Within some of the more modern Mennonite groups, there are instances where women have been ordained into the ministry.
Most Amish farms in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania are co-owned by the husband and the wife.
In the Amish household, it is generally the wife who pays the bills and makes all the purchases for the home.
She will also go to market and bid at auctions for the family.
Grad school isn’t done with me yet, but in a few weeks it will be the end.
I am writing hundreds of pages for my remaining classes, therefore, my brain is fried and have nothing to say to you folks at the moment 😦 Sorry about that!
But despite taking too many classes at once and working full-time I found time to dress up today for an important interview with Australia.
Amish women are expected to place the needs of their family, church, and community above their own.
Since the Amish are a patriarchal society, there are not many opportunities for women to seek careers or lifestyles outside of the home and family. To a larger degree than with non-Amish women, Amish women tend to experience a great deal of pressure to balance their jobs with their household responsibilities.
Likewise, within the church, the role of the woman is important and respected but limited.