Other reasons which also prohibited marriage, but were not grounds for a divorce, were rape, adultery, and incest.

A couple could also not be married during a time of fasting, such as lent or advent.

It was even possible that in times of land shortage, family interference in marriage was less common because they had nothing to bargain with.

When someone says the word marriage today we think about two people who are in love and who want to spend the rest of their lives with each other.

Marriage is a serious commitment, one that isn't taken lightly for most people.

One wouldn't likely marry a stranger they just met for instance.

There were many reasons for prohibiting a marriage.

One reason was consanguinity, if the two were too closely related.After the marriage was arranged a wedding notice was posted on the door of the church.The notice was put up to ensure that there were no grounds for prohibiting the marriage.We also carry on some of the same traditions in today's society.In the middle ages marriages were done by arrangement.The arrangement of marriage was done by the children's parents.