Restored Marriage Testimonies

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Much of what we do through Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Inc. is measured against how it would have affected me when Bob and I were divorced, and then after we remarried.

We receive many notices of spouses coming home each week. From that joyful date, it is going to take the couple about two years to heal the hurts, forget that other person, and to reconcile. Only then will they be ready to help other couples. We will never knowingly harm a struggling couple by publishing a premature restoration report. We hear of too many prodigals who leave again, because too much was being said.

These pages are not intended to be a report of all Rejoice restored marriages. Neither are they trophies for this Ministry. They are published to give you hope and encouragement.

Charlyne



Share Your Testimony of Marriage Restoration!

“I am rejoicing! After a year of praying night and day, I finally had a breakthrough with my spouse today. Thank you, RMM for your prayers. I'm going to continue standing and praying for all of our marriages. God bless you!”  (Arizona) 

"My husband and I were married for 15 years. We separated in 2002 and divorced in 2004.I'm happy to inform you that we were remarried on 6/18/11.Marriage is serious business and needs to be entered into with much thought. It will  only work with God at the center. God says that he hates divorce. We should too! It is never the answer! I believed in the covenant I entered into and was going to remain single until God reconciled us or my husband died. It didn't matter what my husband did. I was responsible to God for the vows I took. Thank you for taking a stand for marriage. To God be the glory!”  (Florida) 
 "After years of separation my husband and I remarried in January. Everyone told me that he would never change and to go on with my life, but I stood on what God had promised me. Like every couple, we have problems, but not the ones that separated us. I continue to pray for myself and others to hold on and not give up on Jesus. He is the only One who can help us on this road that we are on. I love Him so much."   (Mississippi).
"PTL! My husband called this weekend and said 'Can you come get us?' I picked up my family not five minutes away and brought them home. Bags packed, food in hand, happy faces and joy in my heart - I brought my family home that late midnight hour. God is working on the other side of the mountain. As far as I am concerned my marriage has already been restored. I know that God is faithful to complete what he started."  (Washington)

"God is faithful. My husband has been gone for months. Not only have I been praying for him to come home, but that he would get another job due to the stress it caused. I was hired at a new job and a week later my husband was hired by my boss. My husband asked me out to dinner the night before his job opportunity and a week later he came home. He even bought us new wedding bands yesterday. Praise God, He is working on both of us." (Kentucky)

“Praise be to God. My husband is back and this time for good. God never fails. Whenever I felt like giving up, God gave me hope. Exactly a month before my husband’s return God spoke to my heart and said it’s over, he's coming home. Now I see after his return that God has not only convicted my husband and brought him home but He has changed me. Dear standers, things will look really bad just before it settles down. Just claim and hold onto God’s promises because the God we love is a never failing God. Romans 8:28  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.  (Sri Lanka)

“I had an affair of three months, got pregnant and my husband divorced me. At first he wanted to work things out with me and even raise the baby. I was selfish and made bad choices and chose the wrong path for a short time. We were apart for some time and I was getting my life back on track with God. The Lord has healed and forgiven my sins. Thanks to Him, my husband and I are remarried. He is amazing and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! Never give up!”  (USA)

“Glory be to God, another battle has been won. My husband and I were separated for many months under impossible circumstances. I believed God that He would restore my marriage, but my fears and questions were, when God? I practiced zipping my lip a lot. Anyway, I blew it big time yesterday because my hubby was being extremely selfish. Afterward, I felt hopeless and felt I had frustrated God’s efforts. Twenty-four hours later, and I tell you, it was the least thing I was expecting, my husband returned home! Thanks be to our Father, who is working even when we don't see. He is truly, truly working."  (Australia)

“Thank you for all your prayers. I'm also praying for all standers and their prodigals daily. Since God brought my prodigal back, I have seen Him working miracles in our marriage. It has been the toughest time in my life, as I have had to love my husband through so much pain and repeated rejection. I have been praying for God to wall my husband in through the hedge of thorns of protection, particularly on weekends. Without fail, God has blocked his paths and canceled his plans every weekend.”  (South Africa)

 

“When my husband left is when I found God again. I pray just about all day, every day for the restoration of this marriage. I begged my husband to come back, but I knew I had to be still and trust God and His timing. Two days ago, my husband came by to see our daughter. He told me he wanted to be a family and wants God in his life and our marriage! I was so excited! There is still pain and I know that if God can forgive him, I will too! I'm erasing all negativity from my heart and mind so it will not hinder the restoration process. God works miracles! Praise His Holy and Precious Name! Amen!”  (Louisiana)

"My husband was a prodigal husband one year ago. He cheated on, stole from, and lied to me about everything. He wasn't a good father and was never around. He confessed his sins one year ago to God and me and asked for forgiveness. He got saved and baptized that same month and now one year later, he has his own ministry in our church. He goes to our local homeless shelter and has Bible study there and every Sunday he goes there to pick up people that can't come to church. He is a great father and is very involved with me and the children. I praise God because he is so good." (Texas)

“My wife left me, divorced me, hated me, and married another man. I was about to quit my stand but the Holy Spirit reminded me that all things are possible for he who believes. God did not want me to just stand; He wanted me to jump into action with aggressive Bible faith and force Satan to let go of my wife. God did speak to my wife and led her from a fake worldly marriage to our heavenly covenant marriage. After over seven years of failed standing, of bad going to worse, God told me to do what I told you to do and it won't take as long. In less than 40 days she was back. Knowing and obeying.”  (Canada) 

"My husband and I are back together. Praise God. It happened just like you said it would, fast and unexpected. There was a lot of hurting and loneliness, when it was all said and done, it really wasn't that long. The Lord transformed me from this hateful person who was always yelling, to this loving, caring, person. I am now the wife that he not only deserves, but always wanted. I cannot take any credit with this as it is only by the grace of God that changed me. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement during my trial." (Tennessee)

"Praise the Lord, my husband unexpectedly returned home today. His lease was up and he said he was going to move into another apartment. I just didn't know it was mine! Thank You Lord for the wonderful blessing and provision for the needs and desires of our family. We are so grateful." (Georgia)

“My husband and I were remarried last month. He thought I was the enemy but it was just the opposite. He was tricked like the prodigal by his ‘so called friends’ and I prayed and heard from the Lord for 11 years that he would return. He divorced me and I never heard a word from him. I got many attacks from the devil and so did my children while I was standing for our marriage. God got us through them all, but it was extremely difficult. I never dated, and was faithful to the call. Finally, on the date of our first wedding, I saw him on Facebook, and he clicked me as a friend. He admitted that all the messages from the Holy Spirit, and all the scriptures were true that God gave me. He was in awe that I had prayed for him all these years. His journey was not easy either, and he suffered as well as we did. We are all so happy to be reunited as a family, and it was worth all the praying. God is Faithful and HE DOES KEEP HIS PROMISES!”  (Florida) 

“My husband came home the Thursday before Thanksgiving after being gone for months. He suddenly showed up at home with his clothes. I am so blessed that God spoke to me in so many ways while my husband was gone, always reminding me that He was in control and would use this crisis for His purposes. While my husband was moving his clothes in, our young daughter came home from school and followed him into the closet. She came running out to me and said, ‘Mom! Dad has put a lot of clothes in the closet. God is really working on him!' When my husband was gone for months I cried out, 'God, it's been so long.' He immediately responded, 'Yes, but isn't that a small price to pay to have a husband and marriage that is better than you could ever hope for or imagine?' The week before my husband returned, God gave me Psalm 31:21-22, 24; 'Praise the Lord, for he has shown me his unfailing love. He kept me safe when my city was under attack. In sudden fear I had cried out, “I have been cut off from the Lord!” But you heard my cry for mercy and answered my call for help So be strong and take courage, all you who put your hope in the Lord.'” (Indiana)

“God is more than wonderful! The OW was always writing me that my husband would divorce me and marry her. All the time God gave me Isaiah 54. After a few years of praying, fasting and waiting, God confirmed for me in many ways to go back to Mexico with my two little boys. ( We were living very alone in Germany). God opened in an awesome way all the doors in Mexico and three months later my husband left the OW and came to Mexico with us. His love for God is now greater than before and our marriage and his relationship with the kids is better than ever. God is faithful! Keep on praying, fasting and believing what God has already said. He will do it in His perfect timing.”  (Mexico)

"I would like to thank the Lord God for leading me to Rejoice Marriage Ministries many months ago. I have been standing for my marriage. On Monday morning my husband called me suddenly and asked me if it was OK for Him to move back home and we take baby steps towards restoring our marriage. I could not be happier. He moved back in yesterday. I am in complete awe of the changes I am seeing in both of us. Our God is able. Thanks, Charlyne and Bob, for teaching us to stand for our marriages." (East Africa)

