Lizzie Ens who fled her ultra-strict Amish community shares what happened when ... trends now
A woman who fled her Amish community revealed what happened after she and her twin sister returned home.
Lizzie Ens, 36, ran away from home with her twin sister when they were 17 year old, but returned after her sibling decided it was best to continue the Amish lifestyle. Ens left again at 19, but admitted the community treated them 'really really nice.' when they came back.
'They want us to feel welcome back - they don't want us to feel like we did something that was really really wrong even though everybody thought we did,' Ens stated.
The sisters were allowed to wake up whenever they wanted and did not have to follow several rules of the Amish lifestyle for the first few days after they came back.
Ens detailed her return in a recent TikTok video that she shared across her social media sites.
Since leaving the Amish, Ens has become a glamorous nutritional coach with more than 145,000 followers on Instagram, where she shares tips and sneak peaks into Amish life.
Lizzie Ens, 36, ran away from home with her twin sister when they were 17 year old, but returned after her sibling decided it was best to continue the Amish lifestyle
The two sisters were treated nicely by members of their Amish community and were allowed to not follow rules within the first few days after coming back, Ens said. She now details her former Amish life on social media
Even though Ens and her sister were happily welcomed back to the Amish community after they returned, the TikToker's brother was not.
One of her brothers ran away from the community while he was a member of the church, but returned after he decided to continue living the Amish lifestyle.
Unlike Ens and her sister, their brother was shunned, meaning he was ignored and rejected by the entire Amish community.
He remained shunned after his return and was not allowed to participate in various church, making him what Ens said was 'excommunicated.'
'The church would not let him rejoin and be un-shun until his hair was grown out to the length that it needed to be grown out, and he was like following all the rules,' Ens stated.
Ens' brother, who was a member of the church prior to running away, was shunned by their Amish community. He returned home shortly afterward, but remained shunned for at least six months afterward, she explained
The TikToker and her brother are no longer close and she believes it is because he was unhappy to return to their Amish community
Ens fled Amish life at 19 years old and now talks about her experiences and her daily life
According to Ens, the entire church decides if a shunned person can formally return to their Amish community.
The TikToker didn't know when her brother was un-shunned, but she believed that it took at