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!

"In a split second, my wife looks at me and sees where God is leading me and wants to be part of it. Then we were remarried. We were apart for years and now we are enjoying things with God at the center of it all." (Arkansas)

“Praise God, my wife is home! Through many months I heard all the things read about on this site. I saw the ugly emotions and heard the ugly way prodigals talk to standers. I was told there was no chance, she had her free will. There was no sign in the natural that she was close; circumstances did not point to her coming back. But God! My suddenly happened, out of the blue. Now she is invested in me, the kids, and the future. God's ways are higher than our ways and it will come to pass in His timing! I read the Saturday testimonies and never thought I would be able to post. Hold tight standers. God cannot lie. There will be a day where God will move and all your reality will change for his Glory."  (Arizona)

“God restored our marriage last fall after my husband had been gone nearly three years. Two days before Christmas he left again and returned after Christmas. No one outside the family knows he was gone for the holidays which is a wonderful blessing as we are able to carry on as usual without questions. I am learning not to react to situations and the ups and downs of my husband but to hold a steady course. God is changing me and I continue to pray for a Damascus Road experience for my husband. God is good. Do not give up but keep on keeping on!”  (Canada) 

“After being separated from my husband for some years, I didn't want to pray him back and I felt terribly sad when I heard of the OW. But the Holy Spirit instructed me to pray for marital restoration. I was reluctant at first but I stumbled on this site the following day and I was encouraged. I decided to stand for my marriage. Shortly after, my husband sent me a message praying and thanking me for being a good mother to our kids. I felt it was one of the numerous false starts but to God be the glory, our story has changed because my husband is home and the other woman has finally decided to leave him. Praise the Lord!”  (Nigeria)

“My suddenly is almost here! After many, many months of ‘it’s over,’ my prodigal told me this morning that he is done with the OW, and asked if I would like to go away later this year to work on our marriage! He said we have been married too long to just give up and he’s not interested in any other relationships. It has been such a hopeless couple of years and an impossible situation. This last week I had felt that ‘it’s time to move on with life,’ even though I knew the promises God had given me. I was weak…BUT GOD! He will keep His promises. I know there is a long road ahead, and many wounds to be healed, but I thank my Lord that He is working in my marriage! Don’t give up, I almost did. I now wait for my prodigal to come back to the Lord as that has been a promise from the beginning. Please pray for us as I will keep praying for you.”  (Oregon)
 "After almost a year of separation and divorce papers being filed, my spouse has returned home. To God be the glory. Nothing is impossible with Him." (Arkansas)
“My prodigal husband came home last night to stay. I stood on all the scriptures that pertained to healing and restoration. I lived for Charlyne's and Bob's daily inspiration. I cried and worked through the anger, but trusted God and He delivered. We will get Christian counseling and there will be continued prayer for healing. This is another confirmation that standing is worth it. Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Michigan)
"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)

"God is so good! My husband is coming home! I`ve followed RMM for almost four years . With a couple of setbacks, third time's a charm. After a few weeks of communication I pick him up from airport next week to come home. Although this is just the beginning God`s work isn't done. I's just begun!! (Michigan)

 "Praise the Lord for His goodness, grace and mercy. My husband, children and I spent the holiday together as a family visiting his family in another state. The trip went really well. My husband went to church with us for the first time in a long while. The pastor spoke on marriage, saying when we made our vows it was till death do us part. It was God’s confirmation. After we returned from our trip, my husband said he would be moving home this week. I thank the Lord for His continued faithfulness." (Virginia)

"My husband was done with our marriage and had moved on. I changed my ways, and I prayed and cried out to God. He held my hand and brought my husband home. God has healed our relationship over time, and we are very happily married. It has been two years since my husband returned. I praise God that I have had the opportunity to get close to Him and see His power and grace."  (Washington State)

“PTL! My husband's heart was softened by the Lord Almighty. After telling me he didn't love me, it was over, he made it back home after many months of barely any communication. When I truly let go and gave it to God, he started sending me texts that he missed me and then he spent weekends overnight and now has been home ever since. I always declared Proverbs 19:21 Many plans are in a person's mind, but the LORD's purpose will succeed (in my marriage, family and ministry). Thank God His Word does not return void when we declare it.”  (Texas)

“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)

“My family and in-laws were with us on Thanksgiving. This was the first Thanksgiving in three years we were together. My spouse said the prayer and it was beautiful. God is good. He answers prayers We were divorced before my spouse suddenly came back.” (New Jersey)
"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)

"Praise the Lord, my hubby came back after several years. God heard my cry and fulfilled His words to perform it. Thank you for Charlyne Cares that constantly encouraging me to stand, pray without ceasing and persevere. Your ministry help me tremendously." (Malaysia)

"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)
"I want to share about a restored marriage in Georgia from my home church. We all grew up together. This couple were separated 3-4 years ago and have been divorced for 2 years. The wife stayed in our church and her husband left. Both of their parents are still part of our congregation there. His parents prayed all this time for their restoration. I have prayed and had them on my heart all this time. Two weeks ago they were remarried. I consider it a privilege to have stood for their marriage and to see the answer to those prayers be manifested. Praise God, His promises are true." (Tennessee)
"My husband is now back at home and staying in the spare room. He says the affair is now over. Praise the Lord. I am believing that our marriage will be fully restored and most importantly that my husband will be saved. God is truly working in our lives." (England)

