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!

“So many times I thought I couldn’t make it one more day standing. But, God was so faithful and gave me so many different signs to encourage me. After many long months and absolutely no change in the natural, my husband came home! It really was suddenly! I felt the tide begin to turn in my stand when I started proclaiming the Word over my marriage. I also had to learn to stop speaking negatively. It just gives the enemy instructions on how to hurt you. Praise the Lord in your storm and believe! He who promises is faithful! Hallelujah!”  (Texas) (posted 11/17/2014)

“God has suddenly brought my spouse home. Our daughter announced we're getting back together to her teacher. Her teacher came to tell me she heard the good news and then she shared that ever since she was four-years-old she has been wishing that her parents would reunite. Divorce impacts a child their entire life.”  (Missouri)

(posted 8/30/2012)
  (posted 9/19/2014)

"My husband has been home since May. Although we sometimes struggle with issues, I give it to God. I give him all the praise. My husband realizes how much he was deceived. I am just so happy that my family is together again." (Florida)

(posted 11/25/2006)
"God bless you. I need to share with you and all of those men and women who are waiting for the restoration of their marriages -- TRUST GOD and WAIT. My husband and I were at the brink of divorce. I had become depressed, desperate and was losing faith -- I even became suicidal--yes, how we sometimes open doors to satan and how fast he works to try to destroy us. However, one night at work, I was browsing through the Christian sites and found your site. I read and printed out the Standers Affirmation. Despite the fact that my husband kept telling me that he no longer loved me and to please come to terms with truth and reality and let go, I then decided to go unto my God and Savior and plea for the restoration of my marriage. He was having an affair and I felt in my heart that my marriage was over. He would humiliate me and tell me all sorts of hurting things. I in turn would tell him that I loved him and that I needed him. I then decided to keep silent and let God take over. As I prayed I told the Lord to help me accept the truth. I then confronted him and told him that even though I loved him and wanted my family and marriage to be restored but that I was going to let him go being that he felt he had found happiness and love. To my surprise he bowed his head and told me that he was not going to let his family go for anyone. I told him that I forgave him and that we needed to forget the past and start a new life. He agreed. (posted 11/20/2004)

"My husband returned home suddenly after being in the far country for over five years. I praise God that he rededicated his life to the Lord this past Sunday. Although there is much work to be done in us and the circumstances don't seem perfect, I know that my God is faithful and will in His time restore this marriage and make it better than it ever was." (Delaware)

(posted 6/9/2006)

“All glory to God - my husband and I are restored! Praise God he moved out and into an apartment just a short way from us and we joined as members of a family and him as the main member as it should be. God has taken so much pain and turned it into an amazing love for him and one another. Thank You God from the bottom of our hearts. Amen.”  (South Africa)

(posted 11/14/2012)
"Last year my husband told me that he had fallen out of love with me and he wanted to be with someone else. This angered and hurt me in a way that I have never known pain but it has strengthened my relationship with God. My husband is now pursuing reconciliation with God, and with me. I am truly thankful for God's guidance and mercy in both our lives. I am so happy that we are both rejoicing about celebrating our union on our three year anniversary."  (Georgia)
(posted 4/17/2011)
"My husband went to church with me last Sunday and recommitted his life to the Lord, and wants to restore our marriage. I really believe that God is using my life as a Christian woman with unconditional love for (husband) to also clear a pathway for him to see his way back to God. He wants to do whatever it takes to have us be on the road to learning how to really have and function in a marriage with Jesus being the Lord of our marriage and life together. I am in awe of what I am seeing and hearing from him! He said he wants to study and read the Word together and pray together-bottom line-walk with the Lord together. He told me that he could stand up and tell anyone not to go down the road he was on for all these years. For years I worried about how I could ever trust my husband again. I tell you, Bob and Charlyne, that thought is not even in my head or heart! I have seen and felt his love for me and his deep commitment to want God's way and blessing in his life and our life together as a couple. I will never forget what my husband told me last Monday night, 'I traded in gold for sawdust!' Wow! I am just in awe of what God is doing and look forward to all He has for us in our new future together." (Washington) (posted 11/20/2004)

