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!

"I have just come back from church and a couple who were involved in counseling told me that they were getting married again after four years of divorce. God is so good." (South Wales U.K.)

"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)

"My husband came home suddenly after several years of standing. We were back together for a year when my husband got sick suddenly and died a month later. It was all unexpected, but God brought him back home as he promised us all and I was able to take care of him while he was sick. I thank God for his last year at home with his family." (New York)

“I thank the Lord for what He has done, is doing and will do in my life. l used to read other people's testimonies and faiedl to understand what they meant when they said suddenly it happened. But God is faithful. He has enabled me to experience my suddenly for my marriage was restored suddenly. I really cannot explain except to say it happened suddenly. Thank You, Lord and RMM for standing with me. Will continue to pray for ALL standers to experience their suddenly.”  (Zimbabwe)

"After false returns, I was embarrassed to send a testimony. Now after months of restoration I can say my Lord has changed my husband’s heart of stone and has given him a heart of flesh. There is power in the Word of God. Thanks, Charlyne and Bob, for supporting me. Praise be to God." (Sweden)

“My husband came back to me one year ago. He is a Christian now and is completely transformed. This is what I prayed over him while he was away. I had a cross that reminded me to pray for my husband; sometimes two or three times a day.” (Texas)

“PTL! Fellow Standers, never give up. My spouse recently returned home. Psalm 147:15 (AMP) He sends forth His commandment to the earth; His word runs very swiftly. We are so happy that he is home and I know that God heals all wounds in His time. I pray my spouse will become saved. Keep praying and fasting, the Lord will deliver your prodigal home. Just keep the faith and know that it's not over ‘til God says it’s over. Please be encouraged by my testimony, God delivers.”  (Alabama) 

"Praise the Living Lord, my husband is home! Thank you, Bob and Charlyne, for your uplifting messages and insight into the prodigal mind. He is now home and leading our family in worship and God has turned him into a mighty man of God. I just wanted to encourage all who are standing to never give up. God is faithful." (Texas)
“Praise the Lord, my husband returned home. We had been talking more and more lately and yesterday said he was considering coming home. Today he called me at work and asked me to pick him up. He has already unpacked and moved back in.” (Arkansas)

"In the beginning of my stand, I didn't believe that the restoration that Bob and Charlyne and others reported would ever happen for me. The only reason I continued my stand was for fear of being disobedient to the Lord. My Lord made it clear hundreds of times through His Word that my marriage would be restored. My spouse would repent and that He would never break His covenant with me. I was to wait in silence, trust God, be patient, and not fear the circumstances.

"There is still work to be done, but after my husband saying he was never coming back, he has been back home for over eight months. He was still broken though and it has taken this long for the Lord to heal. On Mother's Day, the Lord gave me the most beautiful gift. My husband took our family back to our church for the first time in two years. Please don't give up. Wait on the Lord. He will not break His covenant." (Texas)

"My wife and I decided to give it another shot after being apart for months. When we went to church together, the pastor hit home with his sermon. Thanks to your using God's Word, it has changed me, and my outlook on life. My faith is stronger, and I won't stop now." (North Carolina)

"Praise the Lord my husband has been home for several months after months of separation. My husband moved away from me and our children. The Lord used this time to work in the both of us. Three days before my husband came back the Lord gave me Joshua 1:11: 'Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the LORD your God is giving you for your own.'  My husband called me and asked me to book him a ticket to come home. He is now a man of God." (Canada)

"After months of separation, God brought my husband home. Last Saturday we renewed our vows at our church. We stood together, holding hands in prayer and thanking God for healing and restoring our marriage. He has changed us both. God gets all the praise and glory." (North Dakota)

"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)

"Praise God my spouse has come home. I know that God is working things out and pushing us towards total restoration, praise Jesus. I was the unfaithful one, but I've given my life to God. I am excited about being back in His loving family." (Michigan)

“All the glory goes to God. My husband came back after several grueling months. I read these testimonies, wishing and, at times, doubting that I would get the privilege to write one. But God! Throughout the storm, when my husband's heart was hardened, God found a way to bring him back to me with a soft heart. I'm so thankful, and these testimonies gave me strength when I had felt like giving up. Please don't give up, God hears your cries and will not hold back when the time is right. The Lord gave me Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV). Call onto me and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things that thou knowest not as well as Matthew 7:7 (KJV) Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. I will keep praying for restored marriages all around the world. Don't give up, He is faithful.”  (California)

