Jessa Duggar Won’t Kiss Until Wedding

jessa-duggar19 Kids & Counting star and devout Christian Jessa Duggar revealed that she won’t kiss her boyfriend until their wedding day. In the premiere of the show to air April 1, the 21-year-old from Arkansas reveals how she and her beau, Ben Seewald, 18, stick to traditional religious dating rules.

They avoid physical contact completely, only hugging briefly to say hello or goodbye, a step up from when they first starting dating and just a quick ‘side hug’ was allowed. Michelle Duggar, who has guided her daughter through courtship, said: ‘They want to wait on the physical relationship until later.’

Jessa met Ben at church. Father Jim Bob said: ‘We are so excited for Ben and Jessa. They are enjoying getting to know each other and are recommending sermons to one another.’ The Duggars define courtship as a couple deciding whether marriage is appropriate while in a group setting with both of their families.

Do YOU think you should be able to KISS before marriage?

  • threelittlebirds

    i wouldn’t even call that a relationship. i can see having no sex before marriage, but kissing?! that seems a little extreme.

  • Cici

    That’s sweet. It’s nice to see people stick to their morals & stay true to themselves.

  • Rah

    I guess good for them for sticking to their beliefs, but I believe sexual compatibility is important.

  • Rosemary

    And that’s the way it should be. Props to them!

  • Hollyhysteria

    WHY IS THIS NEWS for oceanup? This is what their entire tv show is about.

  • BoredAtHome

    You gotta kiss a few frogs until you meet your prince charming.
    I personally think it’s healthy to date before actually settling down, & that’s including kissing. You date to know what you do & don’t like in a significant other AND a kiss can definitely tell a lot about how you feel about a person. And well… you gotta get your curiosity out before marriage. I’m sure years down the road one of them will be curious to know what it’s like to be with someone else. Plus 21 & 18 is extremely young to be devoted to someone, that sucks. I’ll be 21 soon & I can’t imagine being tied down…mind you, i’ve been in a over a year long relationship now..still can’t imagine forever just yet.

  • jul

    are you fucking kidding me? please people live your life!

  • boystan

    who they

  • iWizard

    I’m Muslim and this is perfectly normal. The hugging thing is actually not allowed, though (Islamically – not sure about Christianity).

    You don’t have to be physical to know if you love someone. My favourite song by Amr Diab:

    “What is love exactly?
    Except a glance from your eyes?
    A touch of your hand?
    Except a heart to take care of?”

  • Onerandom

    Good for you girl. That’s some strong willpower you’ve got there.

  • bet he’s gay