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 2004 I was separated from my husband and had decided to get a divorce. God stepped in with an invitation for me to trust Him to restore my marriage. My husband wanted no part of it, so I began my stand, alone. I came upon this website, and every day I received much needed encouragement here. Three months into my stand, my husband asked me to move back home. It took another couple of years before I could see tangible change. Now, at the beginning of 2013, I can say that God did such a miraculous work in both of our hearts, and our marriage looks nothing like it did for the first 20 years! Standing was difficult, but I wouldn't trade one moment of it. I discovered God's heart in a way I had never known before! Letting Him deal with my own heart and my own issues, while at the same time learning to pray for my husband from the Word of God, and with God's heart for him, changed everything for me, especially my prayer life! And God was ever faithful!”  (Texas) 

"It has now been several months since our marriage was restored. My husband had moved thousands of miles away. Through much prayer our family will be celebrating our first Thanksgiving together in years. I have so much to be thankful for." (New Hampshire)

“Several months ago we parted, though we were still good friends. My heart, like many others, was broken. From day one the Father gave His word to me that He would rebuild us and reunite us. Ezekiel 36:6-12. God is faithful. My prodigal is returning. We are moving his belongings in each day. God is faithful dear standers. My refuge has been Jesus, and this website has been such a tool of blessing on how to respond to my husband while away, and zipping the lips, and totally trusting the Lord to carry us and care for us and restore us. Our restoration and rebuild journey together as husband and wife has now just begun. Praises to Him.”  (New Zealand)

"We were separated for two years and have been back together for over a year. It has not always been easy, but the Lord never promised easy. He has allowed both of us to share what God has done in our marriage." (Indiana)

“My husband left many months ago but we still kept in contact until a Facebook posting. Contact was completely cut off and supposedly he had filed for divorce. I found RMM and learned what it was to stand for your marriage. I also learned how God felt about divorce and I decided to stand firm on God's Word no matter what. I continued to pray for my husband and my marriage. God’s Word has been and is my rock. I now thank Him and give Him the praise. My husband is no longer with the OW and we are on the road to healing and working out our marriage. I told him God can restore what we had before and better for His Kingdom. Amen!”  (Texas)

“My prodigal and I have been restored for 6 years and I marvel at how God is still in the process of answering prayers that I prayed back then. I recently looked back at the scriptures I prayed over my husband and I am witnessing the transformation continuing even now. With God, all things are possible.” (California)

"I am praising God. My husband is wanting to come home. I thank God for this trial, for I have grown so close to Him during this time. We have a long road ahead of us, but with God as the center of our marriage, we cannot fail. I am so thankful for the many blessings God has given to me and my family." (Georgia)

“After five months of the Lord restoring our marriage, he blessed me with an amazing birthday gift. We are expecting our third baby! I can’t praise the Lord enough for all He has done in our lives. I feel honored to carry a child that belongs to God, and raise this child to one day be part of God’s kingdom. God has an eternal purpose for our lives; He wants a family of many children like Jesus (Romans 8:29). It’s a blessing having a restored marriage to glorify His name, and now a baby to raise for His glory. Thank You Lord!”  (Massachusetts)
"I just want to encourage other standers. For the past year I have stood for my marriage against all the odds. My church and my family, no one believed that God could restore, But after a year of separation my husband and I are reunited. Our marriage is being restored. Don't lose heart. God still moves and removes mountains. Don't give up Keep praying!" (Washington)

“Praise God! my husband came home! God kept speaking to me for months telling me He would bring him home. a couple weeks ago a verse I never read before jumped off the page. Ezekiel 36:8 - ‘but you, O mountains of Israel, shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people Israel; for they will soon come home.’ And a few days later he was here with all his belongings. The only thing I want to do right now is give all the glory to my Lord. He truly did it!” (Illinois)  

 "I am happy to let you know that my husband has told me he is home to restore our marriage completely. Just to prove that God can do immeasurably more than we can ask or hope for, my precious husband has now told me he loves me and that he thinks the world of me. Thank You Lord Jesus, for Your blessings. I give You all the praise and glory." (Canada)

“My prodigal has returned home. I am praising God for answering my prayers, as He said He would, and granting me the desires of my heart. It's one thing to hear songs on the radio, read the Bible passages of those touched by God expressing this same sentiment, but to feel it is beyond explanation. God does speak to us and He does answer prayer. My husband told me he 'kept seeing signs' telling him to come home. God was working the entire time I was wondering if He really was. Our God is an awesome God.” (Florida)

"I spoke with Charlyne on the phone in 2003 after my husband left home. Charlyne spent time with me and taught me about 'free will'  and how to stand. My husband finally returned home on Good Friday, 2004. My son and I were thrilled at what the Lord had done."  (Georgia)

