Merry Christmas ! Being in the public eye means that the Duggars are constant fodder for tabloid attention and public ridicule. The Duggar family's uber-conservative lifestyle and strict religious beliefs are definitely not for everyone, but the family does have a very large fan base as well. That fan base is concerned that there are problems in Lauren and Josiah's marriage that may run pretty deep.
Single Jana Duggar, 30, admits she's grown less 'strict' with her requirements for a husband
Jana Duggar talks about being 30 and single as the oldest daughter in family
The Duggar family began generating a lot of international attention in , thanks to the TLC network show, 17 Kids and Counting , which chronicled their lives in northwest Arkansas. The family would keep growing, prompting the show to update its name to 19 Kids and Counting. The Duggars didn't watch TV, they homeschooled their kids, and the ones of-age courted instead of dated. Seen by the public as different — but also familiar, wholesome and old-school, the Duggars made a cottage industry of themselves, just by being who they are. They had their critics, but many of the comments came in the form of relatively harmless, semi-informed opinions — until scandals forever changed how the public perceived the Duggar family.
If the Duggars Believe in Conversion Therapy, Literally No One Would Be Shocked
The oldest daughter of the 19 Duggar children is sharing what it's like to be 30 and single in a family where eight of her siblings are already married. Jana Duggar opened up on Tuesday's episode of the TLC series "Counting On" about being asked the same question repeatedly and how she's loosened her strict requirements for an ideal man over the years. I'm like 'No, I'm not, no I don't have anyone.
They invited Michelle to Sunday school at their church and, Jim Bob said, he prayed to god that they could be each other's spiritual leaders—though apparently their first meeting wasn't as memorable for Michelle. I really don't remember much about that conversation, except that you finally mustered up the courage to ask me if I would go to your junior-senior banquet with you! I was 17 and Jim Bob was Jim Bob is a former state legislator, having served in the Arkansas House of Representatives for the sixth district from until , during which he was vice chair of the House of Corrections and Criminal Law Subcommittee. Jim Bob and Michelle's eldest child, Josh, was born on March 3,