Sometimes they were relatively more important things such as not shoving them around or forcing them to do things they didn’t want to do.
Most (indeed, nearly all) of these bits of behavioral conditioning tended to be directed at young men.
In fact, I don’t think I really got the idea until I resolved it was time to get married.
Now that I’m married, I’m pretty sure I haven’t quite got the idea yet, but I’m at least working on it.
Instead, they find what they feel are suitable mates and settle down to have a family.They were intended to get them accustomed to how an adult man should treat an adult woman.As such, they were part of an overall project of turning testosterone-driven male to treat his spouse the way most males have throughout history: namely, as property. As merely a part of his life project, like the make and model of his car or the color and look of his business card.Even 19-year-old Joy-Anna began dating Austin Forsyth.However, “dating” is a loose term in the Duggar family, as “courtship” is what the Duggar parents allow, which is a specific, chaperoned type of dating that allows very little physical contact due to religious beliefs. While Jana is by no means considered “old” to be single in the general population of the United States, her sisters all married in their early 20s, and Jessa and Jill were mothers soon afterward.
There was heavy public backlash when their oldest son, Josh, was discovered to be using dating sites while married and he entered rehab for sex addiction.