Restored Marriage Testimonies

restored_header2

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. Suddenly. He just up and left the OW. Don't give up. My situation looked hopeless. (Numbers 23:19) God told me my marriage would not end. I went before the judge in May and the divorce was granted. It looked hopeless and final. Praise God, I'm still married; my husband’s attorney never drew up the final paperwork. No papers even exist. My husband said he didn't love me and was never coming home. But my suddenly came. I am rejoicing and praising God. No matter how long it takes, God will do exactly what He said He will do. When God told Noah to build the ark he didn't tell his family or friends. When God tells you your marriage will be restored, believe Him, no matter what anyone says or what it looks like. It will come to pass.”  (Texas)

"Praise God for His faithfulness. As I read about Bob's condition, I thought the best news I could share is the restoration of my marriage. My husband is home and we are waiting for his divorce to the non-covenant to be posted as final, so we can apply for our marriage license. It has been difficult, but God's faithfulness, mercy, and love was always present. I 'got on with my life' by seeking God and serving Him as He led. I was able to go on mission trips, open my home to others, and be available to help my family. Many people did not understand, but to God be the glory." (Maryland)

"God has perfect timing. After months of separation in different states from my wife and daughters, God's vision has been evident for us to see. My wife and I and our children are planning to be home again with each other in a neutral state where we can continue to grow in our commitment to Christ. Thank God for your ministry." (Georgia)

"Just a thank you for being there, and to let you know that my husband and I are now reconciled. We separated a couple years ago, and God has worked in mighty ways in both of our lives. We just moved back together. God does indeed restore hurting marriages."  (Wisconsin)

“A season ago I was being handed divorce papers. I had been a born again believer for over 30 years and found as I went through this trial clinging to the Lord, that I had been saved by His death at the cross, but I had never grown beyond that and really developed a deep relationship and walk with the Lord. God used my time of separation with my husband to work in me, walk with me, and reveal Himself to me. I had never been able to say I am truly in love with the Lord before. I fought my divorce, trusted and obeyed the Lord, and He was faithful. Just in His time, my husband was moved by the Lord to seek reconciliation with me. He dismissed the divorce, and today he is living at home and I am watching in awe as God rebuilds our marriage stronger than ever, with Him at the center. I consider it a unique blessing to have gone through a trial of this magnitude and seen a small glimpse of the power, love, faithfulness, forgiveness, peace, and joy that our Savior is and has for us.”  (Missouri)

“Months ago my spouse told me he didn´t love me anymore. After his request to separate, I moved to his home overseas. I started to pray to Jesus for a miracle for my marriage. After months of praying and crying to my Lord, my husband stopped his other relationship. He has started being loving to me and speaking about us or our family. We just started healing our hearts and still need a lot of prayers, but for Jesus, all is possible.”  (Chile) 

"My husband has been home for nine months. All the praise goes to the Lord. I continue to stand on the promises of Jesus to rebuild our marriage on the solid rock of Jesus Christ and restore the love in our marriage. I give glory to the Lord who answers prayers." (New York)

“We want to share our family's joyful testimony and encourage all standers to never give up on God and know there is no mountain He can't move. This week we celebrated the anniversary of our marriage which God restored years ago and the next day the high school graduation of our daughter who had been diagnosed with severe autism as a young child. She will start college soon. Praise God ALL things work together for good for those who love the Lord.”  (Louisiana) 

“My husband’s plan was to divorce and move away. I found this website through an Internet search and availed myself of Charlyne's godly advice. I prayed, fasted, and stood. I let my husband know that I was never giving up on our covenant before God. Suddenly he expressed that he wanted to try again. He had noticed a difference in me and everywhere he went he thought of me. We are aware that our marriage needs repair, but we know that God has great plans for us together. Stand firm and get as close to God as you possibly can. My stand will continue for my marriage as long as we have breath. Now we are standing as one.”  (New York)

“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)

"I have a praise report after 15 months of waiting and praying, my husband came home to a loving, changed woman. God worked on me mercifully and He is currently working on changes and healing in my husband. It is scary, confusing and unnerving at times because I don't know what to do or say but I do know that the Lord is with me and drawing my husband nearer to Him. We are learning to love each other again. Without your ministry I could not have waited. Without you deveotions I could not have made it! God is using you mightily and I will pass on your website to anyone I can. Thank you so much and all glory and honor be to the Lord our God!"
“God has used this trial to rescue me from the pit. Day by day, the Lord is revealing Himself and gently helping me to build a relationship with Him. His grace has been sufficient. There is nothing more fulfilling and peaceful than walking with the Lord. His Word is life. My prodigal husband is back home since last month and I continue to pray for his salvation. Yesterday, for the first time in years, he went to church with us as a family. God is answering all my prayers in His own timing. I continue to pray for the salvation of all prodigals worldwide, for the restoration on the solid rock of Christ Jesus of my marriage and all marriages. Psalm 126:1-6.”  (Maryland)

"My husband has been talking about divorcing me. I have been pursuing God relentlessly. Now we are back under the same roof and sleeping in the same bed. I would not have thought this possible. God is showing me that He is in control. Praise God." (Virginia)

“What a sad time in my family's life when my husband decided to leave. I'd become so overwhelmed with grief. I called my husband repeatedly to no avail. Only when I made the decision to "let go and let God" did things begin to change. My prayers turned from ‘Change him Lord’ to ‘Lord, please do a work in me.’ Taking responsibility for my part in our separation and asking for the Lord's forgiveness was the key to transformation in my marriage. During our separation, I learned to turn my ear only to the voice of God. My husband returned home. I quickly learned that the real work began during our reconciliation. It's been a few years since we've reconciled but the first year was filled with learning how to forgive. In the end, I found out that forgiveness is simply a decision away. Thank You Lord! My husband and I will never be the same.”  (Texas)

"My husband and I are going through separation and my prodigal has been involved with someone and even filed for divorce. By the grace and mercy of the Lord, we are now attending marriage counseling, dating once a week, and attending church together as a family. I give God all the praise for putting my marriage on the path of restoration." (Georgia)

"My husband filed for divorce and left our home in July. After going through months of a bitter divorce, I decided to pray that God would speak to my husband and I believed what Psalm 37 says; 'Do not fret.' A month ago, we started communicating about the kids and just talking. One weekend after he had the kids, he called to tell me that he missed his family and wanted to come home. He has moved back home and says that is the last time he will ever leave his family. In the past, my husband has moved out several times instead of facing problems and talking about issues. I have always believed marriage is for life and now my husband is developing that same belief." (Arkansas)

My husband and I separated because we allowed anger to control us. After the anger cleared, I was devastated that he had moved two hours away. I begged him to come back, but he was convinced our marriage was over and seemed excited about his new life without me. I cried and begged God to save my marriage. I felt so alone, without any support from his family or mine. I found this website and it changed my life. I prayed many times daily, fasted, and studied the Bible. I developed a true relationship with my Heavenly Father and learned to turn it over to Him and trust His timing. When I did this, I saw changes in myself and my husband. After several months of separation and feeling my marriage was truly over, we have now reconciled and just signed a lease on a new apartment. Our future has never looked better, and we couldn't be more happy. Thank You Lord for never leaving my side! He can truly move mountains if you give Him your faith!”  (Tennessee)

"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)

“My prodigal of many years returned home in progressive stages over a few years, through which we maintained our purity. Last weekend on our original wedding anniversary, we remarried before three dozen family members and friends. The LORD provided everything, even a 'bridal canopy' to decorate the wall behind us. Today we re-enacted part of it and gave our testimony before a dozen other friends and neighbors, giving glory to Christ for our miracle. These have been the happiest days of our lives. I have watched my spouse become a believer, opening himself like a rosebud blossoming into a fragrant beautiful flower. As a woman giving birth in pain afterward forgets the labor for the joy of holding her child, I too, can barely recall the devastation and pain I had during my stand. Keep looking to the goal, to the Savior, my brothers and sisters. The reward is worth the cost we pay. I have seen that every prayer I had prayed has been answered. Wait for the appointed time!”  (Pennsylvania)

“My marriage was so rocky. I thought I was trying real hard, but still imagined I deserved more. I stayed away for a year. I came back in faith exactly a year later, trusting my husband's anger would subside if only I would obey the Lord, and reconcile. Your website was my friend and encouragement when I had little external encouragement. A year later, we couldn't be happier, and all has been healed ! It is true that only one spouse standing makes a difference and God still does miracles! I will never be sorry I came back home. I believe my kids are better off, and we are all happier. Thank you and Him!”  (Wyoming)

"Thank you for sharing God's Word, truth and encouragement. The scripture each day speaks to my heart. My husband of 24 years has been gone for over 5 months. Three weeks ago he came to assurance of salvation for the first time in his 45 years. I've seen a change. We both hope and pray that we will be able to rebuild our marriage and family with God's help." (Minnesota)
Charlyne, God does restore marriages and saves lives. I now pray for his salvation. I know that soon he will give his heart to my Lord. God bless you and you may print this letter so that others can be encouraged."

