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!

"Praise God, my husband has returned home. Although he is not admitting that it was God who sent him home, I know that it was the Almighty. I knew my prayers would be answered, but I didn't think it would be so quick. We have a lot of work to do and I know we can do it because I refuse to stop standing and praying." (Florida)

“Praise the Lord! I got my miracle. My spouse is coming home and the divorce dismissed! I had several years of crying out to the Lord day and night. I am so happy! I was in anguish crying out to the Lord God and heard a still small voice tell me to wait. After reading everything I could on God and marriage and studying scriptures about marriage. I told God I would wait as long as it took. Every time I experienced another obstacle I'd pray and remember what God said and my promise to Him. It looked hopeless. Finally after being forced to sign a court appearance paper I turned it completely over to God. This is when I saw the hand of God at work! Now when I look back, I see He's been working the whole time. Amazing! He is faithful. Never give up. God will do what He has promised! He is love. Learn to trust! My journey has only begun… But God! A scripture which really helped in the last month was Psalm 91:4.”  (Nebraska)

"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)

“Praise our loving and forgiving God. My prodigal has come home and asked God and I for forgiveness. We are starting our new life together with God as our firm foundation.” (Florida) (She attends Rejoice Pompano Beach on Monday evenings.)
"Praise God my wife and I are back together again after 2.5 years of divorce and separation. She wants to go to counseling with me and work on our relationship. God is so good in his perfect time and not ours. Thanks for all your prayers my fellow standers in Christ Jesus and a special thanks to Bob and Charlyne at Rejoice Pompano Beach for all your support and help. Please continue to pray for us and our family as we move forward with the Lord in this new beginning together." (Florida) (He attended Rejoice Pompano Pompano Beach Bible Study.)

"I thank Almighty God for leading the way to restoration. My husband and I are dating again. He has invited me to church many times. God is faithful to His Word." (California)

"Praise the Lord, my husband has been home for several months. He has told me he will love me forever and would miss me if I wasn't around him. That's a big change from wanting a divorce just a few months earlier. More importantly he is spending more time around our children and that is a blessing. Thank You God." (Kentucky)

One night I was crying and begging God to let me know what to do in my marriage. I was sitting in front of my computer and felt led to look for help. I came across your web site, and it was my answer. I love so much what you are doing. Thank you God for sending me here. Your web site has taught me a lot and has led me to pray for my spouse. He decided yesterday to put his ring back on, and to come home. He has slowly been getting closer to me and the kids. He agreed to counseling. God has been so faithful. A small group I am in at church has told me the change they have seen in my faith. Praise God again. He is the only way out of the misery this world brings. I hope that anyone who doesn't want to forgive or forget, or is crying in misery will remember Jesus. He is the way maker. I wish I would have realized this sooner." (Indiana)
"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 for His goodness, grace and mercy. My husband, children and I spent the holiday together as a family visiting his family in another state. The trip went really well. My husband went to church with us for the first time in a long while. The pastor spoke on marriage, saying when we made our vows it was till death do us part. It was God’s confirmation. After we returned from our trip, my husband said he would be moving home this week. I thank the Lord for His continued faithfulness." (Virginia)

“I got your website from a friend and since that day it has provided inspiration and hope for my tomorrow. After struggling for 18 months, my husband has decided that our marriage of 16 years is worth fighting for. I bless God that he has left the other woman and returned both to God and his family. I realize that it is not always easy, but I thank God for restoration has come to my household. I want to encourage anyone else going through this, remember God honors covenant. As he was with Abraham, He will be with you, but you have to trust Him. Praying for marriages worldwide and ask that you keep us in your prayers, that God will strengthen us.”  (Bahamas)

“Praise God for He is good. My wife and I had breakfast yesterday and she hugged me and kissed me for the first time in three years. I have been standing for our marriage reconciliation since she left. Prayer does work, God has been with me and our children. She told me as she was hugging me that I should not be worried; soon we will be back together and when we do we will have to do a wedding. She told me she still has her wedding ring. I have never had such a happy day in my life. Jesus is King. I will praise HIM all days of my life.”  (South Africa)

“I just want all standers everywhere to know, that after a restored marriage for many years, I am still blessed by the daily email devotions. Standers, always welcome these encouraging emails to keep you focused on God's promises and direction in God's Word, as your job to pray and stand for your marriage does not end when it is restored. I still pray for my spouse, and I am still standing on the promises of God's Word. The daily devotionals encourage me to keep praying and keep abiding in Christ. God continues to bless me through them.”  (Colorado)

"When my husband walked out, I had a newborn baby, an 8-year-old and no job. The Lord taught me to completely trust in Him alone for everything. The Lord showed His faithfulness and was always there. Finally the Lord restored our marriage. Our family is back together and healed not because I or my husband did anything right, but ONLY because God stepped in and completely, miraculously healed our marriage. Praise Him!”  (Texas)

"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)

"I was praying for an Easter miracle. On Friday night (Good Friday) when I thought all was lost, my husband suddenly called and said he needed me. He said he needed to come home. He was done with the other person and really needed me. He had packed his car and was calling me from the road. God is faithful. All in His perfect timing." (New York)

"My husband has been home for several months. Last week he took it upon himself to pay our household bills, something he has not done for years. What I expected to see happening in the restoration of this marriage, is not how the Lord is working things. I have been praying daily for my husband and big changes are happening all around me. Prayer does work." (Wisconsin)

"God is good. My husband came home yesterday and desires to restore our covenant relationship. I praise God for reaching down and touching him, and that God gave me the strength to endure during these hard times." (New York)

“Praise The Lord. The Holy Spirit told me to call my husband and, despite my self-doubt, I did. My husband told me he is coming home tomorrow. All I can do is continuously praise God. I feel like a heavy weight has been lifted. Despite my negative thoughts and emotions, I kept on reading the Word and my daily devotionals. We are not perfect but look to God. He will make the impossible possible. Keep your faith and keep praying.”  (Maryland)

“PTL! God has restored my marriage after a year of standing. I felt like giving up but after praying and despite everything, I decided to stand for my husband. I prayed for his salvation and for the other relationship to end. The OW realized my husband needed to do the right thing. After a year God brought him back to us. We are in the process of looking for a house to move into together when his lease is up. Now, everyone knows when married couples are happy the devil tries to sneak in. Circumstances conspired to confuse my husband’s head and heart. But he said he is coming back to our family and will never leave me again. God is good!”  (Georgia)

“God does heal hurting marriages. My husband and I were separated for three months. He filed for divorce after abandoning me and my child. I have been praying and praying for God to step into his life so my husband can realize his mistakes. We were to go to court in January. My prodigal called me after Christmas to say he was filing a dismissal. The Lord does answer prayers. My husband has now repented and he wants a closer relationship with God. He has asked for my forgiveness. Hallelujah, he came home on New Year's Eve.” (Georgia)

"Praise be to our Almighty Lord. My spouse asked if he could come home. He will be moving in this week. He has shared that he is coming home out of obedience to the Lord. Our children are thrilled at the return of their father." (California)

"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 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)

"The Saturday before Christmas the phone rang and my prodigal husband asked me to open the door. He came home for five days to talk things out. I brought him to work with me on Christmas day and he played his guitar and sang Christian songs with the special needs people I work with. We went to a midnight church service together and listened to 'Stop Divorce Radio' into the wee hours of the morning. I couldn't have planned a better day. We are still unsure of who is moving where, but we are in agreement that God will be the head of this restored marriage. 'Cast your cares upon the Lord and he will sustain you. He will never let the righteous fall.'" (Connecticut)

"My husband came home in July. Seems things weren't as wonderful as the Enemy had told me they were in the far country. Just three weeks prior, my husband had encouraged me to get on with my life. After standing for two and half years, those words bounced off my shield of faith which had been hardened by years of battle. To God be the glory for the work He did in me, and the awesome work He continues to do daily in our lives. Thank you Bob and Charlyne. God used you both to help this baby Christian learn to stand firm on the rock of Jesus Christ." (Oregon)

“My husband and I are reconciled after a separation. I continued to stand for him and I learned to grow in the process. We thank God every day for His love and power. We are stronger than we ever have been. I'm so thankful for Charlyne's web site. You helped me to stay encouraged.”  (Florida) 

