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 husband and I have been back together since 2010. I kicked him out after what was done even though we were both unhappy. He had no relationship with the Lord and I was wavering from the faith. But then I made up my mind I wanted the marriage to work and cried out to God. It took some time, but after standing on God’s Word, prayer, and fasting, my husband came back and eventually gave his life to the Lord. This wasn’t his plan but God had other plans. It took some time but the prodigal did come back, and God worked in both of our hearts. We are better this time around than the first, serving the Lord which is the icing on the cake. I love You Lord forever. To God be the glory.”  (Florida)

(posted 2/11/2014)
"Praise God, Tuesday afternoon my prodigal and I were remarried. I know what He has done for me, He will do for others. I will be standing for the rest of my life and praying a hedge over my husband and our family. Thank you Bob and Charlyne for your work." (Florida) (posted 7/13/2006)

"My wife and I were divorced. After 14 years we remarried. I’m glad to see the Steinkamp's testimony. It brings hope. I'll certainly be taking advantage of your online teachings to seek ongoing help for our marriage." (Missouri)

(posted 11/23/2007)
"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)
(posted 4/17/2011)

"Praise God my husband is home. The Holy Spirit opened my husband's and the other woman's eyes to what they were doing at 3 A.M. one morning and my husband was home the next day. There is still healing and work to be done but 'with God all things are possible.' To God be the glory." (Georgia)

(posted 7/18/2008)
"I just want to encourage other standers. For the past year I have stood for my marriage against all the odds. My church and my family, no one believed that God could restore, But after a year of separation my husband and I are reunited. Our marriage is being restored. Don't lose heart. God still moves and removes mountains. Don't give up Keep praying!" (Washington)
(posted 2/18/2011)

"It's been months since my husband came home and recommitted his life back to our marriage and back to our Lord Jesus Christ. Our marriage not only survived, but has flourished and is better than ever. Our son sees the changes and teases us because we are more affectionate and closer than ever. My husband still thanks me for not giving up on him and for loving him unconditionally. Our God does move mountains." (Idaho)

(posted 9/26/2008)
"The divorce my husband filed was set to be final. On Thursday, after many legal maneuvers, my Husband agreed to dismiss the Divorce. Praise the Lord! I went to the hearing and the Judge entered the dismissal with prejudice! He and I spoke of how few times a divorce is dismissed and he was glad to see a reconciliation! I sat through two other divorces while the order was being prepared in his chambers, and this Judge, seeing our reconciliation, encouraged the other couples to reconsider and to take time. Neither of them took his advice, but maybe he will keep on making these suggestions and others can be saved through him. God is so great." (Florida)(This stander is an attorney.) (posted 11/20/2004)

"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)

(posted 9/19/2008)

"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)

(posted 9/22/2006)
"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) (posted 11/20/2004)

“Glory to God! My husband started talking about divorce some months ago. I started standing for my marriage and letting God do a good work in me. I did the Love Dare, too. Now my husband is coming over and spending days and nights with us! He has started to say I love you again and God has been amazing. All the praise and glory to our Almighty, nothing is impossible to Him. My husband is coming home. Praise the Lord!”  (Oklahoma)

(posted 11/4/2013)

"I give Jesus all the praise because my husband is almost moved back in. Most of his belongings are back in the house and he is selling his apartment furniture. I continue to believe that his heart will move spiritually back home to Jesus as well. Nothing is impossible with God." (Canada)

(posted 3/27/2009)
"Yesterday I received the book "A Spiritual Journey Toward a Healed Marriage" from Charlyne (thank you for the signed note in the front cover of the book) I read the first two Chapters of the book and the Chapters in the BIBLE highlighted in the book and prayed the prayer at the end of Chapter Two Anyway, when I got the book, I prayed so hard and thought to myself, there is no excuse for not praying even if I am not feeling well. As I prayed last night, I prayed for my husband with earnesty. This morning when his alarm went off I felt him tap me on my arm and he said "I love you honey." Music to my ears even at 5:00 AM in the morning. He has been saying "I Love You" lately, but I could really feel that he meant it with all of his heart this morning. He has even come to Bible School twice this week for the adult class. I feel so blessed. Thank you once again for the prayers going up for us." (Kentucky) (posted 11/20/2004)
(posted 12/5/2014)

"My husband is home. He had only moved into our basement, but had left our marriage. I am so thankful that a friend told me about this Ministry. My husband and I are both reading 'After The Prodigal Returns.' We went to a weekend military marriage seminar and renewed our wedding vows. Praise the Lord." (Colorado)

(posted 7/27/2007)

"God is good. My husband came home yesterday and desires to restore our covenant relationship. I praise God for reaching down and touching him, and that God gave me the strength to endure during these hard times." (New York)

(posted 9/19/2008)
"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) (posted 11/20/2004)

"After a year my husband came home. At the beginning of my stand God spoke to me and said 'You will never be divorced.' He is true to His Word." (Ohio)

(posted 1/30/2009)
"Praise the Lord. My husband came home after three and a half years. I want to thank you, Bob and Charlyne, for giving me spiritual guidance through my stand. Our God is an awesome God. For all you other standers I say, 'Just keep the faith and don't give up. God is faithful and will work it out for your good. God bless each and every one of you.'" (Michigan) (posted 11/11/2005)
"My husband and I are in the process of reconciliation and it's true what God says, because this is a new marriage. A new love is here and it's all built on the solid rock of Jesus Christ. God is taking away my pain just as He said He would and my husband's guilt and shame is easing up. This can only be the work of the Holy Spirit whom we are trusting to bring about everything needed. Thank you RMM; you helped me stand". (Georgia)
(posted 2/18/2011)
“I would like to encourage everyone today, that the God we serve is able to heal your marriage, and restore your family. My husband left me some months ago. He woke me up at 5 a.m. and simply said that he had been unfaithful. He said he wanted a divorce and moved out the same day. I was four months pregnant at that time. Both of us come from Christian families. The months of praying and trusting God were not easy. This Sunday my husband called me and said that he was at church and God spoke to him. He told me we are getting back together, he is flying in for the birth of our daughter, and due to work issues he is moving in with us closer to the summer. He said he loves me. I cannot stop thanking God for His mighty power! Standers, don’t give up! Your miracle is on its way.” (Washington) (posted 10/8/2014)

“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)

(posted 7/4/2013)
“My husband left my kids and me last year. I had many people telling me that I needed to move on but whenever I thought of taking that step I would get a daily email from Rejoice Marriage Ministries which became steps to climb towards the restoration of my marriage. I forgave my husband and was in love with him much more than before. Earlier this year I started seeing changes in him. As the months went on, my husband told me that he loved me and wanted to move back home. He moved back home this month. I am grateful and thankful to God for healing and restoring my marriage and making me believe that nothing is impossible with God.”  (India) (posted 8/19/2014)

“My husband is home after months of being away. PTL! He had an irregular heartbeat and had to be brought to the hospital. Our child and I were there with him at the hospital providing love, support and care. Thank God his condition normalized and he was discharged. I was planning to ask him if he could come for a few days so we could take care of him. Without prompting him, he asked first if he could come home! Oh my! Since then, he has been home and we are starting to be like a family again. I will continue to pray and ask for God's grace to keep us together and grow in love. The Lord is amazing! When I started to let go and let God, that was when God did his part. God works in mysterious ways. He is real, God is good!”  (Philippines)

(posted 12/10/2013)

“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)

(posted 8/1/2013)

“After being gone many months, my husband began sleeping at the house...and then he never left. It took six weeks for me to realize he'd moved home! There was no conversation or apology, just a changed man. I had doubts and I wavered (a lot). Every morning I woke up and read the encouragement waiting for me on this site, and then I warily began my day in faith. One day at a time, the many, many months came to an end and in the midst of it all, Charlyne guided me. This woman I'd never met taught me to pray for my husband and how to find comfort in God's Word. This stranger supported me when others doubted me. My husband and I are packing for vacation. God is healing our marriage and restoring it to something more than we could have imagined. A year ago I was hurting so deeply that I couldn't even imagine a day when we would vacation again. Today my heart is full.”  (Oklahoma)

(posted 8/26/2013)

"My husband wanted a divorce so I moved out. I started standing and praying. Nothing was happening and my husband was still convinced that he wanted a divorce, but I continued to believe God for the restoration of our marriage. On Mother's Day my husband took me on a date and the Monday after Mother's Day he asked me and my son to move back in so we can be a family again. Praise God." (Florida)

(posted 5/19/2006)

“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)

(posted 3/10/2014)

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

(posted 11/24/2006)

"God has restored my marriage. He has been faithful even in those moments when I thought I could not take it any longer My husband has been home since June and our marriage is stronger than it has ever been. There is still work to be done, but God is in control. Since it was not my effort that restored our marriage, but God Himself, I am trusting Him. I pray, pray and pray. I read the devotionals Charlyne sends us every day. Thank you Charlyne and thank You God for sending her to me when You did." (Arizona)

(posted 11/22/2006)
"My husband filed for divorce and left our home in July. After going through months of a bitter divorce, I decided to pray that God would speak to my husband and I believed what Psalm 37 says; 'Do not fret.' A month ago, we started communicating about the kids and just talking. One weekend after he had the kids, he called to tell me that he missed his family and wanted to come home. He has moved back home and says that is the last time he will ever leave his family. In the past, my husband has moved out several times instead of facing problems and talking about issues. I have always believed marriage is for life and now my husband is developing that same belief." (Arkansas) (posted 1/28/2005)

“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)

(posted 5/14/2014)

"Without the guidance of this ministry, I do not believe my marriage would have been restored. When my husband turned his heart to God, he realized he and the other woman were unequally yoked. God first cleansed me and then He did the rest. It was suddenly and unexpected, but God was right on time. My husband had not made any contact with me for almost two years and my marriage was a dead corpse. When my husband came home the other woman came home with him, emotionally. I have said nothing, except to suggest that we pray for her salvation. I will always love and support this ministry." (South Carolina)

 A PS from Pompano - This wise stander understood that after her husband came home he would go through a grief process in getting over the other person, as we have written and taught about. Prodigals do not come home with amensia. Many newly restored marriages fall apart all over again because the stander is not prepared for their homecoming. We have material to help you be prepared.

 The days after a prodigal first comes home are like walking through a mine field for both spouses. We have a package of material to help both you and your mate when your miracle comes true - http://rejoiceministries.org/r.php?num=30h6n

(posted 8/30/2012)

"After nearly two years of separation, my husband came home in 2003. He did not come home a changed man. I continued to stand and believe that with God, all things are possible. It wasn't until the Holy Spirit really got hold of him one summer afternoon in 2005 that things began to change. I began to really see answers to prayers. In September, 2006 my husband asked the court to void the divorce dissolution. It was granted. It was only the second one known to happen in this State. Praise God from whom all blessing flow."  (Washington State)

(posted 11/25/2006)
“If God is telling you to hold on and wait patiently, then that is exactly what you should do. After many false starts, the deep rooted anger and bitterness my husband had for me ‘suddenly’ lifted. Just like that! He ended things with the other woman and for the first time in months was able to tell me he loves me. We have a long road ahead of us but I know now that we will get through anything with God on our side! Listen to His voice, even when everyone around you thinks you should move on. Draw close to Him and He will lead you. Praise the Lord!”  (Florida) (posted 2/9/2015)
"I am happy to report (husband) has been home since January. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and he surprised me with a dinner/theater date. God can soften even the most stubborn person's heart." (Washington) (posted 11/20/2004)
God is sovereign! Hallelujah! He deserves our thanksgiving and praise every single day. When I almost threw in the towel, God led me to the ‘I Quit’ devotional. I felt weary and hopeless, so I asked God to speak to me explicitly. All of a sudden the word ‘tiwala’ which means believe, caught my eye while I was preparing for work. The Holy Spirit spoke to me that if I give up it meant I didn’t trust God’s power to work mightily in our marriage. It’s been several years since we have not celebrated the holidays together, but suddenly my husband told me that he is coming home for our wedding anniversary and to celebrate the holidays. Standers, keep standing for the Lord works mightily. PTL!”  (Philippines) (posted 12/22/2014)
“God brought back my spouse after many years of separation and living in separate countries. I feel doubly blessed for all I went through in the desert. Many people told me to divorce in the beginning, but God put it in my heart that marriage is sacred and that He could restore us. It was worth not giving up and now we have a wonderful testimony to give glory to God. All things are possible with God. Never forget that.”  (Australia) (posted 11/3/2014)

