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!

"I was served with divorce papers the day after Christmas. The final hearing was two days after Easter. One week later my husband decided it was wrong what he was doing and wanted to return to his family. My marriage is now restored and we are working towards building a better life with God's grace." (Florida)

"I've been standing for the restoration of my marriage for years. Yesterday my husband who has been living in another state told me that he wants his family back. We have adult children and grandchildren and now, Praise God, my husband misses and wants his family back! To God Be the Glory for all the great things that only He could have done." (Alabama)

“My patience and prayers have been answered.  Thanks to God, the support of your group and the strength from God to remain patient, tolerant and loving toward my ex-wife, we remarried in our parish church in February, on our original wedding date. Our divorce was final in June of last year and by November my ex wanted to cut off any further contact. Then miraculously, only days later, she was moved to return and wished to put our marriage back together. Thank you for all your prayers and support. Praise the Lord our marriage has been restored.”  (Michigan)

"After months of separation, my husband and I are back together. The road is bumpy sometimes, but God led me to this path rather than divorce and I know it is the right one. I praise God for His presence in my life and His promises for our future. With His help I know we will make it." (Illinois)

"Praise the LORD! The day before our wedding anniversary my husband and I met with the lawyer to dissolve the divorce. It will be filed with the court on our anniversary. My husband returned suddenly before Thanksgiving just as Charlyne has taught. Thanks to this ministry for declaring the good news about God's ways. To God be the glory for the great things He does. Only He can restore, and what He joins together let no man separate." (New Mexico)

“I have been standing for some months now and my suddenly happened today. My wife and I really hadn't spoken because of a court order. But the order was dissolved last week and she got in contact to tell me that that she didn't want me back home. Within a week she had hit a lot of financial problems and had asked for my help. She texted me and she said she would go to the courts on Monday to do an immediate dismissal of the divorce. I thank God that she said that but I'm a little scared that she is doing it only because she can't do it financially. Please continue to pray that God softens her heart. Stay strong standers. God does hear our prayers. John 11:41-42.”  (Florida)

“I had an affair of three months, got pregnant and my husband divorced me. At first he wanted to work things out with me and even raise the baby. I was selfish and made bad choices and chose the wrong path for a short time. We were apart for some time and I was getting my life back on track with God. The Lord has healed and forgiven my sins. Thanks to Him, my husband and I are remarried. He is amazing and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! Never give up!”  (USA)

"During Holy Week my prodigal who divorced me last year began moving things home. On Easter we spent time with both extended families after no contact with them in years. Hallelujah, Jesus is risen and He is resurrecting our marriage." (Ohio)

"I thank Almighty God for leading the way to restoration. My husband and I are dating again. He has invited me to church many times. God is faithful to His Word." (California)

“God has answered in so many ways. There is a change in our relationship. God convicted me of His very personal love for me, which is all I need, and He told me to love my spouse for His Sake, for He loves my spouse. He granted me peace and a new will to fight and pray for my marriage. I thank and praise God for your ministry, which is like a beacon of light in a dark world.” (Illinois)
“Praise God for His faithfulness. After two hard years of standing, my wife and I are getting back together. We will be meeting with our pastor for marriage counseling. I thank God that I never gave up. My prodigal spouse is also glad that I stood in faith as this has been the turning point in her life. God is faithful.” (South Africa)

"Yesterday my husband returned home and repented. God is changing our lives. It was a special moment in my life, surprised and without words on how to thank the Lord for the victory. The Glory is all for my Lord. It was long months of waiting, but my God is so great and so faithful. To my Jesus be the glory and honor." (Guatemala)

"My husband has returned. I trusted in the Lord and the Lord was true to His word. For the first time in my life I learned the Lord was my everything and I learned to trust Him." (California)

 "What Satan meant for harm, God has surely used for His glory. My wife and I are currently working things out. We celebrated our homecoming by building a bonfire and destroying everything she had accumulated in the far country. We then burned all the divorce papers, which disappeared along with the lawyers. It has been a long hard struggle for three years, raising children alone, but God has strengthened me beyond measure. I love His Word. I love His promises. But most of all I have fallen in love with my Savior. He can do all things. We have a lot of work to do now, but our God is faithful and I know He is there with us. Standers, no matter what Satan throws at you, don't give in. Turn to Jesus and leave it in the hands of the One who can handle it." (Alabama)

“Our Lord moves mountains, PTL. After a year and a half separation, my prodigal is home. The devil led him astray and he hardened his heart and ears to the Lord. The Lord promises us that His Words do not return void. The Lord finds his lost sheep and while I let go and let God, always in prayer, God also found me and rebuilt me. Then He opened my husband's ears and softened his heart and showed him the deception that Satan had blinded him with. Our God is an amazing God. Praise and glory to Him. Never give up. Allow God to move the mountain and fill your heart and your prodigal’s because what He did for me He'll do for you. Amen.”  (Florida)

