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 to God, my prodigal has come home. On his first Sunday home we went to church and he rededicated his life to Christ." (Texas)

“All praise and glory to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! My husband suddenly came home yesterday after months of not hearing anything from him. During that time I prayed and declared daily, submitting my life, my marriage and all things to my Heavenly Father. God is faithful to His promises! This impossible thing was not accomplished by anything I did; in fact the only thing the Lord asked of me in regard to my marriage was to not give up and stand in agreement with Him and He did everything else. I have full faith and trust in Him that He will be with us as we now begin the healing process. I will continue in my prayers and declarations for all my fellow standers. I pray that God gives you all strength and endurance as you stand in agreement with our Lord for your precious marriages.”  (Canada)

“‘For nothing is impossible with God.’ Luke 1:37 Our almighty God brought my husband home. Three weeks prior to this joyful event, God talked to me through the scripture in 1 Chronicles 17:25-27. We serve a faithful God. He is true to all His promises. Our family is a living testimony of God’s mighty power. You will give us one heart and one way so that we may fear you forever, for the good of us and our children after us. (Jeremiah 32:39) Praise the Lord! My tongue will tell of your righteous acts all day long, for those who wanted to harm me have been put to shame and confusion. Psalm 71:24 My fellow standers…never, ever give up! Our God will unfold before your eyes His mighty plans for your marriage and family.” (California)

"I can tell you that it is worth it all, drawing closer to God and Him changing me personally. Now I watch as my returned prodigal is beginning to change." (Missouri).

“My testimony has been a life changing moment. God has blessed my marriage with total restoration and now my wife loves me and she wants to marry me. In the Bible, Mark 9:23 (KJV) says, ‘All things are possible to him that believeth.’ This has been my year of great grace and I am happy to share what the Lord has done for me.”  (Georgia)

"I thank God for answering my prayers. He renewed my marriage with a fresh start and new way in which to communicate." (Missouri)

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

"The Lord unfolded a series of events which led to our restoration. We didn't plan on marrying in December this year, but God did. It was not by coincidence that we wore green and white just days before Christmas. Just as white symbolizes the grace and forgiveness of God, so green symbolizes new life, new beginnings, and growth. During our years apart, I attended Christmas Eve services. Each year their candlelight service had a theme. This year the theme was 'Promise Fulfilled.'" (California)

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

“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)

Our marriage was restored and I remarried my wife on our wedding anniversary. The scripture you/ve been sharing and your admonition to start praying in His word were life changing. God changed my heart of stone to a heart of flesh that is willing to follow His decrees. His word encourage me not to be afraid, nor be discourage, despite of the vast army or adversity in front of me. When I realized who my enemy was, I felt that the battle was won. I realized that we have a weapon that is not found in this world. Thank you, Charlyne, for your repeated encouragement to go back to His word and use its power to gain victory. One powerful verse that I keep uttering was in Ezekiel 36, which says that He will restore what was destroyed, rebuilt what was in ruin, and cultivate what was desolate. To God be the glory (Australia)

"My husband came home almost one year to the day of our separation. I know I have been greatly blessed and not just because of his homecoming, but because God has transformed and humbled me. Life is still a struggle and many times I have to remember all that the Lord has done and promised to do and that He has not taken us this far just to let us fall down. I have weeks of being so spiritually attacked but thank the Lord Charlyne and Bob's devotionals are always right on for getting me out of my pity party. This ministry is such a life line to me. God's finger prints are all over it. God amazes me so much. I'm so glad He chose me to know Him more. Stand firm no matter where in the restoration process you are, God is so faithful to give faith, peace and comfort especially when you think your situation has reached impossible. The most important thing I can share with a stander is this: 'Make sure God is first, in time reading His word, in chatting with Him privately, in His will. Does He want you to fast, clean, read or love more? You'll see miracle after miracle when God is first. Praise the Lord. He is so good.'" (Florida)
"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)

“I want to share my restoration story. God is AMAZING! I was unfaithful, selfish, unappreciative, and worst of all, not following God as I should. During my time separated from what meant the most to me, I had time ALONE to realize how bad of a person I had been to my wife. I attended a church while away where every message seemed to be directed at me. It was God correcting my heart. I have been back for almost a year now and pray with her every day.”  (New Mexico)

