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Justin and Claire: Woe Is Me

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monkeyrocks71

It’s less about them being teenagers and more them having zero life experience. Have they lived away from home? Held down a real job? Made a major purchase on their own? Signed a contract for anything? Dealt with any real adversity without their parents swooping in to save them?

My mom got married at just turned 20, but had been raised by a single mom, held down a job, gone to college, dated guys who were wrong for her and had ended relationships, etc. I went to school with someone who started dating her now-husband when she was 14. But, before they got married (ten years later), she’d finished high school, held a job, moved out and went to college, got her degree, and started a career. 
 

I feel like most of these kids wouldn’t be ready for marriage when they’re 30, let alone 18. Look at the bang up job their parents have done. 

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Jana814
11 minutes ago, monkeyrocks71 said:

 I went to school with someone who started dating her now-husband when she was 14. But, before they got married (ten years later), she’d finished high school, held a job, moved out and went to college, got her degree, and started a career. 
 

 

I know someone who did the same thing. Her husband is 2 years older then her. For a few years they had a long distance relationship because he went to college in Arizona (we live in New Jersey) & she wasn’t comfortable flying out their. 

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Tangy Bee
21 hours ago, Marionette said:

This video is so random and almost feels like an engagement announcement, though obviously I hope not. 

He mentioned "enthusiasm". Yes Claire's mom is VERY enthusiastic. Who are all the other crazies he's referring to? I assure you, enthusiasm was not what I felt when I found out about this courtship. Just because you have a house ready doesn't mean you are ready for marriage. 

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Vivi_music
2 hours ago, Tangy Bee said:

He mentioned "enthusiasm". Yes Claire's mom is VERY enthusiastic. Who are all the other crazies he's referring to? I assure you, enthusiasm was not what I felt when I found out about this courtship. Just because you have a house ready doesn't mean you are ready for marriage. 

Oh I'm certain they receive plenty of messages of ''encouragement'' from leghumpers. On here, most of us are critical of the Fundie lifestyle, but there are tons of ''fans'' who either are Christians themselves or don't see the potential arm of fundamentalism. Not saying all of them are stalker fans, but I have no doubt that some have no sense of boundaries. Just look at Alyssa who receives free dresses from a fan she doesn't know. A lady who is willing to spend money on 3 little girls she saw on TV and on social media.

I have NO DOUBT that tons of people are sending Justin and Claire private message of ''enthousiasm'' or even would be willing to send them free stuff for their engagement/wedding.

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IReallyAmHopewell

Like everyone, I wish they'd let them off the leash for a while to make wiser decisions. Heck even most of the Amish get to choose stay or go [and usually be shunned]. It seems the Duggar kids don't even get that choice. I think on his birthday they will announce that they got married and birthday 2021 they will already be parents. I think he will do alright. He cannot remember a time when outsiders weren't around filming them. He's been around the world and done things Josh never got near as a kid. Neither of these two expect to go to college or to live far from family. Like the older siblings who are married [not Josh] they will decide in time what to keep and what to throw out of the beliefs with which they were raised. He does look like he's about 9 years old though.

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monkeyrocks71

Just a quick note, the Amish don’t shun you for trying to leave if you do it before you commit. The idea behind rumspringa is so they can make an informed choice. If a kid does rumpsringa and then decides to join the English, before baptism, they’re not shunned. If they leave AFTER baptism, then, yes, they can (And usually will) be shunned. 

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SassyPants
7 hours ago, FinallyStoppedLurking said:

When’s his 18th birthday? My guess is if they don’t get engaged around his birthday or thanksgiving they will sometime around Christmas. I’d be surprised if they waited until next year to get engaged. 

Mid November, I think.

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Dandruff
2 hours ago, SassyPants said:

Mid November, I think.

If so, the poor dear will just miss the chance to vote...

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HeartsAFundie
17 hours ago, Dandruff said:

If so, the poor dear will just miss the chance to vote...

He will.  Justin's birthday is November 15.

It's funny that nobody even knew who he really was until all of this.  

 

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