Josiah Duggar and Marjorie Jackson have ended their courtship after four months, PEOPLE confirms.
“Both Josiah and Marjorie have enjoyed getting to know each other and to build their friendship over the past months,” the Duggar family and the Jackson family tell PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. “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. Both are thankful for the time getting to know each other, and their families continue to enjoy each other’s company and close friendship.”
Josiah, 18, revealed exclusively to PEOPLE that he officially entered into a courtship – a Duggar-approved way of dating that has couples get to know each other in preparation for marriage – with Marjorie, 17, on April 6.