"I praise God for leading me to your web site. My husband and I have been married over four years and have a beautiful little boy. I am grateful that I did not proceed with divorcing my husband, nor did he. We, too, were listening to everyone but God. He led me to your web site and told me to go home, beg for forgiveness and seek reconciliation. We have a long way to go, but we are not fighting like we used to. My husband is more responsive to me and the baby and he has not disappeared at night like he used to. He even began calling me sweetheart and showing his love for me in different ways. Until this trial, I had never been on my face praying for anything. Now I am beginning to read the Bible more regularly and really seeking God's direction. Though not always easy, it has become an excellent opportunity to grow as a wife, mother, women and as a Christian. It is building my faith as I stand and wait on God. Thank you and God bless.” (Florida)

"My husband and I are back together. The greatest part of our reunion is that I am now pregnant with our child, surely is a gift from God showing my husband that he is my covenant partner until death do as part. My husband is more loving and caring than ever."   (India)

"I must praise my Lord, as a stander for twenty-two years. There is hope! God does heal sick, hurting and dead marriages. Nothing is too hard for our Lord God. The Lord does see your tears and hears your cries for your marriage to be restored. I cannot tell you how many times I thought Bob would never come home. I thank the Lord for allowing Bob and I to encourage others to believe in the power of our awesome mighty God. I thank Bob for being obedient to the Lord's voice, coming home to his Lord, to me and to our precious three children. Our three children are married and we have seven beautiful grandchildren. Yes, it is worth all the praying and fighting the heavenlies for your spouse to come home. Never give up! Happy 20th anniversary, Bob, of our remarriage." (Charlyne)

I GOT MY MIRACLE

By Robin

My husband left in March 2010 right after I had lost my mother to cancer in December 2009.  I begged him not to leave me at this time but he was blindsided by Satan’s lies.  The road was very hard.  I filed for divorce in June 2010 and he didn’t like the fact that I filed the papers.  I was so angry with him that it didn’t matter what he said or did, I was not ever going to take him back.  We were trying to come to an agreement about the divorce decree.  He never would sign the papers.  He would make up excuses as to why he couldn’t sign them.  I then realized he didn’t want the divorce, but I didn’t care; I was going through with it anyway. 

I know God was giving me every sign in the world about me stopping my divorce.  By September, I clearly heard the Lord say to stop the divorce and that Marcus was going to come back home.  The Lord gave me Isaiah 54 to stand on.  I called my lawyer and he asked me if I wanted to put a hold on the divorce.  I told him I wanted it stopped.  He was very confused but I shared my stand with him. 

The next months I began my journey to work on myself and get my relationship back on track with God.  I told people that I was not going to give up on Marcus and he was going to come back home.  They just shook their heads like I was crazy, but I knew God spoke to me.  God changed my heart and He really started blessing me for obeying Him.  My husband began to see the change in me also. He started communicating with me again. 

2011 was the year that I really began to cry out for my husband’s soul, at that point it wasn’t about him coming home.  I knew that if he died he was going to Hell and I had to fight for his soul.  I began fasting and really doing spiritual warfare for my husband.  By October 2011, I really began to see a change in him like he was tired and ready to come home.  I would ask him to come to family functions and he would show up.  Marcus would still refer to me as his wife.  I knew God was working on him.  The enemy knew his time was about up so he would try to bring out some big guns.  I prayed and pressed on. 

My miracle came in April 2012!  Marcus suggested we renew our wedding vows in a little ceremony with family and friends who helped me pray for my marriage.  God did just like He said He would.  He brought my husband home and we celebrated our wedding anniversary on a cruise.  I am the happiest I have ever been.  To God be the glory for all He has done.  I would like to thank Charlyne and Rejoice Marriage Ministries for all the encouraging emails sent daily.  I am still reading them and praying for all the standers and prodigals.  I will forever be a stander.

