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



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“My husband and I were separated and divorced for many, many years. While he was gone, I stood and waited and prayed for him. We have been back together for just as many years and our marriage is wonderful.”  (Georgia) (posted 7/30/2015)
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“My suddenly returned just last week! After months apart, he called and asked if I would look up plane tickets for him to come home so he could get the help he needed. I asked him if he thought we could save our relationship and he said, ‘Yes.’ I would be foolish to think that the work is done just because he is home. It almost seems as if now the work will be harder as to not inundate him with tomes of ‘whys’ and how bad he hurt us. God has decided to allow us this time to work on our marriage. I am learning, although it’s hard, to zip my lips when the time arises…sometimes not successfully. Being away from each other….there have been changes and expectations. I’m not sure yet how to work on those but I am on cloud nine!”  (Georgia) (posted 7/22/2015)
“My husband returned home a few weeks ago. We are currently going to counseling, praying and reading devotionals together and assisting at church. He told me he is sorry for the way he hurt me and that he truly loves me. I am still standing for my husband and for those spouses who are waiting for their prodigals to come home! Praise The Lord for His mercy and power. The power of forgiveness is beyond measures. Don’t give up!”  (Connecticut) (posted 7/22/2015)
“My husband came home suddenly two nights ago. I was shocked and happy; then the enemy went to work. Fear flooded me. My spouse and I have had plenty of false starts and the enemy began to remind me of that. So I prayed all night long and, filled with anxiety and fear, I cried out to God, ‘I need something real to see.’ He gave me a Covenant Transport truck on my way to work. God is so amazing and always on time. My email had the RMM devotional titled, ‘Prodigals Do Come Home.’  Please fellow standers, only seek God. Listening to others it is so easy to totally neglect what God has said to you even after numerous signs and words. Keep your eyes on God, no matter what shape or form your spouse comes home in. God is a faithful God and he will finish the work He started. Don’t stop praying.” (Florida) (posted 7/22/2015)
“Well, now it’s my turn! Praise the Lord, my husband is home after many, many, years in the far country. My Lord has done the impossible. I am still in awe. I almost gave up due to listening to the counsel of others and doubting my God. Standers, never give up and listen for God’s voice and His counsel only. He knows how to speak to you. Last night my husband presented to me a new wedding ring and asked me to once again be his wife. Is anything too hard for the Lord? God is good and His mercy endures forever!”  (California) (posted 7/22/2015)
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“My prodigal husband was diagnosed with stage II cancer at the same time he left me and our two small children. I’ve never seen a testimony where the prodigal gets sick and still refuses to go back home; the enemy tried to make me feel hopeless. I asked God to change my heart and renew my mind first (Ezekiel 36:26). He told me to submit to my husband and love him unconditionally, especially to zip my lips. My prodigal started visiting us every other weekend when he was feeling well and I could see how God was softening his heart. After a few months standing in prayer, fasting, reading RMM materials and reading my Bible, my husband who once said, ‘I don’t love you anymore,’ said ‘I’m sorry, I miss you and I love you and the kids very much.’ He asked me to move in with him (250 miles away) for several months so he can finish school and then back to our home. My husband is also getting healed and is coming to church with me like we used to. Praise the Lord! Nothing is impossible for Him.”  (New Mexico) (posted 7/13/2015)
“I am a new stander and only attended Bible study for the first time, but before I had purposed I would stand. I underwent conviction of many things but determined I would continue. The next day in another CITY, I saw my husband in a parking lot. I gave him a big kiss and said, ‘Come on, we’re going home.’ Shockingly, he got in the car and we went home! We talked for hours and he said he wants to reconcile. I told him how much I loved him and that I wasn’t mad at him, and I was working on changing myself. He said he thinks of me all the time. I acted like he was already home. The battle is only beginning but I must stand even HARDER now and when he comes home, continue. Here is my verse I claim: By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me – a prayer to the God of my life.”  Psalm 42:8(Florida) (posted 7/13/2015)
“After many years in the far country, God has brought my husband back to our home state. There are many challenges ahead as there were children born with the other woman. Even though our situation looked impossible, God took our mess and has worked and continues to work to make our mess His masterpiece. Keep standing on His promises. He is faithful and will deliver.”  (Tennessee) (posted 7/13/2015)
