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Last night on TLC, 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 13 was all about bride-to-be Jill Duggar as her wedding to Derick Dillard drew closer still.

Of course, if you're Jana Duggar, every episode might as well be titled "All About Jill." Or "All About Jessa," or "All About Josh." You get the general idea.

Anyway, 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 13 brought us more behind the scenes footage leading up to Jill's magical June 21 nuptials.

What did we specifically learn about the family this week?

Jill Duggar Baby Gender Announcement

The Duggars go hand in hand with fertility, having 19 offspring and all, but their family love of baby-making extends beyond their own homes, apparently.

That it's probably no surprise that Jill got pregnant pretty much as soon as she got married. Why? You'll never guess who attended Jill's bridal shower:

Dozens of babies! Ones that she’s delivered as a midwife!

With Jill Duggar expecting a baby boy of her own in March, this certainly seems fitting. She and Derick had babies on the brain from the get-go!

As a trained midwife, Jill knows quite a lot about pregnancy, even before she experienced it, and has helped pregnant women deliver babies all over Arkansas.

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The Duggars of TLC’s 19 Kids & Counting fame seems like the picture perfect family in many respects, but what goes on behind closed doors?

A lot of things you might not expect, according to a surprising new expose.

Dates Without Chaperones
The Duggar parents often accompany their children on dates in order to maintain their "accountability" and "keep things from going in the wrong direction," per Jim Bob. The girls are fine with this, as being alone with men puts them in grave "moral danger." When the parents aren't available, their older siblings will often tag along, making every date a group date and a family affair.

With 19 children to raise (or at least 15 now that a handful have reached adulthood), one would think Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar would be exhausted, 24/7.

Not necessarily, though. Their maligned ace in the hole: Jana Duggar!

It's the put-upon eldest daughter who's exhausted from a lifetime of raising the kids, and some of the other older siblings, who do most of the babysitting.

“Jim Bob and Michelle have what they call the ‘buddy system,’” an insider says of the household's inner workings, and that system works as follows:

“Each of the older kids gets paired with a younger kid that they have to watch over and help out. It’s great for them, because it’s like they have a set of free nannies.

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Jessa Duggar, Jill Duggar and their respective partners have gone uncharacteristically quiet (or at least quieter) on social media, and it's likely not an accident.

Jessa, Jill, Ben and Derick

Typically staples of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well, Jessa Duggar, Jill Duggar, Ben Seewald and Derick Dillard have dialed it back in mid-October.

Could this indicate that the recent backlash over several of Jessa's recent postings have caused them all to scale back - possibly at father Jim Bob's urging?

Jessa hasn’t posted on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook since October 5, when she shared a link questioning if radiometric dating proves that the Earth is old.

That’s a long break for a usually daily social media user, who also sparked major criticism with her passionate comments on abortion and the Holocaust.

Jessa’s fiance has also stayed off social media since October 4, although Ben Seewald's father made more headlines for a blog post likening her critics to Hitler.

The married and less controversial Jill and Derick Dillard have also backed off significantly, posting only one benign snapshot apiece this month to date.

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On TLC's 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 12 Tuesday night, Duggar family fans saw the countdown to Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard's wedding in full swing.

We know how THAT turned out, if you know what we're saying!

NOTE: We're saying they got married and she's pregnant.

Just because we all know the happy ending doesn't make 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 12 any less fun to watch, of course, as we go behind the scenes.

With the wedding right around the corner, Jill's parents Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar are hosting weekly counseling sessions with the soon to be newlyweds.

Not that they need them. These kids have good heads on their shoulders and are clearly all in when it comes to the Duggar family dating rules and such.

Meanwhile, Jill’s siblings, from the lovely Jana Duggar all the way down to the littlest ones, are starting to realize that she's leaving the nest, and it's bittersweet.

In this week's counseling session, the pair talks finances, and Derick - a hard worker who knows how to save, and be frugal - is cut from the same cloth.

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During a recent episode of 19 Kids and Counting, fans of the show took to social media to express their outrage at the mistreatment suffered by Jana Duggar, the eldest daughter of Michelle and Jim Bob.

In the episode, Jana was forced to work tirelessly in preparation for Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard's wedding, while the rest of the family enjoyed an afternoon tea party. 

Jana Duggar Photograph

The incident gave credence to rumors that Jana is planning to break away from her family in order to start a life of her own, in which she won't be forced to shoulder such a burden.

Helping to raise her sixteen younger siblings has got to take a toll on you.

