Jessa is a beautiful woman and will make a absolutely wonderful wife and mother..I bet the family will miss her organization esp. When it comes time to packing for those toad trips...I'm So Happy For her.Its been so nice watching this beautiful children grow up to be such upstanding human beings...
Cute. But what's with the weird hair, Ben?
Jessa and ben will marry in 2017 in July of that yr
Such a cute couple!!!
Oh....I do not believe they will wait that long. No way! With courting you don't wait that long.
YEA!!!!!!!!!!! More pics of Miss Beautiful and her guy! :-) I love the last two pics! They look so happy in these pictures! Which I can only imagine! :D Thanks for sharing these pics! Mary Ebersole
Thanks for sharing these! Such an adorable couple!! :)
Aww! Such a cute couple!
I'm sure they are already engaged. If they aren't yet then I don't see it going much longer. Courtships usually don't last long. So my guess is they are engaged and the season will end with a wedding and an announcement that Anna is expecting. Or that one of the other lovely Duggar girls are courting or maybe John!!!! The possibilities are endless!!!! :)
God bless this beautifull couple! I can not wait for a Duggar Girl Wedding! :)
they are soo stinking cute together!!!! love seeing pictures of them!!!
Such a naturally beautiful girl. Congratulations Jessa on finding such a handsome man. I wish you both much love and happiness <3
Nice and beautiful couple
Such a beautiful couple! Love the Duggar's and their fantastic show. :)
What a beautiful couple!!! God Bless you both!!!
Alyssa Bates is engaged and they are getting married May 24! I wonder if Jessa is engaged!?! Double wedding time!
Funny you posted this - Ben posted 3 more Beautiful pictures last night you can still add!!
Jessa is so Beautiful!!
They look so cute together. I'm so happy for Jessa and Ben, can't wait to see whats coming.
Nice to see that they are still together..one never knows maybe an engagement coming. God Bless them both.
EEK, they only met in september of 2013 and already in LOVE! A little premature if you ask me. also dont say it worked FOR YOU! this is someone else and decades LATER. all have her having children etc. college and establish yourself 1st!
It is absolutely possible! My husband and I met, started dating, and were married 10 months later at the age of 20. Going on eight years of marriage now! :) We have five beautiful children with a sixth on the way. Our lives are established with each other, which came before finishing college and starting a career. :)
What a beautiful couple. I pray they have a great life together.
Totally. I think the season will end with Jessa's wedding. How could it not? It's pretty obvious that they're engaged now. I also think the first episode will be the engagement announcement. I certainly hope that there will NOT be an announcement that Anna is pregnant, but if so, I predict that will be in the middle of the season. A "braces" episode will squeeze its way in there, too.
When's the wedding??
Lovely young couple!
What great examples! Every girl should have their parents involved in every step of a courtship. Not only so a young girl can know the boundaries, but so she can know why the boundaries are set. Just sweet, awesome examples!
So sweet. We need some more duggar courtships and weddings. They are such lovely kids any of them would make wonderful companions. Congrats! : )
Beautiful Pictures! I am so happy for them. They are a sweet couple! I love the last two pictures!On a different note do you know if Zach & Whitney Bates, and Chad & Erin(Bates) Paine's weddings will be aired with the Duggar Family's next season coming in March?Thank you for all the work you put in to this blog Lily & Ellie!Thanks,Jenny
Why do you say new photos when none of these photos are new?!
Super cute couple!! Jessa is so pretty. :) I don't know that it's OBVIOUS they're engaged, but I hope they are! =)
They look so cute together! Jessa is probably my favorite, and she is so pretty.
The second and third pictures look like engagement pics! :) So excited for these two! Can't wait for my favorite show to come back on!!!
Someone wrote they are getting married in 2017. But I think it will be this fall (2014 ). Is it try another Duggar is courting to? Lets not forget Anna & Josh. Is Anna having another baby? Any pictures of the Bates?
Thank you for not approving my post. So Christen of you.
Did you all notice that in the newer pics you can't see her ring finger in any of them, that tells me that they are hiding something, what do u wanna bet that they are engaged?Also did you all notice that all the boys that the Bates are marrying and now Jessa's Ben all look alike? I bet all the future boys will be similar looking too. I wonder what the Duggar's stance is on biracial marriage?Jessa resembles Angelina Jolie ( in looks only)Anyways, God bless them both, wishing them nothing but the best!
Glad they found each other. I hope they will continue to get along and find out if they are right for each other. I, too, expect an engagement will be announced. I can't wait for the new season to begin.
@AnonymousHi Jenny,TLC plans to air at least one of the Bates' weddings on "19 Kids and Counting."~Lily and Ellie
So excited for the new season. Jessa & Ben look very cute together :) I'm sure they'll announce an engagement soon!
Ben's hair style looks better in the top pic.
@Anonymous...and a young MAN can know the boundaries and why they are set.
@KitKath I think the first episode will be more about the Erin's wedding, random speaking engagements and Josh 's "work". Second episode, will show the courtship, another Bates wedding, a dentist appt., packing and more lecturing. Third episode Jessa's courtship, Josiah at Alert and March for life...Last episode, teaser for engagement or wedding.
