For instance, the Methodist Church, has “no official position on marriage between cousins.” Nonetheless, it’s not easy being in a first cousin marriage in some regions of the world.
Cousin marriage is common in the Middle East, for instance, where it accounts for over half of all marriages in some countries.
That was a bit much for me, so I told him it had been great seeing him, but I wasn't interested in becoming a hermit with him!
Specifically, until the 1860s or so, first cousins commonly married in Europe and the U.
We went out to dinner and he ordered ribs, which he proceeded to tear apart with his fingers.
When he was done, I was appalled to watch him wipe his hands on his pant legs.
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