When members of TLC’s famous family begin to navigate love and marriage, there are plenty of strict dating and marriage rules that Jim Bob and Michelle expect all of their kids to follow. Courting: Chaperones are required on get-togethers, and only side hugs are allowed.The Duggars don’t “date,” they “court,” oldest brother Josh told PEOPLE in 2014.When it comes to their core convictions, they stand firm.Their belief system certainly takes a certain kind of conviction in order to practice, too, since their list of rules for love and life is not short.Not close enough for any inappropriate touching, obviously, but without another dude in between, which is mandatory during the “just friends” phase. In the wake of the Josh Duggar molestation scandal going public years later, Jim Bob and Michelle gave in interview in which they talked about all of the things they did in its aftermath.In between blaming Josh’s indiscretions on being a curious pubescent boy, they discussed family rules that resulted from this, such as the children no longer being allowed to play co-ed hide and seek.
News has confirmed that Josiah Duggar, 18, has begun courting Marjorie Jackson, 17.
But one of the most bizarre was revealed only recently in an episode in which Joseph and Kendra Caldwell officially started courting. with one of the younger Duggar sitting in between them in the front seat of a pickup truck.
Shortly after the courtship "proposal," she was allowed to slide almost all the way over to Joseph.
With chaperones present, the couple is free to hug but cannot kiss until their wedding day.
The star met Marjorie while taking Spanish lessons from her mother, Analucia.