Jessa Duggar Shares Her ONE Critical Piece of Marital Advice

Jessa Duggar married Ben Seewald on November 1, 2014.

Since then, the couple has welcomed two kids into their blissful world, a two-year old named Spurgeon and a 17-month old named Henry.

Has the relationship between spouses been perfect? No, of course not.

But Jessa believes it has remained strong and powerful due to one main piece of advice that she tries to follow on a daily basis.

Scroll down to find out what we're talking about…

1. The Wedding

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Jessa and Ben exchanged vows at First Baptist Church in Bentonville, Arkansas, which is where Jessa’s sister Jill Duggar also married Derick Dillard.

2. There Were Over 1,000 Guests in Attendance

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But no one got to witness the couple’s very first kiss. “They wanted their very first kiss ever to be in private,” Pastor Mike Schadt told People. “It was important to the both of them.”

3. Meet the Family

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Fast forward about three-and-a-half years and here is a photo of the very happy family, as Ben and Jessa have been gushing about parenthood ever since they welcomed little Spurgeon into their famous universe.

4. How Does Jessa Make the Marriage Work?

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Two young kids. TLC cameras all around. Where do Ben and Jessa find time for each other and how does the relaitonship remain strong? It goes beyond mere date nights, Jessa tells Us Weekly.

5. In a Word? Be GRACIOUS.

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“Never stop showing gratitude to your spouse for all the things they do to help out,” Duggar tells the tabloid. “It doesn’t matter how big or small. Sometimes couples come to expect things of each other and they stop noticing and appreciating things the other one does to help out with the kids or keep the household running smoothly.”

6. It May Sound Simple, But…

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The Counting On star explains that it’s important to remember at all times, explaining “If your spouse volunteered to change nastiest, stinky diaper or you saw them jump up quickly to clean up a spill, make it a habit to express gratefulness and say, ‘Thank you for doing that.'”

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According to The Los Angeles Times, one of the men beefing with Young Dolph took out a gun and shot the artist multiple times.

The incident took place along Hollywood Boulevard and prompted police officers and paramedics to swarm this busy tourist area.

Los Angeles Police Officer Mike Lopez tells the aforementioned newspaper that Young Dolph was actually shot several times while he lay on the ground.

He had fallen during the argument and that was one the shooter took action.

Despite being wounded, the rapper managed to stand up and run into Shoe Palace, near the famous TCL Chinese Theatre, while two of the men also involved in the fracas ran away.

The third individual jumped into a gold Cadillac Escalade and drove it to a gas station next door.

He then hopped out and ran, leaving this vehicle behind.

Police have searched the SUV and come away empty-handed: no weapons were discovered inside and it remains unclear just who owns it.

Detectives are apparently investigating whether the shooting was related to a rivalry with another artist.

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Three people were arrested in May in connection with this shooting.

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One man was detained for questioning on Tuesday morning, but it’s unknown at this time whether he was one of the three involved in the fight.

Younh Dolph released an album in April titled, “Bulletproof,” which was a reference to the shooting in Charlotte.

It ranked number-36 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

He was scheduled to perform at the Marke in South Los Angeles on Thursday before traveling to Georgia to open for hip-hop star 2 Chainz next week. 

We have to assume at this point that he will not be making either of those appearances.


Ric Flair in Critical Condition, Facing “Multiple Organ Problems”

We have an update on the status of wrestling legend Ric Flair.

We just wish it were a more positive update.

As previously reported, Flair was admitted to a hospital near Atlanta last week and then placed in a medically-induced coma as his condition worsened.

He underwent significant surgery, which sources initially connected to past heart problems the former WCW and WWE champion had admitted were a result of heavy drinking over the years.

But Melinda Morris Zanoni, the CEO of Legacy Talent LLC and a close friend of Flair’s, later went on record as saying the issue was NOT heart related.

Either way, Flair came out of the procedure on Monday and has been resting under doctor’s supervision ever since.

This doesn’t mean he’s out of the woods, however.

Wendy Barlow released a statement on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon addressing her fiancee’s ongoing condition and rumors that have circulated online since news of his health surfaced.

“Just want to give an update to my friends and family as I have been unable to talk on the phone without crying and just feel shocked over events,” Barlow wrote, adding;’

“I took Ric to the hospital Friday night with severe abdominal pain. From that moment on it all seems like a nightmare … multiple organ problems.”

Barlow did not specify just what caused these organ problems.

“I want everyone to know he still needs prayers as he is still in critical condition,” she added.

“No, he did not have colon surgery… I don’t know how the media comes up with their stories.

“I have been by his side since Friday and will continue to make sure he is getting the best care possible. Thanks for all of the support and love.”

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It’s unclear at the moment whether or not Flair is still in a coma.

He’s one of the most respected wrestlers of all time, having worked in every major organization over a career than spanned over five decades.

In total, the “Nature Boy” has held 31 championship belts.

A two-time WWE Hall-of-Famer, Flair had been in the news prior to this health scare because ESPN will air a documentary about him in November.

He spoke to reporters about the project just days before he was admitted to the hospital.

We will continue to send our thoughts to Flair’s family and hope he makes a full recovery from whatever ails him.


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