‘Counting On’: Which Duggar Couple Had the Strictest Courtship Rules?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ben Seewald, Spurgeon Seewald, Jessa Seewald, Jinger Duggar, Joy-Anna Duggar, Jana Duggar, John David Duggar, Josiah Duggar and Joseph Duggar

The
Duggar family
is understood for his or her ultra-conservative Christian beliefs. Over
the years, household followers have been significantly within the idea of
courtship, and the way Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar managed to persuade their
youngsters to avoid
traditional dating in favor of courtships
. To be truthful, not each courtship
is created equally, and a few Duggar children adopted stricter guidelines main as much as
their wedding ceremony day than others. So, which Duggar child had the strictest courtship?
The reply would possibly shock you.

How is a courtship completely different than courting?

The Duggar household believes in courtship as a substitute of conventional
courting. According to the household, courtships are designed to make sure younger
{couples} can keep away from temptation and hold themselves pure till their wedding ceremony date.
In brief, when a pair enters a courtship, they’re merely suggesting that
they’re significantly contemplating marriage. Additional guidelines about bodily
intimacy and alone time are positioned on courting {couples}.

Ben Seewald, Spurgeon Seewald, Jessa Seewald, Jinger Duggar, Joy-Anna Duggar, Jana Duggar, John David Duggar, Josiah Duggar and Joseph Duggar
Ben Seewald, Spurgeon Seewald, Jessa Seewald, Jinger Duggar, Joy-Anna Duggar, Jana Duggar, John David Duggar, Josiah Duggar, and Joseph Duggar | Ida Mae Astute/Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images

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While some courtships finish in breakups, the overwhelming majority of
courtships introduced by the Duggar household have led to marriage. Thus far, household
followers can solely affirm one failed courtship for the Duggar household. Josiah
Duggar courted Marjorie Jackson for a number of months in 2015, earlier than saying
they’d parted methods. He has since moved on and is now married to Lauren
Swanson, though fans
question how happy the couple is together
.

John David Duggar and Abbie Burnett broke a whole lot of courtship
guidelines

John David Duggar and his spouse Abbie Burnett are positively
out of the working for having the strictest courtship. In reality, the couple’s budding
relationship gave the impression to be probably the most relaxed. During an episode of Counting
On
, John and Abbie defined that they have been older than most {couples} when
they first acquired collectively, so they
took some liberties with their courtship rules
.

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The pair engaged in additional bodily contact than the opposite
Duggar {couples}, and whereas they reportedly didn’t kiss till they met on the altar,
they did get pleasure from a bit extra alone time than most {couples} within the household. Rumors
have swirled that the pair even frolicked collectively with no chaperone on extra
than one event, though the duo didn’t affirm or deny these allegations.

Family followers assume Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell had
the strictest courtship

While lots of the Duggar children adopted the identical primary
courtship guidelines, like at all times having chaperones current, some adopted extra
stringent pointers when it got here to bodily contact. Joseph
Duggar and his wife, Kendra Caldwell
, appeared, throughout their courtship, to
be significantly uncomfortable with the idea of touching.

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Inquistr
notes that the couple put a time restrict on how lengthy their hugs may final (three
seconds), and people hugs may by no means be full-frontal hugs. They additionally determined
to not maintain palms whereas within the courtship part, and so they definitely weren’t
allowed to kiss earlier than they walked down the aisle. On high of all these guidelines,
they agreed by no means to be alone collectively, and Joseph wasn’t even allowed to drape
his arm over his woman friend’s shoulder.

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Joseph and Kendra look like probably the most conservative of the
younger Duggar {couples}. Aside from abiding by strict courtship guidelines, the pair
are additionally following the modest costume code that was arrange by the Duggar household
years in the past. Kendra, in contrast to a few her sisters-in-law, doesn’t put on pants.
Fans additionally consider the duo are on
track to provide Jim Bob and Michelle with the most grandchildren
.

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