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!

"Last December I remarried my husband after being divorced for years. God is so good. He even blessed us with our first new home that we moved into in December as well. Our marriage has been wonderful, but the bumps we've experienced along the way are reminders that we can never stop praying for our marriages because we have an enemy that seeks to steal, kill and destroy. Praise the Lord."  (Florida)

(posted 1/19/2007)
"I just finished Christmas dinner with my husband and two sons and their families. Thanks be to God and also to Rejoice Ministries for the support I received as I waited over 5 years for my husband to come home. The wait was well worth it and I praise God daily for my restored marriage." (Pennsylvania) (posted 11/20/2004)
“Indeed we serve a faithful God! My restoration is here. After living with an in-house prodigal for months, God turned things around and I actually went to church with my husband and children as a family. The greatest part of it was, he went forward when the pastor called all those who felt called by God into ministry to come forward to be prayed for. It was confirmation of what I’d heard from some of his friends who had seen his transformation. I know the battle is still on but praise God that when we call He hears us. I prayed on Job 33:14-18, 26-28 and also Hosea 2:6-7. Standers, don’t lose hope. The devil intensifies close to the end of the tunnel but we serve a bigger God who will see us through.”  (Ghana) (posted 4/7/2015)

"I want to praise God. He is so faithful. My husband asked me to come back home. I have been home several weeks now, and feel closer to my husband than in the past. Our restoration is still in its infancy, but I know God is with us, and I can let things blow over that would have set me off before. Not only has He softened my husband's heart, but mine as well. God is so faithful."  (North Carolina)

(posted 10/3/2008)
“I would like to thank God for what He is doing in my life. Just a week ago my prodigal husband told me to move on with my life and that he didn’t want anything to do with our marriage. Seven days later the Lord spoke to him and sent him right to me. He showed up at the front door of our home SUDDENLY. He is now saying that he always wanted our marriage and is planning to move back home. Glory be to God for what He has done. If He did it for me, He CAN and WILL do it for you.”  (North Carolina) (posted 1/27/2015)
“God stands on His promises, trust His timing. My husband is back home and we have a new marriage. We are building it with God at the foundation. My husband was not a believer, but God works miracles. Keep your eyes on Jesus and live by faith. When listening to the world and looking for clues of restoration, I was constantly anxious and depressed. Listen to the Word and look to God. Your spouse is coming back.”  (Connecticut) (posted 10/30/2014)

"After three years of separation, the Lord brought my spouse back home. He left me to raise our daughter alone while he pursued his selfish dreams and desires. He was truly blinded by the rulers of  this dark world. But God! After having almost no contact for the first year, through many tears and prayers, God changed his heart.  We began to communicate and even began dating. It often gets hard on this road to restoration, and often I want to give up, but God continues to push me forward through His words and encouragement. I know that God's hand is still at work. I thank God and praise Him as this Thanksgiving is my birthday and I will be able to celebrate it with my husband, daughter and our extended family in our home."  (New York)

(posted 11/21/2006)

"Nothing compares to the promise we have in Jesus. After years of separation and divorce, my prodigal and I were remarried one month ago. A year ago, there was no indication of reconciliation. He was still trying to marry someone else. He started the journey home and a few months later was talking about our future. I never took off my wedding band during the journey and now I have a new one with rubies because my husband says I am the Proverbs woman whose price is far above rubies. I wear them both. God is faithful to perform what He what He has promised." (Illinois)

(posted 8/4/2006)

My husband filed for divorce and we were suppose to be in court, but I stood and told him we were not getting a divorce. I have prayed for him ever since I started standing. I have almost given up many times, but God would not let me. Yesterday my husband called and told me he was cancelling the court case and is coming to Germany with our children. He is willing to make our marriage work. Thank you, Lord. 'For nothing is impossible with God.' (Luke 1:37) Amen.  (Germany)

(posted 9/1/2006)

"I stumbled across your web site years ago when my marriage was falling apart and I was desperately seeking some sort of answer to my pain. You pointed me back to God. Thank you. My husband and I are now enjoying the beginnings of a newly restored marriage. God brought us back together just in time to be a united front against the devil's attack on my health. The day after I got my diagnosis, I received the email from you about the new healing newsletter. God has already promised to heal me and the beautiful thing is that now I know how to trust Him for it. I learned how to rely on and truly trust God when standing for my marriage. Isn't it wonderful how God prepares us for every step in our journey with Him?" (Missouri)

(posted 8/30/2012)
“My husband divorced me after 25 years of marriage. On Thanksgiving, he told me that he loved me and wanted to remarry and was grateful for the unconditional love and support that I'd shown. We have been dating and he says we will probably be remarried by spring. I am praying that the ceremony will occur on the same date and time of our first marriage. This past weekend we were looking at engagements rings. I am in a daze. It is like in Psalms 126:1; 'When the Lord turned again the captivity...we were like them that dream...' Had I not had the support and encouragement of Rejoice Marriage Ministries, my hope would have been cast away. Jesus, the Resurrected, does resurrect relationships.” (Illinois) (posted 1/13/2006)
“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) (posted 1/21/2005)