 (From a stander whose testimony of a restored marriage was taped for distribution.)  "When I received the tape this month I was so taken. All these years looking forward to the tapes you end, and then to see our names with 'Restored Marriage' printed on the tapes and CD’s was almost too much to take in for me. All those years, filled with so many tears and heartache. God probably wanted to shout at me, 'Dry your tears, I’m coming through for you,' but then my faith wouldn’t have grown so much." (Washington State)  You can order a tape of this testimony from http://stopdivorce.org/Index.php?viewItem=9819&viewCat=4,%2010 )

(posted 9/22/2006)

"God does heal hurting marriages. My husband is not only home in our house but today he came home to our God." (California)

(posted 10/4/2007)
“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) (posted 8/19/2005)
"Several months ago I began to share the daily devotionals with one of my best friends who had been standing before me. I would print out the devotionals and give them to her, as she doesn't use a computer. My friend and her son hadn't seen her husband, who was residing out of state, and rarely spoke on the phone. The encouragement and guidance she received from your ministry changed her perspective, her prayers, and lifted her spirit. Thursday her husband showed up with everything he owned, totally unannounced...flowers in hand declaring his desire to return to her and his family. The wonder and glory of this miracle has caused a wonderful ripple among us all and praises are up and bountiful. They are planning to remarry A.S.A.P.. (Virginia) (posted 11/20/2004)

“Eight months ago our God restored my marriage just before the  divorce could be finalized. What I tried to do in four months, God did in four weeks! As a man in this world it was a challenge to forgive and accept my wife's return. But the Lord has taken my hand and guided me through. The more I let go and let God, the more God does. I’ve learned to be dependent on God and not myself. God has not just restored my marriage to its past way, but I see Him working and revealing to me and her what He wants to do in our marriage. Standers, God is with you. He will not delay. He loves you and will bless you in so many ways. As my wife and I draw nearer to God, the more Satan’s attacks become defeated by God. Bad memories have less impact and days have become more fulfilling and abundant with joy.”  (Texas)

(posted 9/3/2013)
(posted 4/7/2015)
"On the date of our court hearing, my husband and I came to an agreement and we pulled the divorce out of court for now. We prayed together for reconciliation. We are going to marriage counseling. Thanks to God for the miracle and hope I have been given so far, and pray I will behave true to Jesus to get us through the difficult moments to a truly healthy happy loving and peaceful marriage and family relationship in God." (California) (posted 1/27/2006)
(posted 11/3/2014)
“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)

"My husband called and asked if we could talk about getting back together. God is so great. He continues to work on both myself and my husband everyday. My husband got his Bible out for the first time in months and asked others to pray for him. 'Thank You, Precious God, that You never fail and that You can do anything.'" (Texas)

(posted 11/16/2007)
“Praise the Lord, my husband just came home. I am rejoicing as I hang his clothes back in his side of the closet.” (Washington) (posted 6/17/2005)
“Praise God! God has turned my husband’s heart of stone to a heart of flesh. He said that he was listening to a message about the prodigal son with co-workers. The Holy Spirit came upon him and he went to the restroom and cried as he repented in his heart. My husband is a big, grown, buff guy so the spirit was really heavy to bring him to tears. The next few weeks I could sense a change in him when we would talk. He was talking about the things of God more. This is when he asked me if we could reconcile. The rest is history. My husband has been restored to the spiritual head of this family. He is on fire for God and is now mentoring other men. God is faithful to do more than we could ever think, ask or imagine. God is good!”  (Texas) (posted 4/7/2015)
"I was the prodigal just one year ago when my husband gave me a few of your messages he had printed off his computer. At the time I read them, cried a little and put them away. Unfortunately my husband gave up his stand, but shortly after, God yanked a knot in me. I repented with Godly sorrow and soon found those messages tucked away. I needed them because my husband had become the prodigal. I am happy to report that my husband is home and I am continuing to stand for his return to his salvation and for our marriage to be restored better than ever before. Sunday, God gave me a beautiful gift. My husband and I, along with our three children and his parents, attended our church together for the first time in a long time. My husband even expressed that he had a great day. God has a terrific plan in store for my family." (Illinois) (posted 11/20/2004)

