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At dinnertime, Oprah joined Richard, Joy, Alice, Rosie and their nine children. When asked about having children with multiple women, Richard says it's a hard conversation to have. "It's a discussion that takes a lot of spiritual training and understanding to understand the principles in that way of life," he says. 

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Maggie, another member of the YFZ Ranch, says living with other women is not difficult and the women regard one another as sisters. "If I didn't live with other women, I would never know about myself. I would never discover the weaknesses in my human flesh," she says. "The bottom line of our way of life is self-improvement, and what better way to improve yourself than live with other women and learn to overcome your bad feelings and jealousy and just live to bless? And that makes a better person of me if I do that."

FROM: Exclusive: Oprah Goes Inside the Yearning for Zion Polygamist Ranch
Published on March 30, 2009

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