Polygamy Now
The unfolding story of polygamy in the United States

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thanks to All of You -- See You in Five Years!

We're moving on! Don't panic, we didn't fall apart! Our polygamous family is as strong and happy as ever! You can follow our adventures in our next blog post, five years from now.

We accomplished what we set out to do-- to show the world that consensual polygamy, divorced from religion and devoid of child brides, welfare fraud, and other crime, is a viable lifestyle choice. It's not for everyone, but when it works, it works very very well.

By reading through our blog, you can find entries on the pros and cons of polygamy, the nitty gritty of living together, thoughts on jealousy, alternating legal marriage, the biological and demographic facets of polygamy, and other related topics.

Thanks for being our audience for so long! Keep your eyes on the horizon, and don't look back!

Sincerely, and with love,
Martin, Karen and Lisa.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to all of you! You've opened our eyes to polygamy and to the reasons it's a *very* good option for us.

We have not as of yet found our second but know she's out there.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Jorge said...


You said I was disgusting and a bad husband because I was searching for a second wife to join my wife and I since we have not been able to have children. Now you say it is a very good option for you. What changed your mind?

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Martin, Karen, and Lisa:

Thanks for your dedication to this lifestyle and portraying us in a good light. I've learned so much from reading here, and I will check for updates.

All the best,

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jorge - It certainly wasn't me who said it was disgusting.

Must've been another anonymous poster.

7:35 AM  
Blogger UCBerkeleyResearch said...

To Whom It May Concern:

I am an undergraduate student in the Department of Sociology at the University of California Berkeley. I would like to invite you to participate in my research study on polygamist families living in urban areas in the United States. You may participate only if you are currently in a polygynist (one man with more than one wife) marriage and living in an urban area of the United States. All religious beliefs are welcome.

As a participant, you will be asked to commit at the most two hours of time in interviews. The study involves answering questions about the choices that lead to polygamous marriage and how the family functions. Since this topic is sensitive and private I will be making sure that every element of security will be implemented to make sure that every participant and every piece of data will be protected. I am applying for a certificate of confidentiality, which is given out by the National Institute of Health that protects identifiable research information from “forced disclosure”. I am also making sure that all identifiable information will be coded and password protected on a private computer. There are no foreseen risks in participating in this study. The benefits of participating in this study would be helping the discussion on American polygamy become updated and more comprehensive.

If you would like to participate in this research study please email NIturriaga7@berkeley.edu or if you have any questions please contact me at NIturriaga7@berkeley.edu or you may also contact my advisor Dr. Kelsy at mkelsey@berkeley.edu.

Thank you for your consideration,
Nicole Iturriaga

9:18 PM  
Anonymous therecanonlybe3 said...

You guys have a great site. Was wondering how to get on your site as a 'situation wanted' or a blog. We are looking for the right 3rd sisterwife to complete this family and need your help. Please get back to us at therecanonlybe3@gmail.com

5:49 PM  
Blogger MeganC said...

Hi, I'm just getting into poly and it is nice to see you being so happy with it! - Megan

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Kacy said...

Martin, Karen & Lisa,
I know that you are done writing your blog, but I wish you would occasionally post an update for loyal readers so we know how you are. I am particularly thinking of Karen and how she is doing with her cancer battle. God bless!

8:33 PM  
Blogger Big Love Over Logic said...

I agree with Kacy :) We would love an update once in a blue moon. Especially since so many of us pray for your family. We would really welcome an update on Karen's cancer battle.

Your family is close to our hearts.


M & Scott

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Ana said...

I'm glad I found your website, and was able to read your awe inspiring story. It couldn't be more the opposite of mine. I'm an American female who live polygamy not by choice. My story is a sad one. My husband betrayed me, and engaged in polygamy after saying he never would before he and I married. I won't divorce him, as he is allowed to practice polygamy in Islam and polygamy seems to be our only problem. So much for me... I'm wishing you three the best and continued happiness and success!

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a guy who loves identical twins, they also love me madly. We three date together and have much time togeter, all three of us love care each other. We planned not to marry since it is illegal of polygamy! how unfair we are disturbed because of this, but we'll live together allways!!

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Blogger angie said...

hi i was wondering if you could come to my blog and write your thoughts on if your wives were to take on another husband. I am not here to judge im just interested in seeing what you have to say. It is for a soc project, and i woneder your thoughts. thank you so much

7:22 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

We do not want government in control of marriage. We need to start treating each other as humans. Government free marriage is the pathway to equality. Government should have no control over religion or marriage. Leave marriage to the religions or to the people to freely contract with one another.

