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



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“My husband had left, saying he wanted a divorce. Initially I went along with the idea of divorce, but one day God changed my heart and told me to stand against divorce. I felt crazy, like why would I stand against divorce when my husband does not want to be married anymore? Whenever I spoke of divorce, I was not at peace. Long story short, I stood against the divorce. I prayed long and hard for my marriage and for my husband. I stood for several years until my husband finally filed for divorce. But my husband came to me about a month after the divorce and stated he had made a mistake by leaving in the first place and getting a divorce. I am happy to say we were remarried less than a year after our divorce!” (New Jersey)

"After years away in the far away country and numerous false starts home, the Lord has brought my husband back. My circumstances seemed so hopeless but God prevailed, even if there is no home for him to come home to because my kids and I moved back to my parents' house. We now literally have to start from scratch, yet he still opted to leave the comfortable life he had in the far country. The spiritual warfare is even more real to me now, but I choose to rest upon the Lord." (Philippines)

“I found this website at a low time in my marriage. God told me to go on a 30-day-fast. Before this time I was praying very fervently. Also when everything first happened I went to God and He said I would not get a divorce but my husband was pushing for one. Once I started to fast God started moving and quickly. I hadn't talk to my husband in months and on the last day of the fast 'my suddenly' came. My husband called and said he was ready to come home. To God be ALL the glory!!!”  (Texas)

"It took ten long years of standing, but God miraculously restored our marriage. Many people told me to get on with my life, but I knew I had heard from the Lord that He would restore my marriage. My husband is so grateful that I obeyed the Lord and never gave up on him. One of our favorite verses is the one about forgiving "seventy times seven," because we had so many issues to resolve, but the rewards of a loving, happy home is well worth it." (Colorado)

"My husband and I been through so many trials with family deaths and his illness, that changed both of us. I became an unhappy and unappreciative wife. My husband left. My relationship with the Lord was suffering. Him leaving was the best thing that ever happened to me. It woke me up. I started praying as a stander. But little did I realize that the Lord was going to reveal all the things in me that needed to change. 1 Peter 3 and Proverbs 31 are Chapters that helped me see the kind of wife I'm supposed to be. I repented and started seeking the Lord to change my heart and my husband's. I had to accept that I could not change my husband, only the Lord can do that. I went to my husband and asked for his forgiveness for all my shortcomings as a wife. I asked him to give me another chance. He is now home." (California)

"My husband and I were remarried on March 13. I just want to thank you for the way you have allowed the Lord to use your lives. Your ministry was my constant encourager. Thank You and praise Him." (Indiana)

"My 'suddenly' happened over the weekend! We had not seen my husband in almost a year. He has spoken on the phone to our children but kept his distance from me. He flew in this past weekend and we enjoyed an amazing time together as a family. He remained distant from me until the night before he was to leave, and out of nowhere he says to me the most beautiful words: I am coming home! He confessed how much he loved me and wants what God has for him. He has returned now to break off with the non- covenant. God alone broke through just as He promised! Thank you, Lord!" (Missouri)

"My husband came home after a brief separation due to his unfaithfulness. The first two years were very tough, but I kept reading God' words and praying for my family. My husband now brags about me to many people, his relatives and friends saying "he is the luckiest man and is very happy that (my name) is his wife." He also said that my words and actions toward others show God. With God, I could do this. I am still praying for my husband to become a true man and father of God for our sons. I am also praying our sons to find Jesus is their guide in their lives. I feel so peaceful in my heart and can face anything without fear now. Thank you. I pray all the broken families will be restored for children's sake."  (California)

"Please praise God with me. My husband told me that he will be moving home in two weeks. We have been separated for a little over a year and struggling before that. God has dramatically changedhis thinking and softened his heart. From the day I began praying scriptures for him, I could see that God was making a difference. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we work on restoration. We both need more healing, but God is so good, I know itwill come. Thank you, thank you for your ministry. God led me to your web site at a very low point in my stand (I didn't even have aname for my conviction until then). Your tapes and daily e-mail messages have helped immensely. God bless you."

