It's no secret that the Duggars live by a strict set of rules. Their beliefs are always front and center, and that's totally okay. But because they're in the public eye, they're subjected to a lot of criticism. Granted, when your eldest son molests your younger daughters, it deserves to be criticized.
But one of the biggest questions that surrounds the Duggars is what religion they practice, exactly. We know they practice it to the extreme, but what set of guidelines are they following?
There has been a lot of speculation that the family is a part of the controversial "Quiverful" movement, which says contraception is bad and advocates for having as many children as possible. Mochelle and Jim Bob Duggar have denied this, saying they are ""simply Bible-believing Christians who desire to follow God’s Word and apply it to our lives."
It's also been reported that they're part of the Independent Funamental Baptists Church, and even as broadly recognized as "followers of the conservative patriarchal movement." The only label the family has given themselves is "conservative Christians," when Michelle Duggar spoke about miscarrying her second child after Josh was born. The family believes this was because of their use of birth control.
“As conservative Christians, we believe every life is sacred, even the life of the unborn. Due to our lack of knowledge, we destroyed the precious life of our unborn child. We prayed and studied the Bible and found a host of references that told us God considered children a gift, a blessing, and a reward,” the family has explained. “Yet we had considered having another child an inconvenience during that busy time in our lives, and we had taken steps to prevent it from happening."
While their exact religion may not be known, the family has been outspoken on their belief that women should not wear pants for modesty reasons. They have even referenced the Bible for this decision.