Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald Confirm Wedding Date, Talk Side Hugs on 19 Kids & Counting

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Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald are getting read to tie the knot, and in a new 19 Kids & Counting video montage, we get a look at their road to engagement.

The couple has set a wedding date, and it's fast approaching: November 1, 2014.

They've taken their courtship seriously, so why put it off any longer than that?

Their relationship has been documented thoroughly over the past year on TLC, which you know if you watch 19 Kids and Counting online or on TV.

The network is about to give us even more of the back story there, too.

Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald will get the star treatment, as the prelude to their engagement will play out in a one-hour retrospective later this fall.

In the teaser above, we see Ben first ask Jessa if he can "court" her.

This, in accordance with the Duggar family dating rules, means that they are getting to know each other for the purposes of hopefully getting married.

Call it what you want, he is lovably but incredibly awkward in asking.

They're only 19 and 21, of course, so that's to be expected, and in other respects, Seewald makes up for it, proving to be mature beyond his years.

Believing it's better to be too safe than not safe enough and risking regrets down the line, he lays down the ground rules for Jim Bob and Michelle Dugar.

While most of us would struggle subsisting on side hugs until marriage, he's nothing if not committed to what he feels is right for Jessa and himself.

Just 53 more days, you two. Stay strong.

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Duggar Family Quotes

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

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 on saying yes (yes, and more yes) to sex