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          PLAYING 61-Year-Old Polygamous Pastor: ‘I Believe Polygamy Benefits My Wives’

          61-Year-Old Polygamous Pastor: ‘I Believe Polygamy Benefits My Wives’

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          June 24, 2016

          “Most of my spiritual life, I’ve been interested in polygamy,” says Thom, a former convict-turned-pastor. “You read through the Old Testament, you hear about all types of men who had more than one wife.”

          Thom, 61, married Belinda seven years ago. In June 2015, he “spiritually” wed and was expecting a child with 19-year-old Reba – with Belinda’s blessing.

          WATCH: Woman Says She Was 'Elated' When Husband Took A Second 'Spiritual' Wife

          “Linda and I knew at the beginning of our marriage that a polygamist lifestyle may fit us,” Thom says.

          He says he and Belinda were looking for another wife to add to the family for a few years when they reconnected with Reba in 2015, whom Thom had known since she was 8 years old.

          “It just happened one day. We hugged, and I thought, Oh, man, I’m in trouble,’” Thom recalls. “Things started clicking between Reba and I, and I started having strong feelings for Reba.”

          Thom and Reba started dating and got married three months later in June 2015.

          WATCH: 19-Year-Old 'Spiritually' Married To 61-Year-Old Polygamist: ‘I’m With The Love Of My Life’

          “Some people have a problem with the fact that I’m 61 years old and Reba’s 19 years old, and I don’t see a problem with it for God, because age doesn’t matter to me. It’s a spiritual situation,” Thom says.

          “I think my husband taking a second wife is a huge blessing to our family,” Belinda says.

          In the video above, Thom tells Dr. Phil why he desires to lead a polygamous lifestyle. And on Friday’s episode, hear how Thom’s church community reacted to news of his marriage, and hear from Reba. Watch more here.

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