You know close to nothing about polygamy !

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You know close to nothing about polygamy !

I don't mean to sound harsh, but first, so many of you must accept the fact that you know close to nothing about polygamy! Only the person who is filled and controlled by the Holy Spirit can understand it. If not, it can easily get perverted into ungodly lifestyle. Polygamy is not for everybody! You can bring a blessing or a curse upon yourselves. Examine your own motives. If you really want to learn the truth about holy polygamy - listen to Yahweh and denied your own ideas. If you would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you. 

Joleneakamama
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My two cents worth

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I would say that the high rate of failed marriages indicates that most people don't understand what is needed. But that fact has little to do with polygyny.
Every truth stated about plural marriage must be equally applied to monogamous marriage.
Many men feel cursed with one wife, and if that man added another, he would no doubt feel doubly cursed.
The blessings of marriage are not restricted to those who are believers, but are rather dependent on each partner's ability to value and love the other. If people can do that with one partner they should be able to do it with another, and if the most knowledgeable spirit filled christians fail to DO what success requires, they too will fail. Getting married in a church, by the state or by the right pastor will not matter at all, if the hearts involved choose to be selfish and demanding.
Marriage is marriage. Plural marriage is just more marriage and appeals to those who feel being married in the first place is a blessing.
I think one of the biggest problems married people face is still thinking like a single. Truly, in marriage to say your partner has a problem, is to say that your end of the boat is sinking.
Marriage is something you can only succeed at together.

Disclaimer: This is my opinion based on my life experience. Do not apply ANY advice here written, without first deciding with an adult mind and heart that you agree.

:D

There is a principle proof against all argument, a ban against all progress and which if persisted in cannot but keep the mind in everlasting ignorance, and that is contempt prior to examination.

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

2inlove
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...beautifully written

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After reading your reply, I agree with it.

I know a lot of folks (men and women) who are still stuck in that singles mentality. I see a lot of couples getting married for reasons besides love and a desire to grow together. These issues can apply to monogamous family as equal to polygamous families.

For us, the key ingredients in any successful relationship are communication, honesty and compromise.

My $.02.

Stable, secure, and happily married couple looking for that special lady to join us on the next phase of our life.

Hand Of Gold
You know close to nothing about polygamy !

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First off you sound like someone looking for a fight. That is one of the things, or tones that this web site is not about.

So if you have a question, or some insight to help other understand your option, please post. But do not try and pick fights.

God will ask how we treated others, not how they effected us.

Carl

Peace be with you.

Joey57005
and yet another godly person trying

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to piss>> everyone off ive still yet to meet anyone that has ever told me they were so offended by someone they just had to beleive in their god

Joey

noblequest
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Total crock

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I don't mean to sound harsh, but first, so many of you must accept the fact that you know close to nothing about polygamy!

How about no scooter?

Only the person who is filled and controlled by the Holy Spirit can understand it.

Wow. Not a great batting average so far...hey look, I used a sports metaphors and I think I even did it right. Who knew?

If not, it can easily get perverted into ungodly lifestyle.

If you want to try to persuade people then you need to learn to communicate your ideas effectively. Here for example your throwing out ungodly as if everyone (or for that matter anyone) agrees on what godly and ungodly mean. You are functioning under a down right silly notion that your word is gospel, no pun intended, to anyone but yourself.

Polygamy is not for everybody!

Uhm....yeah, we noticed. Thanks though.

You can bring a blessing or a curse upon yourselves.

Presuming of course that everyone believes in or agrees upon the definition of a curse.

Examine your own motives.

Good advice on many subjects.

If you really want to learn the truth about holy polygamy - listen to Yahweh and denied your own ideas.

Again your assuming your opinion on the matter holds more weight than anyone else's which strikes me as silly. Oh and you should proof read more closely.

Personally I will stick to my own analysis and judgment over yours or anyone else.

Morality is your agreement with yourself to abide by your own rules - RAH

Golux
A crock? Consider the opposite

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To help evaluate whether what Rami posted is indeed "a crock", I've translated each statement into its opposite. If Rami's words are false and nonsensical, the following should ring true and edifying:

> There's nothing to living polygamously. You already know everything you need to know.
> Any slob can do it. Try it — you can't go wrong.
> Choosing polygamy is as easy as falling off a log, and won't really make a difference in your life either way.
> Don't waste time asking yourself what you're after, just dive in.
> If you're looking for deep insight about polygamy — there isn't any. Quit thinking so much and charge forward. After all, no one knows better than you!

Unsurprisingly, experienced polygamists don't talk like that.

If the reader doesn't like Rami's choice of words, well then, by golly, use your brain and substitute some others! How about this: "Only a person who has pure, selfless motives ought to try polygamy." Or this: "You might get good results, or you might make a real mess of your life and the lives of others." Controversial? No. Offensive? Hardly.

Useful? You betcha.

Rami speaks in religious terms, yet even if one doesn't know what exact meaning he attaches to words like "godly" and "curse", his message is clear enough: Polygamy is potent stuff and is not to be treated lightly. The sincerity and intensity of Rami's plea seem appropriate to that.

Do his words seem abrasive or dogmatic at first? Perhaps. But those who aren't prepared to look beneath the surface of a few words stridently expressed probably aren't prepared for the level of attentiveness that polygamy, by most accounts, will demand of them.

noblequest
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Nope, still a crock

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I don't see anything that refutes my opinion, I see turning an argument on its head to make the same argument a second time. If it does not work, it it does not work. 5+4 do not equal 3.14 even if you write it as 4+5.

"Polygamy is potent stuff and is not to be treated lightly."
Looks more to me like he has a sermon to preach rather than decent advice to offer. When one starts off telling their audience that they are more informed than any potential person consuming his message then he looses any potential credibility to me.

Morality is your agreement with yourself to abide by your own rules - RAH