"Papers were signed by the judge to dismiss our divorce proceedings. The Standers Affirmation was placed in the file at my request. My husband and I are at peace. We thank Rejoice Marriage Ministries so much." (Virginia)

(posted 6/11/2010)

"My husband decided the marriage was over when I was pregnant. The devotional about having the faith to move mountains inspired me to pray. When the baby was a few weeks old, he asked if we could give it another go and broke contact with the other person. Last Sunday I asked my husband to renew the marriage vows. He said yes. I had written and recorded a song for him as a surprise, and gave it to him at a restaurant, where it was played loudly. Then I 'proposed' to him. I cannot express how much of a miracle this is. God told me that we would be renewing our vows, at the same time as our baby's dedication. It seemed impossible, but now it is happening. If it weren't for Charlyne Cares I couldn't have held on. I nearly gave up, but thank God I didn't." (Wales)

(posted 10/27/2006)

"Praise the Lord my husband returned home a few days ago. He has left the other woman who was pregnant." (North Carolina)

(posted 3/19/2010)

"Praise the Lord, my husband has been home for several months. He has told me he will love me forever and would miss me if I wasn't around him. That's a big change from wanting a divorce just a few months earlier. More importantly he is spending more time around our children and that is a blessing. Thank You God." (Kentucky)

(posted 6/7/2007)

"After three years of separation, the Lord brought my spouse back home. He left me to raise our daughter alone while he pursued his selfish dreams and desires. He was truly blinded by the rulers of  this dark world. But God! After having almost no contact for the first year, through many tears and prayers, God changed his heart.  We began to communicate and even began dating. It often gets hard on this road to restoration, and often I want to give up, but God continues to push me forward through His words and encouragement. I know that God's hand is still at work. I thank God and praise Him as this Thanksgiving is my birthday and I will be able to celebrate it with my husband, daughter and our extended family in our home."  (New York)

(posted 11/21/2006)
  (posted 4/14/2015)

"I have never been as close to God as when I was standing. I saw no hope for my husband and me, but God is bigger. I am now back with my husband and life is good. At the brink of darkness, I asked God to give me a sign to show me if He really wanted me to stand. That same day I received a packet in the mail from Rejoice Marriage Ministries. It was my sign." (West Virginia)

(posted 10/24/2008)

 

"I finally started seeking God's face for the problems in my marriage and I am so thankful to Him that last year my husband came home very suddenly. God has done an awesome work in our marriage. It has been a long road, but it has been a wonderful one. I was saved in March and my husband was just saved in October. God has done things I could not imagine and put such strong feelings between my husband and I. Never give up on your marriage. My favorite scripture, is 'The Lord will fight for you, you must be quiet.' Exodus 14:14" (Kentucky)

(posted 11/17/2006)
“My husband came home the Thursday before Thanksgiving after being gone for months. He suddenly showed up at home with his clothes. I am so blessed that God spoke to me in so many ways while my husband was gone, always reminding me that He was in control and would use this crisis for His purposes. While my husband was moving his clothes in, our young daughter came home from school and followed him into the closet. She came running out to me and said, ‘Mom! Dad has put a lot of clothes in the closet. God is really working on him!' When my husband was gone for months I cried out, 'God, it's been so long.' He immediately responded, 'Yes, but isn't that a small price to pay to have a husband and marriage that is better than you could ever hope for or imagine?' The week before my husband returned, God gave me Psalm 31:21-22, 24; 'Praise the Lord, for he has shown me his unfailing love. He kept me safe when my city was under attack. In sudden fear I had cried out, “I have been cut off from the Lord!” But you heard my cry for mercy and answered my call for help So be strong and take courage, all you who put your hope in the Lord.'” (Indiana) (posted 12/2/2005)

