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've been coming to RMM for many months now. My husband, who many of you have prayed for, came home three months ago! This was after four sets of papers sent to me, none of which I signed. We are in the restoration process, but this has been a long, long road. For you standers out there waiting on your miracle, don't give up! As soon as you think you can't hold on any longer is just when the tide will turn! Our God has shown me so many marvelous things and I am still continuing to pray for all prodigals and standers out there! I prayed for God to bring my spouse home...but you know what? He did double! God is a God of miracles! And he doubles what the locust has eaten. Not only did he bring my husband back home, but he has now blessed us with our first baby! Praise God! Lord, I give you all the glory, and even though the devil may still be lurking, You God are the One who has already won this battle!”  (Virginia)

“I pray the Holy Spirit uses this testimony. My husband left me suddenly.  God told me pray like never before! I drew close to God in every way. Everyone, including my husband, told me to divorce him. He rejected God. Everything (in circumstances) said that it was over. I prayed for him every day and stood firm. I knew that these difficult circumstances were not something that was out of God's control. He finally reached out to me and said he couldn't do it any longer. He confessed everything. I got him safe to treatment, he accepted Christ in his life this week, and repented and asked for my forgiveness, which I readily offered! He says he loves me and has always loved me and thanks me for standing by him. He and I feel hope for our marriage. The Lord has great plans for our lives!”  (Ohio) 

“My husband came home this past Sunday. Although I have been saved for a year, I was still not walking in love, but still trying to find ways to manipulate my husband. I am seeing my husband the way that God sees him. For the longest time, I thought I was the only person in the world who was standing.” (California)

"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)

"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)

“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

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

"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)

"A couple of years ago I met someone and in a short time we divorced our spouses and married each other. Everyone’s lives were turned upside down, including children. The Lord convicted us recently and we both agreed we needed to go back and make it work with our covenant spouses. We annulled our marriage and are now prodigals turned standers. God is good, our covenant spouses have forgiven us and we are rebuilding our relationships with our Heavenly Father and also with our spouses." (Kansas)

PS from the Steinkamps: May this praise give every stander such hope and encouragement especially if your spouse has 'married' the other person. God does speak to His children even after they have legalized their adultery. God is in the reconciliation and restoration business, turning these two people to Him and back to their covenant spouses. God is faithful. Two more marriages are being restored! Hallelujah!

"My husband is home, but we are still rebuilding the foundation of our marriage. Sometimes he is very friendly, and other times cold and distant. During one of those times, I asked him what was wrong. He didn't believe the changes in me. He said they weren't humanly possible. I told him that he was exactly right. God is amazing." (Tennessee)

"Papers were signed by the judge to dismiss our divorce proceedings. The Standers Affirmation was placed in the file at my request. My husband and I are at peace. We thank Rejoice Marriage Ministries so much." (Virginia)

"After several months of standing, my husband suddenly returned home two weeks before Christmas! We serve an amazing God. And thank God for Rejoice Ministries. They kept me standing when I did not have the strength to stand. Our reconciliation has been difficult but my wonderful Savior has drawn me so close to Him that I know He will restore my marriage to more than it was before this nightmare began. Keep standing standers! God will honor your stand. Stand strong!" (Kentucky)

"Praise the Lord, my husband has been home for a year now. Restoration has been slow but steady. It was worth standing in the gap. Thank You, Bob and Charlyne." (Canada)

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

“About eight years ago my husband asked me for a divorce. I thought my world had come to an end. A few weeks later God lead me to Rejoice Marriage Ministries. I learned to stand for our marriage, to wait for God's timing, and not mine. By the grace of our Lord, my husband and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary. It is a blessing, a gift from God. I pray to the Lord above that you will ask God for guidance, and never give up or give in. Marriage is a gift, a wonder gift. Do not listen to the voices of friends, go to God. Please take one step at a time and wait for God's timing. When God knows you and your loved one are ready, it will happen.”  (Texas)

"We serve a God who does the impossible! My spouse left his non-covenant marriage almost 6 months ago and moved to another state. During that time (although I saw nothing!), God was 'moving on His side of the mountain!' He recently announced to me that he wants his family back as quickly as he can get a divorce. His heart indeed changed suddenly, and thanks to this ministry and the work of the Holy Spirit, I am ready to receive him back! Our God is faithful to complete the work He has begun, and restoration is always His will! Never give up on the Lord's promises! Thank you RMM! Thank You, Lord!" (Tennessee)
“I divorced my husband after years of poor decisions. Months later, the Holy Spirit told me to start praying for my husband. I contacted him, but he had started dating another woman. I prayed for Him every day, as I knew he had fallen away from the Lord. Months later, they broke up and he began calling me and we have been talking ever since. I went to visit him recently and we had a great time. We have a long road ahead, and my husband lives over 1,000 miles away, but I believe God will deliver him home soon, turning the mountains into paved roads for Him to return to God and then to me. Praise the Lord!”  (Minnesota)

"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 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)

"My prodigal returned home some time ago. He is still fighting addictions and has not accepted Christ as his Savior yet. This past week I looked in the bedroom saw my husband on his knees by the bed. When I entered the room he was crying like a baby and asked me to pray for him. He will be saved soon." (Florida)

"Today is my anniversary. After a period of separation, our marriage was restored. My husband is leading music in our church and leads our family in nightly devotions. We still have a long way to go, but I have faith that the Lord will continue to work in both of us to bring us closer to Him and to each other." (Texas)

“God is more than wonderful! The OW was always writing me that my husband would divorce me and marry her. All the time God gave me Isaiah 54. After a few years of praying, fasting and waiting, God confirmed for me in many ways to go back to Mexico with my two little boys. ( We were living very alone in Germany). God opened in an awesome way all the doors in Mexico and three months later my husband left the OW and came to Mexico with us. His love for God is now greater than before and our marriage and his relationship with the kids is better than ever. God is faithful! Keep on praying, fasting and believing what God has already said. He will do it in His perfect timing.”  (Mexico)

"I found this site when my husband and I separated. During the separation, my relationship with Jesus has grown. His love for me is beautiful. God has restored my life and my marriage."  (North Carolina)
"Thank the Lord Jesus Christ for His faithfulness and for you both My husband, of thirty-four years, is home, wearing his wedding ring, fully moved back in. The other woman has moved to another state. He came home almost a year to the day that he left. Your daily email, my pastor's wife, (the church I attend is a family restoring church), and my Christian friends were the tools that kept me standing on the Word of the Lord Jesus Christ, until it grew up and "produced 30, 60, 100 fold " (Mark 4). The 'Bob email' helped me see the wife that I was becoming and would be to draw my husband home. The absolute commitment and trust that Charlyne showed in the Lord Jesus Christ over her struggle in the later part of October will keep me centered as I go forth in this walk. Keep standing. The very days that it looked as if it would be impossible to win him back, I found out, were the very days that his eyes were being opened to the other woman and her faults. God is so good. I am not the person I was a year ago. I am so thankful for that. I had found true joy and peace before he came home. He could see that. He wanted what I had. "There is no peace for the wicked." Keep standing and keep seeking Jesus daily. Keep praising and seeking His ways. His Word does not return void." (Louisiana)
"Today is my wedding anniversary and I have a lot to rejoice about. My husband is home and we are celebrating together. The Enemy came in and tried to have his way and that's when I found your website and I am standing ever since. Although my husband never physically left, God brought his heart home and today we can celebrate each other. God has been so good and so faithful to us. What a great big God we serve." (New York)

"I would like to thank God for bringing my prodigal husband back home after false starts. I gave up my hope for a while and became a prodigal also. We both almost got married to other people, but to God's glory He restored my marriage, saved and changed my husband and we were remarried on May 7th." (Tanzania)

“The discovery of my husband’s affair last year was the hardest challenge I have ever faced. The road to reconciliation was a difficult process. God was a big part of our family life. But only because I experienced this crisis did I realize that I did not have a close relationship with Jesus Christ nor did I fully accept Him as my personal Savior. This crisis brought me and my husband closer to God. It made us realize that we have been living such a sinful lifestyle and how we have strayed so far away from God. God is an amazing God and He has restored our broken marriage. However, this year I have been harboring unforgiveness in my heart but I thank Rejoice Marriage Ministries for helping me learn to forgive just like Jesus has forgiven us of our many sins. Thank You Lord Jesus for everything you have done for our family. (California)

 "I would like to give God the Glory for restoring my marriage. My husband has been home for many months. At one point, it looked like he was on his way out again, but God is faithful. When He gives us a promise, we can count on it. It has been a long and painful journey, but I would not have it any other way. The relationship I share with the Lord was worth it all. I know that there is still a lot of work to be done, but God is in control." (New Jersey)

"My husband told me he did not love me any more, was in love with someone else, and moved out last year. If I had not come across this website in my search for answers, I would have let the enemy make me believe that my husband was better off without me, and that I deserve to be deserted. Instead, I stood and trusted God for restoration. Soon, my husband told me that he made a mistake, and was not in love with the other girl, but that he still did not have hope for our restoration. I kept on standing, and shared everything with him that the Lord revealed to me. God started working in both of us, and at the end of February, he moved back. We have felt like newlyweds ever since. I praise God, because this was all Him. Nothing we tried, seemed to work. We are growing closer every day." (Arizona)

"My husband has been home for a few months now. Praise the Lord. I cannot tell you the date he arrived home. It was such a gradual process. I know that it will take a very long time for our marriage to be what God wants it to be. But I know who my Redeemer is. I am now visiting my parents while my husband stayed at home. I trust my Lord to keep us safe from the Enemy's grip while we are separated by miles once again." (Wisconsin)

