Atlee Miller, an Ohio New Order Amish father of ten, tells you how to do it at amish-heartland.com.

In a nutshell:  come live with us, go to church, get a job, learn Pennsylvania Dutch, do all this for a year and then get educated in the ways of the church, and finally, get voted in by the church.  Voila.  It’s that simple.

Simple but far from easy.  A handful have done it, but not without sacrifice and struggle.  Why do they go through with it?  ‘A woman’, joked one Amishman I know.  ‘That’s usually what’s involved.’

Bonus: Click for what the Amish think about outsiders wanting to join, and a bit about a few real-life converts.

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