The Counting On spoilers reveals how Jim Bob chose Jill Duggar’s husband. It’s safe to say that Derick and Jim Bob aren’t on good terms these days. However, there was a time when the two got along and Jim Bob wanted Derick to be Jill’s husband. Keep reading to learn more.
Counting On Spoilers – How Did Jim Bob Choose Derick Dillard?
According to the Counting On spoilers, Jim Bob Duggar loved Derick Dillard at one point. He thought he would be the perfect husband for his daughter Jill Duggar. One fan took to Reddit to theorize why Jim Bob wanted Derick for Jill despite their differences today.
“After watching SHP, seeing how the cult preyed on younger adults, especially those with trauma in their past, because oftentimes this is a group of people seeking meaning and understanding for that event,” the user noted.
They suggested that Derick was in a vulnerable state at the time. His father passed away when he was in college. He was most likely looking for a “father figure” like Jim Bob. The Counting On spoilers suggests that Jim Bob was able to manipulate Derick and encourage him to join their family.
Other fans took to the thread to recast. One argued that it was Jim Bob’s first time choosing a husband for one of his daughters. Jill and Derick were so young that they willingly went along with it. It’s a stark contrast to how they feel about the situation now.
Counting On Spoilers – Was Derick Dillard Manipulated?
The Counting On spoilers also wonders if Derick Dillard was manipulated. One fan noted that he had more life experience than Jim Bob ever did. Even if Derick had some life experience, he was still young and didn’t know what he was getting himself into.
Fans think Derick was “ripe for the picking.” This allowed Jim Bob to “mold him and groom him into becoming an IBLP follower.” This was a perfect opportunity for both. Jim Bob could invite someone into the IBLP organization and Derick desperately needed a father figure.
Other fans suggest that Jill was “damaged goods” in Jim Bob’s eyes because her brother Josh molested her when she was younger. Jim Bob had to go outside the IBLP cult to seek a husband for her. Fans get shivers thinking about it. Some think Derick also wanted to get on the TLC show and become famous.
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