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Sister Wives

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I was watching “Sister Wives” on TV when I realized what polygamy actually meant. The TV show is about Kody Brown and he has four wives and 16 kids all together. “What is polygamy?” You asked. It is a marriage which includes more than two partners and sometimes even more than that. When a man is married to one or more woman it is called polygyny, and when a women is married to more then one man it is called polyandry. If you don’t know what polygyny is it means “many women”? Polyandry means marriage. Could you imagine having to share your own husband or boyfriend? The lifestyles are not what they used to be. Today, most Americans have one spouse. (Sister Wives)

There are so many misunderstanding about polygamy but I’m here to set it straight and tell you the real meaning and true story behind polygamy. Polygamy has been widely practiced throughout history, although Mormon s don’t practice it today. Polygamy is still known to be practiced in some small areas of Africa, Asia and small areas of north and South America. The reason why Mormons practiced polygamy in the first place was to “multiply” and spread the religion.

Only with god approval and blessing the men would be polygamous. The reason for this is a fertile woman can only give birth once a year. The women would be child bearing constantly for 30 years. Only if the man is fertile and can impregnate a woman any time he wanted or when they had sex at ANY age. By allowing a man to have multiple wives or partners he can have more kids in a year then by just having one a year, and hundreds of children for a lifetime. If a man had only one partner or wife for the 30 years of marriage he can have about 30 kids. If he had multiple partners or wives for insist he was married to...

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Sister Wives

Producer- Timothy Gibbons

Network TCL

September ,26 2010

www.apologeticsindex.org

“The Uses of polygamy”

Author Bateson, Mary C.

New York times February , 24 1885

http://www.helpthechildbrides.com/

Jessop, Ruby. Web. 15 Jan. 2004.

http://usmarriagelaws.com/

U,S marriage Laws. N.p., 15 Jan. 2011.

www.questia.com

Mormon Polygamy. N.p., 15 Jan. 2009. Web. 9 Feb. 2012. .

Wikipedia. N.p., 15 Dec. 2012. Web. 9 Feb. 2012.

Sister Wives

Producer- Timothy Gibbons

Network TCL

September ,26 2010
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