“When I first found Rejoice Marriage Ministries, my husband had left. I prayed and fasted. It was a difficult time. But then "suddenly" my husband came home with conditions. I said OK and slowly the Lord began to change him and showed him the truth without me having to say or do anything. The Lord handled everything and in 2008 we came back to our original home. It is now 2012 and you can’t imagine how much the Lord has blessed us. My husband is the most wonderful man in the world and he is totally different from what he was. But I believe we would not be where we are today had we not gone through this trial. Please don’t lose heart in your stand. God will bring your prodigal home.” (Texas)

"After a year of separation, my prayers were answered and my wife invited me back home and we are in love again. Praise God." (Pennsylvania)

“PTL, my wife has returned! After some years away and many months of standing, she rededicated her life to Christ and is currently going through the fires of repentance. She has begun referring to me as her husband again and is speaking of a ministry that we need to start to help others. All standers need to know, never to give up! This came suddenly and in a period of extreme silence. BUT GOD kept bringing me back to being obedient each time I wanted to quit. There is so much to praise but I want it known that I've heard so much from her that sounded like I was listening to Bob's writings. All the times I thought things were 'perfect' on the other side of the mountain, she tells me she was never happy. She said how the Holy Spirit never left her alone and finally got so loud that she decided to have a mustard seed of faith to leave the OM and come home. Not out of love (but the rekindling by the Lord is taking place now) but out of obedience. Now the standing really begins. Never give up!”  (Kansas)

"God is good. I was feeling depressed and lonely and I prayed those feelings away. I knew something big was going to happen and praised God in anticipation. The next day my husband showed up with his belongings, asking to come home. I am so grateful and aware that I am now standing firmer than ever because the enemy will attack more now than ever." (Texas)

“Praise the Lord, after many months, my wife is back home with my son. Every day I was supported by the faith in our Lord Jesus. Thank You, Jesus. There ìs peace in our marriage and we'll keep following the Lord’s path from now on.” (Honduras)

“After standing for my marriage for many months, my suddenly happened yesterday. Even though my husband said repeatedly that it was over and he was going to get a divorce, the Spirit of the living God has brought him home. Like the prodigal son, he is tired and hungry. I hold on to God's promises and Ezekiel 36 where He will restore my husband. He will show His Holiness through him. He will sprinkle water on him and he will be clean, He will put His spirit in him and give him a heart of flesh for his heart of stone. Isaiah 30:7 ‘and he will rebuild them as they were before.’ God is faithful!”  (Texas)

"My husband has been home for the last two months. As you often say, he returned home suddenly. Only four days before he returned home, he was trying to get me to answer some questions so he could complete divorce paperwork. I repeatedly refused telling him I would not and could not talk to him about divorce. We have been in marriage counseling since the day he came home. Each day I see the manifestation of the work God is doing in my marriage. I believe that he is now seeing the truth, God's plan is and has always been to restore our marriage. He has decided to finalize the adoption of our daughter, go on the family trip to Disney and to combine our finances again, all of which seemed impossible only a short time ago. I know my husband will soon be turning his life completely over to the Lord. All the praise and glory goes to our Lord, Jesus Christ."  (Georgia)

“My husband offered to housesit for me while the children and I went to see my parents. To make a long story short, my husband decided he was coming home and staying home and moved his things back. Praise God. He took care of everything, even when my husband kept insisting he would not be coming back, He brought him home, suddenly, unexpectedly. My husband’s response to me and others was, ‘Why would I want sausages when I can have steak at home?’ Amen.” (Australia)

"My husband and I are together again. God said to me through His Word  and to my heart that He would do it, and now God has been faithful to me. My marriage is better than ever." (Barbados)

"My prodigal husband returned home Thanksgiving Day. We married the very next day. Our children joined us to celebrate this long awaited day. God is faithful and His timing is perfect." (Florida)

"After almost six months of separation, my wife and I are getting back together. We have found that acceptance of each other and faith in our Lord is much more powerful than trying to go it alone. I was for sure our marriage was done when she filed the papers, but God changed our hearts, and pointed us in the direction we needed to go to reconcile our differences and to show us true compassion and forgiveness. Thank you Bob and Charlyne for the daily reminders to not give up on our marriage." (Tennessee)

"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)

"God is ever faithful even when we are not. My husband has been home for a year. Praise God, blinders are being removed from his eyes and he is finally acknowledging he cannot do without God and crying out that he is broken. God is able to anything." (California)

