Duggar Daughters On Christian Dating Rules: We Avoid Men So We Don’t Sin
The eldest Duggar daughters of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” open up about their Christian faith and rules for dating in their new book, Growing Up Duggar.
Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger Duggar, all in their twenties, reveal that they avoid men so they don’t sin, writing, “It’s easy to put yourself into physical and moral danger and give into those emotions or sensual thoughts that promise pleasant, but only temporary, fulfillment.”
In an excerpt of the book given to the Daily Mail, the girls share, “By censoring our thoughts through the filter of God’s word, we will be able to recant any wrong thoughts or temptations that try to sneak in.”
The daughters write that they “have a natural physical desire toward men” and “thank God for making us ‘normal.'”
Jessa is the only one of the girls who’s currently dating, or “courting,” someone.
Her dad Jim Bob Duggar recently confirmed she’s seeing fellow church member Ben Seewald.
During courting, the couple spends time together in a group setting with their families to determine whether they should marry.
In the book, Jessa says she and Seewald limit their physical contact to “side-hugging,” and will save kissing for their wedding day, if they do decide to get married.
What do you think of the Duggar girls’ book?