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!

“Thank You almighty powerful Lord, My husband came home a month ago. We had been separated with not much contact. Through RMM, I learned about the spiritual battle we are in and how our spouses are not the enemy. My husband said that the Lord had been weighing on his mind. Praise the Lord! I am so blessed that the Lord continues to guide us through our spiritual journey of marriage restoration. I know that our battle with the enemy is not over, so please do not stop praying for your spouse's salvation and your marriage even after they come home. I forgave my husband, but I learned to forgive the OW and pray for her salvation also. We must be careful not to give a foothold to the enemy. Pray for the armor of God, a hedge of protection around your spouse and to send warrior angels to protect you and your spouse. I pray your miracles and restorations come soon.”  (Alabama)

(posted 9/16/2013)
"I have been on your mailing list for about a year now. The scriptures and inspiration have pulled me through these last 14 months of being separated and almost divorced from my husband. He decided this past Saturday that he wanted to try to be a father and a husband again. Thank you, God, and thanks to your ministry. Now that he is home ourreal work can begin. Keep up the good work that the Lord has given you. Keep praying for this family." (Ohio) (posted 11/20/2004)

“Four years ago my marriage was coming to an end. It was a wilderness time for sure. Rejoice Marriage Ministries was such as blessing. Praise God my prodigal came home. During the last four years we have had so many blessings and miracles and have survived a failed business, job loss, financial devastation and illness, even while rebuilding our marriage. God's hand has been on our marriage this entire time. I just needed to open my arms and surrender and trust His plan. Next Sunday my church will air my testimony of God restoring our marriage. It will be broadcast online and over 2,000 parishioners will see it as well. God has arranged for the airing of this testimony exactly four years later, TO THE DATE, from when my husband left. I am so honored to share that "GOD HEALS HURTING MARRIAGES!!" I praise God that he rescued us and our testimony will be used to glorify Him. Please pray that it will inspire forgiveness and trust in the Lord. Thank you!”  (Maryland)

(posted 4/1/2014)
“My suddenly happened on Christmas Eve. My spouse invited me to attend the annual Christmas Eve gathering at his mother’s house. When I left to go home, my spouse joined me and has been home ever since. There has been a little difficulty adjusting and getting over hurts caused by our separation, but we are doing well. With God, our marriage will successfully be restored and made better than we could ever have imagined. Standers, don’t give up. When your stand seems to be going nowhere, and you begin to get tired and weary, the miracle of restoration will happen. It all happens suddenly as Charlyne describes.”  (Maryland) (posted 1/19/2015)

“Praise God for bringing my wife back after over seven years of separation. We have now been back together for many months and going strong. I thank God for giving me the strength to stand and wait and bringing me to Rejoice Marriage Ministries. I pray for everyone out there waiting for their time to come. Just remember it is God's timing.”  (Minnesota) 

(posted 12/7/2012)
  (posted 4/14/2015)

"My husband and I are back together. The greatest part of our reunion is that I am now pregnant with our child, surely is a gift from God showing my husband that he is my covenant partner until death do as part. My husband is more loving and caring than ever."   (India)

(posted 6/22/2007)

"Praise God, after moving out a few months ago, my prodigal husband moved back home with me last weekend. God is working in our marriage to restore what was lost. I know God is faithful and will continue to have His hand in our marriage to restore it to what it was originally intended to be." (Georgia)

(posted 2/19/2010)
"My husband is now back at home and staying in the spare room. He says the affair is now over. Praise the Lord. I am believing that our marriage will be fully restored and most importantly that my husband will be saved. God is truly working in our lives." (England) (posted 11/20/2004)
“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) (posted 9/29/2014)

"I left my husband and later divorced. I was in a state of depression and everything else the enemy could bring against me. I met someone else, and despite the devastation to my husband and child, I remarried. I was very unhappy and started to seek the Lord for His truth and light. He started to work in my life. Even though I had grown up in church, I never had a personal relationship with Jesus. I was led to your website. I started to pray for God's help. God helped me to leave that marriage and stand for my marriage. My husband met someone else and did not want to be with me. He saw no future for us. For two years I prayed, even though times were tough and circumstances impossible. I saw God start to work on my behalf as I sought Him for my life and my family. My husband and I were remarried a week ago. God is faithful. Thanks and praise to God for all He has done." (South Africa)

