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 God! My suddenly has happened! My husband and I have been separated for  months. He told me he did not want to be married with such conviction I believed him. I was going to give up my stand but God said no. So I continued to fast and pray. Last Sunday God told me it was over. I didn't know what He meant until a couple days ago. I received a text from the OW saying my husband was miserable and we belong together. The next day my husband called and said he wanted to talk. He told me he wants his old life back and his marriage. I received a text from the OW saying I need to be with my husband and she will never see him again. My soul is overjoyed with thanks and love for God restoring my marriage. Keep the faith standers. With God ALL things are possible. Be blessed; this is only the beginning.”  (Nevada)

"Thank you for your constant encouragement in pointing me to relevant scripture. I can't remember how many times it was exactly what I needed to hear. My husband is ready to com home and to be remarried. God amazes me with answered prayer, bit by bit. We may be married again by next month. It is so exciting to see how God is working things out." (Indiana)

"I found this site when my husband and I separated. During the separation, my relationship with Jesus has grown. His love for me is beautiful. God has restored my life and my marriage."  (North Carolina)

“It’s been a huge blessing since I came home. I've felt the Father’s love more now than I have ever felt. A lot of His love, mercy and grace I felt through my wife when I came home. I was expecting an angry, bitter wife but got the complete opposite. She loved on me and prayed for me and made sure I didn't feel the guilt of what I have done. I just want to encourage everyone that prayer is powerful and they are being heard. I kid you not, when I was gone, I would feel her praying for me and I would start to feel conviction. I encourage you to keep praying and that your prayers are being heard.”  (Returned Prodigal in Florida)

“Praise God, my wife is home! Through many months I heard all the things read about on this site. I saw the ugly emotions and heard the ugly way prodigals talk to standers. I was told there was no chance, she had her free will. There was no sign in the natural that she was close; circumstances did not point to her coming back. But God! My suddenly happened, out of the blue. Now she is invested in me, the kids, and the future. God's ways are higher than our ways and it will come to pass in His timing! I read the Saturday testimonies and never thought I would be able to post. Hold tight standers. God cannot lie. There will be a day where God will move and all your reality will change for his Glory."  (Arizona)

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)

“Six months ago, I moved with my daughter 400 kilometers away from my husband. I wanted to start a new life after my husband moved in with the other woman. But God wanted me to pray for my marriage. I was unable to find work and couldn’t work due to my daughter’s illness but God has always provided good supernaturally. God told me to do what my husband says. He wanted us to come back to our home. Two weeks ago, we moved again, and I got three job offers, and I wasn’t even looking. Praise be to God.”  (Germany) 

“God is so good and faithful. My husband has been a prodigal for a year and a half. He has also been living 500 miles away from me and the kids. Unexpectedly, my husband called and said that he wants to move back home. Hallelujah! Never give up. God hears our prayers and answers them, when we are obedient to His call to stand. After that surprising phone call I lay face down on my floor and wept in thanks to my awesome God. I have prayed for so long that God will heal my husband’s heart and He is doing it. Praise God!” (Alabama)

"I had a problem with my mouth and was always saying hurtful things which made sure that my prodigal would not return. Praise God, after months of praying, my prodigal has told me that he wants his family back and will be moving back in with us. This is the best Christmas gift I could have received other than my closer walk to God that this situation brought me to. I praise God that He does not give up on us." (North Carolina)

“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)

"I spent over a year, standing and praying. Then suddenly, right after a court hearing, when we were due to be divorced that day, after a dream that a man said God sent him to speak to me and told me I would not be divorced, after the judge postponed the hearing for 2 months later, miraculously and by the grace of God, after 3 years of separation, 4 children and I standing and agreeing in prayer, God was faithful and my husband came home. God is awesome, don't ever give up. When all seems hopeless, still praise God for restoring your marriage, because it was when I wanted to give up that I walked by faith and not sight that he came home. Thank you Charlyne for your support and love." (California)

