long. A person can only watch so much of the vacations they. Take and omg the girls courting. Its a very boring show. I don't know how its been on this long. I guess God has blessed them.

Val said...

There was a song about Family the kids sang when they celebrated Jim Bob and Michelle one episode. Do you know the name and where to get the music for it? We also want the birthday song but don't know that either.

Anonymous said...

What kind of tile flooring do the Duggars have downstairs? Vinyl, ceramic, etc.

Anonymous said...

@Brittni Ramsey yes many of the older duggars have computers and cell phones. Plus all of the duggars use computers for schoolwork.

wifey93 said...

@Amy they tend to show the episodes of 17 kids and 18 kids on holidays as I watched a few on labor day and they currently show these older shows during the daytime on TLC. Some of those older shows are dishing with the duggars where they will show an episode from 2008 or 2009 and the duggars look back on the episodes and comment in 2014 about what they think of the shows

Anonymous said...

i thought josie looked so precious

Anonymous said...

When jim bob said michelle brought in baggage to the relationship what was he referring to? Does each member of the family get paid or is it the whole family? Who pays for the trips?

Anonymous said...

The Duggar's seem like nice people. I just wonder about the girls, are they allowed to be independent? What if one of their daughters wanted something more, such as becoming a doctor or lawyer? Actually, any of the children, for that matter? University education is a very important part of life.

Samantha said...

I saw the $3000 and thought that was an absolutely insane job at budgeting and meal planning. My family of 4 costs more than $1500/month in food. We eat well, but we NEVER eat out and we don't do pre-packaged food of any kind, but we don't skimp either on quality ingredients and my husband spends alot of hours cooking (I'm awful at it.)

I don't see how you can feed a family of 10 for $100/week. That's $1.30 per person per day and Ramen Noodles 3x a day would cost that much today, (unless your family was raised years ago.)

The USDA currently estimates that through hardwork you can get the cost of meals down to $180/per month per person and it goes down to $160/month if the fammily is larger than 10 people. In recent studies, it was discovered that only a very small percentage of people actually can make those numbers work so by saying you did it for only 25% of the recommended numbers must me some sort of record.

Anonymous said...

Will the four girls be adding a workbook for young women and teens to help them follow the principles they live by and discuss in their book 'Growing Up Duggar'? I think this would be a great tool to use with their book.

Anonymous said...

How could you get to know or court with a duggar of either male or female ?

Anonymous said...

I know Josh and Anna are in D.C. what does Josh do for a job?

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I'm just wondering and anxious. Will they show the Jill & Derick wedding too? I'm such a big fan.

Anonymous said...

@Joan of Ark

A family of 3 that I know spends $500 a month on groceries, because they eat healthy, organic food. If you consider that the Duggars are 7 times bigger than that, that's $3500 a month. So $3000 is not unreasonable at all. It's average.

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 29,

Josh is the executive director of Family Research Council Action.

~Lily and Ellie

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 30,

TLC will air Jill and Derick's wedding in the coming weeks. We will announce the date when then network nails it down.

Enjoy your weekend!
~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

Hello I was wondering if this is the real family, and if so then I have a question!

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 34,

We run the blog on behalf of the Duggars. :)

Blessings,
Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

@Joan of ArkMy family of 5 is fed on $400 to $500 a month. I would imagine geographics likely play a part in costs though. They do live up north.

Anonymous said...

I come from 17 children. Religion was forced on us. It did not turn out well for the larger portion of us. Me included I struggled with it from years. I'd say that had a lot to do with the abuse we suffered at the hands of our father a well respected pastor that appeared to be a great man who loved the lord and a family who people thought was a happy family that was truly blessed. I love your show though it inspires me though it makes me sad and shows me what I never had. I do sincerely hope that in reality your family is not a behind closed doors abused family like mine was. I have recently been slowly pulled back toward religion and listen to Air1 a lot for inspiration after a lifetime of pain most people could never even fathom. I have 4 children myself nearly all grown none yet married but I know what its like raising children and knowing that ultimately they still make their own choices after they leave the nest. Like many who watch your show I'm sure I feel like I know you in many ways but I just wanted to let you know what a blessing and inspiration seeing your show has been to me. Take care and God Bless, A caring heart

Anonymous said...

That Wholeome Wear site is kind of a joke for me. I checked out and they only have three swimsuits and they are like $70-90 apiece not including shipping!!! I couldn't believe that. I will never wear their suits.

Shay Zullo said...

I agree that they do provide wonderfully for their children and family without having to show off and while not being at work 24/7. Good for them

Shay Zullo said...

