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!

Charlyne, I must admit that the peace I have is because I began to pray and trust my Lord. I asked God to do His will and to help me. I needed to trust that God was going to do His will and I somehow knew that my husband was going to give our marriage a chance. (posted 11/20/2004)
"I found this ministry a year ago, and decided to stand. My husband had decided he wanted a divorce and everyone told me to move on. I spoke God's promises daily and decided that no matter what I would trust God first. My husband woke up one day last week and his eyes were opened, just as I had been praying for months! He has cancelled the divorce, and is moving home. God is good, and it was worth every bit of the suffering to have my spouse home again!" (Connecticut) (posted 1/28/2011)

“I have been standing for some months now and my suddenly happened today. My wife and I really hadn't spoken because of a court order. But the order was dissolved last week and she got in contact to tell me that that she didn't want me back home. Within a week she had hit a lot of financial problems and had asked for my help. She texted me and she said she would go to the courts on Monday to do an immediate dismissal of the divorce. I thank God that she said that but I'm a little scared that she is doing it only because she can't do it financially. Please continue to pray that God softens her heart. Stay strong standers. God does hear our prayers. John 11:41-42.”  (Florida)

(posted 11/25/2013)
"Your ministry was the first thing I found the night I prayed for guidance on what the Lord wanted me to do in marriage. I was separated 16 months from a 23 year marriage. Your e-mail encouraged me so much through this journey. I know that the Lord will bless you abundantly for your unconditional love to his families. My husband is home. Yes Bob, he is wounded but praise God He will finish what He started. Every day God is giving me miracles through my husband. He also came home physically needing help. I consider it an honor to be there for him. You sent me your book on God does heal hurting marriages and hurting bodies. What a BLESSING !!!I know the Lord will restore his health totally!!! PRAISE GOD MY MIRACLE CAME HOME!!! In fact I told my husband that today!!! The day before he came home he said "You do realize that I am coming home with nothing, do you understand that?" I said "Probably more than you may think I do." One day he will read and hear the tapes of what I had learned while he was gone. Right now I am not asking questions just listening. It is an honor to wait on him and care for him." (posted 11/20/2004)

"After four years of standing through trials and tribulations, my husband is home. Praise God. On Sunday at church God told me that it was granted and my husband came home this week. I give all of the praise to God because through all of this I became closer to Him and I am thankful for all of it. My family is back together for the Holidays and many more to come. Thank you, for your words of encouragement, love, and support. My prayers will continue to go up for those standers still waiting. God answers prayers, Amen." (Texas)

(posted 11/21/2006)

"Praise God, I did not give up on my spouse. God wouldn't let me even though almost daily I begged Him to give me permission to let go. He promised me that my husband would be His and I held on to that promise. God was faithful and saw me through these hard times. Today my husband is home with me and my children, attends church with us, and is being transformed. Thank You Jesus."  (Virginia)

(posted 9/22/2006)
“God is great and merciful. My husband was going to leave me and move in with the OW, but it didn’t happen.  I was praying and fasting and God was working on the other side of the mountain. My husband is at home, praise be to God. Now my journey begins. I ask the Lord for strength, patience and forgiveness daily for all those involved. Praise be to the Lord. Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?’  John 11:40 (NKJV).”  (Mexico) (posted 2/16/2015)

 "My prodigal was in the far county for months, then suddenly everything changed. What God has promised He will fulfill no matter what the enemy is saying. We are over a year into our restoration. My husband has thanked me for standing for him and our marriage."  (California)

(posted 6/29/2007)
“God has used this trial to rescue me from the pit. Day by day, the Lord is revealing Himself and gently helping me to build a relationship with Him. His grace has been sufficient. There is nothing more fulfilling and peaceful than walking with the Lord. His Word is life. My prodigal husband is back home since last month and I continue to pray for his salvation. Yesterday, for the first time in years, he went to church with us as a family. God is answering all my prayers in His own timing. I continue to pray for the salvation of all prodigals worldwide, for the restoration on the solid rock of Christ Jesus of my marriage and all marriages. Psalm 126:1-6.”  (Maryland) (posted 11/3/2014)

