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!

"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)

(posted 11/21/2006)
"My husband is now back at home and staying in the spare room. He says the affair is now over. Praise the Lord. I am believing that our marriage will be fully restored and most importantly that my husband will be saved. God is truly working in our lives." (England) (posted 11/20/2004)
“My husband is living with me again. He loves me more than before and wants me to renew our vows. I am so very happy. I also have a better job now. Thank You Jesus, thank You my Lord.”  (California) (posted 7/3/2014)

“My husband and I were remarried last month. He thought I was the enemy but it was just the opposite. He was tricked like the prodigal by his ‘so called friends’ and I prayed and heard from the Lord for 11 years that he would return. He divorced me and I never heard a word from him. I got many attacks from the devil and so did my children while I was standing for our marriage. God got us through them all, but it was extremely difficult. I never dated, and was faithful to the call. Finally, on the date of our first wedding, I saw him on Facebook, and he clicked me as a friend. He admitted that all the messages from the Holy Spirit, and all the scriptures were true that God gave me. He was in awe that I had prayed for him all these years. His journey was not easy either, and he suffered as well as we did. We are all so happy to be reunited as a family, and it was worth all the praying. God is Faithful and HE DOES KEEP HIS PROMISES!”  (Florida) 

(posted 9/3/2012)
"I am in awe of God. My husband and I are reconciling and it is truly a miracle. I was the prodigal first, then God got a hold of me and I've been standing for 18 months. My husband is withdrawing his petition for divorce which he filed over a year ago, (it never went through because God kept intervening). I am so happy. I know we have a lot of work ahead but God is faithful and I know he'll see us through. Thank you so much for your ministry. It is a blessing and a daily encouragement to me. Keep us in your prayers." (Washington) (posted 11/20/2004)

"I want to praise the Lord because we are going on two years of a restored marriage. The Lord has changed my husband so much and has blessed us. I praise the Lord because we had lost everything but God has restored it more abundantly. We have a bigger home and my husband has a better paying job. God has blessed me and my children and changed my husband one hundred percent." (Texas)

(posted 8/30/2012)

"My husband and I are entering our ninth month of restoration. Three years ago he began an affair. Thus began my schooling from the Lord of how and why to stand for our marriage. At one point we were within hours of being divorced. All the while the Lord kept encouraging me that this was only the shadow of death not the real death of our marriage. At times the grief was almost unbearable, but the Lord faithfully walked me through each hard day and always provided everything me and our three children needed. Three years and two false starts for home later, I can say the Lord has healed, strengthened, and set our 19 year marriage on a strong foundation. He used Rejoice Marriage Ministries so powerfully to help us. Thank you  forever." (Arizona)

(posted 11/21/2006)
"My prodigal husband returned home Thanksgiving Day. We married the very next day. Our children joined us to celebrate this long awaited day. God is faithful and His timing is perfect." (Florida) (posted 1/28/2011)
 "My husband returned two weeks ago and has moved everything back home. We are going away next week for our anniversary. The Lord is faithful in His promises." (Ohio)   (posted 3/22/2007)
“I wanted to share some good news. My spouse and I divorced after almost thirteen years of marriage. Our situation was like many others I'm sure. I never thought once the divorce was finalized, that there would ever be a chance for reconciliation. As horrible as it seem, I felt that God had left me also. He was indeed there with me the entire time, I just did not see it. God brought me to a Christian counselor, who was to be the stepping stone to the beginning of the restoration of my marriage. My husband and I were remarried on our actual first wedding date. We may give up on Him, but He never gives up on us. He does answer prayer. The glory is all His.” (Ohio) (posted 1/20/2006)
"Praise God, my prodigal came home a month ago. He says he knows that the Lord brought him back and that he is here to stay. God is doing an awesome work in both of us. My husband has developed a fierce appetite for the Lord. Thanks you for your books, and the daily encouragement. God bless you both." (Delaware) (posted 1/28/2005)

