I’m posting the many comments I received on Facebook about this topic.
I will only use the first names of those who commented.
Read through all the comments below to discover what it is and who is doing it. Dee I think that’s why it so controversial, even among the Amish, Carol. Lizzy It is still practiced among the Swartentruber Amish, at least it was when I left 4 yrs. Naomi I heard from a former Amish, that it still goes on, that is why they left so that their children wouldn’t get pregnant and then have to get married, then have to join the church and then make the VOW and then the religion has them. Naomi, did you know if the former Amish was Swartzentruber or Old Order? ( : Naomi Old Order Minerva Dee my family is old order, and yes it is still the way of dating in the community “Danville, Ohio” Le Roy Ya, it is basically a rule in the Swartzentruber church where we grew up and if anybody didn’t do it because of conviction they were considered strange! A classmate did a report on it in our English class in college. I heard the Amish in Lancaster PA no longer bed court. Le Roy, I wondered if it is still going on around here. Lynn, the Amish bed court without a board–just teens in a bed together–often on the first “date”–in fact, that IS the date. It seems that a porch swing might have been better.
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