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!

"My prodigal and I have maintained a friendship after an emotional forgiveness letter I wrote to him. I have been praying and growing weary in my stand. We have started dating and getting to know each other again. The good thing is that we are learning trust and honesty during the process. We have agreed that this new start is a good start. God is so good and I know He is working." (Texas)

"After several months of standing, my husband suddenly returned home two weeks before Christmas! We serve an amazing God. And thank God for Rejoice Ministries. They kept me standing when I did not have the strength to stand. Our reconciliation has been difficult but my wonderful Savior has drawn me so close to Him that I know He will restore my marriage to more than it was before this nightmare began. Keep standing standers! God will honor your stand. Stand strong!" (Kentucky)

“God answered the prayer of my heart, which was that the Holy Spirit speak out to my husband, confirming that indeed we were still married in his eyes. This was the husband who kept saying he didn't see me as his wife anymore. My husband has begun his journey home. Just as the prodigal's father, I wait expectantly and with nothing but love to receive my prodigal spouse. God is faithful and never changing! He is worthy of all praise.”  (Florida) 

"All glory to the Lord. My husband returned to the Lord and moved back home with us this week. We know the enemy will continue his attack against our family, but we will trust in God to carry us through and fight the battle for us." (California)

"I want to share about a restored marriage in Georgia from my home church. We all grew up together. This couple were separated 3-4 years ago and have been divorced for 2 years. The wife stayed in our church and her husband left. Both of their parents are still part of our congregation there. His parents prayed all this time for their restoration. I have prayed and had them on my heart all this time. Two weeks ago they were remarried. I consider it a privilege to have stood for their marriage and to see the answer to those prayers be manifested. Praise God, His promises are true." (Tennessee)

“I am a stander and my prodigal spouse is slowly staying in our home. He has cut off communication with the other person. Looking back, I wouldn't change a thing. I am so much closer to our Father in Heaven. I am praying for a Christmas miracle of slow, gentle reconciliation of our marriage. We serve such an amazing GOD; He can do anything in His perfect timing. Let this testimony be a living example of when you trust and obey, GOD will bless you more than you can imagine. Fellow standers, be in fervent prayer pleading the blood of JESUS over your prodigal spouse.”  (Texas)

"I give God all praise for returning my husband and I from the far country. Next month marks a year of our reunion. I have discovered He has many lessons to teach His children. I was reminded of where I was this time last year. Because of my sin, my husband filed divorceand was in another relationship. I was home alone attempting to get our children ready for school. Filling out all of the forms was heart breaking. A different address for dad, trying to find an emergency contact, filling out applications for free books and lunches. I give God all the glory, honor, and praise as this year my husband is at my side. We have a lot of work to do to win the trust back that was lost but I know that no weapon formed against us will prosper. I am a servant of God." (Illinois)

"My husband left me and filed for divorce. The divorce will be retracted and he has now been back reunited with the family. My kids are so excited to see their prayers answered. Thank you Bob and Charlyne for giving me hope and encouragement through your devotions and radio messages. The Lord has brought my prodigal home and is beginning to heal our family and my heart from this crisis. Nothing is impossible with our God." (California)

 "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)

"I found out that there was another woman. My roots said go to God. I went to church and met another stander who prayed with me, told me about Rejoice Marriage Ministries, and gave me tapes, and I was on my way back to God. It took nearly 18 months of crying out to God, and listening to Charlyne say 'Don't give up!' Praise God and we are back together and in October celebrated our 20th anniversary. I still stand and pray for (my husband) to find his way back home to God. Praise God for another restored marriage." (Virginia)

“PTL! My God is so awesome and faithful to His promises. My husband left home, said he was never returning, so we faced divorce in our marriage, But God spoke to me and said it will not be so, that I should not give in to the enemy’s trick of divorce. He commanded that I stand for my husband and promised that he would return home if I trust and believe in Him, not circumstances and what the enemy may say.  I started praying and seeking God’s will for my marriage. My birthday was a few days ago and God gave me a birthday surprise. My husband texted me, told me he loved me and that he was willing to drop his pride and come home! PTL! God’s promises are never void and I am here as a living witness, betting my life upon His wonderful name. Hallelujah! God heals dead marriages!”  (Florida)
"I am in awe of God. My husband and I are reconciling and it is truly a miracle. I was the prodigal first, then God got a hold of me and I've been standing for 18 months. My husband is withdrawing his petition for divorce which he filed over a year ago, (it never went through because God kept intervening). I am so happy. I know we have a lot of work ahead but God is faithful and I know he'll see us through. Thank you so much for your ministry. It is a blessing and a daily encouragement to me. Keep us in your prayers." (Washington)

