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



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“My husband I split several years ago but we remained friends, understood that we married young, had a child, and neither knew anything of marriage. God kept us. I kept faith that God would protect him and restore our family. We both had other relationships but none worked out. I rededicated my life to Christ and prayed for my husband to return. One day he contacted his mom to call me and asked if we could meet for lunch and prayer. We did and we are restoring our family. Slowly but surely trust is being rebuilt. It has been a few years now and we are about to renew our wedding vows and move to a new home. Don’t lose hope. God hears your prayers and cries. Don’t listen to the negative remarks of family and friends because they’re not in your relationship. Keep God as the head of your marriage.”  (Ohio) (posted 6/29/2015)
“My husband had told me that he no longer loved me and was not returning home. I filed for divorce against my own wishes but continued to pray for his redemption, restoration and healing. I asked the Lord to reveal to me His will and I would follow His commands. His will for me was to pray and stand in the gap for my husband, to forgive him, to continue working in the ministry individually, and to pray and work on the restoration of my marriage. I called the lawyer and stopped the divorced process. I asked God to show me a way to continue standing for my marriage and even guide me after he returns home. That’s when I found this website and was encouraged by Bob and Charlyne’s testimony. Let me finish by saying, my husband called me after some time, told me he was coming home, and he’s willing to do what it takes for our marriage to be restored. Praise God.”  (Connecticut) (posted 6/29/2015)
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“Hallelujah! My husband came home a couple of months ago after many years in the far country! There were so many false starts and attempts to come home and I was always alone on this day, which is our anniversary, despite getting flowery cards and bouquets. It was so confusing until God led me to RMM and I learned how to REALLY stand! Bob’s experience taught me to recognize doublespeak and Charlyne taught me to zip my lips and pray. I fully trust that God will finish what He started by breaking all ties with the OW and restoring my husband’s love for me in His perfect timing. Amen!”  (Pennsylvania) (posted 6/29/2015)
“My husband told me he would be home from work early Sunday night and asked if I would cook dinner. I just said okay since he says this a lot but usually doesn’t come home until after midnight and I’m asleep. That evening when I returned home I was having devotion and I asked God for a sign that He is working on my husband’s heart. Not only did he come home early, but he asked me to take the next day off so that we could spend time together. Later that evening we cooked dinner together with our daughter. He talked about how he needed to start going back to church and correct some of the mistakes he has made. God is great!”  (Texas) (posted 6/29/2015)
“Thank You Lord for restoring my marriage! You are true to Your Word. The devil pressed on heavily and I knew victory was coming. I had never said ‘I give up’ in years until last week. But I didn’t. I kept praying and God did what He had to do to bring my spouse home, repented. He begged me for forgiveness and I dropped to my knees in adoration to my God. The circumstances were like I had never heard before, extremely and literally impossible, but they were bluffs of the enemy. Jesus breathed life into our dry, dead marriage and ordered it to come alive! Honor and glory be to God because He is worthy! The Charlyne Cares devotional, ‘Keep Fighting Until You Receive the Victory,’ really spoke to me over and over.”  (California) (posted 6/29/2015)
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“My suddenly has happened! After several years my wife has asked me to come home one night while I was visiting the kids. God has really worked on us both during this time of separation to be better spouses to each other. We have been looking for a new apartment to move into once our respective leases expire at the end of the month. The kids are thrilled! To my fellow standers, don’t give up and don’t give in. Your breakthrough is just around the corner if you just have faith. Hebrews 11:6.”  (Texas) (posted 6/22/2015)
“PTL, my restoration has begun. Earlier this year, God gave me the opportunity to tell my husband that I loved him. However, he said that our marriage was over. I continued to pray and fast, declaring Hosea 2:6-20 every day. A few months ago he came and told me that maybe we just needed time apart.  We have been communicating on and off since. A week ago I told him I loved him and that I wanted us to try to build our relationship. Today we went to lunch and talked about our mistakes. We both agreed not to bring the past into our conversations. We agreed to start dating and see what happens. God has heard me. Today he gave me Esther 9 as I asked him for a sign. I know God will completely restore my marriage. Don’t give up.”  (Colorado) (posted 6/22/2015)
“My wife and I have been separated for some months with one false start already. She moved 350 miles away but after not speaking since she left, she contacted me and we have reconnected. She is drawing near to God again and has told me several times she loves me, misses me and doesn’t understand how I can forgive her and still love her. I gave that glory to God in my answer as I have in all of this. She has asked me to come visit her next week for a few days and wants to come home and rebuild our marriage.”  (Texas) (posted 6/22/2015)
“He’s home! I am in awe of my God right now. Truly NOTHING is impossible for Him. I know this is just the beginning but my Lord is faithful to finish what he started! Don’t lose hope, be faithful. If you delight yourself in the Lord He will bring your desires to pass. He loves you, and He is fighting for you. Put your hope in Him and you will not be put to shame.”  (Arizona) (posted 6/22/2015)
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“My husband came home suddenly and when I didn’t expect it. This website kept my hopes up even when everyone told me move on because it has been several years. To everyone’s surprise he called me one day and asked for help and couldn’t be away from his family anymore. I loaded up the kids and drove many hours to get him. He is home, off drugs and is a great husband and dad. He has been home for a couple months now and we still love each other just as we did the day we met. I learned what I needed to know to prepare myself for when my suddenly happened. I don’t ask questions. And I was civil to the OW when she kept calling my phone asking why he left. God has a plan for you and your family. Hold on to His promises, don’t give up, and don’t give in to the pressure from friends and family. God bless.”  (California) (posted 6/16/2015)
I want to give the Lord the glory for ALL He has done, is doing and will do. My husband is coming home. I almost didn’t share, thinking I’ll wait until this miracle is completed, but faith says it already is! (Matthew 14:22-33) Like Peter, I doubted even though the miracle was evident. The enemy came in like a wind and took my focus from the Lord and back on to my fears. PTL, He has stilled my soul and the praise of all His doings now flows from my lips. My situation was one of those ‘impossibilities’…but not with the Lord! Standers, you WILL be blessed if you continue on in faith, hope and love, founded only in our Savior, Jesus Christ! Never give up and never give in to the flesh.”  (New Zealand) (posted 6/16/2015)
“Praise God for all that He is doing! My husband has returned home after many years. To God be the glory! God has been there all along and I appreciate His tender grace and mercy. I am learning to ‘zip my lips’ and have patience to allow God to continue to do a mighty work in both of us. Standers, hold on. You are not alone on this journey. God will comfort you and your children throughout this journey. When I look at all that God has done, I am tearfully moved by His hand on our lives. The tuitions paid, the strength and endurance, the good reports – health, financial, academic….. I know without a doubt that it was You Lord, working everything out for our good. Thanks RMM for this community of standers that is a lighthouse for truth. God bless.”  (Delaware) (posted 6/16/2015)
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“PTL, my suddenly has come, to God be all the Glory! The last few days God refreshed me with scriptures – Hebrews 11:1-2, 6; Isaiah 51:18, and Psalm102:19-20. My prodigal and I were separated for many months and though I was fasting and praying, big tidal waves had been rising before my eyes. My pastor, family, friends all kept telling me to move on but I kept telling everyone, ‘I am standing. God will make a way and He will even leave the 99 to go looking for him.’ Glory, that’s exactly what has happened. I know we still have a long way to go but I know that the Lord will guide me and with His strength and blessings we will make it. Keep believing standers. Keep praying because there are no impossibles for God in the name of Jesus. Oh, and without me even asking, he told me on Sunday I will be going to church with you ...AMEN!”  (Puerto Rico) (posted 6/5/2015)
“I have been waiting for awhile to post this testimony merely because I wasn't sure if this was a false start or did my suddenly really come! But after several weeks of experiencing consistent love, affection, and openness from my in-home prodigal, I know that my suddenly has come. PTL! It didn't happen the way I imagined but that doesn't matter, God did it. Since then my faith and commitment to God has increased to wait patiently until my husband is fully restored. I will continue to pray for his salvation.”  (Florida) (posted 6/5/2015)
“PTL, my suddenly has happened! I give God all the glory and praises. I found myself searching the internet trying to find out how I could fix my marriage. The thought popped in my mind, ‘Look in your Father’s book!’ I began to read scriptures in the Bible. As the days went on, I found myself restoring myself in the Lord. As I prayed and asked for forgiveness, everything else fell in place. I learned that I had to change myself first. I learned that praying, trust and belief in my Lord Jesus and our Father was all I needed. The Lord speaks to us through His Word. Scriptures, songs, daily Word, devotional testimonies…yes, God is real. Put all faith in Him and His Son, Jesus Christ.”  (Alabama) (posted 5/29/2015)
