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!

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

(posted 8/31/2012)
“After 20 months of standing my husband has come home. We are back at church and I am still standing for us. I am trusting God to help my husband to change and have a relationship with us Lord. His hard heart has been replaced with flesh. I pray that I have the patience for him to change that the Lord had with me. It was the changes in me he saw and the kindness I showed him that helped to bring him home. Thank you for teaching me to stand and trust in my Lord and Savior.” (Canada)
(posted 8/30/2012)
"After seeing God restore my own marriage , I decided to continue praying for other marriages in trouble. I was able to quietly pray for a co-worker for the last year. Praise God that marriage is now restored and the relationship is being rebuilt! God's Word is so true when it says that God is no respecter of persons! I stand in awe. Praise the Lord!" (Pennsylvania) (posted 1/28/2011)

"The Enemy had been badgering our marriage for months. It was so hard for me to live in this relationship the way it was so I took the easy way out, I thought. I continued to pray and fast. My husband started coming around, but I was afraid until one day, I decided to go out on a date with him. We started to talking and became friends again. I had moved into an apartment and signed a lease. Today my husband called me 7:30 A.M. and asked me to come home. Praise God, I am moving home today. I know that things are not going to be perfect, but at least I do know that God is working in and through my husband. He is willing to try and that is the beginning of restoration. I look for Charlyne Cares email every day. They have really helped me, because I almost gave up at one point. I thank God for you."  (Mississippi)

(posted 8/25/2006)
"It's has been one and a half years since God restored our marriage. Married less than a year we were on the brink of divorce with my husband moving to another country leaving me and my newborn with no support. Today we are a praying , spirit filled family leaning on God for love and provision. We love each other, God and Rejoice Marriage Ministries. Don't ever give up. The Lord wills your marriage be restored. You don't need anyone in life but the Lord. He is your Spouse. He will lead your earthly-spouse back home. PTL!"  (Singapore)
(posted 8/30/2012)

"My prodigal husband of many weeks returned home today with such a different outlook concerning our marriage. He apologized for hurting us and said to me that marriage is for life. Praise God and thank you so much for your prayers." (Florida)

(posted 1/18/2008)

"I had a problem with my mouth and was always saying hurtful things which made sure that my prodigal would not return. Praise God, after months of praying, my prodigal has told me that he wants his family back and will be moving back in with us. This is the best Christmas gift I could have received other than my closer walk to God that this situation brought me to. I praise God that He does not give up on us." (North Carolina)

(posted 12/28/2007)

"My husband has returned. I trusted in the Lord and the Lord was true to His word. For the first time in my life I learned the Lord was my everything and I learned to trust Him." (California)

(posted 3/7/2008)

"After a separation and divorce, the Lord answered my prayers. I am so happy to report that after 1 year of prayer, forgiveness and change, my family is getting back together and we are remarrying. Our understanding of each other is beyond what I could have ever expected and our children couldn't be happier." (Florida)

(posted 8/3/2007)
"Thanks to God and your ministry my husband and I are celebrating a year since we got together after a long separation. It has been a difficult year to me since he did not come home as the man I would like him to be. Now he is attending church with me and the kids every Sunday and praying with us each morning. I am sure the Lord is doing the cleaning while I keep my lips zipped." (Mexico) (posted 1/19/2011)
"My prodigal spouse is home for Christmas after years in the far country. Praise to be God for this miracle. God is so wonderful and He does hear and answer prayers. Charlyne thank you for encouraging me to stand." (New Hampshire) (posted 12/16/2005)

"My husband and I have been back together since 2010. I kicked him out after what was done even though we were both unhappy. He had no relationship with the Lord and I was wavering from the faith. But then I made up my mind I wanted the marriage to work and cried out to God. It took some time, but after standing on God’s Word, prayer, and fasting, my husband came back and eventually gave his life to the Lord. This wasn’t his plan but God had other plans. It took some time but the prodigal did come back, and God worked in both of our hearts. We are better this time around than the first, serving the Lord which is the icing on the cake. I love You Lord forever. To God be the glory.”  (Florida)

