"Courting" is the theme on the new season of TLC’s hit reality show "19 Kids and Counting," which stars the Duggar family and premieres tonight.
“It’s really examining the person and considering, ‘Would this be the guy I want to be the father of my kids? Rule 2: Three (or four, or 15) is NOT a crowd: There’s always a chaperone.
The Duggars say that their daughters are committed to always having a chaperone with them, whether it’s Jim Bob and Michelle, or any of their siblings.
“Having that accountability really keeps things from going in the wrong direction,” Jim Bob says.
Adds Michelle: “Before you get emotionally attached, you want to know who they are deep inside.
That’s easier when you have more eyes looking out for you.
There are a lot of things you can learn from not pairing off alone.” Rule 3: Brothers know best.