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Hi, I’m new!

Hello, I’m new to the board and to Plural marriage. I am Amy and I’m currently in the process of joining a family. My best friend and soon to be hubby.. :D

This is all very new to me and we are taking it one day at a time. We are in Tulsa, OK. It was a long journey getting here and God is working in our family as we move toward the future and a permanent and biblical covenant marriage.

I’m hoping to make friends and find support as I’m striving to be a good sisterwife and learn how others do this! ;)

My SW nikismom aka Gidgit is by best friend and now she can truly be my sister. We grew up together and I am so happy that I am getting to join her family! :)


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Australian Issue – Gay Marriage Debate

Hi. Thought you might be interested to know that Gay Marriage is a hot political topic in Australia at the moment. The issue was raised by the Greens party and has some, possibly even majority, community support. Prime Minister Julie Gillard is trying to avoid discussion on the topic as I think she is afraid of losing conservative voters. The idea is opposed by some elements of the socially-conservative Liberal Party; and various Christian groups (which are relatively weak – there is no cohesive ‘Christian’ voter group in Australia). My suggestion is that the issue will succeed, it is just a matter of time, with an estimate ranging from 1 to 5 years. When that happens, I hope it makes some Christians stop and think why they need government sanctioned ‘marriage’ at all? ylop


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Do bigamy laws prevent justice?

In this article it shows where a marriage was abandoned, and the man remarried. After his death his "legal" wife and his wife at his death ended up in court over his pension. I think it should have been divided between them, but the judge ruled that the second marriage was void because the bigamy laws made the first marriage valid since there was no divorce, and therefore the second marriage was invalid. Is this a good example of where the bigamy laws prevented a man from taking care of one of his wives?



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Thanks for this website

I have been reading the information and commentary for some time now and want to thank everyone for their honesty and open dialog. It has helped me evaluate the questions and concerns with the biblical reality of marriage and how it relates to the real world. I especially appreciate that I could read dialog about the issues that was not distilled into a treatise or idealistic package. I don’t know anyone in my area that even tolerates plural marriage as an option, so this website was critical to my evaluation and acceptance of the subject. Please continue doing what this website was designed to do.
May God’s abundance be heaped upon you all.


Keywords: [tag]website[/tag], [tag]thanks[/tag], [tag]dialog[/tag], [tag]marriage[/tag]

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Left on foot, the sequel

Recently my church changed it’s bylaws. They received some poor advice from a local christian legal firm on how they should word their bylaws so as to be anti homosexual. This is the letter I’m going to give them hoping they revise the changes. Included at beginning is some of the articles as I did not quote them in entirety in letter:
XIII "Marriage has been ordained by God. This church defines "marriage" as the union of one man and one woman . A civil government’s sanction of a union will be recognized as a legitimate marriage by the church only to the extent that it is consistent with the definition of marriage found in this article
IX Sexual activities outside of marriage including but not limited to adultry, premarital sex, homosexuality, pornography, and pedophilia are inconsistant with the teachings of the Bible and the church
X All members shall afirm their agreement with the articles and every volunteer shall afirm and live consistantly therewith

Dear Pastor and Board,

I hope you take this letter in the spirit which it is intended, which is to make Crossroads a better church. Not as a personal criticism levied to attack and detract but instead as reasons why a different approach would edify our fellowship and make us stronger.

One of the greatest qualities of Crossroads to me was its’ inclusive nature, which allows people who were smoking the crack pipe that morning to come to church. People who got drunk the night before, who don’t have a place to live and steal their food, these people are welcomed to Crossroads with open arms. Likewise, your requisite doctrinal statement was relatively short and sweet. Thus people who disagree about pentecostal powers, premillennialism, polygamy, or pretrib rapture could come, disagree, and yet still be members. Which brings me to the new bylaws recently amended. I would like to go through each of the changes and explain my interpretation. Of course you may not agree with all of my proposed chang…


Keywords: [tag]god[/tag], [tag]marriage[/tag], [tag]church[/tag], [tag]don’t[/tag]

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What constitutes the marriage bed?

The ushering in of the New Testament was a change from the old religious system to the one
we are currently under. That which pertained to religious activity (animal sacrifices, etc) changed. But marriage did not.

The marriage bed came before the law of Moses and the marriage bed is here long after it.

First let us see what the writer of Hebrews says of the marriage bed:

Marriage [is] honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Heb 13:4

Alright so we see a line being drawn. On one side is the marriage bed and on the other is whoremongering (fornication) & adultery.

Concubinage: Which side of the line is it on? Is it on the side of the line which is said to be honorable? Or the other side, which is not? A couple of connected passages should clear this up.

Gen 35:22
And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine: and Israel heard [it]. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

Reuben went in to his father’s concubine. Was the concubine something that amounted to fornication or adultery? Or was it the marriage bed that is honorable in all?

One more verse ought to clear that up. 1 Chronicles 5:1

Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he [was] thefirstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father’s bed, hisbirthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and thegenealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright.

The NIV reads like this:

The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (he was the firstborn, but when he defiled his father’s marriage bed,his rights as firstborn were given to the sons of Joseph son of Israel;so he could not be listed in the genealogical record in accordance withhis birthright

So if I go about teaching that having a concubine is fornication, not only am I lying, I am, in effect, a forbidder of marriage. And that makes me a teacher of the doctrine of devils. 1 Tim 4:1-3

Hope you enjoy,


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Plural Marriage Gone Wrong?

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Is this a Christian Plural Marriage gone wrong?




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