How will married believers relate to one another in heaven?

How will married believers relate to one another in heaven?

The Scriptures do not give us much direct teaching about this; however, we can be certain that in heaven the Lord will not take from us what brought righteous joy on earth. Would he remove the love that so enriches a believer’s life here? In a Christian’s marriage that love is a fruit of the Spirit’s working in the believer (Galatians 5:22, Ephesians 5:25 - same root words).

If we are assured from Scripture that we will know each other in our eternal state (Matthew 17:3, 4), then believers will know and love their spouses to at least the same degree as they did on earth. How that will compare to a believer’s love for the many other fellow-believers may be difficult to answer, but at least the love for a spouse will not be less than it was on earth. We will find no disappointments in what grace has provided for us eternally in Christ! The grace of God - His very character - assures us of that.

D. Oliver