Q&A: Marrying your 3rd Cousin

Q: Gary, is there something spiritually or otherwise wrong with dating a 3rd cousin… especially if it’s been going on for a long time and you both love each other?


Gary: 3rd cousin! Boy, I don’t even know how you figure that out! I think that’s far enough removed… probably a lot of people have married 3rd cousins and not even known it. I don’t know of anything biblically or socially that would speak against that. I’m not a medical doctor, though, so there might be genetic factors that would come into play. I personally don’t see any red flags waving.