quote:The Duggars live in Tontitown, Arkansas and originally appeared in several TLC and Discovery Health one-hour specials, mostly focused on four of Michelle's last five deliveries. The couple met in the early 1980s when Jim Bob Duggar and a fellow church member were sent for a follow-up visit after Michelle Duggar experienced a religious conversion. Jim Bob and Michelle were married on July 21, 1984, just after Michelle's high school graduation. She was 17 and he was 19 when they married; neither went to college. Together, they launched a used-car business, then towing and real estate businesses. They are both licensed real estate agents.
The Duggars chose to wait before having children and used birth control pills in the early years of their marriage. Their eldest child, Joshua, was born in 1988. They resumed using oral contraceptives after Josh's birth but conceived again despite this precaution. Michelle miscarried that pregnancy. Michelle has mentioned that they named that child Caleb, despite not knowing the baby's sex for certain. The Duggars believed the miscarriage was due to their use of contraceptives, and decided to stop using birth control. They decided to allow God to determine the number of children they would have. Michelle soon became pregnant again, this time with her first set of twins, Jana and John-David. Michelle has given birth 17 times (twice with twins) over a period of 21 and a half years, approximately one birth every 15 months.
The Duggars are devout Independent Baptists. They only watch programs they consider to be wholesome family television and various historical events. Their Internet service is filtered. They adhere to certain standards of modesty in clothing in accordance with their religious beliefs. Shorts and tank tops are prohibited, and the women do not wear skirts with a length above the knee. According to Michelle Duggar's interpretation of scripture: "God talks about the thigh being uncovered, and how that's nakedness and shame". Michelle says such dress runs risk of "defrauding" others clarifying, "for us the definition of the word defrauding is to stir up desires in someone else that cannot be righteously fulfilled". They avoid beaches and public swimming areas "because it's just too hard for the guys to try to keep their eyes averted in those situations". Female family members do not cut their hair short, and males are clean-shaven and short-haired. 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".
The children are homeschooled using a mix of materials, including "Switched On Schoolhouse", Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP), and Accelerated Christian Education (ACE). Several of the older children use the CollegePlus! program for post-secondary studies.
The Duggars use a buddy system to raise their children, in which an older child is assigned to a younger sibling and assists in the latter's primary care. According to Michelle, "They help with their little phonics lessons and games during the day and help them practice their music lessons. They will play with them or help them pick out the color of their outfit that day, and just all of those types of things."
Jim Bob Duggar served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2002. He was defeated for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate by incumbent Tim Hutchinson in 2002 by a vote of 71,576 to 20,546. He later became a real estate agent and investor. The Duggars' income is derived from rental proceeds of commercial properties they own. They live debt-free.
Construction of their 7,000 square-foot (650 square-meter) house began in 2000 when they bought the lot and ordered two steel frames. One of the frames was not drilled correctly, so the Duggars received a third frame which was used to make the girls' room and the industrial kitchen. Discovery Networks completed it, finding local Arkansas construction workers to donate their skills and time. The home was completed on January 20, 2006 . Some of the painting, decorating, furnishings, appliances, and other finishing touches--such as a stocked pantry--were provided by Discovery Networks and corporate sponsors as part of the one-hour television special entitled 16 Children and Moving In.
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Hoe oud is de jongste telg? Ik denk dat je nog wel wat op kan tellen bij die 35 hoor Zeker bij de jongste jongens, als die een jongere vrouw trouwen, langer vruchtbaar blijven zijn we wel tot 2075 bezig hoorquote:
Hmmm. Kendra ook dan?quote:
Volgens wiki wel jaquote:
Ja 40 zou misschien nog wel kunnen. Over 50 jaar is wel heel extreem denk ik. Dan zou de jongste dochter 58 zijn en hun jongste zoon 63 (en die trouwt vast geen 20 jaar jongere vrouw).quote:Op woensdag 3 januari 2018 22:34 schreef Meke het volgende:
Hoe oud is de jongste telg? Ik denk dat je nog wel wat op kan tellen bij die 35 hoor Zeker bij de jongste jongens, als die een jongere vrouw trouwen, langer vruchtbaar blijven zijn we wel tot 2075 bezig hoor
Edit: okee, okee, ik loop wat achter door de series, dacht dat die jonkies nog echt jong waren, zie dat de jongste nu 8 is en de oudste zoon 13. Neemt niet weg dat het niet echt verbazingwekkend zou zijn als er over 40/50 jaar nog een kleinkind bijkomt
ja met Marjoriequote:
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