Song of Songs, written by the man that had 2 birthdays every day for all his wives & concubines!
Well he's said to have had over 700..... but anyway.
James, it is an odd subject really. It is true that the early Christians did NOT condemn polygamy, and that the church did later on. In Jewish practice prior, it was not condemned.
I do not believe it is morally wrong honestly, if one is married and committed to his wives. This goes against many teachings of many Christian churches... But James I struggle to find the "real church" (not meaning to insult any Orthodox), but I want to try to be very "ORIGINAL" and NOT "evolved" in my faith.
My wife has allowed me to be a real "head" of her, as Christ is the head of the church. She knows that I really try to find truth and implement logic, history, and "try my best". She has asked me about polygamy before, and what I thought about it. I said sarcastically "hah, is this a trick question", but she was really serious. After a couple hour conversation, she told me if I felt the calling for another wife (not on paper but in faith for legal reasons) that she would support me completely in that decision.
The truth of the matter is, I really don't feel the calling for another wife. It's not my wife that prevents it, it's that i just do not desire it. Perhaps it was because I was raised in a monogamous family....
Plus, the honey-do list...
Can you possibly imagine two or more wives each giving their input on that??
I want to sleep next to the same woman and wake up next to her for the rest of my life. God willing, I'd only want to sleep & wake up next to her in the next life.