Joy-Anna Duggar is sporting an engagement ring, meaning that she and beau Austin Forsyth are officially tying the knot!
As Us Weekly reported, the Counting On couple have been “courting” – the old-fashioned term the Duggar family uses to describe a pre-marriage relationship – since last November. Then on Thursday, Forsyth put a ring on it.
As mentioned above, the pair have been “courting” since mid-November of 2016. According to the strict brand of evangelical Christianity practiced by the Duggar family, “dating,” as you and I understand it, is forbidden. Instead, “courting” couples must first get the girl’s father’s permission to begin the relationship. Although fans didn’t see the moment at the time it happened, due to the realities of TV production, Austin’s conversation with Joy-Anna’s dad, Jim Bob Duggar, went something like this.