Jill Duggar Courtship: Derick Dillard Introduced to Daughter by Dad

Tuesday, 01 Apr 2014 03:36 PM

By Jonna Lorenz

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Jill Duggar, 22, of TLC’s “19 Kids & Counting” has entered a courtship with Derick Dillard, 25, of Rogers, Ark.

Jill Duggar’s father, Jim Bob Duggar, introduced the couple after getting to know Dillard, according to People.

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"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," Jim Bob Duggar said.

Dillard was doing missionary work in Nepal and communicated with Jill Duggar via text messages and Skype before she agreed to the courtship.

"I was really impressed with his character and I was surprised how much we have the same vision and life goals. He's a great guy," Jill Duggar told People.

Jill Duggar is the second Duggar daughter to enter a courtship. Last year, Jessa Duggar, 20, entered a courtship with Ben Seewald, 18, of Hot Spring, Ark.

Courtship is a chaperoned alternative to dating that focuses on determining whether to join together in marriage.

“Courtship is really waiting for the one God has for you and praying through the whole process,” Jim Bob Duggar said, according to "Today".

During a courtship, the couple always has a chaperone and the parents are highly involved, including being in on all text message conversations.

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The Duggar family’s views of courtship will be featured on the new season of “19 Kids & Counting” and in the recently published book “Growing Up Duggar: It’s All About Relationships,” written by Jill, Jessa, Jana and Jinger Duggar.

“Courtship is a new season of life. It’s exciting,” Jessa Duggar said, according to "Good Morning America". “We call it dating with a purpose and not just frivolous, really considering the person as a potential life partner.”

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