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!

"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)

“Glory and Honor to my God. My husband returned home after several months of living in sin. God fulfilled His promise.  I came to Your feet, sad and with great need of You. You opened your arms and comforted me.  Thank You my Lord. Forever I will worship You, because only in You I put my trust.  If You are for me who can be against me?”  (United States Minor Islands)

"I have a restored marriage - praise God. My husband returned home.I received just one letter from my husband's solicitor. After the first visit to my solicitor it transpired that I could not afford to pay their expensive fees nor was I eligible for legal aid (I earned just £9 too much to qualify). So the next time I saw my husband I told him I couldn’t divorce him because I couldn’t afford to, he said I would still be hearing from his solicitor … but to this day nothing ever came - praise God. Soon after this a friend of mine invited me to a seminar, to a newly formed prayer group who prayed specifically for marriage restoration and healing of families. I had no idea what to expect and it was my first introduction to Christians, I had never seen people singing with their hands in the air! From this seminar I was put in touch with other people who were praying for their spouses, and I gave my life to the Lord. Since my husband’s return he’s been attending church with me every week and goes on his own when I’m not able to. During the summer of he attended a nurture group run by our church and in July he came home saying he had done it - yes he had given his life to the Lord. Praise God he was baptised. I thank my Father in Heaven for all He has done for me and is still doing. I thank Him for the prayer partners/ministries He brought into my life who prayed specifically for marriage restoration for without their encouragement and continued support I would not have be able to write this testimony." (England)

 "What Satan meant for harm, God has surely used for His glory. My wife and I are currently working things out. We celebrated our homecoming by building a bonfire and destroying everything she had accumulated in the far country. We then burned all the divorce papers, which disappeared along with the lawyers. It has been a long hard struggle for three years, raising children alone, but God has strengthened me beyond measure. I love His Word. I love His promises. But most of all I have fallen in love with my Savior. He can do all things. We have a lot of work to do now, but our God is faithful and I know He is there with us. Standers, no matter what Satan throws at you, don't give in. Turn to Jesus and leave it in the hands of the One who can handle it." (Alabama)

“I have been fasting and crying out to Jesus. I gave it all to Him, but asked, ‘Lord I don’t want anything that is not in your time, but Father have mercy on my broken heart. If it is Your will and time, O Lord please bring my bride back. If it’s not Your time then I'll deal with it, just have mercy, O Father, on my heart.’ That night I must have woken up ten times frantically looking for my phone, and I didn’t even know why, but I never found it. I woke up in the morning and I felt God telling me to go get my phone right now, so I did. When I looked at it I saw that I had a text from my wife. She said that she didn’t know what to do anymore. She knew what she was doing was wrong and that I am her husband and she loves me with all of her heart. She said that she wanted me to come home! I immediately broke down and began to cry and praise the Lord. Praise the Lord for all of His power and majesty, as well as His mercy and grace. I know we still have a long road ahead of us to full recovery, but the Lord will get us through! Thank You my Lord and Savior, my rock and my refuge, I love You Jesus!”  (California)

"My wife and I were in divorce court the first of this year. Through your support and encouragement, we are back together and doing better than ever. God has made a way where there was no way. Thank you for all you have done for me in the last year. You may never know just how many times Charlyne Cares spoke to my heart."  (Washington State)

"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)

"Praise God, my husband returned home after being gone for three months. I felt like giving up at first, but the more I started reading God's Word I knew his promises. I went through some ups and downs, but I learned to trust and depend in the Lord. I started speaking positive about my husband and my marriage. Know that God's Word is true. If He did it for me, He'll do it for you."  (North Carolina)

“Last Sunday my prodigal and I had a huge misunderstanding. We had a big blow-out and things looked quite grim. I prayed and cried out to the Lord. Within 36 hours my prodigal called to say he wanted to meet. We met for dinner and he told me that he had broken off his other relationship and that he wanted (us) to start dating again, but take things very slowly. I waited years for my prodigal and now that we have started a journey back to restoration, those years seem like nothing.” (Canada)

"I praise God for restoring my marriage. My wife was ready to leave me. I still loved her very much, but my sinful ways had caused many problems in our marriage. I finally realized that I needed God in my life and I asked Him to forgive me of my sins. Since then I have been reborn as a new man in Christ and He has helped me to overcome the worldly temptations. My wife has now started loving me once again. She can see that I am a changed man. I praise God and thank Him every day." (Ohio)

