Modern Relationships: The Struggle Is Real

Rob Kowalski
2 min readDec 1, 2023

Diving into the world of biblical polygyny, you can’t ignore the resistance, especially from Christian women. It’s rooted in the aftermath of sin entering the world — the fall of man. God told Eve in Genesis 3:16 that her desire would be for her husband, but he would rule over her, setting the stage for ongoing conflict in marital relationships.

Our current monogamy-only model feeds into this desire for equality, which might sound good initially, but it brings major issues in and out of marriage. It’s a paradox — the pursuit of equality leading to unintended fallout.

The idea of a man having a second wife challenges societal norms, hitting a nerve deep within individuals, especially the women it subjugates to men. This resistance comes from women’s reluctance to let go of their desire for control, even if it means stepping into a space where true happiness lies. Embracing biblical polygyny invites men and women to occupy distinct roles, where women find fulfillment in their feminine essence, and men step into their masculine strength.

It’s an invitation to reconsider traditional perspectives, exploring dynamics that could lead to more harmonious relationships. By acknowledging the roots of resistance and understanding the potential benefits of embracing biblical polygyny, we pave the way for a richer, more fulfilling connection between partners. It’s time to challenge preconceptions, navigate complexities, and open ourselves to a relationship dynamic aligning with biblical truths, fostering genuine happiness.

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Rob Kowalski

Jesus follower, Author, Unplugged Christian Alphas Founder