"My husband confessed to an addiction to pornography. In our pastor's office, he further confessed to immorality. I wanted to walk out, but my pastor's wife asked me not to do so. Although we didn't separate, we went through a lot of heartache and pain. My husband quit his job because he traveled and that made it easier to sin. God planted a mustard seed of hope in my heart. I drowned myself in the Word of God, listened to sound preaching, attended Biblical counseling with my husband and a Christian support group. This Fall we facilitated a marriage class at our church and my husband is going to get his degree in Biblical Counseling. The Lord Jesus Christ resurrected our dead marriage and it is better than what we ever had before. I know God heals hurting marriages because He healed mine." (North Carolina)

"My husband has suddenly come home. He apologized for how bad he treated me and the children. He says he sees a change in me and that I am glowing. I told him that is the Holy Spirit."  (Florida)

“Praise God, He has brought my prodigal spouse home. God has also had the divorce that my prodigal spouse started in 2001 dismissed in January. My husband has been home for four and a half months. It's as Charlyne and Bob have stated,”Prodigals do come home!” (Texas)

“Praise God! My husband is home. Suddenly. He just up and left the OW. Don't give up. My situation looked hopeless. (Numbers 23:19) God told me my marriage would not end. I went before the judge in May and the divorce was granted. It looked hopeless and final. Praise God, I'm still married; my husband’s attorney never drew up the final paperwork. No papers even exist. My husband said he didn't love me and was never coming home. But my suddenly came. I am rejoicing and praising God. No matter how long it takes, God will do exactly what He said He will do. When God told Noah to build the ark he didn't tell his family or friends. When God tells you your marriage will be restored, believe Him, no matter what anyone says or what it looks like. It will come to pass.”  (Texas)

 "My husband was adamant about getting a divorce with a hardened heart. God heard my prayers, changed me and then changed my husband's heart. We now have a marriage better than ever before. I am thankful and grateful for His blessings - miracles do happen." (Arizona)

"My spouse came home and stayed for about two weeks then suddenly moved over 3000 miles away from home. My daughters and I fasted and prayed even while discouraged. Two months later he called and asked if we would move to live with him and we did. It has been some time now and I am still standing. Please pray for me and my family. I'm learning that you have to show more unconditional love when they are home than when they are gone. Don't give up. God is on our side." (Arizona)
"It's has been one and a half years since God restored our marriage. Married less than a year we were on the brink of divorce with my husband moving to another country leaving me and my newborn with no support. Today we are a praying , spirit filled family leaning on God for love and provision. We love each other, God and Rejoice Marriage Ministries. Don't ever give up. The Lord wills your marriage be restored. You don't need anyone in life but the Lord. He is your Spouse. He will lead your earthly-spouse back home. PTL!"  (Singapore)

"God has once again moved in a mighty and powerful way and He did it suddenly. God, in His great Mercy and Grace, brought my husband back home to us and everyday I get to see the miracle and work of God being done in my family and I. Although my spouse is an unbeliever, I am standing on the promises of God's Word and He will do just what He says. My returned prodigal is proof of God's Word not returning to Him void." (Georgia)

"Several years ago my husband left our marriage and divorced me for another woman. The divorce turned me to God. I knew I could not be separated from God's love. As the pain started to melt into compassion for my then ex-husband I was able to forgive, and came to see that God was caring for both of us. One day he showed up at my door and was very contrite. He wanted to come home. He was a new man. He realized the hand of the devil had taken its toll. I welcomed him back with open arms. We are now remarried and happier than ever. Our remarriage is squarely based on Christianity."  (Wisconsin)

“PTL God is good! My husband and I got remarried last Saturday. Don't give up, pray, cry, say, ‘Lord help me to keep the faith.’ God is on time. If He gave you what you wanted right now, you or your spouse might not be ready for it, so keep praying and let God do it in His timing. I love the Lord and thank Him for my restored marriage. This has been a long journey but with God it was all worth the wait. We are like one together. Thank You God, I owe You all the glory. Just know that God loves each of you and I will continue to pray for restored marriages. Amen.”  (North Carolina)

“I just wanted to drop a line to thank you once again for your prayers for the return of my unsaved husband several years ago. We just had our 27th anniversary. Our marriage is going great. He is a Christian man and we are closer and stronger than we ever were. I believe him leaving me was for the best, but at the time I didn't understand. God was preparing us both for a better walk in life. My new saying now is...Our God is stronger than Satan, Amen!”  (Florida) 

