Sunday, June 29, 2014

Jessa and Ben Update

How are things going for Jessa Duggar and boyfriend Ben Seewald? Ben attended Jill and Derick's wedding and then spent some time in Northwest Arkansas with the Duggars.


The Duggars are fans of Settlers of Catan. Playing board games with Ben gives Jessa's brothers a chance to bond with their sister's boyfriend.


Over the weekend, Ben and Jessa headed down to Hot Springs, Arkansas, to hang with the Seewalds.


During the drive down to Hot Springs, Ben and Jessa were chaperoned by Justin and Johannah.



58 Comments (Click Here to Add Yours):

Anonymous said...

My goodness, the camera loves that Jessa! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update on Ben and Jessa! Looking forward to seeing more in the future!

Tspillman18 said...

Love these two they are a perfect match

Tspillman18 said...

Love these two

Alicia said...

R they engaged yet

cindie nunez said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!

Alicia said...

Is jessa engaged to ben yet

Anonymous said...

They are so cute!

Karis said...

There were a little close on some of the pics. Jessa is beutiful! I love her bun. I want to know how it's perfect. They are soooo cute. I looove her shirt!

Vicki H said...

I like the two little fingers "photobomb" in the 3rd picture lol. Great looking couple - so happy for you!

Lauren Valentin said...

You guys look so cute together. Is there another weddings in the near future.

darleneroche@yahoo.com said...

So excited for this young couple & where God is taking them. God bless you both.

daisey22 said...

Jesse and Ben look happy together. Can't wait for their engagement. Glad they are taking it slow to see if he is the one for her and she is the one for him. Love the updates and the photos!!

Anonymous said...

What a cute couple! How sweet I'm sure the younger kids are having fun chaperoning Ben and Jessa!

Anonymous said...

That is sooooo sute that johannah and justin are chaperoning.

Anonymous said...

It's so sweet they look like they are getting happier and happier as time goes by!

Anonymous said...

I love Settlers of Catan!!!!

Margaret Tudor said...

I think it's the cutest thing that Justin and Johannah served as chaperones for their big sister and her boyfriend! :)

Anonymous said...

I thought I read that Michelle said the chaperones had to be 10yrs or older? Johannah is only 8 isn't she?

Anonymous said...

Please stop making comments on how close Ben and Jessa are. Thats sooo not necessary!!!!! Its bad enough they have to have kids to drag around with them as chaperons!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ben and Jessa are soooo cute together!!

Hannah said...

What a cute couple. I love that johannah and Justin are chaperoning. Its so cute.

Anonymous said...

Surprised they have the younger ones chaperoning! Considering in past episodes the younger ones were to young to chaperone! Also what's up with the sleeveless? I think the Duggars have been a bit hypocritical lately.... :(

Anonymous said...

So cute! I love the last picture with Hannie and Justin in the back!:) Thanks for the update on them!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have a premonition that they are going to get engaged on 4th of July. We will have to wait and see what happens.

Anonymous said...

they are a beautiful couple and look very happy, but I can't help thinking that if Ben were older than Jessa they would be engaged by now..

Anonymous said...

I very much enjoy the show and really would like to know when the new season will start and were they taping during the time of hills wedding and r jessa and Ben engaged as of yet

Anonymous said...

It looks like jessa is in a tank top--- good for her!

Anonymous said...

in the board game picture who is the guy with black hair? His back is towards the camera. Doesn't look like Josh. Maybe a cameraman! lol!

Carissa said...

Jessa is stunning in every single one of her pictures. She seriously doesn't have a bad picture! Ben and her make a gorgeous couple. I can't wait to see her as a bride.

Anonymous said...

They're an adorable couple but I think instead of 8 and 11 year old chaperones, I'd send John David along. . .

Anonymous said...

I LOVE jessas shirt!

Anonymous said...

Nope. Not yet..... :)

Anonymous said...

Hmmm..is Ben trying to look like Derick with that facial hair?

Anonymous said...

there so cute together!!:):)

Anonymous said...

In all the pics it looks like they are holding hands...

Anonymous said...

There is never a pic showing Jessa's left hand….it's always hidden. Coincidence?

Anonymous said...

I'm very surprised to see that the Duggars' have sent Jessa and Ben off with her (very young) siblings to "chaperone." The idea of a chaperone is not just another human person, but those of some maturity and better even some authority. I hope they don't regret there increasing laxity.

Anonymous said...

I never see their hands... something tells me that their hands may be together!! Yeah!

Anonymous said...

