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 God, Tuesday afternoon my prodigal and I were remarried. I know what He has done for me, He will do for others. I will be standing for the rest of my life and praying a hedge over my husband and our family. Thank you Bob and Charlyne for your work." (Florida) (posted 7/13/2006)

"My covenant spouse came home in a suddenly. I had claimed in prayer Proverbs 19:2, Ezekiel 36:26, and Exodus 14 to take a stand against the divorce and the other woman. He went to see her in the UK. He had just told her goodbye and to return to her husband when he was hit by a car as a pedestrian. He broke both wrists. He called me from the UK hospital to ask to come home. Our three young children now get a new heritage of restoration. Praise the Lord for His victory over the enemy's schemes!"  (Texas)

(posted 4/17/2011)
"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) (posted 8/31/2014)

"This letter is to announce to you that my prodigal husband came home. We had been separated for over three years. Two weeks ago, my husband came home and said he told the other woman that he was going back home to his wife and that he couldn’t stand being away from his daughter's life. I had only been really standing firm for a few months. I had to make sure I had a pure heart. I apologized to my husband for my fault in the relationship. I e-mailed him the apology letter, I started seeing change in him towards me. I started living as if I was married. Thank you, Charlyne and Bob. I could not have done it without you. I will never in my life again doubt the power of God." (New Jersey)

(posted 11/18/2006)

"My husband and I spoke on the phone today after years of being separated. He wants to reconcile. After years of drugs, abuse and so many issues. I was able to share with him a promise God had given us years ago. When I finished we were both in tears." (California) 

(posted 10/3/2008)

"My husband and I are back together after being separated for months. I was told by everyone to give up and let go until someone sent me your website. You encouraged me to stand and your advice change my life. My husband could see God through me. I can forgive because I have finally learned how to forgive myself. We are back together, but I still look forward to reading your messages. They are still encouraging me. Thank you for all that you do." (North Carolina)

(posted 8/11/2007)
“God is wonderful! My miracle happened on New Year! My husband told me he didn’t love me anymore when I was pregnant with our first child, and he didn’t want our baby either. He never left the house but we weren’t together. Many times I wanted to give up, it was too difficult to continue. But the devotionals gave me peace and hope that God will restore my marriage. God answered part of my prayers when my baby girl was born and my husband fell in love with her immediately. I continued praying for our marriage and on New Year, my husband kissed me and told me this year will be different. I continue praying for full restoration and guidance. Don’t give up! Our Lord is with us and He will restore your marriage, just wait for His perfect timing.”  (Canada) (posted 1/19/2015)

“I cannot thank you enough for your website! My husband has decided to reconcile and come home. Thank You Jesus! Keep the faith and keep praying and reading. Each time I questioned my stand I would get a sign to continue even though family/friends were not supportive.”   (Virginia)

(posted 12/3/2012)

"My husband confessed to an addiction to pornography. In our pastor's office, he further confessed to immorality. I wanted to walk out, but my pastor's wife asked me not to do so. Although we didn't separate, we went through a lot of heartache and pain. My husband quit his job because he traveled and that made it easier to sin. God planted a mustard seed of hope in my heart. I drowned myself in the Word of God, listened to sound preaching, attended Biblical counseling with my husband and a Christian support group. This Fall we facilitated a marriage class at our church and my husband is going to get his degree in Biblical Counseling. The Lord Jesus Christ resurrected our dead marriage and it is better than what we ever had before. I know God heals hurting marriages because He healed mine." (North Carolina)

(posted 11/22/2006)
“God does heal hurting marriages. My husband and I were separated for three months. He filed for divorce after abandoning me and my child. I have been praying and praying for God to step into his life so my husband can realize his mistakes. We were to go to court in January. My prodigal called me after Christmas to say he was filing a dismissal. The Lord does answer prayers. My husband has now repented and he wants a closer relationship with God. He has asked for my forgiveness. Hallelujah, he came home on New Year's Eve.” (Georgia) (posted 1/13/2006)
“I came across your website last year while my husband and I were separated. During that time I thought there was no hope for my marriage because my husband and I were not talking. He had moved into in his own apartment and was actively seeing other women. I cried and prayed and cried and prayed to the point where I was just about to give up because my prayers did not seem to be getting answered. Just when I was ready to give up on my husband and the restoration of my marriage, God sent my husband back to me. We have been back together going on four months now. Every day is a challenge but I am determined to continue to fight and make our marriage work. Please continue to pray for the restoration of my marriage as I will continue to pray for the healing of broken marriages all across the world. Thank you prayer worriers.”  (California) (posted 7/11/2014)
"I just want to share my experience. My husband and I had been married for 17 years when we got divorced this past April. We wereChristians who went astray for a time...long enough for Satan to snatch my soul temporarily and deceive me. I was divorced within 6 weeks and I thought I was happy. My husband never stopped praying or loving me. He remained faithful and trust God the whole time of our divorce. I was the Prodigal who was once lost, but thanks to God's mercy and my husband's faithfulness and prays...I am now found. God was there all along for me. No matter how hard I tried, I could not fight the will of God. God was always there speaking to my heart. The will of God is much stronger than any temptation from Satan. My husband and I were remarried on November 14, 1999." (posted 11/20/2004)

"The Enemy had been badgering our marriage for months. It was so hard for me to live in this relationship the way it was so I took the easy way out, I thought. I continued to pray and fast. My husband started coming around, but I was afraid until one day, I decided to go out on a date with him. We started to talking and became friends again. I had moved into an apartment and signed a lease. Today my husband called me 7:30 A.M. and asked me to come home. Praise God, I am moving home today. I know that things are not going to be perfect, but at least I do know that God is working in and through my husband. He is willing to try and that is the beginning of restoration. I look for Charlyne Cares email every day. They have really helped me, because I almost gave up at one point. I thank God for you."  (Mississippi)

(posted 8/25/2006)

“Thank You Lord, Thank You Jesus. My husband has stopped the divorce. If it were not for RMM, teaching me about standing and praying for my marriage and my husband; sending me emails constantly, helping me believe and have faith in God that He will restore my marriage, I would have given up months ago. With God anything is possible. My situation was so hopeless, I didn't foresee this happy day. God is the creator of all miracles, Praise His name. Don't despair fellow standers, keep praying. Listen, God speaks to us all the time. God does answer. My faith is renewed. Amen.”  (South Africa)

(posted 11/18/2013)
“My husband has been home for three months and both of us continue to depend on the Lord for the complete restoration of our marriage. Your ministry has been such a help and support to me throughout my stand. I still thank God for bringing him home.” (Delaware) (posted 1/28/2005)

“My husband and I have been divorced three years.  I had no thoughts of reconciliation because our marriage had been very troubled.  But God!  The Lord began to work and cleanse my husband during this period.  He drew closer to Christ and began to pray for our broken marriage.  Recently, I found Rejoice Marriage Ministries and I also began to pray for a new marriage.  Praise God we have reconciled!  We are more in love than we ever were and we will remarry soon.  Best of all, my husband now has a real relationship with Christ.  He now has rejoined our church and we attend as a family.”  Restored in Ohio

(posted 10/1/2012)
"Several months ago I began to share the daily devotionals with one of my best friends who had been standing before me. I would print out the devotionals and give them to her, as she doesn't use a computer. My friend and her son hadn't seen her husband, who was residing out of state, and rarely spoke on the phone. The encouragement and guidance she received from your ministry changed her perspective, her prayers, and lifted her spirit. Thursday her husband showed up with everything he owned, totally unannounced...flowers in hand declaring his desire to return to her and his family. The wonder and glory of this miracle has caused a wonderful ripple among us all and praises are up and bountiful. They are planning to remarry A.S.A.P.. (Virginia) (posted 11/20/2004)

