The Duggars are just SO INTERESTING. They’re like a really conservative, well-mannered car crash that we can’t look away from.
Refresher: The Duggars are a big family in Arkansas, USA. A BIG family. They have a reality show called “19 Kids and counting” which just about sums up their world. Jim Bob and Michelle are the parents, and they’s had NINETEEN kids since 1988. Approximately one human every year-and-a-half. And somehow, ALL the kids’ names start with J.
The Duggars are very, very conservative (like, no contraception allowed conservative). They are Independent Baptists. They do not wear shorts, singlets, or anything above the knee. No beaches. No swimming in public. No short hair. No beards. The children are homeschooled, and the older ones help out the younger ones.
Dating is not dating. Dating is chaperoned courtship. No physical contact. Even when engaged, THERE IS NO KISSING ALLOWED.
It’s actually kind of sweet. Maybe.
Jessa Duggar, the fifth child, 22, got married on Nov 1 to Ben Seewald. They held hands for the first time when they were engaged. They had a self-imposed ban on contact until their nuptials, and were only allowed to side-hug.
— Talk Soup (@TheTalkSoup) November 2, 2014
Jessa and Ben were saving their first kiss for their wedding day. But then they decided it was even too special for the wedding day (probably because there was literally 1000 people there). So when the pastor said “You may now kiss the bride”… Jessa’s parents had a quick peck instead. BUT LOOK! The kiss has finally happened. We repeat, THE KISS HAS HAPPENED. Praise the Lord that Jessa was able to capture it in a selfie and put in on Instagram…
It’s great living life with your best friend! @ben_seewald A photo posted by Jessa Duggar (@jessaseewald) on