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16 Questions For the Duggars, Stars of "19 Kids and Counting"

Updated on September 6, 2014

If you look at some of my previous hubs, I have quite a few on the Duggar family. They are the family on the hit show "19 Kids and Counting." While I do not agree with everything they say, I overall like and respect them. They have a lot of work-ethic, strong faith in God, don't drink, go to church, remain virgins and pure, don't cuss, don't go into debt, own their house and cars outright, and they all play more than one musical instrument, and the list goes on for days.

However, just because I like them, doesn't mean that I won't ask the difficult questions. You can like a family but callout certain points that may seem hippocritical. Like I said, I like them, so please don't misconstrue my previous sentence.

While I have read all of the Duggar's books, blogs, articles, and have seen all their episodes of "19 Kids and Counting," I still have many questions. If you know the answer to any or all these questions, feel free to answer down below. If you will be offended by some of these personal questions, and think it's none of our business, you should probably skip to the next article.

1. Are they against all forms of birth control, or only those which prevent an embryo from implanting such as an inter uterine device (IUD), and chemical birth control? Are they against condoms, withdrawal, or family planning?

2. Are they fundamental Baptists or nondenominational? It has been plastered everywhere that they are Baptists, but in their book and blog they say they are merely "Bible believing Christians."

3. Was it difficult for Amy Duggar to have parents who weren't married until a few years ago, in such a conservative family? By the way for those wondering, the reason why Amy Duggar has the last name Duggar is because her mother was not married when she gave birth to Amy, and she gave Amy her last name. While she is now in Tenneesse trying to be a country singer, she is using her father's last name Jordyn, to earn a job on her own merit; not because her last name is really Duggar.

4. Amy Duggar wears pants and shorts, do the Duggars ever pressure her to follow their dress code in their house? I have noticed female guests and tv crew members wearing clothes that are up to par with the Duggars, such as women wearing skirts that fall below the knee.

5. In the older Duggars book, "It's All About the Relationships," one of the girls said if a man wanted to court them, and they were previously married, they would tell him to go and honor the vow that he made with his ex-wife. Do they think people who get divorced should never re-marry? Many times people get divorced against their will, and their ex-spouse gets remarried. According to them, would that person have to wait until the other dies? I don't even think the Old Testament would enforce that strict rule. Remember, in the Old Testament, a man only must say "I divorce you, I divorce you, I divorce you", then sign a receipt of the divorce.

Also, in Corinthians 7:15:(But if the husband or wife who isn't a believer insists on leaving, let them go. In such cases the Christian husband or wife is no longer bound to the other, for God has called you to live in peace.)

6. Would the Duggars estrange themselves if one of their kids turns out to be gay? Since they have 19 kids, statistically one or two could be gay. I have read somewhere that one of Michelle's sister is gay, and the family was estranged from her for many years.

7. Many of you have already read all over the internet about the former friends of the Duggars, the Holts. If you remember, it was the Holt's father who said there was "sin in the camp", meaning the Duggars.

8. It had been rumored that Josh Duggar courted, and was engaged to a Holt girl before he met Anna. I believe this was when he was 17-18 years old. It was rumored that "something inappropriate" happened. This might not be too far off. In the girl's book, Josh Duggar wrote an excerpt which said that he had struggled keeping his mind pure, and that he avoided situations where he might see girls dressed inappropriately. Keep in mind, to them, a normal front hug would be considered inappropriately.

9. Now that Ben Seewald is living in the Duggar's guest home (where they also record their interview each episode), are they scared something inappropriate might happen?

10. Ben Seewald is 19-years old and a sophomore at college studying business online, Will Ben work for Daddy Duggar after he and Jessa are married? Right now he does work in order to earn his keep.

11. Daddy Duggar surprised Jill with a house, will he surprise Jessa with one too? It was said on one episode that Jim Bob is living on hundreds of acres, so he can give plots to his kids when they get married.

12. Janna Duggar is almost 25-years old but is still not married. To most Americans that is pretty normal, but in their culture, she's getting up there in age. It's been rumored that she is dating a business analyst in California. Has anyone else heard anything?

13. Jill Duggar is now married and pregnant. She conceived on their 10th-day of marriage. Was her family shocked? I have no doubt she did conceive when she said she did, they both seem very serious about their religious beliefs. This isn't a question, more of a puzzlement. I hope no one has come up to her asking if she was pregnant beforehand. Most women know that determining the embryo's gestational sac, there is usually a two-week window before or after the purported date. Imagine if the baby turned out to be 11 days early, even if they truly did conceive of the 10th day.

14. Will the Duggar girls quit their career once they become mothers?

15. It's been a while since we heard from Josh and Anna in Washington DC. Is Anna expecting their 4th? One the season finale, Jill Duggar hinted at it.

16. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are worth $3.5 million. It was a little surprising when Michelle Duggar said in her book that their family is not wealthy. Jim Bob makes his money through their reality show, and he owns multiple commercial properties. Do the kids earn any money, so they can have a tidy nest egg when they leave the nest? Also, if $3,5 million dollars is not a lot of money in Arizona, what would she consider wealthy?

If you have any questions of your own, ask in the comment section down below. If you know any of the answers, please leave a comment. You are all welcome to weigh-in. Thanks!


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    • Paulie profile image


      3 years ago

      Josh Duggar was found to have two accounts on the spouse-cheating Ashley Madison adult website. His so-called apology is basically a limp passive voice blaming of porn addiction and the internet (and the Devil) making him do it.

      Go away Duggars.

      You have no respect for women.

    • Paulie profile image


      3 years ago

      Since the Josh scandal and the reported way they handled his molestation of his sisters and at least one outside child, what do you think of this family now?

    • Alli Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Alli Rose Smith 

      4 years ago from Washington, DC

      That is very true, Ann. I would be mortified if anyone looked in my closet.

    • Ann1Az2 LM profile image

      Ann1Az2 LM 

      4 years ago

      Never heard of this family - I guess I must live on another planet! lol But I can tell by your questions that it all boils down to one thing - none of us are perfect and we all have skeletons in our closet.

    • Alli Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Alli Rose Smith 

      4 years ago from Washington, DC

      Yeah, I know' thanks for reading!

    • vkwok profile image

      Victor W. Kwok 

      4 years ago from Hawaii

      I have two siblings and a whole lot of cousins, but wow!

    • Glenda Motsavage profile image

      Glenda Motsavage 

      4 years ago from The Sunshine State

      Being raised as an only child, this is mind-boggling to me! One thing is for sure... The kids never had to have "imaginary" friends growing up (like I did!).

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      Fay Favored 

      4 years ago from USA

      Having such a large family I can imagine they get asked all sorts of questions and give answers that people don't understand. I have a friend who has 19 kids in their family and she does say how hard it was for her mom. She loves having a family of that size.

    • Alli Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Alli Rose Smith 

      4 years ago from Washington, DC

      They homeschool all their children. The kids do have a buddy system with the younger. Only 13 kids are left under 18 years of age. Neither parent goes out with our bringing a few kids. Most of the time they get people to come to them, Luke doctors, play dates etc.

    • Pam Irie profile image

      Pam Irie 

      4 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I don't watch the show faithfully but catch it when I can. I just can't understand how anyone could truly take care of 19 seems basically the older kids end up doing a lot of the child rearing and chores. How could they possibly divide their time to give each child quality time? These were really interesting questions you've asked.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I've never seen the show but enjoyed reading this

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image

      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Alli, I have not watched the show, but I like the way you describe these people, this being a reality show, but this is an interesting read.


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