The Unexpected Rules and Customs of the Amish Community

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Limited or No Electricity and Tech

When people think of the Amish, they think of their anti-modern way of living. They use horses and buggies to get around, they use no electricity or phones, and they don't even take photos! Their lifestyle is governed by a philosophical and somewhat religious belief called Gelassenheit

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Child-Rearing is Important

Having children is a huge thing in the Amish community. It's bizarre to find a married couple without a child. In fact, most communities make it a custom for women to have children. The only thing that stops them from having children is natural infertility. 

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