I love the values and morals the Duggar family stand by. I'm a widow and my kids are 10, 9 and 6. I will look into the books mentioned in this blog and do my best to follow them so my kids can hopefully have such high standards for themselves. Thank you for opening the publics eyes to how we should behave and how we should set good examples for our young children.

Anne said...

@Joan of Ark


I would love to hear about how you spend only $100.00 a week on groceries for 10 people. I can't even do that for 7 people. What kind of meals do you have, and what do you eat in way of snacks and drinks? We are struggling, especially with the cost of food going up so much. A roll of hamburger costs $19.00 here.

Anonymous said...

About $50k an episode I THINK I read somewhere. goolgle it and it comes up. TLC paid for the house and they had a cell tower on a property they owned, etc etc. net worth is $3mil according to celebrity net worth.

Anonymous said...

Wrong show for sure.

Anonymous said...

Where do the Duggar's go to church?

Anonymous said...

Where do the Duggar girls get their clothes from?

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 44,

The Duggars attend a church fellowship with a handful of other families.

~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

I love watching your show and praise you all for being so wonderful with each other. I am curious on how you both support yourselves with the amount of family members you have? I have a family of 5 including myself and my husband and myself both work at are barely hanging on. I would love any advise you could please share with us. Thank you and God bless!

Anonymous said...

OMG! This is so sad. What a bad family. Why would you have so many kids?

Anonymous said...

Why are only some questions answered? Also I would Like Michelle or JimBob to answer the questions!

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous As someone who wears modest swimwear, I've had a few comments here and there but I think it's mostly that people aren't used to it. It's awesome when people develop their own personal convictions and make that more important than what people might say. I think more women would wear more modest swimwear if it was easier to find and they didnt have to go against the norm. When visiting a Muslim country with my sister, we were swimming at the beach and she was just in a bathing suit. There weren't that many people around but she commented that she wished she had something more like mine. It sounds ironic but maybe some people even lack the confidence to wear modest swimwear and they admire that you do. :)

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous

IFB's (Independent Fundamental Baptists) strictly use the Authorized Version of the Bible (God's inspired, infallible, Inerrant, incorruptible and uncompromising Word)

Anonymous said...

Are the Duggar children permitted to go to college if they so desire? Given their beliefs on helping/serving, one of their children could be potential doctors etc.

Anonymous said...

I am unfamiliar with Bibles - are there different versions? I'd like to start reading the Bible. Since the Duggars are Independent Baptists, can someone tell me which Bible I get that is the same one used by them? Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hey has jill and derick had a chiled yet and are thay still on the show

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 53,

There are many translations of the Bible. The Duggars primarily use the King James Version (KJV). The KJV can be difficult to understand, so you might want to start with the New King James Version. ChristianBook.com sells both versions, as well as others. :)

Let us know if you have any other questions. God Bless you!

Lily and Ellie

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 54,

Jill and Derick's son is due on March 24th.

Blessings,
Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

@brandy murray

I agree. What does it feel like to have your older children taking care of the little ones? Don't you worry that you're putting a burden on them that they didn't ask for or need?

Susie Hovendick Chan said...

@Anonymous
Would you love your child if he were a felon and in prison? Of course! If he were a mass murderer? Absolutely.

All of us always love our children, unconditionally, regardless of their beliefs or deeds. But we don't always agree with their choices.

Anonymous said...

There won't be an gay Duggar kids since the Duggars don't believe in; and when they do have some gay ones, they'll send them in for corrective therapy to make them "straight."

Emil Swift said...

@Anonymous

In response to, "Why don't the Duggers only use the KJV if they're Independent Baptist?" One of the key characteristics of the Independent Baptist (or Independent Fundamentalist Church — IFC) is that each local congregation is independent of any authority other than that local congregation itself. Thus, if a local IC wants to restrict Bible versions to KJV-only (which many do), that decision is purely a local decision. If a local congregation wants too allow other Bibles (such as NIV), that congregation can do so without any other church or church government being involved with that decision. This includes rules such as what kind of decoration may be allowed (skirt length, bright colors, make-up or no, etc.), dancing or no, overly flashy cars or no, dating with or without chaperones, etc., etc., etc.

Anonymous said...

Does the family watch tv? If not, then how do they explain to the children why there are cameras following them all the time? When they travel, people shout out to the children, calling them by name. How do is this explained to the children if they don't watch tv?

Anonymous said...

I am just wondering but what Bible translation do the Duggars use?

Ashley

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Ashley,

The Duggars primarily use the King James Version of the Bible.

