Reality TV stars the Duggars are a big, big family, and the clan is about to get even bigger. That’s because 21-year-old Josiah Duggar, the eighth-born child, is planning to marry his 18-year-old girlfriend, Lauren Swanson. With the news, however, some people have questioned what exactly is going on with the pair – and whether Josiah is getting married for the right reasons.
The Duggars originally came to fame, meanwhile, with their 2008 reality show 17 Kids and Counting. But the TV listings did not use that title for long. After all, mom and dad Duggar – 52-year-old Jim Bob and 51-year-old Michelle – happen to be Baptists. Their church frowns upon the use of birth control and believes that God should dictate the size of a family unit. Consequently, the show became 18 Kids and Counting and then 19 Kids and Counting.