She admitted to me that her mother and her are at odds because Sarah is in a relationship with her cousin.
It took me a minute to sort out all the details, but this is what's going on...
After the funeral, Sarah's mom suggested Sarah start talking to the young man.
Her mother said that both him and Sarah had a lot going on in life and that it may help to have someone to talk to.
You can also look it up under "marriage" or "domestic relationships" in the legal statutes for your state (paper copies are found in a state government office).
The fuller prohibition has come partly from a desire to keep as far as possible away from something that is spoken of with such serious warning in scripture. As our society has become more numerous and diverse, it has become more repulsive to us to marry close to family. Cousins usually share a common set of grandparents (though it can be only one grandparent) and one-half of the genetic pool.However, your child will only have one-half of your genetic pool and would only share one-sixteenth of the genetic pool with your third cousin. Many people who grow up in the same area probably have this much connection with their spouses and do not even know it.Now, there may be other reasons that this arrangement is bad.About a year ago, Sarah's mothers cousin died of cancer.Sarah's mother was very upset, so Sarah went with her to the hospital the night the cousin past.