Restored Marriage Testimonies

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Much of what we do through Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Inc. is measured against how it would have affected me when Bob and I were divorced, and then after we remarried.

We receive many notices of spouses coming home each week. From that joyful date, it is going to take the couple about two years to heal the hurts, forget that other person, and to reconcile. Only then will they be ready to help other couples. We will never knowingly harm a struggling couple by publishing a premature restoration report. We hear of too many prodigals who leave again, because too much was being said.

These pages are not intended to be a report of all Rejoice restored marriages. Neither are they trophies for this Ministry. They are published to give you hope and encouragement.

Charlyne



Share Your Testimony of Marriage Restoration!

“I wanted to stop by and encourage someone going through difficulty. I've had a restored marriage now over two years. The circumstances seemed impossible. My husband seemed so much in love with the other person but she's been gone from his mind, heart and life completely. I almost gave up because the storm was its biggest right before it was completely calmed by my Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST. My husband is closer to the LORD, which I never pictured happening, and the Lord has placed other men in the same situation he was in so that he may help them not make the same mistakes. Praise our Lord for not giving up on us when we try to give up, and bless Charlyne and her ministry to continue what they do best. When I was about to give up, I would remind myself… if I cannot trust God to get me out of this situation then how could I trust him in other situations?”  (California)

“All praise and thanks to God. My prodigal spouse has come home after many months of being away in the far country. I thank God for bringing me to your website to help me through the pain and loneliness. While standing, praying and fasting for my prodigal spouse, God increased my faith and showed me that He truly does answers prayers.”  (South Africa) 

“A few months ago I was ready to give up on my marriage. The divorce hearings were proceeding and everything just seemed hopeless. I was directed to this site and I found out that I was not wrong in thinking that God did not want me to move on. I told my husband this and it didn't have an immediate effect. But I just knew that I could not give up. I submitted my court date in December, which was supposed to be my final one, and it was rescheduled to January. The last week of December my husband called me to come talk. Last week he moved back in and today he filed papers to cancel the divorce. Praise God! Although there's work to be done, I know without a doubt that we will make it.”  (Wisconsin)

"My 'suddenly' happened over the weekend! We had not seen my husband in almost a year. He has spoken on the phone to our children but kept his distance from me. He flew in this past weekend and we enjoyed an amazing time together as a family. He remained distant from me until the night before he was to leave, and out of nowhere he says to me the most beautiful words: I am coming home! He confessed how much he loved me and wants what God has for him. He has returned now to break off with the non- covenant. God alone broke through just as He promised! Thank you, Lord!" (Missouri)

“My husband moved home some weeks ago. I don't even have words. BUT GOD. After all of the mountains and pain and hurt. God has brought restoration to our home and started the healing process. I don't know what to say. We have so far to go, but God is here and He is healing us and helping my husband find his way. I don't even have words for how thankful I am, to Him be ALL THE GLORY. Thank You, Jesus. Not for a moment did I ever walk alone. Don't ever give up your stand. With God ALL things are possible.”  (Tennessee)

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

"I have stood for the restoration of my marriage for nine years. If it had not been for God's grace and mercy, I would have quit a very long time ago, especially since over two years my husband has been in a non-covenant marriage. He announced to me two weeks ago, that he has left the other woman and is planning to file for a divorce. He wants to come home and for us to be re-married. Can I say it is finally over? No, it is only the beginning. Each time I wanted to give in, the Lord would remind me that He was in control and that it is He that fulfills His purpose for my life. Please continue to lift us up." (Texas)

"God is good. My husband came home after being gone for months. He slowly starting coming around and started spending more time with me and the kids. He stated seeing what the Lord has done in my life. He is now home and attending church with us. I give all my praises to God." (California)

"My husband came home to us for Thanksgiving. Praise Jesus and His Holy Name. Our Lord keeps all His promises." (Pennsylvania)

"Praise God, my husband and I are restored. This is to God's glory, as He alone could have done this. I thank God for His mercy. He does hear our cries when we repent."  (Colorado)

"My husband and I are in the process of reconciliation and it's true what God says, because this is a new marriage. A new love is here and it's all built on the solid rock of Jesus Christ. God is taking away my pain just as He said He would and my husband's guilt and shame is easing up. This can only be the work of the Holy Spirit whom we are trusting to bring about everything needed. Thank you RMM; you helped me stand". (Georgia)

