8 responses to Can Amish get divorced?
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    Bobby Chavala
    Can Amish get divorced? (April 26th, 2011 at 00:05)

    what would happened if an amish couple gets divorced?

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    Robert in MI
    Can Amish widows marry outside the Amish community? (December 26th, 2011 at 17:21)

    Can Amish widows marry outside the Amish community?

    Are older (60+) Amish widows permitted to marry outside the Amish community? Perhaps to a Christian Englisher who respects Amish beliefs and would provide for her, allowing and even assisting her in maintaining her own beliefs?

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      Lance
      Can Amish get divorced? (December 26th, 2011 at 18:14)

      Robert in MI,

      In general, Anabaptists, Amish included, do not allow marriage outside of their order. Order being defined as all churches that your church would have full fellowship with. These people use this scripture to justify their position: 2Co 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

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    Robert in MI
    Can Amish get divorced? (December 27th, 2011 at 12:50)

    Lance, thank you. Well stated … but the voice from heaven also said to Peter in Acts 10
    vs. 15 “What God has cleansed, call not common” and again in vs. 28 Peter testified “God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean.” If this is true, how much more would it not apply to a Christian Englisher who steadfastly studies and lives by the scripture? I do not mean this disrespectfully, but scripture should come first above all tradition or ideas of man, no matter how well intentioned.

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    Valerie
    Amish vs English perspective of living by scripture (December 28th, 2011 at 21:48)

    Amish vs English perspective of living by scripture

    The Amish & former Amish I’ve come to know personally have made it clear that the Amish have their perspective & interpretations of following scriptures that do not agree with Englishers perspectives & interpretations of scriptures, therefore they wouldn’t necessarily see the Englisher as following & living by scripture,as they do, even though recognizing they’re a Christian. So they must be like minded in their own Order, in own community I believe.

    Either the widow would have to leave community, (& be shunned) to marry outside or the Outsider would have to become Amish to marry, from all I’ve learned. Would be difficult at the age you gave example of, it seems, Robert.

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    re: Amish vs English perspective of living by scripture (December 29th, 2011 at 05:51)

    re: Amish vs English perspective of living by scripture

    Thank you Valerie (and Lance earlier) for honest and clearly accurate analysis of the real world situation. I would not wish to see a woman shunned nor would I be a good candidate to join an Amish church at this time due to my use of technology, which would be unnecessarily interruptive to them. Yet I need to retain the technological edge as I feel that there will come a time when on-site Christian missionaries will not have access to much of the world and a creative approach must be taken to get the Gospel out. My intent is to preach the gospel via satellites that are not subject to damage by coronal mass ejections and solar flares, and use these same satellites to assist keeping America free. I am not yet willing to give that technology up so I would likely not be accepted in an Amish community, nor wish to be a nuisance to them. Non-the-less I find the more simple Amish lifestyle attractive, their diets healthy and so may endeavor to live at the outskirts of an Amish community should the door ever open up. Rbt-

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    tiffany rangier
    my vote (January 11th, 2012 at 21:41)

    my vote

    divorce is always bad.bad things are what cause divorce.could it be avoided if other life changes took place?

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    Question
    Can Amish get divorced? (March 8th, 2012 at 18:54)

    Just a question. Do Amish believe in divorce for the reason of adultery? And if so, is the partner who was faithful permitted to remarry?

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