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi All,My name is Tracy. Iam a 39yr old single mom and have always been interested in this lifestyle.I want to wish u guys all the luck,love best wishes always.I would love to fina a man who actually loves me as much as i love him. And the bonus would b if he had an extended family. To me thats just more love to give n recieve and who in this world doesent want all the love they can get? I am interested in knowing more about all of this.If u want u can email me at prissylarose@yahoo.com n share sum thoughts. I always like meeting new people n learning different things . so hope to hear from u. And again, u guys , good luck with your large family and best wishes. c ya Tracy

8:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi I am a 31 year old with 2 children, i am morman but was told this kinda lifestyle was wrong, i have only been morman for 6 years, and i am intrested in finding out how all this works, i love being in a big family, something i wanted to join and become for a long time. I have never been married, and can not have anymore children... If anyone has any answers please let me know asap, also i live in canada and want sister wifes...

10:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am finding it hard to meet a woman who is allright with polygamy. You almost have to be sneaky about it. How is that one opens up to a total stranger about this? I guess my question is, as a married man how do I find a woman to date without having her run as soon as she finds out I'm married? It deffenatly is an awsome chalenge.

thank you, Dave

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want more information but there doesn't seem to be much. Thinking of doing this but have children and a christian background. Do not know how to talk to them about it.

8:25 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

I live in New York City and want to find a family who is looking for a second or third wife. I don't have children but love them dearly and would love to be a part of a large family.

10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please take my name off here. please stop contacting me. tisesdr@yahoo.com

5:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please email me if u are still looking to be a sister wife. Mistybarit@yahoo.com, thank you

6:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please email me if u are still looking to be a sister wife. We are looking for a sister wife to join our loving family in New York. Thank you, Mistybarit@yahoo.com

7:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After reading this, I reflect on a receint obituary I saw of a kingpin feminist who died of natural causes. http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2012/03/28/ adrienne_rich_feminist_poet_and_essayist_dies/ Seeing the last paragraph of her obituary, I begin to wonder how her three children are doing today. I believe the lesson to learn here is that we fathers must teach our sons never to keep all of our eggs in one basket.

So meanwhile I’ve been writing an open letter to Kody Brown – - the star of the TLC reality show ‘Sister Wives’, whose family has been persecuted by mainstream mormon prosecutors for having a polygamous family.

one . . two . . three . . here it goes:

Our government is like a beat up old rug that smells like ferret pee. It’s time for a new rug. Seeing the government smash families everyday sickens me. A patriarchal polygamous family is the strongest structure known next to the synthetic diamond, and thus difficult for the state to control or dismember. Like an octopus, it would probably take the entire on call staff at the local cps socialist services office to rip it apart and the lezbos couldn’t high five afterwards with broken fingers and bruised knuckles. Like I say ALLWAYS teach our children TO BITE. Not us of course, BUT THEM. Abraham Lincon gave U.S. marshalls the green light to hunt down mormons like jackrabbits, and today mainstream mo’s suffer from mormon guilt, overcompensating for past persecutions. That’s why they are the first to try to bury their own fundamentalists. To the mainstream mo’s, especially males in the legal field, you ilk of federal ambition, STOP TRYING TO APE THE SOPHOMORIC DWADDLERS IN OUR LATTER DAY GOVERNMENT. It is providence that we the people will soon THROW THEM OUT. So enough of you mainstream bureaucrats with your best ludicrous mamas family henpecker impersonations. Your poor hallowed eyes admit that bashing your ancestral soul leaves you with none. I feel embarrased for you seeing you in public like that. You act like a bunch of timid immigrants trying to fit in even if its in the belly of a stupid security state. Let me see you wave your banners HIGH AND PROUD! Polygamy is kool. That’s K-O-O-L! Kody, you have more support outside that church than you know.

3:45 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Twins sounds awesome. You are all lucky to have bonded. Commonly twins develop polar opposite psychies while developing and communing in the womb. There they form an information feedback loop. If they 'thought' and 'felt' identical then it would be like holding a microphone too close to its amplifier. The resulting feedback SQUEAL would blow every brain circuit in the twins and would drive the mom BANNANAS. Therefore it's a survival mechanism that twins develop different psych profiles.

In Leviticus, rules against marrying two sisters exist but nothing prohibiting twins is mentioned. So you're kosher even with the fundamentalists.

So why not two non-twin sibling sisters? Think WWMS (What would Moses say)? That to wed two sisters you bring TWICE the power of the same mother in law into your home, and a man could never be the master of his own home with his command effectively cancelled. Mr. Green learned the hard way marrying both mother and daughter and falsely witnessing I guess on foodstamp application.

Really, ten wives are ok if you can at least afford to put shoes on them, so long as they aren't siblings. Twins on the other hand are the same fold completely, so you have to take both. For another man to take the other twin would by proxy join YOU to some other guy ! ! WWMS? Ya he'd say 'bad chemistry'.

So keep both your twins always, and best luck to your family.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Fiannan777 said...

As this anthropologist points out women can be empowered in polygamy -- especially in modern-oriented groups: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erTwhTCAAss

2:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here I am :-)

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