"After years of separation, my husband returned home the day before Thanksgiving. Our boys and I had hardly heard from him in months and now, suddenly, he is home. I am praising God for this miracle. I am so thankful that God did not give up on my husband and even arranged a divine appointment with a pastor who spoke the truth to him, which was one of my specific prayers for him. I am thankful that God kept me standing and praying for my husband through some very difficult times. I can't look back on anything that I have gone through and say that it was not worth it when I think my husband was lost and now is found. I know that God will continue to be with us as we deal with all the issues that come with our restoration. God is faithful and nothing is impossible for Him." (Washington State)

“After some months of standing and praying, my wife came home suddenly. God spoke to her and brought her home last week. God is so good!”  (Ohio)

"This week my husband and I will celebrate three years of reconciliation. What an amazing journey this has been. We are also expecting our first child, something the doctors said would be impossible. All the credit goes to God, with thanks to Bob and Charlyne for sharing the truth when I needed to hear it." (Virginia)

"My husband returned home to our family the week before Christmas! We are communicating well, attending church together, and building our family back! My husband is way more helpful around the house, more hands-on with our girls, and so positive and happy! I am thanking God for His faithfulness! I am also thanking Rejoice Marriage Ministries for the peace and encouragement I received from the daily devotionals, CD's and books! Keep standing....God does want to restore your marriage." (Texas)

“My husband is home after months of being away. PTL! He had an irregular heartbeat and had to be brought to the hospital. Our child and I were there with him at the hospital providing love, support and care. Thank God his condition normalized and he was discharged. I was planning to ask him if he could come for a few days so we could take care of him. Without prompting him, he asked first if he could come home! Oh my! Since then, he has been home and we are starting to be like a family again. I will continue to pray and ask for God's grace to keep us together and grow in love. The Lord is amazing! When I started to let go and let God, that was when God did his part. God works in mysterious ways. He is real, God is good!”  (Philippines)

"I was served with divorce papers the day after Christmas. The final hearing was two days after Easter. One week later my husband decided it was wrong what he was doing and wanted to return to his family. My marriage is now restored and we are working towards building a better life with God's grace." (Florida)

“PTL God is good! My husband and I got remarried last Saturday. Don't give up, pray, cry, say, ‘Lord help me to keep the faith.’ God is on time. If He gave you what you wanted right now, you or your spouse might not be ready for it, so keep praying and let God do it in His timing. I love the Lord and thank Him for my restored marriage. This has been a long journey but with God it was all worth the wait. We are like one together. Thank You God, I owe You all the glory. Just know that God loves each of you and I will continue to pray for restored marriages. Amen.”  (North Carolina)

“Praise the Lord. Thank You God. This has been a horrible week where I felt as though I was hitting a wall whenever I tried to pray. What I didn't know was that the Almighty Father was working on my spouse's heart. He arrived home suddenly with all of his belongings to move back in. Our son was so happy he was crying. We all went to church the next morning and our son could not stop hugging his dad. Thank You God for bringing my family all back together. I will never stop thanking the Lord or praying for my marriage and other standers’ marriages. Pray and trust.Do not fear, only believe.’ Mark 5:36.”  (Florida)

“My wife and I were divorced. But only months later she began to come and see me and tell me she was sorry and she loved me. She got pregnant with the other man and pulled away for a time, but several months later she came home. A year after she left she suddenly came home a new person in Christ. We were remarried this year and just had a little baby boy whom I adopted. God has blessed us more than we deserve. Our marriage is so much better and more wonderful than words can express.”  (Maryland)

“I want to give all the praise and glory to God because my situation seemed hopeless. When my wife told me she was torn between me and her love for another man, it was soul destroying. I completely blamed myself and was lost as to what to do. But praise God, because I immediately found this website. God used the teaching here to turn my anger to love and I let my wife go. I had to place this in God’s hands. That was 18 months ago. Today, I can report that my wife never left! She broke things off with the OM and the Lord has been restoring us this past year. My wife even started attending church with me again! Her heart is still softening towards God but every day I see change. I will pray for other standers always.” (Australia)
"I am a stander for my own marriage. I've had a great example in standing and showing sacrificial love from my Dad. My Mom and Dad were divorced in 1998 after 41 years of marriage. Since that time my Dad has never doubted that one day they would be remarried. He has responded in love to my Mom. Valentines Day 2006 they were remarried at the ages of 73 and 69. God has done a tremendous work in their lives. My once wounded hearted Mother, told me a month ago that at age 69 she has that giddy love for my Dad that she had when they were dating 50 years ago. God will truly restore the years that the locust have devoured. His plans and His ways are so much better than ours.” (Arkansas)

