I remember when I first watched the Duggars and it was a one-off special called "12 Kids and Counting." They were a (relatively) normal family who were showcasing their innate ability to grocery shop on a budget and not have any debt whatsoever. The overall Duggar rule is that if you cannot afford it, you don't buy it. Pretty legit.
These other rules, however, are a little more extreme. All the Duggar kids have to abide by these rules and frankly I'm shocked none of them have rebelled yet.
1. No Social Media Until Engagement
Only Duggar kids who have a spouse lined up are allowed to get social media. Even Jana Duggar, who's 27 years old, is restricted from having her own Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. The kids still appear on the family Facebook page, but nothing on their own.
2. No Contact With Unwed Mothers
None of the Duggar children are allowed contact with unwed mothers. This seems not too extreme, until you realize that Anna Duggar, Josh's wife, has a sister who is an unwed mother. Jill Duggar, a midwife, wanted to help Anna's sister but her parents forbade her, not wanting her to be "exposed to an unwed mother in that condition."
3. "Be Available"
This one is...shocking. Mom Michelle Duggar advises her daughters to have sex with their husbands whenever he wants, regardless of if THEY want to. The only time you're allowed to say no is on your period, and a slight break after childbirth.
"Be available," the Duggar matriarch tells Today. "Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls."