Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Placement Marriage

In the FLDS religion, placement marriage, by the prophet is the norm. Young girls ask to get married and are placed on a list. Young men come in and also get placed on a list. There is no dating. The biggest social interaction is a dance or ball game. But even that has been removed with Warren Jeffs administration. Now the girls don't even come and get on a list, the parents, friends anyone can put their name on the list.

I think that Placement Marriage is the main reason that Warren Jeffs has a hold on the FLDS. What the prophet seals on earth will be sealed in the heavens, and their version is whatever he seals he can undo. Because of this he has the power to destroy families. Placement marriage takes away the freedom of choice and letting people make their own decisions.

14 comments:

Antique Mormon said...

I don't think that it is the marriage part that helps Warren keep his hold on the flds people. It is the unmarriage part that does. If you had a family that you loved dearly and you knew that one mis step and they would be someone else's, that sure would keep your nose to the grindstone.

Uncle Rulon said if a man is ruled by his wife or women then he has no priesthood. In the case of the flds it is true. They are ruled by their wife and she is out looking for a better place to be. It won't stop, it will never stop.

Faithful Woman said...

Could be the women would feel better about their men if they would pay more attention to them and the family instead of spending all their time doing the "profit's will", and then stressing out at the family for not being perfect.

COMMUNICATION! Find out what she needs, and give it to her!

Come on guys, relax a bit and remember your little ones are kids, not robots. Let them love you. And let them be children. Then maybe you will have a chance that your wife won't be so anxious to get rid of you that she turns you in.

We know that you are doing your best, but in warren't kingdon, your best isn't good enough. So relax and do what YOU know is right, not what some imperfect man tells you to do. He sure isn't doing what he is telling you to do.

Land said...

You can not truly believe that these girls are puting themselves on a list for marriage. Be honest about it. You might have one here or there that is willing to give up any choice but it is not the majority.

Faithful Woman said...

Yes it is the majority of them putting themselves on the "list", or it was when I was 16. You know how peer pressure is, not to mention religious pressure. I wasn't married till I was 19 and I thought I was an old maid.

Land said...

well that is not how it was in my generation and I am 31.. The list was only necessary if you did not have desireable bloodlines, or you were fat and ugly....

Anonymous said...

sooo... fat ugly and 31 with a bad bloodline? are you on the list or no?

rumor-has-it said...

I was third to the last in my class to get married. My father wasn't to anxious to put me on the list and I wasn't brave enough to do it myself. I was 21 and recommend to anyone thinking of getting married to wait. Not only is it a big responsibility but it really ties you down. Having a job and going to school is fun and good balance to life.

I remember someone telling me "You don't know what life is until you get married."

I know what married life is...it's great.

So is being 16 and having keys to a car and money to go to town and freedom.

onthestreet said...

YUP, LOOSE AS A GOOSE.

"Straight is the Gate, and narrow the Way."

Land said...

no body should be "placed".. Marriage is about a commitment between two people that love each other, noy just because they are told to.

onthestreet said...

"And Abraham sent his servant to find a wife for his son Isaac," TO BE PLACED.

"And Abraham is the Father of the Faithful."

So is this for YOU? Absolutely not! The dogs eat the crumbs. . ."

But is placement marriage for the FLDS. Guess.

Land said...

Being "placed" is just a way for the leadership o have first pick and total control of the young girls. Those verses are subject to interpretation, and yours means nothing to me.

onthestreet said...

Is land the same as dirt? Jesus called it "dung". Is this why you can't have the girls?

Hey, that's a fair question. Bet ya can't answer it (with some degree of credibility).

Land said...

street, your intelegence level, or lack there of is reflected in your writing. I enjoy watching you qhote Jesus on here as you TRY to insult people. And you wonder why people think it's a cult..

onthestreet said...

In my writing??? Just LOOK at YOUR writing: You spell "intele- gence," forgot the comma after "there OF" (and thereof is one word, not two), and then you spell "qhote"!!! Intelligence???

Now, that IS funny, but not germain to whether something is true of not. I misspel (?) things quite often, and that proves the very stumbling block for many.

Don't be insulted by the truth, for "the wicked flee when no man persueth." Yet also, prophets flee and HIDE UP, like Jesus and Joseph did before the time of the end.