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Amish dating customs

Amish communities are not centrally governed so each group comes up with their own version of the rule.

Furthermore, the Amish have suicide rates that are far lower (one third) the rate of non-religious people and 50% lower than other religious people.

In modern times it is also not uncommon to see a bundling bed – a bed with a board in the middle to prevent touching.

The Ordnung (order) is the set of rules for each Amish community. Because the Amish believe in a strictly literal interpretation of the Bible these rules are created in order to keep their members in line with the laws therein.

Because of their other religious convictions, the Amish take no government benefits (and most don’t have medical insurance) and they do not serve in the military. The Amish have a very simplistic dress style – in keeping with their overall life philosophy.