Hi this is my first post on this website. I have been investigating the Church for over a year now. There are so many things that I like about the Church but I am the type of person who feels the need to thoroughly learn about everything before I can commit. One hangup that I am having right now is about Joseph Smith. I understand the concept of polygamy and how it had its place, but I'm confused on why Joseph Smith would take other mens (who were in good standing with the church, some even missionaries at the time) wives in marriage. Esther Dutcher, Patty Sessions, Marinda Hyde, and Zina Jacobs are a few examples. I appreciate the feedback!