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!

"Last Sunday my husband came home. He said that he missed us and wanted to come home, if I wanted him to. I told him that he was missed and we wanted him home. I praise God that I was home when he came, because I was supposed to be out of town. Thank you for your ministry which helped me greatly with my stand." (Arizona)

(posted 8/4/2006)

"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)

(posted 4/3/2009)
“My prodigal and I attended church together on Sunday. I had taken my coat off and placed it, my purse, and Bible between us. He asked me to move my things on the other side of me so we could sit closer together. He held my hand during service. When the bishop asked first time visitors to stand, my husband stood and was welcomed with hugs by members of the congregation. When church was over, I asked my husband if he was he going to the meet the bishop. He said, ‘Next Sunday.’ I asked, ‘Are you coming back?’ He said, ‘Of course I’m coming back to church with my wife.’ Hallelujah! Proverbs 3:5 (KJV)Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Standing on God’s promises.”  (Maryland) (posted 12/11/2014)

"I first give honor to God, my Lord and my Savior. My husband and I are living together under one roof. This is a big step considering we both had separate places and separate lives. We were separated for nine months. My husband called me one Sunday after church and we have been together ever since. The Enemy found a way into our marriage through our separation and I am dealing with some things. I know God works everything out for our good and I have to leave that to Him. God knows he is "at home" with my marriage."  (North Carolina)

(posted 11/21/2006)

"Our Lord has restored my marriage and my husband and I are spending time together and enjoying each other like we are dating. We are making plans for our future and we owe everything to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." (Georgia)

(posted 12/8/2007)

"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)

(posted 12/8/2006)
"My prodigal returned home recently. I am thankful to your ministry for encouraging me daily to stand and believe. I know that I still need to stand as my spouse needs to be strengthened in the Word, and get his life back on track, but I know all of this will happen in God’s time. My desire and prayer is for God to be glorified in the complete healing and restoration of our marriage, so that we can be a support and strength to other couples. I will continue to pray for Bob, Charlyne, other standers and prodigals."  (Connecticut) (posted 1/19/2011)
 "I thank my Lord for His faithfulness. My husband and I separated. The Lord brought me to your web site and I began my stand for the restoration of my marriage and for the restoration of my husband's spiritual walk with the Lord. After many difficult situations, God has brought my husband home today. God is faithful." (Texas) (posted 3/22/2007)
"My husband came back on my birthday. It has been so wonderful to have him home. Please pray for us. God is working every day. He is faithful. God bless you all. I will keep praying for all marriages." (Florida) (posted 11/20/2004)
“PTL! My ‘suddenly’ is happening. My prodigal invited me to his house. I was tempted not to go for fear it would invoke emotion but I am so thankful I went. I had glamorized his new home and life and God showed me he is not happy. We have a long way to go, but I know God is working faster then I imagined! Anyone who heard my testimony would be blown away by the amazing things God has accomplished in my life and in such a short time considering my circumstances. God will finish what he started – have faith! He loves your prodigal more than even you do and will restore what He intended us to be!” (Arkansas) (posted 9/29/2014)

“My husband and I have been divorced three years.  I had no thoughts of reconciliation because our marriage had been very troubled.  But God!  The Lord began to work and cleanse my husband during this period.  He drew closer to Christ and began to pray for our broken marriage.  Recently, I found Rejoice Marriage Ministries and I also began to pray for a new marriage.  Praise God we have reconciled!  We are more in love than we ever were and we will remarry soon.  Best of all, my husband now has a real relationship with Christ.  He now has rejoined our church and we attend as a family.”  Restored in Ohio

(posted 10/1/2012)

“Men, it is difficult for us to wait for a prodigal wife. Images come to our mind that kill us. But STOP! They are lies from the enemy. I had many months of complete and utter silence from my wife until I gave in to God's will and trust. One month later she came back with tears, fear, and a greater love. Remember to pick up your cross and follow Christ. God will renew your home, just as He is rebuilding mine. Amen!”  (Texas)

(posted 4/15/2013)

"Nothing compares to the promise we have in Jesus. After years of separation and divorce, my prodigal and I were remarried one month ago. A year ago, there was no indication of reconciliation. He was still trying to marry someone else. He started the journey home and a few months later was talking about our future. I never took off my wedding band during the journey and now I have a new one with rubies because my husband says I am the Proverbs woman whose price is far above rubies. I wear them both. God is faithful to perform what He what He has promised." (Illinois)

(posted 8/4/2006)
“The Lord is faithful. My spouse and I have been living separate lives under one roof. We were sleeping in separate bedrooms but I had faith in the God who says in His Word He hates divorce. My husband had gone to the lawyer and wanted a divorce before end of December. Instead, one morning he woke me up saying he is sorry and wants a fresh start. God is great and I know with Him by our side, happiness will be restored in our home and family. God is faithful, just hold to His Word.”  (Zimbabwe) (posted 1/12/2015)

