Don't Confuse one with another

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atrueone
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Don't Confuse one with another

Today I had a conversation with someone who wanted to know more about polygamy.  Where I understand (after all these years) that many ask out of simple curiousity.  The conversation went through all the normal turns, what does the Bible say concerning polygamy, how do you make it work and so on. 

Then they came up with a question that showed me how many view polygamy.  They asked why Laurie didn't wear those "old fashion dresses?"  Many tend to try and lump all polygamist into one view or another.  Sometimes stating a stand for polygamy is kind of like saying your a Christian.  What's your flavor?  Polygamy runs such a wide gambit of religions and social views. 

The key here is understanding that not everyone who watches sister wives or any othe the other shows have any idea of how vast our community is. 

A true Christian polygamist household is one where the focus of the family is Christ.  In that state self takes a backseat to the whole.  A true Christian husband is one who places the wants and needs of the family above his own.  He is in all truth the servant of all.  Most importantly, he loves his family as Christ loved, even to the point of laying down his life for his family.

dixonite
True

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But think of what mainstream media has fed to people for years?  There is very little diversity in the type of media that is published and broadcast.

Joleneakamama
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People dont really think for themselves anymore

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And they tend to just swallow what they are spoon fed by the media.
Polygyny means more responsibliy, and usually more family. But many still think men are all going to want it, when the current trend is actually going the opposite direction.

Of course they would realize that is never going to happen....if they could just remember how to turn their thinkers on. Lol

But alas, they are too busy worrying about the personal lives of celebrities, and which trained monkey is being supported by their party.

And life goes on....but if the member list here is any indication, more people are investigating and considering this family structure.

That cannot be bad. ...
So here's to investigative curiosity! May it grow roots and change hearts and minds.

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes~

Apostle
We can not put all the blame on the media.

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Look at how polygamist themselves act. All these ads about bisexuality. The way people act and talk like it's a big sex fest. All the games that are played on all these sites. If we want to change the world's perception of how we live then we need to change how the world perceives it. Most of the ads I read they are no different than Warren Jeffs. Most people instead of wanting to know what they can contribute they want to know what's in it for them. The couples are just as bad as all these fake single females. I know I get tired of the games and so do most others. Especially the men that their wives keep saying no they don't want polygamy but the men are going to force it on them.

polypaul
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you are 100% correct

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I agree with this statement .

Searching for a second wife............are you interested ?

Imlooking41more
Very well put

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Atrueone, that was very well said. Those of us who seek a plural marriage and have not had one, aka me, need reminders like this. Thanks.

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atrueone
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Your welcome

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I appreciate all the comments.  Those who know me know I can only write what I know to be true.  Where it is true that the majority of people only know what they are fed by the media, it is also true that in real life it is possible to have a profession of both word and action.

Anyone can say they believe something but it takes real commitment to show what we believe by our actions.  The best place to start is loving one another as Christ has loved us and allowing that to be manifest in our families so it shines out into the world.

T. D. Bennett

Pluto8
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Nicely said, atrueone

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Simple truth, brevity

Be ye faithful unto death and I will give you a crown of life

atrueone
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Thank you

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Thank you....truth doesn't require anything above simplicity

T. D. Bennett

Lion
I favor the homesteader type

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I favor the homesteader type and consider 1Ti 2, which says she is dressed for good works. I respect that we might keep formal clothes, or for some leisure, but don't see how the uniforms of fundamentalist cultists are functional, in a practical sort-of way. I can see weirdness and dirtiness in the world. I get why people would never want to step out of their Jesus bubbles, but can you ever get anything done, in there. 

atrueone
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In the bubble

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Speaking from the bubble we are quite busy an accomplish many things including what we do in advocacy.  The message of Jesus is all about action.  Those I call "simple pew sitters," who are waiting on God to do it all do not get the message.

T. D. Bennett