“Our family has been through some big changes,” Jessa Duggar says in the opening moments of this trailer for TLC’s Counting On Season 4.
She is not kidding.
Perhaps most notably, Joy-Anna Duggar’s 22-year-old boyfriend (now fiance) Austin Forsyth is clearly gearing up to propose to her.
Joy’s sisters, Jessa and Jill Duggar, know what’s up, explaining to fans that Austin’s family has its own set of rules regarding his future.
His dad, Jessa says, asked him to “flip” five houses before he settles down and gets married … and he has been working like a madman!
“They are working on house number five,” Jessa says, “right now.”
Joy-Anna got engaged to Forsyth earlier this month, so when he is shown asking Joy’s father, Jim Bob, for permission, clearly he got it.
It seems as if Jim Bob wasn’t entirely thrilled about it, though.
When Austin asks if he can have JBD’s blessing to “ask for her hand,” the Duggar patriarch says simply “wow,” and looked … like this.
Nothing like an eye roll when asking your girl’s dad this.
But hey, all’s well that ends well, and he either relented or came around. Joy-Anna’s wedding date is set (supposedly) for this fall.
Assuming they marry this year, she would become the youngest Duggar daughter bride of the four thus far at the age of just 19.
Jill Duggar was 23 on her wedding day, while Jessa was 21; Jinger was 22. Matriarch Michelle Duggar was only 17, FWIW.
In addition to Joy’s engagement, the trailer for Season 4 shines a light on Jinger’s new life in Texas with her husband, Jeremy Vulolo.
There, the two newlyweds are clearly over the moon simply being together, as the dude gets a little too excited about fresh mozzarella.
Not a euphemism, that really happened.
Somehow, we guessing the news of Josh and Anna Duggar’s fifth child will be on the back burner, but there’s a lot else to cover.
The upcoming season will also feature Jill’s second pregnancy, though it’s unclear how much of Season 4 she will be involved in.
She, husband Derick and son Israel are in Central America on their mission trip, so it will be interesting to see what role she has.
In other pregnancy news, the show will take us behind the scenes of Jessa’s pregnancy and the arrival of son Henry Wilberforce.
As the footage below – TLC’s and what looks like Ben’s phone at times – shows, the delivery was every bit as intense as you’d think.
Check it out and see for yourself: