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Welcome to the most complete online source of information on Joseph Smith’s plural marriage practices and teachings.


If you’re new to this topic, have only heard rumors and simple arguments, or want a quick overview, start with this brief introduction.

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Polyandry? Young Wives? Fanny Alger? Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about early Mormon polygamy.

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At JosephSmithsPolygamy.org we present details of Joseph Smith’s practice of polygamy from a faithful perspective.

Our goal is to enhance understanding and provide accurate details regarding a puzzling practice.

Audio is also available for download on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) at Joseph Smith’s Polygamy Podcast.

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