Irene Spencer's Polygamy

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Every little girl dreams of the perfect wedding, with prince charming who sweeps her off her feet and makes her his princess while even though this is only a fancy girls tend to marry good men and have fairly nice weddings and still get to be happy with their love life but imagine being forced to marry a man who was not only someone you didn’t love but also had other wives. Polygamy is defined as the practice or custom of having more than one wife or husband at the same time. Irene Spencer was a polygamist wife who felt that it was god’s calling to live the lifestyle because of the way she was raised, however she didn’t want to be in a polygamous marriage. However she is one of the lucky ones who escaped
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She loved her children and the lord (or the one she thought she knew about). So she continued one even though she herself got very ill and almost died. No matter how bad it got she faced her situation with integrity. She didn’t allow anything or anyone to harm her children and when her breaking point hit she left. Risking her own life and was abused badly for leaving. However she continued on and year later found real love in a monogamous marriage, and became a christian and found a loving god.

Irene gives hope to young women in bad situations. She shows girls that it is ok to leave. She teaches us that god is not evil and that he loves us more than anything. For polygamous girls she encourages them to love themselves and to love the god she loves. God doesn’t force girls to marry men, the polygamist leaders do and she shows this to the girls. Irene confirms that in polygamy there isn't a lot of love but rather lust. Irene doesn’t just influence polygamist girls she sets an influence for us all.

Irene Spencer survived a difficult situation, changed her life around and is now inspiring others. After 30 years of being with the wrong man she walks us through what it is like to be with the right one. She was forced to marry her sisters husband. But she left and is now helping others do the same. She may not have gotten Prince charming but she did find a good

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