Being a part of the Duggar family comes with a certain set of expectations. Long hair and skirts for females is a given, as well as homeschooling children and strictly limiting kids’ access to television and the internet. As for relationships, side hugs are about as intimate as it gets — that is, if you make it past Jim Bob’s screenings and obtain his blessing to begin a courtship. For the lucky few who have entered into a courtship with one of the Duggar brood, though, things really speed up from there. In fact, engagement (and therefore hand holding) are probably just around the corner. Much to no one’s surprise, the timeline of Joseph and Kendra Duggar’s relationship has played out in typical Duggar fashion.
Joseph and Kendra knew each other for about five years before becoming anything more than friends, according to People. On March 9 of this year, the pair officially confirmed they had entered into a courtship, according to Us Weekly. “The first time I met the Caldwell family was whenever I visited their church when the Forsythes were going there after one of their family camps,” Joseph said in a TLC video. “So we’ve been talking for about six months and really just right when we first started talking, we really hit it off really well.”
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A little over two months later — on May 26 — Joseph proposed to Kendra at his sister, Joy-Anna’s wedding, according to People. (He had obtained permission from Joy-Anna and her new husband, Austin, prior to the big move, and they had reportedly whole-heartedly supported them.) “I was definitely nervous going into it, but I wasn’t afraid that she was going to say no, because she has said, ‘I’m just waiting on you!’” Joseph told People…