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Ladies’ Fellowship

Today, in Arlington TX we had a wonderful ladies fellowship. In all 8 ladies showed up with 15 children. We had one token male who very graciously kept an eye on the children at the playground to allow his wives to fellowship too. Everyone brought some food and we all had a great time. It is amazing how quickly the time goes by when you are building relationships and getting to know one another. These are all people who are involved with our church/bible studies in some way or another.

It was a real blessing to spend time with these amazing mothers and their wonderful children. What a great day!



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Ignore the children…

After reading this comment on a blog by Jonathan Turley (the lawyer representing Kody and wives from TLC’s "Sister Wives") I realized just how much we seem to overlook the rearing of the children as an issue in our society as a whole. Usually when polygamy comes up there are two primary things discussed, the licentious nature of any man that would conceive of having more than one wife, and the poor deprived children exposed to such perverted lifestyle.

"J. Wight

I’m a mainstream Mormon and have always been taught to shun even the appearance of condoning the polygamous lifestyle at all costs. I grew up in Oregon but now I live in the same Utah valley as the participants in this show. I’m an involuntarily-divorced father and over the past years I have come to reconsider the notion of polygamy, though I would never leave my church and will never do anything other than sympathize with many polygamous families. I now know polygamous families personally that are decent, down-to-earth, and loving families. The astounding fact everyone seems to miss is the caring, nurturing, and loving parenting that takes place with the children. This lifestyle is probably not for everyone, but if you think that this lifestyle is somehow deficient for the children involved, compared with neighbors and most families,who put their children in daycare for 10 hours a day, then you are simply deluded. No sober or sane perspective of these people, witnessing it first-hand, can come to this conclusion. The caveat here, of course, is that I’m talking about the non-criminal and/or non-abusive polygamous lifestyle. Everyone knows about the crazy and abusive polygamists, who operate and socio-pathologically thrive on the margins of a disenfranchised or outlawed culture–like so many other sociopaths who operate on so many different fringes of the marginalized populations of our societies. Because they can get away with so much on the un-monitored margins, sociopathic personalities will al…


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Hi from Central California

Hi, everybody.

I am a self-employed attorney. I’m 53 years old and in good health.

I’m married with one adult child and another teenager.

My wife and I live mostly apart for a number of reasons. She’s very unreceptive to the idea of plural marriage – to put in mildly.

I have been interested in Christian polygyny for a few years now.

I feel that it might be something God wants for me. I don’t know for sure but I’m open to the idea. I feel that I could take good care of, for example, a single mom and her children, and she could take care of me.

I was raised in a devout Roman Catholic home and so I grew up with believing that polygyny was about the biggest sin anybody could commit.

While I still have the greatest of respect for the Church and Holy Tradition, I really have been forced to confront the fact that monogamy isn’t biblical but is in fact a cultural artifact that stems from Roman law. St. Augustine, perhaps the most influential theologian ever in the Western Church, wrote in the 4th century on polygyny:

But here there is no ground for a criminal accusation: for a plurality of wives was no crime when it was the custom; and it is a crime now, because it is no longer the custom. There are sins against nature, and sins against custom, and sins against the laws. As regards nature, [Jacob] used the women not for sensual gratification, but for the procreation of children. For custom, this was the common practice at that time in those countries. And for the laws, no prohibition existed. The only reason of its being a crime now to do this, is because custom and the laws forbid it

In this passage St. Augustine states forthrightly that polygyny is biblical but that it’s not in keeping with Roman custom and so it would be a sin to break the peace of Roman law and custom when it is not necessary to do so. Elsewhere St. Augustine states that polygyny was necessary in biblical times but it’s not necessary in the late Roman empire so Christians shouldn’t give scandal un…


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What does God have to say to single mothers?"

