but, what little I know intrigues me. I never even gave the whole practice (or religion...) a second thought until that darn show on HBO! I'm wondering if the "big family" idea will become a fad-type thing...like: will polygamists just start coming out of the woodwork...like so many "bisexual women" sprouted up after the Jerry Springer show?
I believe in the way that men and women were created...differently, but equal. I believe that each of us (as "man" and "woman") was "made" to divinely balance the other. I have grown to believe in the traditional roles of men and women, within their households, as well as in society. This does NOT mean that I think women should be "slaves" or without dreams or careers! I, in fact, actually consider myself somewhat of a feminist. (I know...sounds like a contradiction!) But, I (like SO MANY women today) grew up withOUT a stable, loving, masculine influence. As a single mother of two, I had to "man-up," square my tiny little shoulders up on the front lines, and position myself for battle....the battle of a lifetime...the battle to beat the process of Natural Selection....survival! And, I have been MORE than competant! (I can diagnose and repair cars, change sink traps, shovel drive-ways, AND rustle up a meal out of a kitchen with nothing but eggs, butter, milk and bread!.....kiss all the boo-boos "bye-bye" and enforce obedience at the end of the day!)
But, in all this, I've forgotten (if I've ever really even known) how to be a woman....a soft, delicate, delicious, loving WOMAN. While I'm extremely sensual and feminine, there is no time for tears on the front lines!The bottom line is that I would really love to leave the fighting to a man from now on...so I can stay at home and water the garden, prepare my body to lavish love all over my protector/provider when he returns to our nest at the end of each day and melt away his battle wounds! But, unfortunately, many men (like most of us women) also grew up without a stable, loving, masculine influence! Which means: most of us have not been taught how to fulfill our roles as men and women! The idea of polygamy (while there are, clearly, "good" and "bad" polygamists) seems to offer a possible soultion to this problem. It seems like a consciously organized way to clarify everyone's roles. It makes sense to me, too....for a man to have more than one "wife;" to extend a family in that way!Again, I know so little about it.....I'm wondering if there's anyone out there who may be able to contribute to my knowledge on the subject?