21 responses to Family Life: The Problem Corner
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    Renee
    Comment on Family Life: The Problem Corner (April 3rd, 2013 at 07:39)

    How much in US dollars for a yr subscription to Family Life? Still $12.00?

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      Allyson L
      Comment on Family Life: The Problem Corner (April 3rd, 2013 at 07:51)

      I replied but not to your post. Sorry.
      The link did not remain highlighted either so I will post it again in hopes it does this tune!

      http://pathway-publishers.com/family-life-magazine/
      Allyson

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    Allyson L
    Comment on Family Life: The Problem Corner (April 3rd, 2013 at 07:46)

    Renee, yes it is still $12.00.
    Here is the link and you can now order it online!

    http://pathway-publishers.com/family-life-magazine/

    Allyson

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      Comment on Family Life: The Problem Corner (April 3rd, 2013 at 13:07)

      If you have any interest in the other publications from Pathway, Young Companion (geared to youth/adolescents) and Blackboard Bulletin (teachers), you can get all three for around $25.

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    Katie Troyer
    Comment on Family Life: The Problem Corner (April 3rd, 2013 at 08:17)

    Family life online?

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      Allyson L
      Comment on Family Life: The Problem Corner (April 3rd, 2013 at 08:19)

      Hi Katie,
      They have a website and you can now ORDER online and make payment.

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        Comment on Family Life: The Problem Corner (April 3rd, 2013 at 08:59)

        Pathway does not have a website. The online sales is through Scroll Publishing (David Bercot) who simply are a retailer of Pathway’s products. This is probably not officially sanctioned by Pathway, but on the other hand they probably don’t care. Bercot’s other materials are by and large within the general conservative Anabaptist framework. Mike

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    Naomi Wilson
    Comment on Family Life: The Problem Corner (April 3rd, 2013 at 08:19)

    I just love Family Life. It helps me to be a better wife and mother, and I find it so reassuring to know that many women out there who I would probably regard as role models share my struggles. Apparently there is disagreement in some Amish communities as to whether or not they should read Family Life, because of the history of the Amish bishop Elmo Stoll, who was one of the founding editors and left the Amish to form a Christian Community. His story is so interesting, and you can read it on Ira Wagler’s blog. http://www.irawagler.com/?p=511#

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    Don Curtis
    Comment on Pathway Publications (April 3rd, 2013 at 11:30)

    Pathway Publications

    I asked Mark about this. He said that he subscribes to all three Pathway Publications: Family Life; Young Companion; and Blackboard Bulletin. Also, he said that Pathway Publications publishes books, as well, and has a mail-order catalog bookstore. If you want to read some non-fictions or fiction that the Amish actually read, not Amish romance novels, you might want to send for Pathway’s catalog. I can get the address from Mark if anybody wants it. The periodicals have to be subscribed for in Aylmer, Ontario, Canada but the bookstore is in Indiana.

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      Sadie
      Comment on Pathway Publishers (April 4th, 2013 at 12:50)

      Pathway Publishers

      Don, it would be wonderful to have the address where I could write to ask for a catalog from Pathway Publishers.

      If you don’t end up posting it here, you can please always e-mail me at sadie.troyer@aol.com.

      Thank you so much!

      PS — A question for anyone: didn’t Ira Wagler’s father ( David? ) found “Family Life” magazine, then pass it onto Elmo Stoll?

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        Comment on Pathway Publishers catalog address (April 4th, 2013 at 13:01)

        Pathway Publishers catalog address

        Sadie and Debbie here is the address for a Pathway catalog:

        To receive a Pathway catalog, write to Pathway Publishers, 2580N 250W, LaGrange, IN 46761.

        Not sure that there is cost involved, but nothing is mentioned about it on the Amish Studies site:

        http://www2.etown.edu/amishstudies/Amish_Publications.asp

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    Debbie
    Comment on Pathway (April 3rd, 2013 at 15:58)

    Pathway

    Don I would like the address for the catalog.
    Thanks in advance

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    Slightly-handled-Order-man
    Comment on Family Life: The Problem Corner (April 3rd, 2013 at 18:11)

    I think I like the idea of The Problem Corner, just judging by the examples here it seems like it is different from the famous and widely syndicated advice columnists as it appears as though the responses are written by real Amish and Mennonites for real A&Ms.

