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 was praying for an Easter miracle. On Friday night (Good Friday) when I thought all was lost, my husband suddenly called and said he needed me. He said he needed to come home. He was done with the other person and really needed me. He had packed his car and was calling me from the road. God is faithful. All in His perfect timing." (New York)

"I want to thank you and praise the Lord for my husband coming home.  We still have a lot to work on. but he is back in the house. This morning he left for work and told me he loved me. Praise God for all he has done in me and my spouse. Thank you Lord for bringing him home. I pray that my husband will find God himself. Thank you again for your Charlyne Cares and the web site." (Oregon)

  “I fasted weekly and prayed every night for my husband’s salvation. We were divorced but he is now home. He feels God is calling him back. He says that he felt my prayers and cries. We are getting remarried this week.”  (Mississippi)  

"Last Saturday I felt weary after hearing my favorite television preacher speak about the conditions that allow for divorce. I cried out to the Lord telling Him that I needed a confirmation to keep me going. Five minutes later, my husband called to say that he's coming home. Praise You Jesus." (Philippines)

"My husband and I separated for several months. I was an emotional wreck. I began praying and believing God for my miracle. I later realized I had made my stand an idol. I asked God to forgive me for not appreciating Him and the life He had blessed me with, and for carrying on as if I could not live. That same night my husband came home. Bless the Lord." (Illinois)

"I would like to praise the almighty God for bringing my husband home last year during Easter. My dead and impossible marriage was resurrected with Jesus Christ. Standers please do not give up; our Lord is able to resurrect dead marriages if we believe in Him." (Tanzania)

"Praise be to our Almighty Lord. My spouse asked if he could come home. He will be moving in this week. He has shared that he is coming home out of obedience to the Lord. Our children are thrilled at the return of their father." (California)

“My suddenly happened last Sunday! My husband just showed up at our house and has been with us ever since! Our relationship is not where it needs to be, but we are together again. It was also our anniversary and he told me "Happy Anniversary!" God gets all the glory!  I continue to pray each day that God will help me to show the fruit of the Spirit daily to my husband: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. I will continue to leave this all in the Lord's hands.”  (Alabama)

"I want to thank you for your ministry. God led me to your site when I was losing hope and ready to give up on my marriage. I give Him all the glory. He brought my husband home last Friday. My husband told me he's very thankful that I didn't give up on him. Thank you for showing me that it's God's will to make a stand for my marriage covenant. God is so good. He remained faithful until He brought everything back to their righteous state." (California)

“It’s been a huge blessing since I came home. I've felt the Father’s love more now than I have ever felt. A lot of His love, mercy and grace I felt through my wife when I came home. I was expecting an angry, bitter wife but got the complete opposite. She loved on me and prayed for me and made sure I didn't feel the guilt of what I have done. I just want to encourage everyone that prayer is powerful and they are being heard. I kid you not, when I was gone, I would feel her praying for me and I would start to feel conviction. I encourage you to keep praying and that your prayers are being heard.”  (Returned Prodigal in Florida)

“PTL! Our Father which art in Heaven! Yes, He has been working in our marriage. My husband and I have been separated for some years. We talk everyday and God’s divine healing hands are on my husband’s heart. My husband texted me to tell me good night, using the nickname he gave me many years ago, and we have been dating. To God be the glory. Don’t give up on God, He won’t give up on you. Wait on the Lord. Psalm 40:1 (NKJV) I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. The smallest things mean so much. God is in control. He loves you, your spouse and children. Be encouraged!” (Georgia)
"My husband came home last night, praise the Lord. We just talked a lot. Please continue to pray for us as we come back together and seek help to stay together." (Georgia)

"God has brought my husband and I back together. I can see God making improvements in my husband and also in me. Thank You Father for all that You do." (Oklahoma)

"My husband has been home for seven weeks. Our family relationships from before have been replaced by relationships founded on the rock of our Heavenly Father. We attended last evening's communion service with two of our girls. There was an altar call, which isn't the norm for communion Sunday, and my husband, our daughter and I all went forward. This was a call to those who had been called to minister and serve the Lord." (California)

“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) 

"I have a praise report. After 15 months of waiting and praying, my husband came home to a loving, changed woman. God worked on me mercifully and He is currently working on changes and healing in my husband. It is scary, confusing and unnerving at times because I don't know what to do or say, but I do know that the Lord is with me and drawing my husband nearer to Him. We are learning to love each other again. Without your devotions I could not have made it!"

