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 moved home some weeks ago. I don't even have words. BUT GOD. After all of the mountains and pain and hurt. God has brought restoration to our home and started the healing process. I don't know what to say. We have so far to go, but God is here and He is healing us and helping my husband find his way. I don't even have words for how thankful I am, to Him be ALL THE GLORY. Thank You, Jesus. Not for a moment did I ever walk alone. Don't ever give up your stand. With God ALL things are possible.”  (Tennessee)

(posted 11/25/2013)

"All the glory to God! After many months, my suddenly happened, and I witnessed the moment God changed her! I withdrew my divorce filing, so she was aware that I was standing and knew God told me He would restore us. She’d been staying in our home for a couple of weeks and was able to see how God has changed me. He was working in her. Last week, we spent five days on vacation as a family – her idea! When we got home, we were talking, and at one point I said, ‘That was before. I was very selfish then.’ At that very moment, I saw her eyes soften, and she walked over and hugged me tight! It was the first physical contact she’d initiated in many months! I hugged her back, and she was crying and said, ‘I want to come home. I want to come back to my house.’ Sunday, she brought some clothes back and came home with her ring on! I didn’t have to say a thing. She wanted to put it back on! Our God is so awesome! TRUST Him and never give up! Just let go and TRUST Him!” (South Carolina)

(posted 4/28/2014)

"Thank You, Lord, for the miracle You gave to my family. My husband has been taking steps toward home and moved his remaining things home last weekend. He had even filed for divorce, but never followed through. He told me the Holy Spirit never stopped speaking to his heart and that he loves me and is so grateful for me never giving up on him. Thank you for the tapes that would suddenly appear in my mailbox at the most needed time. Praise Jesus." (New Hampshire)

(posted 2/2/2007)

“I’m so happy I have a testimony to share; as most of you know that means I have been tested. I just praise God and want to send fellow standers hope, that God is truly faithful! My husband was supposed to be home for Thanksgiving. Things didn’t go as we hoped and planned. God is still faithful and He has his own timing. Long testimony short, God brought my prodigal spouse home just like He showed me in a vision. Keep the faith standers, I’m still standing with you and God is too! Zechariah 4:6.”  (California)

(posted 12/16/2013)
"Thank you for teaching me to stand. We are reconciled and trying to walk together in Christ. Our children are happy as are my wife and I." (South Carolina) (posted 11/20/2004)
"God does answer our prayers. I divorced my husband. I believed everyone when they said he would never change and I even gave up on waiting for God to work in his life. I loved him and so wanted for our marriage to work. We dated and made a few attempts in ourselves to try to pull things together again. These failed miserably. God sent a friend my way. She introduced me to your ministry.With God's help, her prayers, and your daily encouragement, I began my stand for the restoration of my marriage and my husband to Christ.  my husband had a heart attack and our circumstances seemed evenmore serious. Two weeks ago, my husband moved out of the situation he was in. He is now situated in our home and soon I will be situated there also. We have a long road ahead and thank God for your book‘Standing after the Prodigal returns'  Had I not have read this, our first two weeks would probably have already been miserable.  iinstead Ihave been able to deal with these issues in a different light and pray through a lot of them. I thank God daily for bringing us back together and know that soon my husband will again be the man of God he is meant to be." (Oklahoma) (posted 11/18/2006)
"We have been back together over two years now and had another child. To this day I am just amazed and so thankful to the Lord for how He restored my marriage and it is better than it ever was. I do not think I would have known there was a chance for my marriage if I hadn't found your ministry. To anyone who is standing for the healing of your marriage please never give up and God will do it." (New York) (posted 11/20/2004)
"God has restored our marriage. My husband has returned home for good after coming and going for a few years. God changed him. My husband rededicated his life to Christ and God has now shown us the vision to begin a ministry in helping couples have successful lasting marriages. He is doing all he can to be the husband and father Christ intended him to be. God is faithful. He can and will restore your marriage. Keep praying!" (Canada)
(posted 2/18/2011)

"After four years of standing through trials and tribulations, my husband is home. Praise God. On Sunday at church God told me that it was granted and my husband came home this week. I give all of the praise to God because through all of this I became closer to Him and I am thankful for all of it. My family is back together for the Holidays and many more to come. Thank you, for your words of encouragement, love, and support. My prayers will continue to go up for those standers still waiting. God answers prayers, Amen." (Texas)

(posted 11/21/2006)
"I thank God and give Him the praise our restoration has now begun. My prodigal has begun moving his things home! I am still in awe of God and what He has done! He changed my prodigal's heart and brought him home. I now hear hope in my prodigal that had vanished."(Missouri) (posted 11/20/2004)
"Praise God! I kept standing for my marriage and after 6 years of separation we are now back together in our home. We serve a God who can work suddenly. Never give up." (Delaware)
(posted 2/18/2011)

“I came to your site searching for help when I found out how the devil was working out plans to destroy my marriage and family. Being a Christian, I did not know how to handle this but I am grateful to the Holy Spirit who guided me as I was encouraged, taught and strengthened to face the enemy. Despite a divorce some years ago, my marriage has been restored. We were remarried in February this year according to what our Great Lord had planned. 2013 is the year for change, new start and restoration. I have seen how God accomplished what He had started. To everyone in the same situations, please I beg you, don't lose hope. It was very difficult but great victory is assured in the mighty Name of Jesus.”  (Mauritius)

(posted 3/12/2013)

“I am still basking in how the Lord moved. Last year my husband was with another and he and my child were spending the holidays with her. Fast forward to this Christmas, he and my child were with me as a family. He blessed me so much this season that I just am overcome with joy. My husband has always been a giver and he poured out his heart, not just on me and our child, but my family as well! The most precious point I would like to make is that my husband had the desire to do all this...be home, eat together, and go visit family as a unit. It was beautiful. The Lord is faithful. The Lord spoke to me last Christmas that he was coming home and he is doing just that. I'm humbled.”  (North Carolina)

(posted 1/6/2014)

"After being separated, moving out of state, and raising an infant on my own, God has spoken life into our marriage. I have moved back into my home, my husband is attending and active in church regularly, and we are committed in letting God lead us in every step of reconciliation. Praise God for His wonderful promises." (Virginia)

(posted 6/26/2008)

"My husband has been home for several months and everything is going great. I would read testimonies about how restored marriages were better than before the prodigal left and I was skeptical. It is true. My husband is more attentive and loving than before we were first married. God brought home a new man. I knew God was going to restore our marriage but I didn't know it was going to be this good. To God be the glory."  (Michigan)

(posted 9/4/2009)

“My restoration process has begun! Praise the Lord! It was so suddenly, with no indication that it was coming. It's been many months of separation, but standing feels so worth it now. It was hard, but the Lord carried me through, and now He is fulfilling His promises. My husband has agreed to go to counseling together and told me he loves me all in a few hours. It is truly a miracle! At the beginning of our separation, God gave me Isaiah 61:7. My husband also told me he was in the process of buying a house...for us! God is giving me my marriage and a new house to begin our restored marriage in. A DOUBLE PORTION. The Lord is amazing! I love You, Lord!”  (Virginia)

(posted 8/19/2013)

“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)

(posted 10/8/2012)
“I praise our most high God for His sudden movement regarding the divorce that was scheduled to be finalized on Thursday. My husband suddenly changed his mind at a meeting yesterday. All praises, honor and glory to our faithful Redeemer. I had fasted and had reached that peace that passes all understanding. I was completely blessed by our God who is in control of all things by not allowing the divorce to go through.” (Northern Ireland) (posted 11/25/2005)

 "Your ministry has had an impact on building my faith and standing for my husband. I am from Sri Lanka and my husband left me. My  Lord took over as I called to Him in the day of trouble. I sought the Lord with all my heart and He began speaking to me through the scriptures. I journaled everything and He even told me from Psalm 81 that I could rejoice. My prodigal walked through that door and we are now working things out together in the Lord's paths." (Sri Lanka)

(posted 11/2/2007)

“At first I was the prodigal. I left home believing that because I had suffered my husband’s infidelity I was free to leave my marriage. One night I prayed that I would be able to see my husband the way the Lord sees him. I wanted to be friends because we have two children and many years together. One day I suddenly woke up understanding that my place was to be home with my family. I decided through the help of friends and God pulling at my heart to take a stand for my marriage. My husband did not accept my stand right away and had already entered into another relationship. He expressed many times that he no longer desired the marriage or a relationship with me. I zipped the lips and prayed scripture over my family every day. I separated myself in prayer and began to announce by faith the restoration of our marriage. To God be the glory, my marriage is restored! Thank you RMM, you played a big role in my testimony.”  (New Jersey)

(posted 6/25/2013)

"I've been standing for the restoration of my marriage for years. Yesterday my husband who has been living in another state told me that he wants his family back. We have adult children and grandchildren and now, Praise God, my husband misses and wants his family back! To God Be the Glory for all the great things that only He could have done." (Alabama)

(posted 11/2/2007)

“Praise God my husband is home! When my husband left me I was devastated and lost. Everyone told me I needed to move on and I was crazy for holding on. Every Saturday I would read the testimonies and I would pray that one day I would be able to write one myself. You have to believe, have faith, and trust God, He holds true to His Word. Everything Bob says about what the prodigal is thinking is true. My husband is happy to be home and has wanted to come home, but was scared and ashamed. We are now expecting our second child and we couldn't be happier. He even told me that every time I told him I refused to let go he would smile inside, even though he said I needed to move on and it was pointless to hold on. Please, never give up. Galatians 6:9. You will all be in my prayers.”  (Florida)

(posted 4/7/2014)

"Praise be to our Almighty Lord. My spouse asked if he could come home. He will be moving in this week. He has shared that he is coming home out of obedience to the Lord. Our children are thrilled at the return of their father." (California)

(posted 2/9/2007)

"My husband filed for divorce. I have been standing with the Lord for restoration and refusing to accept what I was seeing in the flesh. Things looked hopeless. Last night, my husband was at the house, gathering documents for the divorce when God turned his heart. This morning my husband has told me to cancel my attorney. He is dismissing the divorce and moving back home. God gets the glory." (Texas)

(posted 1/18/2008)
"I am a stander for my own marriage. I've had a great example in standing and showing sacrificial love from my Dad. My Mom and Dad were divorced in 1998 after 41 years of marriage. Since that time my Dad has never doubted that one day they would be remarried. He has responded in love to my Mom. Valentines Day 2006 they were remarried at the ages of 73 and 69. God has done a tremendous work in their lives. My once wounded hearted Mother, told me a month ago that at age 69 she has that giddy love for my Dad that she had when they were dating 50 years ago. God will truly restore the years that the locust have devoured. His plans and His ways are so much better than ours.” (Arkansas) (posted 2/17/2006)

“There are no words to say how important never giving up is. I have heard it said so many times by those who write in, and praise God it is true! I know there are those out there who walk in hope but still have doubts. I was one and then my suddenly came. Restoration is happening. Isaiah 61 and 62 are so encouraging. It says that He will make righteousness. It is not up to our spouse as I have witnessed. I have said during the entire time of my stand that there would be only one man in my life...my beloved. This man I have met...my renewed spouse, is the only one I would have walked away from my stand for. God did truly use my old husband as the material for the one He was building for me. Be faithful. Hold on. God loves you all very much and is making a way in the wilderness.”  (Virginia)

(posted 3/4/2013)

"I am back home with my husband after being separated for several months. We are open and honest with the past and I will continue to be prayerful. Thank you so much for your support while I was going through my storm. I know we have to continue to work on our marriage for the devil is busy, but I will continue to fight."  (Illinois)

(posted 8/3/2007)

“PTL! Fellow Standers, never give up. My spouse recently returned home. Psalm 147:15 (AMP) He sends forth His commandment to the earth; His word runs very swiftly. We are so happy that he is home and I know that God heals all wounds in His time. I pray my spouse will become saved. Keep praying and fasting, the Lord will deliver your prodigal home. Just keep the faith and know that it's not over ‘til God says it’s over. Please be encouraged by my testimony, God delivers.”  (Alabama) 

(posted 1/14/2013)

“Thank You Lord. My husband came home on Valentine's Day. We still have a long way to go for healing and rebuking princes and principalities, but at least, my other half is standing with me at home. That's a huge part of the battle to victory. Please keep praying for us to regain the honor and level of respect that we should have for each other as spouses.”  (Illinois)

(posted 2/24/2013)
“I just wanted to update you that my husband and I were remarried in August, after two years separated and five months divorced. Your ministry made a huge difference in my confidence that this could happen. I also referred your site to a friend whose marriage is being restored and it has blessed her immensely.”  (Florida) (posted 10/13/2014)
(posted 11/17/2014)

“After over 12 years of separation, my wife came to the church BBQ. It’s been 13 years since she came to church. There were many tears that day before she even arrived. Just when I was trying to understand what was happening, she asked if she could come to the house for the day when I was out as her relationship with her partner is over and she needed some time alone. I gave her a key for my house for her birthday. God is on the move. PTL!”  (United Kingdom)

(posted 9/9/2013)

"When my husband walked out, I had a newborn baby, an 8-year-old and no job. The Lord taught me to completely trust in Him alone for everything. The Lord showed His faithfulness and was always there. Finally the Lord restored our marriage. Our family is back together and healed not because I or my husband did anything right, but ONLY because God stepped in and completely, miraculously healed our marriage. Praise Him!”  (Texas)

(posted 10/21/2013)

“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)

(posted 6/25/2013)
“My husband wants to come home. It really looked hopeless. He and the other woman spoke about marriage all the time. I prayed thorns around my husband almost daily. I stayed true to him and to the Lord. I never doubted in the Lord and now I have my husband back.” (Pennsylvania) (posted 11/18/2005)
"After being gone for many weeks, my husband returned home. I give all the glory to God because I know that it was through Him and continual prayer that brought my prideful husband back to our family. Although my husband is still not saved and still works with the other woman, I know that God is in control and it is His battle, not mine. So all standers, be still and know that He is God and He is doing amazing things. Remember all things are possible with God. (California)
(posted 8/30/2012)

“I got your website from a friend and since that day it has provided inspiration and hope for my tomorrow. After struggling for 18 months, my husband has decided that our marriage of 16 years is worth fighting for. I bless God that he has left the other woman and returned both to God and his family. I realize that it is not always easy, but I thank God for restoration has come to my household. I want to encourage anyone else going through this, remember God honors covenant. As he was with Abraham, He will be with you, but you have to trust Him. Praying for marriages worldwide and ask that you keep us in your prayers, that God will strengthen us.”  (Bahamas)

(posted 10/7/2013)
"My husband and I were separated for months and it was very difficult. I began to stand for my marriage as the Lord requested me to. I sought God during that time and He answered me. My husband is back home and is getting closer to the Lord. Praise the Lord for my marriage is built upon a solid rock." (South Africa)
(posted 8/30/2012)

“I can’t contain my joy, I have to share this with Rejoice Ministries which was an anchor of support throughout my stand.  After some years and several false starts, my prodigal is home. It happened suddenly; only God knows how. The OW called to apologize. I feel like I am dreaming.  Standers, take seriously what Charlyne and others say about Christ. He is alive and His promises to you will not return to Him void.  And also take Habakkuk 2:2 seriously. I wrote down all my revelations, coincidences, signs and promises which I will be sharing with standers soon.  I had to learn faith in God, not based on what I saw or perceived. This was only by letting go and letting God.  For now, beloved, be encouraged. Only last week I did not know my suddenly was near.”  (United Kingdom)

(posted 2/5/2013)
"More than 4 years ago my prodigal spouse came home. He left our home to pursue a life with another woman, but God had other plans. My prayer through our storm was, of course, that God would restore our marriage on the Solid Rock of Jesus, but also that He would one day use us both to help others in hurting marriages. About 3 weeks ago that prayer was answered. I now work at my church and my husband and I have been given the trust and opportunity to counsel with couples. Please pray that God would show us what He wants in starting this ministry at our church. Never give up!!" (Texas)
(posted 8/30/2012)
“My prodigal wife came back after four months. Praise the Lord. We talked through our issues that we had before and realized that with God it is so possible not to just correct our relationship, but also to be abundantly blessed as a family if we step up in faith to God and ask Him to help us. We are back on the right track and God is the only One who made it happen. He will perform miracles for those who love Him and believe in His greatness. Thank You Jesus.” (Vermont) (posted 8/5/2005)

"My husband and I spoke on the phone today after years of being separated. He wants to reconcile. After years of drugs, abuse and so many issues. I was able to share with him a promise God had given us years ago. When I finished we were both in tears." (California) 

(posted 10/3/2008)
“I lived with the love of my life, my prodigal spouse, for several lonely years after he had an affair. When the pain was unbearable, God said, ‘Trust Me not him.’ When I felt I couldn’t go on, my Father said, ‘Giving up on (my husband) is giving up on Me.’ Ouch! After that, I knew I was never giving up and neither should you or you’ll miss the best blessing of your life. The OW gave my husband temporary relief from the shame he felt due to a 40 year battle with pornography. He no longer felt worthy of my love or God’s, so he left us both. After years of praying scripture over him and loving him like Christ, his heart was transformed and with the help of Celebrate Recovery he was able to heal. Last Valentine’s Day was our new beginning and we are now in marriage ministry helping others! Glory to God! It only takes one in the one flesh union to pray for restoration. In God’s perfect time and without delay, thy will be done. And His will is for your marriage to survive and thrive. Are you that one spouse who will pray?”  (Texas) (posted 1/27/2015)

"Praise God, after moving out a few months ago, my prodigal husband moved back home with me last weekend. God is working in our marriage to restore what was lost. I know God is faithful and will continue to have His hand in our marriage to restore it to what it was originally intended to be." (Georgia)

(posted 2/19/2010)

“Let me start off by saying that God is good! My marriage has been broken for many months. It has seemed like an eternity and a hopeless situation. I felt we were knocking on the door of divorce several times. I wondered at times if I could even continue to love someone who was being so cruel. I met with God daily and through His Spirit I made the commitment to love my wife unconditionally and stand for my marriage. Praise the Lord, my wife and I are trying to rebuild our marriage. There is pain on both sides and I am trusting God to do the healing. We recently spent the weekend together away and I am so grateful to God for what He is doing in our lives. My best advice is to trust God, constantly go to Him in prayer with all your pain. He loves you and your spouse. He will restore! Mark 10:9.”  (Indiana)

(posted 7/21/2013)

“In May, the Lord revealed to me through a dream that my husband would be back in my life after nine months. There was a false start in June, which was very painful, but it was not God's timing. Now, nine months later, our restoration is happening. There are still strongholds of lust, pride, idolatry, fear, and addiction, but God has brought us this far and I know He will continue to deliver us, according to His good purpose. To Christ be all the glory, we are nothing without Him.”  (Florida)

(posted 9/30/2013)

"God moved me to get my heart and my house ready. Days later, my prodigal returned home. This was the best Christmas. We renewed our marriage vows at church as a symbol of our new beginning with God as our foundation. Prodigals are coming home." (Georgia)

(posted 1/4/2008)

"The Lord has kept His promise. He continually showed me that my marriage would be restored. Before the Christmas holidays the Lord did just that. Now my wife and I are planning our remarriage celebration. Thank You Lord for keeping Your promise!" (Texas)

(posted 2/18/2011)
“You can’t make this stuff up! After 10 years of standing, my husband has returned to us emotionally and physically. Our relationship has been wrought with infidelities (on both our parts), lies, distrust, bitterness, anger, etc., but God is faithful to heal all the hurts if you faint not. My heart and prayers go out to all standers. Trust and believe…if you don’t give up neither will God. Always remember that God is the Creator of time and not bound by it. Take God off the clock and remain faithful to the promise that God does and will heal your hurting marriage. My husband and I are more in love with each other now than we were when we first took our vows. Behold, God makes all things new. Have faith.”  (Maryland) (posted 12/5/2014)

"Praise God, my husband came home suddenly. When it looked impossible, God moved. We are taking it one day at a time and I am fully trusting the Lord to save my husband and for our remarriage. God is good all the time." (West Virginia)

(posted 4/7/2006)
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