As the oldest daughter in the famously conservative Duggar family, Jana Duggar has always tried to do things her own way. Now that the Counting On star has reportedly started courting, is it possible her parents won’t approve of the relationship?
Parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have strict rules when a man is pursuing one of their daughters. Instead of traditional dating, courting is the method required, which is dating with the intention of marriage.
Physical contact is limited in the Duggar house to side hugs only, and that means no kissing, no front hugs, no hand holding, and definitely no sex. The couple is also required to have a chaperone with them at all times, which is usually a younger sibling.
Jana is the only daughter over the age of 11 who is not married. Her four sisters Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy-Anna all married in their late teens or early twenties, and are starting families. However, Jana has made it to 27 without getting married, opting instead for a career.
According to Radar Online, the oldest Duggar daughter has finally started courting, but her new love interest doesn’t follow courting rules. The website is reporting that Jana is dating long-time family friend, Caleb Williams, after spotting him in different Duggar photos, including one where he is holding Josh and Anna’s Duggar newest baby and another of him having dinner with the family.
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The source claims that Williams doesn’t agree with the strict Duggar family courtship rules and he doesn’t attend the same church. The Duggars are Independent Baptists, which is a form of Christianity. The insider goes on to say that Williams has a similar belief system, but he is more liberal in his thinking.
It is not known how the Duggar parents would respond if a daughter or potential suitor did not follow their courting rules, but when it comes to whether or not they approve of Williams, it may not matter.
Williams has denied having a relationship with Jana Duggar. He recently posted on social media that the two are just friends.
It turns out, “Cinderella” Duggar is still single, and it’s because she chooses to be. She hasn’t found the right man yet, and she is enjoying her career and doing mission work.