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!

Hallelujah! Praise God! What He had promised to me in the beginning of this year has come to be fulfilled. My husband is home! After a dramatic and very painful time apart we are now in our new home together. There are still battles in the heavenlies and the restoration is just getting started, but God has shown His faithfulness. God confirmed what He had done by leading me to two different verses from His Word, Jeremiah 29:10-12 and 2 Samuel 7:21-23! All Glory to God! Jesus is the bright Morning Star who has brought my beloved home. God still performs His miracles.”  (Malaysia) 

(posted 10/29/2012)

"I kicked my husband out in a dramatic scene. That was my big mistake. I should never have taken things into my own hands. I should have gone to God first. After months of separation and waging a truly spiritual war against Satan, my husband came home for the Glory of God. I have turned my life to God and am grateful for what happened because it brought me to Him. Thank You, Father."  (Florida)

(posted 7/13/2007)
“I want this to encourage those who are praying for their spouses. I prayed for my husband for years, while we were together and after he left home. There were times I’d get so down and discouraged, but the Lord always had a way of picking me back up and helping me stand. My husband is now home, we are seeking spiritual counseling and working toward a healthy, whole marriage, allowing God to be the center. Be encouraged! Nothing is impossible to God. I learned to hold on to God and not to look at my circumstances, not to compromise God’s Word or who I am. I thought I was waiting on God but He (God) was waiting on me to allow Him to fix things without my help.”  (Minnesota) (posted 2/16/2015)
“PTL! My at-home prodigal had been involved in an affair for several years. During that period I used to pray and fast but the affair still continued. By the grace of God, just when I was just about to give up on my marriage, I came across this website. I learned that it was not all about God ending that other relationship but about God changing my inner self first. I learned to trust in God and to let go of all my bad habits. I learned it was important to pray that God first brings my husband to a point of repentance. Right now my husband is a changed person and he has ended the relationship with the OW. God is just so faithful.”  (Zimbabwe) (posted 12/5/2014)

“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)

(posted 11/18/2013)
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“Last week I ‘legally’ re-married my covenant wife. It truly is a miracle. God has guided us through the storm, and he will continue to do so. I am so grateful! I am so thankful for this ministry. When my wife left several years ago, within a week, a friend from our Bible study knew of a female stander at her work and that woman gave my friend some information and told me about RMM. I was listening to Charlyne's Me Trust God, Now? CD. I screamed in my truck "God, I do trust you but I want proof that you will restore my marriage!!!". At that moment, a Covenant Transport Truck was on the other side of the highway! Many times the ‘natural’ seemed crazy and impossible. But God knew differently. Thank You Lord, Amen! I pray for all standers, many of whom have been waiting much longer than me.”  (Washington)
(posted 7/3/2014)

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)

(posted 9/1/2006)

"My husband and I separated and he said he was never coming back. He was very strong in his decision to divorce me, and I was strong in my decision to stand for our marriage. A couple weeks ago, my husband came back. I let him know that he is loved and forgiven, by me and by God. Miracles do happen." (California)

(posted 2/1/2008)
"After finding out about my husband’s affair, my mind was made up that I was getting a divorce. Praying to God that my next husband would be a good and faithful one, God spoke to me. He said 'You already have a husband. Just be patient.' Being patient is easier said than done but I wanted to obey God. My husband remained in our home. As I relied On God, His Word and promises, it became easier. With much prayer and fasting my husband’s actions began to change. Then one day he apologized for hurting me and our family. He thanked me for staying by his side and keeping our family together. God is good." (Illinois) (posted 1/19/2011)
"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) (posted 11/20/2004)
"A year ago my wife left me, and this weekend we will be moving in together. God has brought us back together so let's praise Him." (Alaska) (posted 11/20/2004)

"Through following God's Word, and staying in faith, this weekend was a breakthrough. We are now talking of re-marriage and doing it right this time, with Christ as the center of our marriage. Praise be to God."  (Louisiana)

(posted 8/3/2007)

“I have been fasting and crying out to Jesus. I gave it all to Him, but asked, ‘Lord I don’t want anything that is not in your time, but Father have mercy on my broken heart. If it is Your will and time, O Lord please bring my bride back. If it’s not Your time then I'll deal with it, just have mercy, O Father, on my heart.’ That night I must have woken up ten times frantically looking for my phone, and I didn’t even know why, but I never found it. I woke up in the morning and I felt God telling me to go get my phone right now, so I did. When I looked at it I saw that I had a text from my wife. She said that she didn’t know what to do anymore. She knew what she was doing was wrong and that I am her husband and she loves me with all of her heart. She said that she wanted me to come home! I immediately broke down and began to cry and praise the Lord. Praise the Lord for all of His power and majesty, as well as His mercy and grace. I know we still have a long road ahead of us to full recovery, but the Lord will get us through! Thank You my Lord and Savior, my rock and my refuge, I love You Jesus!”  (California)

