We hope Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have been saving up looks like they have not one, but two weddings for their children in the near future! Not long ago, we reported that the 19 Kids and Counting stars 21-year-old daughter, Jessa, had entered into a courtship with intent to marry; and now her older sister, Jill, 22, has followed suit!
For most of us, when you start dating someone its not a big deal hell, some of us are just looking for a free drink or meal. But for the Duggars, once you enter into a courtship, its defined as dating with the intent of marriage. Jills future husband? 25-year-old accountant Derick Dillard, a young man that Jim Bob learned of through his missionary work in Nepal.
According to the patriarch, he was so impressed by Dericks work, he thought he would make a great match for his daughter.
I had gotten an email from Derick a few years ago and gave him my phone number so he could share the work he was doing in Nepal, Jim Bob told In Touch about his future son-in-law. I was impressed with him as I got to know him over the years. He sounded like an amazing young man.
From there, Jills father introduced her to Derick via Skype (how modern!) and the two kept in touch until meeting in person in November 2013. And it appears Jim Bobs instincts were spot on.
I was really impressed with his character, and I was surprised how much we have the same vision and life goals, Jill told People recently, adding, We got to know each other in the first few months pretty quickly. I was in love with someone I had never met in person, but we really knew each other well.
Meanwhile, Jill will have her little sis Jessa to bounce wedding ideas off of, as shes currently courting Ben Seewald after meeting him in church. Though both sisters are technically adults, they still stick to their traditional values, which includes always having a chaperone for dates (even virtual), text message monitoring, and no physical contact (including hand-holding!) until they tie the knot.
Hey, different folks, different strokes. A big congrats to these young ladies on their pending nuptials!
19 Kids and Counting airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.
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Source: In Touch