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!

"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)

“Today is our wedding anniversary. It also marks one month that my husband has been home after many years away. I did not find your website until after Bob's death, but I would like you to know that through his writings I was able to see the truth on the other side of the mountain. I continue to pray daily for my husband and children until I see all the Lord has promised! May all standers be encouraged. God is faithful, loving, merciful and kind. God bless you all.”  (Illinois)

"God is so good! My husband is coming home! I`ve followed RMM for almost four years . With a couple of setbacks, third time's a charm. After a few weeks of communication I pick him up from airport next week to come home. Although this is just the beginning God`s work isn't done. I's just begun!! (Michigan)

“I just can’t thank my Heavenly Father enough; my prodigal husband is home!! We were separated for several months and God directed me to RMM. My faith and this website is what held me together. Please standers, never give up, just give it all to God. That is what He wants from us, to rely on Him. God hates divorce. Put your trust in your Heavenly Father. Praise the Lord!”  (Montana)

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

"My husband and I were married for 15 years. We separated in 2002 and divorced in 2004.I'm happy to inform you that we were remarried on 6/18/11.Marriage is serious business and needs to be entered into with much thought. It will  only work with God at the center. God says that he hates divorce. We should too! It is never the answer! I believed in the covenant I entered into and was going to remain single until God reconciled us or my husband died. It didn't matter what my husband did. I was responsible to God for the vows I took. Thank you for taking a stand for marriage. To God be the glory!”  (Florida) 
"My marriage has been restored twice. Perhaps the first time was an extended false return. I knew what to do the second time and we now have a one-year-old baby. I knew to trust God when everyone told me, 'this time it's really over.' I went to the Bible and I returned to this website for encouragement. I signed up to receive the "tweets" from this ministries twitter account. One very dark, painful night I received 2 "tweets." One read, 'a prodigal tosses and turns as he tries to sleep tonight, fighting with Satan.' We now are blessed with two children! I am blessed to still be learning." (Oregon)

"Papers were signed by the judge to dismiss our divorce proceedings. The Standers Affirmation was placed in the file at my request. My husband and I are at peace. We thank Rejoice Marriage Ministries so much." (Virginia)

"After years of separation and living 1500 miles apart, this Christmas my husband and I were together as a family again. He came home this past spring, and even though my situation looked hopeless God has done a miracle! As a sign from God, my husband even discovered my wedding ring, which had been lost in a move 2 years ago, and proposed to me to reaffirm our commitment to each other." (Kansas)
“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)
"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."
"God told me to be still and He would fight for me. It truly is darkest before the dawn. Monday I was so depressed I didn't go to work. God told me to expect my husband home, and to believe it was already done, and not to let my words and doubt stop my miracle. Well, I held on to God's promise and after months of separation, my husband called and wanted to see me. By the next evening all his things were moved back in the house. I'm writing this as I lay next to my husband. God will do it, just believe and be patient, everything I prayed and confessed has manifested." (Pennsylvania)
“My husband is living with me again. He loves me more than before and wants me to renew our vows. I am so very happy. I also have a better job now. Thank You Jesus, thank You my Lord.”  (California)
"(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."

  “My husband has been home for several months! Praise God, only He could have made it happen!  God changed his heart. Please standers, believe that prodigals do come back and stay home. Our marriage has been better than ever and God is now the center of it all! My husband is growing spiritually and I’ve learned to zip my lips. It was impossible, but God came down and made it possible. Trust Him only! As I was reading my Bible tonight I went to Jeremiah 24:6-7 and I had dated the day that the Lord gave me that Word. It was the day before my husband asked to come back home. I had no clue he was coming back, he had given me no signs. But I believed and claimed that promise to my family. And the Lord is restoring a double portion! Believe! Let go and let God! He is the God of the impossible and He will not give His glory to another!”  (Florida)

 "My husband has returned home six months ago after six years away. He said that he saw the writing on the wall--just when I was about to give up. He is now going to church with us. It just amazes me that God freed my husband from what held him captive all these years practically overnight. I would have given up had it not been for your encouraging and sometimes eye-opening messages." (Florida)

"I was invited back home after a long separation. My spouse and children need to heal. I know God is working. I only need to keep my eyes on Him." (Ohio)

“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)
“After three long years of separation, God restored our marriage, but my husband was still not interested in the Lord. In March, God did a work in my husband’s life. Praise the Lord, my husband is now taking over his godly role as head of our home by God's grace. The Lord is still working on me, too! God is restoring our relationship as we come together before Him. Thank you so much for the support and devotionals during the dark times in my life. You helped give me the courage to trust in the Lord for an unbelievable miracle from His heart to ours.” (Canada)

"I praise and thank the Lord as He brought my husband home to us last night. I am so thankful for my deepened relationship with my Lord and for being made a new creature in Christ. May I never forget this experience or become lazy, but worship and grow with our Lord every day. For it was Him alone that brought my beloved husband home." (Maryland)