(posted 2/11/2014)
“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)
“‘For nothing is impossible with God.’ Luke 1:37 Our almighty God brought my husband home. Three weeks prior to this joyful event, God talked to me through the scripture in 1 Chronicles 17:25-27. We serve a faithful God. He is true to all His promises. Our family is a living testimony of God’s mighty power. You will give us one heart and one way so that we may fear you forever, for the good of us and our children after us. (Jeremiah 32:39) Praise the Lord! My tongue will tell of your righteous acts all day long, for those who wanted to harm me have been put to shame and confusion. Psalm 71:24 My fellow standers…never, ever give up! Our God will unfold before your eyes His mighty plans for your marriage and family.” (California) (posted 10/13/2014)
"My husband and I went through a time when he was not at home. We had small children at the time and things didn’t look good in the natural at all. I stood on the Word of God, believing and trusting that He would heal, renew, and restore our marriage. It took a year before my husband came home, and even after that God had lots of work to do on the both of us. Now we have beautiful children and a restored marriage with such a Godly bond. Yes, we have to work at our marriage just like everyone, but we allow God to be in control and have authority, and blessings beyond our imagination have followed. Our last child is our little reward for obedience in standing in faith. Nothing is impossible with God. Our situation looked hopeless and came out shining God’s glory so bright." (North Carolina) (posted 6/2/2006)

“Praise God my marriage is restored. My husband texted me out of the blue, telling me he wants his family back, that he loves me very much and our children, and has learned to value me.”  (Nevada) 

(posted 2/12/2013)

"One year ago, my world came crashing down around me. I'd been a military wife and learned my husband led a secret life behind my back. His life was filled with sin. When he was home he was a devoted father, husband, and servant in the church. I was devastated and lost all hope. He never actually left the home, but emotionally he was gone. This man was stone cold towards me. I ran out of my own strength very early on, but God lifted me up and carried me through the most difficult journey of my life. My family and Christian friends told me to give up and that I was justified, but God promised me my marriage would be restored. I chose to trust in God and to this day my marriage is stronger than it has ever been and I love my husband more than I thought possible. I tried to give up almost daily, but God's Word and His promises gave me hope and increased my faith. I knew if I gave up on my husband he was a ticking time bomb and nobody else would care about his salvation and love him like I did. I see God working in his life daily and I am amazed at the man he's become." (Virginia)

(posted 11/19/2006)

“Praise God, He has restored our marriage brick by brick. Five years ago I was in a black hole of despair when I typed in divorce and God used your Ministry to transform my thinking and then my marriage. I have logged into Charlyne Cares each day. There is always a message there, which seems as if it is directed to me and whatever I am facing that day. I thank God with all my heart for the way His Word touches and transforms day by day. Nothing is too difficult for you.’ Jeremiah 32:17b (NASB) I thank God that this is true!”  (England)

(posted 12/10/2013)

“Praise God for He has restored our marriage. My husband demanded a divorce. I was devastated. I was a new believer and I couldn't grasp what was happening to my life. God was telling me to let my husband go. He also told me that the generations of divorce would end now. I was confused and cried out to God. God led me here, to RMM, and I never looked back. I submitted everything to the Lord. He worked on me and showed me things that I needed to change. God softened my heart towards my husband and cleansed my heart of unforgiveness. God continued His work in me and a few months later, my husband returned home. I encourage all standers to listen to the Lord and concentrate on fixing themselves and allow the Lord to fix our prodigals. He is so very faithful, even when our spouses are not. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8.”  (Ohio)