“Almost five years of separation, God has brought my husband home! He has been so faithful. I am so thankful for all that God has done in my own heart, in my family, in our marriage and in my husband’s heart. A few days prior to my spouse's return, God brought me to Isaiah 62:4. To all standers who want to give up, please don't. God's plan and purpose will prevail and you will be so blessed. You may not know it now, but your spouse is taking notice of all that you do and someday you will see the soft heart the Lord gives. Be blessed dear standers, fight the good fight for HE is faithful and He has called YOU!”  (New York)

"I give my God the glory for sending my husband back home. He is coming home tomorrow. Thanks for this ministry for preparing me for this miracle as I waited in anticipation for my husband to come home. I will continue to stand on God’s promises and put Him first in my life. He has done a work in me to humble me and I thank Him." (Canada)

"After being separated over a year, God is in the process of restoring my marriage. My husband is living at home again on the weekends and works out of town all week. God has done this, despite the fact that my husband had an affair, a non-covenant child, left me, left the ministry and our church. But God is faithful. What God has promised, He is also able to perform."  (Texas)

"I just wanted to agree with you about the necessity of the one who is standing to remain faithful and obedient to the Lord. I know it is hard, and sometimes so very dark. However, let one who held on to the promises of God say that it is more than worth it!!! My husband and I were discussing just last night why did it take so long? I know why. God was not only working on my husband, he was working on me. I am not the same person that I was 5 years ago, praise God. So, I just want to encourage those who are standing to let the light of God shine in their own lives so He can make you the mate He intended you to be. Then when God restores it will be incredible."

"My covenant spouse came home in a suddenly. I had claimed in prayer Proverbs 19:2, Ezekiel 36:26, and Exodus 14 to take a stand against the divorce and the other woman. He went to see her in the UK. He had just told her goodbye and to return to her husband when he was hit by a car as a pedestrian. He broke both wrists. He called me from the UK hospital to ask to come home. Our three young children now get a new heritage of restoration. Praise the Lord for His victory over the enemy's schemes!"  (Texas)

"My wife and I have been divorced for six months today. Two weeks ago I bought a home 170 miles from where we used to live. Today she called and it turns out she moved two weeks ago and is only 20 miles from where I live now. The reason for her call was to tell me she was tired of the life she was living and she is ready to come home. She said she loved me and missed me and had never let go. She came over shortly after she called and said she wants to get married! Praise be to God! This evening, on my way home, I saw a rainbow. I remember recently in the daily devotionals something about, 'One day we will all see our rainbow.' Well, today was the day. God's message to me these last months was to wait, be patient, and let Him take care of things. While it was hard at times, once I was finally able to 'Let go, and let God,' He stepped in. God is so amazing. I can't thank Him enough. I know my wife and I have only just begun the process of restoration, but I also know that the Lord will see us through it. Thank You, Father God, for your love, compassion, and your guidance. All honor, glory, and praise to you, Heavenly Father. Never, ever, give up hope." (Florida

“I want to share my restoration story. God is AMAZING! I was unfaithful, selfish, unappreciative, and worst of all, not following God as I should. During my time separated from what meant the most to me, I had time ALONE to realize how bad of a person I had been to my wife. I attended a church while away where every message seemed to be directed at me. It was God correcting my heart. I have been back for almost a year now and pray with her every day.”  (New Mexico)

 "Your ministry has had an impact on building my faith and standing for my husband. I am from Sri Lanka and my husband left me. My  Lord took over as I called to Him in the day of trouble. I sought the Lord with all my heart and He began speaking to me through the scriptures. I journaled everything and He even told me from Psalm 81 that I could rejoice. My prodigal walked through that door and we are now working things out together in the Lord's paths." (Sri Lanka)

"My husband is now back at home and staying in the spare room. He says the affair is now over. Praise the Lord. I am believing that our marriage will be fully restored and most importantly that my husband will be saved. God is truly working in our lives." (England)
"Today is my wedding anniversary and I have a lot to rejoice about. My husband is home and we are celebrating together. The Enemy came in and tried to have his way and that's when I found your website and I am standing ever since. Although my husband never physically left, God brought his heart home and today we can celebrate each other. God has been so good and so faithful to us. What a great big God we serve." (New York)
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