"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)

"Thank the Lord Jesus Christ for His faithfulness and for you both My husband, of thirty-four years, is home, wearing his wedding ring, fully moved back in. The other woman has moved to another state. He came home almost a year to the day that he left. Your daily email, my pastor's wife, (the church I attend is a family restoring church), and my Christian friends were the tools that kept me standing on the Word of the Lord Jesus Christ, until it grew up and "produced 30, 60, 100 fold " (Mark 4). The 'Bob email' helped me see the wife that I was becoming and would be to draw my husband home. The absolute commitment and trust that Charlyne showed in the Lord Jesus Christ over her struggle in the later part of October will keep me centered as I go forth in this walk. Keep standing. The very days that it looked as if it would be impossible to win him back, I found out, were the very days that his eyes were being opened to the other woman and her faults. God is so good. I am not the person I was a year ago. I am so thankful for that. I had found true joy and peace before he came home. He could see that. He wanted what I had. "There is no peace for the wicked." Keep standing and keep seeking Jesus daily. Keep praising and seeking His ways. His Word does not return void." (Louisiana)
"I stood in the gap with the Lord and proclaimed my husband would come home. My husband moved back in after being away for several months and our divorce was due to be over. I praise the Lord (husband) moved all his belongings and a change of heart back into our home! Thank you for standing in the gap with me and supporting and feeding my weary soul through this struggle." (Texas)

“My husband and I were apart for several years and Jesus met me in my utter devastation and brokenness in the most beautiful way. He led me to a church and to a friend who introduced me to this ministry. During my stand, my husband and I only communicated by email. It was gut-wrenching and I was tempted at times to change my email address. As the new year approached, I sensed a change and thought it might be time for me to let go of my stand and move on, but my husband contacted me. We spent a day together and he held me and told me he could breathe again. We continued seeing each other and a few months later bought a house and were remarried on our original anniversary date. He is a different man who says things he never said. The last year has been filled with precious moments and some ugly ones too. I take those to the Lord and it's not long after that those issues are resolved, although it can be a scary process. The Lord is building our house and making it what He always intended.”  (Alabama)

"My husband’s been home for a month. God gave me Psalm 107:28-31, revealing that our storm has been stilled, that our marriage is being restored. I know it's because God has finally gotten through to me and I am putting Him first. This past weekend we attended a marriage conference. My husband told me he is committed to me and mostly to our Lord. We've had some great moments. I thank God for this season. I know He needed to straighten me out, and now I know how to be a better companion. I give God the glory." (Texas)

"I would like to thank Jesus for the miracle of my restored marriage. It will be two years this December since my spouse came home. I am eight months pregnant. This December we will be blessed with our first child after almost 12 years of marriage. Be encouraged, God never lets us down if we stand on His Word. It just isn't always as quick as we would like. For those who have the miracle of a spouse coming home, but are still struggling with the other person or things from the far country rearing their head. Keep fighting on your knees, these things too will pass if you fight in the spirit. Remember zip your lips. It’s the best advise next to pray and stay close to God. Thank You again Father for the impossible being possible with You." (Florida)

"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)

"Years ago my husband walked out. It was devastating. I prayed and fasted and found Rejoice Marriage Ministries. Charlyne and Bob helped me to stand. Today, on our anniversary we are not divorced and are able to say that we survived being a statistic."   (New York)

"Everything looked hopeless. Court proceedings were underway and complex. I hadn’t spoken to my wife for months. The day before we were again due in court, my wife came to my office and handed me a court notice of discontinuance. I was speechless. We spent Saturday at a Christian bookshop buying resources to rebuild our marriage. God is absolutely amazing." (Australia)

“Thanks be to The Lord. My husband was planning to leave me but has since changed his mind and is staying home. He says he doesn't want to hurt me anymore. My miracle!”  (Pennsylvania) 

