Here is the case. A friend of mine has been married to the same man for thirty seven years with 3 biological children and nine adopted children. When she married, she was told that they could not marry because her future husband had been married at age 21 to another Protestant by a minister even though she had not met him until after his divorce. There were no children involved.
They sought an annulment twice by the church at that time but were denied. She was not allowed to get married in the church or have it blessed.
This has really been a major burden for this family **and her immediate family. Does anyone know why an annulment is not allow if two baptised Protestants were married in a Protestant church?