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!

"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)

“Last year at this time, my husband and I were barely speaking. Today he has been home almost 10 months… And we were blessed with our first grandchild. To have our family intact for such an incredible event has my heart overflowing. I am so thankful for all God has done for my family. Don’t give up. I will see the goodness of my Lord in the land of the living. God bless you all.” (Illinois)
"God is faithful. My husband has been out of our home for many years. He is moving back home. This has been a long hard journey. I would have never made it without the Lord. There were many times I was that person Jesus was carrying in the "Footprints of Sand" story. I have so much to praise and thank the Lord for! Rejoice Ministries, thank you for your support. So many family and friends think I was a fool for standing. I know this is a great victory not only for our family but for God as God hates divorce." (Ohio)

“There are no words to say how important never giving up is. I have heard it said so many times by those who write in, and praise God it is true! I know there are those out there who walk in hope but still have doubts. I was one and then my suddenly came. Restoration is happening. Isaiah 61 and 62 are so encouraging. It says that He will make righteousness. It is not up to our spouse as I have witnessed. I have said during the entire time of my stand that there would be only one man in my life...my beloved. This man I have met...my renewed spouse, is the only one I would have walked away from my stand for. God did truly use my old husband as the material for the one He was building for me. Be faithful. Hold on. God loves you all very much and is making a way in the wilderness.”  (Virginia)

“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)

“My marriage is restored! After two plus years of standing and praying God sent my husband home. Don't give up. Keep praying and allow God to work and prepare you for the return of your prodigal spouse. He will do it.”  (Maryland)

“All praises and glory to God. My husband came home. I was going to call it quits then, suddenly out of the blue, he came over. He said he waited all night to come and speak to me with flowers. He said the Lord spoke to him. He walked me to our class and I was touched. Thank You Lord. You are working on my husband.”  (Texas)

“I just wanted to drop a line to thank you once again for your prayers for the return of my unsaved husband several years ago. We just had our 27th anniversary. Our marriage is going great. He is a Christian man and we are closer and stronger than we ever were. I believe him leaving me was for the best, but at the time I didn't understand. God was preparing us both for a better walk in life. My new saying now is...Our God is stronger than Satan, Amen!”  (Florida) 

“Thanks be to The Lord. My husband was planning to leave me but has since changed his mind and is staying home. He says he doesn't want to hurt me anymore. My miracle!”  (Pennsylvania) 

“My husband decided we needed to separate. I was devastated being a mom of two and with a newborn. I continued praying and fasting and four months later he asked us to come back home. We still have a lot to work on but I know God is faithful and will complete His will for our lives. Praise the Lord for nothing is impossible with Him.”  (Texas)

“PTL! After months of prayer my marriage is being restored! I am so thankful to God for the changes that I am seeing in my husband, our family, and myself. With God anything is possible no matter how hopeless a situation may seem. Let God take control of all areas of your life and you will receive blessings that are better than what you could imagine in His perfect timing!”  (Georgia) 

“My husband has been home for a little while and I praise God daily that he is home. He had to work on Father's Day, but the children and I were up at 5 a.m. preparing a special breakfast for him. We were also able to give him a special card. Once he was home from work we spent time together watching movies. Although, there is much healing still to be done I can see how God is at work in all of our lives. I just want to give God all the glory for what He has done in our lives, and continues to do today. I know that God will complete what He has started. This ‘stand’ is a lifelong journey not a destination. I will continue to stand on the Word of God, covered in the blood of Jesus, led by the Holy Spirit. I call each and every one of my brothers and sisters that read this blessed! Trust in the Lord and lean not to your own understanding.”  (Tennessee) 

 "My husband left. After much prayer, God impressed on me to that He would heal and restore. When I felt like I couldn't go on, God would send a friend, an encouraging word, or a confirming devotion from Charlyne Cares. I knew I had to hold on and wait. Praise God, my husband has been back home for six months. What Satan intended for our harm, God is using for good. We are together as a family, and worshiping in church together after almost two years apart. When it looks completely impossible is when God comes in." (Kentucky)

