In the latest episode of Counting On, Joseph Duggar’s bride Kendra Caldwell traveled to Kentucky to find the perfect wedding dress for her big day. But, there was something else on the minds of her and her husband-to-be in the days leading up to her walk down the aisle.
Because of the strict Duggar family courting rules, Joseph and Kendra could do nothing more than give each other side hugs, but the closer their wedding day got, the harder it became to keep their hands off each other.
The anticipation began to build for the couple as their wedding day approached, and with their desires running so high, they had to rely on chaperones to keep them from making any mistakes.
“You just start loving each other more and more, and you just get excited about the wedding, but I think having chaperones allows us not to fall,” said Kendra.
Joseph added that his sister Joy-Anna and her husband Austin had been a great example when it comes to relationships, and they advised that things would be harder the closer to the wedding they got. The 23-year-old eventually admitted that his sister and brother-in-law were right.
Joseph confessed to Austin that he spends his evenings with Kendra and then works all day to keep busy and try not think about it. But, it was impossible not to think about his future bride in a sexual manner.
The Duggar courting rules do not allow any physical contact, and the engaged couple doesn’t even get to spend time alone together or have any private communication. So, without any practice beforehand, there would be a huge learning curve when Joseph and Kendra finally tied the knot.
A Counting On producer continued to press the groom on the subject, trying to uncover some cringe-worthy details, and awkwardly asked Joseph what he and Kendra had done to prepare themselves for the physical side of marriage.
He responded by saying they didn’t think they had to educate themselves completely, but if they had questions, there were people they trusted who they could ask. Joseph added that they don’t want to make things difficult and spend their time thinking about all the things they can’t do. But, when they are finally married, it would be more fun to just learn together.
Apparently, the couple learned very quickly, because just weeks after they got married the couple announced they were expecting their first child. Joseph and Kendra will be welcoming a baby boy this summer.
To get more details about Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell and their growing family, tune in to new episodes of Counting On, Monday nights on TLC.