Q. I know you can tell if an Amish man is married because he grows a beard but how can you know that a Amish woman is married…in what way does she change?
~ Carol Carney
A. Actually, not all who wear beards are married. Once a man either gets married or decides to remain a bachelor he will grow a beard. In some communities beards are required once they turn 21. Single girls will wear a black head covering in church. Once they marry or decide to remain single they will wear white.
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