(posted 9/30/2012)

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

(posted 2/5/2013)

“I thought my husband’s leaving was all my fault. After a week of separation I found out about the other woman. I stood for my marriage; I never gave up. I tried and tried to speak to him but he refused. One day he decided to talk to me and we had a good talk. The week after that he called me for lunch. After several months of separation, he moved back home after breaking off the relationship. We just celebrated the best Thanksgiving ever. We are still working on restoring our marriage but we know it will be better than ever before. My husband has thanked me for not giving up on him. I am thankful for God's faithfulness and mercy!”  (Oklahoma)

(posted 12/10/2013)
“I had been struggling with the need to end a prodigal lifestyle, and the yearning to re-unite with my abandoned loved ones, but just didn't how or where to start. Your e-mail devotionals, in tandem with a miraculously leading through the ministry of my local church, helped me see that all I had to do was strongly believe it possible, and prayerfully take the first steps. I took those steps of faith with God, and have regained joy by being very warmly embraced by my loved ones.” (Nigeria) (posted 2/18/2005)

"Papers were signed by the judge to dismiss our divorce proceedings. The Standers Affirmation was placed in the file at my request. My husband and I are at peace. We thank Rejoice Marriage Ministries so much." (Virginia)

(posted 6/11/2010)
  (posted 4/14/2015)
“I am so excited! My husband came home. He had been gone since October, but began telling me that he loved me and being in contact with me on a regular basis. He told me earlier this month that he wanted to come home. At this point, I am just trusting in God. He has not forsaken me yet and I know He will give me the strength to endure whatever comes.” (Georgia) (posted 1/28/2005)
Job 42:5‘My ears had heard of You, but now my eyes have seen you.’ Suddenly, my husband pulled up with a carload of belongings, horn blowing. I couldn’t believe my eyes but I knew in my spirit what was happening. He quit his far country job and declared his ‘pig pen gone!’ This from a man who’s never read the Bible, doesn’t know the Prodigal story! He even returned very late for a second carload, to show me how much he wanted to be home 100% with an eager heart to make our marriage and lives succeed. I praise Jesus, our Father in Heaven, who always sits on His thrown of mercy and might for carrying me through our separation. Duration doesn’t matter because this was the second time my husband left our marriage. What matters is that after this last surprise separation, I gave our Lord permission to change me first. Thank you RMM and all standers, for praying with me and for me. God is healing and making right, where the enemy has come to destroy. Glory to Christ forever.”  (FloridaClick here to hear a longer testimony from S. at our Rejoice Pompano Bible study this past Monday.  Listen to how God is touching prodigals’ hearts and lives. God is working on rebuilding marriages! Don’t give up. Stand firm.  -  Charlyne (posted 11/17/2014)
“Only got a second, because I am at work, but wanted to let you know my wife moved back in with me over the weekend. Things are going especially well, and God gets all the credit.” (California) (posted 11/20/2004)

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

(posted 3/27/2009)
(posted 12/22/2014)
"Thanks to God, my husband and I restored our marriage. My intention was to divorce him for infidelity and abandoning me with two children. In a desperate search to save my marriage, the Lord led me to your web site. (posted 11/20/2004)

 "Praise the Lord, my husband returned just as suddenly as he left me. I had just about given up on standing when God sent me the message that I was closer than I thought. Two days after receiving that message I got the phone call I had been waiting for. Our God is the one of suddenly. He is so good. Charlyne’s testimony is what helped me see that my situation was not hopeless." (Texas)

(posted 9/5/2008)

"Your ministry has been such an encouragement in my stand. Many times I had wanted to give up because the hurt was more than I thought I could bear, your "Charlyne Care" emails would get me through. I thought so many times that my situation was impossible to change, but you would always remind me that with God all things are possible, no matter what the circumstances are. I had told a friend that all I could do was pray and I was corrected and was told that, that is everything you can do, and that is so true. My husband returned home in December. God is faithful. 'When I am afraid I will trust in thee.' was a verse that I often quoted to myself in tough times. I still read your email everyday and they still keep encouraging me. God never fails." (New York)

(posted 3/3/2006)

"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)

