In a recent People article, Jill Duggar shares how she got to know Derick Dillard and what factors contributed to her decision to accept his offers of courtship and engagement.
The couple's first Skype
conversation was five hours long and involved going through a three-page list of
"It was an interrogation," Jill told People Magazine. "I
didn't want to not have the guts to ask the tough questions."
Jill grilled Derick about his relationship with God,
whether he drank or smoked, his character, morals, and values, his plans for the
future, and (of course) how many kids he wants. Derick only has one sibling, a
brother, but both he and Jill want a large family and plan to follow Jim Bob and
"Both of us want as many kids as God will give us,
and we've talked about adoption," Jill told ABC News. "My parents have kept
popping them out so we'll see how [our] fertility is!"
How did Jill come
up with the questions? She told us that many of the ideas came from the books I Kissed Dating Goodbye and Boy Meets Girl, both by Joshua Harris. She
highly recommends those books to other young people.