"Praise God my spouse has come home. I know that God is working things out and pushing us towards total restoration, praise Jesus. I was the unfaithful one, but I've given my life to God. I am excited about being back in His loving family." (Michigan)

(posted 4/3/2009)

“A few months ago, our home was in such turmoil. I was disappointed to come to this after fighting for my marriage for 16 years. Prior to that, our middle child ran away from home. I was weak and weary from the physical and emotional pain but oftentimes, some friends would show up and pray for us when I was too tired and weary to do it myself. One day, I read about Moses and some battle he fought that lasted for 53 days. Somehow, I knew God was telling me that was also for me. Sure enough, after 53 days of intense standing in prayer, my husband called me and asked for my forgiveness with tears of repentance. We reconciled and I must say that he came home a changed man, and he is still changing to this day for the better. Meanwhile our son also came back home and we were finally reunited as a family. So I didn't have one but two prodigals coming back home!”  (Canada)

(posted 5/16/2013)
(posted 11/17/2014)

"Three weeks ago my wife came back. Before that I started loving her unconditionally through God's grace and prompting. The relationship went from one where my wife refused to speak or communicate with me, to a point where she started coming by the house daily. Thursday before she came back, God sent me to I0saiah 7:7-9. Charlyne's topic that day was 'What To Do When Your Spouse Comes Back.' Friday God sent signs telling me my wife was coming back. On Saturday my wife came back. What God started He will finish." (California)

(posted 10/31/2008)

"My marriage was hopeless, dead as could be. But God. My spouse, who was breathing fiery threat, is now the sweetest supportive mate. We are building a beautiful home, and I am going to graduate school, a lifelong dream."  (New York)

(posted 3/7/2008)
A year ago I was desperate. My husband and I were like roommates. I was so sad and angry. I discovered my husband had relationships with other women. We were not living together and planning a divorce. I found Charlyne’s testimony and began to pray. I didn’t want my little girl to be a daughter of divorce. My husband has now returned and I was able to forgive. We have a lot of work to do but with God everything is better. PTL.” (Columbia) (posted 10/13/2014)

"Praise be to God, my husband came home months ago. It has been difficult. The devil was constantly bombarding us with everything, but I stood firm and claimed God's promises over my situation. I am now seeing changes and all the glory is God's." (East Africa)

(posted 5/16/2008)

“God answered the prayer of my heart, which was that the Holy Spirit speak out to my husband, confirming that indeed we were still married in his eyes. This was the husband who kept saying he didn't see me as his wife anymore. My husband has begun his journey home. Just as the prodigal's father, I wait expectantly and with nothing but love to receive my prodigal spouse. God is faithful and never changing! He is worthy of all praise.”  (Florida) 

(posted 1/22/2013)
"My husband and I are in the process of reconciliation and it's true what God says, because this is a new marriage. A new love is here and it's all built on the solid rock of Jesus Christ. God is taking away my pain just as He said He would and my husband's guilt and shame is easing up. This can only be the work of the Holy Spirit whom we are trusting to bring about everything needed. Thank you RMM; you helped me stand". (Georgia)
(posted 2/18/2011)
"My wife and I were remarried. Last Sunday, she joined me at church and during the singing of the invitational song, she looked up at me and asked, "Will you go down with me?" We have both been baptized previously, but until our divorce we never had a real relationship with God.   The minister was aware of our story and shared it briefly with the congregation. He then baptized me and allowed me to assist in baptizing my bride. I believe that was a better day than the day we remarried. That evening, after I prayed for us, instead of saying, "Amen," she continued the prayer. What a blessing to pray together with my bride.   There were many times during our two years of divorce that I wanted to give up and I praise God for giving me the strength to continue standing to see the deliverance He had for me." (Texas) (posted 1/16/2009)

