The Amish publishing house, Pathway Publishers, publishes three magazines: Family Life, Young Companion, and Blackboard Bulletin. The most popular of these three is Family Life, designed for adults and families. It contains articles on Christian living, parenting, and homemaking. It also contains editorials, letters from readers, medical advice, poems, recipes, and children’s stories. As of 2010, Family Life magazine has over 31,000 monthly subscribers. It is published 11 times per year.
Pathway also publishes two other magazines. Young Companion is targeted to teens and children. It contains stories with Christian messages-including lesson stories, adventure stories, and Amish romance. Blackboard Bulletin is designed for Amish school teachers, but is also helpful for homeschool parents.
Pathway Publishers offers a discounted subscription price when a person subscribes to all three magazines. As a result, over 85% of Family Life subscribers get all three magazines.
Unlike the other Pathway publications, subscriptions to their magazines can only be obtained by mailing in a request, along with a check, to the Pathway Canadian office:
10380 Carter Rd.
Route 4, Aylmer
Ontario N5H 2R3
The 2015 price for a 1st class stamp to Canada is $1.20
Subscription costs for one year:
Blackboard Bulletin $7.00
Family Life $11.00
Young Companion $8.00
Combined subscription for all three magazines: $21.00
When you mail in your own subscription, it will take 6 to 8 weeks to receive your first monthly issue. The reason for this is that Pathway will not send you your first issue as soon as they receive your subscription order. Rather, they will add your name to their subscription list. Your first issue will then go out on their next mailing. Please do not order if you are not willing to wait up to 8 weeks to receive your first issue..