"My husband and I met in junior high school and married after high school. We had been married 14 years when I realized he was pulling out of the marriage. I refused to give in. I found Rejoice Marriage Ministries and I was standing on the rock of Jesus and His Word and promises. My husband got an apartment and we struggled. Even though family members, a pastor, and my counselor all told me to give up and go on with my life, I knew in my heart of hearts that was not what I was supposed to do. Eventually my husband announced he was moving home. When he got there, he was not totally recovered or healed, but now, after three years of healing, we are closer than we ever were. He attends our church with me every Sunday, and we are in Bible studies together. Our Lord keeps his promises, even when we are not faithful. Be encouraged, be ready, stay strong, and stay in the Word. Satan will not win your marriage unless you let him. Our Lord will do so much more than we can ever hope for or imagine. Trust your Lord." (Indiana)

(posted 11/22/2006)

“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)

(posted 9/16/2013)

"After months of being separated and being at the point of waiting for the judge’s decree in our divorce, my husband wants for us to be together. I was directed to Rejoice Marriage Ministries by God the night I was served with divorce papers. Even our pastor told me if my husband wants to leave the marriage there is nothing I could do. I thought that was so wrong. At that time I did not know what 'standing' was, yet, everything in me fought against those words. Then God led me to your ministries. I was desperate. I have been standing since then. We have been to counseling and are on our way to restoring our marriage. God is an awesome God." (Florida)

(posted 6/1/2007)
“Indeed we serve a faithful God! My restoration is here. After living with an in-house prodigal for months, God turned things around and I actually went to church with my husband and children as a family. The greatest part of it was, he went forward when the pastor called all those who felt called by God into ministry to come forward to be prayed for. It was confirmation of what I’d heard from some of his friends who had seen his transformation. I know the battle is still on but praise God that when we call He hears us. I prayed on Job 33:14-18, 26-28 and also Hosea 2:6-7. Standers, don’t lose hope. The devil intensifies close to the end of the tunnel but we serve a bigger God who will see us through.”  (Ghana) (posted 4/7/2015)
“I am so excited! My husband came home. He had been gone since October, but began telling me that he loved me and being in contact with me on a regular basis. He told me earlier this month that he wanted to come home. At this point, I am just trusting in God. He has not forsaken me yet and I know He will give me the strength to endure whatever comes.” (Georgia) (posted 1/28/2005)

“My husband has been home for a little while and I praise God daily that he is home. He had to work on Father's Day, but the children and I were up at 5 a.m. preparing a special breakfast for him. We were also able to give him a special card. Once he was home from work we spent time together watching movies. Although, there is much healing still to be done I can see how God is at work in all of our lives. I just want to give God all the glory for what He has done in our lives, and continues to do today. I know that God will complete what He has started. This ‘stand’ is a lifelong journey not a destination. I will continue to stand on the Word of God, covered in the blood of Jesus, led by the Holy Spirit. I call each and every one of my brothers and sisters that read this blessed! Trust in the Lord and lean not to your own understanding.”  (Tennessee) 