(posted 10/11/2007)

“Wow! I don’t even know where to start. I have been standing for my marriage for almost two years. Last month I decided to fast and pray for 20 days for a breakthrough with my prodigal. He was living with the OW so there was little communication between us. I received many signs during this time to continue my stand. Five days after my fast was complete my ex-husband called me and asked me to come home right away. When I got there he hugged me and our daughter very tight and said that he was home! We got married four days later! This was from a man who said that he would never marry again....BUT GOD! It happened ‘all of sudden’ just like RMM said it would. I'm so grateful for this ministry that gave me daily hope. Our God is awesome! Even when we don’t see it, He is working it out! Please standers, don’t give up! He will do just what He said He would do!”  (Kentucky)

(posted 4/14/2014)

We have been divorced for several years. My husband found another woman and moved out of state. I stood for the marriage and then simply prayed for his salvation. Two weeks ago after sending a text for his birthday he responded and said he would be in the area. We had a long dinner and have had many dinners since. He is working out-of-state for up to a year but we see it as time to get to know each other again. He left the other woman a while back, and was resigned to being alone. At our first dinner I told him I had forgiven him and Christ was the answer. We are on a road to healing and recovery and he wants to spend the rest of his life loving me. It has been a long journey and it is not over but I wanted to send this as a word of encouragement. Christ has to be the center of it all. There is hope and I am still overwhelmed at what is happening after all this time. I give God the glory! I know it is just going to get better.”  (Washington)

(posted 4/15/2013)

"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)
“Our God is good! I am sharing my friend’s testimony with her permission to encourage all of us standers. My friend and her husband are back together, restored after ten years of separation. I have witnessed what really looked like an impossible situation with other people involved and much more. But our God has turned the situation around. They are happier than they have ever been. Standers, don’t give up praying.”  (South Africa) (posted 8/19/2014)
Need a break from reading? Listen to Rejoice Marriage Ministries. (posted 11/20/2004)

"My covenant spouse came home in a suddenly. I had claimed in prayer Proverbs 19:2, Ezekiel 36:26, and Exodus 14 to take a stand against the divorce and the other woman. He went to see her in the UK. He had just told her goodbye and to return to her husband when he was hit by a car as a pedestrian. He broke both wrists. He called me from the UK hospital to ask to come home. Our three young children now get a new heritage of restoration. Praise the Lord for His victory over the enemy's schemes!"  (Texas)

(posted 4/17/2011)
"Since my husband came back last July, I went through many different emotions and trials, but I kept praying. I kept asking God to improve me, and I leave everything up to Him. My husband and I took a two day trip on our own last weekend. He gave me an early birthday present, gold earrings and told me that I am his one and only best friend and he is happy he has me. We'll need more time to heal wounds in our hearts but I am confident that God will heal us soon. Thanks for your prayers and I believe in God's power." (California) (posted 11/20/2004)
“God is awesome! He has used this ministry to change my heart. My spouse, who has been gone for several months, wants to come home by Thanksgiving!  He is actively looking for work. This is the start of my miracle. And tonight he told me he loves me. God is so good! Praise his Holy Name!”  (Wyoming) (posted 10/30/2014)
"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)
"Suddenly is how Bob and Charlyne describe the homecoming of prodigals. After church, the wife of my youth sat us down and told us all that she is ready to get remarried. The joy that filled my heart, and continues to do so, is indescribable. After years of separation and divorce, I give God the glory. I can testify that the miracle of marriage restoration does happen when you are least expecting it. I will admit to having my rocky moments, but the Lord gave me the strength to keep standing even when I did not feel like it. Ask and you shall receive is yet another promise that the Lord, in his bountiful grace, keeps. Thanks to Bob and Charlyne for your support, but most of all thanks be to God." (United Kingdom) (posted 8/16/2007)

"God moved me to get my heart and my house ready. Days later, my prodigal returned home. This was the best Christmas. We renewed our marriage vows at church as a symbol of our new beginning with God as our foundation. Prodigals are coming home." (Georgia)

(posted 1/4/2008)
"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)
(posted 8/30/2012)