“Just three days ago, I got a call from my husband, whom I have not spoken to in a whole year. He told me how much I hurt him but it’s been hard to be without me. I asked him to forgive me and I wanted him to come home, back to Florida from North Carolina.  As I write this now, my husband is on his way home (driving). I know we will have a lot of work to do but I have learned over the last year a bit more about myself and have grown in the Lord and am still growing. If you know that you know that God told you to stand for your marriage, then STAND. I know that God has big plans for our marriage and one day I will be sharing how God saved my marriage. Know that Satan will try to have you give up but I’m glad I never gave up. Can’t wait to see my husband tonight!”  (Florida)

"Praise to our Father God, prodigals do come home. I prayed, scared and hopeful at the same time. I am happy to say God changed my husband's heart and mine. We are like newlyweds all over. He is going to church again and reading his Bible. We are praying together, and planning to attend a marriage conference. My prayer is that we would boldly proclaim the gospel of Christ with our lives and win others to Him. Your daily devotions were full of scripture and encouraged me in my stand. I thank God for you." (North Carolina)

“My husband divorced me after 25 years of marriage. On Thanksgiving, he told me that he loved me and wanted to remarry and was grateful for the unconditional love and support that I'd shown. We have been dating and he says we will probably be remarried by spring. I am praying that the ceremony will occur on the same date and time of our first marriage. This past weekend we were looking at engagements rings. I am in a daze. It is like in Psalms 126:1; 'When the Lord turned again the captivity...we were like them that dream...' Had I not had the support and encouragement of Rejoice Marriage Ministries, my hope would have been cast away. Jesus, the Resurrected, does resurrect relationships.” (Illinois)

"My husband left and was out of control. I got clean and found this ministry. I lived by it daily. I knew God would bring him. Two years ago, my husband hit a tree on his motorcycle was in a coma for months, but with God’s grace and help, I foght for his life. I knew if he died he would not go to Heaven. I held on with God and my husband is alive. He is home learning to walk and talk and love. I wasn’t expecting God to bring him home like this. I have faith that my husband will continue to get better as will our marriage. God has promised, if I just hold on and never give up. I didn’t and I won’t." (California)

"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)

“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) 

“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)

"Since my husband returned home four months ago, Satan has attacked us relentlessly. However, Almighty God has won every battle for us. He has turned the bad into good every time. Thank you Charlyne and Bob for warning standers not to stop standing after our prodigals come home." (New York)

"My husband and I are together again. God said to me through His Word  and to my heart that He would do it, and now God has been faithful to me. My marriage is better than ever." (Barbados)

“I was a stander for several years. My husband came home. He has a son from this time in the wilderness. The child has become the apple of my eye through the strength and guidance of my Lord Jesus Christ. If it weren't for this separation, I would have never given my life to Jesus Christ. My husband and the world were my first priorities; not my Savoir Jesus Christ.”  (Texas)

"God brought my husband home several months ago. He used a recent movie about what the standing spouse goes through. My husband grabbed my hand and kissed me during the movie. It seemed like now he truly understood the limitless extent of mine and God's love for him." (Louisiana)

"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.
“I was facing divorce last year. My husband struggled with constant infidelity. Now, our situation has turned completely around. We are back in love thanks to God stepping into our lives and our marriage.” (Illinois)

"My spouse and I have been back together for several months after divorce, and I thank God. I was in a car accident and my spouse was there to support me. I realized that he still loves me. I'm still standing for my marriage." (Arizona)

"As soon as I was able to let go and fully let God, my marriage was restored, thanks to the Lord. It all happened just like you said it would. God's time is perfect. My husband left the other woman suddenly, checked into the hospital to detox for alcoholism and came home broken and in need of love, first to God then to a praying, standing wife and our children. No questions asked. Zipping my lips, as you say, is what is making this all a joyful restoration. It is work in progress. He is now to God's glory the lead vocalist for our church choir. Watching him praise God with tearful eyes is what fills the holes that the Enemy tried to bore in me. Praise the Lord. What a mighty God we serve. I hope I can encourage every stander to never, never lose heart. Continue to hold on because just like Charlyne and Bob said, it was all worth what we have now. Thank you for being used by God to keep people like us shining the light for our lost prodigals to find their way home." (New York)

 

