Longtime Duggars followers know the women are stay-at-home moms, so it’s up to the men of the family to be the providers, at least financially.
So, what is Ben’s job?
His job title is technically “handyman,” and seeing as he married Jessa at the very young age of 19, he never finished earning his associate’s degree in political science. Instead, he has been known to work the occasional job for Jessa’s dad, Jim Bob Duggar. This means TLC checks basically support the family.
“You know what would be fun? A reality show about Ben Seewald applying for jobs,” one viewer hilariously tweeted. It would go for at least five seasons twice a week.”
Ben is also known for taking on preaching gigs, similar to fellow Duggar in-law Jeremy Vuolo, who married Jessa’s sister Jinger, and works as a preacher at a small church. In a clip on YouTube, Ben preached about “submission,” a topic he spoke about at the Evangelism Reformation Conference last year.
“As we’re in a culture that praises individual autonomy, that praises individual freedom, we need to ask ourselves, ‘how does this affect our thinking? How does this affect our church life and how does this affect our evangelism?'” he says in the video. “These are questions that we have to ask ourselves.”