I did a video looking at the question of Amish family sizes. How do they compare across communities? They can vary by a good bit – differing by several children on average (I give some examples from Indiana settlements). What can influence that?
I also look at the question of what Amish think about birth control. Amish “officially” align with the “go forth and multiply” of Genesis and are against the use of birth control. But in practice…it’s not always the case. I talk about some surprising evidence of that, uncovered by the authors of An Amish Paradox.
Finally, I share the case of an man named John Troyer, who may have had the largest Amish family ever. I hope you enjoy.