Josh & Anna Duggar: 'We're Going To Have 25 Kids!' Um, Seriously?

Tue, March 15, 2011 4:19pm EST by 4 Comments

Courtesy of TLC

The young parents may not want 25, but they say they will take as many children as ‘God gives them.’ Will they reach 19 kids and counting?

Josh and Anna Duggar announced on last night’s TLC‘s 19 Kids And Counting that they are expecting a little boy in June, who will join big sister Mackynzie, 17 months. But it doesn’t sound like they are going to stop at one boy and one girl. “We’ve decided we’re going to have 25.’ I always say that jokingly, but there’s a lot that goes into a family, and a lot of hard work, and that point often gets overlooked,” Josh, 23, tells E Online, “especially with the harshness the economy is going through now.” Jeez, even if the oldest Duggar kid was joking, the thought of 25 kids makes us shudder!

“It’s really not about the number of children you have, but how well are you doing with the children that God has given you,” Josh explains. “We’re just focusing on Mackenzie right now and this little boy that God has given us. We’re really just going to take it one at a time.”

That sounds like a plan, but look what happened with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar — one at a time led to 19 kids to feed and care for.

“I don’t think you can say we’re going to set out and say we’re going to have five kids or four or three. We have no control over that. God has the control,” Josh continues. “Obviously, we can do things to prevent that, but I’m glad my parents didn’t just settle to have three or four children. There are definitely a lot of advantages to trusting [in God]. Anna’s glad that her parents didn’t stop at four, because she was number five.”

Josh explains that he could not imagine his life without any one of his siblings and understands that many people have a different opinion to what his family believes in, but he’s OK with that.

“Each person has to make that decision for themselves, but right now we’re in the state where we’ve got a little one that’s under our feet and a little one that’s on the way,” Josh says of the life he and Anna, 22, are leading now. “But we’re just enjoying the time and the precious moments that we have at this time, and taking each moment as it comes to us.”

So, what do you think HollyMoms?

–Leigh Blickley

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Posted at 3:33 AM on September 7, 2012  

If your raising your children right its the married couples decision how many they bring into the world. Older women have babies everyday like Michelle and no one judges them. She’s free to have her beliefs and she brought 19 healthy loving babies into the world, I think a baby would be blessefe to have a mom like Anna or Michelle. If there were more families like them there’d be less crime

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Posted at 8:25 PM on April 3, 2012  

It would be different if they were not loving and Godly parents. It is up to them to have as many children as they want or that God provides. They are providing for them, nurturing them, loving them, and raising a family after God’s own heart. I see nothing wrong with that picture. I am free to have as many children as I want and so is everyone else. It is not my place to judge.

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Posted at 12:03 PM on June 15, 2011  

what is wrong with u duggars its not gods plan just cause you guys are like what rachel said addicted to being pregnant its not his plan he doesnt want you to make up a whole what is with u stupid hoollywood people josie was born with heath problems cause her parents are so sxtupid that they cant see they need to stop b4 it kills the next kid or her and anna and josh r goin b just like em

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rachel s.

Posted at 7:35 PM on March 15, 2011  

Without birth control a women is going to get pregnant. What? Are they gonna wait for something to come along to make Anna infertile? It’s probably not gonna happen, and they’ll end up with 20 children from god. I think Michelle Duggar is addicted to being pregnant, and having babies, and I think Anna will go along with whatever Josh tells her, just my opinion.

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