"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 for restoring my marriage. I had been separated from my husband. I was led by Jesus to Rejoice Marriage Ministries, the source of my encouragement and wisdom. I had been praying and standing on the promises of God. My husband mailed me and said we will be reunited and living as a family in the country where he lives. Above all, my husband has grown in the Lord." (India)

"My prodigal and I have maintained a friendship after an emotional forgiveness letter I wrote to him. I have been praying and growing weary in my stand. We have started dating and getting to know each other again. The good thing is that we are learning trust and honesty during the process. We have agreed that this new start is a good start. God is so good and I know He is working." (Texas)

“Just as our local power company took time to restore the power to our home after Hurricane Wilma, so did God take his time to restore my marriage. The power company needed to make sure that everything was fixed and all the connections were intact. Then they needed to make sure that other people around us were ready. They needed to make sure that everything was 100% before they threw that switch, so that the power did not just flicker and then go off again, but comes on and stays on for good. This is how God has restored my marriage to my wife. After being separated for two years, we are finally restored. God will restore your marriage. If you try to do it yourself, your restoration will only be a 'flicker.' Let God do it. He knows what He is doing and He will do it right so that your family's restoration brings permanent 'light' to your home." (Florida) (From a man who attends Rejoice Pompano.)

“I am confessing that my covenant marriage is restored! God made me a promise and I believe in His Word. He is not a God that He should lie. After some years of separation and  months after the divorce, my husband said he loved me too! Praise God! It is not by anything I have done or said, my Lord gets all the GLORY! We are attending a family wedding in the near future, as a family. I am in awe of the unconditional love that He has for me and my family. Forgiveness was hindering my prayers and now I have a testimony that God does heal. Blessed is she who has BELIEVED that what the Lord has told her will be accomplished! Luke 1:45.”  (Pennsylvania)

"I wrote in the past about my wife and I being separated and then planning for divorce. By God's grace, we have reconciled. I moved back in our home in early December, just before our anniversary. We had a re-commitment ceremony at our church on Saturday and are now on our second honeymoon." (South Carolina)

"My husband and I are under the restoration process, I had the pressure of family, but our Lord led me each step. My parents are old and suffering and Dad urged me to divorce my husband. I told him that even if my husband is not worthy, Jesus is the only one "to undo the evil" (1 John 3:8). The love I have received in this trial has drawn me closer to God. I am still waiting for my prodigal, who is with me, but has not opened his heart with His Savior. God will open his eyes and heart." (Mexico)

"God really does heal marriages. I was the one who thought the grass was greener on the other side. When our marriage wasn't going according to my plan, I began to confide in another man. After divorcing my husband I was left feeling so empty inside. The other man was the one I thought would make my life complete. Thank God my husband was led to your ministry. He learned to pray the scriptures and stood for our marriage and prayed for my salvation. The Holy Spirit began to do a work in me. The Lord softened my heart and by God's grace I was saved. We have been remarried for over two years and our relationship with the Lord and one another keeps getting better. Please do not give up on your marriage or on God. What He did for us, He can do for you. Always remember that the grass is greenest where it is watered." (Michigan)

“I have been so blessed. My husband had moved back home, but in less than two weeks was seeing the other woman again. Many were the times I was tempted to stand up for myself, but God always reminded me that He was my defender. Last night my husband told me that she was out of the picture for good! He will be attending church with us on Christmas Eve for the first time in over a year. God is so faithful.” (Ohio)

"God has done an amazing work over the past year. I received an email from my spouse, who was deployed to Iraq, telling me he wanted a divorce. I was served with divorce papers. But God suddenly changed my husband’s heart. Without warning he decided to dismiss the divorce. We moved to a new state, he began a new job, and I am pregnant with our second child. God is faithful to keep his promises." (Georgia)

 

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

“Praise God! My wife left almost a year ago. After many nights of prayer, tears and walking with God, my wife has returned! Thank you so much for all the prayers from all you standers. Keep standing and God will bless you! There were times I wavered but God stayed faithful to His Word!”  (Maryland)

 "I walked out of my marriage in 2003 and quickly realized that I had made a mistake. After many mistakes that Charlyne warns against- seeking man's methods of restoration. I found myself lost and alone or so I thought. Then I discovered God's views on life, love, marriage and salvation. The road to restoration was frightening at first, but as I grew in the Lord and the more I focused on Him, the more I understood unconditional love and forgiveness. After being humbled and forgiven. My marriage was restored two years later. Now, I have the life and marriage that is founded in the Lord. In December, we celebrate our one year anniversary again. Praise the Lord. Rejoice Ministries was a lighthouse in my storm of martial problems." (Pennsylvania)