"My husband and I had been married for 20 years, with two children in college, when he left. I was devastated to say the least, and had no one to turn to other than God. After a few false starts, he came home in July. He has given up his apartment, is directing his finances to our home, and talks of our future together. While he was gone, I spent time with God, listened to Charlyne's tapes, read books from Bob and Charlyne and others that helped me get closer to God. Although he is home, the struggle is not over. The devil is not pleased that we are back together, but I also know that we serve a God who has already conquered the devil and we will succeed because God wants us to be together." (Georgia)

"My husband was done with our marriage and had moved on. I changed my ways, and I prayed and cried out to God. He held my hand and brought my husband home. God has healed our relationship over time, and we are very happily married. It has been two years since my husband returned. I praise God that I have had the opportunity to get close to Him and see His power and grace."  (Washington State)

"I spent over a year, standing and praying. Then suddenly, right after a court hearing, when we were due to be divorced that day, after a dream that a man said God sent him to speak to me and told me I would not be divorced, after the judge postponed the hearing for 2 months later, miraculously and by the grace of God, after 3 years of separation, 4 children and I standing and agreeing in prayer, God was faithful and my husband came home. God is awesome, don't ever give up. When all seems hopeless, still praise God for restoring your marriage, because it was when I wanted to give up that I walked by faith and not sight that he came home. Thank you Charlyne for your support and love." (California)
"I have been on your mailing list for about a year now. The scriptures and inspiration have pulled me through these last 14 months of being separated and almost divorced from my husband. He decided this past Saturday that he wanted to try to be a father and a husband again. Thank you, God, and thanks to your ministry. Now that he is home ourreal work can begin. Keep up the good work that the Lord has given you. Keep praying for this family." (Ohio)

"WOW! God has done a work in both my husband and me. He was only gone for a short time and returned home suddenly. Since he moved out of state, when he headed back (he said he did not know why he came home), I was prepared for him to make other living arrangements once he arrived. God worked out my spouse's visit to a Christian counselor (he didn't know why he actually went to the session) and within 48 hours of his return, we were completely reconciled and our marriage is better than it has ever been! He now knows that God worked it all out! Thank you Rejoice Marriage Ministries! Praise God forever!” (Texas)

"My husband is home, but we are still rebuilding the foundation of our marriage. Sometimes he is very friendly, and other times cold and distant. During one of those times, I asked him what was wrong. He didn't believe the changes in me. He said they weren't humanly possible. I told him that he was exactly right. God is amazing." (Tennessee)

“God restored our marriage last fall after my husband had been gone nearly three years. Two days before Christmas he left again and returned after Christmas. No one outside the family knows he was gone for the holidays which is a wonderful blessing as we are able to carry on as usual without questions. I am learning not to react to situations and the ups and downs of my husband but to hold a steady course. God is changing me and I continue to pray for a Damascus Road experience for my husband. God is good. Do not give up but keep on keeping on!”  (Canada) 

"My covenant spouse came home in a suddenly. I had claimed in prayer Proverbs 19:2, Ezekiel 36:26, and Exodus 14 to take a stand against the divorce and the other woman. He went to see her in the UK. He had just told her goodbye and to return to her husband when he was hit by a car as a pedestrian. He broke both wrists. He called me from the UK hospital to ask to come home. Our three young children now get a new heritage of restoration. Praise the Lord for His victory over the enemy's schemes!" (Texas)
"Praise the Living Lord, my husband is home! Thank you for your uplifting messages and insight into the prodigal mind. He is now home and leading our family in worship and God has turned him into a mighty man of God. God is faithful." (Texas)

“Only God! Several months ago my wife moved out and filed for divorce. Today, thanks to God and the prayers of others, I can say we are now back together with a restored marriage in our new home and a new beginning that only God can do. The past months allowed me to see the hand of God turning a heart of stone to a heart of flesh. I encourage you who may think your marriage is dead, remember God hates divorce. Put all of your trust in Him and He can do for you what He did for me. Our marriage is stronger than ever before and I encourage you to be strong in your stand knowing that God is able to do what seems impossible to man.”  (Florida) 

