But what is courting? According to Jim Bob, 48, its not the same as dating. Courting is getting to know each other in a group setting, he said. With dating, a couple will often pair off alone, and that sometimes leads to a more physical relationship.
What does courting mean for the Duggars?
Those who have been following Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar since the beginning of their reality TV stardom know that courtships are a pretty big deal. For the Counting On family, courting is dating with a purpose — meaning theres always the goal of marriage in mind.
What is chaperoned courtship?
Instead of dating, they practice chaperoned courtship, which encompasses the couple abstaining from any physical contact. Physical contact between young men and women before marriage is not tolerated, and courting between couples is chaperoned.
Is anyone courting in the Duggar family?
As of May 2021, none of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggars children were in a relationship without being married — at least that was public knowledge, that is.