Counting On‘s Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar are eager to marry off one of their teenage sons. And that leaves three older brothers and one older sister unwed. Fans are questioning why Jim Bob and his sweetheart Michelle are in such a hurry to get their 17-year-old son to tie the knot.
Counting On: Jim Bob Duggar & Michelle Duggar’s Odd Behavior
It isn’t uncommon to see a young Duggar start courting on Counting On. But what is strange is that it is Justin Duggar that Jim Bob and fellow parent Michelle are matching. That means that not only is their single sister, Jana Duggar, unwed before him, but that leaves Jason Duggar, Jeremiah Duggar, and Jedidiah Duggar without wives.
The fact that Justin is only seventeen has some people raising their eyebrows. But his birthday is in November, so he will be eighteen then. And that leads many Counting On watchers to conclude that this is a normal age for Duggar children. The fact that the older siblings aren’t marrying off is the strange part.
Some viewers think Jim Bob Duggar and his wife Michelle Duggar, have other plans for their single children above Justin Duggar. Afterall, Jedidiah Duggar is running for Arkansas state representative. And some viewers think they want him to further their agendas in the political arena. Jason has been out campaigning for him and helping him put up signs.
Justin Duggar Lets the Cat Out of the Bag
There have been rumors flying for months now, but no one knew who was courting. Since Counting On recently aired the episode about Jana Duggar, everyone thought she would be the one starting to court—finally. But the episode was mainly about how they set up a greenhouse for Jana. And to update people about Jana’s new relaxed standards for a husband—like no longer needing to be an Arkansas resident.
No one thought Justin would be the one to drop a courting announcement. At the end of the last episode of the TLC show, they brought Justin on to hear his news. And promos teased that someone was courting.
Besides the fact that they gave it away at the end of the show, there is other proof. Counting On kid Justin made an anonymous profile and reviewed his brother’s businesses. And the kicker was that he was standing cheek to cheek with a girl giving her a side hug in his photo which is only allowed if you’re in a serious courtship.
Counting On Update: Jim Bob & Michelle Need More Drama
When fans go wild about Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar’s antics, it doesn’t upset them. In fact, it seems like this gets them excited because it’s likely to draw in better ratings. Despite the fact that the pandemic is about to hit in the show’s timeline, it seems like Justin found some time to cozy up.
Now fans feel confused about Counting On star Jim Bob’s strategies for marrying off children. Is it becoming okay with Michelle and her husband for them to move out when they want to—like Jed and Jer? Or do their parents encourage them to stay home for as long as possible like Jana?
Whatever the case, fans want to see Jim Bob and his co-parent Michelle explain this courtship.
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