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



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“My wife and I had been separated for several months. The Lord told me in the Word and in my devotion time with Him exactly what He wanted. He spoke to me through His Word. My wife came home two weeks ago and is going to church and reading her Bible. God did not restore our marriage; He gave us one better than I could have ever imagined. Thank you both for your wonderful ministry. Your daily devotionals encouraged me when I needed it the most and always gave me the verse to keep going.” (Germany)

“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) 

"I praise the Lord that my husband is now home! God will finish what He starts. My husband told me that he is going to finish his course (School of Ministry) and he is going back to school in September! Praise the Lord. He is truly faithful." (California)

"In the beginning of my stand, I didn't believe that the restoration that Bob and Charlyne and others reported would ever happen for me. The only reason I continued my stand was for fear of being disobedient to the Lord. My Lord made it clear hundreds of times through His Word that my marriage would be restored. My spouse would repent and that He would never break His covenant with me. I was to wait in silence, trust God, be patient, and not fear the circumstances.

"There is still work to be done, but after my husband saying he was never coming back, he has been back home for over eight months. He was still broken though and it has taken this long for the Lord to heal. On Mother's Day, the Lord gave me the most beautiful gift. My husband took our family back to our church for the first time in two years. Please don't give up. Wait on the Lord. He will not break His covenant." (Texas)

“PTL! My husband's heart was softened by the Lord Almighty. After telling me he didn't love me, it was over, he made it back home after many months of barely any communication. When I truly let go and gave it to God, he started sending me texts that he missed me and then he spent weekends overnight and now has been home ever since. I always declared Proverbs 19:21 Many plans are in a person's mind, but the LORD's purpose will succeed (in my marriage, family and ministry). Thank God His Word does not return void when we declare it.”  (Texas)

"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)

“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)

“About a year ago, my husband suddenly emotionally and physically abandoned our marriage. He stayed at the house but we were separated in every way. I prayed ceaselessly for his heart to be softened but things were seeming hopeless to the point that I filed for divorce. Even after I filed I never stopped praying for his return. Suddenly, just when I thought all hope was lost, he returned to me as quickly as he had abandoned me. The divorce papers woke him up from his delusion, he ended it with the OW and has come back to me with complete humility. I praise God every day for the restoration of our marriage and know that it was only His hands that have made this possible. It is only through His example of unconditional love and forgiveness that I have been able to welcome my prodigal back with open arms and feel the complete joy of knowing that our marriage is stronger than ever.” (Iowa)

"Yesterday my husband returned home and repented. God is changing our lives. It was a special moment in my life, surprised and without words on how to thank the Lord for the victory. The Glory is all for my Lord. It was long months of waiting, but my God is so great and so faithful. To my Jesus be the glory and honor." (Guatemala)

"God does heal hurting marriages. My husband is not only home in our house but today he came home to our God." (California)

“Four years ago my marriage was coming to an end. It was a wilderness time for sure. Rejoice Marriage Ministries was such as blessing. Praise God my prodigal came home. During the last four years we have had so many blessings and miracles and have survived a failed business, job loss, financial devastation and illness, even while rebuilding our marriage. God's hand has been on our marriage this entire time. I just needed to open my arms and surrender and trust His plan. Next Sunday my church will air my testimony of God restoring our marriage. It will be broadcast online and over 2,000 parishioners will see it as well. God has arranged for the airing of this testimony exactly four years later, TO THE DATE, from when my husband left. I am so honored to share that "GOD HEALS HURTING MARRIAGES!!" I praise God that he rescued us and our testimony will be used to glorify Him. Please pray that it will inspire forgiveness and trust in the Lord. Thank you!”  (Maryland)

"Months ago my wife asked me to move out and put a restraining order on me, and prevented me from having any contact with her. I began praying and believing God for restoring my marriage to my wife. I was very encouraged to know there are others who believe marriage is sacred and important enough to pray for. Last week my wife called me to say she wants to reconcile. We are going to church together tomorrow for the first time in a year." (Washington)

“God is faithful! My husband came back home. Only God could do it. It was an impossible situation, but God turned my husband's heart back to his family. There was an OW and he said he would never come back. Don’t look at the circumstances, but trust Jesus. Pray, fast, study the Word daily! Make God your husband and He will be faithful to your family. He did it for me and He will do it for you. To Him goes all the honor and glory and praise. Hallelujah.”  (Florida)

“Thursday (husband) came to me and begged for my forgiveness. He said that he had been so wrong and he would do anything to have me and our daughters back. He had to reach his own rock bottom before he looked to the Lord and begged for help. The Lord has truly answered my prayers. Your daily Charlyne Cares have been a life saver. You have helped me change my life.” (North Carolina)