“Several years ago my husband emotionally left our family. The Lord convicted me to stand for our marriage, our family, our life. I turned my life over to God. When I finally listened, He gave me the rhema word ‘trust.Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. A few days ago my husband came back emotionally and says he wants to start our relationship on a brand new path. I agreed, on God’s path. With baby steps, we are beginning again.”  (Virginia) (posted 7/13/2015)
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“I thank God for His restoration of my marriage. After being separated for a few months, my husband has left the other woman and returned home to me. We are working to better our marriage. God is good. Continue to keep us in your prayers because I know the journey ahead will not be an easy one.”  (Mississippi) (posted 7/13/2015)
“My husband and I have been restored for many years. I relied completely on the Lord. I prayed, fasted and stood in the gap for my husband. He was ready to file for divorce because, though saved, he was lead astray. The day he intended to move out, he informed me that the Lord gave him no peace about it. He had nightmares every night and, even though he felt no love for me in that moment, he knew he had to stay. I prayed and fasted that our marriage would be restored before he would ever move out. I found this website and found the materials very helpful and encouraging. God is faithful. Since our restoration so many years ago, I have wanted to share our story but felt shy and wanted to protect my husband. I feel sufficient time has passed that it is OK to share because he himself now gives it as testimony. Praise God. We also have two restoration children. He is a different man now and loves the Lord with all his heart.”  (Germany) (posted 7/13/2015)
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“God is faithful. Please stand firm and trust God. I went through a long period of separation and it truly felt like a lifetime, but God’s timing is different than ours. There were many long nights, weeks, and holidays that I had to endure alone with my young kids. I prayed without ceasing and on some occasions when I couldn’t pray for myself, I would turn on the ministry teachings of Charlyne and allow the Holy Spirit to strengthen me. To God be the glory for the great things He has done. My prodigal came home through a series of false starts until God changed his heart. He is back and better than before. I couldn’t see it happening before through all the hurtful things he said and did under the influence of the enemy. What is impossible with man is possible with God. I am a living testimony God can and will resurrect the dead.”  (Illinois) (posted 7/5/2015)
“Wow, our God is so incredible. My husband coming home was not sudden but a gradual development over the course of months. For weeks communication increased and we spent more and more time together. We are now back together. He is moving home and he tells me every day that he loves me, misses me and that I’m amazing. But the credit goes to our Lord who transformed me, and changes me every day to be more like Him! My husband has not returned to God yet, but he will. It’s not me that will restore him to Christ, but the Holy Spirit. Still I do my bit by praying almost continuously every day and I cannot explain how faithful and responsive our God is. Not only is my relationship with my husband restored, but my relationship with my in-laws, and friends that I have not spoken to since our separation. God is so good. He removed everyone and everything that was bad for us, and gave us a solid rock to stand on. I am so in love with my God!”  (United Kingdom) (posted 7/5/2015)
“Thank you for your encouragement and all the prayers that go up to our Heavenly Father from all the standers on behalf of broken marriages. I’m praising God. After a separation and receiving divorce papers recently in the mail, my spouse showed up at our home and asked me to go on a date. Though he has not ‘officially’ moved back in to our house, there is talk of an eventual return. Everyone thought it was completely hopeless, but I know what God told me. It was completely unexpected and no doubt a suddenly. God is faithful and will complete what He has begun all those years ago in our lives and marriage.”  (Pennsylvania) (posted 7/5/2015)
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“My husband I split several years ago but we remained friends, understood that we married young, had a child, and neither knew anything of marriage. God kept us. I kept faith that God would protect him and restore our family. We both had other relationships but none worked out. I rededicated my life to Christ and prayed for my husband to return. One day he contacted his mom to call me and asked if we could meet for lunch and prayer. We did and we are restoring our family. Slowly but surely trust is being rebuilt. It has been a few years now and we are about to renew our wedding vows and move to a new home. Don’t lose hope. God hears your prayers and cries. Don’t listen to the negative remarks of family and friends because they’re not in your relationship. Keep God as the head of your marriage.”  (Ohio) (posted 6/29/2015)
