Although the Lord commanded the adoption—and later the cessation—of plural marriage in the latter days, He did not give exact instructions on how to obey the commandment.
Significant social and cultural changes often include misunderstandings and difficulties.
The article I read to compare and contrast this essay with was called; "I would Never Go Back to Being a Monogamous Wife" By Mary Batchelor, Marianne Watson, and Anne Wilde.
The three of them put one article together with well thought of facts and personal experiences very well written.
Some ambiguity will always accompany our knowledge about this issue.
Like the participants, we “see through a glass, darkly” and are asked to walk by faith.
Few Latter-day Saints initially welcomed the restoration of a biblical practice entirely foreign to their sensibilities.
But many later testified of powerful spiritual experiences that helped them overcome their hesitation and gave them courage to accept this practice.
Church leaders and members experienced these challenges as they heeded the command to practice plural marriage and again later as they worked to discontinue it after Church President Wilford Woodruff issued an inspired statement known as the Manifesto in 1890, which led to the end of plural marriage in the Church.
Through it all, Church leaders and members sought to follow God’s will.