Our marriage was restored and I remarried my wife on our wedding anniversary. The scripture you/ve been sharing and your admonition to start praying in His word were life changing. God changed my heart of stone to a heart of flesh that is willing to follow His decrees. His word encourage me not to be afraid, nor be discourage, despite of the vast army or adversity in front of me. When I realized who my enemy was, I felt that the battle was won. I realized that we have a weapon that is not found in this world. Thank you, Charlyne, for your repeated encouragement to go back to His word and use its power to gain victory. One powerful verse that I keep uttering was in Ezekiel 36, which says that He will restore what was destroyed, rebuilt what was in ruin, and cultivate what was desolate. To God be the glory (Australia)

(posted 1/26/2007)

 "My husband came home last week, testing the waters. Praise to You, Jesus." (Texas)

(posted 1/26/2007)
"My husband has been home for over a year. He had a child with the other woman. Before he was home I prayed to God about the promise He gave to Sarah and Abraham about a son. Soon after my husband's return I was pregnant. We now have a healthy baby boy. His birth has had a part in helping our marriage heal and grow. We also have the other child in our lives, which has also been a tremendous blessing to me. God is faithful." (Washington) (posted 1/19/2011)

“God did what ONLY He can do! My husband is home after six months. He gave notice on his apartment in December but was adamant he was not coming home until January, 2014. The year 2013 was declared for my local church the Year of Completion. I was believing God that my husband would be home by December 31st. Last month he had a seizure and was in the hospital. Once released, he moved out of his apartment and has been home since. I went to a counseling session today and he came along. I told him he didn't have to say anything. He ended up getting involved and guess what, he's coming to the next session! I am still in awe because our situation looked completely impossible but with God ALL things are possible. Keep the faith, stand firm - even if you have to stand alone believing for your covenant partner. He's not perfect and neither am I, but we serve a perfect God who can turn the heart of any. Prayer changes things! Lord help me to zip my lips and to look to You ALWAYS!”  (Virginia)

(posted 1/18/2014)

“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)

  "Even though my husband stayed in close touch with me for all the years, I never had the first clue that he was so close to coming home. One day my husband came over and we starting talking about God. My husband was having a hard time sleeping at night. He said he kept feeling like he was almost hearing voices. I sent him home with some material. A few days later, he email me and asked about moving back home. He said he knew he had a lot of issues to work through, but knew he could do it if I would give him a chance. God's timing was perfect as we were able to celebrate our anniversary together."  (State withheld due to ongoing nature of this restoration.)

(posted 11/10/2006)

“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)

"My husband walked out on me. I felt helpless and frustrated. I turned to God for His help. At first, it was difficult to do. There was such turbulence going on inside me that I was angry with God. However, I kept on praying and asking God for help. Then one day I was desperate and searching the Internet for answers when I stumbled onto your web site. Since then things started to take shape in my life. It didn't happen all at once. I was determined to stand firm. Today, one year later, my husband and I have a marriage that is restored and even more beautiful than before. We are now expecting our first baby. Thank You, God, and thank you, Rejoice Marriage Ministries."  (Canada)

(posted 8/18/2006)

“I just want to praise the Lord because my marriage was restored suddenly. My husband came back home suddenly! PTL. After so many prayers and scriptures, the Lord did it suddenly. I know this could only be from God. Now my family is back together, to God be the glory for all He has done!”  (North Carolina)

(posted 8/31/2012)

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

(posted 11/25/2006)
“One month ago my prodigal called to say he had a lawyer’s appointment and would pursue a divorce. Within a week he started visiting the children and talking to them almost daily. Thursday night he stopped by to see the kids, then asked to go upstairs to talk. My immediate response was, 'Lord, You are in control of my mouth.' I assumed he was going to announce I would receive papers for Christmas. Instead, I got the best gift ever. He will be moving back home this weekend. I could not have been prepared for this day without your ministry. Our family has gotten very good at this phase of the battle, but we are about to enter the next phase.” (Florida) (posted 12/23/2005)
"I am speechless at seeing my suddenly happen just like that. After months of separation, my husband called my best friend and told her to tell me he loves me and is coming home. I thank God for His divine intervention. I stood in hopelessness and believed when it all looked impossible. A couple of days ago, God told me to be still and know He is God. I did not relate much to what He was saying as everything was just a huge mess. I understand now. And I thank Him for His grace. Hallelujah.” (South Africa) (posted 8/31/2014)

