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!

“Thank You God! My suddenly happened yesterday afternoon! My estranged husband, who has been separated from me for several years, called me out of the blue. We spoke for three hours and he said I, or someone, has been praying for him because everything has been falling apart, even the relationship with the OW. We spoke about God and our marriage and things that he would like to happen when we get back together. I thank You God for answering my prayer, for softening his heart and speaking to him comfortably. My husband knows we are one flesh. All glory be to God! People told me I was crazy but I knew God wanted me to pray for my marriage, for we are led by the Holy Spirit. People, don’t give up; instead press in to God and trust Him! Amen.”  (Tennessee) (posted 8/11/2014)

 "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)

(posted 6/1/2007)

“Thank you for all your prayers. I'm also praying for all standers and their prodigals daily. Since God brought my prodigal back, I have seen Him working miracles in our marriage. It has been the toughest time in my life, as I have had to love my husband through so much pain and repeated rejection. I have been praying for God to wall my husband in through the hedge of thorns of protection, particularly on weekends. Without fail, God has blocked his paths and canceled his plans every weekend.”  (South Africa)

(posted 3/17/2014)
  (posted 2/9/2015)

"My prodigal came home with a lot of baggage. Through prayer that baggage is being left along the roadside as we travel our journey to complete restoration. Our God is so faithful to never give up on us no matter how many times we cling to the handle of that baggage." (Oklahoma)

(posted 4/18/2008)

"My husband filed for divorce and left me. It seemed impossible but God never quit working behind the scenes. Just before the divorce was final, my husband confessed and asked to come home. God is healing our family. Thank You, Jesus." (Kansas)

(posted 1/8/2009)
"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)
(posted 8/30/2012)
"PTL! My husband called this weekend and said 'Can you come get us?' I picked up my family not five minutes away and brought them home. Bags packed, food in hand, happy faces and joy in my heart - I brought my family home that late midnight hour. God is working on the other side of the mountain. As far as I am concerned my marriage has already been restored. I know that God is faithful to complete what he started."  (Washington) (posted 4/17/2011)

 "After months of separation, my husband is back home. He told me that he went to see a lawyer around Christmas to divorce me, but he realized that he didn't want to go through it. I had been praying and fasting during December and received a second promise from God that my husband would be back. A month ago, my husband was still telling me that he would never come home. If it wasn't for finding Rejoice Marriage Ministries, my husband and I would be divorced by now. Charlyne taught me how to stand and Bob's books helped me understand my husband's point of view. They both taught me to not look at circumstances, even when things seems impossible. I give all the praises and glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for this miracle. My husband says he wants to forget the past and start over.  Prodigals do come home, and they come home when we don't expect it."  (Texas)

(posted 1/26/2007)

“After many, many years of standing, my prodigal’s heart is back home. Only God can do this as you pray His will be done. We celebrated our wedding anniversary together on Valentine’s Day, after many years of not being together We are working on reconciliation now. Forgiveness is the key.”  (Florida)

(posted 2/24/2013)
"I just wanted to say thank you and praise the Lord. My husband left me for another woman. After standing for my marriage and with the help of your ministry my husband returned home October 2001. I still read your messages and just wanted to let you know how much it helped me in my life. May God bless you both." (posted 11/20/2004)
"Thank you for sharing God's Word, truth and encouragement. The scripture each day speaks to my heart. My husband of 24 years has been gone for over 5 months. Three weeks ago he came to assurance of salvation for the first time in his 45 years. I've seen a change. We both hope and pray that we will be able to rebuild our marriage and family with God's help." (Minnesota) (posted 11/20/2004)
"I am in awe of God. My husband and I are reconciling and it is truly a miracle. I was the prodigal first, then God got a hold of me and I've been standing for 18 months. My husband is withdrawing his petition for divorce which he filed over a year ago, (it never went through because God kept intervening). I am so happy. I know we have a lot of work ahead but God is faithful and I know he'll see us through. Thank you so much for your ministry. It is a blessing and a daily encouragement to me. Keep us in your prayers." (Washington) (posted 11/20/2004)

“I got an anniversary card from the ministry on Sunday and then suddenly, the next week, my husband packed his bags and came home. SUDDENLY! I really want to share this testimony here because all the devotions sent to me every day have done a great job in me. Keep praying because God is faithful.”  (Uganda)

