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!

“Praise the Lord! After standing for my marriage for many years, my suddenly finally happened. My husband started coming around spending family time with us at Christmas and after a couple weeks he said he was ready to come home. I am simply overwhelmed at how God’s timing was so perfect and how suddenly things happened. He has been home about a month now and things couldn’t be better! Standers, please hold on to the promises of God and wait for His perfect timing!”  (North Carolina) (posted 2/16/2015)

"I thank Almighty God for leading the way to restoration. My husband and I are dating again. He has invited me to church many times. God is faithful to His Word." (California)

(posted 4/25/2008)

"We have been separated for many months. The little communication I received from him was cold and angry. I found a lawyer, but felt in my heart this was not the path I truly wanted to take. I prayed every day to God for guidance in this seemingly impossible situation. I am amazed about how this has all unfolded, but we are now trying to work things out. There's still work to be done, but I know God is there with us and will guide us to a better life together." (Quebec)

(posted 9/7/2007)
"My husband and I are back together. Praise God. It happened just like you said it would, fast and unexpected. There was a lot of hurting and loneliness, when it was all said and done, it really wasn't that long. The Lord transformed me from this hateful person who was always yelling, to this loving, caring, person. I am now the wife that he not only deserves, but always wanted. I cannot take any credit with this as it is only by the grace of God that changed me. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement during my trial." (Tennessee) (posted 11/20/2004)
“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)

“Praise God! His promises just keep manifesting left and right! My husband and I have been separated for several months and he filed for divorce not too long ago. Another woman was involved and in the natural our situation looked so hopeless. But God! I started standing and walking in love towards my spouse and he immediately noticed a difference. No longer was I hurt and angry and defensive, but I had a peace that even my prodigal could see. He began texting me and emailing me to actually coming over and just hanging out with the kids and me. This turned into him spending the night twice because he didn’t want to be in his new house alone! Now he's telling all his friends that we are trying to work things out! PTL! There's a long way to go but God has brought us this far and He will perfect that which concerns us. Never give up, even when things look impossible!”  (Texas)

(posted 7/4/2013)
"I would like to let you know how much your ministry has meant to me. My husband and his girlfriend have ended their relationship. She has called me and told me that mine and my daughters prayers have worked PTL! My husband and I are talking again, the divorce was suppose to be final on October 23rd and wasn't and he now has asked if we could wait and see what happens. He has also asked if we could start seeing each other more and he told me that he still loves me. My situation to everyone seemed hopeless, even to me most of the time, so I would like to remind everyone that our God is a good God and is faithful." (Texas) (posted 11/20/2004)

"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)

 "My prodigal came back last week. He suddenly sees the other person in a different light and wants his family. Praise the Lord. My prayers continue to be for him to stay on this path and for him to repent fully." (Minnesota)

(posted 6/1/2007)

"God has restored my marriage. He has been faithful even in those moments when I thought I could not take it any longer My husband has been home since June and our marriage is stronger than it has ever been. There is still work to be done, but God is in control. Since it was not my effort that restored our marriage, but God Himself, I am trusting Him. I pray, pray and pray. I read the devotionals Charlyne sends us every day. Thank you Charlyne and thank You God for sending her to me when You did." (Arizona)

(posted 11/22/2006)

“Wow! After several long months of being apart, my family is whole once again! And it was just like you said, Charlyne, suddenly! My situation looked bleak, but God! I am in awe at His wondrous power and His unfailing promises. He restored and is rebuilding, and I am just giddy with joy. Thank you for being a lighthouse for others in a time where the world says ‘give up.’ The best words ever were hearing my husband thank me for loving him and never giving up. All glory and praise to our Lord because it was certainly His strength in my weakness that pulled me through. Thank you Lord Jesus for loving me and for never letting me down!”  (Georgia)

(posted 5/14/2014)

“In May, the Lord revealed to me through a dream that my husband would be back in my life after nine months. There was a false start in June, which was very painful, but it was not God's timing. Now, nine months later, our restoration is happening. There are still strongholds of lust, pride, idolatry, fear, and addiction, but God has brought us this far and I know He will continue to deliver us, according to His good purpose. To Christ be all the glory, we are nothing without Him.”  (Florida)

(posted 9/30/2013)

