Most births are only reported in the fine print of the local newspaper, but when Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar became parents of baby #17 – a girl named Jennifer Danielle – it made national news. For most people, it is a newsworthy curiosity that someone else would actually have 17 kids. A lot of people think that the Duggars are a little bit crazy; especially when Michelle Duggar, immediately after giving birth, said, “We’d love to have more.”
The Duggars are serious Christians, and they are taking seriously the words of Psalm 127:3, “Children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.” Early in their marriage, they decided they would have as many children as God would give them.
You can read more about the Duggars here.