“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)

(posted 9/16/2013)
“God is so good! After being separated from my husband for a couple years, I am pleased to say that our marriage has been restored. It has not been easy, but I realize once I gave up and stopped trying to fix things myself and let God work for me, everything just fell into place. My spouse and I went from not being able to have a five minute conversation without arguing, to spending entire days just laughing. I’ve become appreciative of the trials our marriage faced, because the joy brought by the restoration is greater than every tear I’ve ever cried over my marriage. Keep faith in God. He will make your marriage better than you have ever imagined. The Lord stated that when He restores He outdoes himself. I never could have dreamed this was what He had in store for us.” (Michigan) (posted 10/13/2014)
“Your ministry has been such a blessing to me as I have walked through places of healing and learning with My Lord. It is so comforting to know there isn't a day that I will not hear from you. I am so thankful for what my Lord is doing in my life and my husband and my daughter. He is healing and working out the restoration of my marriage and my family. My husband has begun the healing with God and has recently told me that he is praying and is asking God's help to restore our family. God is in control. Praise Him for loving us so very much.” (Florida) (posted 2/17/2006)
"I just wanted to drop you a note. I had been standing for my marriage for the last 5 years, and three weeks ago God restored it. I say restored, but that doesn't seem quite the right word, because what He is doing is something that is so "new". He's building a relationship that really never was. It is pure, and thoughtful, yet strong and real. "Somehow only about a couple of months ago someone sent me something from your website, and I subscribed. I wish I had been aware of your ministry during the whole 5 year period. It was so very encouraging, yet God was so faithful that He used many, many people and resources during that time. (posted 11/20/2004)
"After being gone for many weeks, my husband returned home. I give all the glory to God because I know that it was through Him and continual prayer that brought my prideful husband back to our family. Although my husband is still not saved and still works with the other woman, I know that God is in control and it is His battle, not mine. So all standers, be still and know that He is God and He is doing amazing things. Remember all things are possible with God. (California)
(posted 8/30/2012)

"My husband has been home for several months. Last week he took it upon himself to pay our household bills, something he has not done for years. What I expected to see happening in the restoration of this marriage, is not how the Lord is working things. I have been praying daily for my husband and big changes are happening all around me. Prayer does work." (Wisconsin)

(posted 1/11/2007)

"My spouse and I have been back together for several months after divorce, and I thank God. I was in a car accident and my spouse was there to support me. I realized that he still loves me. I'm still standing for my marriage." (Arizona)

(posted 12/8/2007)
"After a year of standing, my marriage is now restored. My husband came out for a month in January, and ended up staying here and not flying back home. He was worried about a job, but I told him that the Lord would provide. Today he went for an interview and will be a bus driver. Although we still have much ahead of us, the miracles that have come before our family are amazing. We are now a family again." (Kansas) (posted 2/4/2005)

“My husband is finally home! It was a long, hard journey but God answered my prayers. We were separated for about a year and during that time God led me to this web site. I studied His Word like never before, prayed, and cried out to Him and He comforted me. He showed me that He could/would be my guide, strength, provider, friend, healer, and my all in all. There were many days that I wanted to give up; things seemed hopeless but He never left me. I want to tell anyone who may be going through a separation or divorce to hang in there and God is faithful. He hears all your cries and is able and willing to answer your prayers. Put your trust in Him. Draw close to Him and build your relationship with Him and He will take care of your spouse. But I caution you, He may show you some things about yourself first. Open yourself up to God and He will do the impossible. I will forever stand and pray for marriages everywhere.”  (Missouri)

(posted 3/17/2014)
“The Lord is faithful. My spouse and I have been living separate lives under one roof. We were sleeping in separate bedrooms but I had faith in the God who says in His Word He hates divorce. My husband had gone to the lawyer and wanted a divorce before end of December. Instead, one morning he woke me up saying he is sorry and wants a fresh start. God is great and I know with Him by our side, happiness will be restored in our home and family. God is faithful, just hold to His Word.”  (Zimbabwe) (posted 1/12/2015)

