In today’s society, family values are not so strong and so many families drift apart so easily. But the Amish do not see much drifting and separation as regular families do. And here some reasons why.
Home is the center of most activities. And this causes members of a family to be united. They are not looking to be elsewhere and just return home to get some rest. In their culture, home is where they are supposed to be. And home doesn’t only mean a place to shelter. The people who share the shelter with you is a part of the definition of home.
They eat together. The Amish make it a practice to gather in the evenings to be with each other and enjoy their dinner. It is so easy for people to bond over a meal, sharing stories and enjoying each others company.
Amish families play and pray together. Yes… The family that pray and play together, stay together.
They work together. We all know that it is easy to create relationships with your co- worker. You spend a lot of time together and grow through challenges as a team. So when families work together, like in Amish businesses, they are very likely to develop a very strong bond.
Most Amish families do homeschooling. This allows parents and children to spend more time together than regular families who do otherwise.
Each member is given a role in the family. This makes each person feel important and wants to do their best to carry out their duties and make their family strive.
Also, siblings naturally become friends. As they spend so much time together and don’t have many other friends to build relationships with. Instead of running to a stranger, they run to their brothers or sister for companionship.
To sum it all up, Amish family traditions create a solid foundation for families and memories that family members will be very likely to cherish.