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Anna Duggar's Isolated Life: She Feels It Is 'Not Godly' to Get Mad at Josh

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Anna Duggar's Isolated Life: She Feels It Is 'Not Godly' to Get Mad at Josh

Originally posted 08/26/2015 08:00AM

Anna Duggar's siblings beg her to leave husband Josh after his shocking double life is revealed. Subscribe now for more on the cheating scandal and the Duggars' ultra-conservative lifestyle, only in PEOPLE!

Josh Duggar won't be dodging flying dishes any time soon.

When his wife Anna learned that her husband of seven years had been cheating on her and concealing his pornography addiction, it's likely her voice never even raised above a whisper.

"She doesn't get mad," a source close to the Duggars tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week's issue. "You are not allowed to get mad. It's not godly for a woman."

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Why Anna Duggar Married Josh Despite His Molestation Past

Why Anna Duggar Married Josh Despite His Molestation Past

Originally posted 08/27/2015 01:50PM

Anna Duggar's siblings beg her to leave husband Josh after his shocking double life is revealed. Subscribe now for more on the cheating scandal and the Duggars' ultra-conservative lifestyle, only in PEOPLE! 

Long before the world ever knew about the sexual abuse that had transpired in the Duggar family household – where former 19 Kids and Counting stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's eldest son Josh, as a teenager, had molested five underage girls, including his sisters Jill and Jessa – that dark secret was shared with the woman who was soon to be his wife.

"Anna did know," a source close to Josh's wife tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. "Her whole family knew something had happened."

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Looking Back at Josh Duggar's First Attempt at Recovery: Controversial 'Lust Counseling' and 'Hard Physical Work'

Looking Back at Josh Duggar's First Attempt at Recovery: Controversial 'Lust Counseling' and 'Hard Physical Work'

Originally posted 08/27/2015 10:35AM

Anna Duggar's siblings beg her to leave husband Josh after his shocking double life is revealed. Subscribe now for more on the cheating scandal and the Duggars' ultra-conservative lifestyle, only in PEOPLE!

Josh Duggar's family announced on their website Wednesday that he is currently at "a long-term treatment center" in an effort to achieve "wholeness and recovery."

The 27-year-old checked into the facility less than a week after his bombshell revelation that he'd developed an addiction to pornography and cheated on his wife, Anna – but this isn't the first time Josh has received treatment for sexual misbehavior.

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All About Josh Duggar's Wife Anna: Her Parents Are Even 'More Extreme' Than the Duggars, Says Source

All About Josh Duggar's Wife Anna: Her Parents Are Even 'More Extreme' Than the Duggars, Says Source

Originally posted 08/27/2015 08:00AM

Anna Duggar's siblings beg her to leave husband Josh after his shocking double life is revealed. Subscribe now for more on the cheating scandal and the Duggars' ultra-conservative lifestyle, only in PEOPLE!

It's been a hellish week for Anna Duggar.

On Aug. 20, her purported ultra-conservative Christian husband Josh Duggar admitted to cheating on her and having an addiction to pornography. Now, his parents, former 19 Kids and Counting stars Jim Bob and Michelle, have announced that he's entered a long-term rehabilitation program, leaving Anna and their four young kids to weather this maelstrom without him.

For this week's cover story, a source close to Anna gave PEOPLE exclusive insight into what Josh's embattled wife is really like.

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The Duggars and Quiverfull: Inside the Extreme Religious Movement That Teaches Children Are 'Weapons in the Culture War' | The Duggars

The Duggars and Quiverfull: Inside the Extreme Religious Movement That Teaches Children Are 'Weapons in the Culture War'

Originally posted 08/26/2015 11:00AM

Anna Duggar's siblings beg her to leave husband Josh after his shocking double life is revealed. Subscribe now for more on the cheating scandal and the Duggars' ultra-conservative lifestyle, only in PEOPLE!

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have always said that they are not part of the Quiverfull movement.

Although they have carefully avoided an association with any specific ideology, the Duggars' publicly held beliefs mirrors that of the conservative patriarchal movement, a catch-all term that encompasses several fundamentalist Christian sects – including the best known, Quiverfull.

The movement took off in the mid-'80s with the publication of Mary Pride's book The Way Home: Beyond Feminism, Back to Reality, in which Pride argued for a bible-based role for women.

Quiverfull takes its name from an Old Testament psalm that likens children to "arrows" and says, "Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them."

