In heaven, will we still have a special love and relationship with people like our parents, kids or spouse?
I believe so.
Heaven is a continuation of our life, a transition to the eternal. Our memories, personalities and relationships endure. You are still you; I am still me.
Sin is removed, and everything that was good remains, and is enjoyed and grows all through eternity.
We will remember who our parents are, our children, our spouse… we will all be brothers and sisters in Christ, and not husband/wife, parent/child… but I believe there is NO doubt we will have complete continuation of our feelings, special relationships and memories.
There will be all eternity to grow the relationships we enter eternity with, and infinite time to start new ones.
It makes no sense either Biblically, or logically, that God would erase our memory, neutralize (or equalize) the level of our love for certain people, or remove the memore of relationships we built up as Christians in this life.
Here is a very interesting list taken from Wilmington’s Book of Lists – 53 Facts About Heaven:
1. Heaven is being prepared by Christ himself.
2. It is only for those who have been born again.
3. It is described as a glorious city, likened to pure gold and clear glass.
Rev. 21:11, 18
4. The name of this city is the New Jerusalem.
5. It is in the shape of a cube, with the length, width, and height being equal.
6. Its size is 12,000 furlongs, roughly 1,400 miles long, wide, and high.
7. The city rests upon 12 layers of foundational stones, with each layer being inlaid with a different precious gem.
8. Each foundation has one of the names of the 12 apostles on it.
9. The wall around the city is made of pure jasper.
10. The height of the wall is approximately 216 feet.
11. The wall has 12 gates, three on each of the four sides.
12. Each gate is made of solid pearl.
13. Each gate has on it the name of one of the 12 tribes of Israel.
14. An angel stands guard at each gate.
15. The gates will never be shut.
16. The palaces may possibly be made of ivory.
17. The River of Life is there, to insure everlasting life.
18. The Tree of Life is there to insure abundant life.
Rev. 2:7; 22:19
19. It will bear its fruit each month.
20. The throne of God will occupy the central palace.
Rev. 4:2; 22:1
21. It is likened to wheels of burning fire with an emerald rainbow canopy.
Dan. 7:9; Rev. 4:3
22. It is surrounded by 24 small thrones.
23. Near it stands the brazen layer, described as “a sea of glass, like crystal.”
24. Beside the throne are four special angels who worship God continually.
25. The golden altar is there, with bowls of incense.
Rev. 5:8; 8:3; 9:13
26. The menorah, or seven-branched lampstand fixture, is there.
Rev. 1:12; 4:5
27. The holy Ark of God may be there.
28. The main street of the city is composed of transparent gold.
29. The city will shine with and be enlightened by God’s glory.
John 17:24; Rom. 8:18; Rev. 21:11, 23; 22:5
30. It is a place of holiness.
31. It is a place of beauty.
32. It is a place of unity.
33. It is a place of perfection.
1 Cor. 13:10
34. It is a place of joy.
35. It is a place for all eternity.
John 3:15; Ps. 23:6
36. There may be a tabernacle.
Rev. 15:5; 21:3
37. There will be no temple.
38. There will be no sea.
39. There will be no tears.
Rev. 7:17; 21:4
40. There will be no sickness.
41. There will be no pain.
42. There will be no death.
Isa. 25:8; 1 Cor. 15:26; Rev. 21:4
43. There will be no more thirst or hunger.
44. There will be no more sin.
45. There will be no more judgment upon sin.
46. There will be no need for the sun or moon.
47. There will be no night.
Rev. 21:25; 22:5
48. The city will be the Bridegroom’s gift to the bride, Christ’s Church.
Rev. 21:2, 10
49. It will be shared by saved Israel.
Heb. 11:10, 16
50. It will be shared by the holy angels.
Dan. 7:10; Heb. 12:22; Rev. 5:11
51. The Father will be there.
Dan. 7:9; Rev. 4:2–3
52. The Son will be there.
Rev. 5:6; 7:17
53. The Holy Spirit will be there.
Rev. 14:13; 22:17