Michelle, Jim Bob Duggar Teach Jessa, Ben How to Kiss, Offer Marriage Counseling: Watch Now (If You Dare!)

Most kids are creeped out when their parents get too touchy-feely in front of them, but not Jessa Duggar. The 19 Kids and Counting star, 22, sought out marriage advice from her parents Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar on the Tuesday, March 17 episode of the family’s hit TLC reality series. 

The clip, which was filmed before Jessa and Ben Seewald’s November nuptials, featured the elder couple talking about how they communicate in their 30-year marriage. 

Jessa and Ben
Ben Seewald and Jessa Duggar discuss their communication habits on 19 Kids and Counting.

“Both of you’ll like the physical relationship, but [for] the guy [it] will be kind of like the main focus,” patriarch Jim Bob told the couple. “But for a woman, communicating is the most important thing, and so taking time each day to communicate, that will mean the world to her.”

Jessa and Ben went on to explain how they express their feelings to one another, highlighting their strengths and shortcomings. 

Duggars kissing
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar demonstrate how to kiss for Jessa Duggar and her fiance Ben Seewald on 19 Kids and Counting.

“I think we communicate pretty well, what do you think?” Jessa asked her fiancé.

“Yeah, we like to talk, but it’s more than just talking. You can be talking, but you’ve also got to communicate,” Ben added. 

Jim Bob then grabbed his wife Michelle to display how to properly kiss, including the necessary head tilts.  

“Y’all are so cute!” Jessa — who did not kiss her now-husband until their wedding day — exclaimed. 

Watch the clip for Ben’s explanation on why they decided to wait! (Also, spoiler alert: The couple eventually waited until their wedding night for their first kiss to avoid doing it in front of a crowd.)

19 Kids and Counting airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on TLC. 

Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!

Want stories like these delivered straight to your phone? Download the Us Weekly iPhone app now!