Jana Duggar is 31 and until very recently, it looked as though she had given up on the idea of marriage.
For years, the fact that Jana was still single was a source of running jokes for her siblings and a cause of deep condern to her parents.
The situaton was almost unheard of for a family in which girls were taught from a young age that procreation is their sole reason for being.
So with every birthday, the moaning and hand-wringing from the Duggar faithful became more intense, as did the need to believe that Jana was in a secret courtship that will soon bear fruit … and by “fruit,” of course, we mean children.
But now it seems that the big day is nearly at hand.
After so many years of false hope, there’s now real reason to believe that Jana has entered a courtship with Stephen Wissman.
And fans are convinced wedding bells are in the couple’s newar future.
Here’s a complete list of all the men Jana has been erroneously linked to over the years, along with all the signs that she’s finally found Mr. Right:
1. Single Cinderella
2. Pushed Out of the Nest?
3. Or Shackled to the Compound?
4. Either Way…
5. The Pressure Increases
6. Who Are the Suitors?
One of the most heavily-scrutinized aspects of life in the Duggar clan is the courtship process by which young people find suitable spouses.
Casual dating, premarital sex, and divorce are all forbidden in the Duggars’ world, so there’s a lot riding on every courtship.
Despite all that, the process moves fast — very fast.
Often, Duggars get engaged just a few weeks after they begin courting, and they’re married a few weeks after that.
So perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the family has its mate selection protocol down to a science.
Believe it or not, the process involves a written application that’s designed by Jim Bob to help weed out the losers and ensure that his grandkids are bred from only the best stock.
We sincerely wish we were joking/
As you might expect, the whole thing is intensely creepy.
Check out some of the more bizarre highlights from the list of 423 questions (!!!) that are presented to potential Duggar suitors.
It’s believed that both male and female courtship partners are forced to fill out the questionnaire, and of course, the responses are reviewed by the all-powerful shot-caller himself, James Robert Duggar.
Somehow, this family keeps getting weirder by the day.