Watch: Joy-Anna Duggar's Family Worries She's Too Young to Marry Austin Forsyth in 'Counting On' Clip

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Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth tied the knot in May, but it appears some of the 19-year-old's family members had a few reservations beforehand.

In a new clip from the Duggar family's TLC show, Counting On, Jessa (Duggar) Seewald expresses her concerns over her sister's young age, noting that Joy-Anna is the youngest of the Duggar girls to be courting.

"Joy is 19, so she's the youngest one of all of us girls so far to be in a courtship — and now on the edge of an engagement," the 24-year-old said in an on-camera interview.

"I think it's sort of young, but she's very mature for her age and they've known each other for a long time," she continued. "So I think she and Austin are ready for this next step whenever it comes about."

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Also in the clip, Forsyth, who is 23, asked Joy-Anna's father, Jim Bob Duggar, for permission to marry her.

“It’s a good thing you stopped by today, because I’ve been wanting to talk to you about something,” he said. “Well, you know this is my fifth house and [I have a] commitment with my dad about selling it before I can get married. I really know that the Lord has brought Joy and I’s path together, and I’ve seen him working firsthand — I wanted to ask for your blessing for her hand in marriage.”

Jim Bob simply replied, "wow," before adding, “Austin, that’s a big step.”

"I think it was about a year ago that you came and asked me for permission to get to know Joy on a closer friendship level," he continued. "I can’t believe it’s been a year.”

Clearly, everything worked out, as Joy-Anna and her beau are now officially married.

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