"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)

(posted 8/30/2012)
"Since my husband returned home four months ago, Satan has attacked us relentlessly. However, Almighty God has won every battle for us. He has turned the bad into good every time. Thank you Charlyne and Bob for warning standers not to stop standing after our prodigals come home." (New York) (posted 11/11/2005)
"Praise the LORD! The day before our wedding anniversary my husband and I met with the lawyer to dissolve the divorce. It will be filed with the court on our anniversary. My husband returned suddenly before Thanksgiving just as Charlyne has taught. Thanks to this ministry for declaring the good news about God's ways. To God be the glory for the great things He does. Only He can restore, and what He joins together let no man separate." (New Mexico)
(posted 8/30/2012)
"God told me to be still and He would fight for me. It truly is darkest before the dawn. Monday I was so depressed I didn't go to work. God told me to expect my husband home, and to believe it was already done, and not to let my words and doubt stop my miracle. Well, I held on to God's promise and after months of separation, my husband called and wanted to see me. By the next evening all his things were moved back in the house. I'm writing this as I lay next to my husband. God will do it, just believe and be patient, everything I prayed and confessed has manifested." (Pennsylvania) (posted 1/28/2011)

"Shortly after I left my husband and arrived in my sublet to start my new life, I heard God telling me that I would not divorce my husband but stand in the gap and pray for his salvation and that He would heal and restore our marriage. God led me to Rejoice Marriage Ministries who became our marriage counselor with hundreds of miles between us. God first began a great work in me, healing me and showing me the error of my ways. Now, praise God, I am back home after nearly a year and God is working on my husband as I continue to stand forever. Praise God." (North Carolina)

(posted 8/6/2010)
“Praise the Lord. He is such an awesome and merciful God. My suddenly is here. My husband and I have reunited. And our Lord has blessed us in so many ways. Miraculous. Please keep standing for your marriage and don’t ever give up. Please continue to pray for my marriage and I will continue to pray for all of you. God Bless all of you.”  (Arizona) (posted 2/9/2015)
"My husband moved home last week. We are planning on marriage counseling, and he is involved in a mens accountability group. He is going to look into further counseling for his addiction, but by God's grace we are a family again. Your site has been an inspiration for me to believe in God working miracles." (Washington) (posted 1/28/2005)

“Wow! I don’t even know where to start. I have been standing for my marriage for almost two years. Last month I decided to fast and pray for 20 days for a breakthrough with my prodigal. He was living with the OW so there was little communication between us. I received many signs during this time to continue my stand. Five days after my fast was complete my ex-husband called me and asked me to come home right away. When I got there he hugged me and our daughter very tight and said that he was home! We got married four days later! This was from a man who said that he would never marry again....BUT GOD! It happened ‘all of sudden’ just like RMM said it would. I'm so grateful for this ministry that gave me daily hope. Our God is awesome! Even when we don’t see it, He is working it out! Please standers, don’t give up! He will do just what He said He would do!”  (Kentucky)

(posted 4/14/2014)

"I would like to thank God for bringing my prodigal husband back home after false starts. I gave up my hope for a while and became a prodigal also. We both almost got married to other people, but to God's glory He restored my marriage, saved and changed my husband and we were remarried on May 7th." (Tanzania)

(posted 5/21/2010)
"God bless you. I need to share with you and all of those men and women who are waiting for the restoration of their marriages -- TRUST GOD and WAIT. My husband and I were at the brink of divorce. I had become depressed, desperate and was losing faith -- I even became suicidal--yes, how we sometimes open doors to satan and how fast he works to try to destroy us. However, one night at work, I was browsing through the Christian sites and found your site. I read and printed out the Standers Affirmation. Despite the fact that my husband kept telling me that he no longer loved me and to please come to terms with truth and reality and let go, I then decided to go unto my God and Savior and plea for the restoration of my marriage. He was having an affair and I felt in my heart that my marriage was over. He would humiliate me and tell me all sorts of hurting things. I in turn would tell him that I loved him and that I needed him. I then decided to keep silent and let God take over. As I prayed I told the Lord to help me accept the truth. I then confronted him and told him that even though I loved him and wanted my family and marriage to be restored but that I was going to let him go being that he felt he had found happiness and love. To my surprise he bowed his head and told me that he was not going to let his family go for anyone. I told him that I forgave him and that we needed to forget the past and start a new life. He agreed. (posted 11/20/2004)
"My husband decided that the pressure to be responsible for a wife was more than he was willing to work at any longer. I was served divorce papers after his first 30 days from home. After flip flopping from faith to fear, one day I clearly heard from God that my marriage would be restored in His time. I dug my heels in and committed to standing for my marriage come what may. I told (my attorney) that he would be witness to a miracle straight from heaven. He scoffed. After nine months of our separation, we ended up at the same social event. At the end of the evening, he walked me to my car, where he blurted out, ‘I want to come home." Hallelujah! I could have never imagined it would happen this way. After being home for three months, we conceived another blessing. January, 2004, our gift arrived, a beautiful daughter. We continue to move towards total restoration and healing a year and a half later. We are living on 'the other side of a kept promise'" (Texas) (posted 1/28/2005)
“My husband and I divorced in 2003. I started standing in 2004, and we were reunited in 2005. We are getting remarried this month. God restored our marriage and so much more. He gave us back all the years we lost. Our young son cannot remember our time apart. God is amazing. Bob and Charlyne, thank you for your daily Word. It pulled me through so much.” (Texas) (posted 8/19/2005)

