Married just three months, the couple reveal intimate details of their romance and life together to PEOPLE

By Alicia C. Dennis
Updated February 17, 2015 08:30 PM

Duggar exclusive! Jessa and Ben Seewald open up about date nights, first fights, and their decision to adopt. Subscribe now for instant access to their at home interview, only in PEOPLE.

From the moment they began courting to their scavenger hunt engagement day and their Duggar-sized wedding just months later, Ben and Jessa Seewald have been making their own rules.

In an exclusive sit-down with PEOPLE, the newlyweds and stars of TLC’s hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting, whose ninth season starts Tuesday at 9 p.m., open up about married life.

“One thing I’ve had to adjust to,” Jessa, 22, says, “is not having my siblings around – especially my sisters because we are so close.”

Still, she gives her new husband Ben, 19, a squeeze and adds, “But I am so happy to be married to you.”

Jessa, the third daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, has settled into a cozy home in Springdale, Arkansas with Ben, and PEOPLE captured their new lives in an exclusive photo shoot and interview.

For Jessa and Ben Seewald’s exclusive home interview, as well as the latest on Jill and Derick Dillard’s birth plans, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday