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!

"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)

“PTL! My ‘suddenly’ is happening. My prodigal invited me to his house. I was tempted not to go for fear it would invoke emotion but I am so thankful I went. I had glamorized his new home and life and God showed me he is not happy. We have a long way to go, but I know God is working faster then I imagined! Anyone who heard my testimony would be blown away by the amazing things God has accomplished in my life and in such a short time considering my circumstances. God will finish what he started – have faith! He loves your prodigal more than even you do and will restore what He intended us to be!” (Arkansas)

“After standing for some years my husband came home! PTL! After lots of prayer, fasting and unconditional love my breakthrough came. The other relationship ended, the OW moved out of state. Despite a non-covenant child and things looking hard - my God put everything in place! My husband is home and it feels great and worth every trial. With God's help our marriage is being rebuilt. Thank you for your prayers and support. God does heal hurting marriages. Prodigals do come home! With God all things are possible, so keep standing!”  (Florida) 

"My husband came home suddenly two weeks ago. I am so grateful to God. I stood on the promise of that little mustard seed and miracles started happening everywhere in my life, not only my marriage is healed, but also my family is healing."  (New York)

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

“I thank the Lord for doing a mighty work in my marriage. I found your web site and have been blessed and encouraged not to give up on my marriage. My spouse was unfaithful last year and I forgave him and he stayed in the marriage. He is a unbeliever. I'm praying for him daily. We have been married almost 13 years. Without God's divine healing and hand in our lives we would not have stayed together. Today I can say I love my spouse and He has chosen to love and take care of me and our kids. He chose not to leave me too. Our relationship is healing and we are closer to each other and working on our marriage. I'm trusting Jesus everyday and I'm walking by faith and not by sight. I love the Lord and praise Him for what He is doing in my spouse's life and mind. Thank You Jesus because I have prayed and chosen not to give up and to see that the Lord is faithful and hears our prayers.” (Hawaii)
“Today we celebrated 10 years married. My husband left me six years ago and returned two years later after much praying and standing. Although he left, he never followed through with the divorce and we were always married! I am eternally grateful to the faithfulness of God!”  (United Kingdom)

"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)

Thank you for your ministry resources and especially Charlyne Cares, which have sustained me on my darkest days. As a childless stander, I had a long summer of absolutely no communication with my husband. He returned to our home last week to get warmer clothes and asked me out for dinner. I praised God as I opened my Charlyne Cares on the morning of our dinner and read the title, "Lord, Rekindle and Reignite My Love". God is so good and He's doing just that. We're making plans to move him back home. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (North Carolina)

"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)

"Praise the Lord, my prodigal has come home. It was just like Charlyne said it would be; unexpectedly." (Florida)

"Everything looked hopeless. Court proceedings were underway and complex. I hadn’t spoken to my wife for months. The day before we were again due in court, my wife came to my office and handed me a court notice of discontinuance. I was speechless. We spent Saturday at a Christian bookshop buying resources to rebuild our marriage. God is absolutely amazing." (Australia)

“This weekend my husband has been with us at our home. We have been separated for many months and recently I was becoming weary, physically and spiritually. But the Lord has given me signs that He is working and He does hear my prayers. Tonight my husband was going to go back to where he is staying and he did leave, but 15 minutes later he came back. He said he will sleep on the couch and he said he is confused. God is so good and faithful. Keep your eyes focused on Him and remember you have the victory!”  (Kansas)

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)

"God is faithful. My husband has been gone for months. Not only have I been praying for him to come home, but that he would get another job due to the stress it caused. I was hired at a new job and a week later my husband was hired by my boss. My husband asked me out to dinner the night before his job opportunity and a week later he came home. He even bought us new wedding bands yesterday. Praise God, He is working on both of us." (Kentucky)

“I divorced my husband and listened to friends who said I deserved better. Immediately, I felt so overwhelmed with guilt. But he was very angry and didn’t want to reconcile with me. He eventually found someone else. During this time I came across this website and started praying for my husband. My husband returned to me this Christmas. We are getting remarried next month. What an awesome God we serve. So don't give up. God is in control.”  (Florida)

"Please pray for our Lord's step by step direction and protection as we enter into reconciliation and remarriage. My husband and I were married for 32 years. A terrible time of tribulation ended in a divorce..a tragedy..but our Precious Lord has heard our cries. Our anguish..and has forgiven us. We have returned to our Lord, now thejourney back to each other has begun. We appreciate your prayers."My husband and I have had a lot of trouble, so much that I moved out for a couple of months, always with the intent for things to work out. Before I went back home I found your Web site and God through you helped me to continue to stand. Your e-mails were such a blessing. Many times I could not take any more and your e-mail would encourage me to hold on, or to look to my own heart. Praise God, he "came home!" I even told him, ‘Welcome home." (Indiana)

Praise the Lord, Elohim my Creator. He hears our prayers. My prodigal husband was suddenly relocated in his job and is now working near me and our child. He is living with us, therefore I am now seeing him daily. A year ago we were virtually not speaking. I am one step closer to total marriage restoration. Thank You heavenly Father. I stand on Philippians 4:6.”  (United Kingdom)

"My husband has returned home days ago after months of separation. He insisted on a divorce the day he left, but praise God for His faithfulness to those who seek him. We serve a mighty and powerful God. My husband now wants to make our marriage work. Thank you, Charlyne and Bob for obeying God's leading." (Louisiana)

“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)
"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)
"My prodigal has just returned home. After 2 years of living in the far country, he has come to his senses. He moved his things back home on yesterday, 2 years and 2 months after moving them out. My prodigal expressed his desire to come home in March, but continued to live one foot in and one foot out of our lives, living in two worlds. In November, he told me that he would be moving again but not back home. He decided to move in with someone else because he didn't feel that he was ready to come home yet, to do right. I cried out to the Lord, I know that you didn't bring me this far to leave me. I remembering feeling like I have all but given up on my stand, but the Lord continued to tell me to press on and just believe him no matter what. I remember reading a praise report from one of your standers which gave me much encouragement. I also remember writing you for encouragement and you sent me a beautiful teaching tape from Charlyne entitled "The truth shall set them free." I called this my emergency tape, for I would listen to this on the times when I felt like given up. I also have highlighted specific paragraphs and statements in Bob's 'Prodigals Do Come Home,' things that were closer relative to my prodigal. I praise God for last week was our 5 year wedding anniversary. Yesterday evening, he told me that he wanted to come back home. That he had several dreams where he was being told literally that I was his wife and to go home. I told him praise the Lord, I have been waiting for you. He told me that he was so grateful to have a God fearing wife to stand for him, in spite of the mess he had made of his life. I praise God for I have now picked up my copy of 'After The Prodigal Returns' to read. Something Charlyne always says is the standing really begins after the prodigal comes home and I truly believe it. I just praise God for not giving up on me to not giving up on my spouse. Thank you for your wonderful ministry. I know as I have heard many others that this stand is far from over, and it really has just begun! PTL."
“My husband came and told me he wasn’t sure of his love for me after many years of a good marriage. I was completely blind-sided by his confession. I began to claim Jesus’ authority over our marriage and home. I pleaded with God to remove the pain. Instead God began a hard/ beautiful work in me. My husband left for months. I kept praying, had others interceding, and stood. He is home now for several months. We are very slowly healing. Has it been easy? No, but God has been so amazing and is becoming my everything! God is so faithful. When all seems lost, He never disappoints, leaves or quits loving. I believe God is going to use what Satan meant for evil for His glory in us!”  (Alabama)

"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) 

“Praise be to God. My husband is back and this time for good. God never fails. Whenever I felt like giving up, God gave me hope. Exactly a month before my husband’s return God spoke to my heart and said it’s over, he's coming home. Now I see after his return that God has not only convicted my husband and brought him home but He has changed me. Dear standers, things will look really bad just before it settles down. Just claim and hold onto God’s promises because the God we love is a never failing God. Romans 8:28  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.  (Sri Lanka)

"We celebrated  wedding anniversary. My prodigal came home four years ago and God has continued to work on both of us. We have our trials, but I know there is nothing too hard for the Lord if we let Him have His way.  If I had listened to people instead of the Lord, my husband wouldn't be here now. It doesn't mean I didn't receive valid, Godly counsel, but sometimes God spoke opposite of what people would say. The first time my husband thanked me for not giving up, I cried because Charlyne had written about that moment and I believed her. God had confirmed to me over and over that it would happen..” (California)
“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)

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)

"I was the believing wife with an unsaved husband.Under the attack of satan I became weary and left my husband. He gave his life to the Lord and began praying for my return. I knew that God didn't want me to leave my marriage, yet I turned my back on God and on my marriage. Thank you God for not ever turning your back on me. After being divorced more than a year and after almost having married another man, God restored my marriage. I am the prodigal that did come home! We were remarried December 4th. Your ministry helped me more than I can express. I was stubborn and scared, yet your daily email messages always hit home - yes even though I was the prodigal!!! Thank you so for your ministry, and I would please like for you to pass on to others that 'us prodigals' do want and need people to pray for them no matter what 'we' say, and that 'we' do come home! Thank you so much. In God's Love ALL is possible!"
“Last week I ‘legally’ re-married my covenant wife. It truly is a miracle. God has guided us through the storm, and he will continue to do so. I am so grateful! I am so thankful for this ministry. When my wife left several years ago, within a week, a friend from our Bible study knew of a female stander at her work and that woman gave my friend some information and told me about RMM. I was listening to Charlyne's Me Trust God, Now? CD. I screamed in my truck "God, I do trust you but I want proof that you will restore my marriage!!!". At that moment, a Covenant Transport Truck was on the other side of the highway! Many times the ‘natural’ seemed crazy and impossible. But God knew differently. Thank You Lord, Amen! I pray for all standers, many of whom have been waiting much longer than me.”  (Washington)

“We serve a mighty God! After many months of separation, my prodigal husband came home. We had been separated many times before and I always brought him home through works of the flesh and it wasn't permanent change. This time I did nothing but pray and stand. We have a long road ahead of us but instead of lecturing I am zipping my lips and crying out to our Lord Jesus Christ to convict my husband in his heart of his responsibilities. I KNOW our Lord will not fail us and He will provide all of our needs through my husband's hard work. He is risen and so is this dead marriage. Praise God Almighty who can raise anything from dry bones to the living.”  (Idaho)

“It is true. We serve a mighty God. I used to read testimonies of husbands returning and leaving and then coming back and marriages getting better. I believed but it is truly worth everything to start to experience it. My husband came back, left and returned and now I live each day totally amazed, seeing my marriage get better every day and beholding God’s transformation. God is great, to Him be the glory. You reading this praise will experience the same thing and laugh like Sarah, Elizabeth and other women in the Bible. God is truly great and no one else can change our ashes for joy like He does.”  (Australia)

"PLT! After being separated for many months, my husband texted me and asked if he could come home. I said yes. He arrived with all of his items packed in his car. I stepped into my suddenly season and received my long awaited breakthrough. God does hear and answers our prayers. His word will not return to him void. Thank you Charlyne and RMM for teaching me to be patient and trust in the Lord with all my heart. Your daily devotionals have been a blessing to me. I will continue to pray for all standers and prodigals to come home suddenly as mine did. To God Be The Glory." (Michigan)

“I want to send hope to standers and remind them that you never really stop standing. It’s now a way of living; I believe God’s way of living. I had someone come out to fix some things in my apartment. We talked for awhile and somehow got on the subject of marriage. She started to tell me of her first marriage and how it ended in divorce. I asked her if she would ever marry again. She told me that not too long ago she was dating a man and they even moved in together. She felt they were soul mates. I asked her what happened to them. She told me one day he up and left. She said he went home to his wife...after three years I might add. Because I'm a stander (even though my spouse is home) I felt different when she said he went home to his wife. I thought in my mind that maybe his wife is a stander too. Keep the faith!”  (California)

"My husband came home to be with our sons after months of being away with another woman. So I praise the Lord for that - I know He is still working on my husband to restore him and our marriage." (California)

“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)

