The Maxwell family has 8 children and 17 living grandchildren (1 deceased grandchild) from parents Steve and Teri Maxwell. They run Titus2 ministries and attend Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Lansing, Kansas.

Family

Anniversary: August 17, 1974

Steve and Teri run Titus2 ministries, which includes regular blogs and newsletters from both.[3]

Children

Name Date of Birth Notes
1 Nathan James Maxwell December 5, 1976[3] married to Melanie Maher with 6 children
2 Christopher Lloyd Maxwell May 5, 1979[3] married to Anna Marie Hamilton with 6 children
3 Sarah Rae Maxwell January 19, 1982[4][3]
4 Joseph Howard Maxwell April 24, 1989[5] married to Elissa Frost with 3 children
5 John Steven Maxwell January 13, 1991[6] married to Chelsy Bontrager with 2 children
6 Anna Elizabeth Maxwell October 31, 1992[7]
7 Jesse Paul Maxwell September 18, 1994[8] married to Anna Craig[9]
8 Mary Carol Maxwell August 21, 1996[10]

Nathan's family in fall 2019

Nathan's Family

Melanie Sue Maher - born on September 1, 1975

Anniversary: January 26, 2002[11]

Nathan currently works in IT for Communication Concepts, Inc.[12] Melanie is currently a stay at home wife and mother.[3]

Name Birthday

Notes

1 Susannah Joy Maxwell March 21, 2007[13] died March 24, 2007[14]
2 Abigail "Abby" Hope Maxwell May 18, 2008[15]
Baby Maxwell miscarried October, 2009[16] miscarriage
3 Bethany "Betsy" Faith Maxwell August 13, 2010[17]
4 Christina "Tina" Mercy Maxwell June 15, 2012[18]
5 Andrew "Drew" James Maxwell July 5, 2014[19]
6 Benjamin Steven Maxwell February 21, 2017[20]
7 Deborah Carol Maxwell[21] May 13, 2019[22]

Christopher's Family in Feb 2020

Christopher's Family

Anna Marie Hamilton - born on April 19, 1986[23]

Anniversary: October 23, 2010[24]

Christopher currently works as a project manager at SwiftOtter Solutions.[25] He also does work as a wedding photographer, which Anna Marie sometimes helps him with when she is not otherwise busy as a stay at home wife and mother.[26] She is currently fighting cancer. [27]

Name Birthday
1 Joshua Christopher Maxwell June 2, 2012[28]
2 Ruthanne Elizabeth Maxwell February 18, 2014[29]
3 Lydia Joy Maxwell March 23, 2015[30]
4 Daniel Titus Maxwell July 5, 2016[31]
5 Elizabeth Grace Maxwell February 23, 2018 [32]
6 Simon Peter Maxwell January 18, 2020[33]

Joseph's family in September of 2018

Joseph's Family

Elissa Marie Frost - born on October 10, 1991[34][35]

Anniversary: September 6, 2014[36]

Joseph currently works as the director of Swift Otter Solutions.[37] Elissa is currently a stay at home wife and mother.[3]

Name Birthday
1 Calia Grace Maxwell October 4, 2015[38]
2 Kyle Jeremiah Maxwell March 1, 2018[39][40] [41]
3 Caleb Alexander Maxwell January 25, 2020[42]

John's Family

Chelsy Renee Bontrager - born on January 29, 1991[43]

Anniversary: December 30, 2017[44]

John's family in July 2020

John works as a realtor for Platinum Realty[45] and runs an agricultural design business.[46] Chelsy is currently a stay at home wife and mother.[47]

Name Birthday
1 Axton John Maxwell January 26, 2019[48]
2 Elliot Rex Maxwell June 19, 2020[49]

Jesse and his wife in May of 2020

Jesse's Family

Anna Patrice Craig - born on May 14, 2000[50]

Anniversary: May 23, 2020[51]

Jesse is currently the Director of Development at SwiftOtter Solutions.[52]

Beliefs and Practices

The reversal babies on Mary's first day of homeschooling

Homeschooling

The Maxwells sent their oldest sons to a Christian school before making the decision to homeschool.[53] This decision was inspired by seeing a family at their church that homeschooled their children. After feeling unsatisfied with how long the children spent gone between school and the bus ride, they decided to make the switch.[54] They made the switch when Nathan was entering the third grade and Christopher was entering the first grade.[55] The family calls their homeschooling Flowing Streams Christian School.[56]

Television

The Maxwell family often speaks out against the evils of television.[57][58]

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Debt-Free Living

The Maxwell family preaches against going into debt for any reason.[59] They require their sons to purchase a home debt-free before allowing them to get married, as discussed in Steve and Teri's book Buying a House Debt-Free: Equipping Your Son, which features a forward from Jim Bob Duggar.

Scheduling

A chore chart in use in the Duggar home, as seen in the season 7 finale of TLC's "Counting On"

The Maxwell family is most-known for their scheduling systems, Managers of Their Chores and Managers of Their Homes. These systems utilize tools like a color-coded wall calendar and personalized ChorePacks for each child to help families plan their homeschooling and housework.

This system has been featured in the background of some of the earlier Duggar specials on Discovery Health and TLC, and seen (but not referenced) in the background of more recent Duggar pictures and episodes of Counting On.

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References

  1. https://blog.titus2.com/2011/08/07/happy-60th-birthday/
  2. https://blog.titus2.com/2015/08/17/happy-60th-birthday-mom/
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 http://www.titus2.com/about-the-maxwells.html
  4. https://blog.titus2.com/2015/01/19/happy-birthday-sarah-5/
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  6. https://blog.titus2.com/2015/01/13/happy-24th-birthday-john/
  7. https://blog.titus2.com/2014/10/31/happy-22nd-birthday-anna/
  8. https://blog.titus2.com/2015/09/18/happy-21st-birthday-jesse/
  9. https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/giftregistry/viewregistryguest/548564242
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  12. https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanmaxwell-kc
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  14. https://blog.titus2.com/2007/03/24/final-susannah-joy-maxwell-update/
  15. https://blog.titus2.com/author/nathan/page/5/
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  17. https://blog.titus2.com/2010/08/14/shes-here/
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  19. https://blog.titus2.com/2014/07/05/baby-max-is-here/
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  21. https://blog.titus2.com/2019/05/13/deborah-carol-maxwell/
  22. https://blog.titus2.com/2019/05/13/we-have-news/
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  50. https://www.heritagehillmusic.com/family.html
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