My wife filed for divorce. One year later, after court dates and mediation, she asked if I would have dinner with her and the kids. I accepted. I had not heard anything from her except business concerning the kids and the divorce. She called and asked me to lunch at a local park. I ccepted. As of today, my wife has dismissed the divorce and we start marriage counseling this Saturday morning. Thank You Lord. We have a long way to go, but I know He is right beside us through this new journey." (Missouri)

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

“All the glory and praise to God for upholding the marriage covenant. My prodigal wife, whom I had not heard from in several months, is now visiting with me many hours a day to work on restoring our marriage. She said that she wants to see that things have changed before she will move back. I praise the Holy Spirit for bringing the communication and laughter back into our relationship. Never give up on standing. All things are possible through Christ in you.”  (Texas)

“I praise God Almighty for He is powerful and faithful. My beloved is on his way home. God is a resurrection God who keeps His promises. He called me to stand and gave me many verses, signs and miracles. My Father started with me and then began a work in my husband. He restored the love first and then a yearning that would never go away. My husband and I still have some obstacles but I know God has it already worked out. Now I stand stronger for the next part of the journey. All the glory and honor belongs to our Savior.  Hebrews 10:23...for He who promised is faithful.”  (Ohio)

"After months of separation, God brought my husband home. Last Saturday we renewed our vows at our church. We stood together, holding hands in prayer and thanking God for healing and restoring our marriage. He has changed us both. God gets all the praise and glory." (North Dakota)

"Our awesome God has kept yet another promise and my spouse has come home. Now we begin a new journey together. I praise God that He has given me this mission and led me gently down a very difficult, but right, path." (Ohio)

  “I fasted weekly and prayed every night for my husband’s salvation. We were divorced but he is now home. He feels God is calling him back. He says that he felt my prayers and cries. We are getting remarried this week.”  (Mississippi)  
"My husband and I have been separated for 17 months. I found yourweb site shortly after the separation began. We had a court date set. Now 5 months after, my husband tells me he wants to come home soon. Says he loves me now. He wasn't sure before and now wants his family back. Thank God and you for the daily encouragement."

 "My husband was adamant about getting a divorce with a hardened heart. God heard my prayers, changed me and then changed my husband's heart. We now have a marriage better than ever before. I am thankful and grateful for His blessings - miracles do happen." (Arizona)

"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)

"Praise the Lord my husband came home. We are taking one step at a time. I am thanking God every day for my husband’s deliverance. He said he does not want to lose me and our son."   (Michigan)

"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)

"I just wanted to agree with you about the necessity of the one who is standing to remain faithful and obedient to the Lord. I know it is hard, and sometimes so very dark. However, let one who held on to the promises of God say that it is more than worth it!!! My husband and I were discussing just last night why did it take so long? I know why. God was not only working on my husband, he was working on me. I am not the same person that I was 5 years ago, praise God. So, I just want to encourage those who are standing to let the light of God shine in their own lives so He can make you the mate He intended you to be. Then when God restores it will be incredible."

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)

“My suddenly happened on Saturday. And it came totally different from what I ‘dreamt’ and ‘hoped’ for. After many months of separation and hardly any communication, the OW broke off the relationship with my husband so he had nowhere to go. She phoned me to come to her house to basically come and get him and his stuff. Oh dear, everything just went so horribly wrong when he saw me.... I just kept praying and praying for strength and to zip the lips. He eventually came home hours later, moved into the spare bedroom downstairs, and he is a ‘stranger’ to me. I will keep on praying for the divine work of the Lord in our marriage and for His breath of life and the salvation of my husband. PTL for bringing my prodigal ‘home.’ He is under the same roof now and the rest will come in God’s perfect timing.”  (New Zealand)

"My husband filed for divorce. I have been standing with the Lord for restoration and refusing to accept what I was seeing in the flesh. Things looked hopeless. Last night, my husband was at the house, gathering documents for the divorce when God turned his heart. This morning my husband has told me to cancel my attorney. He is dismissing the divorce and moving back home. God gets the glory." (Texas)

“My testimony has been a life changing moment. God has blessed my marriage with total restoration and now my wife loves me and she wants to marry me. In the Bible, Mark 9:23 (KJV) says, ‘All things are possible to him that believeth.’ This has been my year of great grace and I am happy to share what the Lord has done for me.”  (Georgia)

"My prodigal husband is home. He has said goodbye to the other person, moved out and made a clean break. We seem to be doing very well. He is very caring and treats me like a princess. We've had several special, sharing conversations. He told me of times when he thought of me, but felt he had messed up too badly to even call. He said if I hadn't kept reaching out to him in love he would not have believed I really forgave him. Nothing is impossible with God's help." (Virginia)

"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)
"On the date of our court hearing, my husband and I came to an agreement and we pulled the divorce out of court for now. We prayed together for reconciliation. We are going to marriage counseling. Thanks to God for the miracle and hope I have been given so far, and pray I will behave true to Jesus to get us through the difficult moments to a truly healthy happy loving and peaceful marriage and family relationship in God." (California)
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