The Bible does not directly address single mothers, but there are many examples of God’s gentle interaction with women, mothers, widows and their children. These examples, and God’s gentleness, apply whether a mother is single or married or widowed or divorced. God knows each person intimately, and knows her situation completely. The Bible warns that sex outside of marriage is sinful and dangerous, and will bring troubles, one of which is that a woman might have to raise a child by herself, which is undoubtedly difficult. And if it is her own sin that has resulted in single motherhood, our gracious God is still just as willing to bring help and comfort. And what’s better is that He offers forgiveness for those sins through Jesus Christ, and the eternal comfort of heaven for the mother who accepts Him, the children who accept Him, and even the estranged husband who accepts Him!

But often a woman finds herself alone and raising children through no fault of her own. Sadly, women are often innocent victims of a world wracked by war and terrorism. Husbands go off to war and never return, selflessly giving their lives for their countries. If a husband’s death has left a woman single with children, there is no doubt that God will help and comfort that woman.

God cares about families. But He is more concerned with each person, no matter what their family looks like, repenting of sin and coming into a relationship with Him. He wants us to know Him, because His creatures knowing Him brings us joy and brings Him glory. We get very bound up in the details of our lives, worrying what other people will think of us, and whether the church will accept us, and whether we have ruined things entirely. But God calls the Christian to the joy of being above the weight of worry. He has said that we should cast all our cares upon Him, for He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7). He wants to carry the burden, and forgive our sins, and then forget about our sins and help us to move on. All He asks us to…


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An Understanding of the Bible & Family

Family life today is under siege. Families are beset by divorce, a crisis in roles, absenteeism of parents, a breakdown of authority, preoccupation with things, inadequate time together, financial pressures, and a host of other problems. The Bible teaches that the institution of family is of divine origin and purpose. The Bible also provides guidelines for good relations within the family. A commitment to the Bible’s teachings and principles provides today’s best hope for the recovery of family life.

•The Family Is Divine in Origin.
1.God created human beings in His own image.
“Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness’… So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female” (Genesis 1:26-27).

“Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being” (Genesis 2:7).

2.God created people so as to need and find fulfillment in human companionship.
“The Lord God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him’” (Genesis 2:18).

3.God initiated the first family unit.
So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to come over the man, and he slept. God took one of his ribs and closed the flesh at that place. Then the LORD God made the rib He had taken from the man into a woman and brought her to the man” (Genesis 2:21-22).

•The Family Is Divine in Purpose.
God created the family, and He has divine purposes for it. Following His purposes for marriage and family life gives us the best opportunities for family fulfillment.

1.Companionship is a basic purpose of God for marriage and family life. Sex is a God-ordained means of overcoming the essential loneliness of human existence.
“Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is like him’” (Genesis 2:18).

“This is why a man leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become one flesh” (Gen…


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More then one wife having children and living in the same ho

Long time no talk everyone. I was curious as to if anyone has any knowledge or if they have children with more then one of their spouses and they all live in the same home together. I would like to one day have a large family with my future spouses. Does American laws restrict this?


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I have offered to testify at the Loy Nielsen trial in Texas. I contacted Kent Schaffer, the lead attorney defending Mr. Nielsen and offered to testify:

"Kent Schaffer <kentschaffer@gmail.com>

Dear Kent;

Thank you for continuing to receive my communications and taking a moment to consider them.

I have sent you many links and attached documents that I hope will help you make your case more effective, what I haven’t told you is my own story.

When my wife and I discussed children I told her I would rather not have any, or have at least 6. After our third child she had a tubal pregnancy and did not get pregnant after that. She has not had her period for two years now, and will not have any more children.

I am left with two alternatives if I want to have more children since I do not want to adopt:

1) "Cheat" on my wife and have "bastard" children with another woman and remain married to my first wife (she does not want a divorce).

2) Divorce my wife and marry another woman so that I have the opportunity to have more "legal" children.

Because of our laws I seemingly have no alternative but to "legally" divorce my wife to remove the government restrictions which prevent me from "legally" fathering children with another woman. Ironically I could have as many mistresses and father children with them with impunity as long as I help to support them (how sick is that?).

I say "legally" because I believe there is a separate and distinct difference between a state issued dog tag (license) for my wife and a covenant entered into between a man and a woman before God as our witness.

Malachi 2:14 But you say, "Why does he not?" Because the LORD was witness between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.

Galatians 3:15 To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratifi


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