I like Ben's new "look" ! The facial hair and new 'do is really cute!

Anonymous said...

4th of July ENGAGEMENT coming soon! I hope!
These guys who court always have the most exquisite, intricate, beautiful proposals planned!
I can just see it now: The fireworks spell out, "Jessa, will you marry me?" and it will be a total surprise! If he doesn't do it, he sure missed a GRAND opportunity! !!

Anonymous said...

Where did you hear that they had to be 10 years older? That's a little ridiculous if you ask me.
I LOVE Jessa's shirt! And who cares if it's a sleeveless? I say good for her! You are entitled to your own convictions when you are that old!

Anonymous said...

I may be a bit too old-fashioned, but I had always thought a chaperone was an older person, like a parent, grand-parent, aunt/uncle or a mature sibling. I thought it peculiar Jinger and the younger Duggars are acceptable chaperones. Maybe I've been out of touch....just a thought.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous
that's what i was thinking! idk...

Anonymous said...

Good to see Jessa & Ben doing well and spending some quality time together. Hope they don't feel like rushing after Jill and Derick getting married. They should take all the time they need and financially prepare along with building their relationship.
Glad to see the newlyweds so happy and hope Jill is able to nest in their new home soon. They both look a little worn out ....All the best

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous

Michelle just blogged about how they pick chaperones. One of the guidelines was that they needed to be 10 years of age or older. Perhaps a special exemption needed to be made in this instance.

Anonymous said...

In Michelle's new blog post she talks about Chaperons and says in their family the rule is the Chaperons have too be 10 and above. Justin is Eleven so that falls okay and I'm sure Johannah is just along for the ride.

GlutenFreeSince2003! said...

It is my understanding that the Duggars use chaperones only to keep the courting couple accountable to themselves to uphold standards they have set for this phase of their relationship. Jessa and Ben have chosen to only touch briefly, giving each other a side hug for no more than about 30 seconds, as a greeting while they are courting. They have both said that they will hold hands when they become engaged, which they anticipate if their relationship continues to progress well. The presence of chaperones simply ensures that the couple is not alone and they will not be subject, therefore, to the physical temptations that might arise were they to be alone. In times past, chaperones provided advice and guidance, too, but I understand that Jessa and Ben discuss their relationship regularly with both sets of parents so their chaperones do not have to fill this role.

Lauren H. said...

They've been dating for awhile... I wonder when Ben is going to propose? I hope he isn't the type of guy who waits YEARS before finally asking her hand in marriage... If he is, Jessa just needs to dump him! She is such a sweet girl to be waiting such a long time on her boyfriend to pop the question!

Anonymous said...

Who cares....instead of fearing of them being too close why don't you be joyful that this is a beautiful courtship?

Anonymous said...

Lauren H,-
You shouldn't just up and dump someone because he is taking longer than usual to pop the question! Some guys really like to get to know someone and finish school and get a good job established before they get married. I am fine with that. If you really love someone, you would wait for them to be comfortable and ready to support you before jumping into marriage. Derick got a good job that can pull in some GOOD MONEY!!! And he is 25. Ben is still younger. JimBob was 19, but maybe Ben wants to wait longer. If she really loves Ben, and he loves HER, than they will both wait until it is a good point in their lives to get married. Thank you,



---I'm 12 years old...

Anonymous said...

Ben is only 18! (If not 19 by now) Jim bob probably feels he's not able to provide financially yet or maybe they just don't want to rush. Why is everyone so quick to marry them off? It's their life. If they do get engaged soon though it will probably be announced on the today show right after if not right before the new season starts

Anonymous said...

Jess is a beautiful woman. She should be a cover girl model.

Anonymous said...

No

Anonymous said...

No but they are courting

Anonymous said...

The questions about the sleeveless has come up as my own daughter watches the show. She thought that their standards were higher than that. She has also noticed that Jill and Jessa are physically closer to Derrick and Ben then Josh and Anna were. I think Josh and Anna had a perfect close yet distant relationship while they were courting.

Anonymous said...

As for the modesty thing Michelle has said before that each daughter will have to decide what her own standards are you can see with each girl that's a little different. Obviously the younger girls don't get to make those decisions but Jana, Jill, Jessa, Jinger are old enough to make those decisions for them selves.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else think Jessa loiks like Jessica Alba??

Post a Comment

Thanks for leaving your comments! We answer as many of your questions as we can, but due to the number of comments we receive daily, we are unable to answer every one. Our aim is to post all points of view, but we do not post anything that is profane, insulting, derogatory, or in poor taste.