“I can only give our Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ all glory, thanks, and praise. My husband and I have been through so much. I could not take the arguing and fighting anymore so I left our home, instead of bringing it to the Lord. Then my husband filed for divorce. I regretted that decision so many times, but at the time all I could do was pray and believe in God and see our marriage, family, and home being restored. Now after many struggles, tears shed, fasting, and praying and putting all my faith and trust in God, my husband and I are reconciling. He is dismissing the divorce and proclaimed that he would always love me. Just trust and believe in God and give Him all thanks and glory. When He does restore your marriage, continue to give your marriage to God and continue to pray for your family. PTL”  (Georgia) 

(posted 3/25/2013)
"My husband has been back home with our family for a year this month. Thank you so much for your daily devotionals. I have told many people that I feel like you are a second set of parents to me. So many times I would open my email to read the exact word I needed for that exact time. My husband is growing each day to be the Godly man and father I believed he could be. Before your ministry, I didn't know I had a right to stand on our covenant. I love you both dearly, and if I never meet you on this earth, you will be some of the first I search for when we all get to Heaven." (Georgia) (posted 1/28/2011)
"Several months ago I began to share the daily devotionals with one of my best friends who had been standing before me. I would print out the devotionals and give them to her, as she doesn't use a computer. My friend and her son hadn't seen her husband, who was residing out of state, and rarely spoke on the phone. The encouragement and guidance she received from your ministry changed her perspective, her prayers, and lifted her spirit. Thursday her husband showed up with everything he owned, totally unannounced...flowers in hand declaring his desire to return to her and his family. The wonder and glory of this miracle has caused a wonderful ripple among us all and praises are up and bountiful. They are planning to remarry A.S.A.P.. (Virginia) (posted 11/20/2004)

"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)
(posted 1/12/2015)

"Praise the Lord my husband returned home a few days ago. He has left the other woman who was pregnant." (North Carolina)

(posted 3/19/2010)
"Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always...Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." I Chronicles 16:8-11,34 (posted 11/22/2006)

"Praise The Lord. God saw fit to bring my prodigal home suddenly. Thank You Jesus." (Indiana)

(posted 2/9/2007)

"My husband has been home for several months and everything is going great. I would read testimonies about how restored marriages were better than before the prodigal left and I was skeptical. It is true. My husband is more attentive and loving than before we were first married. God brought home a new man. I knew God was going to restore our marriage but I didn't know it was going to be this good. To God be the glory."  (Michigan)

(posted 9/4/2009)

"God makes the impossible possible. This is what He has done for me. We are moving back to our house in our home state and my husband is going with us. Praise God. As for me and family, we will serve the Lord." (Florida)

(posted 2/8/2008)
“Using one of your favorite words, my husband ‘suddenly’ told me he wants us to get married again. On Valentine's Day he ordered me new rings. We are like a couple teenagers and he has talked more to me in the last 11 days than he did in over 28 years. God never gives up on us and He wants us to never give up on our spouses. 'Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.' Proverbs 19:21" (West Virginia) (posted 2/18/2005)
(posted 12/22/2014)

"To God be the glory. My husband came home suddenly a few days ago. God is good." (Texas)

(posted 3/27/2009)
“The Lord took me on an incredible journey over two years after my husband left. The Lord provided for me where my husband failed to do so. Though I could not see it, and my husband gave me no signs of hope, the Lord was moving in his life and changing his heart. Then, on the day he left me, two years to the day, my husband asked me if he could come home. The next few months, after he was home, were not easy. I started thinking this was all a huge mistake. I was starting to fall away from my Lord, from my husband, and from my marriage. My once-prodigal husband had completely turned his life over and became a stander praying for me. I give all the glory to my Lord and Savior. Now, my husband and I have a happy marriage again with Jesus at the center. My husband and I are spending time together with the Lord each day and it's an amazing experience.” (Illinois) (posted 1/20/2006)

“I was in the grocery store and was talking with a lady. She and I were sharing our faith. I told her, ‘I have a story to tell.’ I didn't know I would be here sharing my story. Reading the testimonies here today, I heard a small still voice say, ‘Share your story.’ I've been a stander for many years. I'll be the first to admit, it hasn't been easy but God is faithful! For several years I didn’t hear anything from my husband. Then my suddenly came. There were phone calls. He is not the same man, God is changing him. Next thing I know, he came home this past Christmas Eve to give gifts. To God be the glory! Never give up hope. Keep trusting and believing God!”  (Ohio)

(posted 8/31/2012)

