The Audio Version
The Audio Version
Episode 20 (History): Polygamy Leads to the Martyrdom

(Nauvoo Polygamy–1841)

Joseph and Emma Smith lived an outwardly monogamous lifestyle the final six months of his life.  However, the secret plural marriage teachings had started a process that would ultimately end the Prophet’s life. When Joseph introduced plural marriage to William Law, the first counselor in the first presidency, he likely did not hesitate how voraciously Law would oppose polygamy.