"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)

“When my stand was just beginning, I received some nice dresses from my sister. One was a beautiful ivory one. When I tried it on, I pictured myself renewing my vows in it and prayed that would come to reality one day. My prodigal returned ten months ago, but I never told him of that prayer request. Monday he asked if I would like to renew our vows next month on our anniversary. He has already contacted our preacher & reserved the church for that day! We called our family and all are almost as excited as we are. 'All things are possible to him who believes.' All praise and glory belong to God.” (Texas)

“God did what ONLY He can do! My husband is home after six months. He gave notice on his apartment in December but was adamant he was not coming home until January, 2014. The year 2013 was declared for my local church the Year of Completion. I was believing God that my husband would be home by December 31st. Last month he had a seizure and was in the hospital. Once released, he moved out of his apartment and has been home since. I went to a counseling session today and he came along. I told him he didn't have to say anything. He ended up getting involved and guess what, he's coming to the next session! I am still in awe because our situation looked completely impossible but with God ALL things are possible. Keep the faith, stand firm - even if you have to stand alone believing for your covenant partner. He's not perfect and neither am I, but we serve a perfect God who can turn the heart of any. Prayer changes things! Lord help me to zip my lips and to look to You ALWAYS!”  (Virginia)

My spouse came home months ago because he had no job. He is seeing the Lord work. Today, my husband got a job minutes after I had prayed for a door to open. God never fails. He has used this time to work in my husband's heart, to finish the good work He has started. I give Him all praise and glory. (Florida)

"Praise the Lord my husband came home for Christmas. It was a complete surprise. God has been so good and faithful during this trial. He has given me many promises and scriptures. The Lord gently and patiently directed my steps. He has changed my heart for my husband and allowed me to love him unconditionally and deeper than ever. I am so to excited be on the path of restoration." (New Hampshire)

"God does answer our prayers. I divorced my husband. I believed everyone when they said he would never change and I even gave up on waiting for God to work in his life. I loved him and so wanted for our marriage to work. We dated and made a few attempts in ourselves to try to pull things together again. These failed miserably. God sent a friend my way. She introduced me to your ministry.With God's help, her prayers, and your daily encouragement, I began my stand for the restoration of my marriage and my husband to Christ.  my husband had a heart attack and our circumstances seemed evenmore serious. Two weeks ago, my husband moved out of the situation he was in. He is now situated in our home and soon I will be situated there also. We have a long road ahead and thank God for your book‘Standing after the Prodigal returns'  Had I not have read this, our first two weeks would probably have already been miserable.  iinstead Ihave been able to deal with these issues in a different light and pray through a lot of them. I thank God daily for bringing us back together and know that soon my husband will again be the man of God he is meant to be." (Oklahoma)

“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)

“Almost five years of separation, God has brought my husband home! He has been so faithful. I am so thankful for all that God has done in my own heart, in my family, in our marriage and in my husband’s heart. A few days prior to my spouse's return, God brought me to Isaiah 62:4. To all standers who want to give up, please don't. God's plan and purpose will prevail and you will be so blessed. You may not know it now, but your spouse is taking notice of all that you do and someday you will see the soft heart the Lord gives. Be blessed dear standers, fight the good fight for HE is faithful and He has called YOU!”  (New York)

"One year ago I found your site searching for help. I was facing separation and probable divorce. Two months ago my husband came back home and has agreed to marriage counseling. We are sharing a room and a bed once again; we are making plans for the future. It's tentative and slow going which is why I hadn't testified yet. But I felt God reprimand me for not sharing. God has worked a miracle and He is not done yet. Unless God builds the house it can't stand. I know he is working on the building and I praise his name and testify to all his blessings."  (Michigan)

"I kicked my husband out in a dramatic scene. That was my big mistake. I should never have taken things into my own hands. I should have gone to God first. After months of separation and waging a truly spiritual war against Satan, my husband came home for the Glory of God. I have turned my life to God and am grateful for what happened because it brought me to Him. Thank You, Father."  (Florida)

“God has done a series of miracles in my life, from converting me, to removing all that was keeping me from obeying Him, including my husband temporarily. But He is merciful and our promises will be fulfilled. After my husband had left us I didn't understand it at first. I was mad at God and I told Him what was on my mind. In these many months, God showed me who He really was, taught me faith in Him that I never knew before, reverence and peace through Him. I learned to be grateful for the little (that was more than enough) He gracefully provided. He humbled me and taught me patience that I desperately needed and didn't know how to get. Just this past week my husband asked to move back home but to the kids’ room and instead of fighting back I said YES and trusted in God. It has been a lot more difficult than when he wasn't home but God is giving me peace and wisdom as I pray and plead every day. His plan is the best plan.”  (Florida)

"It took a while, standing on God's promise and going through a divorce that just truly sucked the life out of me, but I stood on Hebrews 11:1; 'Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.' I prayed day and night, and finally God found the perfect time. My wife is coming home this weekend to stay, and yes, a marriage will be coming soon. Praise God for all His mercy." (Louisiana)