"I divorced my husband, was convicted and began a stand. At some point, he and I began dating again but, all the while, I was thinking of fleeing again. I kept visiting your site and reading Charlyne Cares anyway. God was always pulling. I earnestly looked for Bob's input there because he had been in the far country. Thank you, Charlyne and Bob, from the bottom of my heart. My husband and I are beginning counseling and have plans to remarry much to the happiness of our nine year old son." (Ohio)
"My husband moved home last week. We are planning on marriage counseling, and he is involved in a mens accountability group. He is going to look into further counseling for his addiction, but by God's grace we are a family again. Your site has been an inspiration for me to believe in God working miracles." (Washington)
"I want to thank God for the miracle of restoring life in my marriage. My spouse had been unfaithful through pornography. I was deceived in thinking that I had a great marriage, but it was dead and I didn't recognize it. Now my husband and I pray together every day. We both have individual quiet times and often share what God teaches us. Before I suffered with low esteem, but God showed me in the beginning that I need to look to Him for self-worth and not my husband. I learned what a loving Father He can be. God raised my marriage from the dead and allowed me to show unconditional love to my husband." (North Carolina)
"God bless you. I need to share with you and all of those men and women who are waiting for the restoration of their marriages -- TRUST GOD and WAIT. My husband and I were at the brink of divorce. I had become depressed, desperate and was losing faith -- I even became suicidal--yes, how we sometimes open doors to satan and how fast he works to try to destroy us. However, one night at work, I was browsing through the Christian sites and found your site. I read and printed out the Standers Affirmation. Despite the fact that my husband kept telling me that he no longer loved me and to please come to terms with truth and reality and let go, I then decided to go unto my God and Savior and plea for the restoration of my marriage. He was having an affair and I felt in my heart that my marriage was over. He would humiliate me and tell me all sorts of hurting things. I in turn would tell him that I loved him and that I needed him. I then decided to keep silent and let God take over. As I prayed I told the Lord to help me accept the truth. I then confronted him and told him that even though I loved him and wanted my family and marriage to be restored but that I was going to let him go being that he felt he had found happiness and love. To my surprise he bowed his head and told me that he was not going to let his family go for anyone. I told him that I forgave him and that we needed to forget the past and start a new life. He agreed.

Praise the Lord, my husband came home. He wants to work on our marriage and for the first time in years has asked me what I need for him to do to show me he loves me. I am so grateful to God. Nothing short of a miracle from God brought him back to me. (Kentucky)

"Labor Day weekend my husband threw me out of our house, saying he wanted a divorce. He had never treated me this way before. I found Rejoice Marriage Ministries and found hope and my way back to God. I have prayed and fasted, and now my husband is asking me on dates and we see each other a few times a week. Although my husband insists we live apart until he sorts through his issues, I am so thankful to God. I feel my husband and I are going to reconcile. Praise be to God." (Ohio)

“My husband came back slowly. It started on my birthday, then all of a sudden he is living with us again. There have been some really good days, but also some very hard days. On the hard days I just zip the lips. It works. This is all God´s work! Don’t give up. So many people can’t be wrong. Maybe we seem like a bunch of crazies, but so did Jesus when He walked on this earth. So better to be crazy than normal if it means we resemble our Lord a bit. My life will never be the same again; since I met Jesus and His love for me, life matters. Key words for me were: Thankfulness, apologize, zip the lips, offer the hard times for someone in need.” (Mexico)
"Praise the Living Lord, my husband is home! Thank you, Bob and Charlyne, for your uplifting messages and insight into the prodigal mind. He is now home and leading our family in worship and God has turned him into a mighty man of God. I just wanted to encourage all who are standing to never give up. God is faithful." (Texas)

“After being separated from my husband for some years, I didn't want to pray him back and I felt terribly sad when I heard of the OW. But the Holy Spirit instructed me to pray for marital restoration. I was reluctant at first but I stumbled on this site the following day and I was encouraged. I decided to stand for my marriage. Shortly after, my husband sent me a message praying and thanking me for being a good mother to our kids. I felt it was one of the numerous false starts but to God be the glory, our story has changed because my husband is home and the other woman has finally decided to leave him. Praise the Lord!”  (Nigeria)

"Praise God, my husband is back home! After standing for a year now with prayer, fasting and your precious ministry, my husband called me last night and said, 'I'm so sorry for what I have done. I'm coming home, pick me up from the bus station in the morning.' When my husband got home, he started releasing what happened in the last hours he was with the other woman in another state. He said he couldn't take anymore and said out loud, 'God, where do I turn?' He then heard God say, 'Go home,' and he called me. Praise our Lord Jesus!" (Ohio)

