The revelation, recorded in Doctrine and Covenants 132, states that Joseph prayed to know why God justified Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, and Solomon in having many wives.
The Lord responded that He had commanded them to enter into the practice.
The revelation on plural marriage was not written down until 1843, but its early verses suggest that part of it emerged from Joseph Smith’s study of the Old Testament in 1831.
People who knew Joseph well later stated he received the revelation about that time.
Many of the ancient Israelites were polygamous, some having hundreds of wives.
King Solomonbis said to have had seven hundred wives.
Some early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also received and obeyed this commandment given through God’s prophets.
After receiving a revelation commanding him to practice plural marriage, Joseph Smith married multiple wives and introduced the practice to close associates.
Technically, Webster's Dictionary defines this practice as "polygyny." Polygamy has been practiced by mankind for thousands of years.The three women put this article on behalf of one woman who is in a Polygamous relationship, leaving the woman's name anonymous, because this practice is illegal.The woman states how after her husband married his second wife she "saw my husbands eyes full of new respect and approval," she made a point to ...Many details about the early practice of plural marriage are unknown.Plural marriage was introduced among the early Saints incrementally, and participants were asked to keep their actions confidential.This principle was among the most challenging aspects of the Restoration—for Joseph personally and for other Church members.Plural marriage tested faith and provoked controversy and opposition.Few Latter-day Saints initially welcomed the restoration of a biblical practice entirely foreign to their sensibilities.But many later testified of powerful spiritual experiences that helped them overcome their hesitation and gave them courage to accept this practice.The article I read to compare and contrast this essay with was called; "I would Never Go Back to Being a Monogamous Wife" By Mary Batchelor, Marianne Watson, and Anne Wilde.The three of them put one article together with well thought of facts and personal experiences very well written.