“Praise the Lord. Thank You God. This has been a horrible week where I felt as though I was hitting a wall whenever I tried to pray. What I didn't know was that the Almighty Father was working on my spouse's heart. He arrived home suddenly with all of his belongings to move back in. Our son was so happy he was crying. We all went to church the next morning and our son could not stop hugging his dad. Thank You God for bringing my family all back together. I will never stop thanking the Lord or praying for my marriage and other standers’ marriages. Pray and trust.Do not fear, only believe.’ Mark 5:36.”  (Florida)

(posted 2/11/2014)

“Although my husband has remained in the house, he told me two years ago that he wanted a divorce. I began my stand at that time and would not agree to filing a joint petition for divorce and I know over the next two years, the Lord protected me from my husband filing divorce papers. During my stand, the Lord has changed me into someone I never thought I could be - I love my husband more than I ever have before and I finally have a beautiful relationship with the Lord. A couple of weeks ago, out of the blue, I received a text from my husband thanking me for all I have done for him and how much he really appreciated me. He then invited me out to dinner. The following week, we celebrated our wedding anniversary together and over the weekend he began sleeping in our bed. My husband hasn't verbalized his commitment to me and our marriage yet, but I know all things are possible through Christ Jesus!”  (Minnesota)

(posted 10/15/2012)

“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) 

(posted 8/30/2012)

“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)

(posted 11/11/2013)

"My husband has decided to return to our family. After praying and fasting, even in those times when I was about to give up because I saw no change, God has performed a miracle. We are on a journey to complete restoration. I will continue to stand for my marriage, as well as those of members in my family. To God be the Glory." (Alabama)

(posted 6/6/2008)

"Just a thank you for being there, and to let you know that my husband and I are now reconciled. We separated a couple years ago, and God has worked in mighty ways in both of our lives. We just moved back together. God does indeed restore hurting marriages."  (Wisconsin)

(posted 7/6/2007)

“After  months of prayer, fasting, shutting my mouth (not all the time, but enough), my husband has returned home. I thought that would be the hard part, but I see that my stand has only begun. He is committed and God has begun a good work in us. I truly survived with Exodus 14:14 (The Message translation).  God will fight my battle, and me, I need to shut my mouth! Getting over an affair is very difficult, and only the pursuit of Gods presence keeps me at peace. I pray for all of my brothers and sisters still awaiting the return, and for those who are home, the strength and obedience to continue. May God get ALL the glory!”  (South Carolina)

(posted 8/26/2013)

“At the end of the summer my husband moved us into a home near his work. He had been gone for nearly three years before restoration. Though I was reluctant to leave the area where we lived for many years, God in his goodness has supplied much Christian fellowship and many friends in a short time. Restoration is happening all through our family between four generations. Miracles do happen and God is rebuilding our family on the Rock of Jesus Christ. Praise be to God! I hope this is of encouragement to others to know that God can restore a very large and diverse family. He does more than we can think or imagine.”  (Canada)

(posted 12/3/2012)

"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)

(posted 10/11/2008)

“God has suddenly brought my spouse home. Our daughter announced we're getting back together to her teacher. Her teacher came to tell me she heard the good news and then she shared that ever since she was four-years-old she has been wishing that her parents would reunite. Divorce impacts a child their entire life.”  (Missouri)

(posted 8/30/2012)

“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) 

(posted 1/22/2013)
"Praise the Lord, my husband of many years changed his mind and returned home. We are going to counseling and we are both learning to listen to each other. Pray, pray, pray is the only advice I can give. God had to change me too!" (Canada) (posted 1/28/2011)
"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) (posted 1/19/2011)
“Praise God above. I have been a stander some months now. I was so devastated when my husband left but God is good and powerful. He talked to me through His Word that I should not leave my husband because He hates putting away. Now miracles and wonders were presented to me. Standing is not about how hard-hearted or hard-headed my husband is but how powerful God is. He has gone from an arrogant husband to a friendly one. God can turn favor upon favor to us standers. Keep on standers, believe, trust, stand and be still. Our God is mightier than we can imagine.”  (Philippines) (posted 8/31/2014)

