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!

"God has once again moved in a mighty and powerful way and He did it suddenly. God, in His great Mercy and Grace, brought my husband back home to us and everyday I get to see the miracle and work of God being done in my family and I. Although my spouse is an unbeliever, I am standing on the promises of God's Word and He will do just what He says. My returned prodigal is proof of God's Word not returning to Him void." (Georgia)

(posted 12/8/2007)
"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) (posted 12/16/2005)

“A marriage restored many wonderful years now, Praise God! Our marriage is better than when we first fell in love, and each year God has been faithful to deepen our love and intimacy. He transformed not only our marriage, but our Christian walk as well. This is what the LORD says: ‘I will go before you, Cyrus, and level the mountains. I will smash down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron.’ Isaiah 45:2 (NLT) The battle is God’s. All we have to do is stand faithfully, waiting for Him to act. Even now, when I see a rainbow, I am moved; it reminds me that God heard my prayers and answered them. Thank you, Jesus for Your love and mercies and restoring our marriage.”  (North Carolina)

(posted 9/3/2013)
"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) (posted 1/7/2005)

"I spoke with Charlyne on the phone in 2003 after my husband left home. Charlyne spent time with me and taught me about 'free will'  and how to stand. My husband finally returned home on Good Friday, 2004. My son and I were thrilled at what the Lord had done."  (Georgia)

(posted 11/25/2006)
"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) (posted 11/20/2004)

“My marriage was so rocky. I thought I was trying real hard, but still imagined I deserved more. I stayed away for a year. I came back in faith exactly a year later, trusting my husband's anger would subside if only I would obey the Lord, and reconcile. Your website was my friend and encouragement when I had little external encouragement. A year later, we couldn't be happier, and all has been healed ! It is true that only one spouse standing makes a difference and God still does miracles! I will never be sorry I came back home. I believe my kids are better off, and we are all happier. Thank you and Him!”  (Wyoming)

(posted 2/11/2014)
“My husband came home New Year's Eve. I need God now more than ever. I continue my stand, and am thankful that God is doing a work in me.” (California) (posted 1/6/2006)

“All the glory goes to God. My husband came back after several grueling months. I read these testimonies, wishing and, at times, doubting that I would get the privilege to write one. But God! Throughout the storm, when my husband's heart was hardened, God found a way to bring him back to me with a soft heart. I'm so thankful, and these testimonies gave me strength when I had felt like giving up. Please don't give up, God hears your cries and will not hold back when the time is right. The Lord gave me Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV). Call onto me and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things that thou knowest not as well as Matthew 7:7 (KJV) Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. I will keep praying for restored marriages all around the world. Don't give up, He is faithful.”  (California)

(posted 11/18/2013)
"Praise the Lord, my husband has come home 'suddenly'! Thank you so much for proclaiming that God heals hurting marriages. I learned to forgive my husband for everything, love him unconditionally, and stand for my marriage boldly proclaiming the word of God - my husband came home. We have been praying together every night. Thanks to your books I knew what to expect and I'm still standing for him to be saved and our marriage completely healed. I will continue to pray for hurting marriages and give my testimony to other couples in crisis." (Maryland) (posted 1/28/2011)

"I sought the Lord and He heard my cries. My husband returned to our family after being gone for months and living with the other woman. I give all the praise and glory to Jesus who does answer prayer." (Texas)

