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…

A Western Push for Polygamy in the Nineteenth Century

A Western Push for Polygamy in the Nineteenth Century

For some, this study may seem farfetched but I implore you that patience and research will open the gates of understanding on this very complex subject. To recap in the article Polygyny Article | Sister Cultures we discovered that Israel had sister cultures that also subscribed to the practice of multiple marriages. In the second instalment  Polygyny…

The Poly-Game | Unpacking the Acceptance of Polygyny among Women In and Out of Biblical Contexts

The Poly-Game | Unpacking the Acceptance of Polygyny among Women In and Out of Biblical Contexts

As polygamy, specifically polygyny, gains exposure and picks up social currency in a contemporary U.S. context many voices have joined the conversation on both sides of the table to discuss the pros, cons, and practicalities of this family structure. Dr. Patricia Dixon author of We Want For Our Sisters What We Want For Ourselves (2009) and…

Examining Biblical Sister Cultures & Multiple Wives in the Torah

Examining Biblical Sister Cultures & Multiple Wives in the Torah

For the past decade or more, the topic of polygyny and its present cultural appropriation has intrigued me, to say the least. Over the years I have engaged in hours of study, meditation and private/public conversations about this very controversial and sometimes divisive topic. What is polygyny? It is a relationship model that transcends religious or…

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