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!

(We received the following message this week from the returned prodigal of a stander from Monday night’s Rejoice Pompano.) "Please read this to the standers meeting on Monday. I hope in some way God will touch the standers wondering if their prodigal spouses are thinking about them. While I cannot speak for other men, I can speak to my own experience. I was away from my wife for two years. There wasn't one day that I didn't think about my wife. I found myself in a hole and asked God with all my heart to help me out of the non-covenant relationship and back home to my wife, and family. While other may say to you it doesn't look promising, while others may say life must go on, while others may say that you are a fool, he is not coming home and that you have rights, you have one very important choice; believe them or believe God. When your going through the pain, the answer doesn't seem obvious, but it is. God is the only choice who will move the heart of your husband (or wife) at times when they don't even know what hit him. God will make a way." (Florida)

"It has been a year since my wife and I have reconciled. I thank and praise God every day for that. He is so faithful." (Florida)

"My husband has been home for nine months. All the praise goes to the Lord. I continue to stand on the promises of Jesus to rebuild our marriage on the solid rock of Jesus Christ and restore the love in our marriage. I give glory to the Lord who answers prayers." (New York)

"Praise the Lord, my husband has been home for several months. He has told me he will love me forever and would miss me if I wasn't around him. That's a big change from wanting a divorce just a few months earlier. More importantly he is spending more time around our children and that is a blessing. Thank You God." (Kentucky)

One night I was crying and begging God to let me know what to do in my marriage. I was sitting in front of my computer and felt led to look for help. I came across your web site, and it was my answer. I love so much what you are doing. Thank you God for sending me here. Your web site has taught me a lot and has led me to pray for my spouse. He decided yesterday to put his ring back on, and to come home. He has slowly been getting closer to me and the kids. He agreed to counseling. God has been so faithful. A small group I am in at church has told me the change they have seen in my faith. Praise God again. He is the only way out of the misery this world brings. I hope that anyone who doesn't want to forgive or forget, or is crying in misery will remember Jesus. He is the way maker. I wish I would have realized this sooner." (Indiana)
"I have a praise report. After 15 months of waiting and praying, my husband came home to a loving, changed woman. God worked on me mercifully and He is currently working on changes and healing in my husband. It is scary, confusing and unnerving at times because I don't know what to do or say, but I do know that the Lord is with me and drawing my husband nearer to Him. We are learning to love each other again. Without your devotions I could not have made it!"
 "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)  

"God is Awesome and Faithful. After standing for my marriage and many false starts home, my husband is home. He moved home suddenly and quietly. He also stopped the divorce that was scheduled. He has even been ministering to my cousin with his suggestion to visit, ‘that prodigal marriage website.’ He encouraged my cousin to not file for divorce, but to ‘stand’ for his marriage. I am still in awe of how God works."  (Texas)

"My covenant spouse came home in a suddenly. I had claimed in prayer Proverbs 19:2, Ezekiel 36:26, and Exodus 14 to take a stand against the divorce and the other woman. He went to see her in the UK. He had just told her goodbye and to return to her husband when he was hit by a car as a pedestrian. He broke both wrists. He called me from the UK hospital to ask to come home. Our three young children now get a new heritage of restoration. Praise the Lord for His victory over the enemy's schemes!"  (Texas)

"Praise to our Father God, prodigals do come home. I prayed, scared and hopeful at the same time. I am happy to say God changed my husband's heart and mine. We are like newlyweds all over. He is going to church again and reading his Bible. We are praying together, and planning to attend a marriage conference. My prayer is that we would boldly proclaim the gospel of Christ with our lives and win others to Him. Your daily devotions were full of scripture and encouraged me in my stand. I thank God for you." (North Carolina)

“I wanted to follow up on our restored marriage. It's been two months since my spouse has returned and I continue to stand and praise God. I have a blessing that my spouse has accepted Christ back into her life and understands the spiritual warfare that was bound to come. And it has. But by keeping our eyes up and not out and focused on Him, we press on. We're happier than we were before and are growing daily through the trials. Keep in mind that the standing does not stop once your spouse returns. It intensifies and the enemy does everything in every fashion to try and break it again. Trust in God. He is faithful and continues to pull us through all of the trials. We're praying together for all standers and prodigals to grow close to God or turn their hearts to Him...soon.”  (Kansas)

