“A courtship is a path toward marriage.” During the courtship period, possible mates spend time together with family members there to supervise, never alone.As for the physical parameters, “Emotions get heated the closer you get,” Michelle told PEOPLE at the time. You need boundaries.” Of course, the Duggars and their spouses-to-be are “only human” as Joy-Anna Duggar‘s husband Austin Forsyth admitted on ."Courting" is the theme on the new season of TLC’s hit reality show "19 Kids and Counting," which stars the Duggar family and premieres tonight.Two Duggar daughters – Jessa, 20, and Jill, 22 – begin relationships with their respective beaus, Ben Seewald, 18, and Derick Dillard, 25.“Sometimes we don’t always abide perfectly by our rules,” he acknowledged after they were filmed accidentally sharing a brief full embrace after Joy accepted his proposal. That was a real hard try.” Engagement: Hand holding is permitted.
That’s easier when you have more eyes looking out for you.The Duggar family prescribes to what is considered to be traditional gender roles laid out by their Christian faith.Moreso when it comes to sex: “There will be times you’re going to be very exhausted.And just like a high stakes basketball game, the Duggars’ style of courting involves plenty of rules, plus refereeing done under the watchful eyes of dad Jim Bob and mom Michelle.
caught up with Jim Bob and Michelle to learn more about their views on courting.
In Jessa and Ben’s case, the couple decided to give each other hugs when they are greeting or saying goodbye, or posing for a picture.