My Story

I grew up LDS. I was monogamous for 11 years. I used to detest polygamy, and at one point I was even convinced that Joseph Smith didn’t practice it and D&C 132 was fabricated by Brigham Young. Now I’m happily married to a man who has another wife, I live in a house with a layout meant for polygamists, and I have a blog about polygamy. How did I get here? Who is this person? I never thought my life would turn out like this!

Here is my story, in bits and pieces, told as well as I know how to tell it. (Hyperlinks will continue to be added as the story is written.)

A little about me personally, in case you were wondering… I love studying Hebrew, stargazing, dancing, all things math, playing the piano, organizing, and reading books to my children. And I love getting comments and emails from readers of my blog. Besides the posts linked to above, I tell a few personal stories in this post, this post and this post, and I talk a little about myself and my family in my very first post.

Melissa (my sisterwife) wrote a post about how her teenage children took the news that she was becoming a plural wife, and another one about how her friend took the same news. She also wrote a post about what it was like being a secret wife and another one about being plural in public. In this post and this post she shares stories about the co-parenting aspect of being a plural family and some of the adaptations that she’s gone thru in joining our family. She shares a funny polygamy problem in this post and a nice experience in this post.

Joshua (our husband) wrote about our keeping polygamy a secret and the challenges of coming out to family and friends in his post titled “Hidden Wife, Hidden Life.” He also wrote a post about the assumption one of our blog readers had about how we must have been raised in polygamy (which we weren’t). In this post and this post he tells a story of being asked to perform a renewal of vows ceremony. In this post he tells of an incident that happened between him and our son. In this post he talks a little about his childhood and in this postthis post a little about his LDS mission.