My husband came home seven months ago. He was in a non-covenant relationship. God revealed to me that He would force him home. That’s just what happened when the other woman threw him out. God is still working on healing our marriage, but He has promised me that my husband is home to stay. I am believing that God will heal and make this marriage better that I can imagine. God does heal hurting marriages. I praise and thank him for all He has done, and is still doing." (California)

(posted 11/23/2006)
"Last year my husband told me that he had fallen out of love with me and he wanted to be with someone else. This angered and hurt me in a way that I have never known pain but it has strengthened my relationship with God. My husband is now pursuing reconciliation with God, and with me. I am truly thankful for God's guidance and mercy in both our lives. I am so happy that we are both rejoicing about celebrating our union on our three year anniversary."  (Georgia)
(posted 4/17/2011)
"Praise the Lord! My husband came home during revival week at our church! God received all the glory that day as I gave testimony of my returned prodigal at service! It was unexpected and wonderful! God is so amazing and faithful! God will do what He says He will do in His perfect timing! I am a firm believer and a walking example! With God all things are possible!" (Indiana) (posted 1/19/2011)

“I was the prodigal when my husband and I separated. When I realized I had made a grave mistake, he no longer wanted to reconcile. By then, he had met another woman and was moving toward divorce. I began standing for my marriage for years. I committed to a prayer vigil each morning and every night before bed. In it, I thanked God for bringing my husband back. I prayed as if my prayers had already been answered. I was sustained in my faith through Charlyne Cares, despite continued advice from friends, family and church ministers to seek a speedy divorce. I refused to listen to the naysayers. I told everyone, ‘Thank you for your concern but my husband and I will be together again one day.’ That day has come! My husband and I are reunited and our marriage is stronger than ever. Stand firm all you Standers. Pray and believe without doubt. Even when our prayers are delayed, it is an opportunity to stand on God's Word in faith.”  (Maryland)

(posted 6/18/2013)

"Thank You, Lord, for the miracle You gave to my family. My husband has been taking steps toward home and moved his remaining things home last weekend. He had even filed for divorce, but never followed through. He told me the Holy Spirit never stopped speaking to his heart and that he loves me and is so grateful for me never giving up on him. Thank you for the tapes that would suddenly appear in my mailbox at the most needed time. Praise Jesus." (New Hampshire)

(posted 2/2/2007)
"Yesterday I received the book "A Spiritual Journey Toward a Healed Marriage" from Charlyne (thank you for the signed note in the front cover of the book) I read the first two Chapters of the book and the Chapters in the BIBLE highlighted in the book and prayed the prayer at the end of Chapter Two Anyway, when I got the book, I prayed so hard and thought to myself, there is no excuse for not praying even if I am not feeling well. As I prayed last night, I prayed for my husband with earnesty. This morning when his alarm went off I felt him tap me on my arm and he said "I love you honey." Music to my ears even at 5:00 AM in the morning. He has been saying "I Love You" lately, but I could really feel that he meant it with all of his heart this morning. He has even come to Bible School twice this week for the adult class. I feel so blessed. Thank you once again for the prayers going up for us." (Kentucky) (posted 11/20/2004)

“WOW is all I can say about my day today! My suddenly arrived. I hadn’t heard so much as a peep out of my husband, in many months. I got up this morning and had a message from him that he wanted to come pick me up so we could talk. I spent the whole day with him and he apologized to me like five million times and told me how much he's missed me! He told me that he had been so miserable and that every TV show, song, movie and video game reminded him of me! He said he hadn’t been able to sleep and that he's been waking up every day around 4 a.m., just about the time I've been falling asleep after praying! He wants to work things out, PRAISE THE LORD! The Lord is SO AWESOME! To everyone, don't give up on what you're praying and believing for. The Lord is faithful. Continue to pray for us as we start the reconciliation of our marriage as I continue to pray for all of you! The Lord receives ALL of the praises and glory!"  (Texas)

(posted 7/21/2013)

“It has been a long wait but I did not give up. Every time I was discouraged and wanted to give up, this website and the daily emails always gave me the reason and courage to believe in God more and to hold on. My husband is home! If the Lord has done it for me, even me, He can do it for anyone. He never answers too late. He answers when we are ready. Do not give up. Keep praying for your spouse and God will do it. Pray ,pray, pray but you must also believe that the prayer is going to move even those we think can never change. The Lord is able. Do not give up.”  (Minnesota)

