‘Counting On’: Did Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Arrange Son Josiah’s Marriage?

Counting On‘s Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar are known as being over the top parents. But would they go as far as to arrange a marriage? Some fans say these overreaching parents did arrange a marriage to calm down one of their sons.

Counting On: Jim Bob Duggar Has the Final Say

Jim Bob Duggar from Counting On obviously maintains his stronghold on the family. But how far could his reach go? Would he be able to give the final say on one of his children’s marriages? Many people know about the familiar practice of asking for a daughter’s hand in marriage, but it goes beyond this common practice.

It seems that Josiah Duggar was giving the Duggar family a little bit of trouble. Josiah was posting things on social media that the family didn’t want anyone to see. But, according to reports, Jim Bob made sure to scrub those things from the internet, and brought someone into his life to settle him down. Fans noticed that Josiah and Lauren Duggar wanson have joint social media accounts, so maybe this is why.

Counting On: Josiah Duggar - Lauren Swanson

Michelle Duggar Has More to Do With It Than Many Know

Michelle Duggar from Counting On shows herself to the world as a quiet and kind person. She does admit to having faults. But she definitely backs her husband up on the controlling nature of their relationship with their grown children as well as their young children.

When Josiah started causing problems for the family, fans of the show Counting On know she on board. Jim Bob went to Lauren Swanson’s father and they agreed on the marriage. Sources do say that Lauren did agree to the courtship. But, friends say that the two fathers had the final say in what happened.

Counting On: Josiah Duggar - Lauren Swanson

Counting On: Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar Continue to Rule

Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson did get married and they now have a child together. You’ll see many of the photos of the young couple looking very in love. But some wonder if there was love there in the beginning. Or did Counting On‘s Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob require them to get married without having any feelings for each other?

Much of Michelle and Jim Bob’s control continues, even as the children grow up and marry. Many of Michelle and Jim Bob’s manipulative actions continue. Some children like Jill Duggar get out from under their parent’s thumb. But others are still very much involved with their parents and are following their wishes.

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