"My husband and I are restored and this past weekend we moved into the home we purchased together. Without God and your ministry encouraging me I don’t think I would have made it. God Bless you." (Oklahoma)

“I divorced my husband and listened to friends who said I deserved better. Immediately, I felt so overwhelmed with guilt. But he was very angry and didn’t want to reconcile with me. He eventually found someone else. During this time I came across this website and started praying for my husband. My husband returned to me this Christmas. We are getting remarried next month. What an awesome God we serve. So don't give up. God is in control.”  (Florida)

"Praise God, I did not give up on my spouse. God wouldn't let me even though almost daily I begged Him to give me permission to let go. He promised me that my husband would be His and I held on to that promise. God was faithful and saw me through these hard times. Today my husband is home with me and my children, attends church with us, and is being transformed. Thank You Jesus."  (Virginia)

"After years of separation and divorce, my marriage and family are being restored. There is no explanation for the restoration, except the divine work of the Lord. We do not deserve, and cannot earn, the grace of God, yet He delivers us. I stand amazed at all He has done, and continues to do, for my family. I learned to stand and wait on the Lord. God's timing is perfect, and always worth the wait." (Florida)
"Please pray for our Lord's step by step direction and protection as we enter into reconciliation and remarriage. My husband and I were married for 32 years. A terrible time of tribulation ended in a divorce..a tragedy..but our Precious Lord has heard our cries. Our anguish..and has forgiven us. We have returned to our Lord, now thejourney back to each other has begun. We appreciate your prayers."My husband and I have had a lot of trouble, so much that I moved out for a couple of months, always with the intent for things to work out. Before I went back home I found your Web site and God through you helped me to continue to stand. Your e-mails were such a blessing. Many times I could not take any more and your e-mail would encourage me to hold on, or to look to my own heart. Praise God, he "came home!" I even told him, ‘Welcome home." (Indiana)

“Thank You Lord, Thank You Jesus. My husband has stopped the divorce. If it were not for RMM, teaching me about standing and praying for my marriage and my husband; sending me emails constantly, helping me believe and have faith in God that He will restore my marriage, I would have given up months ago. With God anything is possible. My situation was so hopeless, I didn't foresee this happy day. God is the creator of all miracles, Praise His name. Don't despair fellow standers, keep praying. Listen, God speaks to us all the time. God does answer. My faith is renewed. Amen.”  (South Africa)

“My husband came back after many months of separation. On many occasions I wanted to give up, but your website encouraged me and my suddenly came one night when the Holy Spirit said to me He is coming back very soon. I asked God how long is Your soon and within an hour he was home. Never give up because God is working on the other side. I am still in awe of what God can do if you believe.”  (South Africa)

"The Lord blessed our marriage with the return of my wife five years ago. I want to encourage each of you to never give up even when things seem dark. Some of my best growing as a believer is in those times when all I had to cling to was God and His promises. When doubts arise seek prayer and God's Word. God's timing is always perfect, right now you have a great opportunity to grow in your walk, to build your faith. After five years my heart still rejoices when I read the restoration of marriages. You are being prepared for something greater." (Florida)

“PRAISE THE LORD! My husband has left the counterfeit and has come home to his family. He said he felt much turmoil with her and knew he belonged with his family. I know that it was the Holy Spirit telling him to go home. We have a lot to work on, but with prayer I know we will be stronger than before. We are doing things much differently. I know the Holy Spirit will restore my husband's love again. We will continue our journey of restoration knowing the Lord is in control. I hope and pray that the standers out there will continue to keep their faith and believe that the Lord will move their mountain..... just as he did mine.”  (Illinois)

“I am praising God for my husband's return to our home. We spent a wonderful Father's Day together and just last night we went out with friends from our church and he remarked on how nice it was to be home with our kids. I know there is still a long road ahead of us and a lot of things that God needs to work out for us. My trust is in Him for a total restoration of our marriage, a true miracle and for our marriage to be a testimony to our children of forgiveness and God's amazing power to change people. Thank you for your continued prayers.”  (Florida)

"God brought my husband home several months ago. He used a recent movie about what the standing spouse goes through. My husband grabbed my hand and kissed me during the movie. It seemed like now he truly understood the limitless extent of mine and God's love for him." (Louisiana)

 (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 )

“For months after asking Christ back into my life, I've been standing in the gap for my wife. I left after finding out about some circumstances. Through weekly fasting and prayer, I've begged Jesus to lead me home to be with my family. My wife told me to just move on. But I kept fasting and praying. As of now, I'm home with my children more often. God led me home. He is working on me, my kids, and I know my wife. I saw four Swift trucks today - though I don't ever remember seeing them in the past. God is good. All the time.”  (North Carolina) 

"I prayed for my husband to be changed, but I forgot to pray for change in myself. I was still so hurt and angry. Our divorce became final last summer and I finally let go of my anger and pain. When I changed God worked His miracle and my husband came home a few months after our divorce. We are so much happier than before." (New York)

