Prepare for yet one more awkward first kiss in entrance of a pair thousand marriage ceremony friends!
The Duggar household introduced at present that 21-year-old Josiah Duggar is courting Lauren Swanson.
Rumors of Lauren and Josiah’s romantic involvement started final week, when she joined his household on a tour of Australia and New Zealand.
The couple confirmed the information on his household’s Fb web page at present:
“I got here up behind her at a meal whereas she was hanging out with a few of my siblings and stunned her, and stunned her,” Josiah mentioned of his courtship proposal.
“We have been mates for some time and acquired to spend so much of time collectively.”
He added that he and Lauren acquired to know each other by their households:
“They’re actually comparable our households, with loads of the identical objectives,” he mentioned.
“We’re enthusiastic about sharing our journey on Counting On,” Lauren concluded.
Josiah elaborated on his emotions for Lauren in an interview revealed at present by Individuals journal.
“We’re overjoyed to start this new section of our lives collectively,” he informed the journal.
“By the years our households’ friendship has allowed us to get to know each other as mates. I can undoubtedly say I’ve discovered an incredible pal … even higher than I might have hoped for or imagined.”
Josiah went on to clarify that he and Lauren had been drawn to 1 one other as a result of their comparable values:
“I so respect Lauren’s Christlike character and tender coronary heart towards others,” he mentioned.
“She brings sunshine into the room and encourages everybody round her. It’s all the time stood out to me that in each scenario, she seems to be for the one who seems to be unhappy or lonely and rapidly can brighten their day by sharing phrases of hope, an encouraging scripture, a prayer or perhaps a easy smile with them.”
Josiah is exclusive amongst his siblings, in that he beforehand entered a romantic relationship that didn’t lead to marriage.
Josiah courted Marjorie Jackson again in 2015, however the couple known as it quits after 4 months collectively.
“Marjorie and I had fun collectively,” he mentioned on the time of their break up.
“We had been simply attempting to comply with God’s lead on every little thing. She didn’t really feel that it was the correct timing then, so we known as it quits for a bit.”
Our honest congratulations exit to each Josiah and Lauren!
Watch Counting On online for extra on the Duggars distinctive courtship practices.