Jessa Duggar & Ben Seewald Have Already Moved In Together (VIDEO)

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It takes a special kind of person to be able to move in with their significant other's parents. And Ben Seewald, who just got engaged to Jessa Duggar, is clearly that kind of person. That's right, Ben and Jessa are living together now ... with the rest of the Duggar clan.

Throughout their relationship, Ben and Jessa had been living four hours apart from each other and only were spending one to two days per month together -- not exactly an ideal situation. So, Jim Bob decided to ask his future son-in-law to move in with his large family in their Tontitown, Arkansas, home a few weeks ago -- in a separate guest house, of course -- so his and Jessa's relationship "could be really accelerated." And, naturally, Seewald jumped at the chance. "He was all for it," Jim Bob said. "And his parents were happy about it."

But, of course, there are some rules. 

Ben, who will be helping the Duggars out with various projects they have going on -- from cutting the grass to paperwork -- still is not allowed to be alone with his bride-to-be. The couple will always have a chaperone, and a strict curfew of midnight (which is actually later than I would have thought) has been enforced by Mom and Dad. Ben and Jessa still are only at the point of holding hands -- something they started doing after they got engaged -- and still plan on saving their first kiss for their wedding day. Wonder if any of the rules they've set for themselves will get harder now that they're seeing each other on a daily basis?

Like I said, it takes a special kind of person to move in with their significant other's family -- particularly when said family is so enormous. But the silver lining? If Ben and Jessa can make it through this, they can likely make it through anything. I'm betting these two crazy kids will have a long, beautiful life together -- with, yes, lots and lots of kids.

Do you think it was a good idea for Ben to move in with Jessa?

 

Image via Jessa Duggar/Instagram

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nonmember avatar myop

I understand conservative values, but I really think they go over board with it. But I guess as long as the kids are still under their roof they will have to follow the rules it just seems kind of ridiculous to have "rules" for a woman old enough to be engaged. There kids don't have to be as conservative as they are they should let them decide for themselves.

Amy Pratt

Their kids aren't forced to do anything, myop. They chose it. Yes they're old enough, but they all share the same values as their parents. They chose their lives and how thy live them.

nonmember avatar Gina

So their relationship can be "accelerated"? These people seem to put too much of a priority on marrying their children off and having them reproduce. Maybe he just chose a poor choice of wording, and having then get married isn't a major priority. Good luck to these two. Marriage is hard...especially when you barely know your spouse.

AHutchy4 AHutchy4

Ben moved in with the Duggars to film the TV show, plain and simple. Jim Bob Duggar will exploit his children and their milestones until the day he dies. Those children have been raised to accept him as the authority of the family.

nonmember avatar meghan

Amy Pratt, Of course they are being forced. They have lived this life from birth. They don't even realize they have a choice. They could break free, but were would they go? Who would be there for them? All they know is their little cult. They disgust me.

mrsary mrsary

I agree with it being for TV.

NeonG... NeonGirl9583

Ben likes the attention he gets from the show.

nonmember avatar S

I realize that there are good children in the world still, and a lot of these kids probably are. They've been raised to respect there mother and father, that being said- I don't think that the way they were raised as far as relationships go is correct. I'm really surprised none of them have broken off on their own and had relationships, or done whatever they feel like. (if they haven't, not that I really keep up with the show.) There's bound to be one rebel in the group.

Personally, I believe that teaching these kids that it is inappropriate to kiss or anything before marriage is just like telling them, "Hurry! Get married as fast as you can so you can be with this person!" Two months, three months- even a year is hardly long enough to truly know a person. It's nice to believe love could exist with no physical interaction, but it can't. And I'm sorry, you can't truly know someone well enough to marry them within a few months. If you were the type of person that married quickly, and are still with your S/O, great! That means with all you learned about them after marrying you still love them. You can't say though that you knew everything about that person. Children need to have other relationships too, as well as adults do- so that they can understand heart break and love.

BGarcel BGarcel

Why haven't they admitted that the wedding is rushed because they had sex and conceived?

nonmember avatar Eileen

I'm sorry, they are moved in together how?? I believe that living together means that they are in the same home alone. They are not living together, they are spending more time together but not alive and not overnight in the same building. Shame on you for " reporting" this as something else !!!

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