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Last we checked, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald were not officially engaged ... but a new Instagram post from her sister Jill has given us pause.

Jill Duggar (or Jill Dillard, to be more accurate) sparked the latest engagement rumors surrounding Jess and Ben. All it took was a simple hashtag.

"Lunch with my sweet sis @jessaseewald today!" Jill wrote on the photo-sharing site, adding casually "#jessaseewald #jillmdillard #sisterlunch"

Jessa Seewald?!

Jessa Duggar & Ben Seewald: So in Love
Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald are now engaged to be married after an 11-month courtship. Here's a gallery of photos of their love!

We know Jill loves married life. Might her sister have followed her lead with little fanfare? Or are we reading too much into a cute sibling selfie?

Probably ... but still, Jessa Seewald? Not a lot of girls start going by their boyfriend's last name until that has been wifed up or at least until there's a ring on it.

Her ring finger was hidden, barely, in the photo of Jill and Jessa. Hmm.

In any case, we're going to assume Mrs. Derick Dillard was just being silly and cute and there's no engagement or marriage news to report. Yet.

Despite, or perhaps because of the controversy that seems to follow Ben Seewald, he and Jessa have gotten pretty serious, so it's gotta be only a matter of time.

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Jill Duggar is loving married life with new husband Derick Dillard. Big surprise, we know. They've been shouting their love from the rooftops from day one.

Jill Duggar with Husband Derick Dillard

The 19 Kids and Counting lovebirds, who initially began courting online after being set up by her father Jim Bob, tied the knot last month in a magical ceremony.

They've since returned from their honeymoon and are very pleased with married life, sharing nauseatingly cute photos of themselves constantly.

While undeniably thrilled for Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard, this is bittersweet in a sense for her parents, as their brood is finally starting to grow up.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will still see the newlyweds on a regular basis, but they are clearly establishing a family of their own, which is healthy.

By all accounts, they're thriving, and it's hard to criticize the duo for oversharing on social media when it all stems from such genuine happiness.

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Ben Seewald started dating Jessa Duggar in September of 2013, and he's become something of a controversial figure in the months since. 

Jessa Duggar, Boyfriend

First, there was the now-infamous Jessa Duggar gun photo he posted on Facebook with a caption praising her assault-weapon-wielding "AWESOME girlfriend."

Now, Seewald finds himself the target for a barrage of online criticism, after posting a rambling Facebook status update in which he outlines his problems with the Catholic faith.

"I have nothing against individuals who are Catholic," Ben's rant begins. "I know a lot of Catholics who are great people. What I DO have a problem with is the teaching that man can merit God's favor through his own works or the works of other fallen men."

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids & Counting fame have been married 30 years, with 19 children and three grandchildren to show for it.

Almost as incredible as their offspring total? On their 30th anniversary, the Arkansas couple seems as happy and in love as the day they got married.

July 21 marked the couple’s 30th anniversary, which they celebrated with a "special lunch," and prompted Michelle to blog about their humble beginnings.

Say yes to sex, even when you're tired!

Be available. Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls. - Michelle Duggar

Be available. Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be...

Michelle recalls how she personally baked their wedding cake, wore Jim Bob’s mom’s wedding dress and honeymooned in their native Arkansas.

“My wedding to Jim Bob almost 30 years ago was sweet and simple," she writes. "I wanted to do as much as I could myself as a way to save money."

“For the wedding cake, I made it myself and froze it. A friend decorated it for me using icing that she made with ingredients I bought for her."

"Another special touch was wearing Jim Bob’s mother’s wedding dress as my dress. Everything [at] our wedding was so inexpensive, but perfect."

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The Duggar family may have gotten swept up in the Hobby Lobby controversy today, but the newly-renamed Jill Dillard certainly isn't letting that get her down.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard celebrated their weekiversary on Monday and the festivities continued on Instagram today, as Jill posted more good time photos from the couple's secluded honeymoon:

Derick Dillard Honeymoon Photo

"My sweet husband grilling our dinner yesterday," Jill captioned one photo.

It's been a hard road to the altar for Jill and Derick, so it stands to reason that their honeymoon would be a simple getaway in which they'd have plenty of time to "celebrate."

