Ben Seewald FINALLY Gets a Job ... Kind Of

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At this point in their "careers" as reality stars, the Duggars really don't have to work for money.

Of course, there are still many reasons why it's in their best interest to remain employed.

For one thing, the Duggars have already had one show canned by TLC, and their spinoff, Counting On, is always on the brink of cancelation.

Jessa and Ben: Ready to Be Parents!

They've made some serious bank from their two series, but it's not "never work again" money, particularly with the way this family likes to procreate.

On top of that, the Duggars don't exactly have the same audience as the Kardashians.

Their viewers don't tune in for lifestyle porn featuring wealthy reality stars.

They crave the illusion that the Duggars are salt of the earth, hard-working folks - which is why so many fans have taken issue with this simple fact:

Ben Seewald doesn't work.

Ben Seewald and Meredith Duggar

Sure, Ben picks up odd jobs for his father-in-law now and then, but it's not hard to see why so many believe he's something of a ...

Let's just say that an able-bodied soon-to-be father of two with a wealth of connections should be able to secure more substantial employment.


Now it seems that Ben, or whoever is in charge of the family's PR these days, has heard the concerns and received the message loud and clear.

That source wants to assure viewers that Jessa's better half isn't about to be some Rob Kardashian-esque layabout. Oh no.

So what's he up to?

Jessa, Ben, Spurgeon and Baby Bump

According to the Facebook page for Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Arkansas ... Ben Seewald has landed a job as a preacer!

There's no better way to placate the Duggar faithful than that!

Unfortunately, calling this a "job" would be a bit of a stretch.

Even the most cursory investigation into his new gig reveals that Spurgeon's dad has a total of two hours of actual work lined up for 2017.

Jessa, Ben and Spurgeon Seewald

It seems Ben will only be preaching on June 16 and 17 at the Evangelism Reformation Conference in Hurst, Texas.

No word on whether or not it's a paying gig.

All we can say is that hopefully, Jessa's husband won't be engaging any snake-handling or other dangerous activities.

We're also guessing a job preaching at a weekend Evangelical conference in rural Texas doesn't come with healthcare.

No word on how Jim Bob, the patriarch of the Duggars and never one to mince words, feels about his son-in-law's work allergy.

Given his oft-reiterated belief that idle hands are the devil's playthings, however, we're guessing he's gonna be less than thrilled.

Maybe not as upset as he gets when confronted with things like swimwear that doesn't cover one's entire body, but upset.

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