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

“My husband, daughter and I have spent the holidays together. Now we are looking for a house to live in together. I pray every day for my husband to receive Christ in his heart. I feel he has a very big call to youth and families. I remain faithful, standing in the gap to see my marriage fully restored emotionally, physically and spiritually. I give glory to God, His son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to continue transforming lives around the world.”  (Ecuador) 

My husband has been home for two months. I remember reading that Charlyne didn't trust Bob when he returned for a while, but she trusted the Lord. I think of that a lot. I really started struggling again yesterday and today, and cried to the Lord for forgiveness, for peace, to show me what He's saying to me and how He wants me to respond, to help me be so sensitive to the leading of the Spirit, and to keep me in His will. Right in the middle of telling God once again that I just don't know if I can go on, a Covenant Transport truck passed me by. I knew the Lord was telling me, once again, that He will never break His Covenant with me to restore my marriage completely." (Texas)

“Hallelujah! After being a prodigal wife for almost two years, God had blessed me with a softened heart. Much to my dismay, my standing husband suddenly changed. He was no longer interested in me. Deeply saddened and hurt, I lost hope with another woman being in the picture. I started to pray like I never did before. My children prayed often. I asked others to pray for my family if they hadn't already been doing so. Then a weekend of unfortunate events led to a sudden change of heart for my husband. It only took a few days for God to soften his heart and bring him back home. We are all under the same roof again and loving each minute. We've vowed to keep God in our lives and pray for all marriages. I give God all the glory. Don't ever give up! Keep standing!”  (Florida)

“My husband has been home for almost a year and a half. I've been through two almost divorces. I stood on God's Word that says, 'I hate divorce' and 'My word will not return void.' Today and every day the Lord is restoring our marriage. I am in prayer for all standers because I fought by the Word of God and won.” (Vermont)

"Although my husband never left our home physically, he left emotionally and spiritually. He left the church. He talked badly about Christians. He had started pursuing other woman and told me he no longer had feelings for me. He was looking for somewhere to go.  Since he wasn't able to leave, I was able to stand with him still under our roof. God has taught me where I was wrong as well as shown me how to be patient and trust Him to restore my marriage. A few days ago my husband told me I am the love of his life and that he needs me in his life. He has returned to church and is allowing God to work in him. He acknowledged that he knows our marriage was saved because of my prayers. Every day God gives us something new. There are still battles, but we are winning the war. The love we now share is a new one and a growing one." (California)

“My prodigal has returned home. I am praising God for answering my prayers, as He said He would, and granting me the desires of my heart. It's one thing to hear songs on the radio, read the Bible passages of those touched by God expressing this same sentiment, but to feel it is beyond explanation. God does speak to us and He does answer prayer. My husband told me he 'kept seeing signs' telling him to come home. God was working the entire time I was wondering if He really was. Our God is an awesome God.” (Florida)

"Praise the Lord my husband came home for Christmas. It was a complete surprise. God has been so good and faithful during this trial. He has given me many promises and scriptures. The Lord gently and patiently directed my steps. He has changed my heart for my husband and allowed me to love him unconditionally and deeper than ever. I am so to excited be on the path of restoration." (New Hampshire)

“We want to share our family's joyful testimony and encourage all standers to never give up on God and know there is no mountain He can't move. This week we celebrated the anniversary of our marriage which God restored years ago and the next day the high school graduation of our daughter who had been diagnosed with severe autism as a young child. She will start college soon. Praise God ALL things work together for good for those who love the Lord.”  (Louisiana) 

"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.
"My wife and daughter left our home months ago. I was served with restraining orders and then with divorce papers. I had not so much as spoken to my wife during the last four months. Our court date is less than a week away. I received a call last night from my wife telling me that she does not want the divorce and that she is contacting her attorney to stop the process. God is working another miracle." (California)
"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)

“Eight months ago our God restored my marriage just before the  divorce could be finalized. What I tried to do in four months, God did in four weeks! As a man in this world it was a challenge to forgive and accept my wife's return. But the Lord has taken my hand and guided me through. The more I let go and let God, the more God does. I’ve learned to be dependent on God and not myself. God has not just restored my marriage to its past way, but I see Him working and revealing to me and her what He wants to do in our marriage. Standers, God is with you. He will not delay. He loves you and will bless you in so many ways. As my wife and I draw nearer to God, the more Satan’s attacks become defeated by God. Bad memories have less impact and days have become more fulfilling and abundant with joy.”  (Texas)

