Not close enough for any inappropriate touching, obviously, but without another dude in between, which is mandatory during the “just friends” phase. In the wake of the Josh Duggar molestation scandal going public years later, Jim Bob and Michelle gave in interview in which they talked about all of the things they did in its aftermath.
In between blaming Josh’s indiscretions on being a curious pubescent boy, they discussed family rules that resulted from this, such as the children no longer being allowed to play co-ed hide and seek.
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 21 things the Duggars specifically do not allow ...
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.Achieving independence is an essential part of your child’s journey to adulthood.To make this journey successfully, children need freedom to try new things. Here are some ideas to help you and your child find the right balance.That's right, no two children regardless of age are allowed to go off alone, even in the context of this childhood pastime.How much that really helps the situation they were responding to remains to be seen.Yet, despite his hypocrisy, and the fact that everything about them has been under more scrutiny, the Duggars weathered the storm.TLC axed , and you can count on them never backing down from their beliefs.This might be hard to handle, but exploring opinions and ideas is one of the ways your child works out where she fits in the world.And if you have a difference of opinion, it’s a good chance for you to talk about how people often have different perspectives and that’s OK.The Duggar parents often accompany their kids on dates in order to maintain "accountability" and "keep things from going in the wrong direction," per Jim Bob.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.