"I received my summons for divorce during the week, and I have prayed and prayed for my husband to return. On the weekend my husband told me that he loves me and does not want the divorce to go through. We still have a long way to go, but with God on my side I know that we can work all our problems out." (South Africa)

It has been ten days since my husband returned home suddenly. I thank God and your Ministry for helping me through such a trying time. This is definitely a joyous occasion, but I admit that I have to go not just daily but every couple of hours to the Lord for reassurance that all will be well. I'm thankful that I'm able to see how God is fighting on my behalf. (New York)

"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)

“Yesterday my wife called and wanted to talk. She told me she wanted to work on getting our family back together. Praise God. I realize this is only the first step in a long healing process. Months ago, I would have never thought this day would come. I was able to keep my focus on the eternal view.” (North Carolina)

"Even after our divorce, my prodigal husband has come home. The Easter time of fasting and prayer was the answer for our family. He went to church with us on Easter and the next night came to visit. Two weeks later, he moved home, praise God. Thanks to the Steinkamps for their wisdom from the Lord to teach us how to keep them home after they return. It is not an easy road, but there is so much laughter and joy in our home again." (Oklahoma)

“Luke 1:45. I am in awe of what God is doing in both me and my beloved. My precious spouse returned home five months ago after a two year absence in the far country with the OP. Although I was praising God for what He did, I was in my own ‘hurry’ to move the marriage along to full restoration. But God had other plans! He is taking His sweet time in rebuilding our marriage slowly and with such care it takes my breath away to watch the changes. Last night I heard, ‘I love you, I’ve always loved you,’ for the first time in two years! God continues to speak to me in spite of my own selfish desires to hurry up. He gently reminds me that He is in control. In His time He will fully restore what the locusts came to destroy! He has and He is and He will! And yes, dear standers, in the natural things looked bleaker than bleak. No contact for months, my husband was so cold - but God! He did it for me, He will do it for you! Glory to God!”  (Minnesota)

“God has restored our marriage! After many years of standing through separation, divorce, remarriage to one another and then more separations, God's amazing plan to finally sever all ties with the OW came to fruition this week. My husband recognized his circumstances as coming from God, and he has a truly broken and repentant heart. God did something that I never could have dreamed up, but it has definitely put an end to the immoral relationship and filled my beloved spouse with fear of the Lord and a desire to serve Him. A true miracle took place this week, and no one who knows us or our situation can deny it was God. THANK YOU, LORD JESUS!”  (Ohio)

"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 married is restored! Praise God. Thank you for your daily encouragement. With GOD all things are possible. Keep up the good work. You have been a blessing to me." (Georgia)
"On September 7 my spouse came home. I found out that he had been doing a lot of thinking and that he wanted to work on us getting back together. I prayed scriptures with (husband’s) name and my name in them, for us both to be changed. Praise God, He gave me a new home and my husband back! God is faithful to His word; it will not return back void." (Tennessee)

"I want to thank you and praise the Lord for my husband coming home.  We still have a lot to work on. but he is back in the house. This morning he left for work and told me he loved me. Praise God for all he has done in me and my spouse. Thank you Lord for bringing him home. I pray that my husband will find God himself. Thank you again for your Charlyne Cares and the web site." (Oregon)

“I have been standing for many months and, praise God, my husband is home. It has been a slow process but God was faithful the whole time. God even prepared me for the news that the OW is pregnant. I knew God told me my marriage would be restored, I just didn't know when or what it would look like. Our daughters are young adults so a newborn will be a challenge but I know God will guide us through. I never thought I would be able to handle an affair much less a child But God! God has changed me so much these past months. I read His Word every day and never stop praying. The changes that God has made in me have been worth every tear I have cried. I do know the days ahead may be bumpy but I will trust God, read His Word, pray, and keep standing.”  (Mississippi)

"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)

“Let me start off by saying that God is good! My marriage has been broken for many months. It has seemed like an eternity and a hopeless situation. I felt we were knocking on the door of divorce several times. I wondered at times if I could even continue to love someone who was being so cruel. I met with God daily and through His Spirit I made the commitment to love my wife unconditionally and stand for my marriage. Praise the Lord, my wife and I are trying to rebuild our marriage. There is pain on both sides and I am trusting God to do the healing. We recently spent the weekend together away and I am so grateful to God for what He is doing in our lives. My best advice is to trust God, constantly go to Him in prayer with all your pain. He loves you and your spouse. He will restore! Mark 10:9.”  (Indiana)

 | Page 1 | Page 2Page 3Page 4Page 5
| Page 6Page 7Page 8Page 9Page 10
| Page 11Page 12Page 13Page 14Page 15
| Page 16Page 17Page 18Page 19Page 20
| Page 21Page 22Page 23Page 24