Details about Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald’s wedding continue to leak online, and a recent revelation about their big day has some 19 Kids and Counting fans wondering if the ultra-conservative couple actually dared to dance on their big day.
The Duggar Family Blog recently shared a post titled “Jessa & Ben Go ‘Dancing in the Mine Fields.’ The post was about a song that Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald decided to play at their wedding, “Dancing in the Mine Fields” by Andrew Peterson. The title might not sound very romantic, but the religious song is about marriage. It documents the struggles of a couple who get married young, and it strangely states that saying “I do” is the “beginning of the end.” You can check out the tune below.
The song’s somewhat depressing vibe isn’t what has 19 Kids and Counting fans scratching their heads — it’s the tune’s numerous references to dancing. It even ends with the words, “So in the face of all this chaos, baby, I can dance with you.” This makes it sound like a song that was meant to be danced to.
“That is a great video and song!! I am a little confused about the choice because I thought the Duggars were against dancing though,” one fan wrote.
“I was a bit confused when I read the title as I know the Duggars don’t dance,” another fan commented. “I’m not sure if the Seewalds also have a conviction not to dance.”
However, the actual blog post doesn’t say that Ben Seewald and Jessa Duggar danced to the song at their wedding reception — they just played it during their wedding ceremony.
“Before being pronounced husband and wife at their wedding, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald had the sound engineers play a song that they had carefully selected for their special day. It was Andrew Peterson’s ‘Dancing in the Mine Fields,’ and although it wasn’t written for the Seewalds, it is an appropriate representation of their love story.”
It’s very unlikely that Jessa Duggar or her family members danced at the wedding. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Michelle Duggar has always discouraged her daughters from dancing because it causes “sensual feelings.” Because the Duggar family views dancing as a dirty temptation, Jessa and Ben Seewald probably opted against having a D.J. and dance floor at their wedding reception.
Jessa and Ben’s wedding didn’t just lack dancing — it was also missing the newlywed’s kiss. Jessa and Ben Seewald had never kissed before, so they decided to save themselves from embarrassment by sharing their first smooch in private instead of locking lips in front of their friends, family, and the 19 Kids and Counting camera crew. However, now that the couple has had a little practice, they’re using Instagram to show off their smooching skills.
According to In Touch Weekly, Jessa and Ben recently shared the above photo. It shows the coupling kissing at their November 1 wedding, and it was obviously taken after they shared their first smooch in private.
What do you think of Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald’s wedding song choice and kissing photo?
[Image credits: Jessa Duggar/Instagram]