Counting On 's Josiah Duggar Is Engaged to Lauren Swanson

Another day, another Duggar wedding

Updated 03/05/18

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Hardly a week goes by without some Duggar family news. Josiah Duggar, 21, of Counting On is officially marrying his girlfriend, Lauren Swanson, as TLC has just confirmed that the eighth born child to Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar recently popped the question to his love.

"Lauren and I are engaged! This is an exciting big step in our lives and the whole thing was very meaningful," the reality star wrote in a statement, according to E! News. Josiah added that he decided to propose in a special spot. "The place where I proposed to Lauren is the exact spot where her parents were engaged. There's a lot of family history on this property making it a special place for Lauren."

The couple revealed that they had entered a courtship in January, and the exciting news of the engagement comes just three months after the two got together.

"It's going to be neat to see two great families come together in this union. It'll take a lot of planning since we have big families on both sides, but we're very excited to get started and so thankful for how God has brought our lives together," the couple said of their upcoming big day.

The two have been friends for years, but after the pair spent more time with one another and realized they had the same goals, Josiah decided to enter into a courtship and soon realized that Swanson is the one.

"I'm really excited to be getting married to Josiah," Swanson said. "Everything about the engagement was such a special moment for me. I'm especially looking forward to spending the rest of my life with him!"

The Counting On family has stayed in the spotlight a lot recently. Last week, Joy-Anna Duggar and husband Austin Forsyth announced that they gave birth to their first child, a baby boy. Never a dull moment with this prolific family!

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