Another member of the Duggar family might be getting married soon.
Josiah Duggar is reportedly in “courtship” (intentional dating in preparation for marriage) with a girl named Marjorie Jackson.
It will be recalled that in a previous episode of “19 Kids and Counting,” 18-year-old wasn’t even in the running for those who were most likely to enter into a courtship any time soon.
But the teenager told People magazine in a recent interview that he is in fact in the courtship stage with Marjorie.
Josiah had been taking Spanish lessons from Marjorie’s mother Analucia.
According to People , Josiah and Marjorie’s relationship started on April 6.
But this news was overshadowed by the other big event in the Duggar household.
Josiah’s older sister Jill gave birth to a son named Israel David.
“It’s been going very well,” Josiah said in the interview.
“I met Marjorie a few years ago, when I was taking Spanish lessons at her house, and I was very impressed with the way she was with her siblings and her love for the Lord.” Marjorie is a pianist, actress, and an author.
She wrote a book aimed at young women to encourage them to read the Bible.
The 17-year old is also taking graphic-design lessons in preparation for college.
But what really impressed Josiah was Marjorie’s heart for God.
The two went on mission trip to El Salvador last December and this helped cement Josiah’s admiration for the young lady.
“She really caught my eye,” the reality star shared.
“That is really where I noticed her.” Marjorie for her part, has been an admirer of Josiah from the time she met him.
“I met him at Spanish class a few years back,” she revealed in the interview.
“For me it was an immediate thing.” “I have always admired him and his family,” Marjorie added.
“19 Kids and Counting” airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m.
on the Travel and Leisure channel.
This Thursday, viewers can catch a special message from Josiah and Marjorie.