'Marriage has a higher purpose; it can be more than just a political alliance.'

To begin with, it is not a necessity; there should be no compulsion to get married. There's nothing worse than being married to the wrong person. You should only get married if you find someone you admire, who will help you understand and fulfil your life's purpose. And you, in turn, can help her fulfil her life's purpose. If you're able to find that one person, then marry her.'

'Even if all people think polygamy is right, it doesn't make it so.'
'You insult your wife by taking another.'

Her eyes softened in admiration. A charged silence filled the room.

--Excerpts from Amish' Scion of Ikshvaku