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Will My Husband Know Me in Heaven?

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I believe and hope to be with my loved ones someday in heaven. Will my husband, who died almost two years ago, know me and still love me? How will he look? If I have hurt anyone in my lifetime, will he or she have forgiven me by then? My husband was a good Catholic. I hope he is in heaven, but where is it? This is all on faith. What if it isn’t the way we thought it would be?

If heaven is sharing in God’s life eternally, how important are any other details about it? Yes, we can presume that your husband will still know you and love you. Jesus, however, cautions against thinking of heaven too literally. He said, “At the resurrection they [people in heaven] neither marry nor are given in marriage but are like the angels in heaven ” (Mt 22:30). This is not a put-down of marriage but simply an admission that we cannot force upon God our rules or preferences about what would make us eternally happy.

How will your deceased husband look? Close enough to how you remember his appearance so that you can recognize him. The Apostles were able to recognize the risen Jesus (Lk 24:36–40).

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7 thoughts on “Will My Husband Know Me in Heaven?”

  1. How depressing why wouldn’t you still be husband and wife in heaven? Why would God separated husband and wife that’s heart breaking. I hope that isn’t true because my husband just died 2 months ago and it’s devastating even but to hear that you won’t be husband and wife in heaven that they won’t see of feel about you that was is totally torture

  2. My husband died March the 5th 2023 I pray to God he’s in Heaven and hers my cry and let me know that he’s ok

    1. Yvonne Reynolds

      Mildred I’m so sorry for your loss.
      My husband died on March 5th 2023 we were married 40 years come June 18th and I struggle everyday..Even though we had 3 beautiful kids they have there own families I have 8 wonderful grandsons but it doesn’t replace my husband 😢

  3. I know that my husband who died 136 days ago is in Heaven and is waiting for me. I need to believe in this more than anything in the world. I believe that God will reunite families in heaven .

    1. My husband died very unexpectedly at age 43 on June 30, 2022. I know he is waiting for me in heaven and I know that your husband is too. Listen to “I beat you there” by Will Dempsey. It helps me know my husband is waiting for me and we will be reunited. Sending up prayers for you.

      1. Big hugs to you Kate, I lost my husband Steve unexpectedly while on vacation with our family June30th, 2022, I am so heartbroken to be without him after 47yrs together. I know I will be with him again . Prayers for all of us who have lost our loves

  4. My wife and I were married at very early age and were so much in love and it lasted 56 of the best years of my life,now she has been gone almost four years,but I cannot get over it .I do know where she is now and I want so much to go see her as early as God will allow me.we were a big part of our church our entire married life,words will not serve me to tell you how much I miss her every minute day and night.Is this normal?

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