John and Abbie Duggar married in November, 2018. The couple has been living a pretty quiet life since settling down in Arkansas, although Abbie has recently made headlines for her choice to buck the normal Duggar standards of the women not working, and is working hard to have her nursing license transferred from her home state of Oklahoma to Arkansas.
Since the couple started dating, they have set their own courtship rules and ditched some of the regular Duggar traditions, and their relationship has been front and center since. They dove right in when they decided they wanted to share their lives together, and married shortly after their engagement.
Here’s what you need to know about Abbie and John Duggar:
1. John Duggar Allowed Some PDA During Courtship, Which is Unusual For Strict Duggar Standards
😮John David and Abbie’s courtship standards were a little different than his siblings! Follow their love story and see his AMAZING proposal Monday at 9/8c on the season premiere of #CountingOn. pic.twitter.com/zPtlHpjheW
— TLC Network (@TLC) February 8, 2019
The couple revealed that they decided to follow different courtship standards than most of the other Duggars, and chose to allow some light PDA while they were still dating. John Duggar explained that each Duggar gets to “make their own rules” when it comes to their courtship, and due to their ages he and Abbie decided to do things a little differently than their siblings. Because John and Abbie were so much older than John’s siblings when they began dating (about 10 years older), they allowed some hand holding and brief hugs, according to Soap Dirt.
According to reports, the couple was also spotted during their courtship and engagement out without a chaperone, something that is strictly prohibited by the family’s religious beliefs. All the Duggar children who have gone through courtship have been accompanied by chaperones on all their dates leading up to the wedding, according to CheatSheet.
2. John Didn’t Take Any Time in Proposing to His Bride, Saying They “Fell in Love Quickly”
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The couple got engaged less than a month after publicly announcing their courtship. TLC shared a video of the sweet engagement after John popped the question, which shows John down on one knee in an airplane hangar with a sign that reads “Abbie, Will You Marry me?”
“Wow! We are engaged! This feels even more real than before! It was a special moment to share together,” John and Abbie told People.
“The proposal and the ‘YES’ really solidified that we want to spend the rest of our lives together. One of the most amazing things about following Christ is being able to trust Him to direct your path and lead your life,” they continued. “We are so thankful that He led us …read more