"In the Quiverfull movement, your kids are blessings from God and they are also weapons in the culture war," says Cavan Concannon, assistant professor of religion at the University of Southern California. "Some people in the movement would say that part of having a lot of kids is an attempt to birth more conservative Christians in a world that doesn't have enough of them."

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'Duggarville' Exposed: Jim Bob 'Is Like a Dictator'; How the Clan Uses a Code Word to Repress Lust

'Duggarville' Exposed: Jim Bob 'Is like a Dictator'; How the Clan Uses a Code Word to Repress Lust

Originally posted 08/26/2015 08:00AM

Anna Duggar's siblings beg her to leave husband Josh after his shocking double life is revealed. Subscribe now for more on the cheating scandal and the Duggars' ultra-conservative lifestyle, only in PEOPLE!

For a decade on the hit TLC show 19 Kids and Counting, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar played the roles of "traditional" parents keeping their vast brood in line with warmth, gentle guidance and good humor.

But behind the scenes, powerful patriarch Jim Bob, 50, exerts authority over his wife and family, several close sources tell PEOPLE in this week's issue. (The Duggar family did not respond to requests for comment.)

"Jim Bob's favorite word is 'no,' " says one Duggar family source. "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."

Adds a second source: "Jim Bob calls the shots. Always has and always will."

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Inside Josh Duggar's Double Life: 'There Was Always Something a Bit Odd About Josh'

Inside Josh Duggar's Shocking Double Life: 'There Was Always Something a Bit Odd About Josh'

Originally posted 08/26/2015 07:00AM

Anna Duggar's siblings beg her to leave husband Josh after his shocking double life is revealed. Subscribe now for more on the cheating scandal and the Duggars' ultra-conservative lifestyle, only in PEOPLE!

When Josh Duggar confessed to infidelity and a pornography addiction, he didn't just open a window into his own "double life," as he called it – he also drew more scrutiny than ever to the insular world that his family has zealously guarded for years.

"It's hurting everyone involved," a Duggar family source tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. "Everyone feels betrayed." (The Duggar family did not respond to requests for comment.)

RELATED: 'Duggarville' Exposed: Jim Bob 'Is Like a Dictator'; How the Clan Uses a Codeword to Repress Lust

After Josh, 27, met his future wife Anna at a Christian conference in 2006, both sets of parents – who share a fundamentalist Christian ideology – encouraged a "courtship." At the time, the 2006 police report revealing that Josh had molested five underage girls when he was a teen was not yet public.

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Anna Duggar's Siblings Begged Her to Leave Josh – She Cut Them Off, Says Source

Anna Duggar's Siblings Begged Her to Leave Josh – She Cut Them Off, Says Source

Originally posted 08/25/2015 03:15PM

Anna Duggar's siblings beg her to leave husband Josh after his shocking double life is revealed. Subscribe now for more on the cheating scandal and the Duggars' ultra-conservative lifestyle, only in PEOPLE!

They say blood is thicker than water, but not in this case.

Out of Anna Duggar's eight siblings, two tried to go to her rescue following her husband Josh's most recent heartbreaking scandal. On Aug. 20, he admitted to cheating and having a porn addiction, just three months after admitting to molesting five girls when he was a teenager. But she's choosing to stick by his side.

"Some of Anna's siblings are very angry and want her and the kids to get away from him," a source close to Anna tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "But they can't make that decision for her, and it doesn't seem like that's what she's going to do."

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Giuliana Rancic Thinks Kelly Osbourne's Comments Are 'Pathetic,' Says Source

Giuliana Rancic Thinks Kelly Osbourne's Comments Are 'Pathetic,' Says Source

Originally posted 08/24/2015 05:50PM

Giuliana Rancic is fed up with her former Fashion Police co-host, Kelly Osbourne, says a source close to Rancic.

After Osbourne told TheWrap that Rancic is "a liar" and said, "I don't think she's a good person," the Giuliana & Bill star was baffled. "Giuliana doesn't understand why Kelly continues to make disparaging remarks about her," says the source. "They're so ridiculous."

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Kelly Osbourne Blasts 'Liar' Giuliana Rancic: 'I Don't Think She's a Good Person'

Kelly Osbourne Blasts 'Liar' Giuliana Rancic: 'I Don't Think She's a Good Person'

Originally posted 08/24/2015 10:50AM

Kelly Osbourne is not holding back about her feelings toward former Fashion Police co-host Giuliana Rancic.

"I will never admit to liking Giuliana because I don't," Osbourne, 30, told TheWrap at the 4th Annual NYX Face Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday. "I don't think she's a good person and I think she's a liar."

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