"My wife told me she wanted a divorce. I got a lot of advice from family and friends to move on and give her a divorce, but God kept telling me he would restore our marriage. Praise God, He blessed us with a miracle and brought my wife home. We are getting marriage counseling and building our relationship God's way. Thank You Jesus." (Colorado)

(posted 11/2/2007)

“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) 

(posted 11/19/2012)

“Praise Jesus, my wife has returned home after many months of separation. Yes, it sometimes seemed hopeless, but I cried out to God. Jesus not only returned my wife home but has given me and our family a new life. Our life will now be built on the Rock. There is a lot to do but now we will be doing it with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Do not give up, cry out to the Lord. I will always remember with a smile Charlyne’s words when she says we shouldn't trust what we see with our eyes and hear with our ears when Jesus is our refuge: ‘.. it does not matter.’”  (Finland) 

(posted 2/20/2013)
(posted 11/17/2014)

"After years of separation, my husband returned home the day before Thanksgiving. Our boys and I had hardly heard from him in months and now, suddenly, he is home. I am praising God for this miracle. I am so thankful that God did not give up on my husband and even arranged a divine appointment with a pastor who spoke the truth to him, which was one of my specific prayers for him. I am thankful that God kept me standing and praying for my husband through some very difficult times. I can't look back on anything that I have gone through and say that it was not worth it when I think my husband was lost and now is found. I know that God will continue to be with us as we deal with all the issues that come with our restoration. God is faithful and nothing is impossible for Him." (Washington State)

(posted 12/1/2006)

"I am so blessed. My husband has been home for several months. Our children and I stood on God's Word and His promises. We didn't listen to well meaning opinions, but only what God was saying. His Word is true." (Oklahoma)

(posted 5/30/2008)

“All glory to God - my husband and I are restored! Praise God he moved out and into an apartment just a short way from us and we joined as members of a family and him as the main member as it should be. God has taken so much pain and turned it into an amazing love for him and one another. Thank You God from the bottom of our hearts. Amen.”  (South Africa)

(posted 11/14/2012)

“After many months in the far country, my husband came home suddenly! Praise God! We are very happy! He is very loving and we are enjoying spending time together and with the children. All God's promises are Yes and Amen. His Word does not come back to Him void. I pray that God continues to draw my husband and my children to himself with cords of love. He is restoring a very close relationship with our brothers and sisters and restoring our home. We are working together as a team on our property and exercising and doing things together. Our God is a God of restoration! "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added unto you" Matthew 6:33. Thank you so much to Charlyne and all the team for giving me the assurance to stand in the gap for our marriage in the face of skepticism by others.”  (Australia)

(posted 7/21/2013)

“Praise God! I have finally heard the words that I have prayed for. My husband is coming home! After a year of separation, God has moved my mountain. Trusting in God doesn't sound easy, but with self discipline, praying on the full armor of God daily and never speaking negativity has given me the joy and patience I need. I wish I could express to the ones who are struggling to stand, just how much it works. The enemy tried to lie every minute of every day, but when I spent more time in thanking God instead of fighting the enemy, my life changed. God will do right for those who love him. He wants me to be happy, he wants my children to have a father here to comfort them. But we had to learn to love God first. God is jealous. As soon as I started feeling the need to read more scriptures, sing more praise songs, give him the praise for all the simple things, my life changed! My husband still has some legal issues to deal with, but he has spoken the words and planted the seed I will water!”  (Arizona)

(posted 2/12/2013)

"My husband left our home after 35 years of marriage and said he would never be back. I was devastated and sought the Lord for answers. He told me to stand for my marriage and although it was one of the most difficult periods of my life, I grew in leaps and bounds spiritually and otherwise. One year later, the Lord brought him home and he has been home for three years now. The Lord's grace has been sufficient and this last May we renewed our vows. Today we will celebrate an early Thanksgiving with our grown children and 12 beautiful grandchildren. Our job was to make the pumpkin pies and turkey for the dinner and just listening to him whistling as he cooked and the excitement of a family gathering that could only be possible with the Lord, filled me with such joy. There has been such healing in our family and we now will leave a legacy for our children and grandchildren that wouldn't have been possible four or five years ago. My husband will do a solo for our church at Christmas called "Come Home." It is about the journey of the prodigal son and the Father's love for him. God is able to do all things. Nothing is too hard for him!" (Pennsylvania)

