With all of the media frenzy surrounding Will and Kate’s Royal Wedding I paid close attention to the numerous clichés used to describe their wedding. Many news reporters insisted that this would be the most important day of their lives. While my wedding day can’t even hold a candle to most of the important days of my life, I still wouldn’t consider it “the most important day of my life.” It was certainly one of the most memorable, cherished, celebrated and exciting days of my life but “the most important”…nah! Okay by now I know you guys are thinking, hold up, I thought you said you were a polygamist. Yeah, yeah, I’m getting to that, hold your horses while I tell you about “the most important” day of my life.
I got married before. It was October 23, 1993 and I was 12 years old. It was the most spectacular wedding ceremony that I have ever attended (I am biased because it was my own) and this will go down in the history of my life as “the most important day of my life.” I know what you’re thinking, “WHAT!!! YOU WERE ONLY 12 YEARS OLD.” That’s right! I was only 12 years old, but I fully understood the decision that I was making and I have never regretted it, not even for a moment. We are still married today and the best part is…I didn’t even have to convince my second husband to enter into polygamy with me. In fact, we have a bit of a threesome going on right now and even before we were married, my second husband was intimate with my first husband.
So you’re probably thinking at this point: Eeeew that’s nasty! Someone call Child Protective Services! You are a deranged lunatic if you think this is okay! What country do they do this in? Some of you are probably wondering: Who is he? Where is his picture? Why have we never heard about this husband before? Is that illegal? Where were your parents? Well to answer your last question, my mother was right there…and she cried with joy at my first wedding.
Come on people! I talk about my first husband all of the time! In nearly every blog post I mention him. Whether or not you realize it, he’s always been present in this blog. His name is Jesus Christ and at the tender age of 12, I took him into my heart and into my life as my personal Savior and Bridegroom. I entered into a lifelong covenant with my Savior. I promised to honor and obey him for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health and to forsake all others being faithful only to him for as long as I should live…and even after I die and we are to be joined together in Heaven. He promised to love and comfort me, to never leave or forsake me. He promised me salvation and an eternity with him in Heaven. I don’t even mind that my first husband has other wives and husbands. We (His brides and grooms) are the Church of Jesus Christ and He is our Bridegroom.
The Bible likens the relationship of Jesus and His church to that of a Bride and Groom. Jesus desires a relationship with His church. He wants both intimacy and passion. He describes the love He wants us to have for him in Deuteronomy 6:5. He reserved this relationship for us and wants to develop it within our lives. Ephesians 5:22-33 compares the relationship and responsibilities of the husband and wife to the relationship of Jesus and his church. Verse 25 tells husbands to “Love your wife as Christ also loved the church.” Verse 27 shows the Lord’s desire to “Present to Himself the church in all her glory having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.” This marriage requires us as his Church to be up close and personal with our Bridegroom, Jesus. He desires for us to allow him involvement in our lives. He desires for us to respond passionately to Him.
So, in essence the most important day of my life was the day I married Jesus. The second most important day of my life was the day that my earthly husband and I entered into a covenant with Jesus to be united as one flesh (Genesis 2:24). And from that day my first husband provided me with a second husband, with whom I live in Holy Matrimony. I am a polygamist. I have two husbands. I love them both more than you could ever imagine. I am happier in my marriages than I ever thought I could be. I couldn’t imagine my life without either of them…especially without my first husband. If you’d like to get to know my first husband a little better I don’t mind sharing him with you. You can find him in the pages of the Holy Bible or simply by speaking to him exactly where you stand. My first husband, Jesus, being God the Son, has infinite ability and capacity in His heart to love countless individuals at the same time. He has room for ALL who will come to Him. That being said, you’d better keep your paws off of my second husband. Him, I DO NOT SHARE!