“My husband had told me that he no longer loved me and was not returning home. I filed for divorce against my own wishes but continued to pray for his redemption, restoration and healing. I asked the Lord to reveal to me His will and I would follow His commands. His will for me was to pray and stand in the gap for my husband, to forgive him, to continue working in the ministry individually, and to pray and work on the restoration of my marriage. I called the lawyer and stopped the divorced process. I asked God to show me a way to continue standing for my marriage and even guide me after he returns home. That’s when I found this website and was encouraged by Bob and Charlyne’s testimony. Let me finish by saying, my husband called me after some time, told me he was coming home, and he’s willing to do what it takes for our marriage to be restored. Praise God.”  (Connecticut) (posted 6/29/2015)
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“Hallelujah! My husband came home a couple of months ago after many years in the far country! There were so many false starts and attempts to come home and I was always alone on this day, which is our anniversary, despite getting flowery cards and bouquets. It was so confusing until God led me to RMM and I learned how to REALLY stand! Bob’s experience taught me to recognize doublespeak and Charlyne taught me to zip my lips and pray. I fully trust that God will finish what He started by breaking all ties with the OW and restoring my husband’s love for me in His perfect timing. Amen!”  (Pennsylvania) (posted 6/29/2015)
“My husband told me he would be home from work early Sunday night and asked if I would cook dinner. I just said okay since he says this a lot but usually doesn’t come home until after midnight and I’m asleep. That evening when I returned home I was having devotion and I asked God for a sign that He is working on my husband’s heart. Not only did he come home early, but he asked me to take the next day off so that we could spend time together. Later that evening we cooked dinner together with our daughter. He talked about how he needed to start going back to church and correct some of the mistakes he has made. God is great!”  (Texas) (posted 6/29/2015)
“Thank You Lord for restoring my marriage! You are true to Your Word. The devil pressed on heavily and I knew victory was coming. I had never said ‘I give up’ in years until last week. But I didn’t. I kept praying and God did what He had to do to bring my spouse home, repented. He begged me for forgiveness and I dropped to my knees in adoration to my God. The circumstances were like I had never heard before, extremely and literally impossible, but they were bluffs of the enemy. Jesus breathed life into our dry, dead marriage and ordered it to come alive! Honor and glory be to God because He is worthy! The Charlyne Cares devotional, ‘Keep Fighting Until You Receive the Victory,’ really spoke to me over and over.”  (California) (posted 6/29/2015)
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“My suddenly has happened! After several years my wife has asked me to come home one night while I was visiting the kids. God has really worked on us both during this time of separation to be better spouses to each other. We have been looking for a new apartment to move into once our respective leases expire at the end of the month. The kids are thrilled! To my fellow standers, don’t give up and don’t give in. Your breakthrough is just around the corner if you just have faith. Hebrews 11:6.”  (Texas) (posted 6/22/2015)
“PTL, my restoration has begun. Earlier this year, God gave me the opportunity to tell my husband that I loved him. However, he said that our marriage was over. I continued to pray and fast, declaring Hosea 2:6-20 every day. A few months ago he came and told me that maybe we just needed time apart.  We have been communicating on and off since. A week ago I told him I loved him and that I wanted us to try to build our relationship. Today we went to lunch and talked about our mistakes. We both agreed not to bring the past into our conversations. We agreed to start dating and see what happens. God has heard me. Today he gave me Esther 9 as I asked him for a sign. I know God will completely restore my marriage. Don’t give up.”  (Colorado) (posted 6/22/2015)
“My wife and I have been separated for some months with one false start already. She moved 350 miles away but after not speaking since she left, she contacted me and we have reconnected. She is drawing near to God again and has told me several times she loves me, misses me and doesn’t understand how I can forgive her and still love her. I gave that glory to God in my answer as I have in all of this. She has asked me to come visit her next week for a few days and wants to come home and rebuild our marriage.”  (Texas) (posted 6/22/2015)
