We exchanged a stimulating email dialog. I explained that most of my relationships and personal experiences are with Swartentruber Amish (stricter and more mysterious than Old Order) but, I was able to provide her with names.
On the heels of our dialog she penned a post of the information she'd learned . . . so far. She admits, "there is still much more to learn about the different reasons for and processes of leaving . . . ."
Her piece stimulated quite a list of comments! Rather than me sharing what I know, I thought you'd enjoy reading this fresh voice, and her many comments.
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