Mk. 1:30 But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her. 1 Cor. 9:5 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas? We all know how Rome attempts to reinterpret the half-brothers and sisters of Christ as "cousins" when they are found only in an immediate family context of Joseph and Mary without one word of mention of any other mom or dad or other parents. What about the "Fathers"? 1. The Stromata: "They say, accordingly, that the blessed Peter, on seeing his wife led to death, rejoiced on account of her call and conveyance home, and clled very encouragingly and comfortingly, adddressing her by name, 'Remember thou the Lord." - The Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. II, p. 541 1. On Monogamy: "Peter alone do I find - through the mention of 'mother-in-law' to have been married." - The Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. IV, p. 65 However, Paul is arguing for the right of any apostle to be married including himself in 1 Cor. 9:5.