“Glory to God, we have a restored marriage. I have been fasting, praying and breathing the Word of God every day. And just when things felt the most hopeless and discouraging, SUDDENLY my wife called. Reconciliation was the last thing I expected. BUT GOD totally smashed the wall between us. My wife told me that she had been having dreams, sorrow and she broke into despair. She opened up a secret that shook our world and if not for the grace of God and my walk with Him, none would be prepared to embrace the news. But the response was nothing short of a miracle. Only the blood of Jesus could do such a miraculous healing. We are planning to remarry. I still pinch myself. God is true to His Word. Jeremiah 29:11-14.”  (Indonesia)

"My husband and I are entering our ninth month of restoration. Three years ago he began an affair. Thus began my schooling from the Lord of how and why to stand for our marriage. At one point we were within hours of being divorced. All the while the Lord kept encouraging me that this was only the shadow of death not the real death of our marriage. At times the grief was almost unbearable, but the Lord faithfully walked me through each hard day and always provided everything me and our three children needed. Three years and two false starts for home later, I can say the Lord has healed, strengthened, and set our 19 year marriage on a strong foundation. He used Rejoice Marriage Ministries so powerfully to help us. Thank you  forever." (Arizona)

"We just passed the one year anniversary of the remarriage to my husband. The relationship could not have been any deader, with my husband's announcement to marry the other woman. Suddenly, the Lord breathed life into the dead situation. As a stander, I would read the Saturday Testimonies and cry out to the Lord, with the hope of one day being on the other side, reconciled and restored. God kept His promise. I am grateful to Rejoice Marriage Ministries for helping me to stand through biblical based principles and encouragement." (Illinois)

"Just shy of a year of standing, my husband moved home. ‘Suddenly and quickly.’ He called me at work and a few days later he moved back in. Words cannot express how your website, books, podcasts, and radio station have helped me, and will continue to help me. The Lord is the only One who can do the impossible, and He did for my family. I was able to learn to get my heart right with the Lord and be obedient. Our alignment with Him is crucial in this process. Praise The Lord.”  (Minnesota)

"Praise God my spouse has come home. I know that God is working things out and pushing us towards total restoration, praise Jesus. I was the unfaithful one, but I've given my life to God. I am excited about being back in His loving family." (Michigan)

"Praise the Lord! He hears our cry. He sees every tear and reaches far deeper than our incredible pain. I asked the Lord for a word, and He told me he would bring my husband home and fix my marriage (even after I asked him to come home and he refused). I prayed and trusted God's word and he came home suddenly. When I was ready to tell him off and give up, he called and said he needed God and needed me to let him come back. What the enemy meant for evil, God turned around for good. Jesus answers prayers and he is still speaks to His children." (New York)

"After years of divorce, my husband and I were remarried last night with our two children as witnesses. Your ministry was a gift from God during this walk of faith." (Ohio)

"Praise the Lord, my husband has been home for several months. He has told me he will love me forever and would miss me if I wasn't around him. That's a big change from wanting a divorce just a few months earlier. More importantly he is spending more time around our children and that is a blessing. Thank You God." (Kentucky)

“Praise God. To all the standers, I wanted to write and encourage you all. God will and does answer your prayers! I had been separated from my husband for many months before my suddenly came! My husband and I live in two different states and we fought on and off all those months before he came to visit the children and me. I had to repent for my disobedience of not zipping my lips and consistent praying, trusting and believing in God. He came to visit and God moved mightily! It was the best week for all of us. He told me after he went back home that his job has opened up in another state and he wants all the family to be together. He says that he is now 100% committed to our marriage and that God has truly put us together! Praise God! So hold on, your suddenly is coming soon!”  (Georgia)
"My wife and I have been divorced for six months today. Two weeks ago I bought a home 170 miles from where we used to live. Today she called and it turns out she moved two weeks ago and is only 20 miles from where I live now. The reason for her call was to tell me she was tired of the life she was living and she is ready to come home. She said she loved me and missed me and had never let go. She came over shortly after she called and said she wants to get married! Praise be to God! This evening, on my way home, I saw a rainbow. I remember recently in the daily devotionals something about, 'One day we will all see our rainbow.' Well, today was the day. God's message to me these last months was to wait, be patient, and let Him take care of things. While it was hard at times, once I was finally able to 'Let go, and let God,' He stepped in. God is so amazing. I can't thank Him enough. I know my wife and I have only just begun the process of restoration, but I also know that the Lord will see us through it. Thank You, Father God, for your love, compassion, and your guidance. All honor, glory, and praise to you, Heavenly Father. Never, ever, give up hope." (Florida

