Josiah Duggar Reveals Why He and Marjorie Jackson REALLY Split

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When you're a normal teenager, relationships and breakups come and go almost as fast as a Snapchat selfie.

But when you're a Duggar, relationships - nay, courtships - are to be taken with the utmost gravity. 

Josiah Duggar and Marjorie Jackson Picture

They are, after all, regarded as a sort of pre-engagement, more of a preparation for marriage than anything remotely casual.

That's why fans were shocked when 19-year-old Josiah Duggar and 18-year-old Marjorie Jackson ended their courtship last summer.

After just four months together, no less.

At the time, the reason for the demise of the couple's courtship was not given, apart from their families' joint statement.

Both the Duggars and the Jacksons emphasized that the breakup was in "keeping in step with what they believe the Lord's will is."

But now the young 19 Kids and Counting star himself is finally speaking out to People, and has elaborated on why the two parted ways.

"Marjorie and I had a good time together," he told the magazine.

"We were just trying to follow God's lead on everything. She didn't feel that it was the right timing then, so we called it quits for a bit."

With regards to this issue of "timing," that's open to interpretation. Obviously, fans want to know why the timing was wrong and for whom.

Many believed that because the breakup came not long after news broke that Josiah's brother Josh had molested his younger sisters, that scandal may have played an indirect role in the split.

But that's a touchy subject.

OOF. I just heard it.

Nevertheless, young Josiah hinted that there may be hope for a continued courtship with Marjorie sometime in the future.

"We have time to grow... you never know," he said.

"But when you think about a girl to marry, you ask what kind of guy she would want to marry and you try to be that kind of guy."

Deep stuff.

We don't know what kind of guy Josiah Duggar wants to be, but we're pretty certain that "not Josh" is a pretty good start.

The bar is set pretty low at least.

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