The family has nineteen children. Josh and Anna got married in September 2008 and have five children. Derick and Jill got married in June 2014 and have two children. Ben and Jessa got married in November 2014 and have two children. Jeremy and Jinger got married in November 2016 and are expecting first child. Austin and Joy got married in May 2017 and have one child. Joseph and Kendra got married in September 2017 and are expecting first child. Josiah and Lauren are engaged since March 2018.
As we enter into a long family weekend together, we want to thank each of you for the prayers, love and encouragement you’ve sent our way. Since the residential treatment program ended, we have been working with a professional marriage and family counselor to take important steps toward healing. It isn’t easy and some days are very difficult. It is a long road to rebuild trust and a truly healthy relationship. We are very thankful for God’s forgiveness, grace and help, as it is our strength and guide to rebuilding our lives. As the future unfolds, we are taking one day at a time and we are grateful for your continued prayers for both of us and our sweet children.