Love Times Three

Love Times Three

Our True Story of A Polygamous Marriage

Book - 2011
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"For decades, Utah's polygamous families have sought to remain out of sight and out of mind. Men in particular risk prosecution and economic blacklisting when their multiple marriages become known. But now, Joe, Alina, Vickie and Valerie Darger will open up their lives in this personal book-length account of their lives. An attractive, suburban family that look like your average American, they live in the suburbs of Salt Lake City with twenty of their children. In Love Times Three, we'll learn of their childhoods in polygamous families, their decisions to enter into this lifestyle themselves, as well as how Joe courted both Alina and Vicki at the same time and even married them on the same day. Several years later, Valerie, Vicki's twin sister, joined the family. They will explain how their relationships developed, the sister wife relationship, a chapter from Joe on what it means to love three women at one time, their weekly schedule (which wives work, who watches the children, who buys food for a household of over twenty!), and ultimately why they think laws that criminalize polygamy should change"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : HarperOne, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062074041
0062074040
Characteristics: ix, 294 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Love x 3
Love times 3

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cmfrakes
Sep 19, 2017

Boring. Didn't enjoy it as much as the book by the Browns (Sister Wives).

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JackPurcell
Mar 23, 2015

Interesting subject matter appropriate to the modern redefinitions of adult contracts of matrimony. Given the Biblical characters who celebrated human diversity by having numerous wives it's difficult to make a case that monogamy is the only spiritually acceptable approach. And in modern times multiple divorces in such high percentages of the population amount to women having multiple husbands and men having multiple wives separated from one another by the thickness of a sheet of paper issued from a courtroom. The Mormon preference for polygamy will almost certainly be revisited time and again

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CD1982
Feb 25, 2015

This isn't as good as Becoming Sister Wives. The Browns are way more zany which makes them more interesting, to me at least.

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tikablu
Feb 04, 2013

Very interesting controversy. Though the adults involved seem very responsible people and loving parents, it still leaves me uncomfortable with the whole thing. When Alina testfied before the Supreme Court of British Columbia and was as asked if she had the freedom to have three husbands, she said "yes she has that freedom but it is against her values". Why, in her mind, don't these "values" apply to her husband Joe? I would guess the hierachy of the male in religious doctorine is the culprit!

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DellaV
Aug 27, 2012

Bizarre, even for this "lifestyle". The timing of "marriages" and "marrying" sisters just seems a bit off. I find it hard to believe the State still finds these sorts of relationships illegal, because women can now find work almost equal in pay to that of a man, but the secrecy of these sects does allow for bad secrets to exist within. Otherwise, it's sort of a self-punishing arrangement, is it not?

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beckylunatic
Jul 19, 2012

Eye-opening in that not all Fundamentalist Mormons are FLDS. A valuable read for anyone seeking information on alternatives to monogamy, even if not personally interested in religion-based polygamy (polygyny in most cases).

MadReads Feb 25, 2012

Thought provoking! Recommended for fans of Big Love and Sister Wives. HBO actually used a Mormon magazine cover story on the Dargers as inspiration for Big Love.

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