17 kids and counting duggar dating rules
It’s fun to be involved in the whole process in choosing it.” See an exclusive preview of the new season of TLC's "19 Kids & Counting," premiering April 1 (9 p.m.ET) on TLC, which will feature both Jill and Jessa's courtship experiences.They will also wait until they are engaged before they hold hands.“We believe it’s best for them to save the physical part for marriage,” says Michelle.The Duggar family's unusual dating rules have been well documented, and have been well before the family was embroiled in scandals.It was an abrupt and stunning fall from grace when Josh Duggar's child molestation history - and rampant adultery - was first exposed.And just like a high stakes basketball game, the Duggars’ style of courting involves plenty of rules, plus refereeing done under the watchful eyes of dad Jim Bob and mom Michelle.caught up with Jim Bob and Michelle to learn more about their views on courting.
While the four oldest Duggar daughters – Janna, Jill, Jessa and Jinger – wrote the book “Growing Up Duggar: It’s All About Relationships,” there is one person they turn to before they will even consider a courtship: Dad.
The Duggars say that their daughters are committed to always having a chaperone with them, whether it’s Jim Bob and Michelle, or any of their siblings.
“Having that accountability really keeps things from going in the wrong direction,” Jim Bob says.
Dating is spending time with someone alone, not necessarily with the end goal of marriage.
Not so with courtship, which is carefully monitored and not for the commitment-phobic.