"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)

“Four years ago my marriage was coming to an end. It was a wilderness time for sure. Rejoice Marriage Ministries was such as blessing. Praise God my prodigal came home. During the last four years we have had so many blessings and miracles and have survived a failed business, job loss, financial devastation and illness, even while rebuilding our marriage. God's hand has been on our marriage this entire time. I just needed to open my arms and surrender and trust His plan. Next Sunday my church will air my testimony of God restoring our marriage. It will be broadcast online and over 2,000 parishioners will see it as well. God has arranged for the airing of this testimony exactly four years later, TO THE DATE, from when my husband left. I am so honored to share that "GOD HEALS HURTING MARRIAGES!!" I praise God that he rescued us and our testimony will be used to glorify Him. Please pray that it will inspire forgiveness and trust in the Lord. Thank you!”  (Maryland)

“My spouse and I have been reunited for over a year and we are very happy. Recently I have been pressing into God and praying for the salvation of my husband and my family. Two days ago he agreed to come to a church social coffee evening and he met a man that he got on very well with. Yesterday I ran into the OP at the shops and she gave me a very heartfelt apology. I gave her a hug and felt a load lift from us both. Nothing is impossible with God!”  (Australia)

“My husband left home while I was pregnant. He vowed never to come back, but God! After the baby's birth, he came home but it turned out to be a false start. He came back home again which can only be the work of God. I believe God is working on bringing him back to the Lord. I just want to encourage all standers, as in His Word in Luke 1:37, never forget nothing is impossible with God. Be encouraged.”  (Zimbabwe)

“After being separated for an entire year, my prodigal spouse made an announcement to my family at Christmas dinner, that he is coming back home to his family!! I was speechless and relieved after confirming what GOD said about not being ashamed. I placed my faith in His Word regarding the things of this world which are to fade away, but His Word and promises are forever! Amen, praise to the almighty Prince of Peace. I know we have a long road ahead of us, but I will continue to put GOD first in everything and I know we'll be fine. We've also begun to look for a new house to move into with our five children. I still hear Him talking to me daily, and I'm overjoyed that this is only the beginning of what He has in store for me and my family. So from now on, when things 'look' bad, I’ll count on my Father to bring me through, He knows what's best for us...GOD is awesome.”  (Georgia)

“I am praising God. My wife, in-home prodigal, who has been adamant about me leaving our house, speaking divorce and separation, asked me last night if I would be willing to stay and share expenses. She spoke with a softness not seen in months. I know God is doing heart surgery. How timely your devotion from yesterday about standers living at home. Thank you but, even more, thank God Almighty.” (Ohio)
"My husband filed for divorce about two weeks ago and prepared to move out. Thanks for him listening to a 19 year old son, on the same day, he canceled the filing and never moved out of our home. I praise God for this. He has told me the truth of his life, becoming an honest man again. God is working in him and in me every day." (Louisiana)

“Just three days ago, I got a call from my husband, whom I have not spoken to in a whole year. He told me how much I hurt him but it’s been hard to be without me. I asked him to forgive me and I wanted him to come home, back to Florida from North Carolina.  As I write this now, my husband is on his way home (driving). I know we will have a lot of work to do but I have learned over the last year a bit more about myself and have grown in the Lord and am still growing. If you know that you know that God told you to stand for your marriage, then STAND. I know that God has big plans for our marriage and one day I will be sharing how God saved my marriage. Know that Satan will try to have you give up but I’m glad I never gave up. Can’t wait to see my husband tonight!”  (Florida)

"I just want to share my experience. My husband and I had been married for 17 years when we got divorced this past April. We wereChristians who went astray for a time...long enough for Satan to snatch my soul temporarily and deceive me. I was divorced within 6 weeks and I thought I was happy. My husband never stopped praying or loving me. He remained faithful and trust God the whole time of our divorce. I was the Prodigal who was once lost, but thanks to God's mercy and my husband's faithfulness and prays...I am now found. God was there all along for me. No matter how hard I tried, I could not fight the will of God. God was always there speaking to my heart. The will of God is much stronger than any temptation from Satan. My husband and I were remarried on November 14, 1999."

