Polygamy or Monogamy? Which is really best for Torah Observant Followers of Yahshua?
1.the practice or condition of having more than one wife at one time.
2.(among male animals) the habit or system of having two or more mates, either simultaneously or successively.
3.(among social insects) the condition of having two or more functioning queens in a colony.
1.the practice or condition of having more than one husband at one time.
2.(among female animals) the habit or system of having two or more mates, either simultaneously or successively.
The Problem with Polygyny
Have you ever wondered why women and men struggle in marriages so much? Is it pride? Is it power struggles? Is it popular media? Perhaps it is polygamy, or more specifically polygyny: the belief that men can join themselves to more than one woman at once. Polygyny is an old institution in human history, even more so than the overarching term “polygamy”. This could be because polygamy also includes polyandry, which does not seem to be an issue for Torah Observant culture, as there are no examples of it in the Tanakh.
Yet although polygyny has been pervasive in many cultures and in many times in history, it is not the best arrangement for Torah Observant societies. If you are interested in finding out why, please join us in reading: “On the Error of Polygyny” by Tamar Yael BatYah.
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