When a man is married to more than one wife at the same time, sociologists call this polygyny. In societies which allow or tolerate polygamy, in the vast majority of cases the form accepted is polygyny.
Is having more than 1 wife legal?
United States. Polygamy is the act or condition of a person marrying another person while still being lawfully married to another spouse. It is illegal in the United States. The crime is punishable by a fine, imprisonment, or both, according to the law of the individual state and the circumstances of the offense.
How can I legally have multiple wives?
To commit bigamy in the U.S., you would have to first legally marry one spouse, and then apply for a second or third license to marry someone else, and follow through with that second (or third) marriage ceremony, all without first obtaining a divorce from the first spouse.
What does God say about divorce?
Jesus specifically allowed divorce for infidelity Matthew 19:9 (ESV) And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery. Note that Jesus does not say this is the only reason for divorce.