Blessings,
Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

This is a great website for finding modest clothes. It is a Jewish Website, but I recommend that you get the clothes no matter if you are Jewish or not. Here is the link: http://www.koshercasual.com/default.asp

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous Even though I am not Lily or Ellie I am going to answer your question. The Duggars don't wear pants, because as many Orthodox Christian Denominations and some Baptists believe that wearing a skirt is feminine, modest, and following biblical standards. I hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

Question: Do the older Duggar kids watch the Lord of the Rings???

Anonymous said...

I am always curious about what Jim Bob & Michelle would do if one or more of their children lost their faith and said they no longer believed in God. Also how they would handle things if one of the children came out as homosexual

Anonymous said...

I am having a hard time finding the Duggars favorite songs on CD. Can you recommend some, please? :)

Tomi said...

They have Japanese American friends, I think the family name is Horono, & their fitness coach, with whom I believe they regard as a friend, is Black.

Anonymous said...

Because they, actually JB has taught them to,p think anything that shows the outline of their bodies is immodest.

Anonymous said...

Do you know who the author of "Before the Wedding Night" is that Jim Bob gives his sons before they get married?

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 71,

"Before the Wedding Night" is written by Dr. Ed Wheat.

Blessings,
Lily and Ellie

Documnetary Films said...

Great post..

Janice Ingle said...

Do the Duggars' have health insurance?

Sonya Del Rio-Cerezo said...

I'm a fan of the show & we are African Methodist Episcopal, but they do judge some people as the older girls stated in their book that they have a code word "nike" for the boys when a female passes by wearing "freakum" clothing. That is judging other people by their clothing. My idea of modesty is different from theirs as I will wear dresses above me knees & a regular bathing suit.

Sonya Del Rio-Cerezo said...

I agree with that. I don't believe in homosexuality, but that doesn't mean I can't be friendly to gay people or not hire a gay p

Anonymous said...

So i would like to know would any of the Duggars date outside of the ethnicity?

Anonymous said...

What Independents Baptist church do they attend and does it take long for them all to gate dressed and get to church on time/

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 78,

The Duggars attend a church fellowship with several other families in their area. They often arrive in multiple vehicles, as it is difficult to get everyone out of the house on time. :)

Blessings,
Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

I think the Duggars are a wonderful family. I am pleased to see how the Lord has richly blessed them for their unwavering love for Him. May their shows continue. And may we continue to learn from them. The children are not protected. Threatens are very active in their lives and guide them well. Each are given responsiblities and are given an education. They have friends outside of their home and activities. They have their own friends too. They were taught more than most children are. They are prepared and can handle life outside of their home. Jill an Jessa are doing quite well. And so will the others. God Bless Them and may He keep His loving arms around them all !

Teresa Levingston said...

When Josh got married, his dad gave him 2 books about Marital intimacy and a discusion before the wedding. Yet I did not see anything about that for the two girls. Did either parent have a similar discussion with Jill and Jessa?

Anonymous said...

thanks for a great informative site!
when will a new matching game be available with the duggar pics? i really enjoyed the older one but the site is closed now.
my five year old really enjoyed the kids games too

Anonymous said...

Do the Duggar's have black friends

Susan said...

First, I want to say that I admire the Duggars for raising children in todays world with strong moral values. There has been a lot of emphasis lately on the courtships and chaperones during dating and courtship. What I would like to ask is how you maintain this after marriage. Do you still use chaperones?? As an example of what I mean would Jim Bob go off with a woman alone to show her one of your properties or would he have a chaperone for the same reasons you emphasize in dating?? I am a counselor and have seen a lot of adultery, would love to see you address this on the show.

Anonymous said...

Why do the duggar kids give side hugs to their siblings? That seems a little odd

Kaitlin Arthur said...

Lily and Ellie,
what religion are the dug gars anyway?

Anonymous said...

I have a question for all the duggars even the little ones (if they understand). Now i am not religious but i have no problem with people who are. And I understand that what the beliefs are. What is the duggars point od view on homosexuality do they believe in the rule of the Old Testament or do they believe that they are people who just like the same gender and should be treated with respect? And for Michelle and Jim Bob, if anyone one of your children were to come out as homosexual would you not support them and shun them? Or do you think that your opinion may change about homosexuality all together? And lastly if you were to sit down and have a chat with a homosexual, what would you ask them?

I personally believe that homosexuality is perfectly ok and that its ok for people to disagree with it, but i dont believe that people should take away someone's rights and hate them just because they dont like homosexuality. Acceptance and respect is what everyone should have towards each other no matter the color of their skin, their religion, their sexuality, their ethics. Because at the end of the day, none of that matters and we are all human and should be treated like one.

-9th grade high school student

Lily and Ellie said...

