Josiah Duggar and Marjorie Jackson: Officially Courting!

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Just days after Jill Duggar welcomed her first child, the 19 Kids and Counting clan has announced that another family member is one step closer to the altar.

18-year-old Josiah Duggar has revealed to People magazine that he's courting 17-year-old Marjorie Jackson. 

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"It's been going very well," Josiah says. "I met Marjorie a few years ago, when I was taking Spanish lessons at her house and I was very impressed with the way she was with her siblings and her love for the Lord." 

Josiah and Marjorie remained friends in the years that followed, and they took their relationship to the next level while they were both on a missionary trip in El Salvador back in December.

"She really caught my eye," says Josiah. "That is where I really noticed her."

Marjorie says she fell for Josiah the moment they first met.

"For me it was an immediate thing, I have always admired him and his family," she tells People.

Fans of 19 Kids know that the Duggars follow strict courtship rules that forbid virtually all physical contact before marriage.

Once the vows are exchanged, however, it's breeding time.

Earlier today, Michelle and Jim Bob joked about having 200 grandkids, and while they haven't spoken publicly about Josiah's courtship, we're sure they're ecstatic about the prospect of their already giant family growing larger.

Josiah and Marjorie will reportedly have a "special message" for fans of his family's reality show on this week's episode.

Watch 19 Kids and Counting online to see the Duggar clan expand before your eyes.

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