I liked living in a culture where I could work when I wanted to and was taught as a young child how to build things.I also appreciated the culture’s stress on the importance of forgiveness.Motto: Have you ever thought to yourself, I am ugly?
Gingerich’s own memoir, “Runaway Amish Girl: The Great Escape,” documents her departure from the Amish, the only life she’d ever known, on a cold January day back in 2006.
It was okay being Amish, she said, until it wasn’t – until she finished her schooling at age 14 and spent her days at home, weaving baskets and watching her younger brothers and sisters.
With websites such as Farmers Only, Gluten-Free Singles, Furry Mate and more, there seems to be a dating website for just about everyone.
With more than 38 percent of single American adults looking for their match via an online dating site of some sort, it's hard not to see that the dating market is merging with the tech market in stride.
When I was twenty years old, I married my wife, Leah. As an Amish man, I was very zealous about my religion and tried my best to live according to the rules and what I understood of God's Word.
I was involved in enforcing the excommunication of several people in my community because they claimed they could be sure that if they would die, they would go to Heaven.
Emma Gingerich doesn’t have anything against the Amish romance novels that have become such a popular subset of Christian fiction.
Gingerich just hopes readers realize those novels romanticize the Amish lifestyle – something she knows about first-hand. “Some novels are all about feeling good, and that’s the way the Amish (ones) are too.
And between 20, others self-published more than 150 Amish e-books, the Journal reported.
There are nonfiction books, too, about those who have embraced the Amish lifestyle: “Called to Be Amish: My Journey from Head Majorette to the Old Order” by Marcene C.
When I was a young girl, my father left the Amish and took me with him.