"I've been standing for the restoration of my marriage for years. Yesterday my husband who has been living in another state told me that he wants his family back. We have adult children and grandchildren and now, Praise God, my husband misses and wants his family back! To God Be the Glory for all the great things that only He could have done." (Alabama)

(posted 11/2/2007)

“My husband moved home some weeks ago. I don't even have words. BUT GOD. After all of the mountains and pain and hurt. God has brought restoration to our home and started the healing process. I don't know what to say. We have so far to go, but God is here and He is healing us and helping my husband find his way. I don't even have words for how thankful I am, to Him be ALL THE GLORY. Thank You, Jesus. Not for a moment did I ever walk alone. Don't ever give up your stand. With God ALL things are possible.”  (Tennessee)

(posted 11/25/2013)
"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) (posted 1/28/2011)

After several months of separation with no contact, my husband called on July 4th to tell me and the children to have a safe holiday. He began to talk about marriage counseling and us getting back to together. He invited us to a game of his. That night he packed up and came home with me and the kids. This was after no contact and no hope other than the Lord for many months. It came so quickly. I pray now more than ever that we can be the husband and wife that the Lord requires us to be. Praise God." (Alabama)

(posted 7/25/2008)

“PTL - my husband is home! The other person kicked him out and he and all his stuff have been home for over six weeks now. It has been just like Charlyne said- totally, suddenly and unexpected. Although my precious husband is grieving the broken soul tie and relationship, I see signs every day that God is doing a new thing in his heart! And even though we are divorced on paper and he is sleeping on the couch- he is HOME! He and I are talking more than we did our first years of marriage. He even mentioned getting married (jokingly- but I claimed it in Jesus name!) We have been out on dates together and are pretty much getting to know each other again. It's been many years of him being gone and it looked so completely hopeless. Even though the other has been ‘brought’ home with my husband in his grief - I know to keep praying for her, her family and mine. God is no respecter of persons - if He did it for me, He WILL do it for you! Ephesians 3:20.”  (Minnesota)

(posted 6/10/2013)

“I praise God Almighty for He is powerful and faithful. My beloved is on his way home. God is a resurrection God who keeps His promises. He called me to stand and gave me many verses, signs and miracles. My Father started with me and then began a work in my husband. He restored the love first and then a yearning that would never go away. My husband and I still have some obstacles but I know God has it already worked out. Now I stand stronger for the next part of the journey. All the glory and honor belongs to our Savior.  Hebrews 10:23...for He who promised is faithful.”  (Ohio)

(posted 3/25/2013)

"After four years of standing through trials and tribulations, my husband is home. Praise God. On Sunday at church God told me that it was granted and my husband came home this week. I give all of the praise to God because through all of this I became closer to Him and I am thankful for all of it. My family is back together for the Holidays and many more to come. Thank you, for your words of encouragement, love, and support. My prayers will continue to go up for those standers still waiting. God answers prayers, Amen." (Texas)

(posted 11/21/2006)

“After almost two years of praying and standing, not giving up and keeping the faith, my husband has returned home. Please don’t give up on your spouses for any reason, I am a true witness. God Bless.”  (North Carolina)

(posted 3/25/2014)

“A few months ago I was ready to give up on my marriage. The divorce hearings were proceeding and everything just seemed hopeless. I was directed to this site and I found out that I was not wrong in thinking that God did not want me to move on. I told my husband this and it didn't have an immediate effect. But I just knew that I could not give up. I submitted my court date in December, which was supposed to be my final one, and it was rescheduled to January. The last week of December my husband called me to come talk. Last week he moved back in and today he filed papers to cancel the divorce. Praise God! Although there's work to be done, I know without a doubt that we will make it.”  (Wisconsin)

(posted 2/5/2013)
“For the first time in over 20 years of marriage, I have received from my prodigal a dozen beautiful Red Roses for Valentines. The Lord must be working on this man's heart. We are making plans now for remarriage. All praise to His Glorious Name.” (England) (posted 2/17/2006)

