14 minutes ago, CaptainFunderpants said:
I've been making my way through the threads, and so far what I've gotten is that no one knows, but there is a lot of speculation that:
Steve's health is deteriorating quickly.
The boys have made it clear that they will not financially support their adult sisters when Steve is gone.
Chelsy (Bontrager) Maxwell introduced Anna and Mary to f*n and now they're getting quite demanding in their desires for it
But nothing is confirmed. The points above are simply the popular contemplations/assumptions in the Maxhell threads.
I'll add one to that: Steve's health issues cost them a lot of money, so did Anna-Marie's cancer treatment - both Steve and Chris were relying on funds from Scamaritan rather than health insurance, and it's left them with bigger bills than they were expecting.
The boys' businesses, especially Swift Otter, were booming and they needed Sarah's (probably bargain price) labour so she began working full time, and Steve couldn't really prevent her from doing that as he needed as much money as possible to flow to the boys (and therefore also to him and Chris, since the businesses also support them). Since she has saved quite a lot of money over the year and they now accepted that she wasn't going to get married, they let her move out, probably as a pathway to buying her own place debt free and not relying on Steve and Teri's nest egg.
The plans still may be for the younger girls to remain in the house, but (as I a suspect is the case) they were able to earn enough scholarship $$ that they could pay for college out of their own pockets, Steve's main objections to them attending - that it would cost him money that could be used to buy a house debt free - no longer applied, and probably never really applied to girls anyway. Plus he could argue that it was worth it to improve their missionary and wifely potential.