"After months of separation, my husband moved back. We are receiving Christian counsel, and he is closer to the Lord. God has placed many great people in our lives who are encouraging us to do as He has commanded. All the glory to God." (New Mexico)

(posted 10/24/2008)
"My wife and I were remarried. Last Sunday, she joined me at church and during the singing of the invitational song, she looked up at me and asked, "Will you go down with me?" We have both been baptized previously, but until our divorce we never had a real relationship with God.   The minister was aware of our story and shared it briefly with the congregation. He then baptized me and allowed me to assist in baptizing my bride. I believe that was a better day than the day we remarried. That evening, after I prayed for us, instead of saying, "Amen," she continued the prayer. What a blessing to pray together with my bride.   There were many times during our two years of divorce that I wanted to give up and I praise God for giving me the strength to continue standing to see the deliverance He had for me." (Texas) (posted 1/16/2009)

“Out of obedience, I made fudge and delivered it to my prodigal. He thanked me but stated that he was ‘moving on’ and the court date in six weeks would be the final end. I cried out to God in tears: ‘Do WHATEVER it takes, Lord. I am willing!’ The very next night our dogs got into a fight (very odd). I ended up with a terrible bite and a broken hand. My son called our prodigal for help while I was at the hospital. While in the ER I prayed that he would see this as a picture of how life had been since he left us - chaotic, unprotected, and terribly injured. When he saw my stitches and cast, God broke him. He literally came to his senses. He has now ended all legal action, put all finances back together and we've reconciled. My ‘WHATEVER’ prayer initiated a wild scenario I could never have dreamt, but through it God brought my husband back to his covenant with God and me. I am so grateful and give all the praise to our God!”  (Tennessee)

(posted 4/1/2013)

“I want to praise God that my husband has not left and we are drawing closer to each other every day. It's tiny little baby steps, then a big leap forward, then a step back. God is so awesome that the steps back are smaller and smaller as He directs my husband back to both of us. We are praying together now in the morning before each of us go to work. There are the little things that only I would notice that are suddenly back again. God is so good. I have to keep reminding myself that His timing is perfect, but I expect my miracle every day by faith. It's coming. We can't give up and we can't stop praying because our spouses’ souls are worth so much. I've been praying Psalm 51 and 32 this week over my husband and myself, and wow, Charlyne, you were right. Thank you for being a blessing to me.”  (North Carolina)

(posted 8/31/2012)
"My husband came home in July. Seems things weren't as wonderful as the Enemy had told me they were in the far country. Just three weeks prior, my husband had encouraged me to get on with my life. After standing for two and half years, those words bounced off my shield of faith which had been hardened by years of battle. To God be the glory for the work He did in me, and the awesome work He continues to do daily in our lives. Thank you Bob and Charlyne. God used you both to help this baby Christian learn to stand firm on the rock of Jesus Christ." (Oregon) (posted 11/11/2005)

"My husband left 18 months ago. He then came home unexpectedly thru the power of God. We are doing well with God's help and are serving in our local church together. God is good." (Florida)

(posted 11/20/2006)

“I found this website at a low time in my marriage. God told me to go on a 30-day-fast. Before this time I was praying very fervently. Also when everything first happened I went to God and He said I would not get a divorce but my husband was pushing for one. Once I started to fast God started moving and quickly. I hadn't talk to my husband in months and on the last day of the fast 'my suddenly' came. My husband called and said he was ready to come home. To God be ALL the glory!!!”  (Texas)

(posted 8/31/2012)

"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)

(posted 7/3/2009)

"My marriage has been restored for six months. My husband used to be angry toward God. Now, he's hanging out with godly men. I never thought I would see this day, but God kept his promise to me. Thank You God." (Missouri)

(posted 10/4/2007)

"I would like to thank the Lord God for leading me to Rejoice Marriage Ministries many months ago. I have been standing for my marriage. On Monday morning my husband called me suddenly and asked me if it was OK for Him to move back home and we take baby steps towards restoring our marriage. I could not be happier. He moved back in yesterday. I am in complete awe of the changes I am seeing in both of us. Our God is able. Thanks, Charlyne and Bob, for teaching us to stand for our marriages." (East Africa)

(posted 10/11/2007)

“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)

(posted 9/30/2013)
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