"During Holy Week my prodigal who divorced me last year began moving things home. On Easter we spent time with both extended families after no contact with them in years. Hallelujah, Jesus is risen and He is resurrecting our marriage." (Ohio)

(posted 4/17/2009)
Need a break from reading? Listen to Rejoice Marriage Ministries. (posted 11/20/2004)

God does answer prayer. What seemed impossible happened by God`s touch. My husband came home after Thanksgiving. Our problems were deep, yet I could talk to my husband and he moved back home so quickly. I am praying for complete restoration of our marriage. Thank You Lord." (Connecticut)

(posted 12/4/2009)

“Praise God, He is worthy. After standing for some time, my husband has purchased a ticket to join me and our family in my home country at the end of the month. I was given Ezekiel 36:36 early in my stand and dreams and confirmation of what my God would do and He did what seemed impossible to man. God is still working on saving my husband but I believe my rhema word throughout my stand, ‘He is Able.’ Ephesians 3:20. I also thank God for my support prayer partner and dear friend. I thank God for leading me to this site and thank you Rejoice Ministries for all your support. I have grown with my Savior and can now say He is my idol and not my husband. Our God is a jealous God!! Standers don't give up, keep praying, fasting and believing. I will still continue by God's grace to do my fasting and prayer for God is not finished. My testimony and my marriage and myself and my husband will proclaim to the people round about us that God's name will be PRAISED!!!”  (Saint Lucia)

(posted 9/17/2012)

  "Even though my husband stayed in close touch with me for all the years, I never had the first clue that he was so close to coming home. One day my husband came over and we starting talking about God. My husband was having a hard time sleeping at night. He said he kept feeling like he was almost hearing voices. I sent him home with some material. A few days later, he email me and asked about moving back home. He said he knew he had a lot of issues to work through, but knew he could do it if I would give him a chance. God's timing was perfect as we were able to celebrate our anniversary together."  (State withheld due to ongoing nature of this restoration.)

(posted 11/10/2006)

"My husband of 25 years and I were separated for eight months, including the holidays last year. People, including my pastor, told me to file for divorce. I was devastated and asked God what he wanted me to do. I kept receiving the word "stay." I drew closer to God than I've ever been. My husband came home eight months ago. It hasn't been easy, but I thank God every day that my husband is home and that he will stay home. I stand on Hebrews 6:15; 'Then Abraham waited patiently, and received what God had promised." (California)

(posted 11/20/2006)

"My husband called and asked if we could talk about getting back together. God is so great. He continues to work on both myself and my husband everyday. My husband got his Bible out for the first time in months and asked others to pray for him. 'Thank You, Precious God, that You never fail and that You can do anything.'" (Texas)

(posted 11/16/2007)
"My husband has returned home. I had been reading, fasting, and praying. I learned what my part had been in contributing to our marital problems and began a prayerful change. I did all I could, and ultimately put my trust in the Lord. The events in the 24 hours that led up to his sudden return confirm for me that it was all in God's hand." (Arizona) (posted 11/11/2005)
"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)
(posted 2/18/2011)
“Praises to Jesus, the King of Kings! My husband came home yesterday after two years of living away from home. My suddenly truly happened. There were so many individuals discouraging me from standing and praying for my prodigal husband. Thank you RMM, as I have learned to ‘zip my lips’ and I have grown so much spiritually. Please do not give up praying ever, until your spouse is back home. My husband sent me a text message yesterday, stating he loved me very much and he wanted to make our marriage work. I will continue to pray for you all and Jesus will do the rest. Never give up hope.”  (United Kingdom) (posted 9/11/2014)

"My prodigal came back and we have been living together many months now as a family. I know that God is in control and is continually working on my husband. Even when I told God I was giving up, He would inject my prodigal into my life again, to remind me to stand firm. Thank you Bob and Charlyne. Without you, my family would still be broken." (Texas)

(posted 10/11/2007)

“When I began my stand, my prodigal cut off all communication with me at that point after moving to live with his parents. I began daily prayers and I quit my ‘works of the flesh’ to bring him home. Yesterday I asked God if my stand is real. This morning I found a 3,000 word email from my husband. Praise Jesus! My husband wants to come home but he's scared. He was able to share with me why he left. Now I know what I need to work on.”  (Idaho) 

(posted 3/25/2013)

"Tomorrow I am leaving this place to begin the journey to reach my husband who is working far away. I told the Lord that if He would turn my husband’s heart to want his family together, I would go wherever that meant. Little did I know it would be on the other side of the world. Praise God for what He is doing and His great love towards us." (Virginia)

(posted 8/14/2009)

“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)

(posted 8/1/2013)
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