“After several years, my husband showed up at our house SUDDENLY, telling me that he loved me and that the non-covenant is going to be moving out of their house. God had told me some years ago what He was going to do in my life and marriage, and He has done it. For my husband to come to our house and tell me the things that he has done is only from God. When he left he told me that he would never love me again and wanted nothing to do with me. Now he tells me he loves me and wants to move home. He is still not quite there yet but I know what is coming and it has already been done, I am just waiting for the manifestation. This is HUGE in my life. We had no contact for over two years. So for this to happen it is for God’s glory.”  (Missouri)

(posted 7/21/2013)

"My husband left our home after 35 years of marriage and said he would never be back. I was devastated and sought the Lord for answers. He told me to stand for my marriage and although it was one of the most difficult periods of my life, I grew in leaps and bounds spiritually and otherwise. One year later, the Lord brought him home and he has been home for three years now. The Lord's grace has been sufficient and this last May we renewed our vows. Today we will celebrate an early Thanksgiving with our grown children and 12 beautiful grandchildren. Our job was to make the pumpkin pies and turkey for the dinner and just listening to him whistling as he cooked and the excitement of a family gathering that could only be possible with the Lord, filled me with such joy. There has been such healing in our family and we now will leave a legacy for our children and grandchildren that wouldn't have been possible four or five years ago. My husband will do a solo for our church at Christmas called "Come Home." It is about the journey of the prodigal son and the Father's love for him. God is able to do all things. Nothing is too hard for him!" (Pennsylvania)

(posted 11/17/2006)

"I must praise my Lord, as a stander for twenty-two years. There is hope! God does heal sick, hurting and dead marriages. Nothing is too hard for our Lord God. The Lord does see your tears and hears your cries for your marriage to be restored. I cannot tell you how many times I thought Bob would never come home. I thank the Lord for allowing Bob and I to encourage others to believe in the power of our awesome mighty God. I thank Bob for being obedient to the Lord's voice, coming home to his Lord, to me and to our precious three children. Our three children are married and we have seven beautiful grandchildren. Yes, it is worth all the praying and fighting the heavenlies for your spouse to come home. Never give up! Happy 20th anniversary, Bob, of our remarriage." (Charlyne)

(posted 7/6/2007)

"Praise God. Here I am again! This time with an even greater testimony. I submitted a testimony of thanksgiving a few days ago, even though my marriage had not been restored. I was encouraged to do that by reading another stander's testimony. I have been standing for some months and the day after my last submission to RMM, God came in with a mighty wind of restoration and divine intervention! I now know that my marriage will be completely restored and be better than ever. We walk by faith and not by sight. A thankful heart says God I trust You even though I don't understand it all. I know You love me and will carry me through. Be encouraged standers - the best is yet to come. Believe. Ephesians 3:20.”  (Connecticut) 

(posted 12/3/2012)
“I have been waiting to be able to write this testimony and my suddenly has finally come. My prodigal called five days before Christmas to say he wants to come home after having no communication for months and his saying he was starting his life over with the OW. Standers, please don’t give up. So many times I wanted to and even started my legal separation to get a divorce, but all I could hear in my spirit was to be still and know that I am God. Being the fixer that I am, I tried all kinds of manipulations to get him to come home and it only drove him further away. I had no other choice but to trust God completely. I started praying for others as well as myself and fasting on a regular basis, found RMM and fed my spirit with Charlyne’s daily devotions as well as the 24 hour radio program. I would go to sleep listening to the ‘How To Love Your Spouse Unconditionally’ CD playing over and over. I am in awe of God’s goodness and love.”  (Virginia) (posted 12/29/2014)
"My husband came home last night, praise the Lord. We just talked a lot. Please continue to pray for us as we come back together and seek help to stay together." (Georgia) (posted 11/20/2004)

