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!

“Yesterday my wife called and wanted to talk. She told me she wanted to work on getting our family back together. Praise God. I realize this is only the first step in a long healing process. Months ago, I would have never thought this day would come. I was able to keep my focus on the eternal view.” (North Carolina)

“When my husband and I met we were involved in church and letting God lead our direction and lives. Cut to two years later, we left a church due to problems and failed to find another one. We opened the door to trouble. Cut to two  more years, the trouble began. My husband left and I wanted him to at the time. After realizing what a huge mistake it would be to lose each other and our family bond, I began searching the internet, found a church, found this website and began praying without ceasing. Interceding day and night, determined not to be defeated. It was very hard to have my husband unresponsive for quite some time. One day, he called. He said it was as though a veil had been lifted and he thought ‘What am I doing? Can I please come home?’ My prayers had been answered. Things have never been better and to God be the glory! Forever!”  (Texas)  

“When I first found Rejoice Marriage Ministries, my husband had left. I prayed and fasted. It was a difficult time. But then "suddenly" my husband came home with conditions. I said OK and slowly the Lord began to change him and showed him the truth without me having to say or do anything. The Lord handled everything and in 2008 we came back to our original home. It is now 2012 and you can’t imagine how much the Lord has blessed us. My husband is the most wonderful man in the world and he is totally different from what he was. But I believe we would not be where we are today had we not gone through this trial. Please don’t lose heart in your stand. God will bring your prodigal home.” (Texas)

"I found your website by the guidance of the Holy Spirit when my husband left me. I was pregnant at that time. During these months of constant prayers, learning daily from His Word, never ending tears, and rededicating my life back to the Lord - my husband came back home - in love with me again! I am still praying for his salvation and know that our Lord is able to do anything! After all, He brought my husband home when everything seemed hopeless. We are going to have our first child and we will have a complete family under one roof. What a mighty Lord we serve!" (California)

“PTL! My suddenly finally happened. After more than three years of separation and nearing the final stage of divorce, God restored my marriage. I had no idea that the Lord had moved the other woman out of my husband's life and was working on his heart in such a mighty way. He is worthy to be praised. Listen fellow standers, I got weary on the last stretch of my stand and was ready to move on but God intervened. Dear standers, please don't give up, even when it seems hopeless because my situation appeared that way. Just remember that Jesus is faithful. He is not a man that He should lie and He honors marriage. Never fail in bringing God's Word to His remembrance and claiming scripture for your marriage and family. I did and now my husband and I are moving on in our marriage by the grace of God. I’m praying for you all, so be encouraged because God will keep His promise.”  (Nevada)

"I have been married 32 years. Five years ago I became the prodigal, moving out and leaving my husband, living with another man. My heart was torn and I was deceived by the enemy. Feeling convicted, I sought to find a divorce recovery group but instead I found Rejoice Ministries and they were in my own back yard. I only went to two meetings but could not stay away from "Charlyne Cares". I became the stander and my husband had replaced me. I told him I was standing for our marriage and even wore my wedding ring, which he told me to take off. Now--Praise God, our marriage is restored!"  (Florida)
"I stood in the gap with the Lord and proclaimed my husband would come home. My husband moved back in after being away for several months and our divorce was due to be over. I praise the Lord (husband) moved all his belongings and a change of heart back into our home! Thank you for standing in the gap with me and supporting and feeding my weary soul through this struggle." (Texas)

 

"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)

 

“PTL! My husband's heart was softened by the Lord Almighty. After telling me he didn't love me, it was over, he made it back home after many months of barely any communication. When I truly let go and gave it to God, he started sending me texts that he missed me and then he spent weekends overnight and now has been home ever since. I always declared Proverbs 19:21 Many plans are in a person's mind, but the LORD's purpose will succeed (in my marriage, family and ministry). Thank God His Word does not return void when we declare it.”  (Texas)

“My husband has been back in our home living for over a year but we are still not officially back together. On Christmas Eve he said Merry Christmas to me and also said he loved me. We had a meal together with our four sons. Before dinner each of us said a prayer of thanks and asked God to help us as a family in the new year. My sons were very moved as they each read a special card their dad picked out for them. After we opened our gifts my husband had tears in his eyes. He told us this was the best Christmas Eve he has ever had. In God’s time I know my marriage will be fully restored. Please keep the faith.”  (Pennsylvania) 

