Ask Father: Why is there no marriage in heaven?

What does Jesus mean when He says, “In heaven there is no marriage and no one is given in marriage?”


The saying of Jesus in question is found in all three of the synoptic gospels. Mark 12: 18 – 27, Luke 20: 27 – 40, and Matthew 22: 23 – 33.


For the sake of brevity and simplicity, we can only examine one specific text, regardless the three accounts are very similar. Mark as the oldest Gospel will be our focus for understanding this passage.