They call it "bundling" where there is a separation between the couple so that they each have their own side of the bed where they can talk and become close through conversation (when times throughout the day is limited to speak with one another, due to work and such). Dee Barbara, I'm curious: if an English person were to ask an Amish person (who still bed courts) if they DO bed court, would the person admit it? Dee I'm thinking it is very much a practice that is alive and well.
Barbara Unfortunately Dee the answer to your question is "yes" Dee Rebecca, the Amish do not use a bundling board. It seems the former Amish are the only ones who will talk or admit it is still used. Barbara It depends on the person whether you get an honest answer or not Dee Okay. I'm still trying to figure out if it is a thing of the past--LOL. Do you think it would exist in Old Order churches in the more touristy areas--like Lancaster or Holmes County?
Thin, quiet Jacob is the newest "fence jumper" who landed in my life.
Husband refuses to ride along when ex-Amish learn that a vehicle is stronger and faster than a buggy.
I read once about an Amish dad who wanted his "old maid" daughter married so badly, he encouraged her to bed court in hopes of a pregnancy. Dena Yes, my parents were concerned about us girls, but all mom would say was to keep our dress in place, and never mentioned anything about sex, so…guess how clueless I was, uneducated, and I really feel sorry for those girls that don't get any teaching,.
Mary On the New Order and more progressive churches like Mennonites and Beachy, they do not have the practice of bed courtship. because they don't want to be faced with this issue when their children join the youth.
Barbara Unfortunately they are expected to date this way but refrain from sex..you imagine most mothers and fathers never talk about sex with their daughters and sons! Is there a weekend day so my hubby could help drive?
So it is discovered by experimentation, not to mention these kids are 16-17 when they start & most of the time alcohol has been consumed prior to the date or sleeping together occurring. ) You're right: with no education, the young people are set up for mistakes in situations like this.Weitere Informationen zu unseren Cookies und dazu, wie du die Kontrolle darüber behältst, findest du hier: Cookie-Richtlinie.For a few years now I've been hearing conflicting stories about the Amish and bed courtship.Look through the listings of Member members that have joined Amish Dating that are tagged with Military.Dating other members who have like minded interests is a great way to come up with ideas to do once you are dating. Barbara The craziest thing in the world is they expect them even in dating this way to refrain from sex! And from what I gather from Saloma's book, there is a certain amount of ...can't think of the Dutch word...cuddling and kissing expected from the girls, too.