Duggar Courtship Rules Reveal Dark Side of Counting On Clan

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7. The Stated Purpose

The Stated Purpose
The Duggars believe that all premarital physical contact is inherently sinful. When asked how they came to this view, they tell outsiders that they believe passages in the Old Testament indicate that sex is to take place only between husbands and wives, and solely for the purpose of procreation.

8. The Actual Purpose

The Actual Purpose
However, the language that members of the Quiverfull movement use with one another reveals a far more sinister intention: The Duggars and their ilk seek to neutralize the threat they feel is posed by female sexuality.

9. Defrauding

Defrauding
This agenda is reflected in the terminology used in IBLP teaching materials. For example, women who dress in provocative clothing are condemned for "defrauding" their male counterparts--that is, “stirring up desires that cannot be righteously fulfilled.”

10. A Dangerous Belief

A Dangerous Belief
Yes, in 2017, people like the Duggars are teaching their children that sexual assault is often the victim's fault. It's likely for this reason that parents Jim Bob and Michelle saw fit to protect Josh from prosecution after learning that he'd molested his sisters.

11. The Rules

The Rules
By now, you're probably beginning to realize that the Duggars' courtship rules are more dangerous and nefarious than they may seem at first sight. But what do the rules consist of exactly? Here's a rundown, as explained by Jim Bob and Michelle, during their 2014 (pre-sex scandal) interview with Today:

12. "Dating With a Purpose"

"Dating With a Purpose"
That's the way Jim Bob describes courting, and he instructs his children to think of it in those terms. “Courtship is really waiting for the one God has for you and praying through the whole process,” he tells Today. “It’s really examining the person and considering, ‘Would this be the guy I want to be the father of my kids?’”

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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