Are We Still Married In Heaven?

Are We Still Married In Heaven?


For centuries, Theologians have pondered this question: Do married couples remain married in Heaven? Some argue that there is no marriage in Heaven as marriage is an Earthly institution given by God as a foretaste of the full communion of people with God in the afterlife. Other Theologians say that marriage leaves an indelible mark on a people that stays with a person after death.

Even in the bible, people were asking this question. In the Gospel of Matthew, the Sadducees, in an attempt to test and trick Our Lord asked him about marriage after death.

The Gospel of Matthew reads:

23 On that day Sadducees approached him, saying that there is no resurrection. They put this question to him, 24 saying, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies without children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up descendants for his brother.’ 25 Now there were seven brothers among us. The first married and died and, having no descendants, left his wife to his brother. 26 The same happened with the second and the third, through all seven. 27 Finally the woman died. 28 Now at the resurrection, of the seven, whose wife will she be? For they all had been married to her.” 29 Jesus said to them in reply, “You are misled because you do not know the scriptures or the power of God. 30 At the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage but are like the angels in Heaven.

What was Our Lord saying here? Some have wrongly interpreted Jesus’ words here, claiming that it means marriage will have no affect in Heaven. But by his reply, Jesus is rejecting the scenario the Sadducees laid as a trap, a scenario where in Heaven relationship are a mere continuation of their earthly nature, and not a Heaven where marriage is transfigured and elevated through union with Christ. In his reply. Jesus does not explicitly exclude the possibility that they might rediscover in God the bond that united them on earth in a new, more perfect way.

Now, while we can’t know for certain the exact nature of Marriage in Heaven, we can know on this Earth a marriage that is authentically happy and rooted in God.

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