Each of us born to this earth has the right to grasp an opportunity and make for ourselves the life we would hope to have. For some it is to remain single, for others it is to connect in a commitment, be it same sex or single partner, with marriage vows or without; and for a number of us, it is to choose to live with others in a commitment containing more than one spouse.
“Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” And it is the abundance of my life to which I would speak.
Plural Marriage offers within its structure a huge amount of joy and satisfaction. It acts upon the same principals as any other good relationship; respect, honor, commitment, and integrity. But above all it acts in love.
These are the beauties of Plural Marriage, the capacity to work together, to form a unity inside the family that stands together….only more abundantly. We experience the opportunity to have and hold more people in our lives… to never be alone, to serve another, to have selfless love returned in the favor. We bond in our commitment to each other and the knowledge that each member constitutes the whole.
To have love played out before our eyes, to watch it grow, displays tenderness and affections that are interlaced with our interactions: mother to mother, husband to wife, parent to child, and between siblings of different bloodlines. This all gives cause for esteem to grow and hearts to melt.
Each member of the family, each and every one, is valued without measure. They are not lost in numbers for they are an integral part to who are the numbers…the family, the body, the whole. Every person brings a different aspect, a different set of experiences enriching the lives of the one therefore deepening the greater picture, the greater experience for all.
Plural Marriage is not for everyone, but it is for those who seek for these things, who choose to live life more abundantly. Creating a family takes a huge amount of work and investment. Some fail, people fail, and lives are broken. This is not particular to any gender, race, creed or affiliation. It happens because we are the human beings we are. History is riddled with stories and facts of unions or families, personal lives that worked and those that didn’t. Each portion has to stand for its own capacity I cannot do this for it. What I can do is mingle my voice with those that speak for the right of each individual to choose for themselves the bond, the concord they want. My desire and my life is to Plural Marriage; it is the way of life that brings to me the greatest rewards and satisfaction. Do I struggle harder than my counterparts in any other part of the world? Emphatically, the answer is NO. I live a life that is conducive to me. I live with people that I am proud to call my family. And as we ride this earth forward together, we all will make mistakes and we all will have great successes. Our experiences are each our own. After all isn’t that all any one of us can hope to attain, the right to pursue our life and find for ourselves the happiness that should be ours?
Submitted by ~A Woman ‘s Place~