“PTL, my wife has returned! After some years away and many months of standing, she rededicated her life to Christ and is currently going through the fires of repentance. She has begun referring to me as her husband again and is speaking of a ministry that we need to start to help others. All standers need to know, never to give up! This came suddenly and in a period of extreme silence. BUT GOD kept bringing me back to being obedient each time I wanted to quit. There is so much to praise but I want it known that I've heard so much from her that sounded like I was listening to Bob's writings. All the times I thought things were 'perfect' on the other side of the mountain, she tells me she was never happy. She said how the Holy Spirit never left her alone and finally got so loud that she decided to have a mustard seed of faith to leave the OM and come home. Not out of love (but the rekindling by the Lord is taking place now) but out of obedience. Now the standing really begins. Never give up!”  (Kansas)

It has been ten days since my husband returned home suddenly. I thank God and your Ministry for helping me through such a trying time. This is definitely a joyous occasion, but I admit that I have to go not just daily but every couple of hours to the Lord for reassurance that all will be well. I'm thankful that I'm able to see how God is fighting on my behalf. (New York)

“My husband is on his way home after many years of separation and said to me the other day that he cannot wait to hold me in his arms again. We are only waiting on Gods provision for him to be able to get back to me which I know will come in Gods perfect timing and way. Praise God! Nothing is impossible for Him.”  (Australia)

“I came to your site searching for help when I found out how the devil was working out plans to destroy my marriage and family. Being a Christian, I did not know how to handle this but I am grateful to the Holy Spirit who guided me as I was encouraged, taught and strengthened to face the enemy. Despite a divorce some years ago, my marriage has been restored. We were remarried in February this year according to what our Great Lord had planned. 2013 is the year for change, new start and restoration. I have seen how God accomplished what He had started. To everyone in the same situations, please I beg you, don't lose hope. It was very difficult but great victory is assured in the mighty Name of Jesus.”  (Mauritius)

"On September 7 my spouse came home. I found out that he had been doing a lot of thinking and that he wanted to work on us getting back together. I prayed scriptures with (husband’s) name and my name in them, for us both to be changed. Praise God, He gave me a new home and my husband back! God is faithful to His word; it will not return back void." (Tennessee)

“Thank You Lord. My husband came home on Valentine's Day. We still have a long way to go for healing and rebuking princes and principalities, but at least, my other half is standing with me at home. That's a huge part of the battle to victory. Please keep praying for us to regain the honor and level of respect that we should have for each other as spouses.”  (Illinois)

"The Lord blessed our marriage with the return of my wife five years ago. I want to encourage each of you to never give up even when things seem dark. Some of my best growing as a believer is in those times when all I had to cling to was God and His promises. When doubts arise seek prayer and God's Word. God's timing is always perfect, right now you have a great opportunity to grow in your walk, to build your faith. After five years my heart still rejoices when I read the restoration of marriages. You are being prepared for something greater." (Florida)

“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 separated for a number of months. The situation appeared hopeless. One day I stumbled upon this ministry and felt the Lord leading me to stand for my marriage. I wasn't even sure what that meant, but I surrendered my life completely to the Lord. He led me and embraced me through every tearful, lonely night. My husband told me when he left that he wasn't coming back, but I knew the Lord would restore what we had lost. He did that and more. It has been nearly two years since my husband has come back home. Our marriage is stronger than ever. Believe what the Lord has promised, and consider that He is moving even when our eyes fail to see it. The separation was awful, but God used it for our good, to fix what we couldn't. What He did for us, He will do for you. Bless the Lord!”  (Texas)

“Men, it is difficult for us to wait for a prodigal wife. Images come to our mind that kill us. But STOP! They are lies from the enemy. I had many months of complete and utter silence from my wife until I gave in to God's will and trust. One month later she came back with tears, fear, and a greater love. Remember to pick up your cross and follow Christ. God will renew your home, just as He is rebuilding mine. Amen!”  (Texas)

"Last Thanksgiving my husband of 15 years came home from his job in another state to inform me that our marriage was over. It was hopeless. He was tired of the pain and wanted to be happy. I didn't know he had been unhappy; it was a shock to me. His isolation in a 'far country' allowed him to be deceived. He became the proverbial prodigal. I cried out to God and sought God's direction in His Word. I didn't know what standing was, but that is what He had me do. I travailed in prayer and fasted. I prayed that God would turn his heart toward home again. He did, but, my husband was double minded. I used spiritual warfare, rebuking and binding demonic forces, and I pleaded the Blood of Jesus over my husband. Over the past year, I have seen him change back into the sweet loving sane husband he used to be. This Thanksgiving he is eager to come home and just enjoy his family life. During that very trying time, I read "Charlyne Cares" every day. It was such a source of strength, encouragement, and direction for me. There were times when I just wanted to give up, or let him have it, or whatever. But, the daily devotionals stabilized me to stand." (New York)

