The Duggar family's most extreme rules: Group texts only, Instagram bans and other controversial mandates

By Jennifer Kline,

Nov 17th, 2018 at 10:48PM

The Duggar family has seen its share of success and humiliation, thanks to a bizarre sex scandal that rocked the ultra-conservative clan. But save for a few embarrassing events, the Duggars have adhered to a shockingly strict "code of ethics," if you will, for their entire lives.

With 19 children to their name, ranging in age from 7 to 29, parents Jim Bob and Michelle have effectively held all their kids to even the most puzzling house rules. While premarital sex bans are a given -- they are religious Christians, after all -- other directives aren't quite as predictable. And while it's totally possible that behind closed doors, the kids (particularly the adult ones) resent the super-severe lifestyle, it's always appeared that they don't really have complaints.

Take a look at some of the most extreme rules Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have instilled in the slideshow below!

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