“He’s home! I am in awe of my God right now. Truly NOTHING is impossible for Him. I know this is just the beginning but my Lord is faithful to finish what he started! Don’t lose hope, be faithful. If you delight yourself in the Lord He will bring your desires to pass. He loves you, and He is fighting for you. Put your hope in Him and you will not be put to shame.”  (Arizona) (posted 6/22/2015)
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“My husband came home suddenly and when I didn’t expect it. This website kept my hopes up even when everyone told me move on because it has been several years. To everyone’s surprise he called me one day and asked for help and couldn’t be away from his family anymore. I loaded up the kids and drove many hours to get him. He is home, off drugs and is a great husband and dad. He has been home for a couple months now and we still love each other just as we did the day we met. I learned what I needed to know to prepare myself for when my suddenly happened. I don’t ask questions. And I was civil to the OW when she kept calling my phone asking why he left. God has a plan for you and your family. Hold on to His promises, don’t give up, and don’t give in to the pressure from friends and family. God bless.”  (California) (posted 6/16/2015)
I want to give the Lord the glory for ALL He has done, is doing and will do. My husband is coming home. I almost didn’t share, thinking I’ll wait until this miracle is completed, but faith says it already is! (Matthew 14:22-33) Like Peter, I doubted even though the miracle was evident. The enemy came in like a wind and took my focus from the Lord and back on to my fears. PTL, He has stilled my soul and the praise of all His doings now flows from my lips. My situation was one of those ‘impossibilities’…but not with the Lord! Standers, you WILL be blessed if you continue on in faith, hope and love, founded only in our Savior, Jesus Christ! Never give up and never give in to the flesh.”  (New Zealand) (posted 6/16/2015)
“Praise God for all that He is doing! My husband has returned home after many years. To God be the glory! God has been there all along and I appreciate His tender grace and mercy. I am learning to ‘zip my lips’ and have patience to allow God to continue to do a mighty work in both of us. Standers, hold on. You are not alone on this journey. God will comfort you and your children throughout this journey. When I look at all that God has done, I am tearfully moved by His hand on our lives. The tuitions paid, the strength and endurance, the good reports – health, financial, academic….. I know without a doubt that it was You Lord, working everything out for our good. Thanks RMM for this community of standers that is a lighthouse for truth. God bless.”  (Delaware) (posted 6/16/2015)
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“PTL, my suddenly has come, to God be all the Glory! The last few days God refreshed me with scriptures – Hebrews 11:1-2, 6; Isaiah 51:18, and Psalm102:19-20. My prodigal and I were separated for many months and though I was fasting and praying, big tidal waves had been rising before my eyes. My pastor, family, friends all kept telling me to move on but I kept telling everyone, ‘I am standing. God will make a way and He will even leave the 99 to go looking for him.’ Glory, that’s exactly what has happened. I know we still have a long way to go but I know that the Lord will guide me and with His strength and blessings we will make it. Keep believing standers. Keep praying because there are no impossibles for God in the name of Jesus. Oh, and without me even asking, he told me on Sunday I will be going to church with you ...AMEN!”  (Puerto Rico) (posted 6/5/2015)
“I have been waiting for awhile to post this testimony merely because I wasn't sure if this was a false start or did my suddenly really come! But after several weeks of experiencing consistent love, affection, and openness from my in-home prodigal, I know that my suddenly has come. PTL! It didn't happen the way I imagined but that doesn't matter, God did it. Since then my faith and commitment to God has increased to wait patiently until my husband is fully restored. I will continue to pray for his salvation.”  (Florida) (posted 6/5/2015)
“PTL, my suddenly has happened! I give God all the glory and praises. I found myself searching the internet trying to find out how I could fix my marriage. The thought popped in my mind, ‘Look in your Father’s book!’ I began to read scriptures in the Bible. As the days went on, I found myself restoring myself in the Lord. As I prayed and asked for forgiveness, everything else fell in place. I learned that I had to change myself first. I learned that praying, trust and belief in my Lord Jesus and our Father was all I needed. The Lord speaks to us through His Word. Scriptures, songs, daily Word, devotional testimonies…yes, God is real. Put all faith in Him and His Son, Jesus Christ.”  (Alabama) (posted 5/29/2015)
