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The TLC series, "19 Kids and Counting," chronicles the life of the Duggar family. Dad, Jim Bob, and Mom, Michelle, practice a strong Christian ethic and believe that all children are a gift from God. They do not believe in any type of birth control and consequently are the proud parents of 19 children.

Their eldest child, Josh, is married to Anna and they have two children. Viewers were able to follow their courtship, Josh's proposal and their wedding. The rest of the children are single and range in age from two to twenty-two. The Duggars do not believing in dating, and the teens must be chaperoned when courting.

Michelle homeschools the children with help from the older siblings, and all of the children learn how to play the piano and violin. They are often asked to perform at various churches, and even some of the smaller children participate.

The cameras have followed the family on many of their adventures, including sky diving, a trip to Dollywood, their first trip to New York and much more. They also took a pilgrimage to Israel, Scotland, London and Ireland.

Serving others is important to Jim Bob and Michelle, and several of the older children go on annual mission trips to Central America to lend aid and fellowship. They also traveled to Joplin, Missouri after the devastating 2011 tornado to give encouragement and help families rebuild.

Grandma Duggar, who lives with the family, and Cousin Amy, an aspiring country singer, are often shown. Soundman Jim also makes appearances and has become a minor celebrity.

The youngest child, Josie, was delivered by C-section three months premature after Michelle developed preeclampsia. Weighing only one pound six ounces, little Josie spent several months in the hospital. Cameras followed the family, who live in Tontitown, Arkansas, when they temporarily moved to a rental home in Little Rock to be closer to her.

In 2010, the Duggar family announced that they were expecting their 20th child. Unfortunately, Michelle miscarried one month later. They named the unborn baby Jubilee and had a memorial service for her.

It is important to the family that they spread their faith, and they have revealed that this is the reason they allow cameras to follow them. They hope that the strict adherence to their beliefs will be an inspiration to others.

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Tuesday 9:00 PM et/pt on TLC
11 Seasons, 210 Episodes - Currently Airing
Family, Reality
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19 Kids and Counting Full Episode Guide

  • Amy Duggar, a cousin to the family, heads to Nashville to pursue her dream of being a singer.

  • Enjoy a comedic and heartfelt walk down memory lane with the Duggars and Cousin Amy as they share some of their favorite family events. And then Amy shocks everyone with a Duggar-sized announcement.

  • The girls promote their new book and Derick plans a successful proposal.

  • The family plans a welcome home party for Derick. Later, Michelle takes the courting couples on a triple date. And the kids surprise Jim Bob and Michelle with an unforgettable dinner.

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Another Duggar Girl Is Engaged: Jessa of '19 Kids and Counting' Star Set to Marry

Jessa Duggar is engaged!

Jill Duggar of '19 Kids and Counting' Marries

Jill Duggar, one of the many children belonging to "19 Kids and Counting" stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, married on Saturday. It was a big day for the 23-year-old for many reasons. Duggar also recieved her first kiss from her new husband.

'19 Kids And Counting' Mom: 'Overpopulation Is A Lie'

Another prolific procreator made famous by TLC has made some waves. Unlike the general loathing Kate Gosselin managed to engender, the backlash against these remarks will probably be a strongly focused beam from environmental and famine advocates. "19 Kids And Counting" matriarch Michelle Duggar made a Christian Broadcasting Network appearance recently in which she deemed claims that the world has more living things than it can handle to be pure poppycock.

An Even 20: '19 Kids and Counting' Adds One More

The Duggar family of ‘19 Kids and Counting’ will get another opportunity to transfer hand-me-downs. Josh 23, the eldest, and wife Anna, 22, are expecting their second child. It was less than two years ago when the family welcomed the first in the cycle of a new generation of children: Josh and Anna’s daughter Mackynzie. Mackynzie and the family will say hello to a baby boy this summer.

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