Duggar family news: Josiah Duggar courting Lauren Swanson?

(Facebook/Duggar Family Official)Josiah Duggar is reportedly seeing a new girl, Lauren Swanson.

Another courtship might soon be announced by the Duggar family from "Counting On," since Josiah Duggar is reportedly seeing a new girl - Lauren Swanson.

Swanson, who is a long-time family friend, joined the Duggar family on their recent trip to Australia, according to InTouch Weekly. She was seated beside Josiah the whole time, and she even signed books with them and wrote "Lauren and Josiah Duggar."

Josiah will be the first Duggar kid to enter into a second courtship. Back in 2015, he announced his courtship with another family friend, Marjorie Jackson. However, after just four months, they decided to break things off. It was his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, who offered an update about their split on Facebook.

"Many of you have asked us about Josiah and Marjorie," they wrote. "Both Josiah and Marjorie have enjoyed getting to know each other and to build their friendship over the past months. We are so grateful that they each are seeking the Lord's will for their future. A few weeks ago Marjorie and Josiah agreed to end their courtship, keeping in step with what they believe the Lord's will is."

The Duggar parents said that Josiah and Jackson are grateful for the time they spent together; however, they are still "searching out their futures," all the while seeking "God's will as their first priority."

Josiah later opened up about his break-up with Jackson, and even hinted that they might get back together. However, things never worked out between them. "Marjorie and I had a good time together," Josiah told PEOPLE in 2016. "We were just trying to follow God's lead on everything. She didn't feel that it was the right timing then, so we called it quits for a bit."

"We have time to grow ... you never know," Josiah continued. "But when you think about a girl to marry, you ask what kind of guy she would want to marry and you try to be that kind of guy."

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