Plural Thoughts

Essays on plural marriage. Some of the topics I hope to cover are included in the list below. I have somewhat limited experience/knowledge and I will need guest writers and/or regular blog contributors to help fill the gaps in my writing ability. Contact me if you would like to contribute.

  • Living arrangements in polygamous families (live together? live separately? pros and cons and things to consider)
  • The dating and marriage crisis in the LDS Church
  • You can’t get a marriage license for plural marriages, so doesn’t that mean you’re not married?
  • Why would you want to share your husband?
  • The powerful analogy between a-husband-and-his-wives and a-woman-and-her-children (mentioned a little in this post and this post)
  • Being the first wife
  • Being the second wife
  • Being the third wife (and beyond)
  • How to incorporate a new wife into the family (this post talks about two different ways a first wife tried)
  • Polygamy and jealousy (and other negative emotions)
  • Tips on transitioning from being LDS to being a polygamist
  • Common pettinesses in polygamy
  • Previous marriages and children from previous marriages
  • What about sex?
  • Difficulties of being a husband of more than one wife
  • Why plural marriage is not adultery
  • Why plural husbands are not creepy
  • What do the scriptures say about polygamy?
  • The LDS Church and Polygamy
    • Was Joseph Smith a polygamist? Does it matter?
    • Problems with Brigham Young’s version of polygamy
    • What was meant by the 1890 Manifesto?
  • Abuse in polygamy (and monogamy)
  • Divorce and what it’s like when a plural family breaks up
  • Let’s hear from some children of polygamy
  • Loving and helping to raise your sisterwife’s children
  • What should be the limit on the number of wives in a family? (What should be the limit on the number of children in a family?)
  • Denver Snuffer on the issue of polygamy
  • Finances in plural marriage (housing expenses mentioned in this post and this post)
  • Should polygamy ever be institutionalized?
  • Differences and similarities in how Mormon sects (and other religions) deal with polygamy
  • Polygamy in the real world versus in the newspaper
  • Interacting with LDS Church members and people opposed to polygamy
  • Why I don’t believe everyone should be a polygamist