"I was the prodigal just one year ago when my husband gave me a few of your messages he had printed off his computer. At the time I read them, cried a little and put them away. Unfortunately my husband gave up his stand, but shortly after, God yanked a knot in me. I repented with Godly sorrow and soon found those messages tucked away. I needed them because my husband had become the prodigal. I am happy to report that my husband is home and I am continuing to stand for his return to his salvation and for our marriage to be restored better than ever before. Sunday, God gave me a beautiful gift. My husband and I, along with our three children and his parents, attended our church together for the first time in a long time. My husband even expressed that he had a great day. God has a terrific plan in store for my family." (Illinois)
"Praise God, my prodigal came home a month ago. He says he knows that the Lord brought him back and that he is here to stay. God is doing an awesome work in both of us. My husband has developed a fierce appetite for the Lord. Thanks you for your books, and the daily encouragement. God bless you both." (Delaware)

"It's been months since my husband came home and recommitted his life back to our marriage and back to our Lord Jesus Christ. Our marriage not only survived, but has flourished and is better than ever. Our son sees the changes and teases us because we are more affectionate and closer than ever. My husband still thanks me for not giving up on him and for loving him unconditionally. Our God does move mountains." (Idaho)

“My husband and I are starting life anew. I was in such shock on Christmas Eve when my husband wanted to stay at our house after opening gifts with our children and actually wanted me by his side. We talked for hours. He wanted to stay home. There is much healing that will need to take place, but the joy far outweighs the sorrow. I kept clinging to the message that God is in control.” (Ohio)
“The Lord took me on an incredible journey over two years after my husband left. The Lord provided for me where my husband failed to do so. Though I could not see it, and my husband gave me no signs of hope, the Lord was moving in his life and changing his heart. Then, on the day he left me, two years to the day, my husband asked me if he could come home. The next few months, after he was home, were not easy. I started thinking this was all a huge mistake. I was starting to fall away from my Lord, from my husband, and from my marriage. My once-prodigal husband had completely turned his life over and became a stander praying for me. I give all the glory to my Lord and Savior. Now, my husband and I have a happy marriage again with Jesus at the center. My husband and I are spending time together with the Lord each day and it's an amazing experience.” (Illinois)

"My husband apologized for all the hurt he caused. This week he called his attorney and is dismissing the divorce. The next day he drove hours to my home. We talked and then went over to our pastor and talked for another hour. My husband is making the restoration to his Lord. Before he left I gave him Bob's book 'Finding The Way Home.' I had it ready here for him for just that perfect time." (California)

“My husband and I were remarried last month. He thought I was the enemy but it was just the opposite. He was tricked like the prodigal by his ‘so called friends’ and I prayed and heard from the Lord for 11 years that he would return. He divorced me and I never heard a word from him. I got many attacks from the devil and so did my children while I was standing for our marriage. God got us through them all, but it was extremely difficult. I never dated, and was faithful to the call. Finally, on the date of our first wedding, I saw him on Facebook, and he clicked me as a friend. He admitted that all the messages from the Holy Spirit, and all the scriptures were true that God gave me. He was in awe that I had prayed for him all these years. His journey was not easy either, and he suffered as well as we did. We are all so happy to be reunited as a family, and it was worth all the praying. God is Faithful and HE DOES KEEP HIS PROMISES!”  (Florida) 

"My husband filed for divorce. I have been standing with the Lord for restoration and refusing to accept what I was seeing in the flesh. Things looked hopeless. Last night, my husband was at the house, gathering documents for the divorce when God turned his heart. This morning my husband has told me to cancel my attorney. He is dismissing the divorce and moving back home. God gets the glory." (Texas)

“In 1997, I moved my family from Stockton, California to Los Angeles to pursue a well paying, highly visible position in higher education. I quickly became caught up in the 'power of the position' and was intoxicated with the money, travel, and eventually the women. I filed for divorce from my wife and ruined my family. My wife and her family, being the believers that they are, stood for our marriage. I, on the other hand, was the typical prodigal husband and backslid from God. Bob, I mirrored all your actions and events in your life during your prodigal years, and unfortunately, them some. A few months before our divorce, I received a 'Charlyne Cares' at work and God immediately began to work on my heart. At first I dismissed ever wanting to re-establish a relationship with Jesus again. Then, I tried going to church with the other woman, neither of which was the answer. To make a long story short, I soon realized my mistakes, repented, cried a million tears, re-committed my self to Jesus Christ, moved back to Stockton. I re-married my wife in December 2000. God is so very good. I firmly believe in the covenant of marriage and am a living testimony of the power of Jesus. I was the 'poster child' for the lying and cheating prodigal husband. If God was able to fix my heart and save my marriage, He can fix anyone. Praise the Lord!” (California)