“After being separated for several months, God brought my wife back, only after I myself reconciled with the Lord first and finally gave my marriage into His hands. God drew me closer to Him and not only did my wife come back home, but came back with the desire to seek God and put me as her head and leader where God wants me to be. Remember, God comes first and He'll take care of everything else, EVERYTHING! Never give up standers, God does have perfect timing. Don't believe in the devil's lies. Prodigals do come home when lead by God! I can’t stop thanking my Savior Jesus Christ! Pray and seek God”  (Texas)

“At first I was the prodigal. I left home believing that because I had suffered my husband’s infidelity I was free to leave my marriage. One night I prayed that I would be able to see my husband the way the Lord sees him. I wanted to be friends because we have two children and many years together. One day I suddenly woke up understanding that my place was to be home with my family. I decided through the help of friends and God pulling at my heart to take a stand for my marriage. My husband did not accept my stand right away and had already entered into another relationship. He expressed many times that he no longer desired the marriage or a relationship with me. I zipped the lips and prayed scripture over my family every day. I separated myself in prayer and began to announce by faith the restoration of our marriage. To God be the glory, my marriage is restored! Thank you RMM, you played a big role in my testimony.”  (New Jersey)

"After 22 years of marriage, my spouse left home. God became my Counselor, Deliverer, Comforter, and strong tower. The more I read His Word, the anguish and tears were replaced with peace and contentment as God continued to refine me. After four years, God brought my spouse home physically, but not completely in his heart. While my spouse was gone, Thanksgiving was spent in different homes of friends and family. This year, my spouse and I are hosting the family for Thanksgiving. It is such a blessing to witness the excitement of our young adult children as they contribute to the preparation. here again. Thanks be to God for our family once again, celebrating Thanksgiving together. I can't describe how much your ministry has kept me encouraged and in tune to God's Will."  (North Carolina)

"I stood in the gap with the Lord and proclaimed my husband would come home. My husband moved back in after being away for several months and our divorce was due to be over. I praise the Lord (husband) moved all his belongings and a change of heart back into our home! Thank you for standing in the gap with me and supporting and feeding my weary soul through this struggle." (Texas)

"Praise God, my husband came home suddenly. When it looked impossible, God moved. We are taking it one day at a time and I am fully trusting the Lord to save my husband and for our remarriage. God is good all the time." (West Virginia)

“First I'd like to start with praising God. Thank You Lord! I was devastated. Our marriage was a disaster. When I found your ministry, I started to stand firm. My family and everyone else thought I was crazy. I started fasting one day a week for the ministry and praying. I stood on God’s promises! My husband started coming around and we started dating. I did exactly what Charlyne said, 'Zip your lips.' It took some training. The enemy was working overtime. My scripture verse is Isaiah 54:17 (NKJV)  No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.  My husband moved home last week. I will always continue to pray and stand! God is working in us!”  (New York)

"I want to thank God for the miracle of restoring life in my marriage. My spouse had been unfaithful through pornography. I was deceived in thinking that I had a great marriage, but it was dead and I didn't recognize it. Now my husband and I pray together every day. We both have individual quiet times and often share what God teaches us. Before I suffered with low esteem, but God showed me in the beginning that I need to look to Him for self-worth and not my husband. I learned what a loving Father He can be. God raised my marriage from the dead and allowed me to show unconditional love to my husband." (North Carolina)
“My husband has returned home. He returned home suddenly, just as Charlyne tells us so often happens. Miracles really are just around the corner. The times I felt the most discouraged were within the last few weeks. (Husband) said the story about being greener on the other side of the fence is just not true. He told me he is pleased I have continued to attend church and Bible study. We are communicating like we never have before. God has blessed us in so many ways. He is an awesome God.” (New York)

"God is good. My husband came home yesterday and desires to restore our covenant relationship. I praise God for reaching down and touching him, and that God gave me the strength to endure during these hard times." (New York)

"Just a thank you for being there, and to let you know that my husband and I are now reconciled. We separated a couple years ago, and God has worked in mighty ways in both of our lives. We just moved back together. God does indeed restore hurting marriages."  (Wisconsin)

“God is amazing! My prodigal left but I told him I loved him and would be praying for the restoration of our marriage. Praise God my prodigal is home. I still believe that he is being blinded by Satan but in my darkest moments I surrendered my life to Christ. God became so real to me. I see things now the way Jesus does. God is still working on my heart. I am not giving up. He is my Comforter, Counselor and Healer. I stand amazed at the strength God has given me. I know without a shadow of a doubt God will completely restore my marriage. My God is so big, so strong and so mighty there is nothing my God cannot do! Proverbs 3:5-6.”  (South Carolina) 