(posted 11/4/2013)
"We have moved together from California to Florida where my husband got his new job. We are better than ever. We are deciding on new furniture and shopping house stuff together. It's like newly wedded all over again. Your ministry helped us to restore our marriage. Thank you." (Florida) (posted 11/20/2004)
“My suddenly happened! It happened quickly, just as Charlyne states in her broadcasts, daily newsletter and publications. My wife walked away from the other man and came home. It’s amazing to watch God heave a mountain into the sea. Be prepared to welcome your prodigal back in any condition. Restoration has begun. My job is to continue to show her unconditional love. God will do the rest. All it takes is a mustard seed of faith. Do not give up, never give up, even when it looks impossible. Praise God our Father and His perfect timing.”  (Texas) (posted 12/5/2014)
"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) (posted 11/20/2004)

"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)

(posted 11/22/2006)

"My husband left, but the next month moved back home. I stood on God's Word. Even though I felt broken and alone, God was with me all the time. We're now communicating and loving each other, spending time with one another and with the children. I am grateful to the Lord for restoration. (Maryland)

(posted 7/11/2008)
(posted 1/27/2015)

"My prodigal has returned to me. This situation will be used for the Glory of His Name. My prodigal has asked for my forgiveness and wants us to begin anew. He wants God in his life and that is what we are praying for. To God be the Glory, He is so faithful."  (South Africa)

(posted 8/15/2008)

"I need to update that praise report I sent yesterday. My repentant prodigal is home! He called last night to tell me thankyou, again, for being so nice to him. He was very emotional, saying he wasn't worthy of another chance. He refused to come over, but I finally told him I was turning on the porch light and would keep it on until he took that step of faith we had talked about earlier. He was here an hour later. He said as soon as he saw me yesterday he knew I was the only real thing in his life.  (That counterfeit thing you talk about Bob!) He told me he loves me, put his wedding ring back on, said he is completely committed to making this marriage work, and wants us to get counseling. Praise the Lord! He is awesome indeed!"

(posted 8/31/2012)

"My husband moved back home this past week. We have been in weekly marriage counseling. My husband made a promise to not speak of divorce again. The Lord does answer prayers." (Michigan)

(posted 6/5/2009)

"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)

(posted 3/14/2011)
“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)
"I just want to share my experience. My husband and I had been married for 17 years when we got divorced this past April. We wereChristians who went astray for a time...long enough for Satan to snatch my soul temporarily and deceive me. I was divorced within 6 weeks and I thought I was happy. My husband never stopped praying or loving me. He remained faithful and trust God the whole time of our divorce. I was the Prodigal who was once lost, but thanks to God's mercy and my husband's faithfulness and prays...I am now found. God was there all along for me. No matter how hard I tried, I could not fight the will of God. God was always there speaking to my heart. The will of God is much stronger than any temptation from Satan. My husband and I were remarried on November 14, 1999." (posted 11/20/2004)

“I was a stander for several years. My husband came home. He has a son from this time in the wilderness. The child has become the apple of my eye through the strength and guidance of my Lord Jesus Christ. If it weren't for this separation, I would have never given my life to Jesus Christ. My husband and the world were my first priorities; not my Savoir Jesus Christ.”  (Texas)

(posted 2/5/2013)

“After several years of standing for my marriage, I am so grateful to say my husband has returned home. Don't listen to the world’s way of thinking but trust and believe in the Almighty God. I'm so thankful for this site and its encouraging links. You need to be around others who know the amazing power of His Holy Word. Stand, with all your might. You will need patience and God's guidance. Jesus died for you and your spouse’s sins.”  (Texas) 

