Jill Duggar Praises "Best Husband and Father" Derick Dillard, Posts New Shot of Baby Israel

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19 Kids and Counting star Derick Dillard is the first to confess that as a brand-new parent, he has still got a good deal to learn. Based on wife Jill Duggar, though, he's doing an excellent job as a husband and as a dad!

Baby Israel David Dillard's mother posted via Instagram a new photograph of her husband and 3-week-old son, writing, "I am eternally in [LOVE] with you! You're the best hubby and father! I'm so blessed!"
"Thank you for loving God with all your heart, soul, mind and power," she added. "I am your greatest admirer!"

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In exactly the same post, Jill shared some guidance for other Christian couples: "Women, we have to continue to uplift our guys in prayer," she wrote. "They need our support and respect!"
She had some suggestions for the fellas, also. "Men, be the servant leader your wife will respect! She must hear how much you love her...& not merely weekly...let her understand it each day!"
Don't believe, though, that this newlywed and new mom thinks she and Derick know it all. "We are far from perfect," Jill wrote, "but my sweet Derick goes above and beyond 'to love and to cherish' me! Thank you babe for all you do!"


Jill Duggar, Israel David Dillard

Pleasant, right? Well the feeling is mutual! Derick gushed about Jill in a heartfelt DilllardFamily.com blog post earlier this week, calling his wife "a champion."
He additionally Instagrammed a adorable photo of mother and baby sharing a sweet cuddle, captioning it just, "My two favorite people in the world. #ilovemyfamily"