“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) 

"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)

"I would like to thank the Lord God for leading me to Rejoice Marriage Ministries many months ago. I have been standing for my marriage. On Monday morning my husband called me suddenly and asked me if it was OK for Him to move back home and we take baby steps towards restoring our marriage. I could not be happier. He moved back in yesterday. I am in complete awe of the changes I am seeing in both of us. Our God is able. Thanks, Charlyne and Bob, for teaching us to stand for our marriages." (East Africa)

“I’m in such awe and am so thankful as I write this. My husband has returned home after many months of separation. I’m learning ways every day that my prayers were being answered when I thought nothing was happening. God used this journey to change me and my husband and now we are rebuilding together. I never thought I would say this but I’m thankful for my trial, God taught me so much through it. Please all you standers, be encouraged. There is always hope and God will use this for good. Be encouraged, rejoice always and pray without ceasing.”  (Tennessee)

"I wanted to praise the Lord for a wonderful holiday season. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas. I know my God will finish what He has begun in my home." (Georgia)

"My husband and I were having problems. He met someone and decided to move to another state with her. I was devastated and did not want our marriage to end but divorced him after pressure from him and others. I was online one night and came across Rejoice Marriage Ministries. I really felt inspired and started praying for my husband and our marriage. I had some doubt because I had never heard of standing before, but every time I looked at the site, I knew to keep going. After months with no contact we started talking again and I am thrilled to say we are now getting remarried next week." (California)

“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)

“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)

"My husband and I were married for 15 years. We separated in 2002 and divorced in 2004.I'm happy to inform you that we were remarried on 6/18/11.Marriage is serious business and needs to be entered into with much thought. It will  only work with God at the center. God says that he hates divorce. We should too! It is never the answer! I believed in the covenant I entered into and was going to remain single until God reconciled us or my husband died. It didn't matter what my husband did. I was responsible to God for the vows I took. Thank you for taking a stand for marriage. To God be the glory!”  (Florida) 

My husband filed for divorce and we were suppose to be in court, but I stood and told him we were not getting a divorce. I have prayed for him ever since I started standing. I have almost given up many times, but God would not let me. Yesterday my husband called and told me he was cancelling the court case and is coming to Germany with our children. He is willing to make our marriage work. Thank you, Lord. 'For nothing is impossible with God.' (Luke 1:37) Amen.  (Germany)

"My husband and I got back together after months of separation. I stood for my marriage the whole time, and thanks to God and "Charlyne Cares," I got through. We celebrated our anniversary last week. On that day, God tested my husband. He saw the other woman unexpectedly even though she lives miles away. He decided not to talk to her because there was no point. He didn't feel anything for her and felt happy with me. He told me he is where he wants to be and in the anniversary card he thanked me for not giving up on us, even though when we were apart he thought I was crazy for waiting for him to come back. God is amazing."  (United Kingdom)

"We were divorced, but I asked my husband to come back and he did. It is a miracle that he is back and we are a family again. God isn't finished with us yet and I covet your prayers." (Georgia)

 

"After years of standing, the Lord has won this battle for me. My wife said that she thought I might like to take her out for a meal as she thought I might have a question to ask her. She wanted me to propose. We went ring shopping the next morning, found the perfect ring for her, and went out for a meal. I got down on one knee and proposed and she said yes. Praise the Lord. A wedding invitation will be in the post! All glory to God." (United Kingdom)

"I give thanks to the Lord. My husband's attitude toward our marriage changed. He returned home a month ago and we have been very happy enjoying every minute of it. He is doing his best to make everything right again. I know I must continue looking to the Lord for help. The battle is not our, but the Lord's. God answers prayer."  (Florida)

“I got a call from my husband after a long wait of not hearing from him, telling me he missed me and he was coming home. He wanted to spend the rest of his life with me as we always planned. He has been home now for a short time and our marriage is stronger than it was before. There is work that needs to be done but this I know, God does come through and restores marriages as He is doing with mine. I will praise Him daily as he works on both of us as we are one again.”  (Florida)

"Thank you for your prayers. My wife and I have been back together for ten months. We have areas that still need healing but we are both trusting in God and are in the scripture every day. Your ministry is such a blessing. When everyone else said to get over it and move on, you encouraged me and led me to the trust in the Lord."   (Washington State)