(posted 1/14/2013)
"Praise God, Tuesday afternoon my prodigal and I were remarried. I know what He has done for me, He will do for others. I will be standing for the rest of my life and praying a hedge over my husband and our family. Thank you Bob and Charlyne for your work." (Florida) (posted 7/13/2006)
“My wife and daughter left our home months ago. I was served with restraining orders and then with divorce papers. I had not so much as spoken to my wife during the last four months. Our court date is less than a week away. I received a call last night from my wife telling me that she does not want the divorce and that she is contacting her attorney to stop the process. God is working another miracle.” (California) (posted 11/20/2004)
"I would like to share with you the happiest moment of my life. After 15 months of separation my wife is back! In June last year, after living for 6 years in marriage my wife told me that I was a bad husband and she would not want to spend the rest of her life with me. Our 5 year old son lived with my wife, we separated. I was lost, I was sad, I was miserable, I felt what every of us standers would feel guilt, rejection. I didn't know what to do, but one thing I knew for sure -I did not want to divorce my wife. After one month I found your Internet site. That was a big relief and a big hope for me. These 15 months of standing were very hard for me, I could not see the results of my and my friends' prayers. God is Great! He moves suddenly and His miracles are so powerful and wonderful! On Sunday we went to church and lit three candles and thanked God for His wonderful miracles, for healing of our family. What did I learn from these experiences? First of all and the most important - that one should believe and trust our most loving Almighty God in every step, in every breath of his or her life. Faith moves mountains! God's ways are perfect. I have changed and I have a new changed loving wife. Of course there is much to be done, but I leave everything to God, I believe in God's will. Secondly, the harvest of standing for your family and for your spouse is priceless. My wife told me yesterday that she thought such things can happen only in movies, that adultery can never be forgiven. With unconditional love we can show to others that everything is possible with God. We can show other people how good it is to seek God and to be obedient to Him. The third thing, if you leave God's path finally you get lost and miserable. Yes, my wife told me she was feeling like that, though during our separation she used to pretend she was happy and smiled to me whenever I saw her. This used to weaken my faith, I used to think "God, you said that it was bad not to listen to you, but look - she is happy!" I didn't know what she felt inside because I was looking through worldly eyes. I am so thankful to our Loving God for these experiences. I would like to help other hurting families in my country and in the whole world. Please pray for us. I also would like to offer this report as an encouragement to all standers. Sorry for my grammar mistakes I am not very good at English." (Lithuania, Eastern Europe) (posted 11/20/2004)

"Praise the Lord, my husband is home. It has been two years and a few attempts to come home. This time he is home to stay. It is a miracle at the work that our God has done. He has totally transformed my husband’s heart. The once bitter and angry person has vanished. He is even asking me questions about my faith. Nothing is impossible with God." (Florida)

(posted 5/26/2006)

“Several months ago we parted, though we were still good friends. My heart, like many others, was broken. From day one the Father gave His word to me that He would rebuild us and reunite us. Ezekiel 36:6-12. God is faithful. My prodigal is returning. We are moving his belongings in each day. God is faithful dear standers. My refuge has been Jesus, and this website has been such a tool of blessing on how to respond to my husband while away, and zipping the lips, and totally trusting the Lord to carry us and care for us and restore us. Our restoration and rebuild journey together as husband and wife has now just begun. Praises to Him.”  (New Zealand)

(posted 9/26/2013)

"Glory be to God for His goodness and grace. My husband moved home last month. The paperwork is being drawn up for a joint request to invalidate the divorce. Even though my husband divorced me years ago, we are able to take advantage of Oklahoma's law allowing the divorced to be set aside because neither of us married someone else. It will be as if the divorce never existed." (Oklahoma)

(posted 2/16/2007)

“Praise God! My husband and I have been separated for many months and he has returned this week. God is restoring our marriage. Thank You Jesus and thank you Charlyne for your ministry.”  (Texas)

(posted 11/19/2012)

“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)

"Glory to God, my prodigal has come home after being away for years. He wants to take it slow. I am still standing for my spouse as I know the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion. Thank you, Rejoice Marriage Ministries. You have shown me how to grow in the Lord. We can't do it alone without the Lord Jesus Christ." (Kansas)

(posted 1/30/2009)

“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)

