Q. From what I have learned and read from the Bible, marriage is very important to God. If so, then will there be any relationship with my husband and me in heaven? We have been married for 15 years very happily. It distresses me to think that our relationship will just be one where we are just good friends/ brother and sister in heaven. I am sure we will still love each other, but what about our marriage?
A. In Ephesians 5:22-33 Paul explained why marriage is so important to God. It’s intended to be a model on Earth of the relationship between Christ and the Church. We are supposed to submit to the Lord’s will because He loved us so much that He gave himself up for us. He sees us as if we are perfect, and He’s promised never to leave us or lose us no matter what (John 6:37-40). This is the way husbands and wives should feel toward each other.
That said, we shouldn’t try to evaluate our heavenly situation from an earthly perspective. We have no idea what our various relationships will be like there. But if everything in Heaven is better than anything on Earth, it’s reasonable to assume our relationships there will be even better than they are here. In 1 Cor. 2:9 Paul said, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.”