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Jessa Duggar’s boyfriend Ben Seewald is showing men out there how it's done with his latest courtship effort, which she elatedly shared on social media.

No, he didn't bash Catholics on Facebook this time. Ben just gushed over Jessa in a hand-written letter that he gave her along with a pearl bracelet.

  • Jessa and Ben Seewald
  • Ben Seewald Letter to Jessa Duggar

Sure, the handwriting, word choice and little illustrations might sound like a 13-year-old girl came up with them, but Ben credit where it's due here.

For a rough-around-the-edges guy who shared that controversial Jessa Duggar gun photo, he sure is in touch with his sensitive side. And then some.

"These elegant pearls looked quite majestic when I picked them out," he writes.

"However, they were a bit lonely ... what good are such beautiful pearls if not to have the grace of being worn by one so elegant and majestic as yourself?"

"These pearls were lonely ... just like I am when we’re apart; but not anymore. I love you my precious princess!" Ben Seewald adds, hearts and all.

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Newlywed 19 Kids and Counting stars Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard were back near the altar once again last weekend, only this time as wedding guests.

And no, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald weren't the ones getting married. The cute couple got dressed up in their best formal attire for a friend's wedding.

As usual, they shared an adorable photo from the event:

Derick Dillard, Jill Duggar Image

"Getting ready for our friend's wedding in Knoxville, TN!" Jill Duggar, 23, wrote via Instagram. "Congrats to Madison and Madelyn! #derickdillard #jillmdillard #wedding."

Great hashtags of your own names, Jill. Well played.

All kidding aside, Jill Duggar loves married life, and how can we make fun of that in a world where there so few uplifting stories of everlasting love?

Okay, they just celebrated one monthiversary. They're still in the honeymoon phase and have a ways to go, but does anyone doubt that these two are in it for life?

We didn't think so. Keep the photos coming, cuties.

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Josh Duggar is the oldest of the 19 Duggar kids, and he's well on his way to siring a massive brood of his own.

If he wants his family to reach reality show size, however, he may want to insist that they be old enough to walk before they start handling assault rifles.

Josh Duggar Gun Photo

Yes, that's Josh and his wife Anna posing with their kids, an unknown soldier, and said soldier's massive service weapon.

We're pretty sure even the most enthusiastic NRA lifetime member would agree that babies and toddlers shouldn't be laying hands on guns of any kind - much a less a likely loaded AR-15 -  but Josh is standing his ground and has yet to delete the photo from his Twitter page.

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It's not easy being Jana Duggar.  These days, her younger sister Jill is basking in married life and posting constant, blissful selfies online. 

To make matters worse, Jana's other, even younger sister Jessa may have just gotten married to Ben Seewald in a secret ceremony!

Yes, she may only be 24, but according to reports, Jana is already feeling the pressure to start a family in a major way. Sadly, there may be little she can do about it:

Jana Duggar Photo

"Maybe for folks in New York, isn't no big deal to be single at 25," a source tells Star magazine. "But in Arkansas, you're an old maid at 25 - and Jana is scared!"

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Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard have been married for over a month already. Wow. It's a small wonder she's not pregnant by now (although maybe she is).

Baby on board or not, the newlyweds have been loving married life and posting ridiculously adorable (albeit awkward) selfies galore on their Instagrams.

Derick Dillard, Jill Duggar Picture
Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard have some lunch at work. So cute.

On Wednesday, the lovebirds connected over lunch, as the rest of us do.

She captioned the photo, "Lunch with my best friend at his workplace."

Aww. The 19 Kids and Counting star shared a sweet pic of Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard sharing a mid-day bite to eat at the office, and their faces say it all.

Derick works for Walmart, the Arkansas equivalent of a family business, as a tax accountant, after serving as a missionary overseas for two years.

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Last we checked, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald were not officially engaged ... but a new Instagram post from her sister Jill has given us pause.

Jill Duggar (or Jill Dillard, to be more accurate) sparked the latest engagement rumors surrounding Jess and Ben. All it took was a simple hashtag.

