<Link removed and replaced with a statement>Families in Heaven?
While I cannot be certain about the validity of this, or the idea - it does bring out a serene sort of longing, and ponderings to consider, especially for someone who is like me, a romantic at heart who wants nothing less than the safety and peace and tranquility and the genuine undivided, unstolen, genuine, perfectly pure love offered by the next phase of life.
Tradition is always saying that there is no sex in heaven because of "no marriage", and no romance, or monogamous relationships of Helper-Helpmate: Only brothers, sisters, friends, and Jesus... --- well I dissolved that icky idea with God's help when he showed me that he is much more interested in dissolving outward pressure like The Law/Death (marriage is an institution of law), and replacing it, superseding it with total genuine true everlasting Love, that is free, and free indeed, sinless, no lust, and no swinging, no adultery, and certainly no hurtfulness, only purity, and joy; he showed me I believe, that he isn't dissolving relationships (and infact plans on enhancing them) and certainly not dissolving relationships based on Love, and the many expressions of it, including the undying romantic love that one has for their one true mate, the one they truly love, and who truly loves you back. As far as the sex idea goes, well...that's conjecture, but if...our bodies have the parts...why waste them when we have our Heavenly Helper, our beloved queen...and a mansion with what I would assume is a very luxurious bed chamber?
God intended for man to be fruitful and multiply in the very beginning, pre-fall even...And this new universe will certainly have plenty of space...and there is no verse that says explicitly "thou shalt not know thy helper" or..."thou shalt never have children in the eternal life to come, but thou shalt be barren as the tomb"...not that I know of anyway...
Is it possible that Heaven will see children born? Families? What about the joys that lead up to such things...?
What are your thoughts on the Heaven to come? The new life in general? Will you enjoy a game of golf in the new life? Tea? But especially...will you enjoy raising children without fear and heartache, will you enjoy making them?
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Note of Emphasis: On the subject of sex in Heaven; Heaven will NOT be an orgy, and any sexual relations, or even romantic relations implied are strictly that of the genuine monogamous relationship of a couple who will love each other unconditionally and eternally in what could best be described as a marriage relationship that is brought forth and sealed from the heart, the inside pressures of Love, rather than the outward pressure of the marriage covenant.
Sealed by desire for each other, rather than sealed by marriage who's purpose is to keep a couple together in a sinful world. Where there is no adultery, or lust, or discontentment, or arguing, there is no need for marriage or divorce. Because love shall bind the two, love that does not ever cheat, nor stray with the eyes or heart, instead of vows which do nothing for the cheating heart, or the lusting eye, or the vile abuse of the body to sin against your significant other, vows that only prevent the act, but not the motive or vile desire.