"After 22 years of marriage, my spouse left home. God became my Counselor, Deliverer, Comforter, and strong tower. The more I read His Word, the anguish and tears were replaced with peace and contentment as God continued to refine me. After four years, God brought my spouse home physically, but not completely in his heart. While my spouse was gone, Thanksgiving was spent in different homes of friends and family. This year, my spouse and I are hosting the family for Thanksgiving. It is such a blessing to witness the excitement of our young adult children as they contribute to the preparation. here again. Thanks be to God for our family once again, celebrating Thanksgiving together. I can't describe how much your ministry has kept me encouraged and in tune to God's Will."  (North Carolina)

“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)

"After many years of marriage, my husband walked away and we lost everything we had worked so hard for, including our new home. Now, after 5 years of restoration, we are building a home in the same subdivision. I realized that God has restored what Satan had taken from our family. We have grown children and a child my husband brought home with him that is the apple of our eyes. We also have grandchildren and we all are so blessed to be a family. Thank you for all you've done for us over the past few years." (Virginia)

“I am rejoicing! After a year of praying night and day, I finally had a breakthrough with my spouse today. Thank you, RMM for your prayers. I'm going to continue standing and praying for all of our marriages. God bless you!”  (Arizona) 

"Last Thanksgiving my husband of 15 years came home from his job in another state to inform me that our marriage was over. It was hopeless. He was tired of the pain and wanted to be happy. I didn't know he had been unhappy; it was a shock to me. His isolation in a 'far country' allowed him to be deceived. He became the proverbial prodigal. I cried out to God and sought God's direction in His Word. I didn't know what standing was, but that is what He had me do. I travailed in prayer and fasted. I prayed that God would turn his heart toward home again. He did, but, my husband was double minded. I used spiritual warfare, rebuking and binding demonic forces, and I pleaded the Blood of Jesus over my husband. Over the past year, I have seen him change back into the sweet loving sane husband he used to be. This Thanksgiving he is eager to come home and just enjoy his family life. During that very trying time, I read "Charlyne Cares" every day. It was such a source of strength, encouragement, and direction for me. There were times when I just wanted to give up, or let him have it, or whatever. But, the daily devotionals stabilized me to stand." (New York)

“My husband and I have reconciled and he will be moving home soon. He contacted his attorney and told him he wanted the court date cancelled. He also told his attorney that we were reconciling. Praise the Lord. He is so good and faithful. God has really blessed us and answered many prayers. He is an awesome God.” (West Virginia)
"I have been on your mailing list for about a year now. The scriptures and inspiration have pulled me through these last 14 months of being separated and almost divorced from my husband. He decided this past Saturday that he wanted to try to be a father and a husband again. Thank you, God, and thanks to your ministry. Now that he is home ourreal work can begin. Keep up the good work that the Lord has given you. Keep praying for this family." (Ohio)
"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 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)

“After a failed restoration attempt, the Lord really started to work on me. I learned about my stubbornness, how to be a better wife, homemaker and mother, and most importantly, how to lean completely on Him, The process was painful for me, as I had made my husband an idol. Then the Lord worked mightily in my husband. My husband came back home on Christmas. Full restoration is taking place. I want to tell anyone who had a failed restoration attempt, do not give up. Just press on. The failing might be because there are still changes to be made.” (United Kingdom)
  “I fasted weekly and prayed every night for my husband’s salvation. We were divorced but he is now home. He feels God is calling him back. He says that he felt my prayers and cries. We are getting remarried this week.”  (Mississippi)  
“My husband left my kids and me last year. I had many people telling me that I needed to move on but whenever I thought of taking that step I would get a daily email from Rejoice Marriage Ministries which became steps to climb towards the restoration of my marriage. I forgave my husband and was in love with him much more than before. Earlier this year I started seeing changes in him. As the months went on, my husband told me that he loved me and wanted to move back home. He moved back home this month. I am grateful and thankful to God for healing and restoring my marriage and making me believe that nothing is impossible with God.”  (India)

"My husband has returned home days ago after months of separation. He insisted on a divorce the day he left, but praise God for His faithfulness to those who seek him. We serve a mighty and powerful God. My husband now wants to make our marriage work. Thank you, Charlyne and Bob for obeying God's leading." (Louisiana)

"God is faithful! Two weeks after my spouse came back to God, he then came back to me. Repentance and restoration!  Don't give up; it's worth it all."  (Missouri)

“My husband was gone for a few years, but God brought him home almost a year ago and is healing and restoring. He is awesome! My van broke down in the middle of the road and it is an expensive repair. I have been praying that God would give my husband and me wisdom as to what to do. Today's 5 minute daily devotional from Charlyne was about math. In my spirit, God confirmed to me that the problem was already taken care of. We serve the most amazing, awesome God! God hears and answers all prayers. He brought my husband home and has already taken care of my vehicle. I love You Lord and praise You! Keep praying; keep believing! Revelation 12:11.”  (Oklahoma)