(posted 9/3/2013)
“One year ago yesterday, my husband emailed me and asked if we could meet to talk. He had been away from home in the far country with the other person for over two years. We had dinner together at one of our favorite restaurants where he asked me if I still wanted to work things out. Three weeks later, he was home. We have much to celebrate this week and I give my friend Jesus and Father God all the praise and all the glory. We are celebrating one year and many more to follow. Praise the Lord.” (New York) (posted 1/20/2006)

"My marriage is now restored after a year apart and my wife having an affair. She was saved a few months ago, six years to the day after I was saved. We have since moved back in together and are in a good church and in a Bible course together. Our children have since received the Lord also. Thank You God and thanks guys."  (Ireland)

(posted 5/2/2008)

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

(posted 11/24/2006)

“About eight years ago my husband asked me for a divorce. I thought my world had come to an end. A few weeks later God lead me to Rejoice Marriage Ministries. I learned to stand for our marriage, to wait for God's timing, and not mine. By the grace of our Lord, my husband and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary. It is a blessing, a gift from God. I pray to the Lord above that you will ask God for guidance, and never give up or give in. Marriage is a gift, a wonder gift. Do not listen to the voices of friends, go to God. Please take one step at a time and wait for God's timing. When God knows you and your loved one are ready, it will happen.”  (Texas)

(posted 8/26/2013)

“A few months ago, our home was in such turmoil. I was disappointed to come to this after fighting for my marriage for 16 years. Prior to that, our middle child ran away from home. I was weak and weary from the physical and emotional pain but oftentimes, some friends would show up and pray for us when I was too tired and weary to do it myself. One day, I read about Moses and some battle he fought that lasted for 53 days. Somehow, I knew God was telling me that was also for me. Sure enough, after 53 days of intense standing in prayer, my husband called me and asked for my forgiveness with tears of repentance. We reconciled and I must say that he came home a changed man, and he is still changing to this day for the better. Meanwhile our son also came back home and we were finally reunited as a family. So I didn't have one but two prodigals coming back home!”  (Canada)

(posted 5/16/2013)

"After several months of standing, my husband suddenly returned home two weeks before Christmas! We serve an amazing God. And thank God for Rejoice Ministries. They kept me standing when I did not have the strength to stand. Our reconciliation has been difficult but my wonderful Savior has drawn me so close to Him that I know He will restore my marriage to more than it was before this nightmare began. Keep standing standers! God will honor your stand. Stand strong!" (Kentucky)

(posted 2/18/2011)

“I cannot thank you enough for your website! My husband has decided to reconcile and come home. Thank You Jesus! Keep the faith and keep praying and reading. Each time I questioned my stand I would get a sign to continue even though family/friends were not supportive.”   (Virginia)

(posted 12/3/2012)
“Praise be to God, my husband called, confessed, and wanted to come home. We spent the weekend together. He showed up at church, sat with us, and rededicated his life to the Lord. The service was about marriage and the Lord testing our faith when things get hard. God is so good and faithful.” (Texas) (posted 5/27/2005)

"After months of separation, my husband and I are back together. The road is bumpy sometimes, but God led me to this path rather than divorce and I know it is the right one. I praise God for His presence in my life and His promises for our future. With His help I know we will make it." (Illinois)

(posted 2/27/2009)
“Only got a second, because I am at work, but wanted to let you know my wife moved back in with me over the weekend. Things are going especially well, and God gets all the credit.” (California) (posted 11/20/2004)

"My husband has been home for almost two months. I thank God for the work he has done in me. My husband says that I have changed. He treats me with love. I have been reading the book 'Standing After The Prodigal Returns' and it has been a great support. I know that God, not my actions, restored our marriage. I know that He wants my husband saved. I have learned that God is not far away from me, but very close each and every moment of my day." (Arizona)

