The Duggar family's unusual dating rules have been well documented, and have been well before the family was embroiled in scandals.It was an abrupt and stunning fall from grace when Josh Duggar's child molestation history - and rampant adultery - was first exposed.When it comes to their core convictions, they stand firm.Their belief system certainly takes a certain kind of conviction in order to practice, too, since their list of rules for love and life is not short.Despite talk of Joy-Anna Duggar breaking courtship rules, and signs of hope like Jinger wearing shorts, these guidelines ain't no joke.Here are 16 things the Duggars specifically do not allow ...Now of course it’s all about showing love and creating children (that’s why Michelle bore 19 of them).As Michelle put it, "You always need to be available when he calls." Jim Bob Happily added, "We're like a newlywed couple every day!
The girls are fine with this, as being alone with men puts them in grave "moral danger." When the parents aren't available, their older siblings will often tag along, making every date a group date and a family affair.
Even in the kids' late teens and early 20s, mom and dad are creeping on their text messages.
When Ben Seewald jokingly wrote to fiancee Jessa, "Give me a ring," Jim Bob actually jumped in on the group text, writing "No ring yet." With a smiley face emoticon. Whatever you think of him, Jim Bob needs his own Instagram so he can start posting screen shots of this stuff.
Leave the Twerking to Miley Cyrus: Michelle explains that dancing encourages "sensual" feelings while Jessa warns that modern day music is "promoting sex, drugs, all that type of stuff." Instead, the family chooses to play gospel together. The Beach Is Forbidden: While there is Duggar-approved swimwear available for purchase, other beachgoers prove to be problematic for the religious clan.
""It's just too hard for the guys to try and keep their eyes averted," Michelle explains.