Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Duggars on Courtship Parameters

The season 8 premiere of 19 Kids and Counting starts in less than one hour! Until then, here's a cute video for you to enjoy:

35 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh that Jessa is too cute...do tell!! Loved it..make him sweat a little Jessa lol. Can't wait for the show tonight!

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  2. They r adorable, praying that it works out for them

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  3. I love your family. Is hard to see kids so well behave and respectful as you r kids. I have 5 kids and I know it's not easy.

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  4. LOL! I love the last part! Very cute video. Ben seems like a really nice guy! I wonder if Ben and Jessa will be engaged soon. Or maybe they really already are?!

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  5. That was really cute! " Do tell." LOL

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  6. I love how Jessa puts Ben on the spot when he says; ' If things keep going this well....you know' and she says 'no..do tell' ha i'm glad Jessa hasn't changed her quick wit. I can't wait until i can see these eps. Im just another Aussie girl waiting until we get access. Thanks ladies for keeping your blog up-to-date for the rest of the word.

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  7. Hi i live in australia and was wondering when the episode will be on the net. Thanks

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  8. Cute video. Good news, the episode will be uploaded to YouTube sometime this week. Is there a recap available. Thanks.
    Duggar fan

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  9. Very cute video! :) I really like Ben a lot...but since he's so young, I'm thinking that their courtship may have to last a little while before he's ready to take on a family. I wish them the best, they look like they make a wonderful couple!

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  10. The ending was so cute lol:) I love how much "courtship" vs "dating" is being addressed. This example that Headache and Jill, and eventually the rest of the girls will set, is going to really touch and impact the lives of many young women. Praying for this family, that they each continue to seek the Lord's guidance! Awesome examples!
    God bless
    Lindsay Northrup

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  11. My husband and I started courting on a purely friendship level (no intimacy, no I love yous, no your my boy friend) for 4 months, then officially courted for 3 more months before becoming engaged and while we had set boundaries, it would have been beneficial to have had chaperones. I love what the Duggar girls are doing and I am happily married going on 12 yrs!!!

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  12. Would someone please tell JimBob to stop kissing Michelle. At this point, it's pretty gross to have to watch.
    What if any of their children elected to date and not court? Or modify courting to include being alone with each other. I believe the parents have to approve the rules, so that's no choice for the kids. Stop playing with words. They really have to allow their kids to "try themselves" and be accountable to themselves before God, that's trust and that is good upbringing, not having to be a guard over your ADULT children.

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    1. Ok first of all, Jim Bob and Michelle are IN LOVE. And if you don't want to watch them kiss, don't watch the show.

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  13. Congrats to Jessa. I always think you are very "charming" among your siblings. Jessa has this tan, sharp eyes and beautiful cheek bone. don't get me wrong, all the Duggar's girls are very pretty, you guys have nice smiles. I am really enjoying watching your family life.

    Oregon Girl

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  14. Jessa and Ben are sooooo adorable!!!

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  15. Haha! Jessa.... "What? Do tell!" :D They are super cute together. I'm guessing they'll be married by the end of the year, for sure. :) Can't wait till the episode is posted online! :)

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  16. @Carissa I have no access to cable as well, so rely on those which post the episodes online. Cannot wait!!! ~Krista

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  17. Whoever says that these young women do not have personality and individualism should watch the end of this video. Very cute!
    Lyn

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  18. um, That is REALLY immature of you to say Jim Bob kissing Michelle is "gross" kissing is a part of love and only ages 12 and under say it is gross! You need to grow up! And bye the way The Duggar kids actually choose what they want to do when they court!

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  19. I think Jessa and Ben are adorable.

    I just really wish the Duggar parents would ease up. Let them have some time alone (it can even be in a public place). The Duggar girls have been raised well. I don't see any of them letting things go too far with a boy. A young man and woman can be alone and even kiss but not have sex, my husband and I did (so did Jim Bob and Michelle).

    These young ladies are adults and should be trusted to make their own choices. I really think the ADULT children are being held back. I understand Jill is interested in midwiferey. She could be a full Maternity Ward RN by now.

    I think the Duggars are a very nice, sweet family. But please, cut the apron strings. You've done a wonderful job with your girls.