@Kaitlin Arthur

Hi Kaitlin,

The Duggars are Independent Baptists. :)

~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

Since vaccinations are such a hot topic these days, i'm wondering if the Duggar family have the kids immunized?? I recently had my first grandchild and my daughter in law has opened my eyes to so many alarming issues with them as she works with a PCP that doesn't require, nor push immunizations. I've looked at many articles, documentaries about it and it seems that more and more moms are choosing not to immunize. I've assumed that Michelle had babies at home, but maybe not? I'm just curious about how they feel about it. Do they have a family Dr. that is open to not doing it or does he require it to come to his office? I'm trusting the Lord with my grandson, but the more I learn is disheartening.. And since Jill is now married and having first child, I wonder what her stance is on this issue too?? thanks.. love the show!!

Anonymous said...

My father came from a large family,23 children ,during world war 2 was the only time they were at home as a family
From that family my dad and mom were the only ones to have more than one child they had 6 .
My dad said that large families are important but you need to be able to provide for them and he always said when the need is great you will receive help .
I am amazed by your family and watch your shows sometime ...how do you support your family .Is it through your show ?
My dad's family always beleived that morals are important but one should discover life and not always be instructed to be a copy of your parents .
My dad has passed away and so has most of the siblings ,there are 2 children left of 23 .

Anonymous said...

Hi!
My names Sarah,
I have watched the show for a few years now and I absolutely love it! I love the way you teach your children so that they can grow into sweet, kind, responsible and godly people! I do have to admit John David and Joseph are both very handsome, I am around their age. We always see what it takes to court a Duggar daughter but what does it take to court with a Duggar son?

Anonymous said...

Hi :)
Love the Duggars!! My mother was wondering why they do the side hug??
Thanks

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering what are their thoughts about the military as a former Marine I've seen action and done somethings that I'm not proud and I'm curious what would say about it

Anonymous said...

I love your show so much!!!!

Danielle Bolduc said...

I just watched Jessas wedding, she had a grey dress for the rehersal dinner that was adorable! where does she find cute stylish clothing thats so modest?

Anonymous said...

I realized recently that they must see this show as a ministry. Good for them, and thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Does the Duggars have any African American friends?

Anonymous said...

God bless the Duggar family! I love your show! Y'all are such an inspiration and I pray for you all the time! I've named my littlest young one Jadwiga, which means fighting God's battle because she represents the fight for all the innocent unborn babies that God has created! Jadwiga is such a blessing!

Anonymous said...

I love this comment! I like the show too, but you can't get mad when someone speaks the truth..

Anonymous said...

I love the duggars and love what the believe in and the rest of the world would be a better place if we too followed the lord as they do. Way to go duggars I love your whole family.

Anonymous said...

What would it take to date a duggar boy??

Anonymous said...

Noticed that Jill and Ben traveled to Europe for a honeymoon! How could they afford that type of trip?

Anonymous said...

of all the children....are there any sets of twins?

Emily Giron said...

I hear that one of the Duggar kids had a seizure. Is that true?

TireGuyJohn said...

Do the Duggars recycle? How do they minimize the impact of their large family on the environment?

MD said...

Love the show. Wonderful family.

Anonymous said...

Netflix

Anonymous said...

Why is it bad that as a girl i wear a tight swimsuit? guys do it, because we all swim as a sport.

Jada may said...

I love the duggars, they have taught me through out the years of me watching their show to never be afraid to stand up for my religion. Though I am 16, I have recently found an interest in Jedediah. I wish I could meet them. That would be am amazing testimony. Thank you duggars for all you have done.❤️

Anonymous said...

I love watching the Duggars! If somoneone wanted to become part of the family would you take them in? Such as treating them like a daughter and helping them find a court ship?

Anonymous said...

Keep the faith, during this difficult time. God loves everyone and is forgiving when you repent. Praise him. God Bless.

Lanell Hall said...

I love the Duggars and sincerely appreciate their ministry. It's made me reflect on my own life. God bless you all. Keep trusting in the Lord. Proverbs 14:7 and John 1:9

jeansandjacketrequired said...

@AnonymousI think they are gong out of bnusiness

Anonymous said...

I am praying for God to give you all comfort and rest from the media. Forgiveness is a hard word for many to understand yet it is important that Josh goes for away and get help so he can forgive himself. Only God can judge!!

In Christ
Alyce Hand

Anonymous said...

What are your views on children with special needs (ex. children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, other types of developmental/cognitive disabilities)?

Xkelley said...

