25 Things We Didn\'t Know About The Duggars

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25 Things We Didn’t Know About The Duggars

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25 Things We Didn\'t Know About The Duggars

While the Duggars are no stranger to headlines, there's still plenty you didn't know!

25 Things We Didn\'t Know About The Duggars
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Their Home Was Part Donation

Their Home Was Part Donation Credit: Instagram
Jim Bob purchased the land and frame for the family's home himself, but Discovery Networks partially furnished and stocked the home. They then arranged for its completion by finding local builders and suppliers willing to donate.
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Their Home Was Part Donation

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Jim Bob purchased the land and frame for the family's home himself, but Discovery Networks partially furnished and stocked the home. They then arranged for its completion by finding local builders and suppliers willing to donate.

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The J Coincidence

The J Coincidence Credit: Instagram
After Joshua, Jana, and John-David, Jim Bob and Michelle decided they had to stick with the j theme for their future children.

Apparently, the first three children's names starting with J was truly by coincidence.

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The J Coincidence

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After Joshua, Jana, and John-David, Jim Bob and Michelle decided they had to stick with the j theme for their future children.

Apparently, the first three children's names starting with J was truly by coincidence.

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Why So Many Kids?

Why So Many Kids? Credit: Facebook
The Duggars are part of the Christian Patriarchy movement. This movement within the Baptist church says — among other things — that women are created only for certain roles, one of which is to bear children.

The movement believes that the more children a woman bears to her husband, the more glory they give to the Lord.

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The Duggars are part of the Christian Patriarchy movement. This movement within the Baptist church says — among other things — that women are created only for certain roles, one of which is to bear children.

The movement believes that the more children a woman bears to her husband, the more glory they give to the Lord.

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Birth Control

Birth Control Credit: Facebook
Jim Bob and Michelle prevented pregnancy by using birth control pills early on in their marriage.
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Jim Bob and Michelle prevented pregnancy by using birth control pills early on in their marriage.

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Beach Ban

Beach Ban Credit: Instagram
The family tries to avoid beaches and swimming in public to prevent the men in the family from lusting over women.
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The family tries to avoid beaches and swimming in public to prevent the men in the family from lusting over women.

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School

School Credit: Instagram
All of the Duggar children are home-schooled using a mixture of Christian curricula.

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All of the Duggar children are home-schooled using a mixture of Christian curricula.

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Dresses & Skirts

Dresses & Skirts Credit: Instagram
For the most part, the Duggar girls are only allowed to wear dresses or skirts.
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For the most part, the Duggar girls are only allowed to wear dresses or skirts.

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Michelle's Big Honor

Michelle's Big Honor Credit: Facebook
In 2004, Michelle was named Mother of the Year by American Mothers Incorporated.
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In 2004, Michelle was named Mother of the Year by American Mothers Incorporated.

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Wedding Tape

Wedding Tape Credit: Wikimedia
Most people have a videotape of their wedding, but Jim and Michelle have a cassette tape.

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Most people have a videotape of their wedding, but Jim and Michelle have a cassette tape.

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Grocery Bills

Grocery Bills Credit: Instagram
The Duggar family spends $3K per month on groceries!
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Grocery Bills

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The Duggar family spends $3K per month on groceries!

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Ben's Big Family

Ben's Big Family Credit: Instagram
Ben Seewald — Jessa Duggar's husband — comes from a big family as well. The 21-year-old has four sisters and two brothers.
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Ben Seewald — Jessa Duggar's husband — comes from a big family as well. The 21-year-old has four sisters and two brothers.

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Birthday Months

Birthday Months Credit: Facebook
None of the children have birthdays in February or June.

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None of the children have birthdays in February or June.

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Healthy Kids

Healthy Kids Credit: Facebook
All of the 19 Duggar children (to this point) were born healthy. None suffer from any birth defects.
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All of the 19 Duggar children (to this point) were born healthy. None suffer from any birth defects.

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Jessa & Ben's Wedding Cuisine

Jessa & Ben's Wedding Cuisine Credit: Wikimedia
Jessa didn't want cake at her wedding, so they served ice cream sundaes instead.
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Jessa didn't want cake at her wedding, so they served ice cream sundaes instead.

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Jessa & Ben's Private First Kiss

Jessa & Ben's Private First Kiss Credit: Instagram
The couple wanted their first kiss to be private, so they didn't lock lips at the wedding ceremony.

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The couple wanted their first kiss to be private, so they didn't lock lips at the wedding ceremony.

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Jim & Michelle's Wedding Venue

Jim & Michelle's Wedding Venue Credit: Facebook
There was no lavish venue for the couple's wedding, instead, they were married in a hallway.
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Jim & Michelle's Wedding Venue

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There was no lavish venue for the couple's wedding, instead, they were married in a hallway.

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Church

Church Credit: Instagram
The Duggar's hold church in their own living room.
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The Duggar's hold church in their own living room.

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Josie's Birth

Josie's Birth Credit: Facebook
Josie was a premie. She was expected in March, but delivered in December.

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Josie was a premie. She was expected in March, but delivered in December.

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Obscene Amount of Pizza

Obscene Amount of Pizza Credit: Getty Images
Though not surprising, it's still difficult to comprehend: The Duggar family eats 15 large pizzas at one time.
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Though not surprising, it's still difficult to comprehend: The Duggar family eats 15 large pizzas at one time.

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Chaperoning Fees

Chaperoning Fees Credit: Facebook
The Duggar siblings charge $5 an hour to chaperone dates for their siblings.
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The Duggar siblings charge $5 an hour to chaperone dates for their siblings.

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Religion

Religion Credit: Facebook
They are all Independent Baptists.

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They are all Independent Baptists.

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No Shorts

No Shorts Credit: Facebook
The Duggars do not wear shorts.
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The Duggars do not wear shorts.

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Michelle and Jim Bob's Wedding Reception

Michelle and Jim Bob's Wedding Reception Credit: Getty Images
Michelle and Jim Bob hosted 200 people at their wedding. At the reception, they only served wedding cake, nuts, and punch.
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Michelle and Jim Bob's Wedding Reception

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Michelle and Jim Bob hosted 200 people at their wedding. At the reception, they only served wedding cake, nuts, and punch.

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Jim Bob was a Representative

Jim Bob was a Representative Credit: Getty Images
Jim Bob is actually a former two-term Arkansas State Representative.

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Jim Bob is actually a former two-term Arkansas State Representative.

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Debt Free

Debt Free Credit: Getty Images
Even though they have a ton of kids and expenses, the Duggars remain debt-free.
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Debt Free

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Even though they have a ton of kids and expenses, the Duggars remain debt-free.

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While the Duggars are no stranger to headlines, there's still plenty you didn't know!