“God is an awesome God! I thank the Lord for this miracle as he brought my husband home, out of the far country. My husband was gone for months, and it seemed like all hope was lost, but then God connected me to RMM, and my life has changed. I began my stand, and even though it was not easy, God never left or forsook me during this time. I knew that the enemy wanted to destroy my marriage, but my mighty God said, ‘Not so, I will do a new work,’ and that is exactly what He has done.”  (North Carolina)

(posted 12/2/2013)
"Praise God! My husband came home last night. The Lord has been orchestrating his return to Him for the past two weeks. Confessions have been made, hearts have been broken, and fear is being fought. His return to Christ surprised him and his return home frightens him. It is not a homecoming of banners and whistles but of silent prayers, gentle steps, and the knowledge that the battle continues. Pray that his return will not just be in body but emotionally and spiritually. Please teach standers to be prepared to accept a spouse who fights every moment to just stay in their home. The devil is trying even harder now to get him to leave again. But my Lord God has conquered and he has promised a returned spouse. Thank you for all your encouragement and prayers. I forever will be a stander for my marriage." (Oklahoma) (posted 11/20/2004)

"I thank God for answering my prayers. He renewed my marriage with a fresh start and new way in which to communicate." (Missouri)

(posted 4/19/2007)

Praise Jesus, it has been months since my husband left and said he would never be back, but the Lord is good and my husband is home. The change did not only come in him, but it came also in me. I placed my trust in Jesus Christ to help me withstand the pain and suffering, and as usual Jesus does not fail His children. I am praising the Lord. (Georgia)

(posted 5/2/2008)
"After being gone for many weeks, my husband returned home. I give all the glory to God because I know that it was through Him and continual prayer that brought my prideful husband back to our family. Although my husband is still not saved and still works with the other woman, I know that God is in control and it is His battle, not mine. So all standers, be still and know that He is God and He is doing amazing things. Remember all things are possible with God. (California)
(posted 8/30/2012)

"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)

(posted 4/17/2009)

“I praise God Almighty for He is powerful and faithful. My beloved is on his way home. God is a resurrection God who keeps His promises. He called me to stand and gave me many verses, signs and miracles. My Father started with me and then began a work in my husband. He restored the love first and then a yearning that would never go away. My husband and I still have some obstacles but I know God has it already worked out. Now I stand stronger for the next part of the journey. All the glory and honor belongs to our Savior.  Hebrews 10:23...for He who promised is faithful.”  (Ohio)

(posted 3/25/2013)

"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)
"We just celebrated our fifth anniversary. I believe in my heart we were always married and have been married over 40 years, but February 10, 1995 is all to the glory of God. Thanks to Rejoice Ministries we were blessed with a beautiful wedding and shared with other standers what God can and will do." (posted 11/20/2004)

“For months after asking Christ back into my life, I've been standing in the gap for my wife. I left after finding out about some circumstances. Through weekly fasting and prayer, I've begged Jesus to lead me home to be with my family. My wife told me to just move on. But I kept fasting and praying. As of now, I'm home with my children more often. God led me home. He is working on me, my kids, and I know my wife. I saw four Swift trucks today - though I don't ever remember seeing them in the past. God is good. All the time.”  (North Carolina) 

(posted 10/22/2012)

"I have been standing for several months and God healed my hurting marriage. Thank the Lord. My prodigal heard the Lord speaking to him in a vision/dreams at night. I couldn't believe the God touched his heart and gave him a heart transplant. I prayed and God moved. I know we still have work to do. I want to tell you thank you and the enemy has been defeated once again."  (Texas)

(posted 7/6/2007)
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