Look at talks about marriage and learn that it is required to have complete fidelity in marriage. If someone believe[s] differently is it really worth getting upset over and offended? The whole experience with polygamy was a fertile field for deception. Consistent understanding and encouragement during the breakup from the bishop, home teachers, and ward members is needed to sustain church attendance and involvement in spiritual experiences. A few reasons suggest themselves: Of those who had a very unfavorable feeling toward plural marriage at the time of the survey, over three quarters of them learned about polygamy as a child or teenager. Not a lot of people my age in my church, those few there are have a busy family and their own lives however I have met nice people that are friendly.
Therefore, leadership at different levels could decide what and where to teach its members, as well as who might be the most knowledgeable and able to teach such sensitive matters.
Alone through Divorce
At least that's what I felt when I was first reactivated some years ago after being away. E-mail correspondence, August 11, Smith use both history and a statistical review of Mormon and non-Mormon marriage practices in Illinois and neighboring Iowa to demonstrate that marriage to teenage women was not uncommon for the place and time in which Joseph Smith lived, nor was it considered pedophilia: Church Policy on Divorce Wed Nov 14, 5: Subscribe to: