Courting is about as awkward as dating can be. Every single “date” is chaperoned and there is basically a no touching rule. For the Duggars, they have a lot of family members so most times, the older siblings are available to chaperone. However, that is not the case for young Joy Anna Duggar. The 19-year-old recently announced that she and Austin Forsyth have entered into a courtship together. Everything sounds great, except it looks as if Joy Anna won’t have it as easy as her siblings have in the past.
The problem here for Joy Anna is that her older sister, Jinger Duggar, was a little too wild during her courtship. As a result, the Duggar parents, Michelle and Jim Bob, have decided they want to be doing the chaperoning from now on. Jinger has recently married Jeremy Vuolo. Their courtship was judged pretty negatively. Michelle and Jim Bob want to make sure that doesn’t happen again. Austin just celebrated his 23rd birthday with Joy Anna, and the photo from that night is worth a thousand words.
Dinner with the Fam
Every guy wants to spend their birthday celebration with their girlfriend’s strict parents, right? No, not exactly. The couple went to dinner along with Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar. The Duggar’s posted a photo to Facebook from the dinner. Austin’s face looks a little nervous to say the least. The photo captioned, “We had a great time going on our double date with you and Joy this weekend! We are loving the time we are getting to spend with you as you and Joy court, and we are so excited to see what the Lord has in-store for you and our sweet Joy!” No pressure there.