While the Duggar family seems to be enjoying plenty of fame these days, there's a lot about them that critics don't like. From their conservative values to the fact that their family is one of the biggest most people have ever seen, plenty of controversy swirls around them. But when it comes to relationships and marriage, fans can't exactly argue against the Duggars' habits. Who'd have thought that the little Duggar kiddos from the family's TLC show would have grown up so quickly and started growing their own families before most of them even turned 25? Of course, marrying relatively young is one of the Duggar fam tenets, and that has earned them some questions from followers, too. The thing is, the Duggars take relationships and dating seriously, as marriage is the end goal for all the Duggar youth.
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar Reveal Strict Rules of Courtship: No Holding Hands, No Kissing!
Does the 'Bringing Up Bates' Family Abide By the Same Strict Courtship Rules As the Duggars?
Fans are continually shocked by how antiquated the rules of dating a Duggar really are. Here are the courtship rules that must be followed. We are so thrilled for John and Abbie! Click the link in our bio to see the message from the newlyweds! While modern dating involves casual get-togethers that may eventually lead to marriage, the Duggar kids have marriage on the brain from the beginning. Courtship involves a lot more commitment and seriousness and is not to be viewed lightly. Instead, all courtships must first be approved by Jim Bob himself.
The Bizarre Dating Rules the Duggars Have to Follow
Anybody who is at least a little bit familiar with the Duggar family knows that they live a life that is pretty different than everybody else. The Duggars had their own and pretty popular reality show called 19 Kids and Counting and yes, you are guessing right, it was about two parents and their 19 kids. They live a very religious life of modesty and they have developed a very specific set of rules that every single member of the family has to follow.
Are the Duggars getting with the times and letting go of their ultra-strict courtship rules? It sounds crazy to say, but some fans think the Duggar patriarch is starting to loosen up a little bit about dating. According to forum users at Previously.