Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar experienced a great loss during the last season of "19 Kids & Counting," but this season, the family recovers and even helps with the planning of another wedding. Jim Bob has also spoken about determining who is worthy of dating his daughters and, perhaps, being married to them.
"I would ask questions about their background is, what their future goals are, just a variety of questions about their spiritual life, about their relationship with God. Then I'm also determining whether their personality will line up with the daughter they're interested in," Jim Bob explained.
Jim Bob and Michelle met while in their teens, and one of their first conversations was centered on the Lord.
"Jim Bob shared a principle he'd learned in the dating seminar, about the relationship triangle that's formed when a boy and girl set their hearts on God: God being at the top of the triangle, then the closer each one moves toward God, the closer the boy and girl move toward each other," their website says.
It's an equation that has worked for them for the past 28 years. The couple has survived 20 pregnancies, as well as miscarriages and the death of their latest child, Jubilee Shalom Duggar. America watched with heartache as the family struggled with the loss but put their faith in God.
"We won't see this child's life and the phases we've seen for our other children, but we know we will see this child in heaven one day," Jim Bob said during the ceremony for Jubilee. "We are thankful for each day, and we are blessed to have the children we have here and the ones we will meet someday in heaven."
The latest season of "19 Kids & Counting" will air on TLC on Aug. 28.