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 husband has been talking about divorcing me. I have been pursuing God relentlessly. Now we are back under the same roof and sleeping in the same bed. I would not have thought this possible. God is showing me that He is in control. Praise God." (Virginia)

(posted 1/4/2008)
“I am so thankful for what my Lord is doing in my life, and in my husband and my daughter. God is healing and working out the restoration of my marriage and my family. My husband has begun the healing with God and has told me that he is praying and is asking God's help. God is in control. Praise Him for loving us so very much.” (Florida) (posted 2/17/2006)

 "My prodigal came back last week. He suddenly sees the other person in a different light and wants his family. Praise the Lord. My prayers continue to be for him to stay on this path and for him to repent fully." (Minnesota)

(posted 6/1/2007)
“My prodigal husband came home last night to stay. I stood on all the scriptures that pertained to healing and restoration. I lived for Charlyne's and Bob's daily inspiration. I cried and worked through the anger, but trusted God and He delivered. We will get Christian counseling and there will be continued prayer for healing. This is another confirmation that standing is worth it. Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Michigan) (posted 1/28/2005)
“I have been standing for two years. Our faithful Lord God has been speaking to my husband in the far country. I stopped trying to get my husband back and started doing everything I could to walk uprightly before God. Two days ago my husband told me he is moving back home. Hallelujah! You can't tell me God doesn't answer prayer He gets the glory for doing the impossible. I'm still standing and will keep on standing as I watch and see what God is going to do in our marriage.” (California) (posted 1/20/2006)
"God told me to be still and He would fight for me. It truly is darkest before the dawn. Monday I was so depressed I didn't go to work. God told me to expect my husband home, and to believe it was already done, and not to let my words and doubt stop my miracle. Well, I held on to God's promise and after months of separation, my husband called and wanted to see me. By the next evening all his things were moved back in the house. I'm writing this as I lay next to my husband. God will do it, just believe and be patient, everything I prayed and confessed has manifested." (Pennsylvania) (posted 1/28/2011)

"I wanted to praise the Lord for a wonderful holiday season. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas. I know my God will finish what He has begun in my home." (Georgia)

(posted 12/29/2006)

 "Praise God, He has healed my marriage. After my husband left, I was devastated, but I felt that I must seek God, not the world. It was hard some days, but God put so many people in my life that had gone thru this. I started believing that nothing was too hard for God. We are going to a Christian counselor. I know that God can do anything. Praise be to the Lord." (Texas)

(posted 1/26/2007)

“On our 14th wedding anniversary, my husband and I renewed our marriage vows. For almost three years, he left me and the children for someone else. The situation seemed impossible for many people including Christians, but I kept on believing what God told me. After fasting and praying, my husband left the OW last November and now we have a new marriage. Our children are witnesses to what God can do. Many people were crying at our celebration and realized that our miracle can also be their miracle. God is wonderful! Keep praying in Jesus’ name and wait for the unbelievable!”  (Mexico)

(posted 8/15/2013)

“I've been standing for almost a year and my suddenly happened a few weeks ago. God used a car accident to open my husband’s eyes. God is in control of all things. My husband was enraged with anger, resentment and bitterness, BUT GOD. I wanted to give up so many times, but I stayed faithful believing that God was going to keep to His promise and bring my husband back home. He has not only returned back home, but we are more in love with each other than ever before. Keep the course, don't give up, the restoration of your marriage can happen at any moment. God was faithful in the midst of my hurt, confusion and loneliness. Thank you Rejoice Ministries for keeping me encouraged and hopeful in the midst of my fear and uncertainty.”  (California)

(posted 11/11/2013)
"Praise the Lord! My husband has come back from the far country. He came to the house and asked to move back in. He said he read about divorce in Leviticus. He also was sitting at the bar listening to people older than himself complaining about being alone and he didn't want to be one of those people. He said he realized he had someone who loved him unconditionally and a place he could be. Praise the Lord for providing for me and changing my heart. I am not the same person I was when he left. God provided for me and my children's every need. Thank you again for allowing God to work through you and give the Godly wisdom to pass on to others." (posted 11/20/2004)
  “My husband has been home for several months! Praise God, only He could have made it happen!  God changed his heart. Please standers, believe that prodigals do come back and stay home. Our marriage has been better than ever and God is now the center of it all! My husband is growing spiritually and I’ve learned to zip my lips. It was impossible, but God came down and made it possible. Trust Him only! As I was reading my Bible tonight I went to Jeremiah 24:6-7 and I had dated the day that the Lord gave me that Word. It was the day before my husband asked to come back home. I had no clue he was coming back, he had given me no signs. But I believed and claimed that promise to my family. And the Lord is restoring a double portion! Believe! Let go and let God! He is the God of the impossible and He will not give His glory to another!”  (Florida) (posted 9/19/2014)
“I want this to encourage those who are praying for their spouses. I prayed for my husband for years, while we were together and after he left home. There were times I’d get so down and discouraged, but the Lord always had a way of picking me back up and helping me stand. My husband is now home, we are seeking spiritual counseling and working toward a healthy, whole marriage, allowing God to be the center. Be encouraged! Nothing is impossible to God. I learned to hold on to God and not to look at my circumstances, not to compromise God’s Word or who I am. I thought I was waiting on God but He (God) was waiting on me to allow Him to fix things without my help.”  (Minnesota) (posted 2/16/2015)

"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)

(posted 12/28/2007)
"After being separated for 9 months, my husband is going with me to a marriage seminar next weekend. He also wants to take me and our two daughters to Colorado for Christmas! He is talking like we will all be in the same house by that time. Thank you so, so very much for your help. God is so good to teach us unconditional love andforgiveness for everything. It feels so good to forgive." (Kentucky) (posted 11/20/2004)

“My husband has been back in our home living for over a year but we are still not officially back together. On Christmas Eve he said Merry Christmas to me and also said he loved me. We had a meal together with our four sons. Before dinner each of us said a prayer of thanks and asked God to help us as a family in the new year. My sons were very moved as they each read a special card their dad picked out for them. After we opened our gifts my husband had tears in his eyes. He told us this was the best Christmas Eve he has ever had. In God’s time I know my marriage will be fully restored. Please keep the faith.”  (Pennsylvania) 

(posted 1/4/2013)

“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)

(posted 12/3/2012)

"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)

(posted 12/28/2007)

"My husband and I woke early this morning. We held hands in front of a warm fire. It's Christmas morning and our teenagers are still in bed. This scene should not be happening. We almost let satan steal our precious family. My husband came home a few years ago after filing for divorce. God has healed and restored our marriage. He taught me how to stand and pray for my marriage. He showed me how to change my bad attitudes and let Him change my husband. All that we went through has made us closer and now I stand in prayer for marriages." (Arizona)

(posted 12/29/2009)

“I am confessing that my covenant marriage is restored! God made me a promise and I believe in His Word. He is not a God that He should lie. After some years of separation and  months after the divorce, my husband said he loved me too! Praise God! It is not by anything I have done or said, my Lord gets all the GLORY! We are attending a family wedding in the near future, as a family. I am in awe of the unconditional love that He has for me and my family. Forgiveness was hindering my prayers and now I have a testimony that God does heal. Blessed is she who has BELIEVED that what the Lord has told her will be accomplished! Luke 1:45.”  (Pennsylvania)

(posted 9/24/2012)

“After standing for some years my husband came home! PTL! After lots of prayer, fasting and unconditional love my breakthrough came. The other relationship ended, the OW moved out of state. Despite a non-covenant child and things looking hard - my God put everything in place! My husband is home and it feels great and worth every trial. With God's help our marriage is being rebuilt. Thank you for your prayers and support. God does heal hurting marriages. Prodigals do come home! With God all things are possible, so keep standing!”  (Florida) 

(posted 10/8/2012)
“Praise God! After several years, God kept His Word and moved the mountain and my spouse came home. Not only does God still speak, He is faithful to those who are faithful to Him. I had someone say, ‘Well you finally got what you wanted.’ My immediate response was, ‘No, God did what He said He would do!’ Always listen to Him, He will direct your steps. Thank you RMM for your encouragement.”  (Alabama) (posted 5/8/2015)
“My husband is on his way home after many years of separation and said to me the other day that he cannot wait to hold me in his arms again. We are only waiting on Gods provision for him to be able to get back to me which I know will come in Gods perfect timing and way. Praise God! Nothing is impossible for Him.”  (Australia) (posted 7/31/2014)
"After two months of separation, my husband is back at home. God is so good. Although I haven't met you physically, I really do feel like you have been my spiritual mom and dad during this time. Thank you for all of your support and tapes that always arrived at just the right time (God's time)! Having my husband return has allowed the Holy Spirit to put even more compassion in my heart for all standers and prodigals who are waiting in the Lord for their marriage restoration. Please pray that my husband's 'mustard seed' grows and grows." (California) (posted 11/20/2004)

"My prodigal husband of many weeks returned home today with such a different outlook concerning our marriage. He apologized for hurting us and said to me that marriage is for life. Praise God and thank you so much for your prayers." (Florida)

(posted 1/18/2008)

"My husband and I are under the restoration process, I had the pressure of family, but our Lord led me each step. My parents are old and suffering and Dad urged me to divorce my husband. I told him that even if my husband is not worthy, Jesus is the only one "to undo the evil" (1 John 3:8). The love I have received in this trial has drawn me closer to God. I am still waiting for my prodigal, who is with me, but has not opened his heart with His Savior. God will open his eyes and heart." (Mexico)

(posted 8/31/2012)
"Yesterday I received the book "A Spiritual Journey Toward a Healed Marriage" from Charlyne (thank you for the signed note in the front cover of the book) I read the first two Chapters of the book and the Chapters in the BIBLE highlighted in the book and prayed the prayer at the end of Chapter Two Anyway, when I got the book, I prayed so hard and thought to myself, there is no excuse for not praying even if I am not feeling well. As I prayed last night, I prayed for my husband with earnesty. This morning when his alarm went off I felt him tap me on my arm and he said "I love you honey." Music to my ears even at 5:00 AM in the morning. He has been saying "I Love You" lately, but I could really feel that he meant it with all of his heart this morning. He has even come to Bible School twice this week for the adult class. I feel so blessed. Thank you once again for the prayers going up for us." (Kentucky) (posted 11/20/2004)
“To God be the glory! My husband moved out of state last year with another women. I gave my life to God and put my spouse before Him. I prayed and asked others to pray and agree with me. Recently, I received a call from my spouse, pouring out his heart and telling me he’s ready to come home. I just want to say to all my brothers and sisters who are standing for their marriages…don’t give up. God is working on it in the spirit world so just keep praying and trusting God, He is always on time. Glory to God.”  (Michigan) (posted 3/23/2015)

"My marriage has been restored for six months. My husband used to be angry toward God. Now, he's hanging out with godly men. I never thought I would see this day, but God kept his promise to me. Thank You God." (Missouri)

(posted 10/4/2007)

"Praise God my husband is home. The Holy Spirit opened my husband's and the other woman's eyes to what they were doing at 3 A.M. one morning and my husband was home the next day. There is still healing and work to be done but 'with God all things are possible.' To God be the glory." (Georgia)

(posted 7/18/2008)

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

(posted 11/19/2006)

"A couple of years ago I met someone and in a short time we divorced our spouses and married each other. Everyone’s lives were turned upside down, including children. The Lord convicted us recently and we both agreed we needed to go back and make it work with our covenant spouses. We annulled our marriage and are now prodigals turned standers. God is good, our covenant spouses have forgiven us and we are rebuilding our relationships with our Heavenly Father and also with our spouses." (Kansas)

PS from the Steinkamps: May this praise give every stander such hope and encouragement especially if your spouse has 'married' the other person. God does speak to His children even after they have legalized their adultery. God is in the reconciliation and restoration business, turning these two people to Him and back to their covenant spouses. God is faithful. Two more marriages are being restored! Hallelujah!

(posted 10/24/2008)

"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)

(posted 3/24/2006)
“God is awesome! He has used this ministry to change my heart. My spouse, who has been gone for several months, wants to come home by Thanksgiving!  He is actively looking for work. This is the start of my miracle. And tonight he told me he loves me. God is so good! Praise his Holy Name!”  (Wyoming) (posted 10/30/2014)

“PTL - my husband is home! The other person kicked him out and he and all his stuff have been home for over six weeks now. It has been just like Charlyne said- totally, suddenly and unexpected. Although my precious husband is grieving the broken soul tie and relationship, I see signs every day that God is doing a new thing in his heart! And even though we are divorced on paper and he is sleeping on the couch- he is HOME! He and I are talking more than we did our first years of marriage. He even mentioned getting married (jokingly- but I claimed it in Jesus name!) We have been out on dates together and are pretty much getting to know each other again. It's been many years of him being gone and it looked so completely hopeless. Even though the other has been ‘brought’ home with my husband in his grief - I know to keep praying for her, her family and mine. God is no respecter of persons - if He did it for me, He WILL do it for you! Ephesians 3:20.”  (Minnesota)

(posted 6/10/2013)

“First of all, I want to say Praise The Lord! Praise Him! I could stop there, but I want to say how much I thank God for all He has done and is continuing to do. My ‘suddenly’ happened. I had not heard from or seen my hubby in over a year. He appeared at the back door of our home and said, ‘I don't know how I got here, I was not planning on coming.’ I knew what he didn't know... Praise Jesus! I will never come off the wall for my family, marriage and others’ salvation and marriages. I read on the testimony pages each week about not giving up and I promised God that I would go as long as He gave me His strength and that meant until death for me. I want to say to all: DO NOT GIVE UP! Please!”  (South Carolina)

(posted 12/24/2013)
“After some years of off and on again and several false starts, my marriage is finally restored. To God be the glory! My husband is home and retentive. We are going to church together and ministering again. We have overcome the enemy by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony….. Hallelujah! I can’t praise my Lord enough.” (Tennessee) (posted 8/31/2014)

“When my husband left, it was devastating to myself and our children. For nearly two years I barely saw or heard from him. Three weeks before our daughter's graduation, he came home but not with the intention of reconciling. It was during this time that I found out there was another woman involved. After the graduation he left as quickly as he came. Words cannot express how hurt I was. I came across RMM while looking for scriptures on healing. I prayed, fasted, read God's Word and I let go and I let God. Almost two years to the day my husband left, he called me and said he needed to see me immediately. When we met, I could not believe what he had to say. Charlyne said it would happen suddenly and it did. We have a lot of work ahead of us but God is true to His Word. Trust and believe!”  (Florida)

(posted 12/7/2012)
“I thank God from whom all blessings flow. As painful and confusing as they are, I thank God for false starts and ‘testing the waters’ experiences. God really uses these times to minister to our prodigals as they see the transformation in us and the beautiful relationship we have with Jesus. After another false start last year and hardly any communication since then, my husband is now hearing from God and he’s obeying. He said he wants us to work things out and he’s asked me to go back home. PTL!! Your testimonies are a constant source of encouragement for me, fellow standers. Thank you all for sharing your hearts and experiences. I choose to follow my wonderful Jesus, no matter the cost!”  (Virginia) (posted 3/23/2015)
“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)
We praise the Lord for one of our local recently restored couples who will be renewing their wedding vows this weekend at a North Carolina church. (posted 6/2/2006)
“If God is telling you to hold on and wait patiently, then that is exactly what you should do. After many false starts, the deep rooted anger and bitterness my husband had for me ‘suddenly’ lifted. Just like that! He ended things with the other woman and for the first time in months was able to tell me he loves me. We have a long road ahead of us but I know now that we will get through anything with God on our side! Listen to His voice, even when everyone around you thinks you should move on. Draw close to Him and He will lead you. Praise the Lord!”  (Florida) (posted 2/9/2015)

“It’s been many years and I am still standing. Praise God! When you step out into what He wants you to do, He is faithful. I have seen so many answers to prayer this year regarding my spouse. He is now attending church with me and the children. I am believing God that my suddenly is coming! He has erased all of our debt, provided a new home and is restoring. God is able. Do not give up!”  (United Kingdom) 

(posted 1/28/2013)

 "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)

(posted 5/11/2007)
"When my husband left, it was the worst time of my life. I couldn't eat or sleep. One Saturday night, I told God that it was too much for me. I felt like I couldn't take it anymore. The Charlyne Cares message that next morning said that even though this is the darkest hour, God promises that the joy comes in the morning to those who wait patiently for Him. At 5:30 AM I heard the voice of the Lord ask me to wait just a little longer. I starting thinking about how special my husband is and how much I love him. That same morning, I got an email from him and spoke to him on the phone. He told me that what he did was wrong and he didn't expect me to wait for him. When I told him that I forgave him and changed my own ways and was ready to take him back anytime with open arms, he thanked me for waiting for him and believing in him. Two days later, he bought a ticket home. It has been six months. He has really matured into a man of God and my spiritual leader and we are now pregnant with a baby girl. I could have let the bitterness and anger set in and we wouldn't have this awesome and love filled marriage today!" (Colorado) (posted 11/20/2004)

 

"Even though we are separated, my husband agreed to go to a marriage conference with me. God answered my prayers by bringing healing and understanding to both of us. He has decided he would like to reconcile. We have obstacles to overcome as we are living in different states, but I believe God will work out all the details. Praise God my prodigal is on his way home. " (California)

(posted 3/24/2006)

"I was praying for an Easter miracle. On Friday night (Good Friday) when I thought all was lost, my husband suddenly called and said he needed me. He said he needed to come home. He was done with the other person and really needed me. He had packed his car and was calling me from the road. God is faithful. All in His perfect timing." (New York)

(posted 8/31/2012)

“I want to praise God that my husband has not left and we are drawing closer to each other every day. It's tiny little baby steps, then a big leap forward, then a step back. God is so awesome that the steps back are smaller and smaller as He directs my husband back to both of us. We are praying together now in the morning before each of us go to work. There are the little things that only I would notice that are suddenly back again. God is so good. I have to keep reminding myself that His timing is perfect, but I expect my miracle every day by faith. It's coming. We can't give up and we can't stop praying because our spouses’ souls are worth so much. I've been praying Psalm 51 and 32 this week over my husband and myself, and wow, Charlyne, you were right. Thank you for being a blessing to me.”  (North Carolina)

(posted 8/31/2012)

"Suddenly my husband turned up, 'weeping and praying' as God kept telling me he would. My husband has declared he is moving home.  God has proven Himself." (United Kingdom)

(posted 11/21/2008)

“I can’t contain my joy, I have to share this with Rejoice Ministries which was an anchor of support throughout my stand.  After some years and several false starts, my prodigal is home. It happened suddenly; only God knows how. The OW called to apologize. I feel like I am dreaming.  Standers, take seriously what Charlyne and others say about Christ. He is alive and His promises to you will not return to Him void.  And also take Habakkuk 2:2 seriously. I wrote down all my revelations, coincidences, signs and promises which I will be sharing with standers soon.  I had to learn faith in God, not based on what I saw or perceived. This was only by letting go and letting God.  For now, beloved, be encouraged. Only last week I did not know my suddenly was near.”  (United Kingdom)

(posted 2/5/2013)
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