(posted 11/17/2006)

"I received my summons for divorce during the week, and I have prayed and prayed for my husband to return. On the weekend my husband told me that he loves me and does not want the divorce to go through. We still have a long way to go, but with God on my side I know that we can work all our problems out." (South Africa)

(posted 11/23/2007)
“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) (posted 2/18/2005)
"Praise the Lord, after 13 months my prodigal returned from the far country.  I read to treat your spouse Christlike and be obedient to God's Word and let Him guide me. I allowed God to become my intimate partner and made my bedroom my sanctuary where I could read Charlene Cares email and meditate with no interruptions. I learned to really pray and lean on God and not the flesh. I realized I had always been too needy and was a bottomless pit in relationship to my spouse. I changed, and my prodigal sensed the new me.  The joy in knowing that I was being obedient to God's word catapulted my whole family into the process of a healed marriage.   (Louisiana) (posted 3/27/2009)

“God has suddenly brought my spouse home. Our daughter announced we're getting back together to her teacher. Her teacher came to tell me she heard the good news and then she shared that ever since she was four-years-old she has been wishing that her parents would reunite. Divorce impacts a child their entire life.”  (Missouri)

(posted 8/30/2012)
“I want to give all the praise and glory to God because my situation seemed hopeless. When my wife told me she was torn between me and her love for another man, it was soul destroying. I completely blamed myself and was lost as to what to do. But praise God, because I immediately found this website. God used the teaching here to turn my anger to love and I let my wife go. I had to place this in God’s hands. That was 18 months ago. Today, I can report that my wife never left! She broke things off with the OM and the Lord has been restoring us this past year. My wife even started attending church with me again! Her heart is still softening towards God but every day I see change. I will pray for other standers always.” (Australia) (posted 10/13/2014)
"Praise God, my prodigal came hom.  One year ago, New Year's eve, I prayed for direction from God. He told me to prepare my house for my husband. I made the decision to stand for our marriage right then and there. The holidays were hard.  My husband did spend Christmas with me and the kids. Then this year, right after New Year's, he called and asked if he could come to the house. I said he was always welcome. He wanted to come home. He's been home since and I praise God for His perfect timing. Yesterday was my birthday and my husband gave me a card, thanking me for loving him through all of this.  He said that just makes him love me more. I know we have a lot of hard work ahead of us, but with God's help, we can do it. Thanks to Bob and Charlyne for the daily email to keep my focus where it needed to be-on God.  He really does heal hurting marriages."  (Pennsylvania)
(posted 1/26/2007)

“Glory to the Lord! God was faithful and He has given me a new hubby. The words ‘Promise of Restoration’ in June 2008 from Jeremiah 33 gave me the strength to trust and believe in Jesus for His perfect timing and restoration. God has returned me a new hubby who loves me more than before. Our God is a God of miracles and restoration.”  (Singapore)

(posted 4/28/2013)

"Miracles do happen. My wife and I were separated. I was the one who caused the problems, but became the stander for the marriage. I was saved and became a true Christian. My marriage was restored a few months ago. Nothing that happened regarding the restoration was my doing, I gave my marriage to God and in His time He restored our marriage." (New York)

(posted 2/26/2010)
“The Lord heard and answered my prayers in healing our broken family and dead marriage. My faith was really strengthened. With God all things are possible. Keep on praying, God will answer all our prayers in His perfect timing.”  (United Arab Emirates) (posted 1/27/2015)

"I praise and thank the Lord as He brought my husband home to us last night. I am so thankful for my deepened relationship with my Lord and for being made a new creature in Christ. May I never forget this experience or become lazy, but worship and grow with our Lord every day. For it was Him alone that brought my beloved husband home." (Maryland)

