Joseph Duggar has announced that he has entered into a courtship with Kendra Caldwell. As anyone who follows the Duggar family would know, it is the first step towards marriage. The young Duggar also said that the courtship is approved by their respective families. The Caldwells attend the Duggar church where Joseph and Kendra met.
Kendra Caldwell expressed her excitement on the courtship since it will allow her and Joseph Duggar to spend time together. According to an interview with People, she considers it as a wonderful moment toward a new season in their lives.
Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell started to catch people’s attention as a couple when they helped make the V-shaped assembly of roses for Jinger Duggar’s wedding altar. So far, Joseph is the sixth Duggar to enter into courtship. The eldest, Josh Duggar, is married to Anna. “Counting On” stars Jill and Jessa are married to Derick Dillard and Ben Seewald respectively. Recently, Jinger had her wedding with Jeremy Vuolo.
Josiah had a courtship with Marjorie Jackson but unfortunately, their relationship did not work out. Just a week prior to Joseph Duggar’s courtship announcement, Joy-Anna Duggar got engaged to Austin Forsyth, with whom she shares a lifelong friendship. The most recent happy announcements of the Duggars will be shown in the next season of “Counting On.”
Meanwhile, either Jedidiah or Jeremiah is being paired with Kendra Caldwell’s sister, Lauren. It is not yet known who between the two will next be entering courtship with Lauren. The Duggar family is known for their strict courtship rules. Even while they are at this stage, everyone is required to be pure and chaste and only allowed to receive the first kiss only after the wedding.
Joseph Duggar is expected to follow this strict courtship rule. To mark the milestone in their relationship, he gave Kendra Caldwell a promise ring according to ET Online. This is to symbolize that they have to wait until they are married before they are allowed to be intimate. This is something that the former “19 Kids and Counting” star’s sisters went through in their own courtships. To make sure that the Duggar kids stick to the rule, they need to have lots of chaperones during their dates.