3 Responses to “Joseph Smith’s Wives”

  1. thegardensofboxwoodmanor September 28, 2012 at 12:56 am #

    Yikes! He had a REAL problem…Those he coerced from their husbands is the saddest part. Yet if any of them truly read the Bible, they would not have fallen for this cult and Smith’s lies.
    Yet in the 20th C. we had Waco, TX and the Branch Davidians cult in 1992, with that man taking all those women, too.

    • lifeafterministry September 28, 2012 at 1:12 am #

      Well I USED to feel sorry for those “poor women” as well. Don’t get me wrong, my heart hurts they were deceived and I’ll always feel that way. Like you said Sue, they should’ve read their Bibles. 😉
      However, when I began doing in-depth research about these women, my mind quickly changed. I’m just about finished with another installment of Mormonism’s leaders and polygamy. The majority of these women went into these God forsaken relationships with either Smith, Young, Kimball or whomever, with their eyes wide open and many of them hid these clandestine affair marriages from their husbands.
      There were children born to many of these women while being married to two men at the same time and who knows who their daddy was?
      This reminds me of my own family.
      We’d go to family reunions and wear name badges with our grandmother’s name because we all had the same grandfather.
      My heart hurts for the deceit of being tricked into believing in a false god. But I can never feel bad for people covering up their sin and continuing to perpetuate the lie.
      Michelle

  2. thegardensofboxwoodmanor September 28, 2012 at 5:43 am #

    What a horrible story about Smith’s wives! Sounds like he was just out to get other men’s wives under the guise of celestial heaven and all of that. Rather, he was making up the rules as he went along. If the women hid those trystsfrom their husbands, the don’t have my pity either.

    I can’t even begin to imagine the suffering in polygamous relationships. It certainly is all for the man and not for women.

    I also cannot even begin to think of your family having reunions like that. This is difficult to picture, let alone even feel what you have gone through. BUT, thanks be to God that you are away from all that evil and safely in Jesus’ arms forever!
    Oh! To be free and able to live without fear, that is the joy!

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