"My prodigal is home today. During the court session his lawyer told me, my husband wanted to see the children. Saturday we all went out to eat and he is home. We are both very emotional right now. Everything happened so fast it is still hard for me to believe. Praise God." (Oklahoma)

(posted 12/8/2007)
"Praise The Lord! My husband returned home after being absent from our family for over 2 years. We are working things out and are going to attend a marriage course at our church. God is so good! (Maryland) (posted 11/20/2004)

“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)

(posted 11/25/2013)

"Praise God, it has been several years since my prodigal returned and while we still struggle I continue to pray for God's guidance. I am an attorney and I often get divorce cases. I have had an opportunity to counsel many and rejoice when they withdraw their petitions. God is good. While this does not help my business, I remain happy every time a client calls and tells me they have reconciled with their spouse." (Florida)

(posted 6/26/2009)

“My suddenly happened this week! My husband and I had been seeing each other over the past few weeks. He texted me on Monday to tell me he was at a crossroads and was thinking about giving notice at his apartment to move out. He said he would lose his rent deposit by leaving early but it was worth it. He felt life together would be better this time. He asked me what I thought. I told him that I had always said the door was open and this was his home. Two days later he was bringing belongings over and has been staying ever since! The Lord has transformed both of our hearts. I am trusting the Lord's timing in all of this and so very thankful for His mercy and grace! All the glory goes to Him! I have never been happier!”  (Canada)

(posted 7/15/2013)

"My prodigal and I have maintained a friendship after an emotional forgiveness letter I wrote to him. I have been praying and growing weary in my stand. We have started dating and getting to know each other again. The good thing is that we are learning trust and honesty during the process. We have agreed that this new start is a good start. God is so good and I know He is working." (Texas)

(posted 3/24/2006)

"Everything looked hopeless. Court proceedings were underway and complex. I hadn’t spoken to my wife for months. The day before we were again due in court, my wife came to my office and handed me a court notice of discontinuance. I was speechless. We spent Saturday at a Christian bookshop buying resources to rebuild our marriage. God is absolutely amazing." (Australia)

(posted 7/3/2009)
"Praise the Lord, my husband has come home 'suddenly'! Thank you so much for proclaiming that God heals hurting marriages. I learned to forgive my husband for everything, love him unconditionally, and stand for my marriage boldly proclaiming the word of God - my husband came home. We have been praying together every night. Thanks to your books I knew what to expect and I'm still standing for him to be saved and our marriage completely healed. I will continue to pray for hurting marriages and give my testimony to other couples in crisis." (Maryland) (posted 1/28/2011)

"Praise God, I did not give up on my spouse. God wouldn't let me even though almost daily I begged Him to give me permission to let go. He promised me that my husband would be His and I held on to that promise. God was faithful and saw me through these hard times. Today my husband is home with me and my children, attends church with us, and is being transformed. Thank You Jesus."  (Virginia)

(posted 9/22/2006)

"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)

(posted 6/2/2006)

"My husband and I have been back together since 2010. I kicked him out after what was done even though we were both unhappy. He had no relationship with the Lord and I was wavering from the faith. But then I made up my mind I wanted the marriage to work and cried out to God. It took some time, but after standing on God’s Word, prayer, and fasting, my husband came back and eventually gave his life to the Lord. This wasn’t his plan but God had other plans. It took some time but the prodigal did come back, and God worked in both of our hearts. We are better this time around than the first, serving the Lord which is the icing on the cake. I love You Lord forever. To God be the glory.”  (Florida)

