12 responses to Amish Married Couple: “We are 100% content” (Video)
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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Amish Married Couple: “We are 100% content” (Video) (March 13th, 2017 at 11:25)

    I wonder how long they had been married during the 2006 interview (my own daughter married that same year). Both couples (it seems) have had 2 children. Both seem happy. I suspect the more you have (Englisch) the more difficult it is to stay happy–more to worry about, distract you, etc. I personally think the Amish are happier in that regard…being “apart” from the world and its temptations.

    I wish them all happiness and contentment with their life choices.

    Enjoyed this post…hope Oprah does more updates in the future.

    Alice Mary

    • In the first part, I would guess they’re maybe late 20s to early 30s…so maybe around 5 years or so? Video quality is not great but that was my first impression combined with a guess :)

      I feel a real positive vibe from these two, they do seem happy. Was nice to hear David reaffirm their feeling of contentment in the second part.

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        Mark — Holmes Co.
        Comment on Amish Married Couple: “We are 100% content” (Video) (March 14th, 2017 at 08:36)

        I know this couple well. Not only are they friends of ours, we live in the same neighborhood. What you see IS what you get. :)

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        James [Jakob]Kramer
        Comment on Contentment (March 16th, 2017 at 16:32)

        Contentment

        It is in my opinion not that they live away from temptations of this modern world: they tend to know what they do not want–and they are well aware of much more of modern American things than most non Amish realize. Those who do not leave the faith have their good reasons for staying–and the community of faith offers true sincere support. Greater society has lost this supportive caring aspect. Of course the Amish are not perfect. They are not without problems. They do “get a lot more things right” at least from what I have observed.

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    Abner and Virginia Schlabach
    Comment on Oprah's interview was stupid (March 13th, 2017 at 11:49)

    Oprah's interview was stupid

    We thought that Oprah’s questions were rather stupid. Making fun of the fact that you considered faithfulness in marriage is ridiculous. We didn’t finish the video because it was too superficial. There are much more informative questions that could be asked.

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      Comment on Was it really that bad? (March 13th, 2017 at 13:15)

      Was it really that bad?

      Hmmm…I don’t watch Oprah in general, but I never got the impression that it was particularly “stupid” or mocking of David and Emily.

      You say you didn’t finish, so I’m not sure how much of it you got through, but I guess there’s only so deep an interview can go in a not-quite-4 minute video.

      I also don’t have sky-high expectations when mainstream entertainment personalities delve into the Amish.

      So all that considered, I thought it was a nice outlet to share a positive message with a wider audience, with the bonus that it was in large part shared through the words of Amish people themselves.

      But maybe I need to view it again? Did I miss something specific that was particularly bad?

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    David
    Comment on Amish Married Couple: “We are 100% content” (Video) (March 13th, 2017 at 17:01)

    OWNs segment was clear, concise, and honest. As a viewer I appreciate the fact the segment was not spun. Questions were “off” in manner as anyone who has limited Amish understanding would be… Women working at home(usually), plain dress code, horse & buggies, no electricity, etc… Oprah & co acted surprised, but that gives even more credibility to the speaker, especially 10 yrs after the first interview, IMHO. Husbands statements about value were respected. Simple is not always easy……….

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    Abner
    Comment on I was probably too harsh (March 13th, 2017 at 19:06)

    I was probably too harsh

    In retrospect, I realize that I was probably too harsh. We just thought that the interview could have been conducted with more respect for the couple and for the Amish.

    • No worries Abner. Yes after observing for years how major media often treats the Amish as strange curiosities, I am usually half-expecting to hear something awkward or out of left field when aforesaid media dips into doing an Amish story.

      In any case I enjoyed hearing from Mark above that this couple is just the same in real life…seem like they’d be great neighbors to have :)

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    Comment on Amish divorce (March 15th, 2017 at 10:20)

    Amish divorce

    I know scores of Amish families and only one Amish woman who is the victim of divorce. The man divorced her through what circumstances, I do not know. I do however, know the gentleman’s two daughters and they still maintain a relationship with him…and his new wife. John (as I shall call him) has maintained a slightly strained relationship with his daughters but I do know that there is lots of mutual love between them. They seem to have accepted John’s new wife and she them. If there is no familial love there is total understanding and respect between them.

    I like John a lot…and his wife, and I really like the girls. I’m sure we’ll be friends for a long time.

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    Al in Ky
    Comment on Amish Married Couple: “We are 100% content” (Video) (March 15th, 2017 at 12:22)

    I appreciated this post and always interested in reading or hearing from Amish who have remained Amish and are content. Are there any books written by Amish authors who share similar thoughts as David and Emily do?

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