“God is more than wonderful! The OW was always writing me that my husband would divorce me and marry her. All the time God gave me Isaiah 54. After a few years of praying, fasting and waiting, God confirmed for me in many ways to go back to Mexico with my two little boys. ( We were living very alone in Germany). God opened in an awesome way all the doors in Mexico and three months later my husband left the OW and came to Mexico with us. His love for God is now greater than before and our marriage and his relationship with the kids is better than ever. God is faithful! Keep on praying, fasting and believing what God has already said. He will do it in His perfect timing.”  (Mexico)

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

"I 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)

"My husband has been home since September. God is working in our lives. He brought a new job to my husband. It would be easy to say everything is perfect. I have to rely on God's calling in my life to continue to change our family. We spend New Year's playing a kid's game with our daughter. I thank God for allowing that night to happen. I pray Ephesians the sword of the spirit over my family each day and while my husband was gone. I committed to teaching Sunday School at our church. He reminded me what is most important; my family. I have to shut my mouth when I get angry and thank God instead of wanting things my way. I have to remember, 'I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me.' He is restoring my family." (Nevada)
"Praise God for His faithfulness. As I read about Bob's condition, I thought the best news I could share is the restoration of my marriage. My husband is home and we are waiting for his divorce to the non-covenant to be posted as final, so we can apply for our marriage license. It has been difficult, but God's faithfulness, mercy, and love was always present. I 'got on with my life' by seeking God and serving Him as He led. I was able to go on mission trips, open my home to others, and be available to help my family. Many people did not understand, but to God be the glory." (Maryland)
“My wife has recently returned home after five years of waiting, during which time I have, by the grace of God withstood three divorce attempts. God will move heaven and earth on your behalf as you remain faithful to your marriage covenant. Bless you and keep on crying to God - declaring the truth about your relationship. Repent, cut the ties to every falsehood and claim the wonder working power of the Blood of Jesus constantly in your situation. You know how precious your marriage is to the Lord. Be strong and courageous.” (England)

"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)

"I would like to thank you for giving me the courage to hang in there. My wife served me with divorce papers on my birthday. The way she was acting I thought she would not turn back and listen to God. I came across your web site months ago. I want to thank you so much from the bottom of my heart because your ministry gave me inspiration to believe God for a miracle and to wait on Him. Four weeks ago my wife's mind and heart was changed by our wonderful Lord and she has asked me to return to our home that she made me leave. I know God will somehow see us thru if we follow Him." (Georgia)

"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)

"My marriage has been restored after months of separation. Even though my husband became a daily part of our lives before Thanksgiving, he didn't want to come home until after Christmas. I didn't rush him but allowed the Lord to work on his heart and now he has moved back in and wants to become a member of my church. Praise the Lord." (New Jersey)

“God does heal hurting marriages. My husband and I were separated for three months. He filed for divorce after abandoning me and my child. I have been praying and praying for God to step into his life so my husband can realize his mistakes. We were to go to court in January. My prodigal called me after Christmas to say he was filing a dismissal. The Lord does answer prayers. My husband has now repented and he wants a closer relationship with God. He has asked for my forgiveness. Hallelujah, he came home on New Year's Eve.” (Georgia)

"God has restored my marriage. After no communication, my wife called to tell me she had made me a birthday cake. She was also going to cook dinner for me. She accidentally set her kitchen on fire and asked if she could come and stay with me for a few days. Days turned into weeks. She said she loves me and wanted to start over again. The Lord has totally restored her love for me. I am still in a state of shock. I praise the Lord." (Ohio)

"After months of separation, my husband moved back. We are receiving Christian counsel, and he is closer to the Lord. God has placed many great people in our lives who are encouraging us to do as He has commanded. All the glory to God." (New Mexico)

"I had written that my husband came home after being separated. Now, a year later, my marriage grows stronger every day. We are very much in love with each other. Not only did God heal my marriage, but He also healed my womb. I am several months pregnant with our first child. Glory to God." (New Jersey)

"After being separated for 9 months, my husband is going with me to a marriage seminar next weekend. He also wants to take me and our two daughters to Colorado for Christmas! He is talking like we will all be in the same house by that time. Thank you so, so very much for your help. God is so good to teach us unconditional love andforgiveness for everything. It feels so good to forgive." (Kentucky)

"I first came to standing when my second husband was taken into sin by someone he had met through work. They both divorced their spouses to be together. As God led me through this difficult time I realized that my spouse was not the only prodigal. I am the prodigal from my first marriage. We have been divorced seven years because of my sin and his addictions. He never stopped loving me or wanting his family back. God told me to restore my marriage and after much Bible study I realized that He was speaking to me of my covenant marriage. I have caused a lot of damage and hurt to many people, but thank God that He has brought me to my senses and saved me from myself and my sin. There is a wedding date set for January 1 to re-marry the husband of my youth. God gave us each a new love and forgiveness towards each other for all the pain that we have caused each other. God is also using me to lead my husband to Him by my faith and giving my husband the tools he needs to overcome his addictions. Our children could not be happier and neither could we." (State removed due to nature of testimony.)

