Earlier this month, we learned that Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald got engaged.
It was assumed that they would be subjected to the same Duggar courtship rules as Jessa's older married siblings, but now it looks as though Jim Bob and Michelle have lightened up a bit in their old age, as they're allowing Ben to live in their guest house.
They're still the Duggars, of course, so as Jim Bob explains in this clip from the September 2 episode of 19 Kids and Counting, Ben's time with the Duggars will be closely chaperoned with a curfew and side-hugs strictly enforced:
"By midnight every night, we need to make sure everyone is back in their place," Jim Bob says. "Jessa and Ben have set up their own courtship standards. Just like Jill and Derick, they will be saving their first kiss for their wedding day."
Ben seems happy to follow the rules, but concedes that living in such close proximity to Jessa will make it "more difficult to maintian courtship standards."
Seewald had previously lived five hours away from the Duggars in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Jim Bob says he permitted Ben to move into the guest house only because he'd hired his future son-in-law to do some work in the area.