yes, it just requires a deep belief that this is the way god intended it to be and self restraint. Unfortunately we live in a society of self gratification and many are just too interested in doing what feels good instead of what is right. Maybe I should re-post this in the discussion category: I can understand how religion does influence the concept of monogamy; however, it is interesting to note that many bird species are more monogamous (for life) compared to humans. On a religious basis, God did create man, but man created marriage (the laws of matrimony). Monogamy can also be observed as just another man-made parameter set to corrall and assess morality, individually and socially. Just some thoughts and my opinion.