The Duggar Sons: Why Can’t Any of Them Find Jobs?!

We’ve spoken at length about a strange phenomenon happening within the Duggar family these days.

It seems that several of Jim Bob’s children have failed to succeed as adults, despite being born into remarkable affluence and an environment that strongly encourages the acquisition of wealth.

Some say the Duggars have been spoiled by reality TV stardom.

Others claim the Duggars’ homeschooling left them unprepared to be competitive in the real world.

Whatever the case, several of Jim Bob and Michelle’s adult children are struggling to get by.

The good news is, they don’t have to worry about losing their jobs due to the coronavirus recession, as none of them have jobs to lose.

The bad news is … well, pretty much everything else about their lives.

Here’s a look at how Jim Bobs offspring are currently earning their daily bread:

1. The Lost Generation

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The children of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have struggled mightily in their adult lives. The Duggars pride themselves on their work ethic, but some of them are barely working … and barely getting by.

2. The Family Business

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Obviously, the next generation of Duggars is at least partially supported by earnings from the family’s reality show, but that might not amount to quite as much cash as you would think.

3. War of Words

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The ongoing feud between Jim Bob Duggar and Derick Dillard has offered several illuminating insights into how the family operates behind the scenes, many of them having to do with finances.

4. Bombshell

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Derick claims that Jim Bob keeps the money that TLC pays his kids, and doles it out to them only as needed.

5. Daily Degradation

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So essentially, Jim Bob’s adult children are grownups who still receive an allowance. No wonder so many of them are said to be unhappy with their current situation.

6. Dad and CEO

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Of course, it’s important to note that Jim Bob offers his kids more than just a cash allowance. He also permits the men in the family to take part in his other business ventures.

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Duggar Courtship Rules: Do ANY of Jim Bob’s Kids Actually Follow Them?

For a family that’s famous for its dedication to reproduction, the Duggars have very strict rules about male-female relations.

The Duggars first caught the attention of TV producers who were drawn to the spectacle of this nice, young-ish couple.

Lots of those out there, sure. But Jim Bob and Michelle had 14 kids, more on the way, and no plans for how to … anything.

Yet they made it work, and while their lifestyle was clearly very different than most of us can relate to, it became a big hit.

Faith, family and frugality were the central tenets of Jim Bob and company, and soon enough, an empire was growing.

But as time went on, more Duggars entered the world, and their show became more popular, more eyebrows were raised.

Viewers and producers alike realized that the Duggars’ belief system was even more unusual than the sheer size of the clan.

Jim Bob and Michelle are downright obsessed with rules, and the Duggar courtship guidelines are the strictest of them all.

But as you’re about to find out, they’re also the toughest to enforce. Especially nowadays as the young ones grow up.

Keep reading for a complete breakdown of how each Duggar duo responded to the stringent edicts governing their sex lives.

[UPDATE: Some recent developments — including a shocking accusation of infidelity —  have led to increased scrutiny of the Duggars’ bizarre courtship rules. Read on for more information.]

1. Falling In Line?

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Of all the strange customs practiced by the Duggar clan, the courtship rules are among the most bizarre. They’re also among the most controversial, even within the family.

2. Starting Early

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The courtship rules have been a part of life in Jim Bob and Michelle’s brood from the very beginning. And the kids are introduced to them at a very young age.

3. Sneaker Heads

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The conditioning starts long before Duggar kids reach dating age. One commonly cited example of this is the practice of shouting, “Nike!” when a “provocatively-dressed” woman is spotted in public. This is done as a sign for the boys to avert their eyes by looking at their shoes.

4. We Kid You Not

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Yes, believe it or not, Jim Bob and Michelle are that creepy, and that obsessed with the urges of their adolescent children.

5. The Goal

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Of course, they think this is the best way of curtailing their kids’ desires and preventing them from becoming overly-obsessed with sex.

6. The Reality

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However, experience has taught them that that’s not the case, as their eldest son, Josh, grew up to be a sexual predator.

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