(posted 8/31/2007)
"We just celebrated our fifth anniversary. I believe in my heart we were always married and have been married over 40 years, but February 10, 1995 is all to the glory of God. Thanks to Rejoice Ministries we were blessed with a beautiful wedding and shared with other standers what God can and will do." (posted 11/20/2004)

"I am thanking God daily for His faithfulness and for moving in my husband's heart. I found out about his affair and by God's grace alone, have been able to lovingly walk alongside him as he's struggled to end his relationship, which he was finally able to do. We began counseling with a pastor from our church. There's a long road ahead, but God has placed a promise in my heart that He's going to restore my husband to Himself, to me, our marriage, and our family. To God be the glory." (China)

(posted 3/19/2010)

“Praise God for our marriage restoration. My husband is home some months now after being gone for a couple of years. He had an affair and was never coming home as he had meet the woman of his dreams. But God had other plans. My husband called me on New Year’s Day out of the blue wanting to try again. Our awesome God had spoken to him powerfully that day and turned my husband homeward. My husband has repented and is slowly turning his life around. Jesus, I trust in You.”  (Ireland)

(posted 4/14/2014)
“Praise God above. I have been a stander some months now. I was so devastated when my husband left but God is good and powerful. He talked to me through His Word that I should not leave my husband because He hates putting away. Now miracles and wonders were presented to me. Standing is not about how hard-hearted or hard-headed my husband is but how powerful God is. He has gone from an arrogant husband to a friendly one. God can turn favor upon favor to us standers. Keep on standers, believe, trust, stand and be still. Our God is mightier than we can imagine.”  (Philippines) (posted 8/31/2014)

"Praise God, He has healed my marriage. After my husband left, I was devastated, but I felt that I must seek God, not the world. It was hard some days, but God put so many people in my life that had gone thru this. I started believing that nothing was too hard for God.  We are going to a Christian counselor. I know that God can do anything. Praise be to the Lord." (Texas)

(posted 1/12/2007)

“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)

(posted 10/21/2013)

"Praise the Lord, my prodigal has come home. It was just like Charlyne said it would be; unexpectedly." (Florida)

(posted 8/31/2007)
“After many years marriage, another many years divorced (me being the prodigal), and many months of standing for my spouse (my spouse and I switched roles as I became stander and he became the prodigal), we will be remarrying this week in front of God, family and friends. PTL, my family has been restored! God is so good. We owe Him all praise and glory. Standers, do not give up. God hears your cries. God hates divorce. I will continue to pray for all marriages till the day I die.” (Canada) (posted 8/31/2014)

 "My husband has returned home six months ago after six years away. He said that he saw the writing on the wall--just when I was about to give up. He is now going to church with us. It just amazes me that God freed my husband from what held him captive all these years practically overnight. I would have given up had it not been for your encouraging and sometimes eye-opening messages." (Florida)

(posted 11/17/2006)

"God has restored my marriage. After no communication, my wife called to tell me she had made me a birthday cake. She was also going to cook dinner for me. She accidentally set her kitchen on fire and asked if she could come and stay with me for a few days. Days turned into weeks. She said she loves me and wanted to start over again. The Lord has totally restored her love for me. I am still in a state of shock. I praise the Lord." (Ohio)

(posted 10/3/2008)
“When my husband choose to separate early in our marriage, I truly did not think he would ever desire reconciliation. Each morning, I committed to the Stander’s Affirmation, listened to Rejoice Radio throughout the day and read so many of your books/devotions. I am grateful that my husband maintained communication with me daily, which provided many opportunities to put into practice all I was learning. The Lord provided very specific opportunities for me to demonstrate unconditional love to my husband, which were the catalyst for his decision to come home. His return was suddenly and unexpected! We have made good progress in our reconciliation! There is more work to do but I praise God for the principles I learned and continue to learn.”  (Connecticut) (posted 11/3/2014)
“My God is awesome. My wife came to me with divorce papers and said God told her to. I was hurt and lost. I began to seek God, praying and staying in His Word. It seemed we grew further apart. But God! My wife came home all of a sudden and saw clearly our covenant. Our marriage is better than ever. We took divorce out of our vocabulary and in my time I changed things to become a better, godly husband. Lord, I can never pay You back but please hear my heart. I thank You so much and am proud to call you my Father. I dedicate my life to You and my family. You will forever get the glory. I love you and thank You!” (Texas) (posted 8/31/2014)

"We have been separated for many months. The little communication I received from him was cold and angry. I found a lawyer, but felt in my heart this was not the path I truly wanted to take. I prayed every day to God for guidance in this seemingly impossible situation. I am amazed about how this has all unfolded, but we are now trying to work things out. There's still work to be done, but I know God is there with us and will guide us to a better life together." (Quebec)

