‘Counting On’ Critics Think the Duggar Daughters Have Ruined Marriage For Their Younger Sisters

by Jeremy Spirogis
‘Counting On’ Critics Think the Duggar Daughters Have Ruined Marriage For Their Younger Sisters

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar take marriage very significantly. Their children are solely allowed to court docket, not date, which implies they will solely get to know somebody with the intention of marrying them. Recently, although, among the Duggar husbands have confirmed to be totally different than followers initially thought — with Derick Dillard eradicating his household from the Duggar sphere altogether.

Now, critics assume these marriages will have an effect on how Jim Bob judges potential companions for his daughters down the street.

Jessa, Jinger, Jill, and Jana Duggar | D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

Every Duggar courtship wants the Jim Bob seal of approval

When the Duggars flip 18, they’re formally at courting age. From there, they’re allowed to enter right into a courtship at any time — so long as the individual they’re courting has obtained the OK from their father. Jim Bob retains shut tabs on whom his youngsters enter these partnerships with, and the potential spouses should meet sure standards to be allowed to pursue a Duggar.

Jim Bob requires that his youngsters solely court docket individuals who uphold the identical spiritual values because the Duggar household. There has been some flexibility in who Jim Bob permits his children so far (Ben Seewald is just not Baptist, and Jeremy Vuolo had a a lot much less sheltered childhood than the Duggars).

There have been rumors of stress between Derick Dillard and Jim Bob Duggar.

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Derick Dillard and Jeremy Vuolo haven’t saved their households shut with the Duggars

Jill Duggar married Derick Dillard in 2014; the 2 have been launched by way of Jim Bob, and he and Dillard had a superb relationship. However, over time, Dillard started to problem Jim Bob’s authority because the patriarch of the household, and it reportedly created stress between the 2. Dillard finally eliminated his household from Counting On as a result, and now, the Dillards don’t affiliate a lot with Jill Duggar’s dad and mom.

Jeremy Vuolo married Jinger Duggar in 2016, and whereas they nonetheless have a superb relationship with Michelle and Jim Bob, they have been fast to depart the nest after their marriage ceremony. Jinger moved to Texas, then to Los Angeles, the place she now wears pants, dyes her hair, and watches tv, none of which have been allowed earlier than she wed.

Jeremy Vuolo is extra mainstream than the Duggars.

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Critics assume Jim Bob may turn into pickier about who his youngsters court docket

Though Jim Bob appears to solely be at odds with Dillard, he may not have anticipated Vuolo to permit Jinger to take action many issues she as soon as couldn’t. And now, critics of the present assume his older daughters’ marriages will power him to turn into extra stern with who he permits his future daughters to court docket.

Critics thought Jim Bob may turn into harsher about his children’ future marriages “because of people like Derick” — leading to a extra intense analysis of potential suitors. Others agreed. “Jim bob probably feels like he’s [messed] up both Jill and Jinger… They aren’t living the hardcore [fundamentalist] life that [Michelle and Jim Bob] want them to,” one person wrote on Reddit. Other critics inspired the youthful daughters to disassociate from their dad and mom as soon as they’re sufficiently old in an effort to dwell a extra mainstream life.

Ultimately, it’s unclear if Jim Bob will re-evaluate the lads who need to court docket his daughters, although some are satisfied he doesn’t love the entire selections his sons-in-law have made.

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