One Duggar Daughter Is Planning to Start a Family of Her Own

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jessa duggarLooks like there may be a new Duggar family on the block some time in the near future. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's third eldest daughter, Jessa, 20, has officially entered courtship with a dude named Ben Seewald, 18, who lives in a neighboring Arkansas town. Or, in modern-day speak: Michelle and Ben are dating.

But this is serious, you guys. This isn't just, like, casual dating. Here, let's let Jim Bob explain the science of courtship:

"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," Jim Bob told People. "With dating, a couple will often pair off alone and that sometimes leads to a more physical relationship." He then added: "We are so excited for Ben and Jessa. They are enjoying getting to know each other and are recommending sermons to one another."

In other words, I don't think it's crazy to assume there's going to be another Duggar wedding some time soon. And then a Duggar baby. And then another. And another.

Congrats to Jessa and Ben! (Do you say congrats to people who are in courtship?) Sounds like they have a good thing going on, and it's refreshing to hear about two kids who are taking things nice and slow.

What do you think of this?


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nonmember avatar Jen

Jessa and Ben are dating, Michelle is her mom. Does anybody who writes for The Stir proofread?

there... theresaphilly

I am happy for her, thought it would of been Jenna before Jessa getting hitched.

nonmember avatar erica

It's also sad that she can't have a LIFE of her own, before deciding if she even wants a family of her own. How sick is it that getting married and having babies is not even really optional for any of the 1,000 Duggar kids. I'm just gonna go out on a limb here and assume that Michelle has been getting pregnant since her early 20's at the latest, but I wonder if she would have chosen to have a kid every year until she practically had to carry her reproductive organs around in a wheelbarrow if she didn't have a husband, who, in all of his superior penisy intelligence, was better equipped to know if her body was even capable of supporting another healthy pregnancy or if she even wanted to. Couples should decide together how many kids they want to have, within reason, because as unfair as it may seem to some people, the woman should have the final say in when she's done being a human incubator. I highly doubt that families with these beliefs would have even half as many kids if men were the ones to get pregnant. Maybe Michelle did truly want to have all those kids and wasn't basically forced into it by a power hungry husband.

poshkat poshkat

Lol erica penisy intelligence. Awesome. I agree with erica

amazz... amazzonia

Nice and slow... Getting married at 18 to me is not taking things nice and slow!

nonmember avatar Alisha

Or how about, as a couple and with God, made the decision to let God's will be done...

Sarah... SarahHall58

This family is SICK. Just plain SICK

Angie Eads

Oi, everyone has opinions about everyone else's lives. Live your own for crying out loud! 

I think it's REFRESHING that a young lady raised in a loving family with good Christian values {do any of you know that bash know what that means?}  is willingly saving her first kiss for her wedding day which is probably sometime in the future and not tomorrow as y'all seem to think. 

And Amazzonia, I was in a relationship with my husband at 19, married at 20, and eighteen years later we're still in love. So it CAN happen. 

Erica, they're not a cult - they have values and morals and live their lives the way they want to. Why do you think you get to judge and condemn the way that they live? 

ashjo85 ashjo85

I'd rather see people doing it their way than having three kids by three different (absent) dads by the time they hit 20 and absolutely no prospects for the future. They're self-sufficient and seem like happy, friendly people. Whatever works for them!

nonmember avatar erica

AngieEads, I condemn all forms of oppression. If she chooses to continue living this way, then I respect her choice. I don't have to like makes me sick to my stomach that she's been raised to believe her only worth and happiness in life comes from having babies and pleasing and "obeying"men, no matter how she may feel. She's not allowed any autonomy. It's absolutely fine if she chooses to abstain from most physical contact until marriage if SHE chooses that for herself. She's not her dad's property and its creepy that he's so concerned with the sex his ADULT daughter may or may not have. She's more than capable of choosing the path her life takes, but she's being denied that basic human right. Sadly, it's probably never even occurred to her that she doesn't HAVE to live the way her parents tell her to."good Christian values" doesn't mean giving up your right to be treated as an equal. Men and women of course have different strengths and weaknesses, but we don't all fit into the same gender specific box. I was born with a strong personality which makes it impossible for me to become a doormat without completely losing the person who, I assume, God created me to be. I've never been a follower, always a leader. These are supposedly traits reserved for men. Either my vagina is a birth defect or the idea that woman are commanded to be unquestioningly submissive is total crap.

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