“PTL! After many months of separation, ignorance, and threats of divorce from my husband, out of the blue, he came to spend New Year’s Eve with me! We had an amazing conversation and I was pleased to hear that he had taken a look at and has begun to own up to his own wrongs through our marriage and was no longer solely blaming me! He told me that this was a positive move in the right direction for us and was very loving. My walk with Our Lord through this time has been life changing! Being an advocate of standing for my marriage had many looking at me as though I were crazy, but I followed exactly what the Lord has told me to do - to keep standing with love and kindness. My husband mentioned this great change in me and I can see how my walk with the Lord is inspiring him. The Lord kept asking me if I was ready this whole holiday season and I said "YES!" Now we are taking it slow and on the mend. I am giving the Lord all of His due glory!”  (Pennsylvania) 

"Praise the Lord my husband came home for Christmas. It was a complete surprise. God has been so good and faithful during this trial. He has given me many promises and scriptures. The Lord gently and patiently directed my steps. He has changed my heart for my husband and allowed me to love him unconditionally and deeper than ever. I am so to excited be on the path of restoration." (New Hampshire)

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

"After years of separation and divorce, my marriage and family are being restored. There is no explanation for the restoration, except the divine work of the Lord. We do not deserve, and cannot earn, the grace of God, yet He delivers us. I stand amazed at all He has done, and continues to do, for my family. I learned to stand and wait on the Lord. God's timing is perfect, and always worth the wait." (Florida)

“I left my spouse years ago. I was the prodigal but many months ago I became the stander. My situation seemed hopeless. My husband’s life was out of control. I was devastated. I prayed unceasingly. I gave up many times and just when I started to think there was no hope, my suddenly came completely unexpected. My husband came to me and told me he loved me and wanted to reconcile our marriage. I see now that if I had just been still and let God be in control it could have happened much sooner. PTL! God is faithful.” (Canada)

"I just want to encourage other standers. For the past year I have stood for my marriage against all the odds. My church and my family, no one believed that God could restore, But after a year of separation my husband and I are reunited. Our marriage is being restored. Don't lose heart. God still moves and removes mountains. Don't give up Keep praying!" (Washington)
“My husband and I have reconciled and he will be moving home soon. He contacted his attorney and told him he wanted the court date cancelled. He also told his attorney that we were reconciling. Praise the Lord. He is so good and faithful. God has really blessed us and answered many prayers. He is an awesome God.” (West Virginia)

"My husband left suddenly and has been home now for a year and a half. So much has happened in that time. God has become Lord of my life, but even more important is that my husband surrendered his life to Christ. Now we have a Christian home. God has led us to buy our first home together. I've learned lessons in faith that will always help me. My husband's beginning to learn, knowing how God has led me. What an incredible blessing to hear him pray. It's worth it all." (Ohio)

“My husband went into the far country and was involved with another woman. I felt lost but knew in my heart the Lord was calling me to stand. The Lord got me through. He gave me so many promises and so many people saw His miracles including me moving back home. I am truly blessed and know the Lord is still working in our hearts. Today my husband asked if we were going to do the ‘Love Dare.’ Victory is won. Praise the Lord.”  (Washington)

"Once I understood that I had to let go and let God, my marriage was restored. My prodigal is home, attending church, going to counseling, and has established a new circle of godly friends. Thank You Lord for letting me see Your light through all the darkness." (California)

"My husband and I separated several years ago. I didn't know what to do. That's when God led me to your website. I was very encouraged We are back together living in our home for several months. My husband is a preacher and God has restored our ministry and our marriage. God is great. Never give up. If God said it He will do it." (Canada)

“Praise, glory and honor to God and my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! I filed for divorce due to many circumstances. This weekend, I discovered the prayers here on this website and prayed them for three nights over the weekend. Last night, my husband called me, with a convicted heart, asking me to withdraw the divorce petition and to reconcile. Glory to God!”  (Georgia)

“My husband came home last night. Your Web site has given me so much hope and kept me in the Word. My husband says he's still confused about us, but wants to try to work things out for our boys. I just thank the Lord he's back and that he's willing to give it a chance. God has opened my eyes to my faults and failures. I know God is still working on me. I believe He will change both our hearts and make our marriage better than it ever was.” (Texas)

"PLT! After being separated for many months, my husband texted me and asked if he could come home. I said yes. He arrived with all of his items packed in his car. I stepped into my suddenly season and received my long awaited breakthrough. God does hear and answers our prayers. His word will not return to him void. Thank you Charlyne and RMM for teaching me to be patient and trust in the Lord with all my heart. Your daily devotionals have been a blessing to me. I will continue to pray for all standers and prodigals to come home suddenly as mine did. To God Be The Glory." (Michigan)

“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)

“I am praising God for my husband's return to our home. We spent a wonderful Father's Day together and just last night we went out with friends from our church and he remarked on how nice it was to be home with our kids. I know there is still a long road ahead of us and a lot of things that God needs to work out for us. My trust is in Him for a total restoration of our marriage, a true miracle and for our marriage to be a testimony to our children of forgiveness and God's amazing power to change people. Thank you for your continued prayers.”  (Florida)

"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)

“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)
"I want to thank you both so much. My husband and I have been separated for 8 months and he has finally returned. I know the road to true reconciliation is long, but with the Lord on our side I have so much faith that we can do this. Thank you for your book 'After The Prodigal Returns." (California)
"I would like to praise the almighty God for bringing my husband home last year during Easter. My dead and impossible marriage was resurrected with Jesus Christ. Standers please do not give up; our Lord is able to resurrect dead marriages if we believe in Him." (Tanzania)
We praise the Lord for one of our local recently restored couples who will be renewing their wedding vows this weekend at a North Carolina church.

