Ben Seewald is in a most precarious situation. He only recently married into the 19 Kids and Counting family in November–making Jessa Duggar his wife.
In the past few days, the media has run rampant with reports about Jessa’s brother, Josh Duggar, having sexually molested five minor females–four of whom are his own sisters–several years back when Josh was a teen.
Several members of the 19 Kids and Counting family posted messages on social media that have led some to believe they knew Josh Duggar’s cover was about to be blown.
About a week before the sexual molestation scandal hit the news, Ben Seewald posted a very interesting message to and about his parents via Instagram.
“A little late in posting, but I had a wonderful Mother’s day with my Mom and wife! I want to give a shout out to my Mom and Dad. They’ve always sought to please God in raising me and my siblings. They’ve been loving, caring, and provided us with a good home and many happy memories. While many parents are abusing their children, earning the condemnation of God, my parents have always been protective of us and by God’s grace have made our home a safe haven. They loved us enough to have standards, rooted in Scripture, and stick by them even when it would’ve been easier for them just to let us do whatever we wanted to. They loved us too much for that. That’s a lot to say in this culture where parents who care enough to set standards for their kids are mocked and dishonored and where the ones who yield to their rebellious children in compromise are praised as “loving”. I realize they’re not perfect. No parents are. Yet over the years, as their oldest, I’ve seen them grow and mature, humble themselves before God and us children and ask forgiveness when they’ve ever been in the wrong. Atop all of this, they’ve endeavored to pass on the greatest gift to us, the love of Jesus Christ. They’ve faithfully read His Word to us and told us of His grace. They’ve always brought us to church, to grow in the faith and have given me a vision for eternity, by the grace of God, so that my life wouldn’t be wasted, or my eternity damned. Their prayers, guidance, and companionship I cherish to this day,” Ben Seewald captioned the post.
If Josh Duggar told Anna Duggar and her family that he had committed these heinous acts two years before they got married, do you imagine Jessa Duggar told Ben Seewald she was among her brother’s victims–if that is the case–prior to them tying the knot as well?
Aw! Pregnant Jessa Duggar wishes her "best friend" Ben Seewald happy birthday: http://t.co/EuqVVw3Z8Y
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) May 20, 2015
Regardless if Ben Seewald knew about Josh Duggar’s actions in advance of the current barrage of media reports, it still must be painful knowing what he purportedly did to Jessa Duggar and her sisters.