(posted 9/12/2008)
“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) (posted 8/19/2014)
"My wife and daughter left our home months ago. I was served with restraining orders and then with divorce papers. I had not so much as spoken to my wife during the last four months. Our court date is less than a week away. I received a call last night from my wife telling me that she does not want the divorce and that she is contacting her attorney to stop the process. God is working another miracle." (California) (posted 11/20/2004)
“Today I celebrate God’s greatness. My husband has returned. It looked dead, even to the point of him entering into a marriage in another religion. Today God has shown me that He is the resurrection power, He alone is able. It’s a very long story, with much pain and heartache. It’s a story that took me down to the valley. But Jesus is the God of the mountain tops. Standers, pray without ceasing, believe without doubting, and above all pray for the salvation of your spouse. My husband had a Damascus Road experience and God did the rest. I pray for every one of you, let hope rise! Jesus is alive and seated at the right hand of the Father. He’s interceding for us, that we may always overcome.”  (South Africa) (posted 8/31/2014)
“My suddenly came just as Charlyne says….suddenly. Just one week before my prodigal’s return, he said there would never, ever be hope for us. He was in a relationship with another woman and seemed happy. A lie from the enemy. Then he called and wanted to talk about us! Just like that. God transformed both him and me. We are so much more in love then we have ever been and the Lord answered every prayer big and small. My husband said he knew where God wanted him to be because of the verses he would turn to in the Bible. They always said the same thing. He was living in sin and God showed him that he needed to return to his family. PTL! God is so good. Believe my friends. My situation looked hopeless, but God! Your miracle could be just around the corner. Keep your eyes on God only. He wants your marriage restored even more than you do!” (Australia) (posted 10/8/2014)

"My husband has been home since May. Although we sometimes struggle with issues, I give it to God. I give him all the praise. My husband realizes how much he was deceived. I am just so happy that my family is together again." (Florida)

(posted 11/25/2006)
“I want to give all the praise and glory to God because my situation seemed hopeless. When my wife told me she was torn between me and her love for another man, it was soul destroying. I completely blamed myself and was lost as to what to do. But praise God, because I immediately found this website. God used the teaching here to turn my anger to love and I let my wife go. I had to place this in God’s hands. That was 18 months ago. Today, I can report that my wife never left! She broke things off with the OM and the Lord has been restoring us this past year. My wife even started attending church with me again! Her heart is still softening towards God but every day I see change. I will pray for other standers always.” (Australia) (posted 10/13/2014)

“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)

(posted 9/30/2013)
“Early October God woke me up from a deep sleep and told me to get ready, my husband was coming home. I realized that it was my heart God was changing. I told my husband what God had promised me and since he was living with his new girlfriend, he became very angry. He accused me of harming our daughter by making her think her Dad was coming home. I was ready for a long stand. I had on my full armor of God and was ready to fight Satan's attacks against my family. My battle lasted one month. My husband came over on Thanksgiving Day so that he could spend a few hours with our daughter, and never went back. We were married one week later. This shocked family, friends and even me. God bless you and your ministry.” (Texas) (posted 1/21/2005)

“God is amazing! My prodigal left but I told him I loved him and would be praying for the restoration of our marriage. Praise God my prodigal is home. I still believe that he is being blinded by Satan but in my darkest moments I surrendered my life to Christ. God became so real to me. I see things now the way Jesus does. God is still working on my heart. I am not giving up. He is my Comforter, Counselor and Healer. I stand amazed at the strength God has given me. I know without a shadow of a doubt God will completely restore my marriage. My God is so big, so strong and so mighty there is nothing my God cannot do! Proverbs 3:5-6.”  (South Carolina) 

(posted 11/19/2012)

"My husband left, but the next month moved back home. I stood on God's Word. Even though I felt broken and alone, God was with me all the time. We're now communicating and loving each other, spending time with one another and with the children. I am grateful to the Lord for restoration. (Maryland)

(posted 7/11/2008)
"Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always...Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." I Chronicles 16:8-11,34 (posted 11/22/2006)
"About one and half years ago I asked for a prayer partner here in New York, and the good Lord put one in my path. Last week she felt the Lord telling her to send her husband some property that he was seeking in their divorce settlement. When she did, after much dying to flesh, he was so taken by it that he came to get it and stayed for dinner and much conversation, and the promise to become friends again. The encouragement was well received by us both and we continue to pray and listen for the leading of the Lord. Please stand with us for this marriage." (New York) (posted 11/20/2004)

“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)

(posted 12/3/2012)

"After being separated over a year, God is in the process of restoring my marriage. My husband is living at home again on the weekends and works out of town all week. God has done this, despite the fact that my husband had an affair, a non-covenant child, left me, left the ministry and our church. But God is faithful. What God has promised, He is also able to perform."  (Texas)

