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 came home New Year's Day because he said this is where he belonged. He is with me and our children but he still has feelings for other woman. I am praying over him every chance I get thru the night. The first step is he came back, and now, I need to zip the lips and pray, pray, pray. This battle is far from over, but it is a step in the right direction. We have an awesome God and prayer has never been as real as it is right now." (Arizona)

“Praise be to God! After several years of being separated and standing all this time believing God for a miracle, glory to God, my miracle is done. He wants to come home. Thank you, Holy Spirit for speaking through this ministry. I open my arms in praise because I know this was a miracle.”  (Dominican Republic) 

“My husband has been home for three months and both of us continue to depend on the Lord for the complete restoration of our marriage. Your ministry has been such a help and support to me throughout my stand. I still thank God for bringing him home.” (Delaware)

"I first give honor to God, my Lord and my Savior. My husband and I are living together under one roof. This is a big step considering we both had separate places and separate lives. We were separated for nine months. My husband called me one Sunday after church and we have been together ever since. The Enemy found a way into our marriage through our separation and I am dealing with some things. I know God works everything out for our good and I have to leave that to Him. God knows he is "at home" with my marriage."  (North Carolina)

"Five months ago, my husband admitted to having an affair and wanted a divorce. I praise God and I am so thankful that I found you. Your daily devotions have been a very important part of my survival. I have learned so much about the Holy Spirit, Prayer, Faithfulness, Righteousness, and the list goes on and on. There would be days when I was so discouraged, that I did not possibly know how I could go on and it seemed like ‘Charlene Cares' would know my feelings for the day. Thank God for the Holy Spirit. My husband came home this weekend and we are working on restoring our marriage. I will continue to let the Lord fight the battle, but I will always use my spiritual weapons." (Oklahoma)

God has been good. He has looked beyond my faults and has seen my needs. I was a stander. My husband and I have been separated for some years and towards the end I allowed the devil to capture me also. We were both in other relationships. I gave up…but God! I have a praying father-in-law and mother. My husband came home last week with all his stuff. He is still in the other relationship but I know God is working and I ask that you continue to pray for us. That we both fully surrender our lives and our marriage to God's will. God deserves all our praises.”  (Jamaica)

“Thank You almighty powerful Lord, My husband came home a month ago. We had been separated with not much contact. Through RMM, I learned about the spiritual battle we are in and how our spouses are not the enemy. My husband said that the Lord had been weighing on his mind. Praise the Lord! I am so blessed that the Lord continues to guide us through our spiritual journey of marriage restoration. I know that our battle with the enemy is not over, so please do not stop praying for your spouse's salvation and your marriage even after they come home. I forgave my husband, but I learned to forgive the OW and pray for her salvation also. We must be careful not to give a foothold to the enemy. Pray for the armor of God, a hedge of protection around your spouse and to send warrior angels to protect you and your spouse. I pray your miracles and restorations come soon.”  (Alabama)

Praise the Lord, my husband came home. He wants to work on our marriage and for the first time in years has asked me what I need for him to do to show me he loves me. I am so grateful to God. Nothing short of a miracle from God brought him back to me. (Kentucky)

"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)

“I felt neglected and alone. I had an affair. My husband knew and two years after the fact couldn't take it anymore and began to act out himself. I was at a loss. I knew it wasn't him; it was pain and anger. I clearly heard God tell me to stand; that He would reach my husband and give me a marriage seven times better than we'd ever had before. I spent  months of praying and loving him as he continued to act out. I hated what he was doing, but I knew it was Satan and I knew God had already defeated Satan. Thanksgiving Day he told me he loved me and put his wedding ring back on. Two weeks later he bought me a new ring and re-proposed. My suddenly came just in time! PTL!”  (Indiana)

We praise the Lord for one of our local recently restored couples who will be renewing their wedding vows this weekend at a North Carolina church.
"I have just come back from church and a couple who were involved in counseling told me that they were getting married again after four years of divorce. God is so good." (South Wales U.K.)
"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)
"My husband has been home for seven weeks. Our family relationships from before have been replaced by relationships founded on the rock of our Heavenly Father. We attended last evening's communion service with two of our girls. There was an altar call, which isn't the norm for communion Sunday, and my husband, our daughter and I all went forward. This was a call to those who had been called to minister and serve the Lord." (California)
"Praise God for His faithfulness. As I read about Bob's condition, I thought the best news I could share is the restoration of my marriage. My husband is home and we are waiting for his divorce to the non-covenant to be posted as final, so we can apply for our marriage license. It has been difficult, but God's faithfulness, mercy, and love was always present. I 'got on with my life' by seeking God and serving Him as He led. I was able to go on mission trips, open my home to others, and be available to help my family. Many people did not understand, but to God be the glory." (Maryland)
"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)

“God is so good! My prayer used to be God please change my husband, but it became God please change me. And God has. It has been painful and heartbreaking at times. But God! I have seen so many Swift trucks and Covenant Transport trucks recently that it has amazed me! Today my husband is on his way back with his things! I stand amazed and in awe at the God I serve and the love He has for me! He is amazing! Don't ever quit standing for your spouse. God does above everything we could ever want or ask for. I praise His name! Thank You dear Heavenly Father.”  (Oklahoma) 

“Praise our loving and forgiving God. My prodigal has come home and asked God and I for forgiveness. We are starting our new life together with God as our firm foundation.” (Florida) (She attends Rejoice Pompano Beach on Monday evenings.)

“I am a stander and my prodigal spouse is slowly staying in our home. He has cut off communication with the other person. Looking back, I wouldn't change a thing. I am so much closer to our Father in Heaven. I am praying for a Christmas miracle of slow, gentle reconciliation of our marriage. We serve such an amazing GOD; He can do anything in His perfect timing. Let this testimony be a living example of when you trust and obey, GOD will bless you more than you can imagine. Fellow standers, be in fervent prayer pleading the blood of JESUS over your prodigal spouse.”  (Texas)

"Praise the Lord. After a year of separation, my prodigal has returned home. We still have much work to do, but the words of Jesus Christ rings within my heart, 'Peace be with you.' (John 20:19). Thank you Bob and Charlyne for standing for Jesus Christ not just in marriage, but in life." (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)

"My husband left and filed for divorce. The Lord led me to Rejoice Marriage Ministries and I started standing for my marriage, fasting and praying. God led my entire household into a breakthrough. My kids all rededicated their lives to Jesus and joined in praying for their prodigal dad. All of a sudden, my husband called me and asked to come back. He is now a changed man. The divorce was retracted and we are planning a wedding renewal ceremony with our family and friends. God is so faithful. Thanks to Bob and Charlyne for the ministry God has given them."  (Washington State)

“My husband came home a few months ago, but he did not come home clean. At first he wouldn't accept my love or God's love, but now he is letting me love him and coming to church with me and starting to get involved there. It has been a struggle and many times I wanted to give up. It actually seemed harder having him home not loving me and the kids than when he was gone, because my circumstance was right in front of me when he came home. I have cried out to the Lord so many times in desperation, and He has given me the strength to continue to do what is right in His eyes. I am trusting the Lord to finish the good work He started in my marriage, and I continue to cling to Him and His promises. He gave me this verse: Exodus 14:13,14. I just want to encourage everyone to NEVER GIVE UP and wait for God's perfect timing. He will NEVER fail you! I love You Lord!”  (Canada)

“I have been so blessed. My husband had moved back home, but in less than two weeks was seeing the other woman again. Many were the times I was tempted to stand up for myself, but God always reminded me that He was my defender. Last night my husband told me that she was out of the picture for good! He will be attending church with us on Christmas Eve for the first time in over a year. God is so faithful.” (Ohio)
“My husband and I divorced in 2003. I started standing in 2004, and we were reunited in 2005. We are getting remarried this month. God restored our marriage and so much more. He gave us back all the years we lost. Our young son cannot remember our time apart. God is amazing. Bob and Charlyne, thank you for your daily Word. It pulled me through so much.” (Texas)

"I would like to thank God for bringing my prodigal husband back home after false starts. I gave up my hope for a while and became a prodigal also. We both almost got married to other people, but to God's glory He restored my marriage, saved and changed my husband and we were remarried on May 7th." (Tanzania)

"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)

"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)

“Praise God, He has restored our marriage brick by brick. Five years ago I was in a black hole of despair when I typed in divorce and God used your Ministry to transform my thinking and then my marriage. I have logged into Charlyne Cares each day. There is always a message there, which seems as if it is directed to me and whatever I am facing that day. I thank God with all my heart for the way His Word touches and transforms day by day. Nothing is too difficult for you.’ Jeremiah 32:17b (NASB) I thank God that this is true!”  (England)

"I have been standing for many months and my husband came home this week. There had been no sign of his return. God revealed Himself through answered prayers in a mighty way. My husband came home out of obligation more than love, just as God prepared me. The road ahead will be long as my husband mourns the break-up with the other woman but things are going exactly as God showed me they would. I know He is in control. We serve an awesome God." (Illinois)

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

 "My prodigal was in the far county for months, then suddenly everything changed. What God has promised He will fulfill no matter what the enemy is saying. We are over a year into our restoration. My husband has thanked me for standing for him and our marriage."  (California)

“Praise the Lord, after many months, my wife is back home with my son. Every day I was supported by the faith in our Lord Jesus. Thank You, Jesus. There ìs peace in our marriage and we'll keep following the Lord’s path from now on.” (Honduras)

“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)

"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) 

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

“My husband has been back in our home living for over a year but we are still not officially back together. On Christmas Eve he said Merry Christmas to me and also said he loved me. We had a meal together with our four sons. Before dinner each of us said a prayer of thanks and asked God to help us as a family in the new year. My sons were very moved as they each read a special card their dad picked out for them. After we opened our gifts my husband had tears in his eyes. He told us this was the best Christmas Eve he has ever had. In God’s time I know my marriage will be fully restored. Please keep the faith.”  (Pennsylvania) 

