On yesterday’s husband and wife issue, I came across an old post on what happens when one partner leaves the Amish, while the other stays behind. Click the link for more. If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans Also, I was fortunate enough to be invited to a screening of a […]
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On the traditional roles of Amish females Wife, homemaker, mother…what roles are Amish women expected to fulfill? And how might they be changing? In Amish America, the primary role of the woman as homemaker has held steady for generations. But there have been signs in recent years and decades that that may be changing, if […]
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I always seem to have neat things happen to me during the week as I’m working. I try to make a note of them for posts like this one. Last week I was treated to a rendition of the Noah’s Ark song (sung to the tune of ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’, by five sisters, […]
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When a baptized Amish person leaves the community for another church, it can be a jarring experience, both for the family involved and for others in the church. And especially so, in the very rare occurrence when one party stays behind. Most cases I have come across of Amish leaving have involved the full family; […]
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Some Amish use credit cards. Amish are definitely not credit-averse (after all that’s how most of them pay for their homes and farms), but credit cards themselves would depend a lot on local custom and Ordnung. I’ve been in communities where they are surprisingly common, and in others where they are unheard of. How do […]
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Beard but no mustache. Why? Stephen Scott gives possible reasons in Why Do They Dress That Way? 1) ‘Evil-looking’ European soldiers used to wear curly mustaches. Amish shaved theirs to set themselves apart. 2) The mustache has been considered unclean. As far as facial hair goes, married Amishmen wear beards to varying length. In some […]
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