"My husband went to church with me last Sunday and recommitted his life to the Lord, and wants to restore our marriage. I really believe that God is using my life as a Christian woman with unconditional love for (husband) to also clear a pathway for him to see his way back to God. He wants to do whatever it takes to have us be on the road to learning how to really have and function in a marriage with Jesus being the Lord of our marriage and life together. I am in awe of what I am seeing and hearing from him! He said he wants to study and read the Word together and pray together-bottom line-walk with the Lord together. He told me that he could stand up and tell anyone not to go down the road he was on for all these years. For years I worried about how I could ever trust my husband again. I tell you, Bob and Charlyne, that thought is not even in my head or heart! I have seen and felt his love for me and his deep commitment to want God's way and blessing in his life and our life together as a couple. I will never forget what my husband told me last Monday night, 'I traded in gold for sawdust!' Wow! I am just in awe of what God is doing and look forward to all He has for us in our new future together." (Washington)

“About eight years ago my husband asked me for a divorce. I thought my world had come to an end. A few weeks later God lead me to Rejoice Marriage Ministries. I learned to stand for our marriage, to wait for God's timing, and not mine. By the grace of our Lord, my husband and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary. It is a blessing, a gift from God. I pray to the Lord above that you will ask God for guidance, and never give up or give in. Marriage is a gift, a wonder gift. Do not listen to the voices of friends, go to God. Please take one step at a time and wait for God's timing. When God knows you and your loved one are ready, it will happen.”  (Texas)

“I am really grateful I found this site. I was truly encouraged in faith to pray for my prodigal husband. He left and now he has returned home. It wasn't easy and it still takes a lot of faith and prayers, but daily I remind myself that my strength lies in the Lord. And for all the standers out there I would like to say, Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.  Proverbs 19:21 Regardless of what your spouse, friends, even family say, only one voice matters and that is God. So let go and let God take control.”  (Guyana)

"After false starts and other circumstances, my husband and I are back together. He moved with me out of need, but last week he told me that we can move forward. I am standing on the Word of God." (Illinois)

"Praise the Lord, my hubby came back after several years. God heard my cry and fulfilled His words to perform it. Thank you for Charlyne Cares that constantly encouraging me to stand, pray without ceasing and persevere. Your ministry help me tremendously." (Malaysia)

“My suddenly happened this week! My husband and I had been seeing each other over the past few weeks. He texted me on Monday to tell me he was at a crossroads and was thinking about giving notice at his apartment to move out. He said he would lose his rent deposit by leaving early but it was worth it. He felt life together would be better this time. He asked me what I thought. I told him that I had always said the door was open and this was his home. Two days later he was bringing belongings over and has been staying ever since! The Lord has transformed both of our hearts. I am trusting the Lord's timing in all of this and so very thankful for His mercy and grace! All the glory goes to Him! I have never been happier!”  (Canada)

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)

"I want to thank you and praise the Lord for my husband coming home.  We still have a lot to work on. but he is back in the house. This morning he left for work and told me he loved me. Praise God for all he has done in me and my spouse. Thank you Lord for bringing him home. I pray that my husband will find God himself. Thank you again for your Charlyne Cares and the web site." (Oregon)

"After years of separation, my husband returned home the day before Thanksgiving. Our boys and I had hardly heard from him in months and now, suddenly, he is home. I am praising God for this miracle. I am so thankful that God did not give up on my husband and even arranged a divine appointment with a pastor who spoke the truth to him, which was one of my specific prayers for him. I am thankful that God kept me standing and praying for my husband through some very difficult times. I can't look back on anything that I have gone through and say that it was not worth it when I think my husband was lost and now is found. I know that God will continue to be with us as we deal with all the issues that come with our restoration. God is faithful and nothing is impossible for Him." (Washington State)

I have had hardly no contact with my husband. Yesterday he called and said he loved me and wants to get back together. The Lord is so faithful. My situation looked hopeless, but I kept going by God's Word to walk by faith and not by sight. I didn't see anything happening, but I didn't have to because God had His plan all along. I thank my Lord Jesus.” (Georgia)

"God used my surgery/hospitalization to bring my husband and I closer. After spending lots of time together during my recovery, we started dating again, and he has moved my things back into our house. What an awesome God we serve." (North Carolina)

“Using one of your favorite words, my husband ‘suddenly’ told me he wants us to get married again. On Valentine's Day he ordered me new rings. We are like a couple teenagers and he has talked more to me in the last 11 days than he did in over 28 years. God never gives up on us and He wants us to never give up on our spouses. 'Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.' Proverbs 19:21" (West Virginia)
“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)

