Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I don't share

So, maybe you've heard of a little show on TLC called Sister Wives. You haven't heard of it? Well, you can read a little about it here. I try really hard not to harshly judge people that live differently from me. I mean, as long as everyone is consenting and of age then to each their own. But while I have tried to understand this way of life, I can't seem to really wrap my brain around it.

I'm curious about what sort of vows a husband says to a woman that is a first wife, when they are both aware that more wives will be coming..or to the second, third, or fourth wife. I know my wedding vows spoke of forsaking all others for my spouse. What does he vow? That he will forsake all others...unless its one of his other wives?

I haven't watched a full episode yet and probably never will. But the little bit I have seen of the show it just seems that the other wives are having to deal with their emotions of adding yet another wife. He, on the other hand, doesn't really have to deal with much of anything. This is same ol', same ol' for him..and he gets to have sex with a new, younger, cuter wife...and it's not cheating! Wait...I'm judging, aren't I?

All I know is, if the whole point to plural marriages is to have more babies to populate the world (which is what I am assuming..I'm not all that studied on the theory) then the women should be able to have multiple husbands as well. Right?! I mean, then the chances are even greater for more babies. RIGHT?! No? That's not how it works? That's not what "God" said? Oh, I see.

I'm judging again. Dang.


  1. That show is JUST as weird to me as that 19 kids and Counting one.

    Blows my mind.