“My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, I was once were you are at, waiting on the Lord to bring your spouse back home, first to HIM and then to our family. It's now been 17 months since my spouse returned after 8 years away and i t was when I least expected it. Keep praying faithfully for your spouse. Do not give up stay firm in the gap in prayer for your spouse. God hates divorce and you must trust HIM. I am a living testimony of God's great miracles. Our marriage was dead but now He has made it alive. My spouse came knocking at our door asking God for forgiveness and then each of the family members. Trust HIM!”  (Illinois)

Praise God for His faithfulness. My husband left to start a new life and filed for divorce. Suddenly he called, wanting to start again. Papers were filed to stop the divorce and he is moving back home in a week. I know that God has a lot of work to do in both of us, but I know He will complete the work He has begun to resurrect our dead marriage. This ministry has been such an encouragement to me all this time. On days I thought I couldn't go on or thought I was crazy to believe my husband would come back, I gained new hope." (California)

“I am still basking in how the Lord moved. Last year my husband was with another and he and my child were spending the holidays with her. Fast forward to this Christmas, he and my child were with me as a family. He blessed me so much this season that I just am overcome with joy. My husband has always been a giver and he poured out his heart, not just on me and our child, but my family as well! The most precious point I would like to make is that my husband had the desire to do all this...be home, eat together, and go visit family as a unit. It was beautiful. The Lord is faithful. The Lord spoke to me last Christmas that he was coming home and he is doing just that. I'm humbled.”  (North Carolina)

"My husband left home. Our son had cancer and was in treatment at the time. I moved away with my son. I was not going to let my husband keep doing this to me, I thought. The Lord really began working on my heart and my commitment to the covenant I made with Him and my husband. I moved back, repented, forgave, and prayed. I found Rejoice Ministries on the Internet and thought this was crazy, but soon realized very biblical. Many discouraged my stand. Our son was healed and encouraged me to keep praying for Daddy. My husband broke off the other relationship. He went to church earlier this year and began coming back to the Lord. I asked him out on a date. We were separated four years. He moved home in September. He is going to Promise Keepers tomorrow. God has restored our marriage and family. It is wonderful when a Prodigal comes home. They are thankful and you understand and are grateful. God gave us the privilege to stand. Thank you for your ministry." (Canada)

“PTL my spouse told me he wants to move home! I'm still in shock because I've had such a bad week, and have been attacked by the enemy over and over. I was really down, but I did feel down in my spirit something good was coming, and I told myself that it made sense, because I wouldn't be having so much opposition if I weren't doing things God's way. Well, my husband came and spent today with the kids and me. I told him I missed him and his response was, 'I want to move home.' Thank You Jesus! This must have been what I felt coming up in my spirit! While he did admit it wouldn't be tomorrow, and he still isn't saved, God has been doing a mighty work in my husband's heart. Don't ever give up standers! Thank you RMM for your encouragement!”  (Texas)

"After many months of separation, my husband is home and is going to church with me. I started off with little faith, but I held on to Bible scripture and I started preaching the Word of God to anyone who would hear me. My faith grew as I shared the teachings I was learning. God is a merciful, loving God, who will not leave His faithful servants in shame." (Florida)

"My husband and I have been restored for over two years. I cannot believe how much my husband loves me now. This must be God loving me through my husband, because I have never known this kind of love. This is such a testimony to me about how, when God does something, it is so much better than anything we try to make happen ourselves. I am so blessed." (Arizona)

"I want to praise God. We are celebrating our one year restored anniversary. My husband is better than ever. He has totally given up alcohol and has rededicated his life to our family and the Lord." (Colorado)

"Since my husband returned home four months ago, Satan has attacked us relentlessly. However, Almighty God has won every battle for us. He has turned the bad into good every time. Thank you Charlyne and Bob for warning standers not to stop standing after our prodigals come home." (New York)
"My wife and I were remarried. Last Sunday, she joined me at church and during the singing of the invitational song, she looked up at me and asked, "Will you go down with me?" We have both been baptized previously, but until our divorce we never had a real relationship with God.   The minister was aware of our story and shared it briefly with the congregation. He then baptized me and allowed me to assist in baptizing my bride. I believe that was a better day than the day we remarried. That evening, after I prayed for us, instead of saying, "Amen," she continued the prayer. What a blessing to pray together with my bride.   There were many times during our two years of divorce that I wanted to give up and I praise God for giving me the strength to continue standing to see the deliverance He had for me." (Texas)

