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!

"On January 1 of 2010, I wrote Romans 5:3 on my Facebook status, emphasizing 'patience.' I was an at-home prodigal. So I repented and began my stand. Loving unconditionally and trusting God's word. My wife came home two weeks ago but remained distant. After a few hours of prayer I came home to a repented wife! I forgave, Marriage healed!" (Louisiana) (posted 1/28/2011)
“Saturday my husband told me he still loves me and wants to give us another chance. God is so wonderful. I was at my very lowest, my faith was so low and I thought about giving up. I was living in only what I was seeing and not giving God the chance to work on the marriage. Praise the Lord is all I can say.” (Alabama) (posted 4/29/2005)

"I am a stander whose spouse left several times, but is now home for good. God is restoring all. This week I went into complete heart block and by the doctors' words I shouldn't be alive, but God held my life in His hands and did what He promised in the above scripture. He is faithful."  (Missouri)

(posted 7/24/2009)

“Recently God has been doing great things. Despite divorce, my prodigal and I are staying under the same roof. I have had some bad times but the Father always brought me joy. Throughout this entire trial I have been trusting in Jesus and He has not failed me yet. I am encouraged to see this through to total restoration.”  (Florida)

(posted 10/29/2012)

"I want to thank the Lord and praise His Name because He has restored my marriage and given back everything that the enemy has tried to steal." (Texas)

(posted 10/4/2007)
“My marriage has been fully restored. Through prayer, fasting, tears, healing, doubts, revamping of faith, all things that only the Lord can give, I was able to forgive. We have been fully restored as a married couple. The next day, I was bombarded with thoughts of unforgiveness, doubt, pride and fear. This is when RMM sent me an email saying that after your restoration, it is time to pray even more than ever before. Do not lose sight of the Lord. For it is HE that restores and HE that sustains. His grace is sufficient. Standers, keep standing. Keep looking to the Lord for protection and comfort. You ARE supposed to stand, do not give up. Praise God. To HIM be all the glory.”  (Arizona) (posted 1/12/2015)
"My married is restored! Praise God. Thank you for your daily encouragement. With GOD all things are possible. Keep up the good work. You have been a blessing to me." (Georgia) (posted 11/20/2004)
"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) (posted 2/17/2006)

"I have never been as close to God as when I was standing. I saw no hope for my husband and me, but God is bigger. I am now back with my husband and life is good. At the brink of darkness, I asked God to give me a sign to show me if He really wanted me to stand. That same day I received a packet in the mail from Rejoice Marriage Ministries. It was my sign." (West Virginia)

(posted 10/24/2008)

"Your ministry has been such an encouragement in my stand. Many times I had wanted to give up because the hurt was more than I thought I could bear, your "Charlyne Care" emails would get me through. I thought so many times that my situation was impossible to change, but you would always remind me that with God all things are possible, no matter what the circumstances are. I had told a friend that all I could do was pray and I was corrected and was told that, that is everything you can do, and that is so true. My husband returned home in December. God is faithful. 'When I am afraid I will trust in thee.' was a verse that I often quoted to myself in tough times. I still read your email everyday and they still keep encouraging me. God never fails." (New York)

(posted 3/3/2006)

"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)

“Glory be to God, another battle has been won. My husband and I were separated for many months under impossible circumstances. I believed God that He would restore my marriage, but my fears and questions were, when God? I practiced zipping my lip a lot. Anyway, I blew it big time yesterday because my hubby was being extremely selfish. Afterward, I felt hopeless and felt I had frustrated God’s efforts. Twenty-four hours later, and I tell you, it was the least thing I was expecting, my husband returned home! Thanks be to our Father, who is working even when we don't see. He is truly, truly working."  (Australia)

(posted 2/11/2014)

"Last Saturday I felt weary after hearing my favorite television preacher speak about the conditions that allow for divorce. I cried out to the Lord telling Him that I needed a confirmation to keep me going. Five minutes later, my husband called to say that he's coming home. Praise You Jesus." (Philippines)