(posted 11/18/2006)
"My husband came back home this weekend. The Holy Spirit let me know it was time. My husband is not saved, but he said God told him it was time and he wants to truly get to know God and go to church. I know the battle it not over until he is totally delivered and my husband confesses Jesus as Lord. I thank you for your prayers and the book, 'Prodigals Do Come Home.' It was very powerful in my life.” (New York) (posted 4/22/2005)
“My husband has been home for three months and both of us continue to depend on the Lord for the complete restoration of our marriage. Your ministry has been such a help and support to me throughout my stand. I still thank God for bringing him home.” (Delaware) (posted 1/28/2005)
"I just wanted to say thank you and praise the Lord. My husband left me for another woman. After standing for my marriage and with the help of your ministry my husband returned home October 2001. I still read your messages and just wanted to let you know how much it helped me in my life. May God bless you both." (posted 11/20/2004)

"Easter morning my husband called and wanted to go to church with me and the kids. At the end of the service, my husband and my son stood to rededicate their lives to Jesus. Later my husband invited us over to eat. When we got there he had his wedding ring on, and he said he wants to reconcile and come home! Glory to God, the answers to my prayers are manifesting." (Texas)

(posted 4/4/2008)
“My husband and I are getting along better than ever and even doing things together. Two weeks ago he spent his first night at our house this year. God had given me the scripture, 'Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!' (Luke 1:45) and I believe this is His confirmation to me that He is continuing to work for His glory. Praise Him.” (North Dakota) (posted 1/28/2005)

"God spoke clearly to me and told me to stand, and He brought healing to my spirit. My husband watched these changes in me, but his hurt kept him isolated and angry. But God was working in his heart too. Five months ago, my husband confessed that he still loved me. Since that time, God has restored all aspects of our marriage. There is a trust and an intimacy that was never there before. God's peace reigns in our home and we continue to experience His blessing and provision." (North Carolina)

(posted 10/4/2007)
"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)
(posted 8/30/2012)
"My wife and I were re-married in August and we are on our way to a restored marriage. Thanks for all of your help and encouragement. There have been a few bumps but I'm so positive we will make it this time. I continue to read Charlyne Cares every day. Nothing is impossible!" (Texas) (posted 1/28/2011)

“Men, it is difficult for us to wait for a prodigal wife. Images come to our mind that kill us. But STOP! They are lies from the enemy. I had many months of complete and utter silence from my wife until I gave in to God's will and trust. One month later she came back with tears, fear, and a greater love. Remember to pick up your cross and follow Christ. God will renew your home, just as He is rebuilding mine. Amen!”  (Texas)

(posted 4/15/2013)
“Only got a second, because I am at work, but wanted to let you know my wife moved back in with me over the weekend. Things are going especially well, and God gets all the credit.” (California) (posted 11/20/2004)
“I had fallen away from prayer, church and God for a very long time and my husband and I were unhappy. Eventually my husband left me and our children. I looked for a way to connect back to God because I wasn’t sure whether to file for a divorce or not; I needed an answer on that decision. I prayed, confessed, repented, fasted and found this website. I literally got a huge sign that I should not get a divorce, so I continued my life with faith that whether it was today or when I’m old, God would keep His promise and I was okay with that. My husband is now wanting to return and we are working on our marriage. I am in awe and very humbled by the whole experience. Let go and let God. PTL!”  (Texas) (posted 2/16/2015)
We received a letter this week from a woman who has been a part of this Ministry for over ten years. Her file number is in the 300's on a list that now numbers in the ten thousands. For over ten years, she has received material from us, and we have been praying for her family. Since a weekend in the mid 1990's when she came to South Florida for a Rejoice conference, a photo of her family has been displayed on one of the photo boards in the Rejoice office. Look what the Lord has done:

"Just a note to let you know that my husband and I were remarried after being divorced for 14 years. Our marriage is still very much a work in progress. I know 'He who began a good work in me will bring it to completion.' Thank you both for all of your encouragement and help. More people need to know that God DOES heal hurting marriages!" (Ohio) (posted 8/12/2005)