“God has restored our marriage! After many years of standing through separation, divorce, remarriage to one another and then more separations, God's amazing plan to finally sever all ties with the OW came to fruition this week. My husband recognized his circumstances as coming from God, and he has a truly broken and repentant heart. God did something that I never could have dreamed up, but it has definitely put an end to the immoral relationship and filled my beloved spouse with fear of the Lord and a desire to serve Him. A true miracle took place this week, and no one who knows us or our situation can deny it was God. THANK YOU, LORD JESUS!”  (Ohio)

(posted 10/28/2013)
"(My husband) has been gone since 1999, fleeing to Iowa to hide from me and from the Lord. Around Thanksgiving I prayed and asked the Lord if He would give me a glimpse of what was going on in the spirit. I knew that the battle was being won but it had been over six months since anyone in the family had heard from him.

On Thursday He called and we did chit chat for a bit. He was hungry to know about everyone. He said, ‘I have been so stupid, cannot believe that I could be so drawn away from the Lord. I miss Him and His music.' (He was also a worship leader.) ‘Tuesday morning at 5:00 A.M. the Lord woke me up with an urgency to go to Deuteronomy 30. I got my bible and read it. The Lord told me this was my last chance to be obedient, so I am leaving Iowa in the morning. I called (son) this morning and I will go to Texas. I don't know how long I will be there, but then I will be home. I love you and I am so sorry' On the morning of February 22nd, my prodigal loaded his stuff in his little truck and headed south to Texas." (posted 11/20/2004)

"God does heal hurting marriages. My husband is not only home in our house but today he came home to our God." (California)

(posted 10/4/2007)

“Praise God! My entire family - brothers and parents - got together for Christmas for the first time in 16 years. It was wonderful, as we reconnected in healthy adult ways, as I prayed we would. Today God showed me that this marriage separation with my husband is not just for me. It's for him, and it's for my family members' healing, also. I am so thankful for these trials because I have become closer to God and closer to my parents and brothers through it. I'm letting go and letting God. Even though my suddenly didn't come during the holidays, I'm still praying. All my life I prayed my brothers would help me one day, and they did during this Christmas. They helped me find a new home and helped move me into it. God took my little prayers and moved mountains. I am so grateful for His goodness. I'm praying for all of your marriages.”  (Arizona) 

(posted 1/14/2013)
“With God all things are possible. My wife and I were on the verge of divorce just a few months ago. We had everything divided and a plan for our children. I was so down, but kept praying and loving unconditionally. She said she would never change her mind and that she did not love me. But God! Jesus was working on the other side of the mountain. She dropped the divorce and we are renewing our vows next month! This after many, many months of being separated. Our full restoration is almost here. Prayer and Christian counseling have helped. Don’t give up! Please keep praying for us and all marriages.”  (Minnesota) (posted 5/11/2015)

"Praise be to God. My husband swore he would never come home or have anything to do with me. I pleaded with God to restore our marriage. The very next day my husband came home. God is working on me to forgive him and not listen to Satan who wants to destroy our marriage. Thank You Lord for protecting me." (Florida)

(posted 8/8/2008)

“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)
“I just wanted to update you that my husband and I were remarried in August, after two years separated and five months divorced. Your ministry made a huge difference in my confidence that this could happen. I also referred your site to a friend whose marriage is being restored and it has blessed her immensely.”  (Florida) (posted 10/13/2014)

“I am praising God today and every day. My husband and I were remarried Tuesday after five years of separation and divorce. Though my stand was very hard, God never let me give up even when I begged Him. I thank Him that He didn't allow it. Thank you also Bob and Charlyne for your support and prayers.” (Mississippi)

(posted 8/31/2012)

“After being separated for several months, my husband moved home suddenly this weekend. Praise God!!! He does answer prayer. My husband said that the reason he came home was: 1.He saw changes in me that he wanted to be around. 2.He said he had heard the voice of God the last two months telling him to GO HOME. Praise God! The struggle has not stopped because my husband is home. If anything, I must keep up the intensity of my prayer time! Hold on; keep praying and fasting, and believing!”  (Louisiana) 

(posted 8/30/2012)
"I praise our Lord Jesus Christ, because after eight months of separation my wife told me to reunite again. The Lord is good. We are going to renew our wedding vows soon." (New York) (posted 11/20/2004)

“My patience and prayers have been answered.  Thanks to God, the support of your group and the strength from God to remain patient, tolerant and loving toward my ex-wife, we remarried in our parish church in February, on our original wedding date. Our divorce was final in June of last year and by November my ex wanted to cut off any further contact. Then miraculously, only days later, she was moved to return and wished to put our marriage back together. Thank you for all your prayers and support. Praise the Lord our marriage has been restored.”  (Michigan)

