If you watch Counting On online, then you know that yet another Duggar daughter may soon be headed for the altar.
Joy-Anna Duggar is courting Austin Forsyth these days, and the relationship seems to be going well, which means the young couple is probably talking marriage after just a few months together.
(Duggar kids move fast once they find someone. You would too, if you weren't permitted any form of physical contact with the opposite sex until your wedding night.)
The fact that Duggar courtships usually lead to marriage puts a lot of pressure on these young couples, and the situation is made even more stressful by the tradition of the guys asking permission from Jim Bob Duggar before they even ask one of his daughters out on date.
Yes, some old school families still practice the custom of dudes asking the dad's permission before proposing, but young men hoping to court a Duggar daughter need Jim Bob's blessing just to escort her to a G-rated movie.
Fortunately, in the clip below, Austin seems well acquainted with this practice, and he comports himself admirably:
“I came over tonight to ask Mr. Jim Bob if Joy and I could start an official relationship,” he explains to the camera.
“I’m hoping that Mr. Jim Bob will say yes, but he’s said in the past that it might be a little while, so Lord willing he’ll say yes.”
Asked by Jim Bob what he likes about Joy-Anna, Austin has this to say:
“You know, over the years, I have just been watching and I really admire her heart for the Lord and her character. She’s such a diligent worker.
"She gets all the younger siblings working. She’s a good delegator,” says Joy-Anna’s suitor, adding, “and then, of course, her beauty.”
Okay, telling a guy who like his daughter's beauty is a little weird, but so is the whole damn situation.
Check it out in the clip below: