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Jessa Duggar's Fiance Ben Seewald Moves Into The Family Home

08/28/2014 10:10 am ET | Updated Aug 28, 2014

Jessa Duggar's fiance Ben Seewald has officially moved into the Duggar family home.

The 19-year-old, who was living four hours away with his parents in Hot Springs, moved into the Tontitown, Arkansas residence to be able to spend more time with his new fiancee and help her family out with housework.

"It has been really good," Duggar's father Jim Bob told People. "He has been able to spend a lot more time with Jessa and our family. We have a guesthouse in front of our house, with a shower and everything, separate from the main house."

With Seewald nearby, the Duggar father says his chaperone duties have been on the rise.

"It is a little more labor intensive for Dad," he told People. "We did set a curfew. By midnight, every night, we need to make sure everybody is back in their place. Jessa and Ben have set up their own courtship standards. They did not hold hands until they got engaged. After they got engaged, they started holding hands ... They will be saving their first kiss for their wedding day."

Duggar, 21, began seeing Seewald last year through a courting process documented on the family's TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting." The couple announced their engagement earlier this month.

"We are so blessed to be engaged!" they said in a statement. "God has written an amazing story through our courtship, and another chapter has just begun! We are thrilled to see what the future holds -- especially the wedding bells!"

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