Thursday, January 29, 2009

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This blog is going to chronicle the journey I have taken and will take on my road to becoming a polygamist.

I'll give you a little background: I am 2o years old and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I would first like to make it clear that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not practice polygamy here on the Earth today. The Church did practice it in its earlier years, in the 19th century, but now anyone wanting to join the Church must not be in a polygamous relationship and members who enter into one are excommunicated, which is the most severe punishment the Church can give. Groups like the FLDS, while they claim to be affiliated with our Church, in reality are not. They claim to believe what we believe, but they contradict themselves because currently the Church teaches that polygamy should not currently be practiced on the Earth. I say on the Earth because it is still practiced in heaven. A living man who is sealed to a woman who dies, can be sealed to another woman.

So what, then, is this blog about? This: I have received revelation from God that I am to enter into a polygamous relationship some time in the future. I would never ever practice it unless it was brought back into the Church, because I feel that that would be wrong. Therefore, because I know one day I will practice it, I know the Church will bring it back on the Earth. I have no idea why or when it will be brought back. I only know that it will be.

The man I am to marry is named Andrew. He is currently married to a woman named Rebecca. They have a few children together. There is another girl who is going to marry us as well, a close friend of mine named Natalie. Currently, Natalie is the only one on earth who knows of the commandment I have been given. Natalie has told a few people about her situation, her father, two of her sisters (who all approve of it) And Andrew and Rebecca know of the calling. I have not told Andrew and Rebecca yet of my commandment. The only way they could know right now is if they've received their own revelation of it.

I am making this blog in the hopes that it is found by people. I want it to be read. I want to share this story with the world. I highly doubt anyone I actually know will read it. Feel free to leave comments, even if you disagree and think I'm crazy. If you have any advice, I'd love to hear it. If you are a polygamist yourself, or have studied it, I'd love to hear your thoughts. I just want to anonymously connect with others about this very special part of my life that I feel so unable to share with those I associate with face to face.

I will back up quite a bit and share all the information I remember about how this story unfolded, how I found out about Natalie's situation and then later realized my story would be quite similar. And then when I've caught up, I will continue this as often as I can, sharing my thoughts, my feelings, my fears, my discoveries, and, hopefully, my triumphs.


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