19 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.
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