"After a long separation and many false attempts, my husband has finally come home. Though many encouraged me to go on with my life, I stood and prayed that my husband would love me. The Lord began to put love in my husband’s heart months ago. The more I prayed, the worse it was getting, then the Lord stepped in. My husband returned suddenly. We have a long road ahead, but God will do what He said He will do. Prayer changes things. I realized that no matter what others may say, God has the last say." (Maryland)

“The Christian home and marriage I thought I had came crashing down around me. When my human heart was ready to give up to the world's solution, a new friend pointed me to Rejoice Marriage Ministries. I decided to take a stand against the evil that had taken over my husband. Through many godly people and praying scripture on his behalf daily, the Lord broke his heart and he came back to our family just before Christmas.” (Texas)

“PTL my spouse told me he wants to move home! I'm still in shock because I've had such a bad week, and have been attacked by the enemy over and over. I was really down, but I did feel down in my spirit something good was coming, and I told myself that it made sense, because I wouldn't be having so much opposition if I weren't doing things God's way. Well, my husband came and spent today with the kids and me. I told him I missed him and his response was, 'I want to move home.' Thank You Jesus! This must have been what I felt coming up in my spirit! While he did admit it wouldn't be tomorrow, and he still isn't saved, God has been doing a mighty work in my husband's heart. Don't ever give up standers! Thank you RMM for your encouragement!”  (Texas)

"My husband has been home for several months and everything is going great. I would read testimonies about how restored marriages were better than before the prodigal left and I was skeptical. It is true. My husband is more attentive and loving than before we were first married. God brought home a new man. I knew God was going to restore our marriage but I didn't know it was going to be this good. To God be the glory."  (Michigan)

"Last weekend my husband asked me to move in with him. This request was on the 12th anniversary of our first date, which we never discussed, but God knew. Thank You Lord for Your faithfulness. I am trusting and believing God's promises to me. I am so much closer to the Lord than when we first separated. I don't know if I would have made it without learning to trust in the Lord." (Nevada)
"I am praising God because I just moved back home. My wife divorced me just over a year ago. I tried the divorce recovery group and the singles group at church. It didn't take long to figure out I didn't belong there. You have been my only support in standing for my marriage. There were many times I wanted to give up but I knew I couldn't because I knew it would mean giving up my family. Please pray that the Lord would continue restoring our marriage and our family." (Connecticut)
“My spouse and I have been reunited for over a year and we are very happy. Recently I have been pressing into God and praying for the salvation of my husband and my family. Two days ago he agreed to come to a church social coffee evening and he met a man that he got on very well with. Yesterday I ran into the OP at the shops and she gave me a very heartfelt apology. I gave her a hug and felt a load lift from us both. Nothing is impossible with God!”  (Australia)

“Praise God! my husband came home! God kept speaking to me for months telling me He would bring him home. a couple weeks ago a verse I never read before jumped off the page. Ezekiel 36:8 - ‘but you, O mountains of Israel, shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people Israel; for they will soon come home.’ And a few days later he was here with all his belongings. The only thing I want to do right now is give all the glory to my Lord. He truly did it!” (Illinois)  

"I am receiving my miracle.Wife called and is coming home Distance was NOT a factor even though she lived more than 6,000 miles away.I heard Him speak 11 months ago when I asked if He would save and restore my marriage and He said: "I'll do it for you" and the next day: "Don't be surprised when it happens". Phlippians:4:13: 'I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." I am indeed a new and improved man because of this fiery trial. Living above my circumstances and watching Him do this thing is beyond all my comprehension and expectation. Supernatural is the closest word that comes to mind. God has a "suddenly" plan for us. It truly is wise to wait."