“God is so, so good! My husband has been home since before Thanksgiving. He stopped the divorce a few days after that. It has been a homecoming not of party hats and loud cheers- but gentle smiles and unconditional love. Charlyne you gave me the best advice ever when you said to ‘zip your lips!’ I have become a listener instead of a talker. I have learned to trust completely in God that He will restore this marriage slowly brick by brick on the solid rock of Jesus. I know that God will make this marriage better than ever in His perfect timing! I believe with all my heart that my husband is home to stay. To all the other standers out there- never give up! This happened suddenly- just like Charlyne said!”  (Minnesota)

"My friend introduced me to your website. I asked God questions and wrote them down along with the answers like your tape said and kept the faith that the answers were from God. My husband came home as God told me he would and exactly the month God told me he would. My faith is stronger than ever." (Connecticut)

"My prodigal husband is home now, after a year of separation and divorce proceedings that God put on hold. Praise God for raising up this ministry that confirmed to me what I already felt in my spirit, although unpopular with most. I am thankful to my Lord for working a miracle for us. I will continue to listen to help me be the wife my husband needs and block by block, prayer by prayer rebuild our marriage on the solid rock of Jesus Christ." (California)

"After a long separation and many false attempts, my husband has finally come home. Though many encouraged me to go on with my life, I stood and prayed that my husband would love me. The Lord began to put love in my husband’s heart months ago. The more I prayed, the worse it was getting, then the Lord stepped in. My husband returned suddenly. We have a long road ahead, but God will do what He said He will do. Prayer changes things. I realized that no matter what others may say, God has the last say." (Maryland)

"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)

"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)

"I want to praise God. He is so faithful. My husband asked me to come back home. I have been home several weeks now, and feel closer to my husband than in the past. Our restoration is still in its infancy, but I know God is with us, and I can let things blow over that would have set me off before. Not only has He softened my husband's heart, but mine as well. God is so faithful."  (North Carolina)

"God is so good. I thank God for His faithfulness. After many months of being in the far country, my spouse suddenly and unexpectedly came home. We had dinner one night, and the following day, he returned with his bags. Glory to God, He restores." (California)

"My husband left home for someone else. He broke it off with her after a month, but even with counseling he said he was finished. The Tuesday before Thanksgiving he told me he made an appointment with another counselor and he wanted us to go together in order to start over. Praise God that I never stopped loving him or believing in our marriage." (State Removed)

“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)

“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)

"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)
“Praises to God, I returned home to my wife after being a prodigal. I thank God that she was a stander and had faith that God was the redeemer of our marriage. I knew who God is, but on my own accord, I decided to live the lifestyle that I wanted to live. I was being led by Satan to believe that God would forgive me for leaving my spouse, and bless me with the other woman. How mistaken I was. God placed all kind of obstacle in the path of my defying His word. Thank You, God, for my wife and thank You for giving me another chance.” (Louisiana)

"My prodigal husband of many weeks returned home today with such a different outlook concerning our marriage. He apologized for hurting us and said to me that marriage is for life. Praise God and thank you so much for your prayers." (Florida)

“This is for anyone who is waiting for their marriage to be restored. I’ve been praying for several years for my marriage to be restored. God kept me close with Him during the time of waiting. Early last month I went to church with my ex-husband. The preacher called me up in front of church and said what you have been praying for is coming true, just hold on to God. I praised God’s Holy Name and thanked Him. My ex-husband had no clue at the time and wanted to know what I had been told. I told him I could not tell him, I had to wait on God. Last week my husband asked me to marry him! This is a miracle from God. It’s been hard, wanting to give up, not sure if God was listening, friends trying to tell me to move forward with my life. But I said, God Your will for my life. So please do not give up. Hold on to God’s Words and His plans for your life. Thank You Father for Your love and understanding Your plan for my life.”  (North Carolina) 

“Praise the Lord my husband is home. This was my word to the Lord that he will receive all the praise and Glory for my husband coming home, I will make my Lord’s name known to the world. The Lord has thought of me so much and I am just glad I can write my testimony so many others will learn to love and serve the Lord, Thank you very much for your prayers; please continue to pray for us. May my Lord receive all the Praise and Glory.”  (Dubai) 