"About one and half years ago I asked for a prayer partner here in New York, and the good Lord put one in my path. Last week she felt the Lord telling her to send her husband some property that he was seeking in their divorce settlement. When she did, after much dying to flesh, he was so taken by it that he came to get it and stayed for dinner and much conversation, and the promise to become friends again. The encouragement was well received by us both and we continue to pray and listen for the leading of the Lord. Please stand with us for this marriage." (New York)
“Thank God my suddenly happened last week! Normally I would have been working evenings, but my husband called me out of the blue! I began to cry and told him that I felt led to stand for restoration for our marriage. He told me he knew me or someone has been praying because his whole life is falling apart and he and the other person are not doing well. We spoke about God and about what we would expect if we got back together. He kept saying if and I kept saying WHEN because I told him that faith is not about saying but about believing and living it. I got a text that he wants to see me in a few weeks to ‘sign a form.’ It is funny because we have been apart for three years and why is it now I need to sign this? I believe it is God bringing us back together. It is written, the heart of a man deviseth the way, but the Lord directs his steps. I just wanted to praise my God for everything He has done and is going to do!”  (Tennessee)

“PTL! After months of prayer my marriage is being restored! I am so thankful to God for the changes that I am seeing in my husband, our family, and myself. With God anything is possible no matter how hopeless a situation may seem. Let God take control of all areas of your life and you will receive blessings that are better than what you could imagine in His perfect timing!”  (Georgia) 

"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)

PTL! My husband had filed for a divorce. The day of our hearing, the judge asked my husband’s attorney to make his statement and my husband stood up and said ‘I DO NOT WANT THIS DIVORCE, I WANT MY WIFE BACK.’ That was definitely my suddenly. I went alone and prayed for the Almighty God to carry me through this hard day and soften my husband’s heart, that today would be the time to do it Lord.  PTL, He came through just when I needed Him. Always have faith in the Almighty Lord, He is working in your favor even when it doesn’t seem like it. Never give up, God will never disappoint you. I was very weary at first, but God showed me He is always there. He loves you and your spouse. God bless and I will be praying for all prodigals and standers forever. Believe in His Word and have faith. It’s so powerful.” (New York)

We received a letter this week from a woman who has been a part of this Ministry for over ten years. Her file number is in the 300's on a list that now numbers in the ten thousands. For over ten years, she has received material from us, and we have been praying for her family. Since a weekend in the mid 1990's when she came to South Florida for a Rejoice conference, a photo of her family has been displayed on one of the photo boards in the Rejoice office. Look what the Lord has done:

"Just a note to let you know that my husband and I were remarried after being divorced for 14 years. Our marriage is still very much a work in progress. I know 'He who began a good work in me will bring it to completion.' Thank you both for all of your encouragement and help. More people need to know that God DOES heal hurting marriages!" (Ohio)

"My husband has been home for a few months now. Praise the Lord. I cannot tell you the date he arrived home. It was such a gradual process. I know that it will take a very long time for our marriage to be what God wants it to be. But I know who my Redeemer is. I am now visiting my parents while my husband stayed at home. I trust my Lord to keep us safe from the Enemy's grip while we are separated by miles once again." (Wisconsin)

"My husband and I were married for 20 years when he left for greener pastures because of sin and blindness on both our parts. After five years, the Lord got my attention, and after fully surrendering to Him, my husband came home unexpectedly after two non-covenant marriages. On the day he received a divorce from the second non-covenant at 10:00 A.M. we were remarried with our daughters as our witnesses. Seventeen years later my husband became emotionally involved with a young woman at work. He truly suffered knowing how wrong he was. The Lord restored him, and our marriage and we are more in love today than 45 years ago when we were first married. We praise God and give him all the glory for His love and for Bob and Charlyne's ministry. We are truly thankful. Things that are impossible with men are possible with God." (Oklahoma)

 "I would like to give God the Glory for restoring my marriage. My husband has been home for many months. At one point, it looked like he was on his way out again, but God is faithful. When He gives us a promise, we can count on it. It has been a long and painful journey, but I would not have it any other way. The relationship I share with the Lord was worth it all. I know that there is still a lot of work to be done, but God is in control." (New Jersey)

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