"After much prayer and fasting, standing, waiting, loving and forgiving, all by the grace of God, my beloved is home. We still have healing to do, but He who began a good work will continue until it is completed." (Illinois)

"I am praising Jesus. My husband and I are spending time together. We are now on the way to a restored marriage. He still needs to surrender to Jesus. I am confident that He who began a good work in my husband will complete it. We plan to buy a new home with Jesus leading and directing our steps. God has begun to restore relationships with our children and our grandchildren are thrilled to have grandpa back in their lives. We celebrated our granddaughter's birthday. It’s amazing just as God promised me. I keep looking to the Lord who will bring my husband back to Him. Thanks, Bob and Charlyne for your help." (Arizona)

 "The Lord brought my husband home. The experience changed me. The Lord guided me and encouraged me every step of the way. There were many times I felt like the loneliest person on earth, but The Lord pulled me through. There were so many things I am grateful that I didn't see or know about. I followed the advice to keep my eyes on the Lord. Satan distorts everything so I just believed what the Lord told me." (Arizona)

"My husband left with no warning. God put it in my heart to examine myself and how I contributed to the demise of our relationship. I started reading the Bible and then begin to focus on scriptures that spoke of marriage, wifely duties and faith. I started praying daily for restoration and continued to pray no matter what he said or did to hurt my feelings. I prayed a hedge of thorns around him and called out to God to stop what he hates (Divorce) and restore what he loves (Marriage). I prayed that my husband, who is a Christian, would be convicted by the Holy Spirit to turn away from sin and open his heart back to our marriage. I cried so many tears but remained faithful. Many times I would be about to give up but then God would encourage me with a sign and I would press on.   Suddenly my husband started calling me. I was able to express my regrets about my past behavior.  He returned home in September, praise the Lord." (Maryland)

"My wife and I were re-married in August and we are on our way to a restored marriage. Thanks for all of your help and encouragement. There have been a few bumps but I'm so positive we will make it this time. I continue to read Charlyne Cares every day. Nothing is impossible!" (Texas)

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

"My husband came home Christmas Eve and has been home ever since. There are still problems with our relationship, but he says he wants to work it out. My husband has started reading the Bible and I am so grateful he is trying." (Maine)
“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)
"I received a phone call from my husband after four years asking to meet with me. I have prayed for him and believed God to restore our marriage even though he divorced me. I knew God still saw us as married and I just lived my life for the Lord and stood for the restoration of our marriage. We got together and he wanted to ask mefor forgiveness. Then he wrote me a email telling me he still loved me and that the last couple of years he has been getting counseling and with the help of Jesus he is getting healed. He said he knows we will be back together some day, but he still needs some more healing and we will be back together in His time. We have met again since then and visited and we will be getting together again at the end of the month. He is going to be moving to another state for work and we will keeping in contact. This is a miracle that we are communicating so I am praising the Lord." (Oregon)

"I was sitting here praying and fasting for my husband that he would return home. I resolved to pray all night. He just returned home. Praise God." (Australia)

"Praise the Lord, my husband has come home 'suddenly'! Thank you so much for proclaiming that God heals hurting marriages. I learned to forgive my husband for everything, love him unconditionally, and stand for my marriage boldly proclaiming the word of God - my husband came home. We have been praying together every night. Thanks to your books I knew what to expect and I'm still standing for him to be saved and our marriage completely healed. I will continue to pray for hurting marriages and give my testimony to other couples in crisis." (Maryland)

“Recently God has been doing great things. Despite divorce, my prodigal and I are staying under the same roof. I have had some bad times but the Father always brought me joy. Throughout this entire trial I have been trusting in Jesus and He has not failed me yet. I am encouraged to see this through to total restoration.”  (Florida)

"My friend introduced me to your website. I asked God questions and wrote them down along with the answers like your tape said and kept the faith that the answers were from God. My husband came home as God told me he would and exactly the month God told me he would. My faith is stronger than ever." (Connecticut)

"To God be the glory. My husband came home suddenly a few days ago. God is good." (Texas)

“My husband committed adultery. I felt as if my life had ended. When I found this ministry, I felt alive again with hope in the Lord. I started to pray and have faith in the Lord. My husband decided to stay home and work on our marriage. I don’t know what happened, but I give all Glory to God and to this Ministry. Thanks and always trust in the Lord for He will do what he has promised. He's faithful.” (New York)
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