"If he hadn"t wanted more wives, I probably wouldn"t have married him": How women are the driving force behind polygamous marriage

“If he hadn”t wanted more wives, I probably wouldn”t have married him”: How women are the driving force behind polygamous marriage

11:26 PM on 14th October 2011

Plural marriage: Isaiah (right), 28, from Centennial Park, Arizona, with his two wives Marlene, 28 (left), and Becca, 20 (centre)

Plural marriage: Isaiah (right), 28, from Centennial Park, Arizona, with his two wives Marlene, 28 (left), and Becca, 20 (centre)

Father figure: Isaiah, 28, from Centennial Park, Arizona, has four children with his two wives

Father figure: Isaiah already has four children with his two wives, and a fifth on the way

Inseparable: Becca (left) and Marlene (right) are best friends, and describe themselves as being married to each other, in the same way that they are married to Isaiah

Inseparable: Becca (left) and Marlene are best friends, and describe themselves as being married to each other, in the same way that they are married to Isaiah

Young love: Marlene and Isaiah married when they were just 18. When Becca married into the family nine years later, she was only 19

Young love: Marlene and Isaiah married when they were just 18. When Becca married into the family nine years later, she was only 19