But I worried privately that my lapses stood out more vividly than my achievements.
Many people's reaction to plural marriage could be summed up in one word: yuck.
But for a new TV documentary, presenter Dawn Porter was given access to two polygamous families, who both sought to present rose-tinted images of harmonious, contented communities.
Within six weeks, they received more than 100 responses.
Martha has her arm around her husband Moroni and is clucking like an indulgent hen as she tries to coax him into a better temper.
Buxom, amiable and in her mid-30s, she is every inch the average housewife and mother.
Even if I were to discount the possibility of eternal blessings, the blessings I enjoy here in this sphere are enough to cause me to become a she-bear when someone threatens them."As the only wife of a good man, I had a good marriage.
We got along well, and our children were emotionally healthy.