Jessa Duggar: Did Hubby Ben Seewald Slam '19 Kids and Counting' Parents in Wake of Josh Duggar Sexual Molestation Scandal?

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Jessa Duggar has been inadvertently thrown into the middle of the Josh Duggar sexual molestation scandal. Now some are wondering if her husband, Ben Seewald, threw a bit of a diss in the direction of the leaders of the 19 Kids and Counting family--Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.

So far it seems like the Duggar family knew the whistle was about to be blown on Josh Duggar. His wife, Anna Duggar, posted a cryptic message on Instagram about forgiveness, and now a post from Ben Seewald has come to the attention of fans. It stands to reason if Anna Duggar knew Josh Duggar's cover was about to be blown, that Jessa Duggar and her husband knew it, too. In fact, many speculate Jessa Duggar was likely among Josh's sexual abuse victims.

It was in a message about his parents--Michael and Guinn Seewald--that Ben Seewald seemingly knew what was coming down, and maybe threw a little shade at Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.

"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," he captioned the photo.

A photo posted by Ben Seewald (@ben_seewald) on

Here's the message Anna Duggar posted in the days prior to Josh's sexual molestation scandal hitting the media.

A photo posted by Anna Duggar (@annaduggar) on

It's becoming abundantly clear that the 19 Kids and Counting family members knew this devastating information was about to hit national--even international--news. Josh and Anna Duggar even bought a home in Arkansas earlier this year. Will he and his family now return home to be even closer to his victims--including purported victims Jessa Duggar Seewald, Jill Duggar Dillard, Jana Duggar, and Jinger Duggar?

And do you think Ben Seewald--even though his parents support Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar during this scandal--was, perhaps even without realizing--his in-laws? Do note the part where he praised his parents about protecting him and his siblings.

Ben Seewald surely knows what Jessa Duggar may have experienced at the hands of Josh Duggar. And what husband can simply sit by without reacting to something like that?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.