9 Things the Duggar Family Does NOT Allow (You Won't Believe #7 or #8, Even For Them)!

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The Duggar family's conservative values and penchant for courting, rather than dating, when it comes to children coming of age and finding mates are well established.

You won't believe some of the specific things they don't allow, however.

"In today's day and time, it's a little bit strange to be in our early 20s and still have not had sex," the newly engaged Jessa Duggar admitted in a recent interview.

"But," she adds, "it's how our parents did it."

That it is, and it's admirably old-fashioned.

Whether you subscribe to their methodology or not, one has to hand it to the Duggar family for setting moral standards for themselves and sticking to them.

People could learn a lot from their devotion to the core values in their lives. Some of the strict rules they've established to enforce this policy, however?

Strong Christian beliefs are something untold millions of Americans share, but not a lot take them to the levels Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar do.

The Duggar family dating rules are geared toward getting to know one another, and each other's families. The singular purpose is evaluating life partners.

In theory, that sounds virtuous and wonderfully traditional, a product of a bygone era and a beacon of light in a modern world. And in a sense, it is.

But wait until you see the gallery above.

If you watch 19 Kids and Counting online, you won't be surprised by some of the things they don't let their kids do. Others, though, are eye-opening.

Do they take it too far? Should the rest of us be more like them? Is there a happy medium somewhere in between? All questions with no clear answer.

Seriously, go and see all that it entails to be, or date, a Duggar family member. Then tell us what you think of their unorthodox life philosophy below ...

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Duggar Family Quotes

When you've missed [sex] for seven days, you look forward to it even more! - Michelle Duggar

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. - Michelle Duggar on saying yes (yes, and more yes) to sex