(posted 6/10/2013)
“After many detours my husband is back home. We were separated on and off for quite some time. I always knew in my heart there were a lot of things being kept hidden that needed to surface for healing of our marriage. One night I got down on my knees and prayed that God would reveal all of it and that anyone who might be trying to destroy our marriage would have their eyes opened and be stopped. Within days my prayer was answered. My verse for my stand has always been and will continue to be Matthew 19:6. Never lose hope. We serve a faithful and loving God who is the only One who can turn these ashes of marriage back into something beautiful. Glory be to Him always.”  (Virginia) (posted 10/13/2014)
“It is true. We serve a mighty God. I used to read testimonies of husbands returning and leaving and then coming back and marriages getting better. I believed but it is truly worth everything to start to experience it. My husband came back, left and returned and now I live each day totally amazed, seeing my marriage get better every day and beholding God’s transformation. God is great, to Him be the glory. You reading this praise will experience the same thing and laugh like Sarah, Elizabeth and other women in the Bible. God is truly great and no one else can change our ashes for joy like He does.”  (Australia) (posted 8/31/2014)
"I was divorced, and I had such a difficult time dealing with the heartache and pain. Your daily dose of encouragement was sometimes the only hope I found besides the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise God, one year ago, my husband started going to church again after being out in the world. We started counseling with his pastor and dating one another. In July, he asked me to start attending his church and asked if I would take a parenting class with him. Of course I said yes! The decision to leave my church where I had so much support and love was difficult, but the Lord is teaching me that in order for us to get remarried, I must learn to submit in all areas! One month ago, he asked for my wedding ring, and he has hinted about getting remarried. I praise God for your faithfulness in sharing the power of prayer and how standing for prodigals matters! I believe I would have gone on with my life if I hadn't found Rejoice Ministries. My children are thrilled that their daddy wants to be a part of their mommy's life again! Thank you and praise God! I'll let you know when we're officially engaged!" (Kansas) (posted 11/20/2004)
  “My husband has been home for several months! Praise God, only He could have made it happen!  God changed his heart. Please standers, believe that prodigals do come back and stay home. Our marriage has been better than ever and God is now the center of it all! My husband is growing spiritually and I’ve learned to zip my lips. It was impossible, but God came down and made it possible. Trust Him only! As I was reading my Bible tonight I went to Jeremiah 24:6-7 and I had dated the day that the Lord gave me that Word. It was the day before my husband asked to come back home. I had no clue he was coming back, he had given me no signs. But I believed and claimed that promise to my family. And the Lord is restoring a double portion! Believe! Let go and let God! He is the God of the impossible and He will not give His glory to another!”  (Florida) (posted 9/19/2014)
"I came home after work one day to a note from my husband telling me that he didn't love me any more and that he had moved out. Somehow God has been working miracles behind the scenes in drastic measure I woke up this morning just before my alarm was going to go off. I had this feeling of someone watching me. I opened my eyes and there was this man staring down at me-my husband! He was crying as he handed me a letter of apology. He said he couldn't say everything out loud without breaking down into tears so he took the time to type it all out for me to read. He asked me if he could come back home again. He said the worst weekend of his life was Thanksgiving weekend and he never wanted to relive that or any other holiday without me and our daughters again. I was in complete shock. God does answer prayer, He does move mountains, and He does it mostly behind the scenes in a way that we aren't even aware of. Thank you God for answering prayer." (Oregon) (posted 12/16/2005)

"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)

(posted 12/7/2012)

“At the end of the summer my husband moved us into a home near his work. He had been gone for nearly three years before restoration. Though I was reluctant to leave the area where we lived for many years, God in his goodness has supplied much Christian fellowship and many friends in a short time. Restoration is happening all through our family between four generations. Miracles do happen and God is rebuilding our family on the Rock of Jesus Christ. Praise be to God! I hope this is of encouragement to others to know that God can restore a very large and diverse family. He does more than we can think or imagine.”  (Canada)

(posted 12/3/2012)

"My husband is home. He had only moved into our basement, but had left our marriage. I am so thankful that a friend told me about this Ministry. My husband and I are both reading 'After The Prodigal Returns.' We went to a weekend military marriage seminar and renewed our wedding vows. Praise the Lord." (Colorado)

(posted 7/27/2007)

"My husband has returned home six months ago after six years away.  He said that he saw the writing on the wall--just when I was about to give up. He is now going to church with us. It just amazes me that God freed my husband from what held him captive all these years practically overnight. I would have given up had it not been for your encouraging and sometimes eye opening messages." (Florida)

(posted 11/24/2006)
"I am being obedient to God and posting that my marriage has been restored. Tomorrow is a new day. God has given me His favor and answered my prayer. He is an awesome God. Thank all of you for standing and praying with me."  (Pennsylvania)
(posted 8/30/2012)

"My husband has finally come home for good. He has been home for a few months and I know that God is going to finish the work He started." (Georgia)

(posted 6/26/2009)

"I sought the Lord and He heard my cries. My husband returned to our family after being gone for months and living with the other woman. I give all the praise and glory to Jesus who does answer prayer." (Texas)

(posted 9/12/2008)
(posted 3/23/2015)
"My marriage has been restored twice. Perhaps the first time was an extended false return. I knew what to do the second time and we now have a one-year-old baby. I knew to trust God when everyone told me, 'this time it's really over.' I went to the Bible and I returned to this website for encouragement. I signed up to receive the "tweets" from this ministries twitter account. One very dark, painful night I received 2 "tweets." One read, 'a prodigal tosses and turns as he tries to sleep tonight, fighting with Satan.' We now are blessed with two children! I am blessed to still be learning." (Oregon) (posted 1/28/2011)
"God is so amazing. My husband filed for divorced. I was devastated and didn't know what to do. I turned to this Website by accident and began to stand for my marriage. We were scheduled for court on June 2 and God intervened on that date. The Lord brought my husband back on Father's Day. The best part is that my husband has given his life to the Lord and he's committed to living in God's will. The Lord holds true to His Word and His promises." (posted 6/24/2005)

“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)

(posted 11/11/2013)
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