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In case you somehow haven't heard, arts and crafts retail chain Hobby Lobby was at the heart of a controversial Supreme Court decision earlier this week. 

Millions are outraged that the Oklahoma-based business has been permitted to cite a religious exemption from the national healthcare requirement that they provide coverage for contraceptives.

Now it seems the company may have been involved in even more scandalous practices motivated by its executives' religious principles:

Bill Gothard is a minister and home schooling advocate whose adherents include Sarah Palin and the Duggar family, stars of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting. 

Gothard was recently ousted as head of his own church following allegations that he harassed and molested several of his female employees.

Today it's been revealed that Gothard and the controversial fundamentalist organization he founded were funded in large part by Hobby Lobby.

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Newlyweds Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting fame, who married last weekend, were open about saving their first kiss for marriage.

Now that they have done the deed, was it worth it?

You had better believe it was. And then some.

Jill Duggar Wedding Picture

In a swoon-worthy moment, Derick dramatically dips his new bride, the second daughter of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, in a passionate embrace.

As first kisses go, Jill Duggar's first kiss may be among the most memorable. The new wife's assessment of the long-awaited wedding day lip lock?

"It was so worth the wait," she tells People.

The duo exchanged vows at Cross Church in her hometown of Springdale, Ark., in front of more than 1,000 guests, including every one of Jill's 18 siblings.

Jill made no secret of holding off on the physical side of things until she married Derick Dillard, who shares her strong Christian beliefs and happily obliged.

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The wedding of Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard finally arrived on Saturday, and it featured the princess dress to end all princess dresses. Two of them, in fact.

Jill Duggar Wedding Pic: First Kiss!

The Duggars' youngest daughter, four-year-old Josie, served as a flower girl. Duggar Number 19 was born prematurely at 1.5 pounds, but is now thriving.

"She got on her princess dress finally," mom Michelle Duggar said. "She has been begging to put it on. That is the most awesome princess dress ever."

Jill Duggar had a princess dress of her own, from Ava Laurenne Bride in Fredericksburg, Va. It was an Allure Romance gown with Swarovski crystals.

With it came a chapel length train that co-shop owner Wendy Rivera changed from an originally strapless dress into the "modest, yet elegant," gown Jill wanted.

Then, using lace from a veil, Rivera and seamstress Moni Reeise created a custom top that fit in perfectly with the rest of Jill Duggar's wedding dress.

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19 Kids and Counting star Jill Duggar is probably up to 19 kisses (at least) with new husband Derick Dillard after tying the knot Saturday in Arkansas.

The religious couple, as you're likely aware if you know who they are, her shared their first kiss EVER at their wedding, in accordance with their beliefs.

Much has been made of the fact that when Jill Duggar married Derick Dillard, they had never done more - physically - than hold hands. But their bond is deep.

From the moment they were introduced by her dad Jim Bob, the two felt an undeniable connection, one that only grew over Skype, and at last in person.

Here's a look back at the duo's magical road to the altar, including when they first heard of one another, when they first spoke, met, got engaged and more!

Their First Meeting (Sort Of)!
The Arkansas natives grew up within 45 minutes of each other, but didn't meet until late 2011. Jill recalled when Derick stopped by while caroling with a church group, and not long after, "Derick contacted my dad and asked if he would be a prayer partner during his two-year term in Nepal."

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You may now kiss the bride ... awkwardly, because she's never experienced that before and neither has he! Hey, at least they're in it together, right?

Jill Duggar married Derick Dillard Saturday in Springdale, Ark., and their wedding also marked the duo's first kiss (though they have full-frontal hugged).

See the unforgettable moment below!

Jill Duggar Wedding Pic: First Kiss!

In keeping with Duggar family dating rules, the 19 Kids and Counting star, 23, decided to wait until marriage before even locking lips with her beloved Derick, 25.

Prior to saying "I do," the TLC lovebirds had never done more than hold hands and hug once, which they did only after they got engaged in April.

Even that constituted rule-breaking of sorts, but we've decided to let it slide.

"We're just really trying to keep our relationship focused not on the physical but on communication and continuing to learn more about each other," Jill explained.

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The Duggar Family Quotes

When you've missed [sex] for seven days, you look forward to it even more! - Michelle Duggar

Be available. Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls. - Michelle Duggar

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