(posted 9/26/2008)
"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) (posted 11/20/2004)
"December 4 was 'D Day' for me. All my prayers were answered. My prodigal husband just showed up and rang the doorbell and asked if he could return home. He was living in the far country and things were not working. My husband, who does not enjoy reading, is reading Bob’s “Prodigals Do Come Home” and has told me three times how much he is enjoying it and absorbing the material. Thanks for the wonderful email that help guide my footsteps. Praise to God who granted this miracle." (Louisiana) (posted 1/28/2005)

"My prodigal has been moving back home since Christmas. Around Valentine's weekend we attended a marriage seminar. I can hardly believe my eyes, after standing for 15 years. Thank you for today's message about waiting for the LORD's timing. It's hard to wait, but we can't hasten it any more than one can 'help' a butterfly come forth from its cocoon without doing harm to it."  (Pennsylvania)

(posted 8/30/2012)

“Just a few weeks ago I submitted a testimony that was shared with other standers explaining that my ex-husband told me he loved me, was in love with me, always had been, and always would be. The timing of his message was amazing...just minutes after praying to God asking Him to please send me a huge and clear sign He was working in my ex-husband's heart...that I was struggling in my faith and needed that. Now I am beyond thankful and thrilled to share that my ex-husband and I are together and will be stronger in our faith and our relationship because of our struggle. I better understand God, love, and forgiveness.”  (Kentucky)

(posted 5/9/2014)

“It was only a year ago when my husband delivered his speech, ‘I love you, but I'm not in love with you.’ It was eight months ago when he gathered our children to tell them he was moving out. It was five months ago, he filed for divorce. However, with God ALL things are possible. I found this ministry and began praying for my prodigal and our marriage. God showed me what my part in the destruction of our marriage was. In February, my husband came home suddenly! Now, with Christ as our center, we are moving forward, and will be celebrating 18 years this summer! Thanks be to God!"  (Texas)

(posted 4/28/2013)

"My husband has been home for nine months. All the praise goes to the Lord. I continue to stand on the promises of Jesus to rebuild our marriage on the solid rock of Jesus Christ and restore the love in our marriage. I give glory to the Lord who answers prayers." (New York)

(posted 9/19/2008)
"My husband turned away from God and is living a sinful life. He left our marriage. I am not only praying for my marriage restoration, but also for the salvation of my cousin's husband. He and my cousin's husband are God's lost sheep. My cousin's husband has been saved. He not only quit drinking, but staying home with her and not seeing his mistress. He now asked my cousin to go to church with him. I am so happy even though my husband is still unsaved. I have the faith that God will save my marriage too." (California) (posted 5/20/2005)

"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)

(posted 8/8/2008)
"I first heard of Rejoice Ministries through Focus on the Family. I was so desperate, I would try almost anything to restore my broken marriage. I sent you a picture of the two of us together for prayer. One year passed, then another, then another. I had given up hope, but as my hope was failing, God gave me a scripture, Isaiah 62:5. I claimed that entire chapter. I held on to that promise, I took it personal, I prayed for the Word to come real in my life. I put God in remembrance of his word. I read it every day! "I had moved on to someone else, thinking my ex-husband had re-married someone else. I got on with my life. I started doing volunteer work, taking exercise classes, meeting other people. Then it happens. My ex-husband called me and we started talking as friends. The calls continued. To make a long story short, we are re-married. It was not my doing or his, it was God. God has proved His love for me in so many ways, I could never tell it all! Tell all the standers, when God gives them a promise, hold on to it!" (Illinois) (posted 11/20/2004)
“My prodigal wife came back after four months. Praise the Lord. We talked through our issues that we had before and realized that with God it is so possible not to just correct our relationship, but also to be abundantly blessed as a family if we step up in faith to God and ask Him to help us. We are back on the right track and God is the only One who made it happen. He will perform miracles for those who love Him and believe in His greatness. Thank You Jesus.” (Vermont) (posted 8/5/2005)

Praise Jesus, it has been months since my husband left and said he would never be back, but the Lord is good and my husband is home. The change did not only come in him, but it came also in me. I placed my trust in Jesus Christ to help me withstand the pain and suffering, and as usual Jesus does not fail His children. I am praising the Lord. (Georgia)

(posted 5/2/2008)
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