(posted 9/7/2007)

“God is good! Our marriage looked deader than dead. I hadn't talked to my husband in months. Then he called out of the blue and wanted to talk about us. He missed me. We still have a long way to go, but God! Don't give up. God does answer prayers and His love restores. Don't let your circumstances consume you because they truly don't matter. Let me say that again-they don't matter. Stop looking at them! And quit believing the lies from the enemy because they are just that…lies! Just keep your eyes on Jesus. You may not understand or like where you're at, but His way is best.”  (Texas)

(posted 10/13/2013)

 "What Satan meant for harm, God has surely used for His glory. My wife and I are currently working things out. We celebrated our homecoming by building a bonfire and destroying everything she had accumulated in the far country. We then burned all the divorce papers, which disappeared along with the lawyers. It has been a long hard struggle for three years, raising children alone, but God has strengthened me beyond measure. I love His Word. I love His promises. But most of all I have fallen in love with my Savior. He can do all things. We have a lot of work to do now, but our God is faithful and I know He is there with us. Standers, no matter what Satan throws at you, don't give in. Turn to Jesus and leave it in the hands of the One who can handle it." (Alabama)

(posted 11/17/2006)
"After 20 months of separation and my husband filing for a divorce, he came home last weekend. During most of the time that we were separated he told me that he would never come home; however I continued to pray and thank God that my husband was home and healed." (Texas) (posted 11/20/2004)

“I am really grateful I found this site. I was truly encouraged in faith to pray for my prodigal husband. He left and now he has returned home. It wasn't easy and it still takes a lot of faith and prayers, but daily I remind myself that my strength lies in the Lord. And for all the standers out there I would like to say, Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.  Proverbs 19:21 Regardless of what your spouse, friends, even family say, only one voice matters and that is God. So let go and let God take control.”  (Guyana)

(posted 3/3/2014)
“I am sitting across from my husband this morning over breakfast, content and grateful. I was the prodigal first. I was demeaning and controlling toward my spouse. Eventually, God showed me my sins, and I repented to Him and my husband. However, it appeared to be too late. But God! After a few years (and several false starts) my in-home prodigal has returned to me better than ever. He is helpful, loving, and kind and tells me all the time that he loves me. At the beginning of my stand, I would sneak around and spy on him and the OW, and I would try to manipulate him to come home, but it only drove him further away. Then I started praying for my spouse daily and letting God work on the other side of the mountain…and my beloved started coming home. It took a few years but it was worth it. Don’t give up! Your suddenly is coming!”  (South Dakota)  Thank You Lord for all these testimonies and sharing their stories so others can be encouraged! Thank you for being honest on how you failed your husband, but God restored it after you surrendered your life to the Lord and started praying for your husband! – Charlyne (posted 5/8/2015)

“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)

(posted 8/15/2013)

"I would like to thank Jesus for the miracle of my restored marriage. It will be two years this December since my spouse came home. I am eight months pregnant. This December we will be blessed with our first child after almost 12 years of marriage. Be encouraged, God never lets us down if we stand on His Word. It just isn't always as quick as we would like. For those who have the miracle of a spouse coming home, but are still struggling with the other person or things from the far country rearing their head. Keep fighting on your knees, these things too will pass if you fight in the spirit. Remember zip your lips. It’s the best advise next to pray and stay close to God. Thank You again Father for the impossible being possible with You." (Florida)

(posted 11/18/2006)

"All the glory to God! After many months, my suddenly happened, and I witnessed the moment God changed her! I withdrew my divorce filing, so she was aware that I was standing and knew God told me He would restore us. She’d been staying in our home for a couple of weeks and was able to see how God has changed me. He was working in her. Last week, we spent five days on vacation as a family – her idea! When we got home, we were talking, and at one point I said, ‘That was before. I was very selfish then.’ At that very moment, I saw her eyes soften, and she walked over and hugged me tight! It was the first physical contact she’d initiated in many months! I hugged her back, and she was crying and said, ‘I want to come home. I want to come back to my house.’ Sunday, she brought some clothes back and came home with her ring on! I didn’t have to say a thing. She wanted to put it back on! Our God is so awesome! TRUST Him and never give up! Just let go and TRUST Him!” (South Carolina)

(posted 4/28/2014)
“I just wanted to update you that my husband and I were remarried in August, after two years separated and five months divorced. Your ministry made a huge difference in my confidence that this could happen. I also referred your site to a friend whose marriage is being restored and it has blessed her immensely.”  (Florida) (posted 10/13/2014)
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