What it Really Means to Be Amish

Written by Joy Schrock - October 30 2009


October 16 2014

. They are not “forbidden” from use of some modern conveniences to do their farm work. It is very dependent upon the community they live in. Not all Amish groups are the same or run in the same manner. In some cases Amish farmers have been allowed by their community leaders to have such modern conveniences such as tractors and electricity when it’s deemed as a necessity. It’s not normal, but it does occur.

Martha Yoder Garrett
October 16 2014

Even tho I grew up in the Amish community for a small part of my life, this explanation was very interesting and I learned things I never knew before such as the term “Schwebish”. I love it!!! The verse “love not the world…..” ; wish I had a dollar for every time I heard that while growing up!!!!

October 16 2014

if it weren’t for the christianity and aversion to technology, I’d quite like to be Amish.

Wendy Aston
October 16 2014

Very well written thanks for sharing!


Jolynn Kernodle
October 16 2014

I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I really have enjoyed your well-written articles. I have bookmarked this site and will definitely be checking back for new posts.

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