The kids from 19 Kids and Counting aren’t kids anymore!
The Duggars are growing up, and the oldest kids are getting married and having children at lightening speeds. Even fans are having a hard time keeping up with all the weddings, engagements, and baby news — from Jinger Duggar’s wedding to Joy-Anna’s engagement.
Fortunately, we made a guide to help you navigate the massive family, and we’ll keep updating it as more Duggar kids get engaged and married off. Oh yes, you’re welcome.
Jinger married Jeremy Vuolo in 2016. (Instagram)
But before you sink your teeth into the latest news from the Duggars, there are some important facts you need to know about the reality TV family, who are quite conservative when it comes to relationships and marriage. The Duggars don’t believe in dating — they court. Courting simply means “dating with the intent to marry.” However, there are rules, which they explained during an episode of 19 and Counting.
They don’t believe in kissing or hand-holding before marriage, and dates are always accompanied with a chaperone. Parents Jim Bob and Michelle are always highly involved in the courting process, sometimes even participating in group texts between the two lovebirds.
“It’s neat to see their conversations,” Jim Bob said about being included in his kids’ text conversations. “Don’t be afraid to get involved in your kids’ relationships.”
“The girls have always said they would send any guy who was interested in them to Dad,” Michelle said. “That’s a good thing – that is such good protection for them.”
The Duggar girls have really grown up! (Instagram)
But what happens when a courtship fails? According to Jim Bob and Michelle, half of courtships don’t turn into marriages — and that’s OK.
“There is no failed courtship,” said Michelle. “A parent that loves and cares for their children, they want the best relationship for their child. It’s fun to be involved in the whole process in choosing it.”
Check out the gallery to see which Duggar kids are getting married and having kids.
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