Engagements, Scandals, and Pregnancies: Every Time the Duggars Made Us Cringe
The Duggar family from TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting is known for their ultra-conservative way of living. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, the parents of the pack, set some strict dating rules for their family. They’re not allowed date in the traditional sense; instead, they “court.” That means no kissing until marriage, Jim Bob’s approval is always required, and chaperoning at all times is a must.
Despite their strict rules, the reality TV family constantly finds themselves in the headlines for their controversial behavior. From their engagements to scandals to pregnancies, these are the most cringe-worthy moments from the Duggar family.
7. Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson’s engagement after six weeks of courting
21-year-old Josiah Duggar and 18-year-old Lauren Swanson announced they began courting on Jan. 23, 2018, and after only six weeks, the young couple has become engaged. Their rapid engagement comes as a bit of a surprise. After all, Swenson admitted she was “totally shocked” when Josiah first asked her to join him in courtship.
According to Us Weekly, she admitted that they were still “learning about each other.” However, their decision to court came by “putting God first and ourselves second.”
Next: Fans were convinced she broke the rules of courting.