Young Hutterite men and women have ample opportunities to meet Hutterite young people from other colonies. They can go on visits, spend time together or even spend weeks working in another colony or helping out in some way. Often these visits will result in young men and women finding a future mate. Usually, they will find a future partner from another colony, but almost always from the same sect. Courting or dating off the colony does not happen.
Hutterites strongly encourage purity in relationships, for we want our young people to be a witness to Christ. If young people think that they have been led together by God, they are encouraged to remain totally pure in their relationship.
Hutterites can marry only members of the Hutterian Brethren Church. This means that they must be baptised before they can get married. Of course, marriage is defined as the holy union of one man and one woman.
When a couple marries, the woman leaves her home colony and lives at her husband’s colony.
Hutterites do not believe in divorce and marriage is seen as a sacred ceremony which stands for the life of the couple.