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 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)

If there is anyone who hurts more than the wife of a prodigal, more than the children it's a mom! I heard the faint voice of my 39 year old daughter, attempt to stop crying and sniffles on the phone and a brief outline of what had happened, but I praise God that she had found Charlyne Cares and had already begun to follow the guidelines and seek God's face. Especially ‘Zip the Lip’ was important. The next thing she did was tell me where to go on the web to get daily devotionals which I faithfully read and believed along with her. Though we were 100 miles apart, our hearts were so close. I also ‘Zipped the Lip,’ and now they are a family again, reconciled. Praise and honor to God, our loving Father and Jesus His Son! I keep devotionals I have printed to pass on to others! Your work in leading families closer to Christ is so helpful and Christ honoring! Many thanks." (Missouri)
“My husband wants to come home. It really looked hopeless. He and the other woman spoke about marriage all the time. I prayed thorns around my husband almost daily. I stayed true to him and to the Lord. I never doubted in the Lord and now I have my husband back.” (Pennsylvania)
"I found this site when my husband and I separated. During the separation, my relationship with Jesus has grown. His love for me is beautiful. God has restored my life and my marriage."  (North Carolina)
"I came home after work one day to a note from my husband telling me that he didn't love me any more and that he had moved out. Somehow God has been working miracles behind the scenes in drastic measure I woke up this morning just before my alarm was going to go off. I had this feeling of someone watching me. I opened my eyes and there was this man staring down at me-my husband! He was crying as he handed me a letter of apology. He said he couldn't say everything out loud without breaking down into tears so he took the time to type it all out for me to read. He asked me if he could come back home again. He said the worst weekend of his life was Thanksgiving weekend and he never wanted to relive that or any other holiday without me and our daughters again. I was in complete shock. God does answer prayer, He does move mountains, and He does it mostly behind the scenes in a way that we aren't even aware of. Thank you God for answering prayer." (Oregon)

"My prodigal has been moving back home since Christmas. Around Valentine's weekend we attended a marriage seminar. I can hardly believe my eyes, after standing for 15 years. Thank you for today's message about waiting for the LORD's timing. It's hard to wait, but we can't hasten it any more than one can 'help' a butterfly come forth from its cocoon without doing harm to it."  (Pennsylvania)

"My prodigal spouse left to live in the far country with the other woman. He called me at work yesterday and asked if I still wanted him to come home. He was outside our apartment building with his car packed. Months ago I had tied a yellow ribbon around the door knob, which he noticed immediately. I believe that knowledge, prayer and thanks to God brought him home. I also kept my lips zipped sharing the information only with my prayers partners. I know this will be a long road, but we agree the Lord has to be our center. Praise God." (California)

“After many, many years of standing, my prodigal’s heart is back home. Only God can do this as you pray His will be done. We celebrated our wedding anniversary together on Valentine’s Day, after many years of not being together We are working on reconciliation now. Forgiveness is the key.”  (Florida)

“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)  

“After standing for some years my husband came home! PTL! After lots of prayer, fasting and unconditional love my breakthrough came. The other relationship ended, the OW moved out of state. Despite a non-covenant child and things looking hard - my God put everything in place! My husband is home and it feels great and worth every trial. With God's help our marriage is being rebuilt. Thank you for your prayers and support. God does heal hurting marriages. Prodigals do come home! With God all things are possible, so keep standing!”  (Florida) 

“I'm very thankful to this ministry for helping me to really find our Lord God. I went to Bible studies because I thought it was the right thing to do, but now the Holy Spirit lives within me and God saved our family. My husband was living with another woman, but after months of standing and praying he returned home and we now have two miracle babies that doctors said we wouldn't ever have! Nothing is impossible with God! Whenever I doubted my stand, you guys were always there for encouragement and seemed to have the best scripture verses for me at that moment!”  (California)

“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)

"I give God all the praise. My husband came home on Monday. I give God all the praise. Miracles do happen." (Ohio).

“Thank You Lord. My husband came home on Valentine's Day. We still have a long way to go for healing and rebuking princes and principalities, but at least, my other half is standing with me at home. That's a huge part of the battle to victory. Please keep praying for us to regain the honor and level of respect that we should have for each other as spouses.”  (Illinois)

"My 'suddenly' happened over the weekend! We had not seen my husband in almost a year. He has spoken on the phone to our children but kept his distance from me. He flew in this past weekend and we enjoyed an amazing time together as a family. He remained distant from me until the night before he was to leave, and out of nowhere he says to me the most beautiful words: I am coming home! He confessed how much he loved me and wants what God has for him. He has returned now to break off with the non- covenant. God alone broke through just as He promised! Thank you, Lord!" (Missouri)

"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)

"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)

We just wanted to say thank you for all you did for our family! Yesterday was our four year anniversary and we were together because I was taught not to give up! We are BOTH very thankful! We were also able to be together as a family for our son's first birthday and have a big birthday party with everyone there." (New Jersey)

“My husband came home a few months ago, but he did not come home clean. At first he wouldn't accept my love or God's love, but now he is letting me love him and coming to church with me and starting to get involved there. It has been a struggle and many times I wanted to give up. It actually seemed harder having him home not loving me and the kids than when he was gone, because my circumstance was right in front of me when he came home. I have cried out to the Lord so many times in desperation, and He has given me the strength to continue to do what is right in His eyes. I am trusting the Lord to finish the good work He started in my marriage, and I continue to cling to Him and His promises. He gave me this verse: Exodus 14:13,14. I just want to encourage everyone to NEVER GIVE UP and wait for God's perfect timing. He will NEVER fail you! I love You Lord!”  (Canada)

“What a sad time in my family's life when my husband decided to leave. I'd become so overwhelmed with grief. I called my husband repeatedly to no avail. Only when I made the decision to "let go and let God" did things begin to change. My prayers turned from ‘Change him Lord’ to ‘Lord, please do a work in me.’ Taking responsibility for my part in our separation and asking for the Lord's forgiveness was the key to transformation in my marriage. During our separation, I learned to turn my ear only to the voice of God. My husband returned home. I quickly learned that the real work began during our reconciliation. It's been a few years since we've reconciled but the first year was filled with learning how to forgive. In the end, I found out that forgiveness is simply a decision away. Thank You Lord! My husband and I will never be the same.”  (Texas)

"After nearly four years of standing, my wife asked me to move back in with her. We're both believers and have both been about as full of sin as we could be. When God did the heart work on both of us, He brought us back together. Things are still tenuous and she's watching me carefully to see the change, but praise Him we are back on the road together." (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)

"Even after our divorce, my prodigal husband has come home. The Easter time of fasting and prayer was the answer for our family. He went to church with us on Easter and the next night came to visit. Two weeks later, he moved home, praise God. Thanks to the Steinkamps for their wisdom from the Lord to teach us how to keep them home after they return. It is not an easy road, but there is so much laughter and joy in our home again." (Oklahoma)

"I thank God for blessing in my home. After leaving home saying he wanted a divorce, my husband physically came home this year, but mentally was still in the far land. It has not been easy, but after much prayer and fasting, God has performed a miracle in my home. By Thanksgiving my husband was excited about spending Thanksgiving with me, our children and my family. I give all praise to God for restoring our marriage. Every day is better than the day before." (Kentucky)

"After a year of turning his back on his Lord, my husband returned to the Father and to our family. We are in a new town, away from where all the pain happened and able to start a new life. We still need much prayer. However, the blessings have been great and I know God will continue to heal our marriage." (California)

“Using one of your favorite words, my husband ‘suddenly’ told me he wants us to get married again. On Valentine's Day he ordered me new rings. We are like a couple teenagers and he has talked more to me in the last 11 days than he did in over 28 years. God never gives up on us and He wants us to never give up on our spouses. 'Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.' Proverbs 19:21" (West Virginia)

“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)

"Praise the Lord, my hubby came back two weeks ago after many months of standing. As I did my stand with the help of God, prayer partners and Charlyne Cares things got worse. I tried not to lose hope. I kept believing God's promises and kept praying and fasting even harder. Now my hubby is back and we're getting along just like when we first met. God is restoring our family and things are completely different now. To God be the honor and glory." (Panama)

“It has been a long wait but I did not give up. Every time I was discouraged and wanted to give up, this website and the daily emails always gave me the reason and courage to believe in God more and to hold on. My husband is home! If the Lord has done it for me, even me, He can do it for anyone. He never answers too late. He answers when we are ready. Do not give up. Keep praying for your spouse and God will do it. Pray ,pray, pray but you must also believe that the prayer is going to move even those we think can never change. The Lord is able. Do not give up.”  (Minnesota)

"Months ago my wife asked me to move out and put a restraining order on me, and prevented me from having any contact with her. I began praying and believing God for restoring my marriage to my wife. I was very encouraged to know there are others who believe marriage is sacred and important enough to pray for. Last week my wife called me to say she wants to reconcile. We are going to church together tomorrow for the first time in a year." (Washington)

“God has done so much for us in the past six years since my husband came home. I can't even name everything but He knows in my heart I praise Him for it all. I just wanted to publicly give Him praise for bringing us through many storms and always being there even though I do not deserve it at all. Thank You Lord.”  (Oregon)

"I am so excited. God brought my husband home. He brought all his things home and put them back in the closet and drawers. My request to the Lord was that he'd be here before the baby came and here he is! Of course, there is a lot of work and more warfare to be done, but it has. I received a call from him late on the 30th. He said he was coming home. And he did about 40 minutes later with a truck load of his things and Christmas gifts for our children. He got them all out of bed and we partied for a couple of hours.'

