Mennonite dating customs

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Mennonite Church USA wouldn’t exist without the individual people who have responded and are responding to God’s call.

Local congregations and conferences provide support, resources and connections to larger ministries to empower individuals to join in God’s work in ways they could not do alone.

This priority reflects the centrality of Jesus Christ in the church.

Which probably explains my past relationships with “Tumultuous Tina,” “Horticulture Hannah,” and “Triskaidekaphobia Diane.” But Marcia was funny as well, and entirely adorable.We cultivate a particularly close relationship with Mennonite Church Canada since we share a common history, confession of faith, and ministerial polity and many joint ministry ventures. As religions go, it’s not terribly, well, progressive, and their views on premarital sex, divorce, alcohol – in fact, pretty much everything we other people call “fun” – are, again, pretty strict. In short, Mennonites are not the sort of folks that any normal person would even think to date. Mennonites, it turns out, are a traditional, peace-oriented religious group that can be like Protestants, or can be a LOT more strict. They’re not Amish, Quakers, Shakers, or Candlestick Makers – but can often be confused with them because some Mennonites refuse technology and dress in the funny clothes and the floppy hats.

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But lucky for you, dear reader, I am not at all normal. “I don’t know,” she said, and then explained how flat and lugubrious they were.

So it didn’t really bother me when she told me she grew up Mennonite, and lived that way for the first 25 years of her life. She said she wasn’t very religious anymore, and was drinking enough beer to back that up, so I decided to go for it. Mourners arrive for the funeral of the Esh family in Marrowbone, Ky., Tuesday, March 30, 2010. w=389" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1731" title="Esh" alt="" src="

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