Just a few weeks after the Duggar family returned from their speaking tour through Australia and New Zealand, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have already planned their next fan meet and greet, and it’s on the most romantic night of the year. If you haven’t made Valentine’s Day plans yet and you live near St. Johns, Michigan, you have the chance to spend the evening with the parents of 19 children.
For just $15, fans can buy tickets to a “Date Night with the Duggars” that will take place at Grove Bible Church and will include a dinner and a talk from the couple who will celebrate their 34th wedding anniversary in July.
Earlier in the day, Michelle will also host a “Mom Q&A” for anyone who would like to learn how to parent like a Duggar.
The couple will most likely talk about their views on courting – which is dating with the intent to marry – and explain their reasons behind no kissing or hand-holding before marriage, chaperones on dates, and monitoring text messages.
The 51-year-old matriarch has said that a parent who loves their child wants the best relationship for them, and it is fun to be involved in the process of choosing.
The Duggars will also likely give their secrets for a happy marriage, including the benefits of spontaneity. Michelle once revealed that her need to prepare for everything was squelching Jim Bob’s creativity. So, she became more spontaneous, and it’s brought a wonderful new dimension to their relationship.
For many fans, the thought of spending a romantic day with people talking about courtship and chastity is not appealing in any way. Some were even disgusted by the thought of the uber-conservative parents hosting a date night.
One fan wrote, “Hell no,” while another just simply commented, “Vomit.”
The family does have a lot of guidelines for dating and marriage, but their Valentine’s Day celebrations seem quite nice. The family often hosts a banquet for single moms, and they enjoy spending the holiday together as a family.
Their love isn’t limited to their significant others, but rather they like to show their love to everyone and celebrate with a big meal.
Fans will have the opportunity soon to see Jim Bob and Michelle, and the rest of the Duggar family on a new season of Counting On, which premieres on Monday, February 26th on TLC.