“Thursday (husband) came to me and begged for my forgiveness. He said that he had been so wrong and he would do anything to have me and our daughters back. He had to reach his own rock bottom before he looked to the Lord and begged for help. The Lord has truly answered my prayers. Your daily Charlyne Cares have been a life saver. You have helped me change my life.” (North Carolina)

"The principles I've learned from the beginning of my stand are foundations for faith in my walk with God, even after my husband's return home. His time away was spiritual boot camp for me. I praise Him for the time of teaching before my husband came home. I've learned that my stand didn't end when he came home; it just grew to a new level, praise God." (Ohio)

"My prodigal returned home recently. I am thankful to your ministry for encouraging me daily to stand and believe. I know that I still need to stand as my spouse needs to be strengthened in the Word, and get his life back on track, but I know all of this will happen in God’s time. My desire and prayer is for God to be glorified in the complete healing and restoration of our marriage, so that we can be a support and strength to other couples. I will continue to pray for Bob, Charlyne, other standers and prodigals."  (Connecticut)
"Thank you for teaching me to stand. We are reconciled and trying to walk together in Christ. Our children are happy as are my wife and I." (South Carolina)

"This letter is to announce to you that my prodigal husband came home. We had been separated for over three years. Two weeks ago, my husband came home and said he told the other woman that he was going back home to his wife and that he couldn’t stand being away from his daughter's life. I had only been really standing firm for a few months. I had to make sure I had a pure heart. I apologized to my husband for my fault in the relationship. I e-mailed him the apology letter, I started seeing change in him towards me. I started living as if I was married. Thank you, Charlyne and Bob. I could not have done it without you. I will never in my life again doubt the power of God." (New Jersey)

"Please pray for our Lord's step by step direction and protection as we enter into reconciliation and remarriage. My husband and I were married for 32 years. A terrible time of tribulation ended in a divorce..a tragedy..but our Precious Lord has heard our cries. Our anguish..and has forgiven us. We have returned to our Lord, now thejourney back to each other has begun. We appreciate your prayers."My husband and I have had a lot of trouble, so much that I moved out for a couple of months, always with the intent for things to work out. Before I went back home I found your Web site and God through you helped me to continue to stand. Your e-mails were such a blessing. Many times I could not take any more and your e-mail would encourage me to hold on, or to look to my own heart. Praise God, he "came home!" I even told him, ‘Welcome home." (Indiana)

“Praise the Lord my husband is home. This was my word to the Lord that he will receive all the praise and Glory for my husband coming home, I will make my Lord’s name known to the world. The Lord has thought of me so much and I am just glad I can write my testimony so many others will learn to love and serve the Lord, Thank you very much for your prayers; please continue to pray for us. May my Lord receive all the Praise and Glory.”  (Dubai) 

“I just want all standers everywhere to know, that after a restored marriage for many years, I am still blessed by the daily email devotions. Standers, always welcome these encouraging emails to keep you focused on God's promises and direction in God's Word, as your job to pray and stand for your marriage does not end when it is restored. I still pray for my spouse, and I am still standing on the promises of God's Word. The daily devotionals encourage me to keep praying and keep abiding in Christ. God continues to bless me through them.”  (Colorado)

“Thank You God! My suddenly happened yesterday afternoon! My estranged husband, who has been separated from me for several years, called me out of the blue. We spoke for three hours and he said I, or someone, has been praying for him because everything has been falling apart, even the relationship with the OW. We spoke about God and our marriage and things that he would like to happen when we get back together. I thank You God for answering my prayer, for softening his heart and speaking to him comfortably. My husband knows we are one flesh. All glory be to God! People told me I was crazy but I knew God wanted me to pray for my marriage, for we are led by the Holy Spirit. People, don’t give up; instead press in to God and trust Him! Amen.”  (Tennessee)

 

"I am seeing God's hand more and more every day. My returned prodigal has had to quit work because of illness. Only God knows how we are making it on just my salary. Every time the money is needed, it comes right on time from somewhere. God even worked out a legal matter from while my prodigal was in the far country. My spouse asked me to pray for this situation. This was the first time in many years he asked me to pray for something specific for him. I prayed God would go before him into the courtroom and work it out. God did, and only a small fine was required, the exact amount given to me as an extra bonus at work the day before. I even got a raise today. God never ceases to amaze me." (Georgia)

 

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