"When my husband left, it was the worst time of my life. I couldn't eat or sleep. One Saturday night, I told God that it was too much for me. I felt like I couldn't take it anymore. The Charlyne Cares message that next morning said that even though this is the darkest hour, God promises that the joy comes in the morning to those who wait patiently for Him. At 5:30 AM I heard the voice of the Lord ask me to wait just a little longer. I starting thinking about how special my husband is and how much I love him. That same morning, I got an email from him and spoke to him on the phone. He told me that what he did was wrong and he didn't expect me to wait for him. When I told him that I forgave him and changed my own ways and was ready to take him back anytime with open arms, he thanked me for waiting for him and believing in him. Two days later, he bought a ticket home. It has been six months. He has really matured into a man of God and my spiritual leader and we are now pregnant with a baby girl. I could have let the bitterness and anger set in and we wouldn't have this awesome and love filled marriage today!" (Colorado)
"My husband and I were separated for months and it was very difficult. I began to stand for my marriage as the Lord requested me to. I sought God during that time and He answered me. My husband is back home and is getting closer to the Lord. Praise the Lord for my marriage is built upon a solid rock." (South Africa)

"Our Lord has restored my marriage and my husband and I are spending time together and enjoying each other like we are dating. We are making plans for our future and we owe everything to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." (Georgia)

“My husband offered to housesit for me while the children and I went to see my parents. To make a long story short, my husband decided he was coming home and staying home and moved his things back. Praise God. He took care of everything, even when my husband kept insisting he would not be coming back, He brought him home, suddenly, unexpectedly. My husband’s response to me and others was, ‘Why would I want sausages when I can have steak at home?’ Amen.” (Australia)
"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)
"Thank you for sharing God's Word, truth and encouragement. The scripture each day speaks to my heart. My husband of 24 years has been gone for over 5 months. Three weeks ago he came to assurance of salvation for the first time in his 45 years. I've seen a change. We both hope and pray that we will be able to rebuild our marriage and family with God's help." (Minnesota)
“My family and in-laws were with us on Thanksgiving. This was the first Thanksgiving in three years we were together. My spouse said the prayer and it was beautiful. God is good. He answers prayers We were divorced before my spouse suddenly came back.” (New Jersey)
“My husband wants to come home. It really looked hopeless. He and the other woman spoke about marriage all the time. I prayed thorns around my husband almost daily. I stayed true to him and to the Lord. I never doubted in the Lord and now I have my husband back.” (Pennsylvania)

“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)

“God is so good! I was out today and received a call from my spouse who was out of the country. He asked me where I was, I thought it was because he'd called the house phone and did not get an answer. I was on my way home so I told him I'd be at home in about 15 minutes and I would call him back. He said OK. To my surprise when I rounded the corner and was walking towards my house, I saw a man sitting on my doorstep with a BIG grin on his face! He was actually on my door step waiting for me. What a surprise I had! Suddenly there he was. He has his own place but he came straight from the airport to my door and waited - bags and all. God is totally in control. I was beginning to get weary, seeing the testimonies and wondering, ‘Lord, what about me?’ Fellow standers, God has not forgotten you. Keep on praying and praising him. God is in control!”  (United Kingdom)

"My wife moved out several months ago, taking our children with her.  I began to stand and she began talking about divorce.  Two weeks ago she asked me if I would start praying with her.  Last week she asked if I would help move her and our children back home.  On Good Friday,
I took off from work and the two of us moved all of their belongings back to our apartment.  The Lord has been healing our relationship every day.  I praise God for His miracle of restoration."  (Oklahoma)
"About one and half years ago I asked for a prayer partner here in New York, and the good Lord put one in my path. Last week she felt the Lord telling her to send her husband some property that he was seeking in their divorce settlement. When she did, after much dying to flesh, he was so taken by it that he came to get it and stayed for dinner and much conversation, and the promise to become friends again. The encouragement was well received by us both and we continue to pray and listen for the leading of the Lord. Please stand with us for this marriage." (New York)
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