April 02, 2014 06:33 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
19 Kids And Counting returned last night, and with it, the beginning of the great Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald romance. Of course, as the show’s Facebook fans have already learned, this is no ordinary relationship. Courtship, unlike dating, requires a ton of parental supervision. But Jessa’s glad to postpone that first kiss for the sake of building a solid future with a God-fearing man.
Fans are already well aware of Jessa Duggar’s courtship with Ben Seewald. This huge development was announced during last season’s finale, not to mention, highlighted in frequent interviews with Jim Bob, Michelle, and, of course, Jessa. Last night, viewers were finally able to witness the courtship for themselves, as it served as the main storyline for the highly-anticipated season premiere.
It was already clear that the Duggars approved of Ben Seewald, but his esteemed status in the family was made even more apparent during last night’s premiere. Two of the younger Duggars referred to him as a “great guy,” and, more importantly, super handsome. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar also expressed their approval, although Michelle insisted that, in light of her courtship, it was time for Jessa to learn a little more about cooking.
Viewers assume that this relationship will ultimately lead to marriage. After all, Ben and his family have already proven more than willing to put up with constant meddling from TLC. And the Duggars certainly do not take courtship lightly. The show’s Twitter followers expect a wedding proposal to arrive at some point in the future…and perhaps, a few Seewald babies as well!
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