With controversy swirling around the oldest Duggar son Josh after his secret Ashley Madison life was exposed, people are more interested than ever in the real story behind the traditional values family.
But according to People magazine, not all is fine and dandy with the Duggar clan.
“Jim Bob’s favorite word is ‘no,’ ” People’s family source says.
“He’s like a dictator. He once saw a guy kissing a girl before marriage and confronted him about it. And the guy said, ‘Jim Bob, show me that verse in the Bible that says we can’t kiss. Get out your Bible.’ And Jim Bob was like, ‘Uhhhh …’ because no one ever confronts Jim Bob. No one.”
The girls are not allowed to kiss before marriage. All dates during their courting period must be chaperoned. Once they are engaged, they can hug.
“They don’t talk about sex. They don’t talk about sexuality,” the source says.
In light of the latest revelation that Josh Duggar was on the cheating dating website Ashley Madison, the sources says nothing is expected to change with his wife Anna. She “will continue to have little contact with the world beyond the family’s tightly controlled lifestyle,” People writes.
“The scary thing is, I don’t know who is talking to Anna, outside of the people in Duggarville,” says the source.
One mom’s Facebook post on Anna went viral Tuesday, expressing concern over what the wife will now do.
“What is Anna Duggar supposed to do? She can’t divorce because the religious environment she was brought up would blame her and ostracize her for it. Even if she would risk that, she has no education and no work experience to fall back on, so how does she support her kids?,” she wrote.