Derick Dillard: I Had to Fill Out 423-Question Application Before Jim Bob Would Let Me Court Jill!

One of the most heavily-scrutinized aspects of life in the Duggar clan is the courtship process by which young people find suitable spouses.

Casual dating, premarital sex, and divorce are all forbidden in the Duggars' world, so there's a lot riding on every courtship.

Despite all that, the process moves fast — very fast.

Often, Duggars get engaged just a few weeks after they begin courting, and they're married a few weeks after that.

So perhaps it shouldn't come as a surprise that the family has its mate selection protocol down to a science.

Believe it or not, the process involves a written application that's designed by Jim Bob to help weed out the losers and ensure that his grandkids are bred from only the best stock.

We sincerely wish we were joking/

As you might expect, the whole thing is intensely creepy.

Check out some of the more bizarre highlights from the list of 423 questions (!!!) that are presented to potential Duggar suitors.

It's believed that both male and female courtship partners are forced to fill out the questionnaire, and of course, the responses are reviewed by the all-powerful shot-caller himself, James Robert Duggar.

Somehow, this family keeps getting weirder by the day.

1.Derick Spills the Tea

2.Going Back to the Archives

3.Bonding Brothers-In-Law

4.Truth or Der

5.Jim Bob In the Middle

6.Does the Fun Ever Start!

7.Do you ever seek advice from others?

8.Who were your role models and heroes? For what reasons?

9.You are the result of the influence of which people?

10.What personality traits and/or strengths do you see in women/men you know that you would desire for your wife/husband to possess?

11.What do you read?

12.Would you be willing to die for Christ? If you're not dying daily, how can you be so sure you would then?

13.What is a besetting sin? What are yours?

14.What is the role of music in worship and the Church?

15.Does your father have any medical or mental problems that could affect you or your children?

16.Are you ever manipulative of others?

17.Who are your friends? (Identify at least three.)

18.Do you have friends of the opposite sex?

19.Why have you chosen me/other person as a potential spouse?

20.Can you tell me your thoughts on how a man should protect a wife and children? How do you feel about guns?

21.What has been your prior experience with dating and romance? Have you ever kissed or been physically intimate in any way with a girl/woman? If so, explain the circumstances.

22.Have you ever been exposed to homosexuality? If so, explain the extent and the circumstances.

23.What are your views on public swimming?

24.Do you watch television, R-rated movies? PG-rated movies? What were the last five movies you watched?

25.On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate the worth of a woman?

26.When does corporal discipline begin?

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