Jessa Duggar is dating Ben Seewald -- sort of. The daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar has entered into a courtship with Seewald according to PEOPLE Magazine. On Sept. 16, the mag reported that their relationship will be featured on upcoming episodes of "19 Kids and Counting." Jessa, 20, is the third oldest child in the Duggar family and if this courtship works out, she could end up getting married.
"Courting is getting to know each other in a group setting, both families spending time together and the couple setting goals together to determine if they are meant to marry. With dating, a couple will often pair off alone and that sometimes leads to a more physical relationship," Jim Bob explained.
Jessa Duggar is taking time to get to know Ben Seewald and her parents are very much involved. Most people wouldn't even dream of doing something like this because courtships aren't very common nowadays. The idea is somewhat fascinating, mainly because it's so unheard of but, for the Duggar's, it makes total sense. They are very spiritual people and their traditions would be considered old-fashioned to some.
"Jessa and Ben met in church, Jim Bob says, and then asked to correspond via text and on the phone. The Duggars agreed – and were kept in the conversation as the couple texted each other, mostly asking each other questions about theology and scripture," PEOPLE Magazine reports.
Could Jessa Duggar be getting married some time soon? Perhaps. But she will probably take at least a year to really get to know Ben Seewald before making any kind of announcement.
© Effie Orfanides 2013