“I have given up a few times in my stand but God has always reminded me He is faithful and to trust Him. Earlier this year I received my suddenly from my beloved, but due to me giving up and detouring it caused us to split up. For months I agonized about missing my suddenly. I attended the Dallas Rejoice on the Road conference and was encouraged by Charlyne praying for me and my beloved. After the prayer, Charlyne told me to continue praying and be prepared to write my testimony. I decided to let go and let God, stop trying to control my spouse coming back to me, seek God for His will for my life, and grow in Christ. During the process God taught me to trust Him to move on the other side of the mountain and that He is faithful. Well to God be all the Glory. My spouse has contacted me to say he is now ready to work on us and reconcile.”  (Texas)

"God is so good. Friday my spouse told me he's ready to turn his path and work on our relationship. We have been talking daily since and spending time together. God is the center of restoration and I pray to Him more daily because this is only the beginning. Thank you for your ministry. God bless you and your family." (Indiana)

“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)
"God is faithful! Two weeks after my spouse came back to God, he then came back to me. Repentance and restoration!  Don't give up; it's worth it all."  (Missouri)

"I give praise to God. My husband left me for someone else and for months I prayed and fasted. My prodigal and the other woman decided to break things off. During this time God opened my eyes to how I needed to be a better wife and He changed me. My husband has been home for several months and every day I see God restoring the love that was dead in our marriage. Everyone was skeptical about my stand, and said my prodigal had his own free will, but I knew that God had called me to stand and that He would complete the work that He began." (Colorado)

"Once the prodigal, I have been standing for my wife. My wife called me and told me she loved me and wanted to come home. It has been a hard road at times but as Charlyne and Bob have pointed out, there is power in the spoken Word of God. Thank you so much my Lord, my Rock, my Deliverer." (Florida)

"I wrote in the past about my wife and I being separated and then planning for divorce. By God's grace, we have reconciled. I moved back in our home in early December, just before our anniversary. We had a re-commitment ceremony at our church on Saturday and are now on our second honeymoon." (South Carolina)
"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)

“I'm very thankful to this ministry for helping me to really find our Lord God. I went to Bible studies because I thought it was the right thing to do, but now the Holy Spirit lives within me and God saved our family. My husband was living with another woman, but after months of standing and praying he returned home and we now have two miracle babies that doctors said we wouldn't ever have! Nothing is impossible with God! Whenever I doubted my stand, you guys were always there for encouragement and seemed to have the best scripture verses for me at that moment!”  (California)

"It has been a year since my husband confessed to a pornography addiction which led to immorality. I was more afraid to live than to die. God led us to many resources; counseling, a support group for sexual sin, Bible studies, and daily email from Charlyne. I needed it all, but mostly I needed God's Word ingrained in me. My husband and I are together and God is working a mighty miracle in our marriage, above and beyond what I could ask or think." (North Carolina)

“Hopeless is the only way I could describe my situation. My husband left, told me he loved the OW, and said he was never coming home. It was difficult to do, but I did not listen to my husband. I listened to and believed God and His Word. I blocked out the advice of friends and loved ones and only obeyed God. My husband came home and it was still a fight. I tolerated things from him that I thought I never would tolerate out of obedience to God. No matter how messed up I thought my husband was, I continued to allow God to lead, guide, and work on me. God told me to relocate with my husband. My husband was still saying he didn't think we would be together. I was so afraid, but I chose to obey God in spite of my fears. We moved and PTL so did God in such a mighty way! My husband is loving, affectionate, and apologetic for the role he played in our trial. I have grown so much spiritually and will forever stand for my marriage and yours! God is able! Pray and have faith! Victory is yours!”  (Louisiana)

"My husband came home in July. Seems things weren't as wonderful as the Enemy had told me they were in the far country. Just three weeks prior, my husband had encouraged me to get on with my life. After standing for two and half years, those words bounced off my shield of faith which had been hardened by years of battle. To God be the glory for the work He did in me, and the awesome work He continues to do daily in our lives. Thank you Bob and Charlyne. God used you both to help this baby Christian learn to stand firm on the rock of Jesus Christ." (Oregon)
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