The Duggar family hail from Tontitown, Arkansas, a small town near Springdale.Led by patriarch Bob and matriarch Michelle, the family had its first taste of fame after making several appearances on TLC and Discovery Health specials (such as This special programming introduced America not only to the ever-growing family, but to their conservative and religious beliefs (they are members of the Independent Baptist Christians and the Institute in Basic Life Principles organization); their penchant for names that begin with the letter J (all the Duggars’ offspring have a J name: Josh, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace and Josie); their belief in homeschooling their children; their adherence to modest dress (no shorts, or shoulder/cleavage exposing shirts are allowed nor is swimming in public places or certain media); and their buddy system that designates one older child to look after and take charge of a younger sibling.Tell me there's not something much more sinister going on in this family.)Still, it's all good though, because Josh Duggar apologized for something that, according to him, potentially could have ruined life. That and getting all that sex off TV via the Family Research Council, from which he just resigned, because sex in the media is clearly what drives people to sin and molest their sisters.Not, you know, being raised in a family that prides itself on reproduction and repression and basically forbids a woman from saying no.In 2002, Jim Bob ran in the Republican Party of Arkansas primary election for the United States Senate.He lost by a vote of 20,546 to 71,576 to Senator Tim Hutchinson.Between 19, Jim Bob served in the Arkansas House of Representatives for the sixth district.
Nonetheless, in December 2015 a three-part spin-off series, , featuring newlyweds Jill and Derick Dillard, Jessa and Ben Seewald, Anna Duggar and some of the other adult Duggar children, aired on TLC. In March of 2016 the series was picked up for a full season premiering on March 15.
Joseph Duggar is the latest of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 children to begin courting.
The 22-year-old reality star announced his courtship with family friend Kendra Caldwell on Wednesday following word of sister Joy-Anna Duggar's engagement.
"We are so excited to share the news with others that we are courting," Duggar told People.
"Our families are close friends through church and this has allowed Kendra and me to get to know each other. " "I'm looking forward to getting to spend more time with Joseph as we take this exciting step toward a new season in life," Caldwell added. " Duggar hails from a conservative Baptist family that views courtship as a formal lead-up to engagement and marriage.