With an average of around seven children, Amish families are hefty by modern standards. Farm families tend to be the biggest. A dozen or more children is not rare. But the largest Amish family ever? Read on to learn about one possibility: John Troyer, who lived near Kokomo, Indiana, had an unusually large family, perhaps […]
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Well, despite the inclement weather, I managed to get up to Lancaster County and to my friends ‘Daniel’ and ‘Mary’, where I’ll be staying the next few days. The last hour-and-a-half or so, from the PA line onward, was pretty hairy, as snow and ice accumulation made driving tricky. I pulled in late Tuesday night […]
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One thing that I admire about the Amish is the value they place in maintaining a spirit of humility. When the idea comes up in conversation that the Amish are getting something right—for example, by the way that they live or the values they profess and adhere to–they are usually quick to deflect attention, reminding […]
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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