(posted 5/16/2008)
“My suddenly came after more than a year of standing. I have to admit…I was not surprised. My famous line to my husband was, ‘I’m praying you home!’ My journey became all about learning not to limit God on what I thought He could do. I never said, ‘If my husband comes home.’ It was always, ‘When my husband comes home.’ I found so much peace in knowing that God hates divorce and because of that I found that I could be ‘happy’ while God was working on my marriage. I let go and let God do the hard work while I rested in peace and focused on Him. God turned this journey into a beautiful story. I want to share my journey with hurting women, who are lost in pain. These women have not come to realize what God CAN do because they are so brokenhearted they can only see what they think He can NOT do. In God’s perfect way and perfect timing He saved our marriage. To God I give all the glory!”  (Texas) (posted 12/5/2014)

"My prodigal husband is home now, after a year of separation and divorce proceedings that God put on hold. Praise God for raising up this ministry that confirmed to me what I already felt in my spirit, although unpopular with most. I am thankful to my Lord for working a miracle for us. I will continue to listen to help me be the wife my husband needs and block by block, prayer by prayer rebuild our marriage on the solid rock of Jesus Christ." (California)

(posted 1/23/2009)
“My suddenly happened! It happened quickly, just as Charlyne states in her broadcasts, daily newsletter and publications. My wife walked away from the other man and came home. It’s amazing to watch God heave a mountain into the sea. Be prepared to welcome your prodigal back in any condition. Restoration has begun. My job is to continue to show her unconditional love. God will do the rest. All it takes is a mustard seed of faith. Do not give up, never give up, even when it looks impossible. Praise God our Father and His perfect timing.”  (Texas) (posted 12/5/2014)
(posted 12/5/2014)
"Praise God my husband has finally come home after nine months of being separated. While we've been apart God has done so much in my life. I went to church and sure enough God was there for me. I realized the whole situation of my marriage was not about my marriage, but about me. God wanted me to change and I have, my thinking is different and especially my attitude. I found your web site during one of the weeks that I felt like giving up on my marriage. I praise the Lord I found it. Thank you for being there." (Alaska) (posted 11/20/2004)

"I would like to thank God for bringing my prodigal husband back home after false starts. I gave up my hope for a while and became a prodigal also. We both almost got married to other people, but to God's glory He restored my marriage, saved and changed my husband and we were remarried on May 7th." (Tanzania)

(posted 5/21/2010)
"After nearly four years of standing, my wife asked me to move back in with her. We're both believers and have both been about as full of sin as we could be. When God did the heart work on both of us, He brought us back together. Things are still tenuous and she's watching me carefully to see the change, but praise Him we are back on the road together." (Texas) (posted 11/20/2004)
"Praise God for His Word and thank God for Rejoice Ministries that helped me 'stand' during our separation. After 32 years of marriage I was asked to leave. Praise the Lord I am back 'home' and my husband and I are in church and praying together. There is still much work to restore the faith and trust that the months of seperation cost. Your books and tapes helped me keep on keeping on in prayer when it would have been easier to listen to my worldly friends. Thank you and God bless you and this ministry." (posted 10/30/2009)

“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)

"While doing my Bible study homework, the Holy Spirit made it clear to me that Satan was the cause of our marriage separation. I was surprised because I thought that my husband’s problems from his childhood were the cause. Through prayer and perseverance, we now have a blessed restored marriage, have both accepted Jesus as our Savior, and grow stronger in our marriage and in Christ each day." (New Mexico)

(posted 8/30/2012)

"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)

"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)

“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)

“PTL! A few days ago my husband came home. It was completely ‘suddenly’ as I had received an e-mail from his mom saying he was spending Thanksgiving with the OW. We were also scheduled to have a phone conference with the judge tomorrow- but she is sick and had to reschedule! I don't know what the future holds- but I know WHO holds our future and it is good! I have so many promises and signs from God it fills several pages of my journal! I am trusting God and leaning not on my own understanding. Whenever I start to fear, I rebuke the devil and remember that this battle is not mine- but the Lord's! PTL! Thanks and glory be to God and thanks to RMM!”  (Minnesota)

