SL10354: Joseph Smith’s Personal Polygamy

How did Joseph Smith practice plural marriage? This presentation will review how Joseph Smith recognized the difficulties associated with plural marriage, especially for women; how he did not marry every woman he could have wedded; how he exercised great patience when teaching the principle; how, when spurned, he quietly moved on but vigorously defended himself against charges he considered false; how, on one occasion, he allowed a plural wife to divorce him; how motives other than libido directed his plural marrying; and how, when Emma, his legal wife, demanded that he stop marrying new plural wives, he complied.