A man may be sealed to multiple wives, allowing him to have what amounts to a polygamous family in the Celestial Kingdom.
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Sanction of the practice was supposed to officially end with the 1890 Manifesto from Church president Wilford Woodruff.The Bible and the Book of Mormon teach that monogamy is God’s standard for marriage (emphasis added) The Lord sometimes authorizes plural marriage to have more children ("raise up seed"), as He did with Abraham, Isaac, Moses, etc.Boserup (1970) was the first to propose that the high incidence of polygyny in sub-Saharan Africa is rooted in the sexual division of labor in hoe-farming and the large economic contribution of women.In the regions of shifting cultivation where polygyny is most frequently recorded, labor is often starkly divided between genders.