"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 wanted to follow up on our restored marriage. It's been two months since my spouse has returned and I continue to stand and praise God. I have a blessing that my spouse has accepted Christ back into her life and understands the spiritual warfare that was bound to come. And it has. But by keeping our eyes up and not out and focused on Him, we press on. We're happier than we were before and are growing daily through the trials. Keep in mind that the standing does not stop once your spouse returns. It intensifies and the enemy does everything in every fashion to try and break it again. Trust in God. He is faithful and continues to pull us through all of the trials. We're praying together for all standers and prodigals to grow close to God or turn their hearts to Him...soon.”  (Kansas)

(posted 12/16/2013)

“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)

“When I first found Rejoice Marriage Ministries, my husband had left. I prayed and fasted. It was a difficult time. But then "suddenly" my husband came home with conditions. I said OK and slowly the Lord began to change him and showed him the truth without me having to say or do anything. The Lord handled everything and in 2008 we came back to our original home. It is now 2012 and you can’t imagine how much the Lord has blessed us. My husband is the most wonderful man in the world and he is totally different from what he was. But I believe we would not be where we are today had we not gone through this trial. Please don’t lose heart in your stand. God will bring your prodigal home.” (Texas)

(posted 8/31/2012)

"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)

"Praise the Lord my husband came home. We are taking one step at a time. I am thanking God every day for my husband’s deliverance. He said he does not want to lose me and our son."   (Michigan)

(posted 1/8/2009)
"Praise the Lord, my husband of many years changed his mind and returned home. We are going to counseling and we are both learning to listen to each other. Pray, pray, pray is the only advice I can give. God had to change me too!" (Canada) (posted 1/28/2011)

"My husband and I are under the restoration process, I had the pressure of family, but our Lord led me each step. My parents are old and suffering and Dad urged me to divorce my husband. I told him that even if my husband is not worthy, Jesus is the only one "to undo the evil" (1 John 3:8). The love I have received in this trial has drawn me closer to God. I am still waiting for my prodigal, who is with me, but has not opened his heart with His Savior. God will open his eyes and heart." (Mexico)

(posted 8/31/2012)

"My husband who had been gone over a year has returned home. To God be the glory, for only He could have brought my husband home." (Washington State)

(posted 12/21/2007)

"We were separated for two years and have been back together for over a year. It has not always been easy, but the Lord never promised easy. He has allowed both of us to share what God has done in our marriage." (Indiana)

(posted 6/9/2006)

 "I walked out of my marriage in 2003 and quickly realized that I had made a mistake. After many mistakes that Charlyne warns against- seeking man's methods of restoration. I found myself lost and alone or so I thought. Then I discovered God's views on life, love, marriage and salvation. The road to restoration was frightening at first, but as I grew in the Lord and the more I focused on Him, the more I understood unconditional love and forgiveness. After being humbled and forgiven. My marriage was restored two years later. Now, I have the life and marriage that is founded in the Lord. In December, we celebrate our one year anniversary again. Praise the Lord. Rejoice Ministries was a lighthouse in my storm of martial problems." (Pennsylvania)

(posted 11/17/2006)

“Several months ago my husband left me and our boys. In my brokenness, I cried out to the Lord, because I knew He was my only hope. I always believed in the power of prayer. I humbled myself before God, completely submitted my will to Him, gave Him my whole heart and began to obey the Word. I began spending all my spare time in His Word, in prayer and listening to worship music. The Lord started to speak to me. He told me to just trust in Him because He would restore my marriage in His time, if I would give Him total control. I kept my eyes on Him and off my circumstance. I learned to walk by faith and not by sight. When Satan was attacking the strongest, God was moving in my husband’s heart. Then my 'suddenly' happened. My husband came home. All the glory goes to God!” (Canada)

(posted 8/31/2012)

“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)

(posted 7/9/2013)
"Today is my wedding anniversary and I have a lot to rejoice about. My husband is home and we are celebrating together. The Enemy came in and tried to have his way and that's when I found your website and I am standing ever since. Although my husband never physically left, God brought his heart home and today we can celebrate each other. God has been so good and so faithful to us. What a great big God we serve." (New York) (posted 10/21/2005)

"My wife and I were in divorce court the first of this year. Through your support and encouragement, we are back together and doing better than ever. God has made a way where there was no way. Thank you for all you have done for me in the last year. You may never know just how many times Charlyne Cares spoke to my heart."  (Washington State)

