Jill Duggar Enters Courtship, Fell In Love Before They Even Met

By: Amanda Crum - April 2, 2014

Jill Duggar is now the second daughter in the family to enter into a courtship, but she says she started falling in love with the boy before they met face to face.

25-year old Derick Dillard met patriarch Jim Bob Duggar while doing missionary work and the two exchanged information to stay in contact regarding their work. As Jim Bob got to know Dillard, he says, he was very impressed.

“I had gotten an email from Derick a few years ago and gave him my phone number so he could share the work he was doing in Nepal,” Jim Bob said. “I was impressed with him as I got to know him over the years. He sounded like an amazing young man. I felt like from the beginning, they had similar personalities and goals. I thought they would hit it off.”

Dillard got to know Jill through text and Skype–which was supervised by their parents, as all courtships are–and she says they clicked right away.

“We got to know each other in the first few months pretty quickly,” Jill said. “I was in love with someone I had never met in person, but we really knew each other well.”

After finally meeting late last year, the couple began courting in November. Sister Jessa is also in a courtship, and several of the older Duggar girls have written a book–Growing Up Duggar–in which they talk about what it means to be in a relationship in their family.

“It’s easy to put yourself into physical and moral danger and give into those emotions or sensual thoughts that promise pleasant, but only temporary, fulfillment. By censoring our thoughts through the filter of God’s word, we will be able to recant any wrong thoughts or temptations that try to sneak in,” the sisters wrote.

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  • Sally Miller

    I suppose Jim Bob and his wife didn’t have any physical or wrong thoughts when they were making 19 babies!! All they want for these girls is to have more kids to boost their egos. Especially Jim Bob’s. He would have poor stupid Michele have 20 more kids just to make him look like a man and to keep that show going so viewers can pay for them and kids, kids, kids to see the country on our dollar and be able to do things most families in this country can no longer afford to give their kids. I’ll not watch one hour to their little Payton Place house party!!

    • ccs

      That is so stupid. They live by biblical standards and we are meant to procreate. They are not living off the goverment so who cares how many children they have. Obviously you don’t have biblical values or you wouldn’t speak such nonsense. They are living the best theythey can, don’t judge them because you choose different values.

    • CLPeterson

      this is sad, ignorant commentary.