“I thank the Lord for doing a mighty work in my marriage. I found your web site and have been blessed and encouraged not to give up on my marriage. My spouse was unfaithful last year and I forgave him and he stayed in the marriage. He is a unbeliever. I'm praying for him daily. We have been married almost 13 years. Without God's divine healing and hand in our lives we would not have stayed together. Today I can say I love my spouse and He has chosen to love and take care of me and our kids. He chose not to leave me too. Our relationship is healing and we are closer to each other and working on our marriage. I'm trusting Jesus everyday and I'm walking by faith and not by sight. I love the Lord and praise Him for what He is doing in my spouse's life and mind. Thank You Jesus because I have prayed and chosen not to give up and to see that the Lord is faithful and hears our prayers.” (Hawaii)

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

“My husband and I are starting life anew. I was in such shock on Christmas Eve when my husband wanted to stay at our house after opening gifts with our children and actually wanted me by his side. We talked for hours. He wanted to stay home. There is much healing that will need to take place, but the joy far outweighs the sorrow. I kept clinging to the message that God is in control.” (Ohio)
“My husband came back to me one year ago. He is a Christian now and is completely transformed. This is what I prayed over him while he was away. I had a cross that reminded me to pray for my husband; sometimes two or three times a day.” (Texas)
"I always and will give God all the Glory! The Lord has touched my husband's heart. My husband and I been back together for many months. In this process of my faith, God has brought my husband and I closer together and we have a great friendship that we never had when we were in our marriage" (Ohio)

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

I found your website and committed myself to God completely and trusted Him with restoring my marriage. I also allowed God to change me. My husband fell back in love with me, but didn't think I would want him if I knew what he had been doing. He called me asking if I could forgive him if I knew everything. I told him that I already knew and had forgiven him. He came home that night, confessed everything, and has rededicated his life to God and our marriage. Thank you so much for encouraging me not to give up my stand." (Idaho)

“PTL, my wife has returned! After some years away and many months of standing, she rededicated her life to Christ and is currently going through the fires of repentance. She has begun referring to me as her husband again and is speaking of a ministry that we need to start to help others. All standers need to know, never to give up! This came suddenly and in a period of extreme silence. BUT GOD kept bringing me back to being obedient each time I wanted to quit. There is so much to praise but I want it known that I've heard so much from her that sounded like I was listening to Bob's writings. All the times I thought things were 'perfect' on the other side of the mountain, she tells me she was never happy. She said how the Holy Spirit never left her alone and finally got so loud that she decided to have a mustard seed of faith to leave the OM and come home. Not out of love (but the rekindling by the Lord is taking place now) but out of obedience. Now the standing really begins. Never give up!”  (Kansas)

"My husband returned home to our family the week before Christmas! We are communicating well, attending church together, and building our family back! My husband is way more helpful around the house, more hands-on with our girls, and so positive and happy! I am thanking God for His faithfulness! I am also thanking Rejoice Marriage Ministries for the peace and encouragement I received from the daily devotionals, CD's and books! Keep standing....God does want to restore your marriage." (Texas)
“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)
"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)

“Four years ago my marriage was coming to an end. It was a wilderness time for sure. Rejoice Marriage Ministries was such as blessing. Praise God my prodigal came home. During the last four years we have had so many blessings and miracles and have survived a failed business, job loss, financial devastation and illness, even while rebuilding our marriage. God's hand has been on our marriage this entire time. I just needed to open my arms and surrender and trust His plan. Next Sunday my church will air my testimony of God restoring our marriage. It will be broadcast online and over 2,000 parishioners will see it as well. God has arranged for the airing of this testimony exactly four years later, TO THE DATE, from when my husband left. I am so honored to share that "GOD HEALS HURTING MARRIAGES!!" I praise God that he rescued us and our testimony will be used to glorify Him. Please pray that it will inspire forgiveness and trust in the Lord. Thank you!”  (Maryland)

"My husband came home last month. We'd been separated for a year. When we separated, I just wanted a divorce...but God!! I found this site four months ago and began to STAND. My husband is from a different culture and believes it's ok to have other women on the side. I'm learning to not be a victim and to rely on God. I've made God my focus and I know it's possible for God to change his heart and mind and make him a new man. Thank you Jesus!"  (Georgia)

"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)

Thank you for your ministry resources and especially Charlyne Cares, which have sustained me on my darkest days. As a childless stander, I had a long summer of absolutely no communication with my husband. He returned to our home last week to get warmer clothes and asked me out for dinner. I praised God as I opened my Charlyne Cares on the morning of our dinner and read the title, "Lord, Rekindle and Reignite My Love". God is so good and He's doing just that. We're making plans to move him back home. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (North Carolina)

“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)

"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)

"After months of standing strong and firm in the Lord for my marriage and my family, my husband has returned home. God moves mountains. Praise be to Him. The first step has been taken, we now have hundreds more to take. I know by putting God first He will guide us through." (Iowa)

“To God alone be ALL the glory. He has come through for me. He has confirmed to me that my marriage is restored, my husband desires only me, and will be happy with me. He has removed the OW. He has given us anointing to conquer as a couple.....only the love of God can do such things for us. He has told me to build an altar of praise as He comes down. This is my season He says. Fellow standers...don't give up. God will surely come and save you. So great is His faithfulness. All praise to Him alone.”  (Uganda)

“My suddenly happened last Sunday. My prodigal called and asked me to pick him up. The OW packed all her things and moved away. My husband has asked me and the kids to move in with him. Glory to God for His awesomeness. We still have some ways to go but praise God he is home with us. Trusting God for His promises of complete restoration and New Beginnings. God is always in control and on the throne making a way from no way. Thank You Lord for everything. Thank You Lord for bringing me through and I thank You for my husband and family too.”  (Georgia)

"My husband and I got back together after months of separation. I stood for my marriage the whole time, and thanks to God and "Charlyne Cares," I got through. We celebrated our anniversary last week. On that day, God tested my husband. He saw the other woman unexpectedly even though she lives miles away. He decided not to talk to her because there was no point. He didn't feel anything for her and felt happy with me. He told me he is where he wants to be and in the anniversary card he thanked me for not giving up on us, even though when we were apart he thought I was crazy for waiting for him to come back. God is amazing."  (United Kingdom)

My husband committed adultery two years ago and I thought we were finished. But God saw potential in my husband. I decided to stay with him and am I glad I stayed to see all the wonderful miracles God did in my marriage. He saved my husband from hell, turned our whole family completely around, and now we are the new Children's Pastors at our church. Praise God. (Texas)

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

“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)

"I first came to standing when my second husband was taken into sin by someone he had met through work. They both divorced their spouses to be together. As God led me through this difficult time I realized that my spouse was not the only prodigal. I am the prodigal from my first marriage. We have been divorced seven years because of my sin and his addictions. He never stopped loving me or wanting his family back. God told me to restore my marriage and after much Bible study I realized that He was speaking to me of my covenant marriage. I have caused a lot of damage and hurt to many people, but thank God that He has brought me to my senses and saved me from myself and my sin. There is a wedding date set for January 1 to re-marry the husband of my youth. God gave us each a new love and forgiveness towards each other for all the pain that we have caused each other. God is also using me to lead my husband to Him by my faith and giving my husband the tools he needs to overcome his addictions. Our children could not be happier and neither could we." (State removed due to nature of testimony.)

“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)
"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)

"Praise God, my husband has returned home. Although he is not admitting that it was God who sent him home, I know that it was the Almighty. I knew my prayers would be answered, but I didn't think it would be so quick. We have a lot of work to do and I know we can do it because I refuse to stop standing and praying." (Florida)

"My husband moved out of our home. He said he was never coming back. I saw the hand of God nudge my husband back home slowly but surely. My prodigal came back home unannounced a month ago. God is faithful to complete what He started." (Kenya)

"My husband has been home 7.5 months now and it's been a glorious time. God not only removed my husband from darkness and sin but he removed me it, too. I was a bitter wife and didn't respect my husband the way God calls me to. To all standers, never give up on what God calls you to do. Your true unconditional love will knit your spouse's heart to you again. The other day I told the same story about how I knew my husband was the one and I expected my husband to tell the same story from 17 yrs ago but instead he said "when you showed me unconditional love." God will complete His good work." (Georgia)

"After years away in the far away country and numerous false starts home, the Lord has brought my husband back. My circumstances seemed so hopeless but God prevailed, even if there is no home for him to come home to because my kids and I moved back to my parents' house. We now literally have to start from scratch, yet he still opted to leave the comfortable life he had in the far country. The spiritual warfare is even more real to me now, but I choose to rest upon the Lord." (Philippines)

"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 marriage has been restored. Over the past several months Jesus has revealed his heart to me and we have moved mountains together. I went from a believer to a follower. The key to this resurrection was being immersed in the Word and countless hours in prayer. God has been so faithful. Thank you Bob and Charlyne for this ministry." (Minnesota)

"I want to thank the Lord for bringing my husband home one year ago. In the past year, I have seen the hate walls come down, and his softer, gentle side is being returned. What a wonderful God we serve." (Alabama)

 "My prodigal was in the far county for months, then suddenly everything changed. What God has promised He will fulfill no matter what the enemy is saying. We are over a year into our restoration. My husband has thanked me for standing for him and our marriage."  (California)

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