“Praise the Lord my husband is home! I can’t believe I am finally submitting this testimony, I have dreamt of it for so long! My God brought my husband home after several years in the far country. My husband’s heart has not repented yet, but I am seeing softening already as he says he is committed to staying home! He tells me he loves me and kissed me for the first time yesterday. I am so excited to see how God transforms him into the godly man he was created to be. I have such peace that our marriage will be fully restored it is making the transition easier. God is faithful standers. He will bring your spouse home in His perfect timing. Don’t allow the bad days to make you forget His faithfulness. Praise the Lord!”  (Florida) (posted 5/29/2015)
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  “My husband of many years left me for another woman. He used to be a strong Christian and together we used to lead worship for many years. Needless to say, I was heartbroken and very angry and bitter to the point that I stopped all communication with him for several months. I was so lost and desperate and my faith was so shaken.... I just could not accept that it was over despite my family and friends telling me to move on with my life. One day I discovered your web site and I started hoping again. I started a prayer journal and I could not wait to read all the testimonies of the many restored marriages. One day after many, many months of not seeing on the outside any sign of reconciliation whatsoever, my husband came back home. He is now a changed man, so much so that we had our vows renewed just before Christmas! Thank you God!”  (United Kingdom) (posted 5/29/2015)
“We were divorced a few years ago. Last year, I was getting ready to close on a mobile home since we lost our home. Less than two weeks later, my suddenly happened! My husband called out of the blue and asked if he could come home to work things out. Of course I said “Absolutely!” We remarried two months later, one day before our original anniversary! God is a God of Restoration! Do not let anyone talk you out of standing for marriage restoration. It is not an easy road to walk, but it is so worth it when you see how God answers prayers! Don't give up. He never leaves us nor forsakes us! A couple of verses have been special to me- ‘This is my command - Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’ Joshua 1:9. ‘Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.’ Isaiah 43:18-19. BELIEVE!”  (Michigan) (posted 5/29/2015)
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“Mother’s Day made a year since my husband returned home. When he first came home, he was still very distant and did not show any affection towards me. It all changed suddenly! One night he began to tell me how he loved me and needed me and how thankful he was for my stand. Our relationship is so much better. We are falling in love all over again! God is good and faithful to His promises! He will restore! On Mother’s Day he put his wedding ring back on! Keep praying and standing, if He did it for me, He will do it for you!”  (New Jersey) (posted 5/28/2015)
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“Our divorce broke up! We are staying married. I was grateful to be reading your daily devotionals for some time,  trying to thank God every day that my husband wasn’t already gone, trying to do your and God’s advice, but my heart was getting hard. Finally God got through to me again and by the time my husband filed, I was so recommitted to God it actually was filled with lots of amazing moments seeking God’s will. I started actually putting into practice the things I should like zip the lip, praying for my husband and focusing on being the wife God wants me to be instead of judging all my husband’s wrongs. Many scriptures have carried me through but this verse really sums it up…. Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.”  (Florida) (posted 5/28/2015)
“I am praising the Lord for all He is doing in my marriage! My husband has been home for several years now and I am just starting to see huge changes in my marriage. It has been a very long and difficult road and I was so discouraged and wanted to give up so many times because it appeared my spouse would never change or love me the way God wanted him to. But God! He WAS working all along! Be encouraged, standers, to never give up because your time is coming. Praying for you all!”  (Canada) (posted 5/28/2015)
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“Praise God, because He is good. I hold on to His promises and I know He is never failing. In the midst of heartache and hurts he has shown me love like I’ve never experienced before. My husband and I have had some false starts since we separated after he found out I was unfaithful. But I thank God that He was able to open my eyes to see my sinful ways. I decided to run towards God and stand for my marriage. My husband is home now, praise God. He is still very angry and hurt and every day is a struggle. But I have faith in God that He will take control of this situation and turn it around for good. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”  (Texas) (posted 5/18/2015)
