Love Times Three
Our True Story of a Polygamous Marriage
Mr. Joe Darger and Others
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He runs his own business and coaches Little League. She drives a minivan, and she'd be lost without her trusty BlackBerry. They go on date nights. Their kids attend public schools, play sports, and take music lessons. They live in a roomy house in the ‘burbs. They're about as mainstream as families come.
They're also polygamists.
Love Times Three, the first-ever memoir of a polygamous family, is a riveting inside look at a world most of us can hardly imagine, revealing the extraordinary workings of the Dargers' day-to-day life.
In this intimate, inside story, the Dargers explain why they chose this path despite the pressures of keeping their relationships secret and the jealousy and personal challenges that naturally ensue, why they believe polygamy should be an accepted lifestyle, and, ultimately, why they hope that by revealing their way of life in public, laws that criminalize their lifestyle might change.
I watched and enjoyed your appearance on "Dr. Phil" and purchased the ebook that night. Your story is very interesting and I enjoyed learning about your faith and plural marriage. Additionally, I applaud your willingness to stand up for your beliefs -- regardless of what other people say and think. Good luck, and I wish you all much continued happiness. :)
Love Times Three
Growing up as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I have often viewed this subject in a very negative way. Growing up in Arizona, I have driven through the impoverished towns of semi built homes, ram shackle mobile homes and fenced in homes built like a compound. I felt polygamy was something to be ashamed of, and could never understand why any woman would choose this as a way of life.
The book offered a well written account of the other side. I could relate to all three women on some level, their struggles with jealousy, children, and even depression. I didn't agree with everything that was written, even though they did not go on state assistance, I know many polygamist families do receive state assistance. I feel strongly that this stems from some of the men having so many children, if you can take care of your family it's one thing, to be a burden on the state is another. I feel this was down played in the book. Overall, it was a great book.
Eye opening book!
I purchased this book out of sheer curiosity. I could not put it down and was riveted by their story. In the American culture of the 21st century, there is no reason whatsoever why families such as these should live in fear. Marriage equality should extend to everyone, not just certain groups. Millions of children grow up in America today with half or step siblings. Millions of women are raising children on their own. Millions of couples live together without being married. And all of this is accepted by our culture. Yet loving, caring, clearly intelligent people like the Dargers are made to feel like criminals as they raise good children who will someday benefit society. There is certainly something wrong with that! May they continue to speak out until this injustice is corrected!