Josh Duggar has experience a lot of scandals over the past few years. After being outed for a child molestation controversy involving his younger sisters, the 19 Kids and Counting star found himself in the middle of a cheating and sex addiction scandal. Despite all of Josh’s missteps, Anna has stuck faithfully by his side— but that doesn’t mean she enjoys more freedom under the family’s strict rules.
Every member of the Duggar family follows a strict set of rules that are based on their religious ideologies. Most of the rules the family follows are related to dating and outward appearance, and even the spouses of the Duggars are expected to comply.
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But when it comes to who runs the family and has more control, most of the rules benefit the men over the women.
For starters, Josh has the final say in every single financial decision the family makes. This includes all the spending, paying bills, and saving for retirement.
Even worse, Anna doesn’t get an allowance for spending and must ask permission to buy anything. And that’s not the only sacrifice she’s had to make.
Anna was forced to hand over all her passwords after she tied the knot with Josh. In the Duggar household, the kids are not allowed social media accounts until they are married, and the Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar run everything on social media.
Friday we traveled 436 miles to reach Waco and had a wonderful visit at the Silos! Our kids had fun playing corn toss with dad, while mom went shopping! A group of us had an amazing lunch at Magnolia Table. After lunch was finished, Mason was ready for a nap and mom was ready for coffee (a mom’s nap in cup!). Thanks Chip & Joanna for your investment in Waco… our family made many special memories! #Waco
We don’t exactly know how Josh and Anna handle things when it comes to social media, but we’re pretty sure Josh has the final say about what gets posted and what gets taken down.
The Duggars are known for being very strict when it comes to clothing too. In fact, the girls in the family are not allowed to wear pants, even if they need to protect their legs.
That said, the Duggars seem to have relaxed on this rule over the past year as several girls in the family have been spotted wearing pants, including Jinger Duggar. We don’t know if Anna has also taken the plunge and put on a pair of pants, but it wouldn’t be a complete shock if she did.
You know you’re a #DuggarMom when your kids eat cucumbers faster than you can prepare them! I’m so thankful for the 5 beautiful children God has given us (+1 in heaven!). Jim Bob & Michelle have 10 grandchildren and 2 more on the way. On Joshua’s side of the family I’m mommy to 1/2 of the grandchildren so far…and the only grand-daughters! #FunFactFriday @duggarfam
Despite the fact that Josh cheated on Anna on multiple occasions, she isn’t allowed to converse with men. The only men Anna can talk to are Jim Bob and Josh’s brothers and brothers-in-laws. Everyone else is off the table.
Between all the rules and Josh’s scandals, inside sources claim that Anna is absolutely miserable in her marriage. With divorce out of the question for the conservative family, it sadly looks as though Anna Duggar will weather the storm and stick by Josh Duggar’s side. For Anna’s sake, we can only hope that isn’t the case.