“It’s been more than a year now since the Lord softened the heart of my husband towards me. Many ups and downs and despite reading and listening to many books and CDs from Rejoice, I still managed to step into some traps the enemy keeps on the sideline to make sure that there is no smooth transition from being in the far country to being home. I want to say to my fellow standers…..we can and should rejoice when our prodigal returns home. Do not let the enemy put doubts in your heart and mind. Sometimes we have to work harder at certain things than before they left, but it’s worth it. They come home broken and we should leave it up to the Lord to fix them. Don’t be discouraged, if you wait patiently on the Lord’s right timing, the joy of a restored marriage is indescribable. God bless, don’t lose hope and trust the Lord with your whole being.”  (Florida) (posted 5/18/2015)
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“My prodigal has returned home to our marriage after some years in the far country. After two divorce court dates that were postponed and then my husband dismissed the third one, he came home today on Mother’s Day with all his belongings packed in his van and said Daddy’s home. I grabbed him around the neck and cried and thanked God for answered prayer. Standers, stay strong. God does heal dead and hurting marriages.”  (Missouri) (posted 5/18/2015)
“My suddenly happened and it happened suddenly, thank You Lord! After some time of separation, my husband has come back home. We are better and stronger than ever. All praises to my Lord and Savior because He did it just as He promised! He is real and He does speak to his people. There were many times that I wanted to give up on my stand but I found RMM while going through the struggles of separation. I am so grateful for this ministry. Standers, never give up. Keep praying! God keeps His promises.”  (New York) (posted 5/18/2015)
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“My suddenly happened! My husband had been gone for a few months. I began to stand for our marriage shortly after he left and stood on the promises of God. I knew He would restore our marriage, it was just a matter of time. God definitely used that time that my husband was away to change me into the godly wife He wanted me to be. Although it is still difficult, I believe that God will finish what He started. I will walk by faith and not by sight. I thank this ministry for teaching me to stand for our marriage and for not giving up on our Father. Never give up! Wait for God’s perfect timing! He is faithful!”  (Wisconsin) (posted 5/11/2015)
“Praise the Lord! I am crying tears of grief and heartbreak as I write this testimony but my heart will STILL praise the Lord. God is good no matter the circumstances and He WILL finish what He has started. After a year of standing and very close to my husband moving back home, he has suddenly cut off his relationship with me and declared that we are no longer married. I refused to participate in a sin that he wanted me to go along with. Dear standers, we must obey the Lord rather than people, even when it means losing their love and approval. My husband is in God’s hands now. I believe things are at their darkest now so that God will get ALL the glory when my marriage is restored. It must be HIS way, HIS timing, for HIS glory. I will not give way to fear but continue to trust in the Lord. Hebrews 11:1.”  (Canada) (posted 5/11/2015)
“With God all things are possible. My wife and I were on the verge of divorce just a few months ago. We had everything divided and a plan for our children. I was so down, but kept praying and loving unconditionally. She said she would never change her mind and that she did not love me. But God! Jesus was working on the other side of the mountain. She dropped the divorce and we are renewing our vows next month! This after many, many months of being separated. Our full restoration is almost here. Prayer and Christian counseling have helped. Don’t give up! Please keep praying for us and all marriages.”  (Minnesota) (posted 5/11/2015)
“After some months of separation, my husband has returned home. He asked for forgiveness and told me that he loves me. We are a family again, praise the Lord! And even when we are just starting the process of restoration, I trust in the Lord, believing that He who started the good work in us, will bring it to completion. He is definitely working in my life and I am very happy about it. Please keep praying and believing. Remember… He is GOD! And He can do anything, there is nothing impossible for Him. To God be all the glory and honor!”  (Virginia) (posted 5/11/2015)
“Praise the Lord, my marriage is restored! After all of the ugly things that were said, God restored my marriage after my husband left for another woman. There were so many people telling me to divorce him but God promised to restore my family. After standing for several months in the valley, we have made it. I will always continue to stand for my marriage even when things are great!”  (Georgia) (posted 5/11/2015)