(posted 8/31/2012)

"Praise the Lord, my prodigal has come home. It was just like Charlyne said it would be; unexpectedly." (Florida)

(posted 8/31/2007)

 "My husband left. After much prayer, God impressed on me to that He would heal and restore. When I felt like I couldn't go on, God would send a friend, an encouraging word, or a confirming devotion from Charlyne Cares. I knew I had to hold on and wait. Praise God, my husband has been back home for six months. What Satan intended for our harm, God is using for good. We are together as a family, and worshiping in church together after almost two years apart. When it looks completely impossible is when God comes in." (Kentucky)

(posted 6/1/2007)

“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)

(posted 12/10/2013)

“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)
“God stands on His promises, trust His timing. My husband is back home and we have a new marriage. We are building it with God at the foundation. My husband was not a believer, but God works miracles. Keep your eyes on Jesus and live by faith. When listening to the world and looking for clues of restoration, I was constantly anxious and depressed. Listen to the Word and look to God. Your spouse is coming back.”  (Connecticut) (posted 10/30/2014)

“My husband and I have been together for a year and a half after a three year separation. Our youngest daughter is now living with us. Every day things are getting better. My husband's boss just announced he was moving his location to the very area where most of our children and grandchildren live. This is a huge answer to prayer as we live far from them at the moment. God is restoring across the generations! Praise His Holy Name!”  (Canada)

(posted 11/18/2013)
“My prodigal spouse returned home some months ago after many months of back and forth with the other woman. He is not saved yet but God is working. I almost gave up many times, but the Holy Spirit kept speaking to me in many ways. The despair that I was in was unimaginable at times but the Lord told me, ‘Don’t give up.’ I began to believe in what I could not see and not in what I did see. Even though the divorce papers came, I still kept my eyes on the Lord. He is faithful ladies. So don’t give up!”  (New York) (posted 10/13/2014)

"My husband moved out of our home. He said he was never coming back. I saw the hand of God nudge my husband back home slowly but surely. My prodigal came back home unannounced a month ago. God is faithful to complete what He started." (Kenya)

(posted 9/4/2009)
"God has done an awesome work in my family. My spouse has moved back home after two years of separation and divorce. God works in ways we don't know nor understand. He is so awesome. God used my Mother's death to touch my spouse's heart. He is faithful to His Word as long as we don't give up on His promises. I know God has even greater things in store for us. I still fast and pray as my spouse has not come fully back to us and mostly the Lord. I know that God has done such a mighty work so far, who am I to second guess God in how He plans to fully restore us? It is all in His time and His way. Thank you for recognizing that God wants all marriages restored, but that He does that in many different ways. Thank you for telling the people that you will not give them specific answers to some questions; that God has a plan for their lives and that He will work His good for us individually." (New Jersey) (posted 11/11/2005)
"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)
"My husband came back home this weekend. The Holy Spirit let me know it was time. My husband is not saved, but he said God told him it was time and he wants to truly get to know God and go to church. I know the battle it not over until he is totally delivered and my husband confesses Jesus as Lord. I thank you for your prayers and the book, 'Prodigals Do Come Home.' It was very powerful in my life.” (New York) (posted 4/22/2005)

“Praise God, my husband has returned. It has been a year since he left and now he is back home. I praise God for this journey, it brought me closer to our Lord and changed me. My journey began with a fast where the Lord convicted me of my sin of divorcing my husband. Once I repented the changes began. Change began to take place in me and our God Jehovah is faithful to His Word. What an awesome God we serve. We are starting a new chapter in our lives.”  (Texas)

(posted 10/28/2013)

