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Bed courtship is practiced only by the ultra-conservative churches.
If both are willing, the couple starts going steady. On the weekend when there is no church, the couple usually dates on Saturday night. Either party can quit the relationship at any time.
The most daring couples might change into English clothes, get into a car and head for a party where they can sample worldly temptations. Bed Courtship Some Amish dating relationships start out with a different twist.
In the Amish districts that sanction bed courtship, the boy asks the girl if he can take her home. They immediately go upstairs and get into her bed fully clothed, where they are expected to talk all night without touching.
This custom is also known as bundling which the dictionary defines as sleeping in the same bed with somebody while both are fully dressed. In the past, the practical reason for bed courting was comfort.
When homes were heated by fireplaces and had hard wooden furniture, the bed was the warmest, most comfortable place to socialize.It seems strange that only the strictest Amish congregations still sanction it.