(posted 7/4/2013)
“My wife and daughter left our home months ago. I was served with restraining orders and then with divorce papers. I had not so much as spoken to my wife during the last four months. Our court date is less than a week away. I received a call last night from my wife telling me that she does not want the divorce and that she is contacting her attorney to stop the process. God is working another miracle.” (California) (posted 11/20/2004)
“Thursday (husband) came to me and begged for my forgiveness. He said that he had been so wrong and he would do anything to have me and our daughters back. He had to reach his own rock bottom before he looked to the Lord and begged for help. The Lord has truly answered my prayers. Your daily Charlyne Cares have been a life saver. You have helped me change my life.” (North Carolina) (posted 4/1/2005)
"I was served with divorce papers the day after Christmas. The final hearing was two days after Easter. One week later my husband decided it was wrong what he was doing and wanted to return to his family. My marriage is now restored and we are working towards building a better life with God's grace." (Florida) (posted 11/20/2004)
"My wife returned five days ago after driving for 18 hours to reach our home. I will take the time to more fully share this wonderful miracle restoration when I am able. There has been no time for the Internet since her return as our every waking hour has been spent together, healing, and communicating. I received so much encouragement from Rejoice Ministries. I came often to this site and the Charlyne Care's emails were absolutely a daily help." (Arkansas) (posted 6/24/2005)
"My husband and I are back together afer being apart for over a year. Pray for our marriage and for our little boys." (Louisiana) (posted 11/20/2004)

"My husband has been home for several months. Last week he took it upon himself to pay our household bills, something he has not done for years. What I expected to see happening in the restoration of this marriage, is not how the Lord is working things. I have been praying daily for my husband and big changes are happening all around me. Prayer does work." (Wisconsin)

(posted 1/11/2007)

"My husband has returned. I trusted in the Lord and the Lord was true to His word. For the first time in my life I learned the Lord was my everything and I learned to trust Him." (California)

(posted 3/7/2008)
“My husband came back slowly. It started on my birthday, then all of a sudden he is living with us again. There have been some really good days, but also some very hard days. On the hard days I just zip the lips. It works. This is all God´s work! Don’t give up. So many people can’t be wrong. Maybe we seem like a bunch of crazies, but so did Jesus when He walked on this earth. So better to be crazy than normal if it means we resemble our Lord a bit. My life will never be the same again; since I met Jesus and His love for me, life matters. Key words for me were: Thankfulness, apologize, zip the lips, offer the hard times for someone in need.” (Mexico) (posted 9/29/2014)

"My beloved husband has asked me to move in with him in his new house. He said he has been happy with me these last few months since we started seeing each other. Praise The Lord." (Florida)

(posted 8/31/2012)
"My husband came back on my birthday. It has been so wonderful to have him home. Please pray for us. God is working every day. He is faithful. God bless you all. I will keep praying for all marriages." (Florida) (posted 11/20/2004)
"We serve a God who does the impossible! My spouse left his non-covenant marriage almost 6 months ago and moved to another state. During that time (although I saw nothing!), God was 'moving on His side of the mountain!' He recently announced to me that he wants his family back as quickly as he can get a divorce. His heart indeed changed suddenly, and thanks to this ministry and the work of the Holy Spirit, I am ready to receive him back! Our God is faithful to complete the work He has begun, and restoration is always His will! Never give up on the Lord's promises! Thank you RMM! Thank You, Lord!" (Tennessee)
(posted 8/30/2012)

"My husband is back home after an affair. He strayed from the Lord and now is back. The devil had hold of my husband but God's pull was stronger. Praise God for healing our marriage. We are going to renew our wedding vows this Sunday. It feels so good to sit in church with my husband next to me. We pray together every day, something we never did before. Without your daily Charlyne Cares giving me hope, I probably wouldn't be typing this. Thank you Bob and Charlyne. I know I am one of the luckiest women on earth. My husband just told me he loved me second only to God." (Tennessee)

(posted 1/16/2009)
"Last weekend my husband asked me to move in with him. This request was on the 12th anniversary of our first date, which we never discussed, but God knew. Thank You Lord for Your faithfulness. I am trusting and believing God's promises to me. I am so much closer to the Lord than when we first separated. I don't know if I would have made it without learning to trust in the Lord." (Nevada) (posted 1/21/2005)
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