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)

"Praise the Lord my husband came home for Christmas. It was a complete surprise. God has been so good and faithful during this trial. He has given me many promises and scriptures. The Lord gently and patiently directed my steps. He has changed my heart for my husband and allowed me to love him unconditionally and deeper than ever. I am so to excited be on the path of restoration." (New Hampshire)

"Praise God, it has been several years since my prodigal returned and while we still struggle I continue to pray for God's guidance. I am an attorney and I often get divorce cases. I have had an opportunity to counsel many and rejoice when they withdraw their petitions. God is good. While this does not help my business, I remain happy every time a client calls and tells me they have reconciled with their spouse." (Florida)

"I found your website by the guidance of the Holy Spirit when my husband left me. I was pregnant at that time. During these months of constant prayers, learning daily from His Word, never ending tears, and rededicating my life back to the Lord - my husband came back home - in love with me again! I am still praying for his salvation and know that our Lord is able to do anything! After all, He brought my husband home when everything seemed hopeless. We are going to have our first child and we will have a complete family under one roof. What a mighty Lord we serve!" (California)
“I had been struggling with the need to end a prodigal lifestyle, and the yearning to re-unite with my abandoned loved ones, but just didn't how or where to start. Your e-mail devotionals, in tandem with a miraculously leading through the ministry of my local church, helped me see that all I had to do was strongly believe it possible, and prayerfully take the first steps. I took those steps of faith with God, and have regained joy by being very warmly embraced by my loved ones.” (Nigeria)
"We have moved together from California to Florida where my husband got his new job. We are better than ever. We are deciding on new furniture and shopping house stuff together. It's like newly wedded all over again. Your ministry helped us to restore our marriage. Thank you." (Florida)

"My husband walked out. When he said he wanted a divorce, I fell to my knees and was led to Rejoice Marriage Ministries. I listened to Charlyne's teaching and began praying and searching scripture. I came to the realization that I would have to stand forever. Could I stand forever? God told me it was the only right decision, regardless of what anyone said. Ten days ago, my husband called and wanted to come home. He asked what the conditions were, I said no conditions. My husband is home and we are reigniting our marriage. I will continue to stand for my marriage and family. I am so grateful for a second chance to do it God's way." (Canada)

“I got a call from my husband after a long wait of not hearing from him, telling me he missed me and he was coming home. He wanted to spend the rest of his life with me as we always planned. He has been home now for a short time and our marriage is stronger than it was before. There is work that needs to be done but this I know, God does come through and restores marriages as He is doing with mine. I will praise Him daily as he works on both of us as we are one again.”  (Florida)

"My husband left our home and began a relationship with another woman. I experienced pain beyond description; right now words fail me to fully describe the agony I was feeling. I was attempting to draw closer to God through all of my pain. I did everything I could to work toward moving forward and accepting that my marriage had failed. I sought help from anyone who would listen, family, friends, and church members. Basically everyone was telling me I should divorce my husband, that I deserved better, so I begun my process to divorce my husband. I felt it was the only thing I could do. The Lord led me to your website and I began the spiritual journey toward healing my marriage. The Lord told me not to my divorce and believe Him for my marriage to be restored. I trusted God and I believed Him even though my circumstance seemed impossible. On Mother's Day, my miracle returned home. He is broken, wounded, and needs Christ, but I trust God completely for the rebuilding of our family.   (Georgia)

"Through following God's Word, and staying in faith, this weekend was a breakthrough. We are now talking of re-marriage and doing it right this time, with Christ as the center of our marriage. Praise be to God."  (Louisiana)

"My husband has been home for a few weeks. We are doing nightly devotionals and weekly Christian counseling. He told me that he had no peace while he was gone. He now realizes what a treasure he really has and he is trying to be the spiritual leader that God has called him to be. With God all things are possible and our family will be completely healed. Thank you for teaching me how to stand for my marriage and trust the Lord to hear my prayers. He did and my husband is a changed man." (Florida)

"Today is my anniversary. After a period of separation, our marriage was restored. My husband is leading music in our church and leads our family in nightly devotions. We still have a long way to go, but I have faith that the Lord will continue to work in both of us to bring us closer to Him and to each other." (Texas)
"I just wanted to agree with you about the necessity of the one who is standing to remain faithful and obedient to the Lord. I know it is hard, and sometimes so very dark. However, let one who held on to the promises of God say that it is more than worth it!!! My husband and I were discussing just last night why did it take so long? I know why. God was not only working on my husband, he was working on me. I am not the same person that I was 5 years ago, praise God. So, I just want to encourage those who are standing to let the light of God shine in their own lives so He can make you the mate He intended you to be. Then when God restores it will be incredible."
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