"It's absolutely ridiculous how much the family makes Jana and the older siblings do," a source close to the Duggar family tells Radar Online.

"Jim Bob and Michelle have totally transitioned a lot of their parental responsibilities on to her," and this is not exactly a new thing.

"Ever since she was young, she would have to watch the house while Michelle and Jim Bob would go out on date night alone."

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Last night on 19 Kids and Counting, Jim Bob and Michelle celebrated their 30th anniversary, while Ben and Jessa decided to try their hand at parenting.

In a manner of speaking, of course. Their motives weren't what you think.

If you watch 19 Kids and Counting online or on TV, or know anything about the Duggars at all, you know they have some VERY strict rules for dating.

No touching between young couples except side hugs until marriage. It's pretty tough for a couple of hotties like Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald.

So what are they gonna do about it? Their approach is twofold ...

  1. Get engaged ASAP and get married VERY soon after;
  2. In the meantime, surround themselves with rugrats!

Never fails, and meets the family courtship standards too!

On 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 11, to help distract themselves from physical attraction, Jessa and Ben take the “little” Duggars to the arcade.

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Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard are planning ahead for her labor and delivery process. The two are writing Bible verses for the big event!

Derick Dillard Writes Bible Verses

The 19 Kids and Counting twosome recently took the time to write out passages from the Bible - by hand - to hold on to during the birth of #BabyDilly.

"Writing out bible verses for encouragement during pregnancy, labor and delivery!" Duggar wrote on her Instagram account, a go-to for pregnancy info.

"#scriptureboard #babydilly #pregnancyprep #blessedparents."

The mom-to-be, who has shared some good Jill Duggar baby bump photos already, showed off another glimpse of her growing bump as she sat on Dillard.

Sorting through the scriptures, the religious couple wrote several passages down with different colored pens, including Isaiah 26:3 and Deuteronomy 4:9.

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On 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 9, the second installment of TLC show Tuesday night, the family geared up for Jill's wedding in a number of ways.

When you've got 19 kids, you have a lot of tasks, but also a lot of warm bodies to help with them. Of course, that assumes they can offer actual help.

After Jill Duggar and company shopped for a vintage wedding dress and bridesmaids' dresses, 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 9 kept at it.

This time, they needed shoes to complete their modest, but beautiful ensembles.

“Jill’s been a really good bride,” Jill’s sister Jana Duggar, who was selected as the Maid of Honor for her wedding to Derick Dillard, said of the non-Bridezilla.

“Yeah, she has like what she wants, and she just kind of does it, and it works out,” added another one of Jill's sisters and bridesmaids, Joy-Anna Duggar.

Jinger Duggar (that's just cheating when you start using hyphens and misspelling words, BTW) lends a hand with photography, taking snaps of Derick and Jill.

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19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 8 saw the Duggar girls go glam, in preparation for Jill's big wedding, which on the show is just six weeks away.

What did this endeavor entail for members of the enormous Arkansas family?

For Jill Duggar, it meant selecting five bridesmaids and one very special Maid of Honor. No, it wasn't Jessa Duggar ... but their older sister, Jana Duggar!

Their first stop was a hair salon, to try out some different hairstyles and makeup in preparation for the big day. Did we mention it's just six weeks out?!

Jill is far from a bridezilla, of course, in keeping with her humble and modest roots, and Derick Dillard reveals he likes her her best natural and curly.

Yup, their heads are in the right places, 1,000-person wedding and all.

That's not to say the Duggars don't look amazing with their hair and makeup done on 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 8. They really do.

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The Duggar family's conservative values and penchant for courting, rather than dating, when it comes to children coming of age and finding mates are well established.

You won't believe some of the specific things they don't allow, however.

Dates Without Chaperones
The Duggar parents often accompany their children on dates in order to maintain their "accountability" and "keep things from going in the wrong direction," per Jim Bob. The girls are fine with this, as being alone with men puts them in grave "moral danger." When the parents aren't available, their older siblings will often tag along, making every date a group date and a family affair.

"In today's day and time, it's a little bit strange to be in our early 20s and still have not had sex," the newly engaged Jessa Duggar admitted in a recent interview.

"But," she adds, "it's how our parents did it."

That it is, and it's admirably old-fashioned.

Whether you subscribe to their methodology or not, one has to hand it to the Duggar family for setting moral standards for themselves and sticking to them.

People could learn a lot from their devotion to the core values in their lives. Some of the strict rules they've established to enforce this policy, however?

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