Possibly Duggar daughter is going to start her own family soon.
The third daughter, Jessa Duggar, 20, of the famous couple Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, is now in courtship with Ben Seewald, 18; this relationship is featured in 19 Kids & Counting, the family’s TLC show. Ben Seewald lives close to Hot Springs, Ark.
“We are so excited for Ben and Jessa,” Jim Bob said. “They are enjoying getting to know each other and are recommending sermons to one another.”
When he was asked about courtship and dating difference, Jim Bob answers: “Courting is getting to know each other in a group setting, both families spending time together and the couple setting goals together to determine if they are meant to marry. With dating, a couple will often pair off alone and that sometimes leads to a more physical relationship.”
Jim Bob further included that Jessa and Ben were met in the church. After that they were given permission to know about each other more with the help of texting. The conversation is mostly about the questions related to theology and scripture.
“Jessa has a very steady personality,” said Michelle. “It has been interesting to watch their interactions because for her personality type, they share very similar beliefs. It has been fun to watch them and both of our phones are going off back and forth, ping, ping, ping.”
“Courtship is not just about having fun,” she further added. “You are really considering if this person could be your life partner – you pray about it and see what happens.”
Formerly, many other men also approached Jim Bob to ask to start a relation with Jessa and his other elder daughters.
Jim Bob says: “He’s the first one she has shown interest in that has a spiritual focus and legitimate calling about ministry work. When a guy is pursing your daughter, you want to check him out and see if there are any red flags and with Ben, there hasn’t been. He is very sharp. It appears like a match made in heaven.”
“Dad allowed them to do a side hug when they were officially courting,” Michelle explained. “Jessa and Ben have said that was the only contact they would have, when they initially greet each other, when he comes to visit for their first hello, they have a quick 30 second or less side hug and a goodbye side hug and they agreed that would be the only contact they should have.”
“They want to wait on the physical relationship until later,” she added. “If there is an engagement that comes about, they will work together on their goals and standards for that.”
Jessa is saving her first kiss for her marriage, as Josh her older brother.
Jim bob said, “All of our family is involved in this relationship. It is an exciting time.”