Josiah Duggar & Lauren Swanson: Breaking Courtship Rules ... In Front of His Parents?!

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Last week, we learned that Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson are engaged.

Obviously, this means another Duggar wedding is on the way.

But for the young couple, it might mean something even more immediate and important

Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson Photo

You see, according to Duggar courtship rules, Josiah and Lauren are allowed a bit more physical contact know that they're engaged.

In other words, the couple went from barely being able to touch at all to holding hands for brief periods and engaging in "side-hugs."

What they are not allowed to do, however, is paw at each other like lustful wildebeests in heat!

And from the way fans are reacting to a new video of the couple, you'd think that's exactly what they're doing:

The clip below appeared on the Duggars' website earlier this week:

“I know Josiah feels very honored that you have accepted him as your fiancé," Michelle tells an obviously nervous and reticent Lauren.

“I’m really looking forward to marrying you,” Josiah says at one point.

“And starting a new life and a new journey together with you along that path with me.”

Lauren continues to smile sheepishly, and at one point manages to remark that she's "speechless."

Then she saves herself by blurting out "God is good" at the end of the video.

Needless to say, even at a scant 90 seconds, it's a pretty boring clip.

Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson Pic

Or at least it would be, were it not for the fact that Josiah and Marjorie maintain physical contact the whole time, which has caused some Duggar fans to lose their freakin' minds.

As you can see, Lauren has her hands on Josiah's arm throughout the clip.

Since this is the Duggars we're talking about, that was sufficient to whip some fans into a frenzy:


“I can feel the sexual tension between these 2 from here! They wanna do it, ASAP," wrote another.

Lauren Swanson with Josiah Duggar

Yes, a little thumb-on-arm action is all it takes to get Duggar fans envisioning the wedding night.

It's an extreme read on a very innocuous video, but in a sense, the Duggars invite this sort of fixation by talking so much about their premarital restrictions.

So are Josiah and Lauren breaking the rules of courtship here?

Not exactly, but they're probably going a bit further than Michelle and Jim Bob would prefer.

Though come to think of it, just by being in the same room, they're going further than Michelle and Jim Bob would prefer.

Watch Counting On online for a refresher course on the Duggar Rules For Sexual Frustration. 

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