"Nine months before our 25th anniversary, my husband demanded a divorce. I thought my life was over. God intervened after my constant cries of defeat and regret. I called and asked him to the movies and when he saw me, that was the turning point. God spoke to him and told him that it had been a mistake. Five months after that turning point, we were remarried in St. Thomas. There is always hope, no matter what. God is the hope. We give Him all the glory, honor and praise." (Ohio)
"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)

"All glory to the Lord. My husband returned to the Lord and moved back home with us this week. We know the enemy will continue his attack against our family, but we will trust in God to carry us through and fight the battle for us." (California)

"After almost six months of separation, my wife and I are getting back together. We have found that acceptance of each other and faith in our Lord is much more powerful than trying to go it alone. I was for sure our marriage was done when she filed the papers, but God changed our hearts, and pointed us in the direction we needed to go to reconcile our differences and to show us true compassion and forgiveness. Thank you Bob and Charlyne for the daily reminders to not give up on our marriage." (Tennessee)

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

"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)

"The Friday before Father's Day my husband made the first step in coming home to our family. By Labor Day weekend we were all under one roof. Two weekends after that we were baptized as a family. Thiscoming Saturday we will be renewing our vows. Our faithful Father hasanswered my prayers down to every detail." (California)
"I would like to let you know how much your ministry has meant to me. My husband and his girlfriend have ended their relationship. She has called me and told me that mine and my daughters prayers have worked PTL! My husband and I are talking again, the divorce was suppose to be final on October 23rd and wasn't and he now has asked if we could wait and see what happens. He has also asked if we could start seeing each other more and he told me that he still loves me. My situation to everyone seemed hopeless, even to me most of the time, so I would like to remind everyone that our God is a good God and is faithful." (Texas)
“My husband came home New Year's Eve. I need God now more than ever. I continue my stand, and am thankful that God is doing a work in me.” (California)

"My husband and I separated and he said he was never coming back. He was very strong in his decision to divorce me, and I was strong in my decision to stand for our marriage. A couple weeks ago, my husband came back. I let him know that he is loved and forgiven, by me and by God. Miracles do happen." (California)

"We divorced and my husband remarried. I found your website and started my stand. We barely had contact except through authorities. God is good and after years of separation and no ontact, I got a call telling me that my prodigal was sick and almost dying. I called him and on the exact date we had separated. He told me it was time for us to get back together again. I went to see him and took care of him in the hospital. He has recovered. He and the other person have separated and now we have a new relationship. Praise God! I am going to help him move home closer to us. God is above all." (Sweden)

"Praise God! My husband came home last night. The Lord has been orchestrating his return to Him for the past two weeks. Confessions have been made, hearts have been broken, and fear is being fought. His return to Christ surprised him and his return home frightens him. It is not a homecoming of banners and whistles but of silent prayers, gentle steps, and the knowledge that the battle continues. Pray that his return will not just be in body but emotionally and spiritually. Please teach standers to be prepared to accept a spouse who fights every moment to just stay in their home. The devil is trying even harder now to get him to leave again. But my Lord God has conquered and he has promised a returned spouse. Thank you for all your encouragement and prayers. I forever will be a stander for my marriage." (Oklahoma)

"God really does heal marriages. I was the one who thought the grass was greener on the other side. When our marriage wasn't going according to my plan, I began to confide in another man. After divorcing my husband I was left feeling so empty inside. The other man was the one I thought would make my life complete. Thank God my husband was led to your ministry. He learned to pray the scriptures and stood for our marriage and prayed for my salvation. The Holy Spirit began to do a work in me. The Lord softened my heart and by God's grace I was saved. We have been remarried for over two years and our relationship with the Lord and one another keeps getting better. Please do not give up on your marriage or on God. What He did for us, He can do for you. Always remember that the grass is greenest where it is watered." (Michigan)

"My husband and I have been separated for 11 months. We have been talking and he has told me that he wanted to come home. On my birthday my prodigal called me at 1:30 AM and asked if he could come over. I said, ‘Of course I don't mind.' He came over and stayed Wednesday and Thursday. Friday he brought his clothes home. He asked me if I could take a few days off from work to go away with him. The Lord opened the doors for me to get away with my husband. We talked and talked and he is so opened about everything, (he was not before). He asked me to forgive him and said that he never wants to leave home again. I give praise to God above and thanks Rejoice Ministries for their prayers and support. God bless you and please, don't ever give up! God is listening and wants to bring marriages together again." (Florida)

