The 25 Secrets Of Amish Life They’d Prefer You Didn’t Know

20. Short Courts

Once an individual decides to stay, the next order of business is to find a partner for life. The courtship of said partner is short, non-sexual and non-affectional, but engaging enough to agree that you both wish to marry.

19. Bundling Protocols

To get to know one another, part of your courtship will include an encouraged practice of bundling. This is a real thing. Two young’ns spend the night together, in the same bed, but no touchies. To make sure there are no touchies, the Amish have special bed attachments, a good stiff board that separates the sides of the bed. The goal is to talk, not get freaky. In other words, that separator had better be the only stiff board in the bed.


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