A Duggar Break-Up; Josiah Duggar Is No Longer Courting Marjorie Jackson
The Duggar family has had an up and down year, mostly down. Their hit television series “19 Kids and Counting” was cancelled after older brother Joshua confessed to having molested several underage girls, including his sisters. The show was taken off of TLC indefinitely but then got the ax not too long ago. Now, Josiah Duggar, 18 is facing personal heartbreak as he confirmed via People Magazine that he and Marjorie Jackson have called it quits after about four months. They were properly courting like sisters Jessa and Jill, which means no sex or kissing until after they are wed. Marjorie, 17, had to partake in the Duggar approved way of dating in order to be with Josiah which is really just a preparation for marriage.
The duo met as Marjorie’s mother was teaching Josiah lessons in Spanish. That was when the attraction began but now, according to the statement, it is over: “Both Josiah and Marjorie have enjoyed getting to know each other and to build their friendship over the past months. We are so grateful that they each are seeking the Lord’s will for their future. A few weeks ago Marjorie and Josiah agreed to end their courtship, keeping in step with what they believe the Lord’s will is. Both are thankful for the time getting to know each other, and their families continue to enjoy each other’s company and close friendship.”
Both families came together to issue the statement though I feel that the Duggar’s have more control than they let on. I must ask: was it the scandal that ended the courtship? I cannot assume that it would be comfortable coming into a family on the heels and even during a molestation scandal. Jill Duggar and husband Derick left with their newborn Israel to do mission work and by left, I mean the country while Jessa is expecting her first child in a matter of months. During all of this,k Josh became a father for the fourth time, with his wife by his side. That is dedication!