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  20. Why cant the kids be trusted to be accountable for their own actions while they are courting? What's the point of "training" your kids if you won't let them deal with real issues, especially when they are adults.

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  21. Happy for them! But she did seem slightly arrogant when she said "do tell?" She knew what he meant. Yes she's older than him but also show some respect and not talk down like he's a brother. I think she's a little old for him it seems like he should be courting Ginger or even Joy Anna.

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  22. Today is my 32nd Anniversary and I can't help but wonder what it would feel like if my husband and I had waited to kiss till our wedding. I think it would have been very special but we went very slow as things were. I knew he was the one very soon on but we didn't hold hands or kiss till many years into the relationship. We dated 3 years before any type of committment and then we got engaged so we went slow at things and I can just seet that both will work but, it is so refreshing to see young people slow down in this fast pace world and wait on things like this and let God guide them in the path. I truly wish I had seen some of their ideas before rasing my girls not that they didn't do get but it is a way of life I would have liked to have tried. Congratulations to both Ben and Jess and what a cute clip at the end with the little bit of pressure for more information from Ben! lol That is the Jess we have come to know and love on line and TV. Keep him on his toes Jess. I loved the show last night!

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  23. WHY, Michelle, do you regret saving your first kiss for your wedding day??? Your marriage has worked out just fine!!! Also, you and JimBob dated, without chaperones and, again, your marriage worked out just fine!!! Why not allow your children to experience the same?

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  24. It's about time someone remembered morality. I am proud of you. Although in our home we do not allow courting or dating. We allow one chaperone date after long prayer and fasting. We do not see courting as Scriptural. Keep the Faith.

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  25. I love the interviews with Jessa and Ben. It is nice to see a courtship carried out and not just hearing or reading about it I love how Jessa says "What? do tell." She's Miss sassy pants. I love it though. I see myself in Jessa in the way that she is opinionated and says it like it is. I am opinionated as well so I think I have the same personality as Jessa. They should make a test of "Which Duggar girl are you?" I would be very upset if I got Jana or Jill or Jinger. I love them all though.

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  26. So happy for Jessa! They are so perfect for each other. Just adorable!!! The whole Duggar family is genuinely an inspiration! Love u guys!!!!!!

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  27. While I respect the Duggars for the way in which they want to walk out their courtships, I am very confused by their notion of "emotional purity." I understand what they mean by that term, but what I find so baffling is how they expect to stay "emotionally pure" (ie. emotionally unattached) in a courtship when everyone is making comments about a couple's wedding from the very beginning! Jim Bob said that courtship does NOT automatically mean the couple will get married, but rather it is a purposeful relationship to see IF God is calling the couple to marry. Even though I'm sure Jessa & Ben are engaged by this point (or close to it), let's say that Ben had ended the courtship because he did not think Jessa was the one for him. How "emotionally pure" would she be when her family has been making jokes and comments about her wedding from Day 1? I come from a church background that practiced courtship, and I saw plenty of emotional damage happen when people assumed that every courting couple would marry. I would love to chat about this with the Duggars sometime to hear their perspective!

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  28. Re comments like 21's, talk about arrogant, who are we the Friendly Giant with our little characters and deciding where to place them?! (Maybe you never saw the Friendly Giant T.V. show)

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  29. How many young people have to move too fast ad get pregnant before some of you people realize that even well raised young people can be stupid. It would also do some of you some good to realize that a physical relationship is special. What is so special about the wedding night if it is just same ole same ole.

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  30. I get the feeling that Jessa's gonna rule the roost. I didn't like that snarky 'do tell?' it was too much like putting him in his place...remember little boy...i am the Queen!! He seems like a sweet guy - I hope she doesn't bowl him over too much!

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  31. Oh my Ben is such a cute guy! They are really cute together

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  32. so cute, i love this family so much. accountability is easier when people can see you. I'm not referring to the show, but they are more likely to honor their own commitments if they aren't alone.

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  33. A baby is a blessing. That is not the worst thing that could happen. I'm not suggesting they do anything that would make a baby before marriage but I think it's pretty clear that Jesus would be nicer and quick to embrace them if that happened.

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  34. I agree...Jim Bob is just awkward with his affection.

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