Dating standards today
Courtship involves a lot more commitment and seriousness and is not to be viewed lightly.As Jim Bob has said in the past, “Courtship is really waiting for the one God has for you and praying through the whole process.” And the father of 19 also mentioned that his daughters should be viewing every man she enters a courtship with as a possible father to her children, since having kids is also most certainly on the brain for the Duggars.
A fairly high bar stands between this phase and actual “dating,” wherein one member of the couple — usually the boy — officially asks the other out.
'” And though Jim Bob and Michelle may not actually be chaperoning every date, they do get to see what their kids are talking about over text with their partners.
The Duggar kids are required to CC their parents on every text they send their possible future wife or husband.
Yes, the prom as we knew it still exists, but even its drama pales in comparison to today’s boy-girl relationship issues.
“It’s not your parents’ dating anymore,” concedes Robin Gurwitch, a clinical psychologist at the Duke Center for Child and Family Health.