“Praise the Lord my husband is home! I can’t believe I am finally submitting this testimony, I have dreamt of it for so long! My God brought my husband home after several years in the far country. My husband’s heart has not repented yet, but I am seeing softening already as he says he is committed to staying home! He tells me he loves me and kissed me for the first time yesterday. I am so excited to see how God transforms him into the godly man he was created to be. I have such peace that our marriage will be fully restored it is making the transition easier. God is faithful standers. He will bring your spouse home in His perfect timing. Don’t allow the bad days to make you forget His faithfulness. Praise the Lord!”  (Florida) (posted 5/29/2015)
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  “My husband of many years left me for another woman. He used to be a strong Christian and together we used to lead worship for many years. Needless to say, I was heartbroken and very angry and bitter to the point that I stopped all communication with him for several months. I was so lost and desperate and my faith was so shaken.... I just could not accept that it was over despite my family and friends telling me to move on with my life. One day I discovered your web site and I started hoping again. I started a prayer journal and I could not wait to read all the testimonies of the many restored marriages. One day after many, many months of not seeing on the outside any sign of reconciliation whatsoever, my husband came back home. He is now a changed man, so much so that we had our vows renewed just before Christmas! Thank you God!”  (United Kingdom) (posted 5/29/2015)
“We were divorced a few years ago. Last year, I was getting ready to close on a mobile home since we lost our home. Less than two weeks later, my suddenly happened! My husband called out of the blue and asked if he could come home to work things out. Of course I said “Absolutely!” We remarried two months later, one day before our original anniversary! God is a God of Restoration! Do not let anyone talk you out of standing for marriage restoration. It is not an easy road to walk, but it is so worth it when you see how God answers prayers! Don't give up. He never leaves us nor forsakes us! A couple of verses have been special to me- ‘This is my command - Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’ Joshua 1:9. ‘Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.’ Isaiah 43:18-19. BELIEVE!”  (Michigan) (posted 5/29/2015)
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“Mother’s Day made a year since my husband returned home. When he first came home, he was still very distant and did not show any affection towards me. It all changed suddenly! One night he began to tell me how he loved me and needed me and how thankful he was for my stand. Our relationship is so much better. We are falling in love all over again! God is good and faithful to His promises! He will restore! On Mother’s Day he put his wedding ring back on! Keep praying and standing, if He did it for me, He will do it for you!”  (New Jersey) (posted 5/28/2015)
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“Our divorce broke up! We are staying married. I was grateful to be reading your daily devotionals for some time,  trying to thank God every day that my husband wasn’t already gone, trying to do your and God’s advice, but my heart was getting hard. Finally God got through to me again and by the time my husband filed, I was so recommitted to God it actually was filled with lots of amazing moments seeking God’s will. I started actually putting into practice the things I should like zip the lip, praying for my husband and focusing on being the wife God wants me to be instead of judging all my husband’s wrongs. Many scriptures have carried me through but this verse really sums it up…. Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.”  (Florida) (posted 5/28/2015)
“I am praising the Lord for all He is doing in my marriage! My husband has been home for several years now and I am just starting to see huge changes in my marriage. It has been a very long and difficult road and I was so discouraged and wanted to give up so many times because it appeared my spouse would never change or love me the way God wanted him to. But God! He WAS working all along! Be encouraged, standers, to never give up because your time is coming. Praying for you all!”  (Canada) (posted 5/28/2015)
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“Praise God, because He is good. I hold on to His promises and I know He is never failing. In the midst of heartache and hurts he has shown me love like I’ve never experienced before. My husband and I have had some false starts since we separated after he found out I was unfaithful. But I thank God that He was able to open my eyes to see my sinful ways. I decided to run towards God and stand for my marriage. My husband is home now, praise God. He is still very angry and hurt and every day is a struggle. But I have faith in God that He will take control of this situation and turn it around for good. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”  (Texas) (posted 5/18/2015)
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