Amish dating bed courtship

10 Mar

To find someone to date you have to go where the action is.The Amish socialize at functions like visits, frolics, and church.Assuming that all Amish practice the same dating customs would be like assuming that all “English” love NASCAR, classical music, and aerobic workouts.Acknowledging that there are many variations, let’s take a look at some Amish dating customs The Setup Amish courtship traditionally begins at age 16 for the boys and age 14-15 for the girls.As I mentioned earlier, “bed courtship” is controversial, even among the Amish.In fact, bed courtship has often been the reason for families who were concerned about this practice to start up new communities.Jakob Ammann became a religious leader that sought to revitalize the Switzerland Anabaptist movement in 1693, but grew dissatisfied and later splintered from the group to start the Amish religion.

Dee Yoder inquired about this topic and she found out a little more than what we might have wanted to know but needed to know: Dee: For a few years now I’ve been hearing conflicting stories about the Amish and bed courtship.He forbade fashionable dress for all followers; women never to cut their hair, no long hair for men and no trimming of beards after the men were married.These simple practices he believed eliminated coveting and feelings of pride (Kraybill, 2008).Finally, I went to the former Amish and asked them.I’m posting the many comments I received on Facebook about this topic.