"My husband told me he didn't think he loved me. He moved out. He came home after a year. I still hadn't heard the words 'I love you.' He is saying them to me again. He and I are working on our marriage and it is all because of Jesus. God is ever faithful and true. I had to learn that the hard way, but when I finally did put all my trust in the Lord, that's when He moved." (Ohio)

“My husband and I have been divorced three years.  I had no thoughts of reconciliation because our marriage had been very troubled.  But God!  The Lord began to work and cleanse my husband during this period.  He drew closer to Christ and began to pray for our broken marriage.  Recently, I found Rejoice Marriage Ministries and I also began to pray for a new marriage.  Praise God we have reconciled!  We are more in love than we ever were and we will remarry soon.  Best of all, my husband now has a real relationship with Christ.  He now has rejoined our church and we attend as a family.”  Restored in Ohio

"My husband came back home this weekend. The Holy Spirit let me know it was time. My husband is not saved, but he said God told him it was time and he wants to truly get to know God and go to church. I know the battle it not over until he is totally delivered and my husband confesses Jesus as Lord. I thank you for your prayers and the book, 'Prodigals Do Come Home.' It was very powerful in my life.” (New York)
"We were divorced, but I asked my husband to come back and he did. It is a miracle that he is back and we are a family again. God isn't finished with us yet and I covet your prayers." (Georgia)
"I visited Rejoice Pompano Beach while my husband was away from the home for almost a year. He has been back ten months now. I can't say it's been easy, but I remember God's promises that He will restore and bless my marriage if I just trust him. I see many good things happening lately. I encourage all stander to keep believing, keep praying, keep on praising him, because He is faithful. My husband says he would never again make the same mistake again, and he is here to stay, till death do us part, and that he loves me more than I know. Praise God." (Florida)

“PTL! My prodigal has returned! After some months of him insisting on permanent separation and most likely divorce, I have held onto the hope and encouragement to stay standing. When I woke up sad and lonely, I prayed scripture over both of us and our marriage. My emotions subsided and I was able to have the strength of the Lord. Tonight my prodigal told me because I am allowing the Lord to work in my heart, he has to do the same for himself. He is coming home!" (Missouri)

“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 prodigal has been moving back home since Christmas. Around Valentine's weekend we attended a marriage seminar. I can hardly believe my eyes, after standing for 15 years. Thank you for today's message about waiting for the LORD's timing. It's hard to wait, but we can't hasten it any more than one can 'help' a butterfly come forth from its cocoon without doing harm to it."  (Pennsylvania)

"Last Sunday my husband came home. He said that he missed us and wanted to come home, if I wanted him to. I told him that he was missed and we wanted him home. I praise God that I was home when he came, because I was supposed to be out of town. Thank you for your ministry which helped me greatly with my stand." (Arizona)

“After many months in the far country, my husband came home suddenly! Praise God! We are very happy! He is very loving and we are enjoying spending time together and with the children. All God's promises are Yes and Amen. His Word does not come back to Him void. I pray that God continues to draw my husband and my children to himself with cords of love. He is restoring a very close relationship with our brothers and sisters and restoring our home. We are working together as a team on our property and exercising and doing things together. Our God is a God of restoration! "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added unto you" Matthew 6:33. Thank you so much to Charlyne and all the team for giving me the assurance to stand in the gap for our marriage in the face of skepticism by others.”  (Australia)

"Praise The Lord, my wife dropped the action for divorce and now is ready for me to come home. Only He can work this type of miracle. My spouse has been going to church with me and the reconciliation and restoration happened quickly. How great God is and how wonderful to let Him lead me." (New York)

"Praise God, I did not give up on my spouse. God wouldn't let me even though almost daily I begged Him to give me permission to let go. He promised me that my husband would be His and I held on to that promise. God was faithful and saw me through these hard times. Today my husband is home with me and my children, attends church with us, and is being transformed. Thank You Jesus."  (Virginia)

“I came across your website last year while my husband and I were separated. During that time I thought there was no hope for my marriage because my husband and I were not talking. He had moved into in his own apartment and was actively seeing other women. I cried and prayed and cried and prayed to the point where I was just about to give up because my prayers did not seem to be getting answered. Just when I was ready to give up on my husband and the restoration of my marriage, God sent my husband back to me. We have been back together going on four months now. Every day is a challenge but I am determined to continue to fight and make our marriage work. Please continue to pray for the restoration of my marriage as I will continue to pray for the healing of broken marriages all across the world. Thank you prayer worriers.”  (California)
"I just wanted to say thank you and praise the Lord. My husband left me for another woman. After standing for my marriage and with the help of your ministry my husband returned home October 2001. I still read your messages and just wanted to let you know how much it helped me in my life. May God bless you both."