    I think issue example number one is a universal thing that, although maybe worded differently, everyone experiences from time to time.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Family Life: The Problem Corner (April 3rd, 2013 at 21:50)

    Don, I’d appreciate the address for the catalog, too. Thank you!

    I found the question about disciplining another’s child in their own home interesting, and also a concern among us “English”!

    Alice Mary

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    Comment on Family Life: The Problem Corner (April 5th, 2013 at 07:45)

    And in the recent issue of Family Life the problem corner approached the issue of whether it was acceptable for women to shave hair from their chins or upper lips since “Women are not to cut their hair.” Interesting responses. So do Amish women remove underarm hair ?

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    Debbie
    Comment on Family Life: The Problem Corner (April 5th, 2013 at 09:00)

    Carol, I have always wondered that myself. Also if they shave their legs. Anyone know?

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    stephanie
    Comment on Family Life: The Problem Corner (April 5th, 2013 at 19:25)

    I know!! Most Old order women (in ohio!)Amish do not shave legs or under arms! I found this out from my best friend who is Old order and I aabout croaked when she actually showed me! Her dad is a bishop and husband a deacon and this is considered wordly and the hair was rightfully put there by God and should stay there. Now, we are Beachy AmishMennonite and rest assure we shave!!! So do the New Order. If we have face hair we wax it off. If a man in our church is required to shave his mustache then by George we are going to wax ours lol!!

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      Sadie
      Comment on To Stephanie / and / Hair and Such (April 5th, 2013 at 20:28)

      To Stephanie / and / Hair and Such

      Stephanie, your post made me laugh!!! I love the way you phrased that last thought: “If a man in our church is required to shave his mustache then by George we are going to wax ours lol!!” LOLOL! I have a friend originally from Central Europe, and in her family at least, the women don’t shave. It’s just not part of her culture, and doesn’t bother her. To her, neither is more or less “attractive”, one is just a lot more work than the other!

      I wonder why most American women DO shave this way, and whether it is because of societal expectations, men’s expectations, or simply our own desire to do so. I wonder when and why it came the “norm” to do so, and why. I also wonder how many Amish women and girls living in districts where women’s shaving is prohibited ( or even living in other cultures who restrict it ) just shave anyway. I mean, other than a spouse or possibly immediate family, who would know the difference, when one is always going to be wearing at least short sleeves, fairly long dresses, and often opaque stockings? Maybe it would be noticeable in warmer months if someone went barefoot or such, but who is going to look that closely? Wait, maybe I don’t really want an answer to that! LOL. I think it’d be nice not to have to shave, personally. *grins* But here I am bordering on too much information, and think I’ll end this here, haha!

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    Daryl
    Comment on Family Life: The Problem Corner (April 11th, 2013 at 07:38)

    There are ways around the shaving restrictions. One way is to burn away the hairs with the flame of a candle. I have heard tell of rolling something like an elastic band or twisted string or something over the legs to pull out the hairs, also of using lemon juice to make darker hairs more invisible. I suspect some women buy over the counter hair removal cream.

    At the end of the day, whether a woman shaves or not will be determined by her husband, if he is willing to accept it and turn a blind eye. Most men will for peace in the home.

    I’m sure that in the dark of night, hairy legs are less irksome than prickly legs. It is only in a society who runs around immodestly dressed that we will find a need for women to shave.
    I have noticed that secular men have also started to shave under their arms since it became acceptable for them to wear sleeveless vests in public.
    I wonder what people have against body hair?

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    Comment on Family Life: The Problem Corner (April 11th, 2013 at 16:11)

    Daryl–I’d say that minimizing odor is certainly one reason that underarm shaving is done. Even the strongest anti-perspirant doesn’t eliminate what happens when bacteria mix with sweat.

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