“Praise God for our marriage restoration. My husband is home some months now after being gone for a couple of years. He had an affair and was never coming home as he had meet the woman of his dreams. But God had other plans. My husband called me on New Year’s Day out of the blue wanting to try again. Our awesome God had spoken to him powerfully that day and turned my husband homeward. My husband has repented and is slowly turning his life around. Jesus, I trust in You.”  (Ireland)

 "After being home for several months, my spouse told me he is tired of being weighed down by his guilt. He met a minister from our church today, and said he wants to go to church Sunday after being away for years. I love You Jesus." (Texas)

A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE

By Mary in Missouri

As another Christmas is drawing near, I am filled with such excitement knowing it is the day we celebrate the greatest miracle of all, which is the birthday of our Savior, Jesus Christ!  I can't even imagine how exciting it was back in time when everyone was awaiting the actual birth of Jesus!

I wanted to share with everyone my own Christmas miracle of 2010 which is that my precious prodigal came home after three years of being in the far country!  Praise the Lord!  It was a few hours after Christmas Day of 2010 at 2:00 A.M.  I was still awake, sitting in the living room when I heard a key in the door and in walked my dear prodigal!  I can't describe the overwhelming joy in my heart when I saw him walk through the door!  He had listened to a sermon and the minister said, “Receive your forgiveness and go home” and that is just what my husband did!

I could write a book about everything that took place from the day he left until the day he came home but it would have to be just that, a book!  Maybe someday I will write a book about my stand if God leads me in that direction.  Anyway, through much prayer by myself, my prayer partner and many other people's prayers, God touched my husband's heart and my husband turned his heart back to God and back to me and our children.

The years that my husband was away were very difficult for me and our two adult children. There were many tears, trials and conflicts.  In the beginning of my stand, I just wanted my husband back but later on I realized that the most important thing to me, because I loved my husband so much, was his soul and where he would spend eternity.  He was a Christian but had walked away from God and in the process he was then deceived by the enemy and tempted by another woman whom he started a relationship with.

There were days when I just felt like giving up and moving on but by the grace of God I didn't. I am so thankful to God that He sustained me and gave me strength to stand even though I felt I was so weak at times but it was worth it!!!  I was up against negative advice, even from my own children, to move on with my life.  It got so bad that I didn't even feel like God could hear me talking or praying to Him since nothing ever seemed to change.  I know now that He was there with me all the time and the Lord was working everything out for my good, my husband's good, and our children's good. 

A few of the good things that came out of this attack by the enemy to destroy our family are that my daughter's faith in God and walk with Him has gotten stronger.  My husband realizes how much he and I are alike in every area of our life where before he thought we had nothing in common, which was a lie from the enemy.  Our family has gotten closer to God and to each other.  God has blessed us so much and in so many ways since my husband turned his heart back to God and back to his family!  God turned what the enemy meant for evil and destruction into so much good for us.  I just can't begin to tell you all the blessings that God has bestowed on us because there are so many.

I read other people's testimonies and I would wonder if I would ever have one to share. I have to admit that sometimes when I felt so hopeless I didn't even want to read testimonies and I am ashamed that my faith became that weak.

So, I just want to say, in all humility and honesty,that no matter how hard it gets in your standing for your prodigal spouse, don't give up on them!  They need your prayers and interceding on their behalf because they are blinded by the enemy and they can't see the way out without our prayers for God to remove the blinders from their eyes so they can see God's truth and find their way back to God and home to their spouse and family!

God bless you all and may He give you His strength, His peace, and His joy as you stand in the gap for your precious prodigal!  Please don't give up on them!  It will be worth every difficult day, hour and minute of standing and praying!

God be with you and bless you and I am praying for you all!

“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)

"My wife has returned home and will remarry me shortly. Bob and Charlyne were a huge part of this reconciliation. Through the website, tapes and emails, your encouragement and testimonies helped me reconcile with my wife. Thank you again so very much." (New York)

"My husband and I separated for several months. I was an emotional wreck. I began praying and believing God for my miracle. I later realized I had made my stand an idol. I asked God to forgive me for not appreciating Him and the life He had blessed me with, and for carrying on as if I could not live. That same night my husband came home. Bless the Lord." (Illinois)

“We want to share our family's joyful testimony and encourage all standers to never give up on God and know there is no mountain He can't move. This week we celebrated the anniversary of our marriage which God restored years ago and the next day the high school graduation of our daughter who had been diagnosed with severe autism as a young child. She will start college soon. Praise God ALL things work together for good for those who love the Lord.”  (Louisiana) 

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