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I found this post this morning in one of our forums ( http://www.4thefamily.us/node/12294 )underneath a few posts but I wanted to share it more publicly. This is some great advice from our member Justin.
Polygamy: Some Points To Ponder
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 01:59.
Polygamy is not much different than monogamy except that it adds a dimension of complexity and opportunity. Consequently, what is proper in monogamy is even more important to practice in polygamy.
From being in polygamy circles (Christian ones at least) I see that what is needed is a moral code and a level of integrity that befits our calling.
Part 1 of a 2 part series aired on Utah Pubic Radio. The Hammond brother share some of their childhood stories including running from the law when there were warrants out for their parents arrest for polygamy.
Click through on the link to hear the five minute interview where they also talk about the raids on their family homes in the 1950's.
Credit STORYCORPS / UTAH PUBLIC RADIO
Arthur and Alma Hammond grew up in a polygamous family in the mid 1900s, and Arthur talks about a raid on his family, moving to Colorado City, and the Colorado City Academy.
This is well worth the time to read through.
By APRIL ASHLAND AND ZAK RICKLEFS
Credit STORYCORPS / UTAH PUBLIC RADIO
Priscilla and Marlyne Hammon are polygamist activists.
Priscilla and Marlyne Hammon are sisters, who married the brothers who talked last week on StoryCorps. They two now discuss how laws against polygamists have affected their lives and how they became activists for plural marriage.
I feel compelled at this time to restate the intent and purpose of this site. 4thefamily is a community. It is a place to discuss the subject of Polygyny (closed relationship). Some have come here with the intent of finding a new partner through this site. While it is a possibility that people can meet through a community such as this, it is not the intended purpose of the site. If that is your intent here, you will most likely be disappointed. 4thefamily is not a dating site.
Also, 4thefamily remains open to those who wish to discuss polygyny and all of its ramifications, blessings, curses, successes, failures, celebrations, ups, downs, etc...
That means there will be a wide spectrum of opinion and thought regarding polygyny as it relates to each individual here.
That said, if there is any abuse or infraction of the stated guidelines/terms & conditions of the site, please let a moderator know so we can keep the spirit of this community on track.
During the pilot episode of the documentary series, “Polygamy, USA,” two women are out on a date with their husband talking about how they need a new wife.
Wife One says to Wife Two that she’d prefer a new wife who can cook interesting meals, maybe a Mexican? They chuckle and consider other attributes, maybe she could be a massage therapist? They settle back on the Mexican concept. ”Dude,” says Wife One, “it’s all about the food.”
This glib moment is revealing about several things:
1. Though it’s essentially patriarchal, women in polygamous families do have “a voice.”
2. Fundamentalist mormons use the word “dude.”
3. Mothers of young children care more about getting help around the house than pretty much anything else.
“Religion Isn’t a Part of Our Life. Religion Is Our Life”
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER AN ARIZONA COMMUNITY WHERE POLYGAMY IS ALIVE AND WELL OPENS ITS DOORS FOR THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL
New Series “Polygamy, USA” Premieres Tuesday, May 7, at 9 PM ET/PT
April 14, 2013
Please follow the link for a great picture of the Darger family.
SATURDAY, APR 13, 2013 06:00 PM -0700
My three wives
Society has come a long way toward accepting gay marriage. Could the same ever be true for my polygamous family?
BY JOE DARGER
Top 10 Marriage Stories
5. Polygamy Activism
Polygamists, perhaps emboldened by the gains made by same-sex-marriage activists, have started advocating for their type of family. In February, Kody Brown, husband of four, father of 17 and the central figure in the popular Lifetime reality show Sister Wives, sued the state of Utah, claiming religious discrimination. He and others, including the Darger family (three wives, 26 children), have been writing and talking openly about their way of life in an effort to have polygamy decriminalized. The courts in Utah have agreed to hear the case.
Don't miss this look inside at a wonderful polygamist family as one of their daughters embarks on a new journey - getting married!
The Darger's were just featured on TLC Sisterwives show doing a "plygcation" to California with the Brown family. They have also written a book called "Love Times Three" which I highly recommend everyone read.
Love Times Three can be purchased at the site below