How many wives can a Mormon marry? Latter-day Saints believe that monogamy—the marriage of one man and one woman—is the Lord’s standing law of marriage.
What percentage of Mormons practiced plural marriage? Plural marriage was not for everyone — in fact, at most 20 to 30 percent of Mormons would ever practice it, more among the church leadership than the regular members.
Why do fundamentalist Mormons believe in plural marriage? Today, some fundamentalist Mormon polygamists believe plural marriage is necessary to reach the highest level of heaven. Others practice polygamy simply to follow Smith’s teachings. These polygamists tend to believe in big families: women often give birth to 10 or more children.
Can Mormons marry two sisters? The law also prohibited one from marrying two sisters: “And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you.” Leviticus 20:14.