“My husband offered to housesit for me while the children and I went to see my parents. To make a long story short, my husband decided he was coming home and staying home and moved his things back. Praise God. He took care of everything, even when my husband kept insisting he would not be coming back, He brought him home, suddenly, unexpectedly. My husband’s response to me and others was, ‘Why would I want sausages when I can have steak at home?’ Amen.” (Australia) (posted 11/25/2005)

"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)

(posted 6/26/2008)

"My husband and I been through so many trials with family deaths and his illness, that changed both of us. I became an unhappy and unappreciative wife. My husband left. My relationship with the Lord was suffering. Him leaving was the best thing that ever happened to me. It woke me up. I started praying as a stander. But little did I realize that the Lord was going to reveal all the things in me that needed to change. 1 Peter 3 and Proverbs 31 are Chapters that helped me see the kind of wife I'm supposed to be. I repented and started seeking the Lord to change my heart and my husband's. I had to accept that I could not change my husband, only the Lord can do that. I went to my husband and asked for his forgiveness for all my shortcomings as a wife. I asked him to give me another chance. He is now home." (California)

(posted 12/1/2006)

"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)

(posted 12/8/2007)

“My wife and I were divorced. But only months later she began to come and see me and tell me she was sorry and she loved me. She got pregnant with the other man and pulled away for a time, but several months later she came home. A year after she left she suddenly came home a new person in Christ. We were remarried this year and just had a little baby boy whom I adopted. God has blessed us more than we deserve. Our marriage is so much better and more wonderful than words can express.”  (Maryland)

(posted 10/13/2013)

"My husband filed for divorce and left me. It seemed impossible but God never quit working behind the scenes. Just before the divorce was final, my husband confessed and asked to come home. God is healing our family. Thank You, Jesus." (Kansas)

(posted 1/8/2009)

"My husband and I separated and he said he was never coming back. He was very strong in his decision to divorce me, and I was strong in my decision to stand for our marriage. A couple weeks ago, my husband came back. I let him know that he is loved and forgiven, by me and by God. Miracles do happen." (California)

(posted 2/1/2008)
“Praise God above. I have been a stander some months now. I was so devastated when my husband left but God is good and powerful. He talked to me through His Word that I should not leave my husband because He hates putting away. Now miracles and wonders were presented to me. Standing is not about how hard-hearted or hard-headed my husband is but how powerful God is. He has gone from an arrogant husband to a friendly one. God can turn favor upon favor to us standers. Keep on standers, believe, trust, stand and be still. Our God is mightier than we can imagine.”  (Philippines) (posted 8/31/2014)

“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) 

(posted 7/4/2013)
"It's has been one and a half years since God restored our marriage. Married less than a year we were on the brink of divorce with my husband moving to another country leaving me and my newborn with no support. Today we are a praying , spirit filled family leaning on God for love and provision. We love each other, God and Rejoice Marriage Ministries. Don't ever give up. The Lord wills your marriage be restored. You don't need anyone in life but the Lord. He is your Spouse. He will lead your earthly-spouse back home. PTL!"  (Singapore)
(posted 8/30/2012)
"My prodigal has been moving back home since Christmas. Around Valentine's weekend we attended a marriage seminar. I can hardly believe my eyes, after standing for 15 years. Thank you for today's message about waiting for the LORD's timing. It's hard to wait, but we can't hasten it any more than one can 'help' a butterfly come forth from its cocoon without doing harm to it." (Pennsylvania)
(posted 4/17/2011)
"My husband has been gone for months and in a adulterous relationship. Today he came over to give me money and I asked if we could talk. He told me that he wants to come home. He said he knows that our marriage was ordained by God and I been more than wonderful thru it all. He thanked me and said he loves me and is working things out." (Florida) (posted 11/20/2004)
“PTL, my in-home prodigal came home right after work and was actually smiling as he entered the house! I told him you actually look happy to be here. The next day he called later and the devil tried to shake me. I went into my prayer closet and prayed and praised. When he came home an hour later he had flowers and a card! Praise the Lord he is moving on the other side. He is guiding our lost sheep home. Thank You oh gracious and precious Lord!”  (Alabama) (posted 2/23/2015)
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