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All in the Family: A family slide show album from Away We Go to anything goes

Posted June 12, 2009 to photo album "All in the Family: A family slide show album from Away We Go to anything goes"

Slide 1: The Journey Begins
Slide 2: But what is a family?
Slide 3: First Comes Marriage
Slide 4: Family as an evolving idea
Slide 5: Early Family Values
Slide 6: Family as Contract
Slide 7: Family as units of labor
Slide 8: Tragic Love
Slide 10: Family as an evolving idea
Slide 10: The power of “opposite marriage”
Slide 11: The Nuclear Family in the Atomic Age
Slide 12: Learning to be a Parent
Slide 13: A Parent Superiority
Slide 14: Making the Breast of being a Parent
Slide 15: Not Every Mother
Slide 16: Keeping the promise of marriage
Slide 17: Big(amy) Love
Slide 18: The Rules of the Game
Slide 19: Marriage loses momentum
Slide 20: Eight is Enough
Slide 21: Showing off your Family
Slide 22: Family as Adventure
Slide 23: Going it Alone
Slide 24: Every Family Different in its own way
Slide 25: The Family Triangle
Slide 26: All You Need is...
Slide 17: Big(amy) Love

Slide 17: Big(amy) Love

Through much of the 19th Century, Mormons practiced polygamy. Church founder Joseph Smith had 33 wives, two of whom were 14 years old. (Brigham Young had 55.) Smith held that Jesus himself enjoyed plural marriage, as this modern Mormon painting suggests. In 1890, the Mormon Church disavowed polygamy, however it continues to be practiced on the down low. Today the Mormon is a leading funder of the anti-gay marriage movement, though critics suggest this latter day Bible thumping is a mainstreaming PR stunt to divert attention from their polygamous past—and “Big Love” present.