(posted 2/11/2014)
"I received a phone call from my husband after four years asking to meet with me. I have prayed for him and believed God to restore our marriage even though he divorced me. I knew God still saw us as married and I just lived my life for the Lord and stood for the restoration of our marriage. We got together and he wanted to ask mefor forgiveness. Then he wrote me a email telling me he still loved me and that the last couple of years he has been getting counseling and with the help of Jesus he is getting healed. He said he knows we will be back together some day, but he still needs some more healing and we will be back together in His time. We have met again since then and visited and we will be getting together again at the end of the month. He is going to be moving to another state for work and we will keeping in contact. This is a miracle that we are communicating so I am praising the Lord." (Oregon) (posted 11/20/2004)

“Well I knew in my heart I would be writing this one day, but in my head I don't think I truly believed it. My wife and I separated. I wanted to stay together, but she pursued a divorce. Very close to the final hearing to end our marriage she began to soften, to change, to open her eyes. We began our restoration about this time last year. Although there have been some bumps along the way, we seem to get over them easier than before with God's help. I am so glad I did not quit on my wife! Keep praying for your spouse and trusting in God's Word!”  (Ohio)

(posted 4/28/2014)

“I have given up a few times in my stand but God has always reminded me He is faithful and to trust Him. Earlier this year I received my suddenly from my beloved, but due to me giving up and detouring it caused us to split up. For months I agonized about missing my suddenly. I attended the Dallas Rejoice on the Road conference and was encouraged by Charlyne praying for me and my beloved. After the prayer, Charlyne told me to continue praying and be prepared to write my testimony. I decided to let go and let God, stop trying to control my spouse coming back to me, seek God for His will for my life, and grow in Christ. During the process God taught me to trust Him to move on the other side of the mountain and that He is faithful. Well to God be all the Glory. My spouse has contacted me to say he is now ready to work on us and reconcile.”  (Texas)

(posted 9/30/2013)

"A week ago I was in Florida. God told me it's time to come home from my trip and go to my wife. I called her to tell her and she told me first that she'd like to try working on us. I have learned to hear God’s voice and it's a beautiful sound." (Canada)

(posted 9/7/2007)

“I am rejoicing! After a year of praying night and day, I finally had a breakthrough with my spouse today. Thank you, RMM for your prayers. I'm going to continue standing and praying for all of our marriages. God bless you!”  (Arizona) 

(posted 9/30/2012)

“This weekend my husband has been with us at our home. We have been separated for many months and recently I was becoming weary, physically and spiritually. But the Lord has given me signs that He is working and He does hear my prayers. Tonight my husband was going to go back to where he is staying and he did leave, but 15 minutes later he came back. He said he will sleep on the couch and he said he is confused. God is so good and faithful. Keep your eyes focused on Him and remember you have the victory!”  (Kansas)

(posted 9/16/2013)
“I lived with the love of my life, my prodigal spouse, for several lonely years after he had an affair. When the pain was unbearable, God said, ‘Trust Me not him.’ When I felt I couldn’t go on, my Father said, ‘Giving up on (my husband) is giving up on Me.’ Ouch! After that, I knew I was never giving up and neither should you or you’ll miss the best blessing of your life. The OW gave my husband temporary relief from the shame he felt due to a 40 year battle with pornography. He no longer felt worthy of my love or God’s, so he left us both. After years of praying scripture over him and loving him like Christ, his heart was transformed and with the help of Celebrate Recovery he was able to heal. Last Valentine’s Day was our new beginning and we are now in marriage ministry helping others! Glory to God! It only takes one in the one flesh union to pray for restoration. In God’s perfect time and without delay, thy will be done. And His will is for your marriage to survive and thrive. Are you that one spouse who will pray?”  (Texas) (posted 1/27/2015)
"I don't know if you will remember me from your early days. My husband(name) came to visit you after we reconciled. He and I are stilltogether and it has been ten years. My friend (name) and her husband are also still reconciled. We were talking today and saying that weare so grateful for the support this ministry gave us as we walked through that time in our life. I gave someone your web site addresstoday who is just starting to stand for her marriage. This is thefirst time I have been to the web site and did not know about it until(name) gave it to me today. I know God is blessing. Thank you for yourlove and faithfulness." (Texas) (posted 11/20/2004)
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