My Peak at Polygamy

Sunday, November 3, 2013




Im gonna go ahead and speak for the male race for a minute.

For at least one second in every heterosexual man's life, the thought of having multiple wives not only makes sense but sounds awesome. None of us actually give the idea more thought than that because . . . well . . . its illegal; and just would never happen.

I spent the last 3 days with a lot of women.

The Group Skype with Gina's BF
left to right (Paige, Alyssa, Alex, Gina, Lindsi, Hillary, Carly) 

A Giant Bachelorette group of women.

All sorts of women: We had old marrieds, young marrieds, young divorced, recently engaged, recently unengaged, and even recently unengaged that got re-engaged (thats Alex) "wink wink"

The thing I have come to learn about women is that they have many specific needs. And although they might choose to mask them around you in the beginning, eventually those needs will come busting out like an exploding Pompeii Volcano. At that point you have 2 choices. You may either deliver, or choose to run. RUN!!!!! RUN as fast as you can because all HELL is about to break loose. Dating Alex I have come to realize it is much more pleasant to just deliver on those needs. Hence the old marriage slogan "happy wife, happy life"

Well this weekend involved a group of old friends of the female species who haven't all been together in 3-4 years. When this happens its like the Power Rangers all getting together; combining their forces to create and exponentially greater forcefield of strength. When all the pieces of the puzzle are in place there is no stopping them and all outside forces are then ignored.

It was probably just as surprising to them as it was to me, how comfortable they were talking about the female genitalia, menstrual cycles; along with past, current, and future flings / relationships.

The reason for this particular Estrogen Fest of 2013 is actually very beautiful. The perfect wedding of Jenna Metra and Logan Bounds. #JandLwedding


 My attempt to take and artsy picture of the Newport Temple



These two are honestly the reason Alex decided to give "us" a second chance. They paved the way for us and showed that even if you decide to call off an engagement, if you truly love someone, you can push through the trials and make it work. Life isn't about finding perfect compatibility so that you can plateau and coast through existence. Its for finding someone that really makes you better by stretching yourself to become more christlike.

These two looked twitter-patted and deeply in love the entire day, wrapped up and enjoying every bit of the moment while focusing on each others needs.

Meanwhile, The Girls of the bachelorette party were very focused on making sure I took the best pictures of them while guarding their purses and phones.


And because all the girls are actually my good friends I was very happy to be their personal assistant and photographer. But it got me thinking about that random thought I had about polygamy. And how "awesome" it would be? Nope. Not for me.

In the end Im sure I would be completely ignored and my wives would have a dance party every night, eventually forgetting I existed.







17 comments:

  1. "Stretching" does not necessarily make you more Christlike. Stretching to be like Christ makes you more Christlike. Stretching to make a relationship work stretches patience, self worth and will eventually break a relationship. Hope y'all figure it out cause I didn't until I was already married and divorced.


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  2. Glad I missed this trixie fest.

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  3. Why do mormons have bridesmaids if they don't participate in the ceremony (the sealing)? Is it just for the photos? Seems a bit ridiculous.

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    1. Just curious... Do you have any people that you have been friends with for a long time? Do you have anyone close to you that may not share the same beliefs as you? If you do, I would imagine they would be really respectful of your religious choices. It's not a deliberate matter of excluding them its a matter of upholding your own beliefs. Also if they are all members of the Church then you bet all of them could be in the sealing. And it has nothing to do with pictures it has to do with the fact that people who love care and support you want to share this moment with you. that doesn't sounds so ridiculous...

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  4. Who needs twelve (12!) bridesmaids?

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  5. So beyond ridiculous that you think dealing with women involves 1. Delivering or 2. Running. First of all, we're not a toaster: we don't have on & off switches. Second of all, we are capable of compromise. I sure hope you figure that out & soon.

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    1. What toaster has an on an off switch?

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    2. Exactly. What woman has an on & off switch? I think you missed the point.
      Either way I pray you get rid of this old school view on women. It's disgusting.

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    3. When you say "were not a toaster; we don't have an on and off switch" you are implying that toasters do have on and off switches.

      Or else you would have written We are just like toasters, we don't have on and off switches.

      I pray you become a better writer. And overall a better thinker.

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    4. Anonymous: First of all, you're being really dramatic. Please stop. You're making women everywhere look bad. Second, based on your dramatic post about (among other weird points) being capable of compromise, you're obviously a little butt hurt that someone at some point accused you of not being able to compromise and are choosing to take it out on a perfectly humorous post as some anonymous crazed women rights activist. Again, weird. Not normal at all. Halloween was last week so take off your costume.

      Even if Jamesthemormon was a chauvinist (which he isn't), this post wouldn't be the one you could rant about as it's made in OBVIOUS complete jest.

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  6. Speaking of better writing it should be peek, not peak in your title.

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  7. I know. I did that intentionally as a play on words. Combining the fact that I was able to peek a look at what polygamy would be like, along with the fact that that "peek" allowed me to reach my peak with dealing with polygamy.

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  8. you should totally fix the privacy setting and block anonymous comments. they are practically ruining what you have to say. I come to read a post which is fun and well written and then bam...the comments are much louder than what your post.

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  9. I would also change the settings the comments are quite deafening. Awesome article James

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  10. James you have a wonderful article here! People will always talk, like why I would need 12 bridesmaids. Thats because I have amazing friends that are family. Thanks for the article, you and Alex will weather the storm just like Log and I!!!! Love you guys

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  11. Love the post, but why are your commentators trying to pick fights with you? I really love your insight and don't understand those who can so easily find insult by them.

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