“Today is our wedding anniversary. It also marks one month that my husband has been home after many years away. I did not find your website until after Bob's death, but I would like you to know that through his writings I was able to see the truth on the other side of the mountain. I continue to pray daily for my husband and children until I see all the Lord has promised! May all standers be encouraged. God is faithful, loving, merciful and kind. God bless you all.”  (Illinois)

 "After years of separation my husband and I remarried in January. Everyone told me that he would never change and to go on with my life, but I stood on what God had promised me. Like every couple, we have problems, but not the ones that separated us. I continue to pray for myself and others to hold on and not give up on Jesus. He is the only One who can help us on this road that we are on. I love Him so much."   (Mississippi).
"I am speechless at seeing my suddenly happen just like that. After months of separation, my husband called my best friend and told her to tell me he loves me and is coming home. I thank God for His divine intervention. I stood in hopelessness and believed when it all looked impossible. A couple of days ago, God told me to be still and know He is God. I did not relate much to what He was saying as everything was just a huge mess. I understand now. And I thank Him for His grace. Hallelujah.” (South Africa)

"After months of separation, my husband moved back. We are receiving Christian counsel, and he is closer to the Lord. God has placed many great people in our lives who are encouraging us to do as He has commanded. All the glory to God." (New Mexico)

“My husband returned home but I could tell he was still really struggling. We found out that there is a baby coming out of the other relationship. God prepared me for this news the week and day before. I handled it very well in front of my husband. I did break down after he left but God's strength got me through the night. To make a long story short, I am NOT giving up on our marriage! The enemy picked the wrong marriage to try to destroy. With all that is going on and family members contacting my husband with not so nice things to say, he told me that the only person he has seen God through has truly been ME! Praise God! God is working! Under the circumstances it looks hopeless, but with GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!”  (South Carolina) 

"God makes the impossible possible. This is what He has done for me. We are moving back to our house in our home state and my husband is going with us. Praise God. As for me and family, we will serve the Lord." (Florida)

"Sunday will be our wedding anniversary. My returned husband and I will be renewing our vows at our church. The pastor also asked me to give my testimony at the morning service. I am excited to share what God has done for us to so many. I want all to know that God still brings prodigals home and that nothing is too hard for Him. This time last year I was alone at Christmas, but I felt filled with the peace and joy of Christ and His promises. All Glory and praise to God for this miracle." (Texas)

“Praise God for the work He has done in my life. My wife and I were apart, the divorce papers were filed and we were due to go to court in a few weeks. But I prayed and fasted and God heard my prayers. My wife called me and said she wants me to come back home to be a family. Our God is still working on marriages so pray and ask Him to restore. He wants to do it for you as He did it for me.”  (Louisiana)

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

"My husband came home almost one year to the day of our separation. I know I have been greatly blessed and not just because of his homecoming, but because God has transformed and humbled me. Life is still a struggle and many times I have to remember all that the Lord has done and promised to do and that He has not taken us this far just to let us fall down. I have weeks of being so spiritually attacked but thank the Lord Charlyne and Bob's devotionals are always right on for getting me out of my pity party. This ministry is such a life line to me. God's finger prints are all over it. God amazes me so much. I'm so glad He chose me to know Him more. Stand firm no matter where in the restoration process you are, God is so faithful to give faith, peace and comfort especially when you think your situation has reached impossible. The most important thing I can share with a stander is this: 'Make sure God is first, in time reading His word, in chatting with Him privately, in His will. Does He want you to fast, clean, read or love more? You'll see miracle after miracle when God is first. Praise the Lord. He is so good.'" (Florida)

"My husband left and filed for divorce. The Lord led me to Rejoice Marriage Ministries and I started standing for my marriage, fasting and praying. God led my entire household into a breakthrough. My kids all rededicated their lives to Jesus and joined in praying for their prodigal dad. All of a sudden, my husband called me and asked to come back. He is now a changed man. The divorce was retracted and we are planning a wedding renewal ceremony with our family and friends. God is so faithful. Thanks to Bob and Charlyne for the ministry God has given them."  (Washington State)

"After months of separation, praise God, I've been back in the house for several weeks now, though my wife says it is still month-to-month. My posting this testimony is for the purpose of claiming Christ's victory in my wife's heart over the enemy's deceit in general. God will open her eyes fully, and quickly with persistent prayer."  (North Carolina)

"Praise God. After four months my husband has returned. God hears and answers prayers. Thank you for allowing God to use you to help me to stand." (Arkansas)

 "My prodigal came back last week. He suddenly sees the other person in a different light and wants his family. Praise the Lord. My prayers continue to be for him to stay on this path and for him to repent fully." (Minnesota)

