The couple, who’s been married for 33 years, will be giving a talk titled, “Date Night with the Duggars,” at Grove Bible Church in the central Michigan town — and it will only cost you $15 (plus, dinner is included)! Beforehand, Michelle will be leading a special moms’ Q&A (for anyone who’s looking to parent like a Duggar, it seems).
The pair will no doubt chat about their family’s views on courtship, which is “dating with the intent to marry.” As fans know, they don’t believe in kissing or hand-holding before marriage, and a chaperone is always present on date nights. In fact, Michelle and Jim Bob sometimes participate in group texts with two lovebirds.
“It’s neat to see their conversations,” Jim Bob has said. “Don’t be afraid to get involved in your kids’ relationships.” Michelle added, “The girls have always said they would send any guy who was interested in them to Dad. That’s a good thing — that is such good protection for them.”
The 51-year-old matriarch has also said of their unconventional methods, “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.”
If you plan to attend the talk, prepare to hear some of Michelle and Jim Bob’s secrets to a happy union. The mother-of-19 once revealed that she’s become more spontaneous for her husband. “I realized that [my need to prepare] was squelching Jim Bob’s creativity and fun spirit — both things that I really love about him,” she wrote on her blog. “I had to let go of that urge to plan everything. And when I did, it brought such a wonderful new dimension to our marriage.”
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a night spent talking about courtship and chastity. Sign us up!