"Praise the Lord my husband has been home for several months after months of separation. My husband moved away from me and our children. The Lord used this time to work in the both of us. Three days before my husband came back the Lord gave me Joshua 1:11: 'Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the LORD your God is giving you for your own.'  My husband called me and asked me to book him a ticket to come home. He is now a man of God." (Canada)

“I am rejoicing! After a year of praying night and day, I finally had a breakthrough with my spouse today. Thank you, RMM for your prayers. I'm going to continue standing and praying for all of our marriages. God bless you!”  (Arizona) 

“This past summer, there has been more friendly contact with my wife than ever before. She has asked my boys and me to move in with her and even though she says it's for financial purposes only, I strongly feel that it's the hand of God moving toward my marriage being restored.”  (Texas)

"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)

"I thank God for restoring my marriage. What seemed to be dead a few months ago has been given new life. One thing that helped me through some of the most difficult days was hearing 'never give up' on my spouse, my marriage, my God. What Satan meant for harm, God has used for good." (Indiana)

"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)

“I came to your site searching for help when I found out how the devil was working out plans to destroy my marriage and family. Being a Christian, I did not know how to handle this but I am grateful to the Holy Spirit who guided me as I was encouraged, taught and strengthened to face the enemy. Despite a divorce some years ago, my marriage has been restored. We were remarried in February this year according to what our Great Lord had planned. 2013 is the year for change, new start and restoration. I have seen how God accomplished what He had started. To everyone in the same situations, please I beg you, don't lose hope. It was very difficult but great victory is assured in the mighty Name of Jesus.”  (Mauritius)

“After some years of standing for the restoration of my marriage, my husband returned home six months ago. There were a few hiccups along the way, but last Friday, Valentine’s Day, we were remarried. The last two years saw many nights praying in my closet, fasting, and sending my Angels out to bring my husband home. I cannot tell you how many miracles God worked along the way. A couple of days ago, my husband told a friend of ours, how much in love with me he is, that for the first time in his life he had total peace, and how there was always an ‘inner presence’ drawing him back home. Don't give up standers! When you know God has called you to stand, you can be certain that it is just a matter of time... God is so good!”  (Alabama)

“My husband, daughter and I have spent the holidays together. Now we are looking for a house to live in together. I pray every day for my husband to receive Christ in his heart. I feel he has a very big call to youth and families. I remain faithful, standing in the gap to see my marriage fully restored emotionally, physically and spiritually. I give glory to God, His son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to continue transforming lives around the world.”  (Ecuador) 

“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)

"My husband came home New Year's Day because he said this is where he belonged. He is with me and our children but he still has feelings for other woman. I am praying over him every chance I get thru the night. The first step is he came back, and now, I need to zip the lips and pray, pray, pray. This battle is far from over, but it is a step in the right direction. We have an awesome God and prayer has never been as real as it is right now." (Arizona)

“My husband has been home for almost a year and a half. I've been through two almost divorces. I stood on God's Word that says, 'I hate divorce' and 'My word will not return void.' Today and every day the Lord is restoring our marriage. I am in prayer for all standers because I fought by the Word of God and won.” (Vermont)
“My husband left our home at my insistence. I really believed the right thing to do was to divorce him, though he didn’t want the divorce. The divorce went through, though at the end I didn’t even want it! I had no peace about our family being fractured. My husband was working at the other end of the state and I could see that his relationship with our youngest son was becoming lost. I reached out to my husband with honesty and, for the first time in a long time, he also responded in honesty. In a little over a week he will be moving back home and starting a new job here. Praise the Lord!”  (Florida)
"Praise the Lord, after 13 months my prodigal returned from the far country.  I read to treat your spouse Christlike and be obedient to God's Word and let Him guide me. I allowed God to become my intimate partner and made my bedroom my sanctuary where I could read Charlene Cares email and meditate with no interruptions. I learned to really pray and lean on God and not the flesh. I realized I had always been too needy and was a bottomless pit in relationship to my spouse. I changed, and my prodigal sensed the new me.  The joy in knowing that I was being obedient to God's word catapulted my whole family into the process of a healed marriage.   (Louisiana)

“After several years of standing for my marriage, I am so grateful to say my husband has returned home. Don't listen to the world’s way of thinking but trust and believe in the Almighty God. I'm so thankful for this site and its encouraging links. You need to be around others who know the amazing power of His Holy Word. Stand, with all your might. You will need patience and God's guidance. Jesus died for you and your spouse’s sins.”  (Texas) 