“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)

“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) 

"God is working miraculously each day, changing personalities of family members so they are not even responding to things that they would have normally. He is answering my prayer, healing relationships and preparing hearts for the day my in-home prodigal says he is staying home for good. To God be all the glory for all he has done and for who He is. If we have Him we can not go wrong." (Pennsylvania)

“It was only a year ago when my husband delivered his speech, ‘I love you, but I'm not in love with you.’ It was eight months ago when he gathered our children to tell them he was moving out. It was five months ago, he filed for divorce. However, with God ALL things are possible. I found this ministry and began praying for my prodigal and our marriage. God showed me what my part in the destruction of our marriage was. In February, my husband came home suddenly! Now, with Christ as our center, we are moving forward, and will be celebrating 18 years this summer! Thanks be to God!"  (Texas)

“At the county courthouse, with our children holding the rings, tears in their eyes, we remarried. Thank You God for restoring our marriage and our family. I urge you to stand firm regardless of what others say. Please listen to God; He is the One true lawgiver who is able to save.”  (Missouri) 

"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)

“It’s been many years and I am still standing. Praise God! When you step out into what He wants you to do, He is faithful. I have seen so many answers to prayer this year regarding my spouse. He is now attending church with me and the children. I am believing God that my suddenly is coming! He has erased all of our debt, provided a new home and is restoring. God is able. Do not give up!”  (United Kingdom) 

"My husband and I are entering our ninth month of restoration. Three years ago he began an affair. Thus began my schooling from the Lord of how and why to stand for our marriage. At one point we were within hours of being divorced. All the while the Lord kept encouraging me that this was only the shadow of death not the real death of our marriage. At times the grief was almost unbearable, but the Lord faithfully walked me through each hard day and always provided everything me and our three children needed. Three years and two false starts for home later, I can say the Lord has healed, strengthened, and set our 19 year marriage on a strong foundation. He used Rejoice Marriage Ministries so powerfully to help us. Thank you  forever." (Arizona)

“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)

“A few months ago I was ready to give up on my marriage. The divorce hearings were proceeding and everything just seemed hopeless. I was directed to this site and I found out that I was not wrong in thinking that God did not want me to move on. I told my husband this and it didn't have an immediate effect. But I just knew that I could not give up. I submitted my court date in December, which was supposed to be my final one, and it was rescheduled to January. The last week of December my husband called me to come talk. Last week he moved back in and today he filed papers to cancel the divorce. Praise God! Although there's work to be done, I know without a doubt that we will make it.”  (Wisconsin)

“I am so thankful for what my Lord is doing in my life, and in my husband and my daughter. God is healing and working out the restoration of my marriage and my family. My husband has begun the healing with God and has told me that he is praying and is asking God's help. God is in control. Praise Him for loving us so very much.” (Florida)
“It has been seven years since my husband came back home. Our marriage and love for one another is stronger than ever. God is good and He does restore marriages! My husband is a changed man. To all who are praying for their prodigal to come home, don’t stop praying!”  (Texas)
"My covenant spouse came home in a suddenly. I had claimed in prayer Proverbs 19:2, Ezekiel 36:26, and Exodus 14 to take a stand against the divorce and the other woman. He went to see her in the UK. He had just told her goodbye and to return to her husband when he was hit by a car as a pedestrian. He broke both wrists. He called me from the UK hospital to ask to come home. Our three young children now get a new heritage of restoration. Praise the Lord for His victory over the enemy's schemes!" (Texas)
“My husband left our home at my insistence. I really believed the right thing to do was to divorce him, though he didn’t want the divorce. The divorce went through, though at the end I didn’t even want it! I had no peace about our family being fractured. My husband was working at the other end of the state and I could see that his relationship with our youngest son was becoming lost. I reached out to my husband with honesty and, for the first time in a long time, he also responded in honesty. In a little over a week he will be moving back home and starting a new job here. Praise the Lord!”  (Florida)

“Praise Jesus, my wife has returned home after many months of separation. Yes, it sometimes seemed hopeless, but I cried out to God. Jesus not only returned my wife home but has given me and our family a new life. Our life will now be built on the Rock. There is a lot to do but now we will be doing it with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Do not give up, cry out to the Lord. I will always remember with a smile Charlyne’s words when she says we shouldn't trust what we see with our eyes and hear with our ears when Jesus is our refuge: ‘.. it does not matter.’”  (Finland) 

“About a year ago, my husband suddenly emotionally and physically abandoned our marriage. He stayed at the house but we were separated in every way. I prayed ceaselessly for his heart to be softened but things were seeming hopeless to the point that I filed for divorce. Even after I filed I never stopped praying for his return. Suddenly, just when I thought all hope was lost, he returned to me as quickly as he had abandoned me. The divorce papers woke him up from his delusion, he ended it with the OW and has come back to me with complete humility. I praise God every day for the restoration of our marriage and know that it was only His hands that have made this possible. It is only through His example of unconditional love and forgiveness that I have been able to welcome my prodigal back with open arms and feel the complete joy of knowing that our marriage is stronger than ever.” (Iowa)
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