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It’s disturbing that the church is so embarrassed by Joseph Smith marrying a 14 year-old (and rightly so), that they ‘couch’ the language to lessen the blow on their website, stating:

“[S]ealed to Joseph several months before her 15th birthday. Marriage at such an age, inappropriate by today’s standards…”


But evidently not too young by God’s standards?

In the four examples shown here, it was OK for prophets of God to marry 14-15 year old girls from at least 1843 (Kimball/Smith) to 1871 (Jensen/Snow); a span of 28 years.