"I finally started seeking God's face for the problems in my marriage and I am so thankful to Him that last year my husband came home very suddenly. God has done an awesome work in our marriage. It has been a long road, but it has been a wonderful one. I was saved in March and my husband was just saved in October. God has done things I could not imagine and put such strong feelings between my husband and I. Never give up on your marriage. My favorite scripture, is 'The Lord will fight for you, you must be quiet.' Exodus 14:14" (Kentucky)

"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)

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)

"I found Rejoice Marriage Ministries by searching the web for how to get your spouse to come home. My faith needed renewed and this ministry was the Lord's tool. I began praying for the Lord to change my husband’s heart and for the wisdom to deal with the situation. I continued to pray and cry out to the Lord. He did return home last week on his own and I know it was through God's work because his heart was very hardened about returning. My 'Charlyne Cares' email provides me wisdom for each day to know how to deal with him. I have seen it day after day. Thank you so much for your ministry."  (Oklahoma)

“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)

“My spouse and I separated a year ago. We finalized our divorce in September. I truly thought that all was completely hopeless. I had made up my mind that I would remain alone from here on out. I came across Rejoice Ministries over the Internet. I began to read and pray the Lord’s Word daily. The Lord truly does work in His way and His timing. As of today, my ex-spouse and I are planning to be remarried very soon. We are in the process of trying to purchase a new home for all of us. All six of us are going on a family vacation together in April. Please keep all of us in your prayers. I need to say thank you God for putting the people in my life that you did, this includes both Bob and Charlyne and everyone’s prayers. The glory is truly all His.” (Ohio)
“My wife called me and sounded down. When I asked her if she was OK, she said no. She admitted that she had made of mess of everything, and that she wanted to start doing things the right way. She wanted to be my wife again. She had gone so far as to move in with a man who purposely got her pregnant. She had just lost the baby through a miscarriage and realized the situation she put herself and my children through. Praise God for a change in heart! Thank you so much for you prayers and guidance through my troubled days.” (Florida)
"I am a stander from Guatemala. I love your ministry and Charlyne Cares, because by reading these messages my soul was comforted. The Lord worked in me and after trying to make all perfect by my own strength, the Lord taught me to lean on Him and look to Him. On our 14th anniversary, my husband came back to our home as a surprise, loving me as never before, and that is only the Lord`s work. My husband has been touched and changed by the Lord. Praise the Lord!" (Guatemala)

"Praise God! My husband moved back home! We were separated for several months and God told me immediately to fight for my marriage. I have been praying and standing for my husband since the day after he left. I had seen God moving, but my husband still said he was going to get a divorce. We even went through the pretrial. About that time, I started asking my husband to slow things down. He asked me to dinner so we could talk and he surprised me by saying he still loves me and would like to make things work, but he still had some reservations. We talked for the next few days, and it became clear he wanted to make things work. He moved home right before Christmas. The best Christmas present that our boys and I could have asked for! Never give up on God! He is faithful! We still have work to do, but God is faithful.”  (Ohio)

"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)

“Thank you RMM for encouraging me for three years. April of this year my husband came home...suddenly! He came home the week after our wedding anniversary. We are waiting for vow renewal now. I began to thank God for not letting me sleep through those early morning hours so I could be the one to intercede for my family. The attitude of thanksgiving planted joy in my life and I purposed that no matter what, I would honor the covenant I made before God to show Him I understand His covenant with me is forever, unbreakable. When I was faced with telling someone that my children and I were standing for restoration, I thought maybe this is the one who needs to see that we can trust Christ. People say, ‘You never gave up, you knew he d come back.’ I tell them I didn't know the outcome but God doesn't lie and we can pray His words and claim them. He is faithful!”  (Louisiana)

"My husband who had been gone over a year has returned home. To God be the glory, for only He could have brought my husband home." (Washington State)

  “I fasted weekly and prayed every night for my husband’s salvation. We were divorced but he is now home. He feels God is calling him back. He says that he felt my prayers and cries. We are getting remarried this week.”  (Mississippi)  

"My wife and I were divorced. After 14 years we remarried. I’m glad to see the Steinkamp's testimony. It brings hope. I'll certainly be taking advantage of your online teachings to seek ongoing help for our marriage." (Missouri)

"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)