(posted 8/25/2006)
"I am so excited. God brought my husband home. He brought all his things home and put them back in the closet and drawers. My request to the Lord was that he'd be here before the baby came and here he is! Of course, there is a lot of work and more warfare to be done, but it has. I received a call from him late on the 30th. He said he was coming home. And he did about 40 minutes later with a truck load of his things and Christmas gifts for our children. He got them all out of bed and we partied for a couple of hours.' (posted 11/20/2004)
"Last night my husband asked me if we could try again. Praise the Lord. Praise God for the past few week's daily devotions written by Charlyne and Bob, which taught me about healing. I wanted us to go onwhere we left off when we were still married, but you taught me that healing needs to take place. I know that there is still a long road ahead." (South Africa) (posted 11/20/2004)
"My spouse and I have reconciled and he spends lots of time here at the house and we have traveled together to see our grand babies. God has been good to all of us, as my spouse realizes that had it not been 'for people like us' who believe in the one spouse, one marriage, one family for life/eternity; he might not had been able to meet/see his grand babies. (two little boys) Thank you for the prayers and for standing and showing some of us to stand; may our Lord Jesus Christ receive all of the glory." (Florida) (posted 11/20/2004)
“God is awesome! I was separated from my husband for several years without any form of communication. God led me to your website and I asked Him to step in, touch my husband’s heart and restore my marriage. My situation looked hopeless but God kept strengthening me through His Word. God gave me the courage to reach out to my husband after several failed attempts. He was really bitter and said all sorts of unpleasant things to me but all through, God helped me to ‘zip my lips.’ After the call, I was devastated but saw it all as a ploy of the devil to discourage me and make me give up on my marriage. I held on to God’s promises about the restoration of my marriage. Finally my suddenly happened! A few days later, I was led in my spirit to call my husband again and he was willing to reconcile and work on our marriage. We are now on the road to reconciliation.” (Nigeria) (posted 8/31/2014)
“My husband came home New Year's Eve. I need God now more than ever. I continue my stand, and am thankful that God is doing a work in me.” (California) (posted 1/6/2006)

“After many, many years of standing, my prodigal’s heart is back home. Only God can do this as you pray His will be done. We celebrated our wedding anniversary together on Valentine’s Day, after many years of not being together We are working on reconciliation now. Forgiveness is the key.”  (Florida)

(posted 2/24/2013)

"Just a thank you for being there, and to let you know that my husband and I are now reconciled. We separated a couple years ago, and God has worked in mighty ways in both of our lives. We just moved back together. God does indeed restore hurting marriages."  (Wisconsin)

(posted 7/6/2007)

"The day the Lord became visible in our relationship was the day my husband asked me to do a particularly painful thing. Although he knew it hurt me, he also knew I prayed and did it because the Lord told me to. I honored and reverenced my husband and as he saw that in me, he turned slowly and is now back at home. The trials and struggles are still with us, but I know that doing God's will day by day works." (Ohio)

(posted 6/22/2007)

“The Lord is amazing! Never had I imagined my husband would come home after all of the things that had happened but he is home! After receiving daily devotionals I grew so strong in the Lord and prayed on my knees for forgiveness of making this mess myself and asking for a second chance. The Lord did just that. My husband was coming to spend weekends with me anyway but this time he didn't leave. He is back home. There still are some rough patches to seal and work to do in us both. However, I have learned that putting the Lord first and in the middle of our marriage in our household, the Lord will hold our family together like never before. Before I took it for granted and I didn't put Him first. Now I know and now I am grateful for what is right in front of me and I will praise Him every minute of the day!”  (Ohio)

(posted 12/10/2013)
“My suddenly came just as Charlyne says….suddenly. Just one week before my prodigal’s return, he said there would never, ever be hope for us. He was in a relationship with another woman and seemed happy. A lie from the enemy. Then he called and wanted to talk about us! Just like that. God transformed both him and me. We are so much more in love then we have ever been and the Lord answered every prayer big and small. My husband said he knew where God wanted him to be because of the verses he would turn to in the Bible. They always said the same thing. He was living in sin and God showed him that he needed to return to his family. PTL! God is so good. Believe my friends. My situation looked hopeless, but God! Your miracle could be just around the corner. Keep your eyes on God only. He wants your marriage restored even more than you do!” (Australia) (posted 10/8/2014)
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