As you may have heard TLC has decided to add another show about themodern polygamist lifestyle to its nightly schedule. The new show is titled “My Five Wives” and follows the life of Brady and his wives: Paulie, Robyn, Rosemary, Nonie and Rhonda as they experience the ups and downs of being a polygamist family.
If you’re like me you might be scratching your head at the notion of TLC airing another show about a lifestyle that’s illegal. It’s not only against the law of the land but it’s also against God’s law.
This is one reality show I won’t be watching. Just watching some of the clips from the show on the TLC site makes my stomach turn, and my heart break at the same time. I honestly don’t know what part of her brain a woman has to turn off in order to be able to live this lifestyle. It’s too reminiscent of my time as a Mormon where I was taught not to question anything, even the doctrine of plural marriage found in the Doctrine and Covenants 132.
As a Mormon I fully expected to have to practice this way of life in eternity. When I spoke to other Mormon women about it some didn’t like to think about it while others seemed ok with it. When I asked how they could be fine with sharing their husbands they would say something like “If Heavenly Father asked me to do it how could I refuse? If I knew another woman needed to be sealed to a worthy priesthood holder how could I be so selfish as to deny her this opportunity?”
God has made His plan, and His design for marriage very clear. And yet there are people, even many Christians who think just because society is changing its view of marriage that it somehow negates what God thinks of marriage.
This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Melissa Grimes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
My Five Wives premiered this past Sunday (March 9 10/9 c.)
Click here to learn more about the show http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/my-five-wives