It’s been two months since Josiah Duggar got engaged to Lauren Swanson, and while there’s been no public talk of wedding specifics, Josiah and Lauren would like the world to know that they’re still very much in love.
Lauren turned 21 over the weekend, and Josiah made it clear that he’s more in love with her than ever in a heartfelt Instagram post.
“There are not enough words to express what you mean to me and how much I love you!” Josiah wrote alongside the photo above.
“You are the best gift God has given to me. Happy Birthday, Lauren!” he added.
“I will love and cherish you all the days of your life. -Your man, Si.”
Needless to say, fans loved Josiah’s kind words.
Josiah and Lauren are currently keeping a tight lid on their wedding plans, but fans expect them to tie the knot sooner rather than later.
After all, these two have been moving very quickly since day one of their relationship.
Just six weeks after the world learned that Josiah and Lauren were courting, the young couple revealed that they had gotten engaged.
The Duggars were just as effusive in their praise for Swanson when they announced the engagement on Facebook:
“We are so excited to announce that Josiah and Lauren are officially engaged!” they wrote.
“We have known Lauren and her family for a very long time and have seen how she has grown in her knowledge and understanding of the Lord,” the statement continued.
“She is a wonderful, caring, compassionate young lady, full of zeal for Christ. We are very thankful for her.”
The Duggars went on to state that Josiah and Lauren are eager to tie the knot:
‘We are looking forward to another Duggar wedding soon!”
Josiah’s in an unprecedented position, as he’s the first Duggar of his generation to engage in multiple courtships.
The vast majority of romantic relationships result in marriage in the Duggars’ community, so Josiah no doubt found it difficult to find someone to confide in after his breakup.
Fans were stunned when the 21-year-old abruptly ended his courtship with Marjorie Jackson back in 2015.
The couple never made a formal announcement.
Instead, Duggar watchers arrived at the conclusion that they had broken up based on the fact that Josiah removed every photo of Marjorie from his Instagram page.
It was an unexpected move, but those who know Josiah best say he’ll likely continue to toss out his family’s traditions in favor of doing things his own way.
Like his sister Jinger, Josiah is a bit of a rebel, and a source close to the family tells us that he’ll likely “be the next one to bust out.”
Sources close to the family say there are concerns that Josiah will reject his family’s belief system once he’s married and out of the house.
We guess that’s just one more reason to look forward to the next Duggar wedding!
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