Four oldest Duggar daughters have more advice for you! Jessa told Cosmopolitan: ‘My parents are pretty good kissers! They very much like to show their kiss in public places, so they kiss in front of us all the time.
[And I’d ask] my oldest brother. He’s been married for five years. And friends and people around me who I look up to. But I don’t think it’s too hard to figure out though.’ Kissing, touching and physical intimacy are precious, special gifts ‘that God intended you to hold on to until your wedding day.’
‘We’ve set our guidelines really high, and people will not understand that. They’ll be like, ‘That’s weird. How are you going to show you really love the guy if you’re not having sex with him before marriage?’ But that’s where we purpose in this stage of our relationship to focus on building strong communication because anyone can just go out and have sex.
Having sex with every guy who comes along gives girls probably 80 percent chance of contracting a sexually transmitted disease. Jill: ‘If you have any problem with drinking, don’t go by the tavern. And if you have a problem with like, ‘[If] I’m around these certain people, then I’m going to be pressured into having sex,’ then don’t be around them.’
We’re really heavily involved in politics, and sometimes it’s one of those fancy, ritzy events and they serve you what you think is punch and it’s not. You’re like, ‘Oops, yeah, that wasn’t punch. That was champagne or something,’” Jill said, adding she wanted to spit it out, but had to be graceful. Jessa chimed in that she’s also taken accidental sips of boozy drinks.
In Growing Up Duggar, the girls say they only watch religious films and ‘carefully selected’ episodes of The Andy Griffith Show ‘as long as they are not centered around a lot of romance or deceptiveness, as some of them are.’
Jill specifically said Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber should strive to set positive examples: ‘The heart of the matter is having good character and setting an example. Let’s not focus on even the glam and sex but really encouraging good character and taking a stand for purity and respect. Because respect is last in our culture today and in pop stars.’