Jessa Duggar's husband, Ben Seewald, has a different kind of 'profession.' It has often attracted speculation and criticism. So far, he has been bashed up by readers for not landing a "real" job outside his father-in-law's land.
According to Inquisitr. right before and since he got married, he has been working with the Duggars.
Jim had said before Seewald wed Jessa, "We have so many projects to do that we need help for - everything from construction projects to keeping the grass mowed to putting roof on a building, paperwork and things like that - and we asked him if he would be interested in moving up here so that Jessa and his relationship could be really accelerated."
But many readers on Instagram have asked, according to Hollywood Gossip: "Hey Jessa, has Ben gotten a job yet?"
One skeptic answered, "Ben works for the Duggars," and "Let me rephrase. Jessa, does Ben have a real job yet, outside of doing chores on the Duggar compound?"
Jim Bob Duggar had explained to People that he had given Ben permission to woo Jessa. After all, he was among the first suitors to give hints of "a spiritual focus and legitimate calling about ministry work."
Seewald wanted to be a preacher, and attend a seminary school. But he still has "a long way to go" before he can get into one. Still, he is trying to talk to high Christian luminaries. Grace Reformed Baptist Church's Facebook page explains that he will soon speak at the Evangelism Reformation Conference in Hurst, Texas.
This is perhaps as close to a 'profession' outside the Duggar farm that he can think of at present. Not all his co-religionists, though, seem nice to critics, so he is still attracting a lot of flak. Jason Lisle, one speaker, had said "there is no such thing as an atheist."
Another Preacher Voddie Baucham, who favors corporal punishment for children, had once said that toddlers should be spanked all day for wrong-doing.
Another thing he said was also controversial, bizarre and rather nast, "A lot of men are leaving their wives for younger women because they yearn for attention from younger women. And God gave them a daughter who can give them that. And instead they go find a substitute daughter....you've seen it, we've all seen it. These old guys going and finding these substitute daughters."
Looking at this kind of company that Ben Seewald is going to keep, it isn't clear whether critics would consider that his profession qualifies for a "real" or an "unreal" job then.