“I left my spouse years ago. I was the prodigal but many months ago I became the stander. My situation seemed hopeless. My husband’s life was out of control. I was devastated. I prayed unceasingly. I gave up many times and just when I started to think there was no hope, my suddenly came completely unexpected. My husband came to me and told me he loved me and wanted to reconcile our marriage. I see now that if I had just been still and let God be in control it could have happened much sooner. PTL! God is faithful.” (Canada)

"I have been standing for over seven years, and at the beginning of my stand I was driving home one evening crying asking God, 'Will he be home by Christmas?' At that moment, I saw a shooting star. God has shown me stars many times as encouragement, during my stand; on the sides of trucks, billboards, in songs etc. Last night when I talked to my husband, he talked about working things out to be able to come back home, this week before Christmas. I cried tears of joy at God's amazing faithfulness, love, and the power of prayer. Praise to our Lord!"  (Minnesota)

“Jesus and His love and Husbandship was the only way that my husband was able to allow me and my children to come home after almost two years! He left the OW and is now in the safety and arms of the Almighty! Many doors have been opened to us through ministry and we are very grateful that God's promises are true and His Word does not return to Him void. Now that we have seen that all things are possible through Him, all of the promises He has given us in our restored marriage are that much easier to believe! Stay encouraged standers! God is working every day! Your prodigal really is thinking about coming home all of the time! Wait on God's perfect timing and enjoy the learning process and the changing of your heart in the mean time. Thank You Jesus!”  (Connecticut) 

“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)

"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)

“After 13 years away from the church and family, my spouse stood in an appeal to re-commit her life back to Jesus in church last Sunday. It’s only in our conversations after all these years do I realize that God never for one moment let her go. At times when it seemed that nothing was happening, God was constantly speaking to her heart. Although at this time she is happy for us to be friends I pray for a full restoration of our marriage.”  (United Kingdom)

"Two weeks ago my husband came home. I have been standing for my marriage for five years. He said he did not want to live like he had been living any more. He wanted to be a family again with me and our children. The Word works! Keep believing." (Louisiana)

“I was a stander for several years. My husband came home. He has a son from this time in the wilderness. The child has become the apple of my eye through the strength and guidance of my Lord Jesus Christ. If it weren't for this separation, I would have never given my life to Jesus Christ. My husband and the world were my first priorities; not my Savoir Jesus Christ.”  (Texas)

"Sunday our church had a potluck dinner after services. The menu was stew. I was serving in the kitchen, so I did not get to eat until later, and then I did not get much on my plate. The stew tasted so good to me. As I was driving home, I told the kids I wish we had more of that stew and that we should make some more. We came into the house smelling these awesome smells. Our returned prodigal had filled the crock pot with, you guessed it, stew, for supper. We serve a might God who makes us one with our spouses." (Wisconsin)

"My spouse came home Saturday night after months of no contact. He had called and two hours later we were still talking. God breathed on our conversation and I was on my way to bring him home." (Missouri)

"Last Saturday I felt weary after hearing my favorite television preacher speak about the conditions that allow for divorce. I cried out to the Lord telling Him that I needed a confirmation to keep me going. Five minutes later, my husband called to say that he's coming home. Praise You Jesus." (Philippines)

"You have been praying for my husband and I about a month. We were remarried yesterday. I have also told him about your ministry." (Arkansas)

"I want to thank Rejoice Marriage Ministries for sending encouraging messages. Your words always felt as if you were speaking only to me. You helped me find my way back to the Lord, and the power to stand for my marriage through so many tough days and lonely nights. I now have a closer walk with our Lord. Tomorrow my husband is stopping our divorce. God bless you and your ministry." (Ohio)

“I can’t contain my joy, I have to share this with Rejoice Ministries which was an anchor of support throughout my stand.  After some years and several false starts, my prodigal is home. It happened suddenly; only God knows how. The OW called to apologize. I feel like I am dreaming.  Standers, take seriously what Charlyne and others say about Christ. He is alive and His promises to you will not return to Him void.  And also take Habakkuk 2:2 seriously. I wrote down all my revelations, coincidences, signs and promises which I will be sharing with standers soon.  I had to learn faith in God, not based on what I saw or perceived. This was only by letting go and letting God.  For now, beloved, be encouraged. Only last week I did not know my suddenly was near.”  (United Kingdom)

"My husband moved out of our home. He said he was never coming back. I saw the hand of God nudge my husband back home slowly but surely. My prodigal came back home unannounced a month ago. God is faithful to complete what He started." (Kenya)

"Nothing is too difficult for our God. I had the privilege of having a restored marriage, but I stopped standing soon after and my prodigal left home again. I kept looking at the circumstances, but God was working behind the scenes. I thank the Lord that I am seeing my prodigal’s heart

"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.)

"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)

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