Josiah Duggar Is Courting 18-Year-Old Lauren Swanson
Another day, another Duggar courtship!
Josiah Duggar has been courting 18-year-old Lauren Swanson.
According to People, the new couple has been friends for years and just recently started a relationship.
Lauren is the eldest of eight children and has even been featured on episodes of 19 Kids and Counting!
“We are overjoyed to begin this new phase of our lives together,” the 21-year-old shared in a statement.
“Through the years our families’ friendship has allowed us to get to know one another as friends. I can definitely say I have found a great friend … even better than I could have hoped for or imagined,” he said.
“I so appreciate Lauren’s Christlike character and tender heart toward others. She bring sunshine into the room and encourages everyone around her.”
He continued, “It’s always stood out to me that in every situation, she looks for the one who appears to be sad or lonely and quickly can brighten their day by sharing words of hope, an encouraging scripture, a prayer or even a simple smile with them.”
The couple also recently took a trip to Australia and New Zealand with the rest of the Duggar family.
“It’s truly an exciting time for us, as we take this big step in establishing a relationship, getting to know one another even better and praying together toward our future,” he shared.
“We are thankful to God and our families for the love and support we’ve received in starting this new chapter of life and look forward to sharing it with others as the future unfolds.”
For those who don’t remember, Josiah was in a 4-month-long courtship with Marjorie Jackson a few years ago.
“Marjorie and I had a good time together,” he said at the time.
“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.”
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