The previous few months have been fairly eventful for Counting On star Justin Duggar. In the present’s September finale, he introduced he was courting Claire Spivey. On November 15, the 14th little one of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar turned 18 years outdated. The subsequent day, Justin and Claire introduced their engagement. Among the entire huge information, Justin additionally made a significant transfer. But Counting On followers fully missed it.
The ‘Counting On’ star is the youngest Duggar ever to announce an engagement
Since the Duggar kids made their actuality TV debut in 2008, followers have witnessed 9 engagement bulletins, eight weddings, and 19 being pregnant bulletins. That quantity doesn’t even embody Michelle’s two pregnancies that turned 17 Kids & Counting into 19 Kids & Counting.
Justin has eight married siblings. But at 18 years and 1 day, he’s the youngest Duggar ever to announce an engagement. Before Justin, his sister Joy-Anna was the youngest to get engaged. She introduced her engagement to Austin Forsyth and bought married when she was simply 19.
Justin and Claire, 19, have really been collectively for 14 months, which suggests they began courting when he was simply 16 and she or he was 17. If they observe in his siblings’ footsteps, they may most definitely be married inside just a few months. Of course, followers will anticipate a being pregnant announcement not lengthy after.
Justin Duggar joined Claire Spivey’s church in Fort Worth, Texas
Between his 18th birthday and the engagement announcement, Counting On followers completely missed the truth that Justin simply joined Claire’s church. As The Hollywood Gossip factors out, it seems that Justin is taking a web page out of his sister Jinger’s playbook and is transferring to Texas.
When she first married Jeremy Vuolo, Jinger Duggar moved to Laredo, Texas the place Jeremy was the pastor of a church. The couple now lives in Los Angeles, California, and Jinger is the one Duggar who presently lives exterior of Arkansas.
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But, that’s going to alter very quickly. According to an announcement made on his 18th birthday, Justin has joined Fairbank Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. It seems that this church congregation additionally has excessive fundamentalist beliefs identical to the Duggars.
“Justin Duggar has indicated to me he would like to join the church,” pastor David Waller mentioned on Sunday, November 15, in a sermon to his congregation.But earlier than we let him be a part of, I believe we have to sing comfortable birthday — is it today? The huge 18, comfortable birthday, Justin.”
“Justin had indicated he has trusted Christ as his Lord and savior,” Waller introduced. “He has been biblically baptized, and we have talked a little bit.”
A former ‘Counting On’ star reveals why the Duggars get married so younger
Pastor Waller advised his congregation that he spoke to each Justin and Claire earlier than the Sunday service as a result of he “wanted to hear their testimony and what God is doing in their lives.” He then made a movement to simply accept Justin as a member of the Fairbank Baptist Church, and the congregation authorized it.
“We are so blessed to have Justin join us here,” Waller Gushed. “And we’re so excited for what God is doing here. It’s contagious what is happening in this church, it’s all your fault you married folk, you’re all too happy and married.”
Waller then famous that “a lot of young people” had been enthusiastic about what God is doing of their lives. He inspired his congregation to hope for the younger individuals of their church to discover a Godly partner, keep pure, and concentrate on the Lord.
But in accordance with Justin’s brother-in-law Derick Dillard, there’s one more reason why the Duggars get married so younger. When a fan requested the Counting On stars had been in such a rush to get married, Derick replied, “Because we want to have sex.”
Episodes of Counting On can be found on Hulu.