"My husband and I are back together after being separated for months. I was told by everyone to give up and let go until someone sent me your website. You encouraged me to stand and your advice change my life. My husband could see God through me. I can forgive because I have finally learned how to forgive myself. We are back together, but I still look forward to reading your messages. They are still encouraging me. Thank you for all that you do." (North Carolina)

"I want to praise the Lord because we are going on two years of a restored marriage. The Lord has changed my husband so much and has blessed us. I praise the Lord because we had lost everything but God has restored it more abundantly. We have a bigger home and my husband has a better paying job. God has blessed me and my children and changed my husband one hundred percent." (Texas)

“Our God is good! I am sharing my friend’s testimony with her permission to encourage all of us standers. My friend and her husband are back together, restored after ten years of separation. I have witnessed what really looked like an impossible situation with other people involved and much more. But our God has turned the situation around. They are happier than they have ever been. Standers, don’t give up praying.”  (South Africa)
"More than 4 years ago my prodigal spouse came home. He left our home to pursue a life with another woman, but God had other plans. My prayer through our storm was, of course, that God would restore our marriage on the Solid Rock of Jesus, but also that He would one day use us both to help others in hurting marriages. About 3 weeks ago that prayer was answered. I now work at my church and my husband and I have been given the trust and opportunity to counsel with couples. Please pray that God would show us what He wants in starting this ministry at our church. Never give up!!" (Texas)

“Praise God! my husband came home! God kept speaking to me for months telling me He would bring him home. a couple weeks ago a verse I never read before jumped off the page. Ezekiel 36:8 - ‘but you, O mountains of Israel, shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people Israel; for they will soon come home.’ And a few days later he was here with all his belongings. The only thing I want to do right now is give all the glory to my Lord. He truly did it!” (Illinois)  

"I want to praise God. We are celebrating our one year restored anniversary. My husband is better than ever. He has totally given up alcohol and has rededicated his life to our family and the Lord." (Colorado)

“Let me start off by saying that God is good! My marriage has been broken for many months. It has seemed like an eternity and a hopeless situation. I felt we were knocking on the door of divorce several times. I wondered at times if I could even continue to love someone who was being so cruel. I met with God daily and through His Spirit I made the commitment to love my wife unconditionally and stand for my marriage. Praise the Lord, my wife and I are trying to rebuild our marriage. There is pain on both sides and I am trusting God to do the healing. We recently spent the weekend together away and I am so grateful to God for what He is doing in our lives. My best advice is to trust God, constantly go to Him in prayer with all your pain. He loves you and your spouse. He will restore! Mark 10:9.”  (Indiana)

“My husband has been home for a little while and I praise God daily that he is home. He had to work on Father's Day, but the children and I were up at 5 a.m. preparing a special breakfast for him. We were also able to give him a special card. Once he was home from work we spent time together watching movies. Although, there is much healing still to be done I can see how God is at work in all of our lives. I just want to give God all the glory for what He has done in our lives, and continues to do today. I know that God will complete what He has started. This ‘stand’ is a lifelong journey not a destination. I will continue to stand on the Word of God, covered in the blood of Jesus, led by the Holy Spirit. I call each and every one of my brothers and sisters that read this blessed! Trust in the Lord and lean not to your own understanding.”  (Tennessee) 

"Praise God! My wife emailed me yesterday and asked for forgiveness and asked if I would be willing to fix our marriage. I am so blessed. God has moved in her life and replaced that heart of stone with a heart of flesh. He filled it with Love and gained yet another victory over satan. It is still a long road but God has paved the way. Thanks Rejoice Ministries. You have been a blessing through this storm." (Iowa)
"My husband decided he was not happy and left me. I was devastated, and in the process of getting counseling, I learned a lot about myself. More importantly, I learned to trust God and stop trying to manipulate the situation. Three weeks ago, I finally totally turned this over to God. I began to love unconditionally, not listening to advice of others. (Husband) told me he might want to come home. Two days ago he told me he would probably come home soon. Yesterday he told me the stronghold was broken and his feelings had changed. He will be home on Saturday. From this day forward, I vow to be the wife God created me to be, and I thank God and Praise Him for His mighty work. I also thank God for this ministry. Many days I was ready to give up, but Charlyne Cares shined light in the dark places. I look forward to a time of total restoration and healing in my marriage." (Florida)
"On the date of our court hearing, my husband and I came to an agreement and we pulled the divorce out of court for now. We prayed together for reconciliation. We are going to marriage counseling. Thanks to God for the miracle and hope I have been given so far, and pray I will behave true to Jesus to get us through the difficult moments to a truly healthy happy loving and peaceful marriage and family relationship in God." (California)
“For the first time in over 20 years of marriage, I have received from my prodigal a dozen beautiful Red Roses for Valentines. The Lord must be working on this man's heart. We are making plans now for remarriage. All praise to His Glorious Name.” (England)
"Yesterday my husband told me he has turned his life over to the Lord. He cries when he speaks of Jesus and he says he wants to rid of all sin, all lies, all deceit, all hurting of people out of his life forever. He prayed in a group last night and the elders told him there is a calling on his life to preach. What an awesome God we serve." (South Africa)