I think Ben must be a really amazing and mature guy considering Jessa went for someone younger than her. She has great character and judgment and would only go for someone that surpasses her standards. I don't think they are engaged...I have a feeling it will be on Valentine's Day :) Although I think the longer they wait the better....they have to get to know each other before 'jumping' into life long commitment. Alyssa Bates got engaged after a 2 month courtship.....and her fiancé lives in another state so they must've only seen each other a couple of times before becoming engaged....yikes!
@AnonymousIt's probably because you were uncouth or just plain rude, there are lots of other sites you can spat negativity,really this site if for supporters of the Sugars.By the way be in Christian has nothing to do with not posting a nasty comment.Your in our prayers, bless your heart:)
@Anonymousoops, sorry spell check said sugars instead of Duggars.
I'm very happy for Jessa, but it was strange seeing her wearing the skirt she had on so short with the cowboy boots.
The skirt she has on in that picture is not short at all it's a little past knee length. The skirt is quite modest.
I have a feeling there will be another Duggar wedding before the year is out. :)
I think Jessa looks like she is in love. It is nice to think that is how we should feel about God the Father and Jesus the son of God and that is how they feel about the Church.
I love the Duggar family and I hope Jessa will be getting married soon. I am so happy for all of you.
They make such a beautiful couple.
Who will support this young couple? I don't thing any of them have had jobs outside of the home beside volunteering.
I am THRILLED for Jessa, and have been praying that Jana and Jill will be blessed to enter into a courtship soon as well! I think that all the girls know exactly what their standards are, and they are not willing to settle for anything less than God's best for them, and that is so admirable! And thank you Jim Bob and Michelle for loving your children enough to help them through this very tumultuous, emotional time. Courting, or dating with a purpose, can be so emotionally charged, and it is just awesome that Jessa has you two to be able to lean on for advice and guidance. Ben seems like a very Godly, upstanding young man, and I am very happy for the two of them!
Great looking couple. Congrats!
These pics of Jessa and Ben are so cute!
I think they are a gorgeous couple! Very happy for them both. :) As for the comment that Jessa's skirt was too short- not hardly, it goes over her knees when sitting! I've never seen the Duggar's wear anything remotely immodest. I love how the girls manage to be fashionable and modest at the same time.
Would someone explain the theological distinction between holding hands - apparently forbidden to "courting" couples - and the boy having his arm around the girl in several of the pictures? And while we're on things that make absolutely no sense, why on earth would they need to have their text messages "chaperoned"? They are presumably going to be allowed to say "yes" or "no" to marriage. What forbidden topics or questions could they slip into a text message? The problem with these arbitrary and absolutist doctrines is that they cannot rationally regulate every human activity, and always descend into demands for conformity without question, particularly to the absurdities.
@AnonymousFunny thing is...it did work for me! My hubs and I were married a year and 2 weeks after we met. We were engaged 3 months after we met. I'm 28 now and my hubs is 34. We've been married for almost 4 years. When you know, you know. God isn't afraid to make these things known when you're seeking him. <3, A
i am happy for you Jessa you look really happy congrats
As a woman of Jessa's age, also named Jess ironically, I look forward to seeing their courtship as it is inspiring to those of us who have similar morals and core values.
They are such a cute couple!! Can't wait for the wedding!! <3
I was excited to see all the pictures! Best wishes to the couple as they get to know each other better. I'm especially glad to see that there are young men out there who still respect, and adhere to, the guidelines set by families for courting. Too many young people "marry in haste and repent at leisure" these days, or they don't marry at all. So sad that our culture is going in that direction. Congratulations to Jessa and Ben.
What a beautiful couple!
I think alot of people are projecting a whole lot of stuff. It's craziness! God knows what's gonna happen and when. As far as "theological distinction" someone mentioned, I think it's a matter of personal preference for them as a family. If that's what they feel safe with, then more power to them! I just pray for the Duggars that they have a great year and that the Lord blesses all their relationships.
Each family decides what is best for them, many of the courting styles are created as part of a family's personal culture.And as for Jessa's participation in this..we have to remember she is a grown woman, if she didn't agree with courtship she would not participate in it.
courtship began in September, the dad said "Ben passed the family test to date one of them" or something to that effect, which probably means they were getting to know each other before that.And my hubby and I were married less than a year after meeting, and it worked for us. We finished college while married and starting a family and are totally established, it just takes a bit more work, self control, and sacrifice... which haters usually lack.
No no, they started courting in 2013 but they knew each other before that.
I'm kinda sad all I've ever remembered on the show was jessa when she gets married and moves out she'll have her own episodes like josh and anna so sad she's all grown up!
Ben is so cute and Jessa is gorgeous! They make a great couple!
Jessa is beautiful and Ben seems like a nice guy but a little creepy. Also he needs to stop bashing Catholics. Jim Bob needs to have a talk with him.
Why ia there such a need for them to het married so young? I am still trying to understand it
I just now ran across these. I love the way that Jessa doesn't hang all over Ben. It makes her look so classy and elegant and projects maturity. Now that they are married and he can kiss her it is so cute when he looks at her and can't resist kissing her forehead.
what i can say about like this pictures really amazing
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