"Lunch with my sweet sis @jessaseewald today!" Jill wrote on the photo-sharing site, adding casually "#jessaseewald #jillmdillard #sisterlunch"

Jessa Seewald?!

Jessa Duggar & Ben Seewald: So in Love
Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald are now engaged to be married after an 11-month courtship. Here's a gallery of photos of their love!

We know Jill loves married life. Might her sister have followed her lead with little fanfare? Or are we reading too much into a cute sibling selfie?

Probably ... but still, Jessa Seewald? Not a lot of girls start going by their boyfriend's last name until that has been wifed up or at least until there's a ring on it.

Her ring finger was hidden, barely, in the photo of Jill and Jessa. Hmm.

In any case, we're going to assume Mrs. Derick Dillard was just being silly and cute and there's no engagement or marriage news to report. Yet.

Despite, or perhaps because of the controversy that seems to follow Ben Seewald, he and Jessa have gotten pretty serious, so it's gotta be only a matter of time.

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Jill Duggar is loving married life with new husband Derick Dillard. Big surprise, we know. They've been shouting their love from the rooftops from day one.

Jill Duggar with Husband Derick Dillard

The 19 Kids and Counting lovebirds, who initially began courting online after being set up by her father Jim Bob, tied the knot last month in a magical ceremony.

They've since returned from their honeymoon and are very pleased with married life, sharing nauseatingly cute photos of themselves constantly.

While undeniably thrilled for Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard, this is bittersweet in a sense for her parents, as their brood is finally starting to grow up.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will still see the newlyweds on a regular basis, but they are clearly establishing a family of their own, which is healthy.

By all accounts, they're thriving, and it's hard to criticize the duo for oversharing on social media when it all stems from such genuine happiness.

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Ben Seewald started dating Jessa Duggar in September of 2013, and he's become something of a controversial figure in the months since. 

Jessa Duggar, Boyfriend

First, there was the now-infamous Jessa Duggar gun photo he posted on Facebook with a caption praising her assault-weapon-wielding "AWESOME girlfriend."

Now, Seewald finds himself the target for a barrage of online criticism, after posting a rambling Facebook status update in which he outlines his problems with the Catholic faith.

"I have nothing against individuals who are Catholic," Ben's rant begins. "I know a lot of Catholics who are great people. What I DO have a problem with is the teaching that man can merit God's favor through his own works or the works of other fallen men."

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids & Counting fame have been married 30 years, with 19 children and three grandchildren to show for it.

Almost as incredible as their offspring total? On their 30th anniversary, the Arkansas couple seems as happy and in love as the day they got married.

July 21 marked the couple’s 30th anniversary, which they celebrated with a "special lunch," and prompted Michelle to blog about their humble beginnings.

Say yes to sex, even when you're tired!

Be available. Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls. - Michelle Duggar

Be available. Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be...

Michelle recalls how she personally baked their wedding cake, wore Jim Bob’s mom’s wedding dress and honeymooned in their native Arkansas.

“My wedding to Jim Bob almost 30 years ago was sweet and simple," she writes. "I wanted to do as much as I could myself as a way to save money."

“For the wedding cake, I made it myself and froze it. A friend decorated it for me using icing that she made with ingredients I bought for her."

"Another special touch was wearing Jim Bob’s mother’s wedding dress as my dress. Everything [at] our wedding was so inexpensive, but perfect."

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The Duggar family may have gotten swept up in the Hobby Lobby controversy today, but the newly-renamed Jill Dillard certainly isn't letting that get her down.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard celebrated their weekiversary on Monday and the festivities continued on Instagram today, as Jill posted more good time photos from the couple's secluded honeymoon:

Derick Dillard Honeymoon Photo

"My sweet husband grilling our dinner yesterday," Jill captioned one photo.

It's been a hard road to the altar for Jill and Derick, so it stands to reason that their honeymoon would be a simple getaway in which they'd have plenty of time to "celebrate."

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The Duggar Family Quotes

When you've missed [sex] for seven days, you look forward to it even more! - Michelle Duggar

Be available. Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls. - Michelle Duggar

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