Jinger Duggar & Jeremy Vuolo: Are They Moving Too Fast?

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If you watch Counting On online, you know that the second season of TLC's 19 Kids spin-off is largely centered around one Duggar.

Specifically, Jinger Duggar and her blossing romance with her handsome former-pro-soccer-player-turned-pastor fiance, Jeremy Vuolo.

But while Jinge and Jer appear to be fully head-over-heels for one another, it seems that not everyone in her family is quite as psyched

Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo

By all accounts, Jeremy seems like a great guy. The pace at which they seem to be rushing to the altar has caused some issues, though.

We first learned that Jinger and Jeremy were courting back in June.

Just five weeks later, the couple announced their engagement.

Needless to say, the the soon-to-be newlyweds are moving very quickly, even by Duggar standards.

For obvious reasons, that's not unusual in a family in which physical contact beyond hand-holding is prohibited before marriage, and procreation is viewed as the ultimate goal of existence.

Jinger Duggar Gets Excited

All of her older siblings have sprinted past the usual relationship milestones at breakneck speed, but none of them moved quite as 

Now, we know that not everyone is happy with the pace at which Jinger and Jeremy are moving, and it seems the nay-sayers more than happy to make their feelings known.

On this week's episode of Counting On, Jessa Duggar openly admitted that Jeremy is a good friend of her husband, Ben Seewald, she often feels her sister's courtship is moving too quickly.

“Jeremy and Ben are really good friends," Jessa told the camera.

"Ben would say one of his best friends. Now Jeremy’s getting to know my sister. It’s kinda crazy. It feels kinda too fast sometimes for me.”

Jinger's father, Jim Bob Duggar, has similarly made no secret about his misgivings.

Jim Bob and Jeremy Ring Shopping

In fact, he's personally taken his concerns up with Jeremy, telling his future son-in-law that he's concerned Vuolo won't be able to properly support a family on his "modest pastor's salary."

But in fairness, to Jinger and Jeremy, they're really not progressing at a much faster rate than Jinger's older sisters, Jill and Jessa, who also got engaged after very brief courtship periods.

That may be why many fans believe that Jim Bob's issue isn't that Jeremy is moving too fast - it's with Jeremy himself.

And when you look at the relationships of his older daughters, it's not hard to see why:

Jim Bob hand-picked Derick Dillard - who was on a missionary trip at the time - for his daughter Jill, and the couple got engaged before they even met (on a chaste date with Jim Bob serving as chaperone).

Jinger and Jeremy Reunite!

As for Ben Seewald, he was hired by Jim Bob and moved in with the Duggars (in a wing far from the girls' quarters, of course) shortly after he met Jill, thus keeping him squarely under the Duggar patriarch's thumb.

Both men were Arkansas natives who were seriously indebted to JB.

Jeremy, by contrast, is a former pro athlete, and a Philadelphia native who currently resides in Laredo, Texas.

Jim Bob has made it clear that he does not want Jinger moving to Laredo with Jeremy after the wedding, but it seems she's already got her mind made up.

Jim Bob didn't even want the wedding to take place outside of Arkansas, but he's already lost that battle.

Jinger has made it clear that she'll get married wherever she wants - and she recently took a wedding planning trip to Texas.

Looks like Amy Duggar isn't the only (very mildly) rebellious one in the family after all!

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