Thursday, January 30, 2014

Courtship Turns Into Engagement

The Duggars are excited to attend yet another Bates wedding this spring. After two years of getting to know each other and two months of courting, Alyssa Bates and John Webster have made plans to tie the knot. On January 16th, while 19-year-old Alyssa was in Orlando visiting the Webster family, John took her out on a special date at Disney Resort and popped the question...and she said yes! The future Mr. and Mrs. Webster have planned their wedding for May 24th.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

19 Weddings and Counting

Give us your best prediction. Three years from now, how many Duggars will be married, engaged, or courting? And how many grand-Duggars will there be?

Monday, January 27, 2014

Meet the Duggars at Big Sandy 2014

Alert Cadets at the 2010 conference
Every spring, the Duggars pile into their 15-bunk bus and head down to Big Sandy, Texas, for the annual ATI (Advanced Training Institute) homeschool conference. This year, the organization is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the Duggars want you to be there. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar attended their first ATI event (the Basic Seminar) thirty years ago, and they have been using the principles they learned to train and disciple their children ever since. 
Duggar kids sing "I've Been Redeemed"

Tuesday, April 22-Friday, 25, 2014
Duggars to attend the ATI Regional Conference
Jim Bob and Michelle will speak on "The Secret to Making God the Head of Your Home"
Click here for registration information

This conference is open to the public, although the cost is higher for non-ATI members.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

More Photos of Jessa and Ben

When new episodes of 19 Kids and Counting air this spring, the Duggars will reveal the details of Jessa Duggars' courtship with Ben Seewald, which began in September 2013. Until then, here are some pictures of the two lovebirds:

Friday, January 24, 2014

Duggars at the ProLifeCon

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, along with several of their children, met up with Josh and Anna this week in Washington D.C. for the annual March for Life. While there, the parents of 19 spoke at the Family Research Council ProLifeCon. The full video recording of the conference is embedded below. The Duggars come in at 3:05:04.

Note: although the emcee announces that season 8 of 19 Kids and Counting premieres on March 11th, TLC has informed us that the date is subject to change. We will let you know when they make their final decision.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New Episodes on March 11th?

Rumor has it that season 8 of 19 Kids and Counting premieres on March 11th. Is this true?

While TLC has assured us that new episodes of the Duggars will return around that time, the date is subject to change. We will let you know when the network has made its final decision.

On another note, Growing Up Duggar is set to release in less than six weeks! The four oldest Duggar girls have been hard at work, and their book is finally ready to hit the shelves. See what Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger have to say about life with 18 brothers and sisters. (Click here for details.)

Rallying for Life in DC

It was well below freezing in Washington D.C. this morning, but the Duggars bundled up and joined other pro-life Americans at the March for Life.

Josh and Anna Duggar and their three kiddos were thrilled to spend some quality family time with Jim Bob and Michelle and several of the Duggar kids.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Duggar Parental Guidance Full Interview

Looking for practical parenting advice? Tried-and-true organization tips for the home? Suggestions for developing and maintaining a strong family relationship? Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar recently sat down with representatives from Niceville United Methodist in Niceville, Florida. Here's the full interview: