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!

“PTL! After months of prayer my marriage is being restored! I am so thankful to God for the changes that I am seeing in my husband, our family, and myself. With God anything is possible no matter how hopeless a situation may seem. Let God take control of all areas of your life and you will receive blessings that are better than what you could imagine in His perfect timing!”  (Georgia) 

“I had been struggling with the need to end a prodigal lifestyle, and the yearning to re-unite with my abandoned loved ones, but just didn't how or where to start. Your e-mail devotionals, in tandem with a miraculously leading through the ministry of my local church, helped me see that all I had to do was strongly believe it possible, and prayerfully take the first steps. I took those steps of faith with God, and have regained joy by being very warmly embraced by my loved ones.” (Nigeria)
“Praise be to God, my husband called, confessed, and wanted to come home. We spent the weekend together. He showed up at church, sat with us, and rededicated his life to the Lord. The service was about marriage and the Lord testing our faith when things get hard. God is so good and faithful.” (Texas)

"Years ago my husband walked out. It was devastating. I prayed and fasted and found Rejoice Marriage Ministries. Charlyne and Bob helped me to stand. Today, on our anniversary we are not divorced and are able to say that we survived being a statistic."   (New York)

HER STORY:  "I was looking for happiness that I didn't have at home, therefore I left my husband and divorced him. My husband was standing for our marriage restoration the whole time we were apart. When I asked him to marry me again, we both knew the marriage restoration road would be hard, but we are determined this time to allow our Lord Jesus Christ to lead us every step of the way. Philippians 4:6,7,& 13 gives me hope and assurance that God is in control."

HIS STORY:  "Four years ago, my wife of nearly 30 years left. Shortly thereafter, the Lord God promised me He would heal and restore my marriage and family. On June 17, 2006, in front of our children and grandchildren, I married her again. A month ago I thanked her for divorcing me because it brought me closer to the Lord. Satan has stepped up his attacks since we remarried, but we are both determined to stand for our marriage." (Virginia)

“My husband and I divorced in 2003. I started standing in 2004, and we were reunited in 2005. We are getting remarried this month. God restored our marriage and so much more. He gave us back all the years we lost. Our young son cannot remember our time apart. God is amazing. Bob and Charlyne, thank you for your daily Word. It pulled me through so much.” (Texas)

“PTL that God brought my ex-husband back to me. Yes I said EX! I prayed for many years for the Lord to soften my husband's heart, but he was never willing to allow God to work in his life. After a long separation and divorce my husband came back to me after he spent many months in prayer and finally opening his heart to the Lord! I spent our entire separation standing still and allowing God to change me. I never imagined He would bring my husband back to me all this time later with a renewed heart and spirit! We are now back together and working toward re-marriage. PRAISE YOU JESUS!”  (Virginia)

"I stumbled across your web site years ago when my marriage was falling apart and I was desperately seeking some sort of answer to my pain. You pointed me back to God. Thank you. My husband and I are now enjoying the beginnings of a newly restored marriage. God brought us back together just in time to be a united front against the devil's attack on my health. The day after I got my diagnosis, I received the email from you about the new healing newsletter. God has already promised to heal me and the beautiful thing is that now I know how to trust Him for it. I learned how to rely on and truly trust God when standing for my marriage. Isn't it wonderful how God prepares us for every step in our journey with Him?" (Missouri)

“I am thankful to God to be able to say that my husband is a changed man! When we separated, I was very hurt and angry and said some very mean and hurtful things to him. One night I decided to do what the Lord wanted me to do and apologize. I did and he had such a rush of emotions he told me he was sorry for all the wrong he had done, he was very much still in love with me and his family and wanted to come back home and be a better man than he has ever been. To God be the glory! After a short time my love is back where he belongs. My God is awesome! Ladies and Gents, stand your ground and rest in the promises of the Lord. He is faithful and just and His grace restores, redeems and releases. Thank each and every one of you for your prayers. I will be praying for you all as well, continually. Be encouraged, you’re on the winning team! God Bless.”  (Virginia)

“My husband and I just renewed our marriage vows at our church last week. Four years ago it seemed impossible, but through God all things are possible. I asked the Lord to be the architect of our marriage and He is rebuilding us every day. Our marriage is stronger now because there are three - God, my husband and me. May I also add the real work starts when the Holy Spirit brings them home. Don’t give up your spiritual warfare; it's a battle and you must stand. God will do the fighting for you, because the battle is ultimately His. He only requires your diligence to keep standing because that's when the devil steps up his attacks. Stay strong in the Lord and He will make you a loving couple again. Be blessed.”  (Pennsylvania)

 "My husband was adamant about getting a divorce with a hardened heart. God heard my prayers, changed me and then changed my husband's heart. We now have a marriage better than ever before. I am thankful and grateful for His blessings - miracles do happen." (Arizona)

"After a separation and divorce, the Lord answered my prayers. I am so happy to report that after 1 year of prayer, forgiveness and change, my family is getting back together and we are remarrying. Our understanding of each other is beyond what I could have ever expected and our children couldn't be happier." (Florida)

“After standing for my marriage for many months, my suddenly happened yesterday. Even though my husband said repeatedly that it was over and he was going to get a divorce, the Spirit of the living God has brought him home. Like the prodigal son, he is tired and hungry. I hold on to God's promises and Ezekiel 36 where He will restore my husband. He will show His Holiness through him. He will sprinkle water on him and he will be clean, He will put His spirit in him and give him a heart of flesh for his heart of stone. Isaiah 30:7 ‘and he will rebuild them as they were before.’ God is faithful!”  (Texas)

“Today we celebrated 10 years married. My husband left me six years ago and returned two years later after much praying and standing. Although he left, he never followed through with the divorce and we were always married! I am eternally grateful to the faithfulness of God!”  (United Kingdom)
"My wife and I have been divorced for six months today. Two weeks ago I bought a home 170 miles from where we used to live. Today she called and it turns out she moved two weeks ago and is only 20 miles from where I live now. The reason for her call was to tell me she was tired of the life she was living and she is ready to come home. She said she loved me and missed me and had never let go. She came over shortly after she called and said she wants to get married! Praise be to God! This evening, on my way home, I saw a rainbow. I remember recently in the daily devotionals something about, 'One day we will all see our rainbow.' Well, today was the day. God's message to me these last months was to wait, be patient, and let Him take care of things. While it was hard at times, once I was finally able to 'Let go, and let God,' He stepped in. God is so amazing. I can't thank Him enough. I know my wife and I have only just begun the process of restoration, but I also know that the Lord will see us through it. Thank You, Father God, for your love, compassion, and your guidance. All honor, glory, and praise to you, Heavenly Father. Never, ever, give up hope." (Florida

“At first I was the prodigal. I left home believing that because I had suffered my husband’s infidelity I was free to leave my marriage. One night I prayed that I would be able to see my husband the way the Lord sees him. I wanted to be friends because we have two children and many years together. One day I suddenly woke up understanding that my place was to be home with my family. I decided through the help of friends and God pulling at my heart to take a stand for my marriage. My husband did not accept my stand right away and had already entered into another relationship. He expressed many times that he no longer desired the marriage or a relationship with me. I zipped the lips and prayed scripture over my family every day. I separated myself in prayer and began to announce by faith the restoration of our marriage. To God be the glory, my marriage is restored! Thank you RMM, you played a big role in my testimony.”  (New Jersey)

"The Lord has kept His promise. He continually showed me that my marriage would be restored. Before the Christmas holidays the Lord did just that. Now my wife and I are planning our remarriage celebration. Thank You Lord for keeping Your promise!" (Texas)

"My husband came home after a brief separation due to his unfaithfulness. The first two years were very tough, but I kept reading God' words and praying for my family. My husband now brags about me to many people, his relatives and friends saying "he is the luckiest man and is very happy that (my name) is his wife." He also said that my words and actions toward others show God. With God, I could do this. I am still praying for my husband to become a true man and father of God for our sons. I am also praying our sons to find Jesus is their guide in their lives. I feel so peaceful in my heart and can face anything without fear now. Thank you. I pray all the broken families will be restored for children's sake."  (California)

“Praise God, He is worthy. After standing for some time, my husband has purchased a ticket to join me and our family in my home country at the end of the month. I was given Ezekiel 36:36 early in my stand and dreams and confirmation of what my God would do and He did what seemed impossible to man. God is still working on saving my husband but I believe my rhema word throughout my stand, ‘He is Able.’ Ephesians 3:20. I also thank God for my support prayer partner and dear friend. I thank God for leading me to this site and thank you Rejoice Ministries for all your support. I have grown with my Savior and can now say He is my idol and not my husband. Our God is a jealous God!! Standers don't give up, keep praying, fasting and believing. I will still continue by God's grace to do my fasting and prayer for God is not finished. My testimony and my marriage and myself and my husband will proclaim to the people round about us that God's name will be PRAISED!!!”  (Saint Lucia)

“All praises to God. My husband and I separated a little bit ago. My husband’s past was not allowing us to move forward. I wasn’t happy. I kicked him out of the house. I prayed for my husband, for his heart and for our marriage. He is coming home today. The enemy is a liar and he will try to discourage you. Stay encouraged. PUSH - pray until something happens. In Jesus name.”  (New York) 

“When my husband and I met we were involved in church and letting God lead our direction and lives. Cut to two years later, we left a church due to problems and failed to find another one. We opened the door to trouble. Cut to two  more years, the trouble began. My husband left and I wanted him to at the time. After realizing what a huge mistake it would be to lose each other and our family bond, I began searching the internet, found a church, found this website and began praying without ceasing. Interceding day and night, determined not to be defeated. It was very hard to have my husband unresponsive for quite some time. One day, he called. He said it was as though a veil had been lifted and he thought ‘What am I doing? Can I please come home?’ My prayers had been answered. Things have never been better and to God be the glory! Forever!”  (Texas)  

 "I thank my Lord for His faithfulness. My husband and I separated. The Lord brought me to your web site and I began my stand for the restoration of my marriage and for the restoration of my husband's spiritual walk with the Lord. After many difficult situations, God has brought my husband home today. God is faithful." (Texas)

“My testimony has been a life changing moment. God has blessed my marriage with total restoration and now my wife loves me and she wants to marry me. In the Bible, Mark 9:23 (KJV) says, ‘All things are possible to him that believeth.’ This has been my year of great grace and I am happy to share what the Lord has done for me.”  (Georgia)

"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."
"Two weeks ago I visited my husband. He said that we were going to split things. When I got there and he said he could not get up, he was so nervous. He pulled me to him and hugged me. Tears streamed down both our cheeks! It was amazing! He said he doesn't want a divorce! God changed his heart. Since then he has read his Bible daily and makes sure that he tells me that he loves me. Now he wants to find a job by our house so he can come home. Thanks for all of the prayers!" (Minnesota)
“My husband moved back home this past week! We have not discussed anything and I have not felt led to say anything. That’s surprising, because I usually have something to say all the time. During our separation, God revealed some truths to me: words can hurt. So I want to wait for God to move me to speak. I am continuing to pray as I step out the way and let God handle everything. I need that restraint because I don’t want to get in the way of Him and His son, my husband. Let’s continue standing. When the enemy sees he is about to lose a captive, he will fight as hard as he can to keep you and your spouse bound. Be prepared to fight for your marriage and family with radical choices.” (Texas)
"Praise God my husband has finally come home after nine months of being separated. While we've been apart God has done so much in my life. I went to church and sure enough God was there for me. I realized the whole situation of my marriage was not about my marriage, but about me. God wanted me to change and I have, my thinking is different and especially my attitude. I found your web site during one of the weeks that I felt like giving up on my marriage. I praise the Lord I found it. Thank you for being there." (Alaska)

“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)

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

“I thought my husband’s leaving was all my fault. After a week of separation I found out about the other woman. I stood for my marriage; I never gave up. I tried and tried to speak to him but he refused. One day he decided to talk to me and we had a good talk. The week after that he called me for lunch. After several months of separation, he moved back home after breaking off the relationship. We just celebrated the best Thanksgiving ever. We are still working on restoring our marriage but we know it will be better than ever before. My husband has thanked me for not giving up on him. I am thankful for God's faithfulness and mercy!”  (Oklahoma)

“My husband’s plan was to divorce and move away. I found this website through an Internet search and availed myself of Charlyne's godly advice. I prayed, fasted, and stood. I let my husband know that I was never giving up on our covenant before God. Suddenly he expressed that he wanted to try again. He had noticed a difference in me and everywhere he went he thought of me. We are aware that our marriage needs repair, but we know that God has great plans for us together. Stand firm and get as close to God as you possibly can. My stand will continue for my marriage as long as we have breath. Now we are standing as one.”  (New York)

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, tomorrow, and forever." Hebrews 13:8

“My husband came back after many months of separation. On many occasions I wanted to give up, but your website encouraged me and my suddenly came one night when the Holy Spirit said to me He is coming back very soon. I asked God how long is Your soon and within an hour he was home. Never give up because God is working on the other side. I am still in awe of what God can do if you believe.”  (South Africa)

“Several months ago we parted, though we were still good friends. My heart, like many others, was broken. From day one the Father gave His word to me that He would rebuild us and reunite us. Ezekiel 36:6-12. God is faithful. My prodigal is returning. We are moving his belongings in each day. God is faithful dear standers. My refuge has been Jesus, and this website has been such a tool of blessing on how to respond to my husband while away, and zipping the lips, and totally trusting the Lord to carry us and care for us and restore us. Our restoration and rebuild journey together as husband and wife has now just begun. Praises to Him.”  (New Zealand)

"God is good. I was feeling depressed and lonely and I prayed those feelings away. I knew something big was going to happen and praised God in anticipation. The next day my husband showed up with his belongings, asking to come home. I am so grateful and aware that I am now standing firmer than ever because the enemy will attack more now than ever." (Texas)

"After being separated, moving out of state, and raising an infant on my own, God has spoken life into our marriage. I have moved back into my home, my husband is attending and active in church regularly, and we are committed in letting God lead us in every step of reconciliation. Praise God for His wonderful promises." (Virginia)

"My husband and I have been restored for over two years. I cannot believe how much my husband loves me now. This must be God loving me through my husband, because I have never known this kind of love. This is such a testimony to me about how, when God does something, it is so much better than anything we try to make happen ourselves. I am so blessed." (Arizona)

"I have been standing for over seven years, and at the beginning of my stand I was driving home one evening crying asking God, 'Will he be home by Christmas?' At that moment, I saw a shooting star. God has shown me stars many times as encouragement, during my stand; on the sides of trucks, billboards, in songs etc. Last night when I talked to my husband, he talked about working things out to be able to come back home, this week before Christmas. I cried tears of joy at God's amazing faithfulness, love, and the power of prayer. Praise to our Lord!"  (Minnesota)

"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)

“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'm very thankful to this ministry for helping me to really find our Lord God. I went to Bible studies because I thought it was the right thing to do, but now the Holy Spirit lives within me and God saved our family. My husband was living with another woman, but after months of standing and praying he returned home and we now have two miracle babies that doctors said we wouldn't ever have! Nothing is impossible with God! Whenever I doubted my stand, you guys were always there for encouragement and seemed to have the best scripture verses for me at that moment!”  (California)

"After three years of separation, the Lord brought my spouse back home. He left me to raise our daughter alone while he pursued his selfish dreams and desires. He was truly blinded by the rulers of  this dark world. But God! After having almost no contact for the first year, through many tears and prayers, God changed his heart.  We began to communicate and even began dating. It often gets hard on this road to restoration, and often I want to give up, but God continues to push me forward through His words and encouragement. I know that God's hand is still at work. I thank God and praise Him as this Thanksgiving is my birthday and I will be able to celebrate it with my husband, daughter and our extended family in our home."  (New York)

“Praise The Lord. The Holy Spirit told me to call my husband and, despite my self-doubt, I did. My husband told me he is coming home tomorrow. All I can do is continuously praise God. I feel like a heavy weight has been lifted. Despite my negative thoughts and emotions, I kept on reading the Word and my daily devotionals. We are not perfect but look to God. He will make the impossible possible. Keep your faith and keep praying.”  (Maryland)

"My testimony isn't about me, but about some friends of mine. They were married for 21 years. About four years ago they divorced. Four weeks ago they remarried! What an inspiration for my stand as well as others. God is truly amazing!" (Michigan)

“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)

"Praise the Lord and Glory to God. My prodigal came home two weeks ago. He had been gone for almost two years. This happened suddenly and after he had filed for divorce. I had apologized for my part in all this and asked forgiveness. I told him I forgave him and that is when things started to turn around. I just gave it all to God. We are both dealing with a lot, but we are walking down the road together. God is faithful. He had put people in both our lives to help us on our spiritual journey, unbeknownst to the other. God always supplied my needs and always put something in my path when I got discouraged or wanted to give up. The road was certainly rough, but God does restore the years the locust have eaten. Bob and Charlyne, God bless you both and your ministry. You teach the truth from the Word and everything you tell us and warn us about is true. To all you standers, do not give up. God is faithful." (Maryland)
"My husband has been home since September. God is working in our lives. He brought a new job to my husband. It would be easy to say everything is perfect. I have to rely on God's calling in my life to continue to change our family. We spend New Year's playing a kid's game with our daughter. I thank God for allowing that night to happen. I pray Ephesians the sword of the spirit over my family each day and while my husband was gone. I committed to teaching Sunday School at our church. He reminded me what is most important; my family. I have to shut my mouth when I get angry and thank God instead of wanting things my way. I have to remember, 'I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me.' He is restoring my family." (Nevada)

“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 marriage has been restored after some years of separation. God answered in His time. He is so faithful. Please don’t give up even if circumstances look impossible. I believe in the promises written in the Bible…say it, repeat it, believe it! God is awesome! " (California) 

"Our divorce is gone. Thursday morning the same judge who pronounced our marriage dead years ago, signed papers to vacate the divorce. She happily announced it is as if the divorce never happened. All glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who gives us the victory. Thank You Lord for the grace to stand. Thank You Lord for restoring our family. Thank You Lord for the plans You have for us. Thank You Lord for creating Rejoice Marriage Ministries, providing Bob and Charlyne as Your hands, heart, and voice to care for us, love us, and mentor us as we stand for our marriages. May my husband and I be faithful and moldable in Your Hands as our marriage is restored."  (Oklahoma)

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