(PDF DOWNLOAD) [Growing Up Amish The Teenage Years Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies] à Richard A. Stevick

Sex and he has to leave before her parents get upand how the Not Having Sex Part Used having sex part used be facilitated by placing a rough wood plank in between the two If you come into freuent contact with the Amish you soon have a lot of uestions Since your contacts are mostly casual you hesitate to ask uestions of the Amish themselves Richard Stevick has gained the trust of Amish people living in "70 Communities In The United States And Has Found Some "communities in the United States and has found some One of mine has always been How can the Amish resist the pressures of modern life As Stevick shows they don t always succeed They lose some of their young people to the English world yet it was surprising to learn that the stricter sects if you can call them that retain their young people better than those who allow their young latitude during their teenage years I am looking forward to reading Stevick s companion volume GROWING UP AMISH THE RUMSPRINGA YEARS Rumspringa is a five year period of running around which begins at age 16 and ends when the young person oins the church. Ty parents ministers teachers and neighbors With positive reinforcement and constant modeling of Amish behavior and values this strong identity keeps most youth from feeling at ease in and identifying with the outside worldThis definitive work provides new and important insight into what life is really like for the adolescents their families and their communities during the running around years and how these fascinating rituals have in fact helped the Amish preserve their uniue cultur.

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Growing Up Amish The Teenage Years Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist StudiesWonderful book about Amish youth Surprised to read about drugalcohol usage how do they get the money Very candid look at young people I picked this book up out of curiosity for the Amish lifestyle vaguely as research I expected "a dry academic read and well I wasn t disappointed However the author s tone is that "dry academic read and well I wasn t disappointed However the author s tone is that an interested bystander presenting fascinating anecdotes and examples of a day in the life Most points are well supported although there s a tendency to emphasize extreme examples The biggest thing I took from this book is the fact that ust like any other society the life of the Amish as a whole is varied and non definitive A good source of insight into an American culture off the mainstream This book is about living the lifestyle from birth to the teenage years Growing up Amish isn t as easy as it looks they have rules Growing Up Amish The Teenage Years it looks they have rules Growing Up Amish The Teenage Years Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies The book gave a lot of good information however I felt like I didn t get the detailed information th. Nearly 90 percent of those who grow up Amish choose the Amish way a lifetime commitment to the faith and a traditional way of life To outsiders immersed in the daily realities and luxuries of the modern world this statistic may seem unbelievable In this in depth study of Amish adolescence Richard A Stevick offers a balanced comprehensive and engaging account of the social forces and rituals including Rumspringa that contribute to this statisticIn Growing Up Amish Stevick reveals the At would clear up misconceptions that I probably have regarding the Amish The whole concept of their running around years wasn t explained that clearly I thought I d read somewhere that the teenagers would live outside of their homescommunities and really get wild This "didn t really expand on this the amish "t really expand on this The Amish pretty interesting I had seen Devil s Playground which is a documentary about Amish Youth Gone Bad dealing coke boozing it up buying expensive stereos etc which totally sensationalizes a certain aspect of culture although it was still fascinating to see girls in bonnets aprons getting wasted This book however is a very even handed and careful explanation of what it s like to be Amish You also get a little bit of their religious history and an explanation of the differences between the many different Amish denominations The courting chapter is predictably the best especially when you get to the part about bed courtship where the young man gets to sleep over at his girlfriend s house but they don t have. Orld of Amish youth caught between the expectations of their traditional community and the growing pressures and temptations that accompany adolescence Drawing from a dozen years of research in than seventy communities in fifteen states he carefully details home life and school social singings and wild parties isolated settlements and Amish youth gangs and courtship practices and wedding rituals Stevick shows how the strong and distinct Amish identity is fostered by the entire communi.