November 18, 2016
Jana Duggar Still Isn't Courting, 'Counting On' Fans Worry That Her Parents Won't Let Her Leave Home

Jana Duggar will be the only adult Duggar daughter left living at home after 19-year-old Joy-Anna Duggar gets married, and some fans are concerned that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are keeping their oldest daughter from leaving the nest.

During the Season 2 finale of Counting On, Joy-Anna Duggar announced that she had entered into a courtship with Austin Forsyth. A teaser trailer for Season 3 of Counting On reveals that their relationship will the be the main focus of the TLC series when it returns next January. According to the International Business Times, Season 3 will also follow Jessa Duggar as she prepares for the arrival of her second child, and it will take a look back at Jinger Duggar's preparations for her wedding.

Jana Duggar doesn't appear in the Season 3 preview at all, but Counting On fans can't stop buzzing about the 26-year-old stay-at-home daughter. After Joy-Anna Duggar's courtship announcement aired on Tuesday night, viewers flooded the Counting On Facebook page with comments about Jana. Many fans were upset by the likelihood that Jana Duggar's teenage sister will be moving out of the Duggar house before Jana does. They fear that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have pressured Jana into being their unpaid, live-in nanny.

"Now it's Joy's turn. I keep holding out for Jana. I just don't think her parents will ever allow her to court anyone until the little ones are more independent. She is their primary caregiver," one fan wrote.

Some fans are also worried that Jana is expected to take care of her parents when they get older.

"Janarella will be home raising her siblings then she will be caregiver to her parents until they die. That's because she's the oldest girl and the teachings of their cult says she will," another viewer commented.

As the Inquisitr previously reported, the Duggars follow the teachings of former Vision Forum president Doug Phillips, a leader of the Christian patriarchy movement and proponent of the stay-at-home daughter movement. Phillips believes that young women should live at home with their parents until they get married and that they remain "under the authority of their fathers" as long as they're single.

According to The Daily Beast, the Vision Forum is no more — it ceased to exist soon after Doug Phillips confessed to cheating on his wife in 2013. However, the Duggars seemingly have not changed their views about keeping their daughters at home until they get married. This has been very convenient for Michelle Duggar, who has confessed to relying heavily on her older daughters' help around the house. They lessen her workload by caring for their younger siblings and doing housework. Michelle told LoveToKnow that they also help home school the younger Duggars.

Unfortunately for Jana Duggar, she'll likely take on a larger workload in the near future — she'll be the only adult Duggar daughter left in the home after Joy-Anna Duggar gets married. The next-oldest daughter living at the Duggar compound will be 11-year-old Johannah.

Some fans refuse to believe that Jana's parents are using their family's religious beliefs to pressure Jana into remaining single and staying home. Instead, they think that Jana Duggar just hasn't met the man she wants to marry yet.

"I believe a lot of young men have made known their interest in Jana but she perhaps not met THE ONE yet. In God's perfect timing, He will send the man meant for Jana in his time," one fan wrote on the Counting On Facebook page.

As the International Business Times reports, Jana Duggar has revealed that a few guys have expressed an interest in courting her. However, she says that she's not the type of girl who is going to marry the "first one who comes along."

There's one thing few Counting On fans are arguing about — they've pretty much accepted that Jana Duggar has to get married if she wants to move out of her parents' house.

[Featured Image by Duggar Family Official Facebook]