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Feeling condemned by God

Hi there,

My situation is that my husbands 1st wife left him for no reason, and he married me, I believe that he has two wives in the Lords eyes, according to the scriptures. I am having huge problems with feeling the Lord is against us, and wants me to leave him. I have a son with him and a daughter on the way. It is incredibly depressing for me, and I am unable to function sometimes because of it. I have to know that I am in God’s will as his second wife, and am equally important. It seems clear to me from scripture a man may have two wives, and because he did not put her away, then he is not guilty of adultery. But it seems that all my questions come from the fact that our laws do not allow him to have two wives, and so I am a replacement and therefore he is committing adultery. He wont say out and out he would take her back if she repented, just that there would have to be alot of discussion if she ever did want to come back. Meanwhile I feel I cant go forward in God’s will, I think I am fighting God alot of the time, trying to maintain that he can have two wives. Does anyone else here go through this, am I wrong in our relationship, it just doesnt seem to go away, no matter how many times I pray about it.!

In Christ

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The Argument against polygamy

I recently came out into the open with a lifelong christian friend about my beliefs and feelings supporting the biblical basis for polygamy. She is not a biblical scholar and her response was obviously a cut and paste from some websites. I thought it might prove useful to post them here, so others can see what some use as an arguement against biblical polygyny. Although sad, I did find some of these points amusing as how poorly they use the scripture in the argument.
I thought it would be a good mental excercise on defending ones position on biblical polygamy.

Argument #1

I know you’ve probably read all of these… But after reading them myself, I don’t see how polygamy could be justified for our day in age. It’s not what God intended marriage to be. Just some more for you to think about. –my friend

What does Scripture say about Polygamy?
In Matt. 19:4 we are told by Jesus that God created one “male and [one] female” and joined them in marriage. Mark 10:6-8:"But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, ‘and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh.
The two as one is the pattern on how marriage was to be conducted from the start. NOT three or four as one.
Eve was taken from Adams body and given back to him as his wife (singular) showing God’s approval of what the marriage union is to be like. God always spoke of man’s “wife,” as singular, not wives. Notice it also states one father one mother.
It wasn’t until sin made man fall (Gen. 4:23) that polygamy occurs. Cain was cursed, Lamech is a descendent of Cain and the first to practice polygamy. The first time polygamous relationship is found in the Bible is with a thriving rebellious society in sin; when a murderer named “Lamech [a descendant of Cain] took for himself two wives” (Gen.4:19, 23).
The same Godly pattern of one man and one wife is lived by Noah. At the ti

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They took as their wives any they chose…

Genesis 4:19-24 And Lamech took two wives. The name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock. His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe. Zillah also bore Tubal-cain; he was the forger of all instruments of bronze and iron. The sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah. Lamech said to his wives: "Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; you wives of Lamech, listen to what I say: I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for striking me. If Cain’s revenge is sevenfold, then Lamech’s is seventy-sevenfold."

Although Lamech may have been boastful in that the punishment he gave out for an individual that harmed him was beyond restitution, he was acting in self defense when a man harmed him.

Genesis 6:1-6 When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. Then the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years." The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown. The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Then the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.

From my studies it appears that the prominent understanding of the sons of God is that they are descendants of Seth who are not considered evil men.

I have seen both these passages used to indicate that polygyny is evil or at least sinful, and I can’t find a way to make that correlation. Am I missing something?

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Nuts and Bolts: The Physical House

MickyH wrote: spake unto us: " I think that separate living spaces [in Sister Wives] are fine, and esp separate sleeping quarters..They need something sacred between the two of them, no matter what two of them it maybe :)

i was wondering . . . how normal is the living situation on Sister Wives I cannot imagine there are that many really cool houses out there. I would think most people live in a normal three (or four) bedroom house and share a kitchen and laundry.

i was thinking my nearly 2000 sq ft home and wondered if it would be big enough. I have 3+ bedrooms upstairs. There is one large room that we have talked about the need (want) to wall off into another bedroom. So I am wondering is this way of living and sleeping in sister wives is normal?

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Sister Wives

If any of you have been following the first few weeks of TLC’s new reality show, "Sister Wives", then you will probably agree with me that it has been surprisingly even handed in its portrayal of a modern day plural family dealing with real life, day-to-day issues.

Setting aside the religious component (the Browns are fundamentalist Mormons), what things have you learned or discovered in watching the broadcast? Are there ideas or suggestions that you see in the Brown’s family situation that may be a positive or a negative as you pursue your own plural family?

The topic is wide open to discuss anything related to the program EXCEPT those dealing with the Brown’s faith. I want this thread to focus more on the practical aspects of plural marriage.

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Identical twin sisters and polygamy

Identical twins are about 1 percent of the population. I know that there is little reliable information about polygamous households, but it would be good to know if identical twin sisters make good polygamous wives.

North America has about 75 million women of marriageable age, and about 750,000 of them will be pairs of identical twins. If 1 percent of twin sisters are prepared to take polygamy seriously, this would make 7,500 polygamous households where the wives are twin sisters. The numbers are similar for Europe.

In the future, there could be a town in North America, and another in Europe, where most households consist of a man and twin wives.

Once China and India become rich and well organised, all these figures will be three times higher.

Triplets are about 1 percent of the twin population, so we could see a few households of a man and triplet wives. Think of Big Love with the three wives being triplets.

Or in short, what proportion of polygamous wives are:
Twin sisters
Sisters
Unrelated

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Did You Watch Sister Wives on TLC???

I just wanted to get any opinions on the new show!

I am currently watching it and encouraged some single friends of mine that I have discussed Plural Marriage with to watch it. I think this is VERY eye opening!

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