(posted 11/2/2007)

"I attended one of your meetings where I was able to pray for my spouse along with others who are believing for the return of their spouses. My spouse returned this Thanksgiving, free from all bitterness and a new sense of peace after they surrendered their life to Jesus. It is truly a miracle. I prayed that God would do what ever was needed to bring my spouse back home while at the same time protecting them from permanent harm. That is exactly what happened through a set of circumstances, God finally got my spouse’s attention and led them back to God and then to the family." (North Carolina)

(posted 1/4/2008)

"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)

(posted 7/6/2007)

"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)

(posted 7/27/2007)
“After five months of the Lord restoring our marriage, he blessed me with an amazing birthday gift. We are expecting our third baby! I can’t praise the Lord enough for all He has done in our lives. I feel honored to carry a child that belongs to God, and raise this child to one day be part of God’s kingdom. God has an eternal purpose for our lives; He wants a family of many children like Jesus (Romans 8:29). It’s a blessing having a restored marriage to glorify His name, and now a baby to raise for His glory. Thank You Lord!”  (Massachusetts) (posted 10/13/2014)
“My wife was an in-home prodigal but I took and endured the stand. At times it seemed hopeless and that divorce would be inevitable. At one point she and I both had attorneys and were ready to submit the official paperwork and separate. Even my family encouraged me to be rid of her and to move on. But time and again the Lord encouraged me, so I continued to stand. Only through the grace of God did my ‘suddenly’ happen. My wife said to me, ‘I want to try.’ Since that moment we have been reconciling and restoring our marriage, and I can say we are as happy as we have ever been. I say to my fellow standers, praise the Lord for His greatness and never quit! I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Psalm 116:1.”  (Virginia) (posted 2/16/2015)
“My husband and I were separated for some time. He was living with another woman, involved with a second woman, and also involved in illegal activities. I stood for my marriage and continued to pray for my husband and the other women. First and foremost, I prayed for my husband’s salvation. About a week ago my husband asked to meet me so we could talk. He confessed and apologized for all of his wrongs. He told me he wanted to come home and get saved. All things through God are possible. I praise and thank God every day.”  (New York) (posted 12/11/2014)

"My prodigal returned home some time ago. He is still fighting addictions and has not accepted Christ as his Savior yet. This past week I looked in the bedroom saw my husband on his knees by the bed. When I entered the room he was crying like a baby and asked me to pray for him. He will be saved soon." (Florida)

(posted 5/28/2010)

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

(posted 6/20/2008)

"My husband has been home since May. Although we sometimes struggle with issues, I give it to God. I give him all the praise. My husband realizes how much he was deceived. I am just so happy that my family is together again." (Florida)

(posted 11/25/2006)

“My husband filed for divorce, moved out, then came back home but with little remorse. The OW moved here to be with him. At times it was harder living together like this than living separately. I would pray for God to separate that other relationship by mountains and oceans. And SUDDENLY things changed. Here we are now. He is loving and remorseful, telling me I am the best wife. We are expecting another baby due any day and moving across the ocean to live near mountains, away from the OW. Thank You God for being faithful! I am getting to know my God as Healer, Restorer, and Redeemer and it is incredible! I still look forward to my husband's salvation and surrender to Christ.”  (Texas) 

(posted 1/28/2013)

“He is home! Praise the Lord, my precious husband is home. After several months of separation and an OW, God moved in my husband’s heart and mind. His eyes were opened to see the truth. I loved him unconditionally and cried out to our Lord. This journey was unbelievably hard but it changed me and my marriage for the better and right into God’s arms. Standers don't you dare give up. I wanted to many times and I would have missed out on this beautiful blessing and testimony.”  (Florida)

(posted 8/3/2013)
“My prodigal has been back for a few months now. He came home suddenly. He told me that he had become more and more convicted that his relationship with the OW was wrong in God’s eyes. He said he wanted to come back to the Lord and to his wife. I had been praying that the Father would convict him of his sin, put a thornbush between him and the OW and bring him to the end of himself and the beginning of God. That’s exactly what the Lord was doing! I encourage all standers to trust He is at work on the other side of the mountain and our prayers are being answered. My husband has come back a changed man.”  (England) (posted 5/8/2015)
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