Actual Polygamist's perspective on polygamy

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Reuben
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Re: Actual Polygamist's perspective on polygamy

Post by Reuben » 30 Oct 2017, 19:11

John Dehlin interviewed her for Mormon Stories back when it was new:

http://www.mormonstories.org/mormon-sto ... e-b-wilde/

I've always been fascinated by people who still practice polygamy. When I was young, I was disgusted, too. Then I learned about Joseph's polygamy and had to work through that, becoming much less disgusted. Now that I don't have to believe it was of God, I'm disgusted again.

One impression I got from John's interview was that Anne was her husband's favorite wife. Of course that would weigh heavily in her sentiments. I wonder if his other wives think as highly of polygamy as she does.
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Re: Actual Polygamist's perspective on polygamy

Post by Curt Sunshine » 30 Oct 2017, 19:31

If this thread becomes a discussion of our views of polygamy, it will do downhill fast. Let's stay away from that and focus solely on the interview.

I think the favorite wife point is a valid concern when evaluating someone's view as a practicing polygamist wife. It would be interesting to hear her take on that question.
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Re: Actual Polygamist's perspective on polygamy

Post by Reuben » 31 Oct 2017, 02:39

Curt Sunshine wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 19:31
If this thread becomes a discussion of our views of polygamy, it will do downhill fast. Let's stay away from that and focus solely on the interview.
Good catch. Thanks.
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Re: Actual Polygamist's perspective on polygamy

Post by Roy » 31 Oct 2017, 11:14

I listened to this interview. I felt that she seemed very respectfully as a person that clearly sees herself and us as part of the divine movement of the restoration. She spoke of the scripture that talks about God setting His house in order. I got the impression that she would include all of us (SLC Mormons) as co-inhabitants of God's house.

Assuming that my impression was correct, it would be interesting to ask if she also felt that the Reorganized church, Strangites, temple lot church, and others are part of the house and kingdom of God.

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