Duggar Parents Go On Triple Date "Etiquette Dinner" With Daughters

The Duggar parents went on a triple date with their daughters that featured an etiquette dinner lesson on Tuesday's episode of 19 And Counting. Jim Bob, 48, and his wife Michelle, 47, took 23-year-old bride-to-be Jill, and her fiance Derick Dillard, and their daughter Jessa, 21, along with her boyfriend Ben Seewald, out for the etiquette lesson.

They were greeted at the door of a stately home by etiquette coach Susan, her daughter Natalie and the family dog George W. Derick recently returned from a missionary in Nepal and told a giggling Jill that he was a little worried.

'I was really nervous. I've been in a country where we ate with our hands for two years,' Derick said.

According to their beliefs, only once a couple has committed to their engagement are they permitted to hold hands for the first time, and they have to wait until their wedding day before sharing their first kiss. The etiquette lesson started with Susan telling the men to pull out chairs for the ladies while she advised the women to always enter the table from the left.

Ben, 19, wanted to offer a toast and declared a 'toast to love' at the table. Jessa meanwhile tried to discreetly help out Ben who was stabbing his chicken by showing him proper eating utensils technique.


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