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When Jinger Duggar married Jeremy Vuolo, her family suspected that this would not be the typical Duggar union.

In many important ways, Jinger and Jeremy were defiantly different from her siblings and their spouses.

Even more distressing for Jim Bob was the fact that the young couple seemed to have no interest in eventually conforming to the Duggar way of life.

No doubt the Duggar patriarch braced himself for frequent acts of defiance from the Vuolos.

But it seems unlikely that Jim Bob anticipated the extent to which Jinger and Jeremy would break from tradition and blaze their own trail.

The Duggars like to create the impression that they’ve come to accept and embrace the Vuolos differences.

But as this week’s episode of Counting On reminded us, that’s very much not the case: