"The formation of densely populated urban regions that offer a large selection of distantly related potential spouses is a new situation for humans in evolutionary terms," the researchers write in the Feb. During the past two centuries, the researchers point out, the average relatedness of Icelandic couples has widened from third and fourth cousins to the more recent couple relatedness of fifth cousins. Children of first cousins are second cousins, and their children are third cousins.) Cousin Couples The results make sense from a biological perspective.
"Our definition of a species is a group of individuals who are closely enough related to each other to be able to have offspring," said lead author Kari Stefansson of the University of Iceland in Reykjavik.
You may not have been related before the marriage, but now you are. I know first cousins who married each other and they had 5 children who were deformed in many ways. And since life is proven to be very difficult enough for normal healthy individuals, as the sparks fly upward, it is very unwise to bring statistically inept and physically and mentally cursed or impaired souls into this hard world for them to struggle and survive.
An example is I have a step-grandpa I am very close to, and if he had a grandson or nephew that I thought was attractive but he was not related to me by blood, I still could not act on it. That I think because a step cousin is not blood related... There are other fish in the ocean, go fishing elsewhere.
The bible states that it is a sin if it is kin of blood. I just recently found out from him that he has been in love with me as well.
I fell in love with him in my teen years way before my aunt and his father were married they were actually just living together.
You'll have to check what the law says where you are. If brought up together from being very small it would seem very strange but, as far as genetics are concerned there still would be no problem. There are other fish in the ocean, go fishing elsewhere.
I am old fashioned and strictly believe family is family, blood related or not. You are not blood kin and that is really what matters. For if you marry mear of kin you will have a high occurrence of producing down syndrom or mongoloidial children, and souls which are biologically and organically defective abnomalies.
Marital guidelines in the New Testament are clustered with instructions on other types of relationships elsewhere as well.
This is not as shocking as it may first seem to more conservative readers of Scripture.
Precisely the same principle is recognized in other areas.
Just wrong...there are so many other fish in the sea. If so then the odds are in favor to some because we live in such a perverse world that even the "saved" have their minds snared with an [Hot] iron. and there is not any laws or passages in the Bible that say anything about step cousins... Wow i read your comments about theres other fish in the sea go fishing else wear. Im married to my step cousin.(his aunt married my father when i was 14) i truely believe god puts you w/ your husband/wife. For if you marry near of kin you will have a high occurrence of producing down syndrome or monoloidial children, and souls which are biologically and organically defective abnomalies.
I would go beyond what I think and understand that the only relationship that is acceptable is two persons that are unrelated either by marriage or blood. The fact that it is step means a second marriage... And since life is proven to be very difficult enough for normal healthy individuals, as the sparks fly upward, it is very unwise to bring statistically inept and physically and mentally cursed or impaired souls into this hard world for them to struggle and survive.