Reddit Points Out A Creepy Detail About When Jill Duggar Met Her Husband
I guess I’ve never really given much thought to how any of the Duggar couples met. Honestly, I assumed most of the marriages were arranged <shrug>. And as it turns out, one of them may have been! Maybe not officially, but it sure sounds that way when you review the timeline. A Redditor pointed out something kind of creepy about when Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard met, and so much about that whole deal is strange.
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard were introduced by her dad, Jim Bob. Things moved REALLY quickly after that.
Redditor NotsoFundie noticed something when they re-watched an old episode of 19 Kids and Counting. By now, you may be familiar with the “Duggar Family Rules“. One of the rules is that no one can date without supervision. No texts, no coffee dates, no phone calls. NADA. If you’re “courting”, you are chaperoned during EVERYTHING. So it seems extra weird that Jill and Derick started courting the day they met in person.
Jill and Derick met in person, and LITERALLY started their courtship hours later.
Sure, they talked and FaceTimed leading up to the meeting. But remember, Jill wasn’t allowed to speak to him privately. Like, at all. And then they met, and began officially courting each other. And then three months later they were engaged, married three months after that, and got pregnant on their honeymoon! And the rest, as they say, is history.
That’s really what it boils down to: it’s not so much about moving fast? Relationships move fast all the time. It’s that there was no way to actually get to know one another before they were on the marriage fast track.
It’s just such a weird beginning to what is supposed to be a lifelong commitment. Wouldn’t you want to know the person you’re committing your life to? I mean, REALLY know them? I guess it doesn’t really matter, since no one gets divorced in the Duggar family anyway. If finding out your husband molested his own sisters and used an internet service to cheat on you isn’t enough to end a marriage, nothing is.
(Image: Facebook/Derick and Jill Dillard Fans)