‘Counting On’: Some Think Jana Duggar’s Recent Instagram Post Reflects Her Immaturity

Jana Duggar is one of the most mysterious members of the Duggar family. Her love life constantly has people puzzled, since she seems to be a fun, outgoing young woman who could easily enter into a courtship with almost anyone she wanted. But instead, Duggar has opted to remain single and do things a bit differently than her siblings. However, now that she’s almost 30 and still living at home, some have noticed her maturity level doesn’t seem to be where it should be.

Jana Duggar with Jessa, Jinger, and Jill Duggar
Jana Duggar, far right, is the only one of her of-age sisters who remains unmarried. | D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

Duggar isn’t allowed to move out until she gets married

The Duggars live a very traditional life that is rooted in religion. And as part of that tradition, the Duggars are not allowed to engage in any intimacy until they are married. Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar keep their children under their roof until they’re married as a way of preventing the kids from feeling any temptation if they were to live unsupervised. For Jana Duggar, this means that even though she is almost 30, she has still never had any kind of romantic interaction with a male. But living under her parents’ roof for so many years — and not experiencing the modern life that most Americans live — might have taken a toll on her maturity.

It seems she has no interest in settling down

Although Duggar has been asked many questions about when she’ll get married, she has always given the same response: She’ll enter a courtship when the right person comes along. However, with all of the Duggar’s reality television fame, it seems hard to believe that the right person hasn’t come along yet. Rather, it’s as though Duggar has more fun living the single life than if she were to get married. On an episode of Counting On, Duggar explained that not being married has allowed her to travel and explore different parts of the country — something her married siblings haven’t had the same freedom to do.

Some think her recent Instagram photo shows her immaturity

Duggar recently posted a photo bringing attention to the new Counting On episode that would air on November 12. In the photo, Duggar is balancing on a stone wall while wearing a green jumper. Though some found the photo adorable, others felt it looked like something a young girl would do rather than a grown woman.

Reddit users debated the photo and whether it meant that Duggar was far too immature for her age. “Remember when we were 13 and we just got MySpace? We used to post ‘modeling’ pictures… And that’s what she’s doing. Except she’s 30,” one Reddit user wrote. “This looks like a picture that could have been taken of me when I was five. The clothes and the pose,” someone else added. “Hope she does not fall. Is she really almost 30?” another user commented. It’s clear people have become concerned with Duggar’s lack of independence from her parents at such an old age.

There were rumors Duggar was courting Lawson Bates — but she is still single

There have been rumors that Duggar was courting Lawson Bates, a member of the Bates family (another very religious, large family with a reality show). He often leaves comments on Duggar’s photos, though the two appear to only be just friends. Fans thought a courtship announcement would have been made by now, but since there has still been nothing, it’s safe to assume Duggar hasn’t found “the one” yet. But whether living under her parents’ roof has actually affected her maturity level and her ability to grow still remains to be seen.