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The author is pleased to print a letter which he received from one of the best informed and best known members of the Amish sect in America. His letter was unsolicited, and since it bears on a subject which we discussed in our writings, we thought the reader would like to sense what our Amish friend has to say after reading the pamphlet. We are glad to make the note he suggested.
A New Wilmington Amish teen is facing charges for allegedly driving his horse-drawn buggy while under the influence of alcohol. New Wilmington Borough police arrested John J. Byler, 19, of Pine Lane, on Oct.
Many people think of the Amish as living without. These devout communitiespredominantly located in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, go without cars, TVs, computers, phones or even the electricity needed to run so much of 21st century gadgetry. But what researchers who have studied them have found is what the Amish have a surplus of: good health in late life.
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Among the Amish, Rumspringa simply refers to adolescence. During the period known as Rumspringa, beginning at about age 16, Amish youth are no longer under the total control of their parents on weekends and, because they are not baptized, they are not yet under the authority of the church. During this time, many Amish youth adhere to traditional Amish behavior.
Rumspringa has been described in books and films, to varying degrees of accuracy. There are numerous misconceptions about Rumspringawhich is a formative time for Amish youth. Rumspringa has been portrayed as time of experimentation and decision.
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Tom Shachtman is the author of more than two dozen books. Mark Connolly hide caption. When Amish children turn 16, the rules change.
In the Amish culture, youth determine whether they will be baptized into the church through a process called Rumspringa. Mary and her friend Ruth, who will also remain anonymous, have been on Rumspringa since age Contrary to popular belief, Rumspringa can last longer than a year. For some it takes several years.