“Hallelujah! After being a prodigal wife for almost two years, God had blessed me with a softened heart. Much to my dismay, my standing husband suddenly changed. He was no longer interested in me. Deeply saddened and hurt, I lost hope with another woman being in the picture. I started to pray like I never did before. My children prayed often. I asked others to pray for my family if they hadn't already been doing so. Then a weekend of unfortunate events led to a sudden change of heart for my husband. It only took a few days for God to soften his heart and bring him back home. We are all under the same roof again and loving each minute. We've vowed to keep God in our lives and pray for all marriages. I give God all the glory. Don't ever give up! Keep standing!”  (Florida)

"I am praising Jesus. My husband and I are spending time together. We are now on the way to a restored marriage. He still needs to surrender to Jesus. I am confident that He who began a good work in my husband will complete it. We plan to buy a new home with Jesus leading and directing our steps. God has begun to restore relationships with our children and our grandchildren are thrilled to have grandpa back in their lives. We celebrated our granddaughter's birthday. It’s amazing just as God promised me. I keep looking to the Lord who will bring my husband back to Him. Thanks, Bob and Charlyne for your help." (Arizona)

"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)

"After being separated over a year, God is in the process of restoring my marriage. My husband is living at home again on the weekends and works out of town all week. God has done this, despite the fact that my husband had an affair, a non-covenant child, left me, left the ministry and our church. But God is faithful. What God has promised, He is also able to perform."  (Texas)

“A week before Christmas a few years ago, my wife had enough. I got the dreaded call on the phone that I was no longer wanted, needed or loved. My prayer, hope and desire was to get my wife and children back. I searched the Word for whatever scriptures I could find that supported what God's will was for my situation. I've was separated for two years with many months going by that my wife wouldn't even let me see or talk to my children. I continued to pray for my wife, to pay her on time, to give her cards of encouragement and reminded her whenever appropriate that I did not want a divorce, that I was committed to the end. This marriage looked as dead as it could get in the flesh. Two weeks ago I received a call from my wife and she had enough of running things her own way. She was convicted to turn back to God and her husband and wanted to what is right. She said the phrase that melts the heart of every prodigal's loved ones, 'I want to come home.' God's timing was perfect.” (Florida)
“After a failed restoration attempt, the Lord really started to work on me. I learned about my stubbornness, how to be a better wife, homemaker and mother, and most importantly, how to lean completely on Him, The process was painful for me, as I had made my husband an idol. Then the Lord worked mightily in my husband. My husband came back home on Christmas. Full restoration is taking place. I want to tell anyone who had a failed restoration attempt, do not give up. Just press on. The failing might be because there are still changes to be made.” (United Kingdom)

"Labor Day weekend my husband threw me out of our house, saying he wanted a divorce. He had never treated me this way before. I found Rejoice Marriage Ministries and found hope and my way back to God. I have prayed and fasted, and now my husband is asking me on dates and we see each other a few times a week. Although my husband insists we live apart until he sorts through his issues, I am so thankful to God. I feel my husband and I are going to reconcile. Praise be to God." (Ohio)

"My husband came home New Year's Day because he said this is where he belonged. He is with me and our children but he still has feelings for other woman. I am praying over him every chance I get thru the night. The first step is he came back, and now, I need to zip the lips and pray, pray, pray. This battle is far from over, but it is a step in the right direction. We have an awesome God and prayer has never been as real as it is right now." (Arizona)

“Eight months ago our God restored my marriage just before the  divorce could be finalized. What I tried to do in four months, God did in four weeks! As a man in this world it was a challenge to forgive and accept my wife's return. But the Lord has taken my hand and guided me through. The more I let go and let God, the more God does. I’ve learned to be dependent on God and not myself. God has not just restored my marriage to its past way, but I see Him working and revealing to me and her what He wants to do in our marriage. Standers, God is with you. He will not delay. He loves you and will bless you in so many ways. As my wife and I draw nearer to God, the more Satan’s attacks become defeated by God. Bad memories have less impact and days have become more fulfilling and abundant with joy.”  (Texas)

"After many months of separation, my husband is home and is going to church with me. I started off with little faith, but I held on to Bible scripture and I started preaching the Word of God to anyone who would hear me. My faith grew as I shared the teachings I was learning. God is a merciful, loving God, who will not leave His faithful servants in shame." (Florida)

I have had hardly no contact with my husband. Yesterday he called and said he loved me and wants to get back together. The Lord is so faithful. My situation looked hopeless, but I kept going by God's Word to walk by faith and not by sight. I didn't see anything happening, but I didn't have to because God had His plan all along. I thank my Lord Jesus.” (Georgia)
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