Amish dating and marriage customs
Sign In Need an account? It was pretty common knowledge in their community in Indiana, I would often hear the younger men joke about going to Ohio to look for blue curtains with the lamp on! Maybe they feel it is hard to chage, if they don't give them alternatives.
Carol and Alice, you're both right.
Though most teens do feel the urge to begin to be independent of family around that age, I would say many English kids are still amish dating and marriage customs much used to parental supervision and care-taking at age 16 to be ready to move out completely. Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list.
This was practiced among most back then, and of course outgrew custom as times progressed. Several functions may not work.
At her house they will go in and visit.
Posted 02 April - I don't think, outside of Saloma's book, I have ever read about this practice in any Amish book Where I grew up, we would go to the girls house, after the parents were in bed put my horse up in the barn, go inside, maybe eat a snack and then get comfortable on the couch with no supervision and leaave at 3 or 4 in the morning.
Customs differ The Amish, like we outsiders, are not a monolithic society.
Contrary to the English culture, it's interesting that some of you have described this courting ritual as being still practiced by the more conservative Amish, when in the English culture, it would be the opposite. I am surprised, and yet not surprised by this.
They have committees, and each has its appointed work to do. What I hope we can do is better acknowledge the former Amish who have less than fond memories of being Amish. Many go on to college or tech school where they can dip into a large pool of likely dating candidates.
I think going out for a movie and a meal is more common. Bundling was condoned in the Old Testament, if one takes the time to look up the Book of Ruth to prove it; and if it was the custom then among the Jews for "men and women to lie on the same bed, as lovers, without undressing," then we have little doubt but that our plain friends used the same methods for getting couples into a convivial mood and a convenient embrace.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The more conservative couples practice traditional Amish dating customs.