Wives dating other men
When Desmond, still in his Sunday best—tie, white button-down, green vest—dashed into the room, I hesitated and smiled. That Danny feels “under attack” is hardly surprising. The church’s early history is marked by the persecution of marriage practices others found peculiar: Americans didn’t take kindly to Mormon polygamy in the 1800s.
Danny and Erin smiled back at me from the couch where they sat entwined, squeezing hands. Threatened, tarred-and-feathered, and driven from state to state—their founder and prophet, Joseph Smith, shot dead—Mormons slogged across the continent until they landed in present-day Utah, where they found sanctuary, a place to marry whomever they wanted. Because of that history, Mormons’ loud and public opposition to gay marriage has always carried with it an undeniable irony.
Longtime wives tell O what drew (and still draws) them to their husbands and offer advice to the young and un-hooked-up. And we'd have to take the kids because we were too poor to have a babysitter. Now I know him well enough not to say things in ways that are going to hurt him. Ages: Both 51 Years married: 30 Occupations: Wedding coordinator; advertising executive How did you know he was the one? We were sophomores in high school, and I used to watch him come out of the boys' bathroom and go to the water fountain every day at lunch. We officially met at a formal school Easter dance, and we were inseparable from that night on. Jerry walked in last night and said, "Want to go to Reno?
He has a thousand kids around the world that he's worked with—he's gotten more black kids through the University of Pennsylvania that I can count. At the same time, I hear from other people that he's proud of me. I wish someone had told me in my young life that I didn't have to carry all the weight in my relationship. We were never thinking, Let's try it and see how it works.
What Danny Caldwell and his fellow amici have done is something else entirely.