“He is home! Praise the Lord, my precious husband is home. After several months of separation and an OW, God moved in my husband’s heart and mind. His eyes were opened to see the truth. I loved him unconditionally and cried out to our Lord. This journey was unbelievably hard but it changed me and my marriage for the better and right into God’s arms. Standers don't you dare give up. I wanted to many times and I would have missed out on this beautiful blessing and testimony.”  (Florida)

"I thank God for deliverance, healing, love restored, joy, respect, peace and God in my marriage in Jesus name. I thank God for bringing my husband back home. The only person who is mad is Satan."  (New York)

“Praise the Lord! My beloved husband came by our home to say that he wanted our marriage to work! Isn't the Lord faithful? Three years ago, the Lord gave me Isaiah 58 to read and led me to this website. To all my fellow standers, continue to love our Lord and walk closely with Him. He loves you, your spouse, and your children. He will get complete glory out of your story! Don't give up on God because He won't give up on you...He is able! Forever standing for marriage and families."  (Georgia)

"Two weeks ago my husband came home. I have been standing for my marriage for five years. He said he did not want to live like he had been living any more. He wanted to be a family again with me and our children. The Word works! Keep believing." (Louisiana)
“Last week I ‘legally’ re-married my covenant wife. It truly is a miracle. God has guided us through the storm, and he will continue to do so. I am so grateful! I am so thankful for this ministry. When my wife left several years ago, within a week, a friend from our Bible study knew of a female stander at her work and that woman gave my friend some information and told me about RMM. I was listening to Charlyne's Me Trust God, Now? CD. I screamed in my truck "God, I do trust you but I want proof that you will restore my marriage!!!". At that moment, a Covenant Transport Truck was on the other side of the highway! Many times the ‘natural’ seemed crazy and impossible. But God knew differently. Thank You Lord, Amen! I pray for all standers, many of whom have been waiting much longer than me.”  (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 prodigal has just returned home. After 2 years of living in the far country, he has come to his senses. He moved his things back home on yesterday, 2 years and 2 months after moving them out. My prodigal expressed his desire to come home in March, but continued to live one foot in and one foot out of our lives, living in two worlds. In November, he told me that he would be moving again but not back home. He decided to move in with someone else because he didn't feel that he was ready to come home yet, to do right. I cried out to the Lord, I know that you didn't bring me this far to leave me. I remembering feeling like I have all but given up on my stand, but the Lord continued to tell me to press on and just believe him no matter what. I remember reading a praise report from one of your standers which gave me much encouragement. I also remember writing you for encouragement and you sent me a beautiful teaching tape from Charlyne entitled "The truth shall set them free." I called this my emergency tape, for I would listen to this on the times when I felt like given up. I also have highlighted specific paragraphs and statements in Bob's 'Prodigals Do Come Home,' things that were closer relative to my prodigal. I praise God for last week was our 5 year wedding anniversary. Yesterday evening, he told me that he wanted to come back home. That he had several dreams where he was being told literally that I was his wife and to go home. I told him praise the Lord, I have been waiting for you. He told me that he was so grateful to have a God fearing wife to stand for him, in spite of the mess he had made of his life. I praise God for I have now picked up my copy of 'After The Prodigal Returns' to read. Something Charlyne always says is the standing really begins after the prodigal comes home and I truly believe it. I just praise God for not giving up on me to not giving up on my spouse. Thank you for your wonderful ministry. I know as I have heard many others that this stand is far from over, and it really has just begun! PTL."

"I want to thank you and praise the Lord for my husband coming home.  We still have a lot to work on. but he is back in the house. This morning he left for work and told me he loved me. Praise God for all he has done in me and my spouse. Thank you Lord for bringing him home. I pray that my husband will find God himself. Thank you again for your Charlyne Cares and the web site." (Oregon)

"We serve a God who does the impossible! My spouse left his non-covenant marriage almost 6 months ago and moved to another state. During that time (although I saw nothing!), God was 'moving on His side of the mountain!' He recently announced to me that he wants his family back as quickly as he can get a divorce. His heart indeed changed suddenly, and thanks to this ministry and the work of the Holy Spirit, I am ready to receive him back! Our God is faithful to complete the work He has begun, and restoration is always His will! Never give up on the Lord's promises! Thank you RMM! Thank You, Lord!" (Tennessee)
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