Hugs before dating
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 terms of the baseball metaphor, petting covered everything between first base and home plate.
Thanks to increased access to birth control, couples in the professional and managerial classes were stopping after their second or third kid.Take, for instance, fifteen-year-old Helen, who had made plans for a friend of a friend to pick her up at school one afternoon and give her a ride in his new automobile.Though she explicitly stated that she would not let him “make love to” her, she had agreed to give him a kiss. When Helen’s high school principal intercepted her date plans, she had the young man with the car charged with attempted white slave trafficking.As Michelle pointed out, “love is in the air” in the Duggar household this spring.Rule 1: Courting is not dating; it’s “dating with a purpose.” There are two main distinctions that make dating different than courting, says Jim Bob.
A judge from Denver, Lindsey had spent decades working in the juvenile justice system.