The couple met in the early 1980s when Duggar and a fellow church member were sent for a follow-up visit after Michelle experienced a religious conversion.The Duggars were married on July 21, 1984, just after Michelle's high school graduation.

Jill Duggar's courtship with Derick Dillard was announced on March 31, 2014.

They were introduced by Jim Bob Duggar and became further acquainted via supervised Skype and text conversations while Dillard was serving as a missionary in Nepal.

That is something that we've prayed about, and we'll just see what the Lord has in store for our family in the future.

They learned that they were expecting again in September 2012.

They practice chaperoned courtship, where the couple gets to know each other in a group setting.

The Duggars describe this as "dating with a purpose" and the Daily Mail describes it as a "G-rated alternative to dating." Jim Bob Duggar served as a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2002.

Josh Duggar was offered a job at the Family Research Council during his wife's pregnancy with their third child.

Marcus Anthony was delivered by a midwife on June 2, 2013.

Jim Bob Duggar has an older sister, Deanna, who occasionally appears on the show.

Michelle Duggar (née Ruark) has six older siblings (Pamela Ethel, Kathie Ann, Evelyn Alice, Carolyn Jeannite, Freda Louise, and Garrett Floyd Jr.).

19 Kids and Counting (formerly 17 Kids and Counting and 18 Kids and Counting) is an American reality television show that aired on the cable channel TLC for seven years until its cancellation in 2015.