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.
“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)
“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)
"One year ago tonight, I thought my world had come to an end when my husband left me for the OW. I had to take off work for a couple of weeks before I could function. I fasted and prayed like never before. I was led to RMM through a friend who stood for the restoration of his marriage. My husband and the OW told me I was delusional (speaking those things which are not as though they were). But who is delusional now? Tonight, I have my husband back in my life and it was SUDDEN, but the restoration is in baby steps. I am in awe at how God honors His word, praise, prayer, and fasting. My treasure is my relationship with my Lord from my stand. I learned from Charlyne that it does not matter what anyone says about my situation other than God. Ezekiel 17:24: "'All the trees of the forest will know that I the LORD bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.'" (Georgia)
"After a year and a half of struggling, trying to figure out what to do and what not to do, praying and crying, I found this ministry and started receiving the daily devotionals which helped me stand and gain my strength to listen to God. He has brought my prodigal home. We still have work to do and God has work to do in us, but praise God my husband is home." (Florida)
“Praise God! My wife left almost a year ago. After many nights of prayer, tears and walking with God, my wife has returned! Thank you so much for all the prayers from all you standers. Keep standing and God will bless you! There were times I wavered but God stayed faithful to His Word!” (Maryland)
“Glory to God, my husband returned back home early December. Believing what the Lord had shared with me, about his return and confirming that word, I stood and prayed for my husband, our marriage and family. The other relationship broke off and my husband came back. I know healing is on the way and I also know that I need to be patient. God was and is faithful to His Word. I'm trusting Him for the complete healing in our marriage and family. I encourage those who are standing for their spouse to continue pressing in to the presence of God. Only He can fill that void and give you the peace you need in the meantime. Praying for all marriages!” (New York)
"God is so good. Friday my spouse told me he's ready to turn his path and work on our relationship. We have been talking daily since and spending time together. God is the center of restoration and I pray to Him more daily because this is only the beginning. Thank you for your ministry. God bless you and your family." (Indiana)
“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)
“First I'd like to start with praising God. Thank You Lord! I was devastated. Our marriage was a disaster. When I found your ministry, I started to stand firm. My family and everyone else thought I was crazy. I started fasting one day a week for the ministry and praying. I stood on God’s promises! My husband started coming around and we started dating. I did exactly what Charlyne said, 'Zip your lips.' It took some training. The enemy was working overtime. My scripture verse is Isaiah 54:17 (NKJV) No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord. My husband moved home last week. I will always continue to pray and stand! God is working in us!” (New York)
“My husband moved back home several months ago. I have to pick him up from work once a month and as soon as I picked him up a Covenant Transport truck was there on the highway. Oh how far He has brought us since this time last year. I have no words for how thankful I am that with Him ALL things are possible. PRAISE THE LORD!” (Tennessee)
"Just shy of a year of standing, my husband moved home. ‘Suddenly and quickly.’ He called me at work and a few days later he moved back in. Words cannot express how your website, books, podcasts, and radio station have helped me, and will continue to help me. The Lord is the only One who can do the impossible, and He did for my family. I was able to learn to get my heart right with the Lord and be obedient. Our alignment with Him is crucial in this process. Praise The Lord.” (Minnesota)
“I give God the glory, my husband came home. There were hard moments but God is faithful. I give thanks to God, now more than ever. I will place my faith in Him, knowing that He will finish what He started. He will restore what the locus has eaten; He will give breath and new life to my marriage. Do not doubt for one moment for nothing is impossible for God. Ezekiel 37.” (Florida)
"My husband and I separated for several months. I was an emotional wreck. I began praying and believing God for my miracle. I later realized I had made my stand an idol. I asked God to forgive me for not appreciating Him and the life He had blessed me with, and for carrying on as if I could not live. That same night my husband came home. Bless the Lord." (Illinois)
“Praise the Lord! I got my miracle. My spouse is coming home and the divorce dismissed! I had several years of crying out to the Lord day and night. I am so happy! I was in anguish crying out to the Lord God and heard a still small voice tell me to wait. After reading everything I could on God and marriage and studying scriptures about marriage. I told God I would wait as long as it took. Every time I experienced another obstacle I'd pray and remember what God said and my promise to Him. It looked hopeless. Finally after being forced to sign a court appearance paper I turned it completely over to God. This is when I saw the hand of God at work! Now when I look back, I see He's been working the whole time. Amazing! He is faithful. Never give up. God will do what He has promised! He is love. Learn to trust! My journey has only begun… But God! A scripture which really helped in the last month was Psalm 91:4.” (Nebraska)
