Thursday, February 26, 2015

Michelle Cries, Jessa Smiles...

"I feel like I just blinked, and Jessa's ready to get married," says Michelle Duggar as her third-oldest daughter makes preparations to tie the knot with Ben Seewald.

Watch the-bride-to-be try on wedding gowns with her mom, grandma, sisters, mother-in-law, and sisters in law (that's quite the crew!). This week's new episodes of 19 Kids and Counting are available for purchase on Amazon US, iTunes, and Google Play.

20 comments:

  1. this is, by far, one of the most beautiful wedding dresses I've ever seen. Modest, stylish yet simple, elegant... I love it :)

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  2. Such a sweet precious moment for mother and daughter.

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  3. She looks amazing in her dress! I can't wait to see the full episode, because they haven't aired it yet in our country.

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  4. Stunning dress and bride. Love the show

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  5. Michelle didn't cry. Ben's mom did, but Michelle looked unhappy for much of the dress shopping.

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  6. I think your caption says it all. I love the Duggars but Jessa didn't even seem excited to buy a wedding dress...

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  7. Maybe Michelle didn't look happy dress shopping because she didn't like the idea of Jessa and Ben getting married because of Ben's age???

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  8. Something is bothering Michelle. It's written all over her face.

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  9. My goodness that dress was made for Jessa. Its perfect and she looks amazing!

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  10. I can see where Ben gets his articulation from, he gets a lot of words in like his Mom can too.

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    1. I really like Guinn.

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  11. That was a very special day for all the ladies in the family to celebrate and honor the bride to be.
    It was cute how Jennifer snuggled up to her Mom and how much poise the young ladies had when they expressed their comments, and that Ben would be the one crying when he saw Jessa!

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  12. I think Jessa really could be a Model!

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  13. I am happy they get married but I have questions. How is a couple get to know one another when they really haven't dated. Why is their engagements so short? Is it because they're in a hurry to consummate they marriage or to hurry and get out on their own? How do they make a living with only one working? I was also wondering with them having such strong beliefs why would they let a boyfriend move there even if it was a separate place. To me it seams hypicritel cuz they don't have supervision 24/7. When I was growing up there was no way my parents would let a boyfriend stay over even if we were in separate rooms. I guess it just confuses me when they have such strong beliefs.

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  14. Hi Suzanne. Maybe Lilly and Ellie can answer your questions better but I believe that when you put The Lord before all other relationships and ask for His guidance in choosing a spouse. He really does come through to give his wisdom and insight to help you choose the right spouse for you. During their courtship they spend a great amount of time focusing on getting to know the character of the other person and choose to not distract themselves with physical intimacy ( as that is a fun blessing to explore and enjoy with your spouse) they spend a lot of time with their parents who help them make good choices. Some people don't agree that a parent should have a lot of say in this sort of thing, but I think, who better than your parents to help and guide you along this new journey. They are the two people who love you the most in the whole world, they have been there and learned wisdom along their own journey. Michelle and Jimbob have been honest about their own strengths and weaknesses in this area so their children can learn from them. I think with the way they choose to court over date, they learn a great deal in a short amount of time and so yeah, marriage is quicker. It is also important to note that the duggars don't seem to be under any preconceived fairytale ideas that a lot of other women are when they are married. They seem to realise marriage is hard work, no matter how great "friends" you are you will still have to give of yourself and compromise. Not one person in this world is perfect and there for will ultimately let you down at some point. So it's not about finding that "perfect" person but about finding someone who shares your heart for The Lord and that you feel you can bless others more fully together than apart. With all this in mind, it would seem silly to put marriage off. As for living on one income, my husband and I live in Perth Australia which is considered one of the most expensive places to live in the world but we own our home and have three children on just my husband average wage. Like the duggars we shop at thrift stores and try to save what we can where we can. I have a stricked food budget and weekly plan. We are also really blessed to be part of a very generous free giving fb page in our area where we give away things we do not use and are given to by others things we need that they don't. It's such a blessing from God! The Lord provides if you truly seek His plan for your life in every area and out him first in all things. As for Ben living close to them. I thought it was a great way for Jessa and Ben to get to know each other better. When courting you spend a lot more time at each other's houses with each other's families rather than out and about on dates as it gives a better insight into what this person is really like around family. They never would spend time alone in a bed room where temptations may arise. I think Jim bob made that decision trusting Jessa and Ben to honour and respect their parents authority. They knew Ben and Jessa desired to court rather than date anyway, in the end it's not about what " looks" better to everyone but about giving Ben and jessa a chance to get to know one another better. I hope this helps some what :) god bless xx Amy

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    1. Thank you. That did explain a lot to me. I have been watching the show since the beginning when I think it started out as 16 and counting.

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  15. I will never stop being in awe of Jessa's beauty.

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