“After  months of prayer, fasting, shutting my mouth (not all the time, but enough), my husband has returned home. I thought that would be the hard part, but I see that my stand has only begun. He is committed and God has begun a good work in us. I truly survived with Exodus 14:14 (The Message translation).  God will fight my battle, and me, I need to shut my mouth! Getting over an affair is very difficult, and only the pursuit of Gods presence keeps me at peace. I pray for all of my brothers and sisters still awaiting the return, and for those who are home, the strength and obedience to continue. May God get ALL the glory!”  (South Carolina)

"We serve a mighty God. Suddenly my beloved husband stated he wanted to move back in together. We found a home that made my spouse say it was going to be our new home. We decided to apply for it, got approved and received the keys all within one week. We are spending this weekend moving our things into our new home. God has answered many prayers and brought my beloved spouse home. He is faithful to His promises. Praise the Lord." (Connecticut)

“When my husband left, I turned to God and prayed and fasted many times. I asked God to reveal to me whether He would save our marriage. He gave me many signs. I wanted to give up but God would not let me. My husband asked me to file for a divorce and I cried. One week later God spoke to me and told me to call my husband. I called him and he had nothing nice to say to me. He continued to ask me for a divorce. I was very humble and told him I would pray for him and I love him. Then he hung up the phone. One hour later, he called back and told me he wanted to reconcile and he loved me very much. That was nothing but God. He touched my husband’s heart instantly. My husband is not home yet, but he is in the process of moving back. He left the OW and started reading the Bible. No matter what your situation looks like, God is working behind the scenes. Trust Him and don't give up. In your darkest moments God is standing with you.”  (Virginia)

"Your ministry was the first thing I found the night I prayed for guidance on what the Lord wanted me to do in marriage. I was separated 16 months from a 23 year marriage. Your e-mail encouraged me so much through this journey. I know that the Lord will bless you abundantly for your unconditional love to his families. My husband is home. Yes Bob, he is wounded but praise God He will finish what He started. Every day God is giving me miracles through my husband. He also came home physically needing help. I consider it an honor to be there for him. You sent me your book on God does heal hurting marriages and hurting bodies. What a BLESSING !!!I know the Lord will restore his health totally!!! PRAISE GOD MY MIRACLE CAME HOME!!! In fact I told my husband that today!!! The day before he came home he said "You do realize that I am coming home with nothing, do you understand that?" I said "Probably more than you may think I do." One day he will read and hear the tapes of what I had learned while he was gone. Right now I am not asking questions just listening. It is an honor to wait on him and care for him."
"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)
"My husband and I are back together. Praise God. It happened just like you said it would, fast and unexpected. There was a lot of hurting and loneliness, when it was all said and done, it really wasn't that long. The Lord transformed me from this hateful person who was always yelling, to this loving, caring, person. I am now the wife that he not only deserves, but always wanted. I cannot take any credit with this as it is only by the grace of God that changed me. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement duringmy trial." (Tennessee)

“In 2004 I was separated from my husband and had decided to get a divorce. God stepped in with an invitation for me to trust Him to restore my marriage. My husband wanted no part of it, so I began my stand, alone. I came upon this website, and every day I received much needed encouragement here. Three months into my stand, my husband asked me to move back home. It took another couple of years before I could see tangible change. Now, at the beginning of 2013, I can say that God did such a miraculous work in both of our hearts, and our marriage looks nothing like it did for the first 20 years! Standing was difficult, but I wouldn't trade one moment of it. I discovered God's heart in a way I had never known before! Letting Him deal with my own heart and my own issues, while at the same time learning to pray for my husband from the Word of God, and with God's heart for him, changed everything for me, especially my prayer life! And God was ever faithful!”  (Texas) 

“After being separated from my husband for some years, I didn't want to pray him back and I felt terribly sad when I heard of the OW. But the Holy Spirit instructed me to pray for marital restoration. I was reluctant at first but I stumbled on this site the following day and I was encouraged. I decided to stand for my marriage. Shortly after, my husband sent me a message praying and thanking me for being a good mother to our kids. I felt it was one of the numerous false starts but to God be the glory, our story has changed because my husband is home and the other woman has finally decided to leave him. Praise the Lord!”  (Nigeria)

"After many falls into the pit, my prodigal daughter has come home suddenly. The road she was on wounded her in many ways physically but I know my God has a road of recovery for her. Next will be her father. Thank You God for Your unique plan for healing and restoration." (Washington State)

“Well I knew in my heart I would be writing this one day, but in my head I don't think I truly believed it. My wife and I separated. I wanted to stay together, but she pursued a divorce. Very close to the final hearing to end our marriage she began to soften, to change, to open her eyes. We began our restoration about this time last year. Although there have been some bumps along the way, we seem to get over them easier than before with God's help. I am so glad I did not quit on my wife! Keep praying for your spouse and trusting in God's Word!”  (Ohio)

"My prodigal returned home some time ago. He is still fighting addictions and has not accepted Christ as his Savior yet. This past week I looked in the bedroom saw my husband on his knees by the bed. When I entered the room he was crying like a baby and asked me to pray for him. He will be saved soon." (Florida)

“My wife left me years ago. We reconciled after a few months only to separate again and eventually divorce. Although I was led to RMM through a friend's bumper-sticker and began to stand, it seemed that each month we were more and more alienated from each other. When things were at their worst, communication sad and hurtful, the kids aching and life very hard, God quite suddenly reversed the downward spiral. He (and He alone!) began to soften first my heart, then my wife's. He allowed opportunities for me to show my love to her again. And He started a process where each month we began to fall in love more and more all over again. Praise to His precious Name and Glory, we were remarried this past summer and are still growing in His love. HE is doing this restoration, and it is clearly HIS plan. In fact, He has used these past years to teach me so much and open His Word to my heart. I can thank Him for these trials, even though the hard times are so hard, His love and plan never failed.”  (Oregon)

"My spouse returned home after separation and divorce. Yesterday was our anniversary. When I woke up yesterday morning, there was a note in my kitchen that said "Happy Anniversary." During my lunch, I received flowers from my spouse. On the card were the words to our wedding song. It was signed using the word 'love.'" (New Jersey)
"I did not know how else to share the GREAT NEWS that My prodigal husband came home, so I am taking this opportunity to share and encourage others. First I want to give thanks to God and to Rejoice Ministries for allowing the Holy Spirit to use you in a mighty way. I have been a stander for two years and needless to say, I had some battles to fight and mountains to climb. The awesome thing about it all however was all my struggles was with ME! Although my husband was involved in a affair, God through His Word got me to focus on Him rather than on my marital problems and that in turn changed me! My husband kept calling repeatedly letting me know how he knows he made a mistake and that his life is a mess and how did he get here. The hard part was listening to him about the feeling he has for the other person. The best part was him telling me how at peace he felt talking to me. God gave me such a spirit of peace and strength to hear him and not get upset and react and speak out of anger Praise be to God. I went to Texas to help him pack and bring him home where we are currently residing and rebuilding. Please continue to pray for us. May God continue to bless you and your ministry." (New Jersey)
"My husband came home almost one year to the day of our separation. I know I have been greatly blessed and not just because of his homecoming, but because God has transformed and humbled me. Life is still a struggle and many times I have to remember all that the Lord has done and promised to do and that He has not taken us this far just to let us fall down. I have weeks of being so spiritually attacked but thank the Lord Charlyne and Bob's devotionals are always right on for getting me out of my pity party. This ministry is such a life line to me. God's finger prints are all over it. God amazes me so much. I'm so glad He chose me to know Him more. Stand firm no matter where in the restoration process you are, God is so faithful to give faith, peace and comfort especially when you think your situation has reached impossible. The most important thing I can share with a stander is this: 'Make sure God is first, in time reading His word, in chatting with Him privately, in His will. Does He want you to fast, clean, read or love more? You'll see miracle after miracle when God is first. Praise the Lord. He is so good.'" (Florida)

"The Lord has restored my broken marriage. I thank God for the day he led me through the Internet to Rejoice Ministries. Their ministry has been a great help to me during my stand for my marriage. The Lord has been good to me in so many ways. My husband has come back to the Lord through the power of prayer. I prayed every day and every night for the Lord to move over my husband's life, and I pray that every stander will never give up. The battle may seem long and hard, but in the end you will realize, as I did, that all you are going through right now will strengthen your relationship with the Lord and restore all that is broken in your life. God heals hurting marriages." (Florida)

"I would like to praise the almighty God for bringing my husband home last year during Easter. My dead and impossible marriage was resurrected with Jesus Christ. Standers please do not give up; our Lord is able to resurrect dead marriages if we believe in Him." (Tanzania)
"One year ago I found your site searching for help. I was facing separation and probable divorce. Two months ago my husband came back home and has agreed to marriage counseling. We are sharing a room and a bed once again; we are making plans for the future. It's tentative and slow going which is why I hadn't testified yet. But I felt God reprimand me for not sharing. God has worked a miracle and He is not done yet. Unless God builds the house it can't stand. I know he is working on the building and I praise his name and testify to all his blessings."  (Michigan)
“My husband committed adultery. I felt as if my life had ended. When I found this ministry, I felt alive again with hope in the Lord. I started to pray and have faith in the Lord. My husband decided to stay home and work on our marriage. I don’t know what happened, but I give all Glory to God and to this Ministry. Thanks and always trust in the Lord for He will do what he has promised. He's faithful.” (New York)

