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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