“Thank You, thank You, thank You Lord! After months of living in a foreign country and relying completely on the Lord’s provision, my prayers have been answered and my husband came home! I am still praying that he will return to a relationship with the Lord and come back to church, but I can see prayers answered every day that goes by and I am in AWE at the faithfulness of my Lord! Thank You Jesus!”  (Panama) (posted 5/11/2015)
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“After a false start last year, my husband is home again and I have all the faith in the world that our marriage will be strengthened from this experience. I know my faith certainly has been! God’s love is awe-inspiring and He keeps His promises. I thanked God often over the past several months for working on the other side of the mountain despite not seeing evidence of such. I was devastated to learn he had married the other woman. But God! You can imagine how overwhelmed I was to be told my husband knew in his heart he didn’t belong there and it was only a pretend, non-legal marriage to temporarily satisfy her until he was able to leave the situation. Wow! God was indeed working on the other side the entire time. I cannot adequately express my love for God, my husband, and this ministry.”  (United States)  If your spouse marries the other person, turn up your prayers, for your spouse to know they made a mistake and must leave sooner than later. Often the other person pushes for marriage and your spouse did not have the courage to say, “No.” Fight for your marriage in the prayer closet! – Charlyne (posted 5/8/2015)
“I am sitting across from my husband this morning over breakfast, content and grateful. I was the prodigal first. I was demeaning and controlling toward my spouse. Eventually, God showed me my sins, and I repented to Him and my husband. However, it appeared to be too late. But God! After a few years (and several false starts) my in-home prodigal has returned to me better than ever. He is helpful, loving, and kind and tells me all the time that he loves me. At the beginning of my stand, I would sneak around and spy on him and the OW, and I would try to manipulate him to come home, but it only drove him further away. Then I started praying for my spouse daily and letting God work on the other side of the mountain…and my beloved started coming home. It took a few years but it was worth it. Don’t give up! Your suddenly is coming!”  (South Dakota)  Thank You Lord for all these testimonies and sharing their stories so others can be encouraged! Thank you for being honest on how you failed your husband, but God restored it after you surrendered your life to the Lord and started praying for your husband! – Charlyne (posted 5/8/2015)
“PTL, my in-house prodigal came back to our matrimonial bed. He had set the rule a few months back that he didn’t want to share a room with me. God told me to let him go and keep praying. So every day as I made the bed in the spare room, I prayed, confessing scriptures. One night I was asleep in our matrimonial room and I felt arms hold me. He has spent more than a night. The phone calls and nights spent with the OW have also come to an end. God has used this process to deepen my walk with Him. I trust God to finish what He has begun until my husband is fully restored. I will stand firm. And I encourage God’s holy people to endure this persecution patiently and remain firm to the end, obeying His commands. (Revelation 14:13; 1 Corinthians 15:58) No situation lasts forever, only God and His Word. Thank You Jesus!”  (Illinois) (posted 5/8/2015)
“My prodigal has been back for a few months now. He came home suddenly. He told me that he had become more and more convicted that his relationship with the OW was wrong in God’s eyes. He said he wanted to come back to the Lord and to his wife. I had been praying that the Father would convict him of his sin, put a thornbush between him and the OW and bring him to the end of himself and the beginning of God. That’s exactly what the Lord was doing! I encourage all standers to trust He is at work on the other side of the mountain and our prayers are being answered. My husband has come back a changed man.”  (England) (posted 5/8/2015)
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“Praise the Lord! My suddenly happened this week! My daughter broke up her non-covenant relationship and came home from the far country. Only God could do this miracle. And, most important of all, she came back to the Lord! I can’t describe my feelings when I saw her at my door! But I knew that it was God’s doing. Praise the Lord forever!”  (Canada) (posted 5/8/2015)
“Praise God! After several years, God kept His Word and moved the mountain and my spouse came home. Not only does God still speak, He is faithful to those who are faithful to Him. I had someone say, ‘Well you finally got what you wanted.’ My immediate response was, ‘No, God did what He said He would do!’ Always listen to Him, He will direct your steps. Thank you RMM for your encouragement.”  (Alabama) (posted 5/8/2015)
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