“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)
“My husband has been home for a little while and I praise God daily that he is home. He had to work on Father's Day, but the children and I were up at 5 a.m. preparing a special breakfast for him. We were also able to give him a special card. Once he was home from work we spent time together watching movies. Although, there is much healing still to be done I can see how God is at work in all of our lives. I just want to give God all the glory for what He has done in our lives, and continues to do today. I know that God will complete what He has started. This ‘stand’ is a lifelong journey not a destination. I will continue to stand on the Word of God, covered in the blood of Jesus, led by the Holy Spirit. I call each and every one of my brothers and sisters that read this blessed! Trust in the Lord and lean not to your own understanding.” (Tennessee)
"Praise be to God for bringing my husband home. I thank God for allowing me to show my husband unconditional love. I can see the Lord at work in my husband. I can, for the first time ever, go straight to my Heavenly Father for guidance in my marriage. We still have a long way to go, but praise and glory goes to God that we will be able to take this road together." (California)
"Last Saturday I felt weary after hearing my favorite television preacher speak about the conditions that allow for divorce. I cried out to the Lord telling Him that I needed a confirmation to keep me going. Five minutes later, my husband called to say that he's coming home. Praise You Jesus." (Philippines)
“Glory to the Lord! God was faithful and He has given me a new hubby. The words ‘Promise of Restoration’ in June 2008 from Jeremiah 33 gave me the strength to trust and believe in Jesus for His perfect timing and restoration. God has returned me a new hubby who loves me more than before. Our God is a God of miracles and restoration.” (Singapore)
“We want to share our family's joyful testimony and encourage all standers to never give up on God and know there is no mountain He can't move. This week we celebrated the anniversary of our marriage which God restored years ago and the next day the high school graduation of our daughter who had been diagnosed with severe autism as a young child. She will start college soon. Praise God ALL things work together for good for those who love the Lord.” (Louisiana)
"I left my husband and later divorced. I was in a state of depression and everything else the enemy could bring against me. I met someone else, and despite the devastation to my husband and child, I remarried. I was very unhappy and started to seek the Lord for His truth and light. He started to work in my life. Even though I had grown up in church, I never had a personal relationship with Jesus. I was led to your website. I started to pray for God's help. God helped me to leave that marriage and stand for my marriage. My husband met someone else and did not want to be with me. He saw no future for us. For two years I prayed, even though times were tough and circumstances impossible. I saw God start to work on my behalf as I sought Him for my life and my family. My husband and I were remarried a week ago. God is faithful. Thanks and praise to God for all He has done." (South Africa)
"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)
"I can tell you that it is worth it all, drawing closer to God and Him changing me personally. Now I watch as my returned prodigal is beginning to change." (Missouri).
“Praise the Lord my husband is home. This was my word to the Lord that he will receive all the praise and Glory for my husband coming home, I will make my Lord’s name known to the world. The Lord has thought of me so much and I am just glad I can write my testimony so many others will learn to love and serve the Lord, Thank you very much for your prayers; please continue to pray for us. May my Lord receive all the Praise and Glory.” (Dubai)
"Praise the Lord, my husband is home. It has been two years and a few attempts to come home. This time he is home to stay. It is a miracle at the work that our God has done. He has totally transformed my husband’s heart. The once bitter and angry person has vanished. He is even asking me questions about my faith. Nothing is impossible with God." (Florida)
“PTL my spouse told me he wants to move home! I'm still in shock because I've had such a bad week, and have been attacked by the enemy over and over. I was really down, but I did feel down in my spirit something good was coming, and I told myself that it made sense, because I wouldn't be having so much opposition if I weren't doing things God's way. Well, my husband came and spent today with the kids and me. I told him I missed him and his response was, 'I want to move home.' Thank You Jesus! This must have been what I felt coming up in my spirit! While he did admit it wouldn't be tomorrow, and he still isn't saved, God has been doing a mighty work in my husband's heart. Don't ever give up standers! Thank you RMM for your encouragement!” (Texas)
"My husband of 25 years and I were separated for eight months, including the holidays last year. People, including my pastor, told me to file for divorce. I was devastated and asked God what he wanted me to do. I kept receiving the word "stay." I drew closer to God than I've ever been. My husband came home eight months ago. It hasn't been easy, but I thank God every day that my husband is home and that he will stay home. I stand on Hebrews 6:15; 'Then Abraham waited patiently, and received what God had promised." (California)
"My wife and I were re-married in August and we are on our way to a restored marriage. Thanks for all of your help and encouragement. There have been a few bumps but I'm so positive we will make it this time. I continue to read Charlyne Cares every day. Nothing is impossible!" (Texas)