Ok, now that we have semantics out of the way (and feel free to add, subtract, or change as you see fit), I would like to talk about Polygyny from a non-religious perspective (in this case, spiritual polygyny), as it pertains to nation building, sisterhood, and discuss some of the misconceptions, and highlight a few of the benefits. Note that I will not discuss the disadvantages as they are more likely than not to be understood as opposites of the benefits (in layman’s terms: most will already have the disadvantages lined up in their heads;-). Choosing to approach this particular lifestyle from a non-relgious perspective is important specifically for American culture because 1.) Plural marriage is illegal in this country (and void in the eyes of our political system) 2.) Plural relationship can be spiritual without being religious, and 3.) Polygyny (as well as other forms of polygamy), is already happening in many monogamous marriages and relationships in an untrue form (dishonesty or “cheating”), whether we like it, admit it, or not.