Duggar daughters are required to exclusively wear dresses and skirts -- so fans were stunned to see newly-married Jinger wearing shorts and pants! "It's just too hard for the guys to try and keep their eyes averted." Michelle has said.
According to reports, her husband gave her permission to do so. Although they've previously said beach trips are forbidden, the family did hit the coast in 2016.
“Having that accountability really keeps things from going in the wrong direction,” Jim Bob says.
“We believe it’s best for them to save the physical part for marriage,” says Michelle.
“That way there’s no regrets.” Rule 6: To court a Duggar girl, you have to go through Dad.
“But they have committed to waiting for the first kiss till marriage,” Jim Bob says.
They will also wait until they are engaged before they hold hands.
The couple planned to tie the knot on October 28, but they've reportedly bumped the date up -- to this weekend.
The Daily Mail reports that despite a planned seven-month engagement, the couple will wed on Saturday, May 20. An insider says that the wedding will be held close to the Duggars' large compound in Arkansas, where most of Joy-Anna's 18 siblings still live.
Rule 1: Courting is not dating; it’s “dating with a purpose.” There are two main distinctions that make dating different than courting, says Jim Bob.
Dating is spending time with someone alone, not necessarily with the end goal of marriage.
In a new pre-Mother's Day video created for Michelle, several daughters express their gratitude for their mom.
After thanking her Michelle for helping her plan her upcoming wedding, Joy-Anna is shown smiling into the eyes of her future husband and saying, "I can't wait to be a mother myself." It's unclear when the video was filmed.
All of the Duggar boys have been chaperones to Ben and Jessa, even the younger ones who will go along with them to a coffee shop or out to dinner. Since Ben lives about four hours away from the Duggars, he asked if he could text Jessa.