"My husband has been home for almost two months. I thank God for the work he has done in me. My husband says that I have changed. He treats me with love. I have been reading the book 'Standing After The Prodigal Returns' and it has been a great support. I know that God, not my actions, restored our marriage. I know that He wants my husband saved. I have learned that God is not far away from me, but very close each and every moment of my day." (Arizona)

"When my husband left, it was the worst time of my life. I couldn't eat or sleep. One Saturday night, I told God that it was too much for me. I felt like I couldn't take it anymore. The Charlyne Cares message that next morning said that even though this is the darkest hour, God promises that the joy comes in the morning to those who wait patiently for Him. At 5:30 AM I heard the voice of the Lord ask me to wait just a little longer. I starting thinking about how special my husband is and how much I love him. That same morning, I got an email from him and spoke to him on the phone. He told me that what he did was wrong and he didn't expect me to wait for him. When I told him that I forgave him and changed my own ways and was ready to take him back anytime with open arms, he thanked me for waiting for him and believing in him. Two days later, he bought a ticket home. It has been six months. He has really matured into a man of God and my spiritual leader and we are now pregnant with a baby girl. I could have let the bitterness and anger set in and we wouldn't have this awesome and love filled marriage today!" (Colorado)
"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)

“All the glory and praise to God for upholding the marriage covenant. My prodigal wife, whom I had not heard from in several months, is now visiting with me many hours a day to work on restoring our marriage. She said that she wants to see that things have changed before she will move back. I praise the Holy Spirit for bringing the communication and laughter back into our relationship. Never give up on standing. All things are possible through Christ in you.”  (Texas)

"My prodigal has been moving back home since Christmas. Around Valentine's weekend we attended a marriage seminar. I can hardly believe my eyes, after standing for 15 years. Thank you for today's message about waiting for the LORD's timing. It's hard to wait, but we can't hasten it any more than one can 'help' a butterfly come forth from its cocoon without doing harm to it." (Pennsylvania)

"My husband and I had been married for 20 years, with two children in college, when he left. I was devastated to say the least, and had no one to turn to other than God. After a few false starts, he came home in July. He has given up his apartment, is directing his finances to our home, and talks of our future together. While he was gone, I spent time with God, listened to Charlyne's tapes, read books from Bob and Charlyne and others that helped me get closer to God. Although he is home, the struggle is not over. The devil is not pleased that we are back together, but I also know that we serve a God who has already conquered the devil and we will succeed because God wants us to be together." (Georgia)

"During Holy Week my prodigal who divorced me last year began moving things home. On Easter we spent time with both extended families after no contact with them in years. Hallelujah, Jesus is risen and He is resurrecting our marriage." (Ohio)

“I thought my husband’s leaving was all my fault. After a week of separation I found out about the other woman. I stood for my marriage; I never gave up. I tried and tried to speak to him but he refused. One day he decided to talk to me and we had a good talk. The week after that he called me for lunch. After several months of separation, he moved back home after breaking off the relationship. We just celebrated the best Thanksgiving ever. We are still working on restoring our marriage but we know it will be better than ever before. My husband has thanked me for not giving up on him. I am thankful for God's faithfulness and mercy!”  (Oklahoma)

“Praise God! I have been standing for many long months and my ‘suddenly’ has finally happened. God is so good and faithful. From the very beginning I fought this battle ‘on my knees’ and my Lord was with me the entire time! My spouse has a few more months on his lease - but we are looking for a new home together. From the beginning, God gave me my rhema word, ‘Restoration’ and in everything I read, saw or heard He was constantly reassuring me it WOULD HAPPEN! Dear standers, don't ever give up. God is true and faithful!”  (Massachusetts)

“My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, I was once were you are at, waiting on the Lord to bring your spouse back home, first to HIM and then to our family. It's now been 17 months since my spouse returned after 8 years away and i t was when I least expected it. Keep praying faithfully for your spouse. Do not give up stay firm in the gap in prayer for your spouse. God hates divorce and you must trust HIM. I am a living testimony of God's great miracles. Our marriage was dead but now He has made it alive. My spouse came knocking at our door asking God for forgiveness and then each of the family members. Trust HIM!”  (Illinois)

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