Parents' Guide to

Amish: Out of Order

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Sensitive docuseries about ex-Amish has some drinking.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Real people, real stories told from the heart

I think it addresses real world issues and the struggles of faith vs the world. These folks deal with family issues, background differences and more. It is an inspiring series. It did a full review on my website, because I enjoy the series so much. I think it can provide some good life lessons and discussions.

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The series offers a sensitive look at the journeys of people who have chosen to leave their Amish communities for a life that they believe is better suited for them. While these folks don't openly disparage the Amish way of life, they reveal some of their feelings about needing to separate themselves from a community that they characterize as being loving, but overly-strict and narrow-minded.

It's both interesting and voyeuristic, but it offers some interesting insight into the unique challenges the ex-Amish face every day. It is also a show that helps the viewer understand a little bit more about the inner-conflict they experience when they leave everything they know in order to be part of the larger, secular world.

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