"My husband left suddenly and has been home now for a year and a half. So much has happened in that time. God has become Lord of my life, but even more important is that my husband surrendered his life to Christ. Now we have a Christian home. God has led us to buy our first home together. I've learned lessons in faith that will always help me. My husband's beginning to learn, knowing how God has led me. What an incredible blessing to hear him pray. It's worth it all." (Ohio)

My husband and I separated because we allowed anger to control us. After the anger cleared, I was devastated that he had moved two hours away. I begged him to come back, but he was convinced our marriage was over and seemed excited about his new life without me. I cried and begged God to save my marriage. I felt so alone, without any support from his family or mine. I found this website and it changed my life. I prayed many times daily, fasted, and studied the Bible. I developed a true relationship with my Heavenly Father and learned to turn it over to Him and trust His timing. When I did this, I saw changes in myself and my husband. After several months of separation and feeling my marriage was truly over, we have now reconciled and just signed a lease on a new apartment. Our future has never looked better, and we couldn't be more happy. Thank You Lord for never leaving my side! He can truly move mountains if you give Him your faith!”  (Tennessee)

"My husband’s been home for a month. God gave me Psalm 107:28-31, revealing that our storm has been stilled, that our marriage is being restored. I know it's because God has finally gotten through to me and I am putting Him first. This past weekend we attended a marriage conference. My husband told me he is committed to me and mostly to our Lord. We've had some great moments. I thank God for this season. I know He needed to straighten me out, and now I know how to be a better companion. I give God the glory." (Texas)

"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)

"I give thanks to the Lord. My husband's attitude toward our marriage changed. He returned home a month ago and we have been very happy enjoying every minute of it. He is doing his best to make everything right again. I know I must continue looking to the Lord for help. The battle is not our, but the Lord's. God answers prayer."  (Florida)

“My prodigal husband is asking me to come to where he is to work on our marriage. He says he loves me. Due to current situations we cannot do this right away, but what a joy to hear him say this. God promised restoration. What a great and mighty God. I praise Him.” (New York)

"We have been separated for many months. The little communication I received from him was cold and angry. I found a lawyer, but felt in my heart this was not the path I truly wanted to take. I prayed every day to God for guidance in this seemingly impossible situation. I am amazed about how this has all unfolded, but we are now trying to work things out. There's still work to be done, but I know God is there with us and will guide us to a better life together." (Quebec)

"Two years ago my prodigal husband came home after months of separation. I give God all the credit for that happy day. I also thank Bob and Charlyne for being messengers of the Word. Everyday I think about how God moved in my life and our marriage. God restores, and it is better than you could imagine. I'll never regret the decision to stand for our marriage. Out of the pain, I gained a stronger relationship with my husband and God." (Virginia)

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

“Praise God! I have finally heard the words that I have prayed for. My husband is coming home! After a year of separation, God has moved my mountain. Trusting in God doesn't sound easy, but with self discipline, praying on the full armor of God daily and never speaking negativity has given me the joy and patience I need. I wish I could express to the ones who are struggling to stand, just how much it works. The enemy tried to lie every minute of every day, but when I spent more time in thanking God instead of fighting the enemy, my life changed. God will do right for those who love him. He wants me to be happy, he wants my children to have a father here to comfort them. But we had to learn to love God first. God is jealous. As soon as I started feeling the need to read more scriptures, sing more praise songs, give him the praise for all the simple things, my life changed! My husband still has some legal issues to deal with, but he has spoken the words and planted the seed I will water!”  (Arizona)

"My husband returned to our marriage suddenly days before New Year's after having been away for years. I asked the Lord not to let me have another year of sadness and He gave me Isaiah 61 five times in a week from different sources. He is the God of miracles and His promises are absolutely true and certain." (South Africa)

“PTL God is good! My husband and I got remarried last Saturday. Don't give up, pray, cry, say, ‘Lord help me to keep the faith.’ God is on time. If He gave you what you wanted right now, you or your spouse might not be ready for it, so keep praying and let God do it in His timing. I love the Lord and thank Him for my restored marriage. This has been a long journey but with God it was all worth the wait. We are like one together. Thank You God, I owe You all the glory. Just know that God loves each of you and I will continue to pray for restored marriages. Amen.”  (North Carolina)

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