Let’s be fair. Neither Joseph nor Brigham could be considered as good men in their care, affection, fidelity and love for their wives. To the contrary, they were want to swap them, share them, manipulate them, ignore them, betray them and abandon them. We might make much of Joseph’s affection for Emma, but he broke her heart over and over again.
These were two men for whom the idea of a good husband had entirely eluded them. And there was a terrible price to pay for all of the women who had to endure what could only be considered a despicable mischief.
Joe Geisner joins me to discuss wives, sex, priesthood, power in Joseph’s inner circle.