Special Report: Leaving the Amish Life
May 2, 2008
It's the perfect May day in Elizabethtown, and the Schrock family is out enjoying the breeze. Today, the family's five strong, but seven years ago, Saloma and Isaac were a young dating couple in Senora, Tennessee as part of an Amish community.
"Life in the Amish. It was all I knew," Saloma remembers.
"It was a very simple life," adds Isaac. "All that we were allowed as far as electricity was batteries and a flashlight. I remember growing up asking my parents, why do we do things like this? They would say, 'because we've always done it that way'."
For Isaac and Saloma, that answer wasn't good enough.
"Until the night we left the Amish, me and my wife didn't even talk about leaving," Isaac recalls.
"There was a lot of little things going on and the preachers came and talked," says Saloma. "It was actually because we were seeing each other too much during the day."
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