Jana Duggar is 27 years old and single.
Normally, that would be no big deal, but like her sisters (several of whom, though younger, are already married with children), Jana was raised to believe that women were put on this planet to breed.
If you watch Counting On online, you know that Jana certainly isn’t wanting for company, as she’s tasked with helping care for her many, many younger siblings around the clock.
Jana’s celibacy and servitude have earned her the nickname the “Cinderella Duggar,” and fans have been very vocal about their desire to see her find the right man.
In the past, Jana has claimed that she enjoys being single and is content to spend her days helping out around the Duggar compound.
In a new interview with the oddly-titled Crown of Beauty magazine, however, Jana opens up about the single life and admits for the first time that it’s frequently a struggle:
“I know how it feels to wait for ‘Prince Charming’ to come along,” Jana tells the “magazine” (which is far as we can tell is actually just a website).
“I’m still waiting. Waiting is not always easy.”
Not surprisingly, it seems one of the things that makes waiting so difficult is the fact that Jana’s coupled-up siblings enjoy engaging in couples’ activities together, often to the exclusion of poor Jana.
“Especially in those times when all the married siblings are getting together and you can’t go along because you’re not part of ‘that’ group,” Jana says.
So what gets Jana through the long days and lonely nights?
Well, she’s a Duggar, so you know the answer is Jesus:
“My parents have always encouraged each of us to serve those around us,” she said.
“As Jesus said and led by example, ‘The greatest among you will be the servant of all.'”
“I’ve found that when I’m having a hard or discouraging day, I try to look for ways to bless or serve someone else. And in turn it usually blesses and encourages me!”
It’s nice that Jana is maintaining a positive attitude, and she seems to genuinely find fulfillment in helping her family.
Still, it can’t be easy watching her younger siblings leave the nest to start families of their own.
Of course, it’s not too late for Jana.
The rumors that she’s courting Tim Tebow may have turned out to be bogus, but if she can somehow make that happen, she wins the title of undisputed courting GOAT.