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

 "I am happy to let you know that my husband has told me he is home to restore our marriage completely. Just to prove that God can do immeasurably more than we can ask or hope for, my precious husband has now told me he loves me and that he thinks the world of me. Thank You Lord Jesus, for Your blessings. I give You all the praise and glory." (Canada)

 

"I am seeing God's hand more and more every day. My returned prodigal has had to quit work because of illness. Only God knows how we are making it on just my salary. Every time the money is needed, it comes right on time from somewhere. God even worked out a legal matter from while my prodigal was in the far country. My spouse asked me to pray for this situation. This was the first time in many years he asked me to pray for something specific for him. I prayed God would go before him into the courtroom and work it out. God did, and only a small fine was required, the exact amount given to me as an extra bonus at work the day before. I even got a raise today. God never ceases to amaze me." (Georgia)

 

"Praise God for His faithfulness. After standing for my marriage, God restored it and brought my husband home last year. The pain of our marriage trial has been covered over and is being blessed through our obedience to doing it God's way." (New Hampshire)

"I would like to let you know how much your ministry has meant to me. My husband and his girlfriend have ended their relationship. She has called me and told me that mine and my daughters prayers have worked PTL! My husband and I are talking again, the divorce was suppose to be final on October 23rd and wasn't and he now has asked if we could wait and see what happens. He has also asked if we could start seeing each other more and he told me that he still loves me. My situation to everyone seemed hopeless, even to me most of the time, so I would like to remind everyone that our God is a good God and is faithful." (Texas)

"Without the guidance of this ministry, I do not believe my marriage would have been restored. When my husband turned his heart to God, he realized he and the other woman were unequally yoked. God first cleansed me and then He did the rest. It was suddenly and unexpected, but God was right on time. My husband had not made any contact with me for almost two years and my marriage was a dead corpse. When my husband came home the other woman came home with him, emotionally. I have said nothing, except to suggest that we pray for her salvation. I will always love and support this ministry." (South Carolina)

 A PS from Pompano - This wise stander understood that after her husband came home he would go through a grief process in getting over the other person, as we have written and taught about. Prodigals do not come home with amensia. Many newly restored marriages fall apart all over again because the stander is not prepared for their homecoming. We have material to help you be prepared.

 The days after a prodigal first comes home are like walking through a mine field for both spouses. We have a package of material to help both you and your mate when your miracle comes true - http://rejoiceministries.org/r.php?num=30h6n

"My husband and I remarried. We were divorced six weeks when we remarried. Our separation was horrific. I lost my job and had major health problems, but God provided. Hearing some of the turmoil and struggles that my husband went through, I knew each one was God's piercing of his heart. Don't give up. Stand firm. God is our Healer." (South Carolina)

“I've been standing for almost a year and my suddenly happened a few weeks ago. God used a car accident to open my husband’s eyes. God is in control of all things. My husband was enraged with anger, resentment and bitterness, BUT GOD. I wanted to give up so many times, but I stayed faithful believing that God was going to keep to His promise and bring my husband back home. He has not only returned back home, but we are more in love with each other than ever before. Keep the course, don't give up, the restoration of your marriage can happen at any moment. God was faithful in the midst of my hurt, confusion and loneliness. Thank you Rejoice Ministries for keeping me encouraged and hopeful in the midst of my fear and uncertainty.”  (California)

“My husband and I are starting life anew. I was in such shock on Christmas Eve when my husband wanted to stay at our house after opening gifts with our children and actually wanted me by his side. We talked for hours. He wanted to stay home. There is much healing that will need to take place, but the joy far outweighs the sorrow. I kept clinging to the message that God is in control.” (Ohio)
“My marriage is being restored! My beautiful bride is back and we’ve all been together as a family again for a couple months now. Our situation was the impossible of the IMPOSSIBLE in the world’s eyes, but we know how awesome God is! The joy, love, passion and peace that we have as we rebuild is unexplainable. To God be the glory forever and ever!”  (Arizona)