"God is so good. I thank God for His faithfulness. After many months of being in the far country, my spouse suddenly and unexpectedly came home. We had dinner one night, and the following day, he returned with his bags. Glory to God, He restores." (California)
"God does answer our prayers. I divorced my husband. I believed everyone when they said he would never change and I even gave up on waiting for God to work in his life. I loved him and so wanted for our marriage to work. We dated and made a few attempts in ourselves to try to pull things together again. These failed miserably. God sent a friend my way. She introduced me to your ministry.With God's help, her prayers, and your daily encouragement, I began my stand for the restoration of my marriage and my husband to Christ.  my husband had a heart attack and our circumstances seemed evenmore serious. Two weeks ago, my husband moved out of the situation he was in. He is now situated in our home and soon I will be situated there also. We have a long road ahead and thank God for your book‘Standing after the Prodigal returns'  Had I not have read this, our first two weeks would probably have already been miserable.  iinstead Ihave been able to deal with these issues in a different light and pray through a lot of them. I thank God daily for bringing us back together and know that soon my husband will again be the man of God he is meant to be." (Oklahoma)
"My husband decided that the pressure to be responsible for a wife was more than he was willing to work at any longer. I was served divorce papers after his first 30 days from home. After flip flopping from faith to fear, one day I clearly heard from God that my marriage would be restored in His time. I dug my heels in and committed to standing for my marriage come what may. I told (my attorney) that he would be witness to a miracle straight from heaven. He scoffed. After nine months of our separation, we ended up at the same social event. At the end of the evening, he walked me to my car, where he blurted out, ‘I want to come home." Hallelujah! I could have never imagined it would happen this way. After being home for three months, we conceived another blessing. January, 2004, our gift arrived, a beautiful daughter. We continue to move towards total restoration and healing a year and a half later. We are living on 'the other side of a kept promise'" (Texas)

"I was invited back home after a long separation. My spouse and children need to heal. I know God is working. I only need to keep my eyes on Him." (Ohio)

“Praise God, my husband has returned. It has been a year since he left and now he is back home. I praise God for this journey, it brought me closer to our Lord and changed me. My journey began with a fast where the Lord convicted me of my sin of divorcing my husband. Once I repented the changes began. Change began to take place in me and our God Jehovah is faithful to His Word. What an awesome God we serve. We are starting a new chapter in our lives.”  (Texas)

“I am praising God today and every day. My husband and I were remarried Tuesday after five years of separation and divorce. Though my stand was very hard, God never let me give up even when I begged Him. I thank Him that He didn't allow it. Thank you also Bob and Charlyne for your support and prayers.” (Mississippi)

“My marriage has been restored after some years of separation. God answered in His time. He is so faithful. Please don’t give up even if circumstances look impossible. I believe in the promises written in the Bible…say it, repeat it, believe it! God is awesome! " (California) 

 "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)

"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)

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, tomorrow, and forever." Hebrews 13:8

"I have been on your mailing list for about a year now. The scriptures and inspiration have pulled me through these last 14 months of being separated and almost divorced from my husband. He decided this past Saturday that he wanted to try to be a father and a husband again. Thank you, God, and thanks to your ministry. Now that he is home ourreal work can begin. Keep up the good work that the Lord has given you. Keep praying for this family." (Ohio)

"My husband came home to us for Thanksgiving. Praise Jesus and His Holy Name. Our Lord keeps all His promises." (Pennsylvania)

"My husband came back home this weekend. The Holy Spirit let me know it was time. My husband is not saved, but he said God told him it was time and he wants to truly get to know God and go to church. I know the battle it not over until he is totally delivered and my husband confesses Jesus as Lord. I thank you for your prayers and the book, 'Prodigals Do Come Home.' It was very powerful in my life.” (New York)

“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)

"Last year my husband told me that he had fallen out of love with me and he wanted to be with someone else. This angered and hurt me in a way that I have never known pain but it has strengthened my relationship with God. My husband is now pursuing reconciliation with God, and with me. I am truly thankful for God's guidance and mercy in both our lives. I am so happy that we are both rejoicing about celebrating our union on our three year anniversary."  (Georgia)

"My husband left me and filed for divorce. The divorce will be retracted and he has now been back reunited with the family. My kids are so excited to see their prayers answered. Thank you Bob and Charlyne for giving me hope and encouragement through your devotions and radio messages. The Lord has brought my prodigal home and is beginning to heal our family and my heart from this crisis. Nothing is impossible with our God." (California)

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