I'm not one to poke fun at anyone's religion, but I know for a fact that Mormons don't believe in polygamy. Not anymore. I know a Morman. This Sister Wives show has her all fired up. And I don't blamer her!
So, WHO ARE THE BROWNS?
Meet husband Kody — along with his three wives: Meri, Janelle and Christine and their combined 13 children — and see how they attempt to navigate life as a "normal" family in a society that shuns their lifestyle. From their unconventional family structure and living arrangements to financial challenges, each half hour episode exposes the inner workings of a polygamist household, revealing the unexpectedly tight-knit and loving relationships between Kody's wives.
Sister Wives also captures the intense dynamics surrounding a man juggling three wives while attempting to keep it a secret from the outside world — but the general public is not the only challenge that the Brown family unit is facing. The series begins with Kody announcing plans to take on another wife and her three kids — and although expected, the news is met with mixed feelings. Meri, Janelle and Christine were married before starting families so all of the children grew up as siblings. And for sixteen years, the Sister Wives have established their own role within the group and worked together to maintain a cohesive, loving unit. Bringing on a fourth wife could easily disrupt the balance, changing lives forever. The series chronicles the growing pains as Robyn and her kids assimilate into the family and the sister wives work through the insecurities and uncertainties that are inevitable to their chosen way of life. - taken from The Huffington Post
I have no words to describe how I feel about this concept. I sat there for an hour watching as these women insisted they loved each other, like sisters, but then commenced sobbing about a new sister wife joining the mix. What gives? If you are willing to share your husband with two other women, why not three? Oh and by the way...Kody isn't allowed to kiss anyone he's dating until they are married. GOD FORBID! Thank goodness he's got some morals. WTF?!?!?!
I've got to give this Kody character props. I would very much like to sit down with him to determine how he has talked these women into this arrangement. I'm not saying that these women are the most clever people in the world, but they don't appear to be THAT dense.
Oh wait...I remember now! Polygamy is believed to bring exaltation in Heaven! That's right.
Naw...surely they don't buy that? I mean, there are only an estimated 38,000 people practicing polygamy these days. (Yes, you read that correctly 38,000 people are seriously doing this.) They can't believe that all of the rest of us will NOT be exalted in Heaven? Or can they? This is making me dizzy :(
Wait! Wait! I know. It's got to be the money! I'm guessing a polygamist has to have mad cash. They have a HUGE house and about 4 Lexuses (or would that be Lexi???). Regardless, he's got money to spend. I guess with 25 children that's a pre-requisite. I wonder if the polygamist community requires that you make $50K/year per spouse? Hmmm.....wait, that's not very much. Maybe you need to make $100K/year per spouse? That would require Kody (who btw I accidentally keep calling Rocky) to make $300K, with a recent increase to $400K to support the newest proposed wife.
So here's my question. Could I convince 3 or 4 guys to marry me and become Brother Husbands? Can you imagine?
I've got to be honest. It creeps me out a bit. I think I'll have my hands full with the first Mr. Seersucker...thank you very much.
If you want to be amazed for a full 30 minutes......tune in for Sister Wives, Sundays at 10 PM (ET/PT), and explore the complex daily life of a polygamist family.
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