"I give thanks to the Lord. My husband's attitude toward our marriage changed. He returned home a month ago and we have been very happy enjoying every minute of it. He is doing his best to make everything right again. I know I must continue looking to the Lord for help. The battle is not our, but the Lord's. God answers prayer."  (Florida)

"My husband’s been home for a month. God gave me Psalm 107:28-31, revealing that our storm has been stilled, that our marriage is being restored. I know it's because God has finally gotten through to me and I am putting Him first. This past weekend we attended a marriage conference. My husband told me he is committed to me and mostly to our Lord. We've had some great moments. I thank God for this season. I know He needed to straighten me out, and now I know how to be a better companion. I give God the glory." (Texas)

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

"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)

"My prodigal is home. He is on the couch after years apart. I have been looking at houses and my prodigal is seeing us as a family. He calls me his wife even though the divorce is final."  (California)

“I was hard-hearted and pushed my spouse out and filed for divorce. God dealt with me and made a way for the divorce to be dismissed two months later. After over a year of my spouse telling me he was not coming home ever, he called on a Sunday morning and asked if I was going to church and if the gate was unlocked. He said he was going to start bringing his things home. Suddenly, just like you say. Praise God, He is working and I have zipped it. God Bless RMM.”  (Washington)

“Praise the Lord my husband is home. This was my word to the Lord that he will receive all the praise and Glory for my husband coming home, I will make my Lord’s name known to the world. The Lord has thought of me so much and I am just glad I can write my testimony so many others will learn to love and serve the Lord, Thank you very much for your prayers; please continue to pray for us. May my Lord receive all the Praise and Glory.”  (Dubai) 

"Two years ago my prodigal husband came home after months of separation. I give God all the credit for that happy day. I also thank Bob and Charlyne for being messengers of the Word. Everyday I think about how God moved in my life and our marriage. God restores, and it is better than you could imagine. I'll never regret the decision to stand for our marriage. Out of the pain, I gained a stronger relationship with my husband and God." (Virginia)

"Praise God! My wife emailed me yesterday and asked for forgiveness and asked if I would be willing to fix our marriage. I am so blessed. God has moved in her life and replaced that heart of stone with a heart of flesh. He filled it with Love and gained yet another victory over satan. It is still a long road but God has paved the way. Thanks Rejoice Ministries. You have been a blessing through this storm." (Iowa)
"My prodigal has asked me to remarry him. PTL! We have been divorced for four years. He has been promoted and is moving 2 hours away. Since I have had my stroke, and my partners have terminated my employment with them, I am free to pick up and move. Otherwise, I'd still be under contract with them. I knew God had a plan when I had my stroke 3 months ago. Yes, Bob, soon I will stand in church and tell of how God has healed my marriage. You'll are like parents to me." (Texas)

"My husband and I are restored and this past weekend we moved into the home we purchased together. Without God and your ministry encouraging me I don’t think I would have made it. God Bless you." (Oklahoma)

“PTL, my wife came home yesterday. She left me and our children some months ago. Having her call me yesterday to get a U-Haul so she can come back home was the greatest gift I ever received. The last few weeks have been the worst we ever had since the separation. As a stander I did my best to keep the faith; it was hard. So many times my faith wavered and I feared that I was going to lose my wife. After listening to Charlyne’s CD about faith as small as a mustard seed, I went to the store to buy a bottle of mustard seeds. I put them by my kitchen window the night before my wife called to come home. Just know that through God anything is possible. Never give up, no matter what your mind or your feelings tell you. God is working on your spouse as soon as you asked Him too. It would have been so easy for me to give up on my wife, but my love and trust through Jesus and the Holy Spirit saved my marriage. We still have a long road to go, but we just started our journey for the rest of our lives.”  (Virginia)

“My husband suddenly left the other woman yesterday. He asked me if I could store some of his personal items and signed himself into a men's shelter in hopes of getting help to put his life back together Please pray for him to make Jesus his Lord and Savior.” (Illinois)

“Glory and Honor to my God. My husband returned home after several months of living in sin. God fulfilled His promise.  I came to Your feet, sad and with great need of You. You opened your arms and comforted me.  Thank You my Lord. Forever I will worship You, because only in You I put my trust.  If You are for me who can be against me?”  (United States Minor Islands)

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