"I thank God for blessing in my home. After leaving home saying he wanted a divorce, my husband physically came home this year, but mentally was still in the far land. It has not been easy, but after much prayer and fasting, God has performed a miracle in my home. By Thanksgiving my husband was excited about spending Thanksgiving with me, our children and my family. I give all praise to God for restoring our marriage. Every day is better than the day before." (Kentucky)

“Just as our local power company took time to restore the power to our home after Hurricane Wilma, so did God take his time to restore my marriage. The power company needed to make sure that everything was fixed and all the connections were intact. Then they needed to make sure that other people around us were ready. They needed to make sure that everything was 100% before they threw that switch, so that the power did not just flicker and then go off again, but comes on and stays on for good. This is how God has restored my marriage to my wife. After being separated for two years, we are finally restored. God will restore your marriage. If you try to do it yourself, your restoration will only be a 'flicker.' Let God do it. He knows what He is doing and He will do it right so that your family's restoration brings permanent 'light' to your home." (Florida) (From a man who attends Rejoice Pompano.)
"A week ago my husband came home!! This was our second separation. God gave me a peace about the whole thing. During the first separation, all I could pray was God please send my husband home!!! During the LAST separation, my prayer was, "Father He doesn't know You and Your Word says, '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) I pray for God to send him home as much as I prayed for his soul. He suddenly called me a week ago and I was reluctant to call him back, but he called me back before I could call him. This man that came back is the man I fell in love with, the one who knew I was sensitive and could wound easily. This new husband that God gave me is so sweet, loving, tender and remorseful. No one could have ever told me this would happen (that he would be remorseful). I want to let you know God is faithful and please don't doubt Him. He does exceedingly and abundantly more than we can ask for or think of. Please pray for total healing and rebuilding of our marriage. Please know even on my darkest days this was a light to receive your email."(South Carolina)
“Thursday (husband) came to me and begged for my forgiveness. He said that he had been so wrong and he would do anything to have me and our daughters back. He had to reach his own rock bottom before he looked to the Lord and begged for help. The Lord has truly answered my prayers. Your daily Charlyne Cares have been a life saver. You have helped me change my life.” (North Carolina)

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

“PRAISE THE LORD! My husband has left the counterfeit and has come home to his family. He said he felt much turmoil with her and knew he belonged with his family. I know that it was the Holy Spirit telling him to go home. We have a lot to work on, but with prayer I know we will be stronger than before. We are doing things much differently. I know the Holy Spirit will restore my husband's love again. We will continue our journey of restoration knowing the Lord is in control. I hope and pray that the standers out there will continue to keep their faith and believe that the Lord will move their mountain..... just as he did mine.”  (Illinois)

“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)

My husband has been home for two months. I remember reading that Charlyne didn't trust Bob when he returned for a while, but she trusted the Lord. I think of that a lot. I really started struggling again yesterday and today, and cried to the Lord for forgiveness, for peace, to show me what He's saying to me and how He wants me to respond, to help me be so sensitive to the leading of the Spirit, and to keep me in His will. Right in the middle of telling God once again that I just don't know if I can go on, a Covenant Transport truck passed me by. I knew the Lord was telling me, once again, that He will never break His Covenant with me to restore my marriage completely." (Texas)

"My husband filed for divorce. I have been standing with the Lord for restoration and refusing to accept what I was seeing in the flesh. Things looked hopeless. Last night, my husband was at the house, gathering documents for the divorce when God turned his heart. This morning my husband has told me to cancel my attorney. He is dismissing the divorce and moving back home. God gets the glory." (Texas)

"My husband and I were having problems. He met someone and decided to move to another state with her. I was devastated and did not want our marriage to end but divorced him after pressure from him and others. I was online one night and came across Rejoice Marriage Ministries. I really felt inspired and started praying for my husband and our marriage. I had some doubt because I had never heard of standing before, but every time I looked at the site, I knew to keep going. After months with no contact we started talking again and I am thrilled to say we are now getting remarried next week." (California)

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