(posted 4/1/2013)
“I have been standing for two years. Our faithful Lord God has been speaking to my husband in the far country. I stopped trying to get my husband back and started doing everything I could to walk uprightly before God. Two days ago my husband told me he is moving back home. Hallelujah! You can't tell me God doesn't answer prayer He gets the glory for doing the impossible. I'm still standing and will keep on standing as I watch and see what God is going to do in our marriage.” (California) (posted 1/20/2006)
"My husband came home the evening before Thanksgiving. I give all the glory to our Lord because as soon as I "let go and let God" and began crying out to Him for the restoration of our marriage and for my husband's heart, my sweet husband began responding to me very differently and showed slow signs of questioning his decision to proceed with the divorce. I just focused my heart on deepening my relationship with Christ and allowed Him to do the rest! What a blessed Thanksgiving it was for our home!" (Georgia) (posted 1/28/2011)
(posted 2/16/2015)

"Praise the Lord. After a year of separation, my prodigal has returned home. We still have much work to do, but the words of Jesus Christ rings within my heart, 'Peace be with you.' (John 20:19). Thank you Bob and Charlyne for standing for Jesus Christ not just in marriage, but in life." (Georgia)

(posted 9/14/2007)
“After several months of separation, my husband and I spent last Christmas together and I conceived our first child. He remained in the far country and I was alone my entire pregnancy. There were so many lonely and despondent times, but God was so faithful. I continued to stand and prepared my home for the arrival of my baby and return of my husband. After my son was born my suddenly happened. My husband brought me home from the hospital and took six weeks off work to stay with us. He has now discussed buying a new home together for our family. He spends all his free time with his son and me. Thank You Jesus for all you’ve done. Standers, be still and know that he is God. The battle is just beginning for my family, but PTL we know who wins. If God be for us, who can stand against us?”  (California) (posted 12/22/2014)

“Thank You Lord, Thank You Jesus. My husband has stopped the divorce. If it were not for RMM, teaching me about standing and praying for my marriage and my husband; sending me emails constantly, helping me believe and have faith in God that He will restore my marriage, I would have given up months ago. With God anything is possible. My situation was so hopeless, I didn't foresee this happy day. God is the creator of all miracles, Praise His name. Don't despair fellow standers, keep praying. Listen, God speaks to us all the time. God does answer. My faith is renewed. Amen.”  (South Africa)

(posted 11/18/2013)

“Only God! Several months ago my wife moved out and filed for divorce. Today, thanks to God and the prayers of others, I can say we are now back together with a restored marriage in our new home and a new beginning that only God can do. The past months allowed me to see the hand of God turning a heart of stone to a heart of flesh. I encourage you who may think your marriage is dead, remember God hates divorce. Put all of your trust in Him and He can do for you what He did for me. Our marriage is stronger than ever before and I encourage you to be strong in your stand knowing that God is able to do what seems impossible to man.”  (Florida) 

(posted 4/22/2013)
"I am speechless at seeing my suddenly happen just like that. After months of separation, my husband called my best friend and told her to tell me he loves me and is coming home. I thank God for His divine intervention. I stood in hopelessness and believed when it all looked impossible. A couple of days ago, God told me to be still and know He is God. I did not relate much to what He was saying as everything was just a huge mess. I understand now. And I thank Him for His grace. Hallelujah.” (South Africa) (posted 8/31/2014)

“My husband has returned home after many months. No one thought that there was hope. My friends and family urged me to move on and get a divorce. Every time I was close to giving up, I did not feel God releasing me from my marriage. God made the impossible possible. Anytime I feel myself getting frustrated and offended I remember what God says about showing love. It is no longer about me but what God says. My husband has even started to do a devotional with me at night. When your spouse returns don't go back to the same attitude that you had before he left. Be the new you in Christ alone.”  (Tennessee)

(posted 2/24/2013)
“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 prodigal wife came back after four months. Praise the Lord. We talked through our issues that we had before and realized that with God it is so possible not to just correct our relationship, but also to be abundantly blessed as a family if we step up in faith to God and ask Him to help us. We are back on the right track and God is the only One who made it happen. He will perform miracles for those who love Him and believe in His greatness. Thank You Jesus.” (Vermont) (posted 8/5/2005)
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