“There is hope, don't give up on your prodigal. Praise God, He has sent my husband home. We were angry and I was ready to file for divorce; there was no hope. By the grace of God, He sent a relative and a friend to convince me to pray for marriage restoration. I also found Rejoice Marriage Ministries that same week. My hardened heart took God in and soon I was praying for my prodigal husband's return to God and return to us. He returned suddenly! He  repented and recommitted to our family. I am still praying for my husband to completely return to God, and for the other person to return to God as well.”  (Pennsylvania)

 "After months of separation, my husband is back home. He told me that he went to see a lawyer around Christmas to divorce me, but he realized that he didn't want to go through it. I had been praying and fasting during December and received a second promise from God that my husband would be back. A month ago, my husband was still telling me that he would never come home. If it wasn't for finding Rejoice Marriage Ministries, my husband and I would be divorced by now. Charlyne taught me how to stand and Bob's books helped me understand my husband's point of view. They both taught me to not look at circumstances, even when things seems impossible. I give all the praises and glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for this miracle. My husband says he wants to forget the past and start over.  Prodigals do come home, and they come home when we don't expect it."  (Texas)

If there is“My husband came home last weekend. I cried when he asked me if he could. It has been a very long hard road and definitely a lesson in life, but our loving father never let me go. Even when I felt I wasn't worthy of His love, He gave me strength, unconditional love and peace in my heart when things were bad and I wanted to give up. Thank you for your ministry. It reminded me who to turn to and to keep believing my Father cared. It has been three long years, but because of our Father in heaven, I have changed so much. I know the journey is not over, just started a new chapter and I will need the Lord even more now. If He can help me through the past three years, I know He will be with me the rest of the way. Don't ever give up. There were many times I felt like it, but the Lord always brought something or someone in my path to keep my faith going.” Praises to our loving Father and thank you again for your ministry.” (California)

"God is answering my prayers. My husband is back home and now my children can have the joy of having mom and dad together. Thank you Jesus." (California)

“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)

After several months of separation with no contact, my husband called on July 4th to tell me and the children to have a safe holiday. He began to talk about marriage counseling and us getting back to together. He invited us to a game of his. That night he packed up and came home with me and the kids. This was after no contact and no hope other than the Lord for many months. It came so quickly. I pray now more than ever that we can be the husband and wife that the Lord requires us to be. Praise God." (Alabama)

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)

"God has restored my marriage. After no communication, my wife called to tell me she had made me a birthday cake. She was also going to cook dinner for me. She accidentally set her kitchen on fire and asked if she could come and stay with me for a few days. Days turned into weeks. She said she loves me and wanted to start over again. The Lord has totally restored her love for me. I am still in a state of shock. I praise the Lord." (Ohio)

“Praise God! After several months of absolute breakdown, ups and downs of standing and pressing through, God's divine interventions from both our sides started taking place. I believe as I read testimonies and prayed for others’ restoration as well, God was working behind the scenes on our family's behalf. Last weekend we decided before our loving Abba Father that we will give our over 30 years of marriage the very best the rest of our lives. Thank You Father! For those standers out there feeling low and helpless, remember - worship and trust God no matter what. He will bring you through and you will be reconciled at a time least expected.”  (South Africa)

“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)

“All praises and glory to God. My husband came home. I was going to call it quits then, suddenly out of the blue, he came over. He said he waited all night to come and speak to me with flowers. He said the Lord spoke to him. He walked me to our class and I was touched. Thank You Lord. You are working on my husband.”  (Texas)

 
“After many years marriage, another many years divorced (me being the prodigal), and many months of standing for my spouse (my spouse and I switched roles as I became stander and he became the prodigal), we will be remarrying this week in front of God, family and friends. PTL, my family has been restored! God is so good. We owe Him all praise and glory. Standers, do not give up. God hears your cries. God hates divorce. I will continue to pray for all marriages till the day I die.” (Canada)

“When my husband left is when I found God again. I pray just about all day, every day for the restoration of this marriage. I begged my husband to come back, but I knew I had to be still and trust God and His timing. Two days ago, my husband came by to see our daughter. He told me he wanted to be a family and wants God in his life and our marriage! I was so excited! There is still pain and I know that if God can forgive him, I will too! I'm erasing all negativity from my heart and mind so it will not hinder the restoration process. God works miracles! Praise His Holy and Precious Name! Amen!”  (Louisiana)

"My husband is home again. After spending a month with us and leaving briefly again, he is home for good. Thank You, God and thank You, Bob and Charlyne, for all your teaching and encouragement. I knew what to expect and where to look for truth." (United Kingdom)
"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)

"After a few false starts I can say my husband is home. The situation looked impossible, but God does answers prayer in His perfect timing. Thank You Jesus." (South Africa)

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