Cultural Amnesia, House Help or Help Mates?

Cultural Amnesia, House Help or Help Mates?

So glad you are back, I understand that many of us have an emotional investment in this topic which can make exploring it openly a difficult experience. This is the fifth installment of the Polygyny article series and I am super excited that you have chosen to continue. I read all of your comments and…

My Partner in Jealousy – Section II.2 “Language”

My Partner in Jealousy – Section II.2 “Language”

LitBalm presents another free chapter from The Poly-Gamē | Unpacking the Acceptance of Polygyny among Women In and Out of Biblical Contexts. Part 2 MY PARTNER IN JEALOUSY: Section II.2 Language takes a look at countries in Africa and Asia to investigate the truth regarding the supposition that influence from “the West” is the culprit for female jealousy in the…

Does Taking Multiple Wives Guarantee Economic/ Generational Success?

Does Taking Multiple Wives Guarantee Economic/ Generational Success?

In theory, many wives equal many children and many children automatically equal wealth, status, power; right? Religion, human nature, “man shortage,” secular understanding and/or long-held cultural traditions are some of the reasons given by men and women for why they choose to engage in polygamy. Biblical polygamy may look different from secular; the polygamist Muslim…

Hebrewisms Before Youtube, Enslaved ‘Africans’ Shared Social Memories of Being Biblical Israelites

Hebrewisms Before Youtube, Enslaved ‘Africans’ Shared Social Memories of Being Biblical Israelites

A simple search on a metropolitan street corner or a few key strokes on Youtube will produce a plethora of voices rising to a crescendo, the chant, ‘Ani Israel.’ Men, women, and children of all ages and understandings publicly voice their opinions, disagreeing on different aspects of the ‘walk,’ yet one point connects them all; the…

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