Marjorie Jackson Proves There's Life After Duggars: I'm So Much Happier Single!

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Take note, Derick Dillard, Jill Duggar, and everyone else who's been cast out of Jim Bob's kingdom:

It is possible to move on and even thrive without the fundamentalist fame that only Arkansas' most sanctimonious blowhard can bestow:

Marjorie Jackson: Single and Thriving

In fact, Marjorie Jackson is living proof that life after Duggars can be vastly superior to life under Jim Bob's thumb.

You may remember Marjorie from her brief courtship with Josiah Duggar.

The relationship didn't work out, making Josiah the only Duggar of his generation to enter a courtship that did not end in marriage.

Josiah Duggar and Marjorie Jackson Pic

(Or perhaps we should say the only Duggar that we know of. Jana Duggar says she's dated several men, but managed to keep all of the relationships private.)

Fortunately, it seems that both parties have no regrets about the way things turned out.

These days, Josiah is married to Lauren Swanson.

Josiah Duggar With Family

The couple recently welcomed their first child.

Marjorie, on the other hand, is still single.

However, because she wasn't raised to buy into the Duggars' fixation on marriage and breeding, that doesn't appear to be a problem.

Marjorie Jackson: Josiah Duggar Ex

A funny, articulate career woman, Marjorie would have been a different type of Duggar wife, which is one of the reasons that fans were so excited to see her join the family.

And, perhaps, also one of the reasons it didn't work out.

She's still wildly popular on Instagram, where she documents her life full of travel, friends, fun, and fulfillment to the delight of her 13 thousand followers.

Marjorie Jackson In Vegas

Marjorie has written a book called Devoted: A Girl’s 31-Day Guide to Good Living with a Great God, and she has a second one, entitled The Devoted Life, on the way.

She also dabbles in art and has made a name for herself as a popular social media personality and public speaker.

Not bad for a 22-year-old.

Marjorie E. Jackson

More important than her career success, however, is the fact that Marjorie seems to take a tremendous amount of joy in her life.

This summer found her attending her younger sister's wedding (below), jet-skiing on a local lake (below), and generally making the most of her time with family and friends.

Again, it's good to be Marj.

Marjorie Jackson and Little Sister

"Little sis’s wedding pics finally arrived & now we’re reliving that beautiful day all over again!" she captioned the photo above.

There have been rumors that Marjorie is still friends with Josiah's sisters.

In particular, fans seem to be convinced that she's maintained close ties with Jinger Duggar.

Marjorie Jackson on the Water

However, there's no evidence of these friendships on Marjorie's Instagram page.

That said, the idea that Marjorie would still be on at least civil terms with the Duggar girls is not so far-fetched.

She still shares the family's core values, and she and Josiah appear to have parted on good terms.

Marjorie Jackson in a Swimsuit

We may never know what caused the breakup of the first Duggar courtship since the world learned what Duggar courtships were.

Maybe it was something scandalous. Maybe it was just a case of two young people who weren't a great fit after all.

Whatever the case, it seems Marjorie is doing just fine on her own.

Marjorie Jackson on a Boat

And we're sure - or at least we would hope - Duggar fans around the world continue to wish her all the best.

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