Joseph received a revelation in 1843 that said that while a first wife was supposed be consulted, if she refused to accept the plural marriage then the husband was “exempt from the law of Sarah.” In other words, he could go on ahead with or without his wife’s blessing.
5) Most of Smith’s wives were between the ages of 20 and 40, but he also married teenagers.
Anciently, temples, tabernacles and other holy places were used by God to transmit gospel knowledge to His people through His prophets.
Such knowledge was lost during the apostasy and restored by Joseph Smith, beginning with the Kirtland temple and culminating in the Nauvoo temple.
The third time, the angel brought a sword to drive home the point.
Joseph wed Fanny Alger; whether his first wife Emma knew about it is unclear.
4) Many plural marriages were contracted without the first wife’s consent.
SYNOPSIS For many years, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) have practiced what they call “friendshipping.” This coined word describes the attitude that Mormons are told to have in their relationships with less active members or those who have no connection whatsoever to the LDS Church.
Fully believe in and frequently reiterate that you know the Mormon church is true, the only true church which was formed by Joseph Smith after his claimed face to face visit with God.4. Have children early (right after you get married) and have many.
Pass a worthiness interview yearly so you can attend the temple where you perform religious ordinances for the dead and learn the secret phrases and motions that will supposedly enable you to enter heaven. Once you attend the temple for the first time you will begin wearing the special underwear (called garments) which you must wear day and night. Not having the financial resources to properly take care of your children is considered an "excuse" and is invalid.9.
Worthiness for entry includes things such as acknowledging a faith and testimony of the Godhead, the atonement, and the restoration of the gospel; acknowledging sustaining all leaders of the church; living the law of chastity; paying a full tithe; not supporting, affiliating or agreeing with groups whose teachings or practices are contrary to the church's.
(See information concerning temple recommend interviews and questions.) Gospel truths taught in the temple were first revealed in the days of Adam.