Duggar Family Dating Rules: Side-Hugs, Boundaries, Interrogations & More!

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When it came time to find a mate for life, Jessa Duggar followed her family's advice. She got engaged to Ben Seewald last week, so it clearly worked.

Earlier this year, Jill Duggar married Derick Dillard, having not only taken her dad's approach to dating - sorry, courting - but having him set her up!

Fans of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting know the family's views of love and relationships may seem extreme, but they feel they're onto something.

The Duggars' approach goes go far beyond their rules of chaperoned dates, no hand-holding until you get engaged, and saving your first kiss until marriage.

It's about making a deep connection, and keeping it.

By setting boundaries, establishing accountability and making it a family-wide affair, here are five Duggar Family rules for dating that will make love last:

It's Called COURTING!
Dating means you're shopping around, says Jim Bob Duggar, while courtship is the path toward marriage. Courting is getting to know each other in a group setting, both families spending time together and the couple setting goals together to determine if they are meant to marry or not.

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It's about CONTROL. Connection my foot.


And is El creepy and Saint Michelle inviting Bill Gothard to the wedding? It would be a smorgasbord for the dirty mongrel!


buncha sick naive americans!!

@ forrest gump

Only someone sick and naive themselves would think they, because their rules protect their children and show they love them. How many of their children have HAD to get married, had children out of wedlock, or have even had a problem with the law as little as a speeding ticket?
So they must be doing something right pal, something lame brains with children always pregnant and always in trouble with the law could learn from - and should, for the sake of their children and their children's futures.

@ Y. U. B. Ridikulus

I agree with Forrest Gump ! As for you, how many of your so called Christian leaders have been charged and jailed for disgusting acts..... Many ! Praying and clutching a bible doesn't make you perfect.

The Duggar Family Quotes

Be available. Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls. - Michelle Duggar

When you've missed [sex] for seven days, you look forward to it even more! - Michelle Duggar