The Duggars seem to be a really effective family. I do not believe that their ways are preposterous in raising their children, as I can see the wisdom being an Independent Baptist. If any of the Duggars are or will read this, I want them to know that from what I can see, Joy-Anna seems like a beautiful, kind, sweet young lady. I would like to get into contact with Mr. Jim Bob if it at all be possible.

Thanks,

Xavier

Anonymous said...

I agree Duggers need to get on a new network.... the Bates are on the UP network.

We have only one child(8yrs). She loves watching the Duggars. She was very upset when I told her they wouldn't be coming back on.

Anonymous said...


Hi, Can you tell me your "family rules"... once I saw you had something about "joy - Jesus, Others, Yourself"... but I can't find the same website information on your family rules. Thanks, Your sister in Christ, Kristen

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Kristen,

Here is the link to a post that shows some of the signs that the Duggars have hanging in their house. One of those is the "family rules" sign.

http://www.duggarfamilyblog.com/2014/10/more-encouragement-from-duggars.html

Blessings,
Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

I thought Michelle said Jill was her first home birth?

Anonymous said...

I would really like to see the show come back to TLC or some other religious channel. I applaud Anna and Josh upholding their vows: better or worse, since alot of people are thinking the marital sacrifice is disposable thru divorce. The issues I am hearing and seeing hsppens everyday to families and would be nice to see how this beautiful family learns and forgives and moves on.

Anonymous said...

What do you do if you wanted to be courted by one of the guy's? I wanna meet John-David :)

Anonymous said...

I love this! I love being able to keep up with the Duggars! Thank you for doing this :) ~Amber H.

Anonymous said...

Jim Bob and Gil creating a Christian based network is an awesome idea πŸ˜€

Anonymous said...

Could somebody please tell me the name of the song (and artist) that appears in the background of Baby Israel's 1st birthday video? I love it.

Anonymous said...

they are amazing people i'm glad god blesses there family

Rebecca Cox said...

How in the world did you feed a family of 10 on $100 a week? I spend at LEAST $800 a month and that is spreading the snacks for in between meals for the younger kids.

Anonymous said...

what is your reasoning behind women not wearing pants? Is this a 'rule'? Do the girls have a choice?
I believe if the Lord were walking the earth today, He would not wear pant. I think He would probably wear a long shirt with pants underneith.

Anonymous said...

I am happy for the Bates butt I like the Duggars and the Bates are good but it makes me feel like TLC they're trying to replace the Duggars with the Bates that upsets me both families are very nice and I agree they all lead a very meaningful like to at least Inspire or to follow ourselves I don't think we do it but but that's just how it makes me feel does anyone else feel the same way should I feel this wayπŸ˜ΆπŸ˜ΆπŸ˜ΆπŸ˜ΆπŸ˜ΆπŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™ŠπŸ‘΅πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸƒ

Margie Mcdurmon said...

How did they get into reality TV especially since they do not watch TV?

Anonymous said...

Please have more especially now that two of the girls are now married and one very soon. Both my husband and I are 70 and a daughter 32, college graduate.S is 32 and still lives with us. Please bring the Diggers back. Whom everturned them to media.
I believe a member of their church>>>>a Christian. We are watching Counting On. I feel sorry for him. He needs a heat amount of therapy. May the Lord keep he and his spouse strong
God Bless them all. Amen

Anonymous said...

hi my name is anna, i am 15 years old and i am committed to courtship. there has always been some one out there that would make fun of the way i dress or the destions i have made. Recently however there has been more of that, (and more boys.) they have asked me "why don't you like boys? i mean your a girl. all girls like boys." i have tried to explain that i want to save my heart for the man i am going to marry, but they just laughed and made gaging sounds and said that it was cheesy. they are lost, but i just know what to do. i know the Duggar girls get a lot of this kind of thing. how would you handle it.

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to read the questions that Mr. Duggar gives to young men who want to court his daughters? I would really love to use something like that for my kids. Is there a link to them anywhere, or are they in one of their books?

Anonymous said...

When is season 3-4 counting on caing back on TLC?? This summer??

Paige May said...

Such a great, Christian family! I can't wait to meet them someday with all of us gathered around Jesus. I didn't see anything about the how the boys court. Do they have guidelines as well?

Anonymous said...

Could you update these questions?

Anonymous said...

I want to start with saying I love the blog and having a FAQs tab was a great idea. I've read through the frequently asked questions, and skimmed through a few comments. So I hope this question hasn't been asked and I've missed it.

I've noticed there was a question about been interested in a daughter, but what about a son? Does the woman approach the parents? Would she let the son know and he tell his parents?

Anonymous said...

what jobs do the duggar boys and married men have? How do they support their families?

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