"My husband apologized for all the hurt he caused. This week he called his attorney and is dismissing the divorce. The next day he drove hours to my home. We talked and then went over to our pastor and talked for another hour. My husband is making the restoration to his Lord. Before he left I gave him Bob's book 'Finding The Way Home.' I had it ready here for him for just that perfect time." (California)

“Glory be to God, another battle has been won. My husband and I were separated for many months under impossible circumstances. I believed God that He would restore my marriage, but my fears and questions were, when God? I practiced zipping my lip a lot. Anyway, I blew it big time yesterday because my hubby was being extremely selfish. Afterward, I felt hopeless and felt I had frustrated God’s efforts. Twenty-four hours later, and I tell you, it was the least thing I was expecting, my husband returned home! Thanks be to our Father, who is working even when we don't see. He is truly, truly working."  (Australia)

“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) 

“Although my husband has remained in the house, he told me two years ago that he wanted a divorce. I began my stand at that time and would not agree to filing a joint petition for divorce and I know over the next two years, the Lord protected me from my husband filing divorce papers. During my stand, the Lord has changed me into someone I never thought I could be - I love my husband more than I ever have before and I finally have a beautiful relationship with the Lord. A couple of weeks ago, out of the blue, I received a text from my husband thanking me for all I have done for him and how much he really appreciated me. He then invited me out to dinner. The following week, we celebrated our wedding anniversary together and over the weekend he began sleeping in our bed. My husband hasn't verbalized his commitment to me and our marriage yet, but I know all things are possible through Christ Jesus!”  (Minnesota)

"I am a stander from Guatemala. I love your ministry and Charlyne Cares, because by reading these messages my soul was comforted. The Lord worked in me and after trying to make all perfect by my own strength, the Lord taught me to lean on Him and look to Him. On our 14th anniversary, my husband came back to our home as a surprise, loving me as never before, and that is only the Lord`s work. My husband has been touched and changed by the Lord. Praise the Lord!" (Guatemala)
“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)

"Praise the Lord, we just celebrated our second anniversary of a marriage restored. God is faithful. Thank you, Jesus for carrying me through and calling me to this situation. Nothing is impossible for the Lord." (Minnesota)

"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 God and thank you for sharing Cari and Ryan's video. I can't wait to watch it again with my daughter. I've been standing for my marriage for many years now and my prodigal entered into a non-covenant marriage. Our daughter is about Cari and Ryan's daughter's age, too, and she has given up hope. Nothing is impossible with our God! Praise Him, praise Him, praise Him. I love You Lord!”  (Pennsylvania)

“The Lord has answered my prayers. Our family is reunited after a long and painful separation. We have a long way to go, but the Lord is faithful. My husband is unemployed and has been since the time we have reunited, but God is our provider. The Lord is using me to provide for my family and I believe in this way He is opening my husband’s eyes to the truth. My husband has turned away from the OW and is now striving hard to receive God’s blessing. I believe this has made me closer to God and stronger in prayer. I feel the Lord is guiding me every day in how to trust Him and not fear. Standers, God uses the toughest situations to build your faith and in the end you will say, I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day. 2 Timothy 4:7-8. Praise the Lord.”  (Arab Emirates)

"My spouse came home and stayed for about two weeks then suddenly moved over 3000 miles away from home. My daughters and I fasted and prayed even while discouraged. Two months later he called and asked if we would move to live with him and we did. It has been some time now and I am still standing. Please pray for me and my family. I'm learning that you have to show more unconditional love when they are home than when they are gone. Don't give up. God is on our side." (Arizona)
"I have seen and been a witness to the miracle of a restored marriage! We were divorced in 2000, and praise God we will be getting remarried! The theme of our wedding/praise and worship service is ‘Amazing Grace'. Through God's grace, we have seen His infinite wisdom and experienced His healing and restoration! I had to get out of God's way so He could work the situation out where He would be glorified. I praise God for your faithfulness in helping people like me." (Kansas)

"Praise God my marriage has been restored. Over the past several months Jesus has revealed his heart to me and we have moved mountains together. I went from a believer to a follower. The key to this resurrection was being immersed in the Word and countless hours in prayer. God has been so faithful. Thank you Bob and Charlyne for this ministry." (Minnesota)

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