 "My husband came home last week, testing the waters. Praise to You, Jesus." (Texas)

“I thank God that this Christmas was different. My prodigal was home to celebrate with us for the first time since 1996. Prayer and faith in God changes things. Only He could take all the bitterness and hurt away to make this a blessed and peaceful time together. Only by submitting to God and letting Him work in our lives could our circumstances change. I give God all the praise and glory for the changes He has made in our lives and for the changes yet to come.” (Missouri)

"Praise be to God. My husband swore he would never come home or have anything to do with me. I pleaded with God to restore our marriage. The very next day my husband came home. God is working on me to forgive him and not listen to Satan who wants to destroy our marriage. Thank You Lord for protecting me." (Florida)

"My husband and I got back together after months of separation. I stood for my marriage the whole time, and thanks to God and "Charlyne Cares," I got through. We celebrated our anniversary last week. On that day, God tested my husband. He saw the other woman unexpectedly even though she lives miles away. He decided not to talk to her because there was no point. He didn't feel anything for her and felt happy with me. He told me he is where he wants to be and in the anniversary card he thanked me for not giving up on us, even though when we were apart he thought I was crazy for waiting for him to come back. God is amazing."  (United Kingdom)

"My husband left our home and began a relationship with another woman. I experienced pain beyond description; right now words fail me to fully describe the agony I was feeling. I was attempting to draw closer to God through all of my pain. I did everything I could to work toward moving forward and accepting that my marriage had failed. I sought help from anyone who would listen, family, friends, and church members. Basically everyone was telling me I should divorce my husband, that I deserved better, so I begun my process to divorce my husband. I felt it was the only thing I could do. The Lord led me to your website and I began the spiritual journey toward healing my marriage. The Lord told me not to my divorce and believe Him for my marriage to be restored. I trusted God and I believed Him even though my circumstance seemed impossible. On Mother's Day, my miracle returned home. He is broken, wounded, and needs Christ, but I trust God completely for the rebuilding of our family.   (Georgia)

"Papers were signed by the judge to dismiss our divorce proceedings. The Standers Affirmation was placed in the file at my request. My husband and I are at peace. We thank Rejoice Marriage Ministries so much." (Virginia)

"Five months ago, my husband admitted to having an affair and wanted a divorce. I praise God and I am so thankful that I found you. Your daily devotions have been a very important part of my survival. I have learned so much about the Holy Spirit, Prayer, Faithfulness, Righteousness, and the list goes on and on. There would be days when I was so discouraged, that I did not possibly know how I could go on and it seemed like ‘Charlene Cares' would know my feelings for the day. Thank God for the Holy Spirit. My husband came home this weekend and we are working on restoring our marriage. I will continue to let the Lord fight the battle, but I will always use my spiritual weapons." (Oklahoma)
“For the first time in over 20 years of marriage, I have received from my prodigal a dozen beautiful Red Roses for Valentines. The Lord must be working on this man's heart. We are making plans now for remarriage. All praise to His Glorious Name.” (England)

"My husband has decided to return to our family. After praying and fasting, even in those times when I was about to give up because I saw no change, God has performed a miracle. We are on a journey to complete restoration. I will continue to stand for my marriage, as well as those of members in my family. To God be the Glory." (Alabama)

“I was facing divorce last year. My husband struggled with constant infidelity. Now, our situation has turned completely around. We are back in love thanks to God stepping into our lives and our marriage.” (Illinois)

“Praise the Lord! I got my miracle. My spouse is coming home and the divorce dismissed! I had several years of crying out to the Lord day and night. I am so happy! I was in anguish crying out to the Lord God and heard a still small voice tell me to wait. After reading everything I could on God and marriage and studying scriptures about marriage. I told God I would wait as long as it took. Every time I experienced another obstacle I'd pray and remember what God said and my promise to Him. It looked hopeless. Finally after being forced to sign a court appearance paper I turned it completely over to God. This is when I saw the hand of God at work! Now when I look back, I see He's been working the whole time. Amazing! He is faithful. Never give up. God will do what He has promised! He is love. Learn to trust! My journey has only begun… But God! A scripture which really helped in the last month was Psalm 91:4.”  (Nebraska)

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