An "Amish-ish" wedding

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An "Amish-ish" wedding

Postby MaxPC » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:26 am

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Re: An "Amish-ish" wedding

Postby Hats Off » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:30 am

Very! Not really Amish, which is why Don calls it Amish-ish.
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Re: An "Amish-ish" wedding

Postby Soloist » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:54 pm

I'd like to actually see a conservative Mennonite or an Amish wedding at some point... that looks like Beachy from the pictures
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Re: An "Amish-ish" wedding

Postby MaxPC » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:08 pm

He speaks of retention rates of young people in a related article, that the New Order don't have as high of a retention rate as the Old Order. What's the retention rate of the Beachy Amish compared to these two groups?
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Re: An "Amish-ish" wedding

Postby Soloist » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:24 pm

I've heard 40-50% but I'm not sure
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Re: An "Amish-ish" wedding

Postby Josh » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:06 pm

Soloist wrote:I'd like to actually see a conservative Mennonite or an Amish wedding at some point... that looks like Beachy from the pictures


You may have to attend in person. The last two actually-conservative Mennonite weddings I went to did not have any photography going on.
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Re: An "Amish-ish" wedding

Postby Soloist » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:36 pm

Josh wrote:You may have to attend in person. The last two actually-conservative Mennonite weddings I went to did not have any photography going on.


I figured and approve whole heartedly.
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Re: An "Amish-ish" wedding

Postby Valerie » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:36 pm

MaxPC wrote:He speaks of retention rates of young people in a related article, that the New Order don't have as high of a retention rate as the Old Order. What's the retention rate of the Beachy Amish compared to these two groups?


That is probably because the Old Order practice strict shunning if you leave Old Order- Well, if you were 'baptized' Amish then leave to another Order- for instance, if you've been baptized Old Order & leave to become Mennonite, you are shunned- getting a car is a huge deal- you can no longer eat at the same table with your family if you go Old Order to Mennonite. BUT if you are not Old Order, you are not met with the same strict shunning and loss of family- so that probably has a lot to do with retention rates. You leave AMish, you cut off many family ties (and that could mean monitary loss as well, I have friends whose fathers told them they would not go to heaven together if they left AMish to become Mennonite, I have also heard of children who knew it would mean no heritage to leave Old Order, and money loss)
Counting the costs to leave Old Order are very high.

Not so much in most of the other Anabaptists groups-

I think this has at least something to do with retention rate differences.

From the pictures it seems like a mix of "Orders" not sure if there are any "Old Orders" in the pictures shown but they said they borrowed from Old Order, New Order, Mennonite and some of their own-

Photography- most Amish I have known, including Old Order, have photographs- was taken by surprise by an Old Order Amish showing me a photo album of her family-
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Re: An "Amish-ish" wedding

Postby cmbl » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:20 pm

Soloist wrote:I'd like to actually see a conservative Mennonite or an Amish wedding at some point... that looks like Beachy from the pictures

The intermediate/ultra conservative one I went to was a normal church service, except the devotion and sermon are on marriage, the songs are pre-selected by bride and groom, and at the end of the service the bishop marries them.

I was surprised just how much like Sunday morning it is...which is very nice.
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Re: An "Amish-ish" wedding

Postby Neto » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:38 pm

Some Old Order go first to New Order, then on from there. It often avoids all shunning.
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