Joyce C. Tang talks to them about shaking the stigma of plural marriage.
Many other revelations followed, including the most notorious of all: the one advocating “plural marriage,” or polygamy.
There isn't a man today in this Church or anywhere else, outside of it, who has authority to solemnize a plural marriage—not one!
A score or more became second wives in polygamous homes, but plural marriage had no appeal for Mryna.
But there is one singular feature in it relating to plural marriage.
The principle of plural marriage came from God; and when honestly lived up to, it purifies the life and enlarges the soul.
In both Japan and China plural marriage, or what has been equivalent to plural marriage, has been common.
They declared positively that plural marriages and plural marriage living had utterly ceased among the Mormons for all time.
Practically all the leading authorities of the Church were living in plural marriage.
They dare not even secretly issue certificates of plural marriage, lest the record should be betrayed.
c.1300, "action of marrying, entry into wedlock;" also "state or condition of being husband and wife, matrimony, wedlock;" from Old French mariage "marriage; dowry" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *maritaticum (11c.), from Latin maritatus, past participle of maritatre "to wed, marry, give in marriage" (see marry (v.)). The Vulgar Latin word also is the source of Italian maritaggio, Spanish maridaje.
Meaning "a union of a man and woman for life by marriage, a particular matrimonial union" is early 14c. Meanings "the marriage vow, formal declaration or contract by which two join in wedlock;" also "a wedding, celebration of a marriage; the marriage ceremony" are from late 14c. Figurative use (non-theological) "intimate union, a joining as if by marriage" is from early 15c.
[W]hen two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition until death do them part. [G.B. Shaw, preface to "Getting Married," 1908]Marriage counseling recorded by 1939. Marriage bed, figurative of marital intercourse generally, is attested from 1580s (bed of marriage is from early 15c.).