“So much has happened since I started my stand several months ago, and I give God all the glory for it. First, I forgave and began walking in love towards my spouse, and that in itself is a miracle, for our situation was so bleak and hopeless. My spouse responded, literally overnight, with a phone call, which turned into many more phone calls, texts, and finally he came to help out with the kids more, and even started eating supper with us. Then he told me he loved me, missed me, and that he didn't know how he'd ever get over me, PTL! He put the divorce on hold, and the OW moved away and no longer works with him. And then today he told me he made an offer on some land to build us a new house! He still needs to be saved, but God has done a tremendous work on his heart thus far and I know He will bring it to completion. Keep standing on God's promises, forgive, walk in love, and give God all the thanks, and your miracle will happen too! Thank You Jesus!”  (Texas)

(posted 9/16/2013)

"My husband has been home for several months. Last week he took it upon himself to pay our household bills, something he has not done for years. What I expected to see happening in the restoration of this marriage, is not how the Lord is working things. I have been praying daily for my husband and big changes are happening all around me. Prayer does work." (Wisconsin)

(posted 1/11/2007)

"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)

(posted 12/8/2007)
"I found this ministry a year ago, and decided to stand. My husband had decided he wanted a divorce and everyone told me to move on. I spoke God's promises daily and decided that no matter what I would trust God first. My husband woke up one day last week and his eyes were opened, just as I had been praying for months! He has cancelled the divorce, and is moving home. God is good, and it was worth every bit of the suffering to have my spouse home again!" (Connecticut) (posted 1/28/2011)
"I have a praise report after 15 months of waiting and praying, my husband came home to a loving, changed woman. God worked on me mercifully and He is currently working on changes and healing in my husband. It is scary, confusing and unnerving at times because I don't know what to do or say but I do know that the Lord is with me and drawing my husband nearer to Him. We are learning to love each other again. Without your ministry I could not have waited. Without you deveotions I could not have made it! God is using you mightily and I will pass on your website to anyone I can. Thank you so much and all glory and honor be to the Lord our God!" (posted 11/20/2004)
“I came across your website last year while my husband and I were separated. During that time I thought there was no hope for my marriage because my husband and I were not talking. He had moved into in his own apartment and was actively seeing other women. I cried and prayed and cried and prayed to the point where I was just about to give up because my prayers did not seem to be getting answered. Just when I was ready to give up on my husband and the restoration of my marriage, God sent my husband back to me. We have been back together going on four months now. Every day is a challenge but I am determined to continue to fight and make our marriage work. Please continue to pray for the restoration of my marriage as I will continue to pray for the healing of broken marriages all across the world. Thank you prayer worriers.”  (California) (posted 7/11/2014)

"Praise God for His faithfulness. After standing for my marriage, God restored it and brought my husband home last year. The pain of our marriage trial has been covered over and is being blessed through our obedience to doing it God's way." (New Hampshire)

(posted 12/28/2007)
"You have been praying for my husband and I about a month. We were remarried yesterday. I have also told him about your ministry." (Arkansas) (posted 11/20/2004)

PTL! My husband had filed for a divorce. The day of our hearing, the judge asked my husband’s attorney to make his statement and my husband stood up and said ‘I DO NOT WANT THIS DIVORCE, I WANT MY WIFE BACK.’ That was definitely my suddenly. I went alone and prayed for the Almighty God to carry me through this hard day and soften my husband’s heart, that today would be the time to do it Lord.  PTL, He came through just when I needed Him. Always have faith in the Almighty Lord, He is working in your favor even when it doesn’t seem like it. Never give up, God will never disappoint you. I was very weary at first, but God showed me He is always there. He loves you and your spouse. God bless and I will be praying for all prodigals and standers forever. Believe in His Word and have faith. It’s so powerful.” (New York)

(posted 8/31/2012)

"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 the Lord, my hubby came back two weeks ago after many months of standing. As I did my stand with the help of God, prayer partners and Charlyne Cares things got worse. I tried not to lose hope. I kept believing God's promises and kept praying and fasting even harder. Now my hubby is back and we're getting along just like when we first met. God is restoring our family and things are completely different now. To God be the honor and glory." (Panama)

(posted 8/6/2010)
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