I have a question about shunning. I’ve read that someone can get shunned in the Amish community if they do something against the Amish beliefs. My question is how does that work? I know that the Amish are very forgiving people, so how can someone be shunned if the Amish forgive quickly?
Shunning is a form of church discipline and used as a last resort.
“English” people use time outs and grounding as discipline for their children. Shunning is similar and used as discipline to help church members struggling with certain sins.
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