(posted 5/14/2014)
"We did it!! The divorce from the non-covenant was final last week and we were married on Monday. I can't thank God enough for you and your teachings during this time. He truly led me to you and I am so grateful. I knew I wanted to wait on (my husband) to come home, but I didn't understand how long or how hard it would be. It took him over 5 years to come home and we had no contact during that time. But we are doing fine now and I know God will continue to help us heal. One of these days I hope we can come to Pompano Beach so that you can meet him. He is really a great guy and I know you would like him. I do have a prayer request, too. (My prayer partner) has stood with me during this time and she is very happy for us. But I know it is also hard for her. Please pray that her husband will also ‘come to his senses' and come home. She has been standing for 9 years and I know it is hard for her. Again, thank you for being there. I know that you are doing God's work and you are blessing many people. Keep it up - there are too many people out there who need to know the truth." (Pennsylvania) (posted 11/20/2004)
"My friend introduced me to your website. I asked God questions and wrote them down along with the answers like your tape said and kept the faith that the answers were from God. My husband came home as God told me he would and exactly the month God told me he would. My faith is stronger than ever." (Connecticut) (posted 2/24/2006)
"My husband is home again. After spending a month with us and leaving briefly again, he is home for good. Thank You, God and thank You, Bob and Charlyne, for all your teaching and encouragement. I knew what to expect and where to look for truth." (United Kingdom) (posted 1/28/2011)
“I wanted to share some good news. My spouse and I divorced after almost thirteen years of marriage. Our situation was like many others I'm sure. I never thought once the divorce was finalized, that there would ever be a chance for reconciliation. As horrible as it seem, I felt that God had left me also. He was indeed there with me the entire time, I just did not see it. God brought me to a Christian counselor, who was to be the stepping stone to the beginning of the restoration of my marriage. My husband and I were remarried on our actual first wedding date. We may give up on Him, but He never gives up on us. He does answer prayer. The glory is all His.” (Ohio) (posted 1/20/2006)

"Labor Day weekend my husband threw me out of our house, saying he wanted a divorce. He had never treated me this way before. I found Rejoice Marriage Ministries and found hope and my way back to God. I have prayed and fasted, and now my husband is asking me on dates and we see each other a few times a week. Although my husband insists we live apart until he sorts through his issues, I am so thankful to God. I feel my husband and I are going to reconcile. Praise be to God." (Ohio)

(posted 11/19/2006)
“My husband has returned home. He returned home suddenly, just as Charlyne tells us so often happens. Miracles really are just around the corner. The times I felt the most discouraged were within the last few weeks. (Husband) said the story about being greener on the other side of the fence is just not true. He told me he is pleased I have continued to attend church and Bible study. We are communicating like we never have before. God has blessed us in so many ways. He is an awesome God.” (New York) (posted 5/20/2005)
"Yesterday I received the book "A Spiritual Journey Toward a Healed Marriage" from Charlyne (thank you for the signed note in the front cover of the book) I read the first two Chapters of the book and the Chapters in the BIBLE highlighted in the book and prayed the prayer at the end of Chapter Two Anyway, when I got the book, I prayed so hard and thought to myself, there is no excuse for not praying even if I am not feeling well. As I prayed last night, I prayed for my husband with earnesty. This morning when his alarm went off I felt him tap me on my arm and he said "I love you honey." Music to my ears even at 5:00 AM in the morning. He has been saying "I Love You" lately, but I could really feel that he meant it with all of his heart this morning. He has even come to Bible School twice this week for the adult class. I feel so blessed. Thank you once again for the prayers going up for us." (Kentucky) (posted 11/20/2004)

“My husband has been home for a few months now. I am still in awe! I remember at the beginning of my stand how he told me he had no hope for us, and now he says he'll never leave again. This is God softening his heart! While his relationship with God still isn't where it needs to be, I can tell he's trying. I know the Holy Spirit is leading and guiding him into all truth, as this is my main prayer for him right now. There are still really bad days, but I keep walking in love, standing on God's Word, and I know that God will bring this good work to completion. He did not save my marriage to let it fail at this point. Standers, never give up. My situation was as horrible as it gets, but I set my face like stone and through the rough days I praised God all the more and quoted His Word continuously and the results are manifested. My husband is home! My marriage is being healed! God is so good and will watch over His Word to perform it.”  (Texas)

(posted 1/13/2014)

"After years of standing and my husband coming back many times, I believe this time it is for real. I believe and will never give up because my Redeemer lives." (Georgia)

(posted 4/10/2009)

“Luke 1:45. I am in awe of what God is doing in both me and my beloved. My precious spouse returned home five months ago after a two year absence in the far country with the OP. Although I was praising God for what He did, I was in my own ‘hurry’ to move the marriage along to full restoration. But God had other plans! He is taking His sweet time in rebuilding our marriage slowly and with such care it takes my breath away to watch the changes. Last night I heard, ‘I love you, I’ve always loved you,’ for the first time in two years! God continues to speak to me in spite of my own selfish desires to hurry up. He gently reminds me that He is in control. In His time He will fully restore what the locusts came to destroy! He has and He is and He will! And yes, dear standers, in the natural things looked bleaker than bleak. No contact for months, my husband was so cold - but God! He did it for me, He will do it for you! Glory to God!”  (Minnesota)

(posted 9/9/2013)
"God bless you. I need to share with you and all of those men and women who are waiting for the restoration of their marriages -- TRUST GOD and WAIT. My husband and I were at the brink of divorce. I had become depressed, desperate and was losing faith -- I even became suicidal--yes, how we sometimes open doors to satan and how fast he works to try to destroy us. However, one night at work, I was browsing through the Christian sites and found your site. I read and printed out the Standers Affirmation. Despite the fact that my husband kept telling me that he no longer loved me and to please come to terms with truth and reality and let go, I then decided to go unto my God and Savior and plea for the restoration of my marriage. He was having an affair and I felt in my heart that my marriage was over. He would humiliate me and tell me all sorts of hurting things. I in turn would tell him that I loved him and that I needed him. I then decided to keep silent and let God take over. As I prayed I told the Lord to help me accept the truth. I then confronted him and told him that even though I loved him and wanted my family and marriage to be restored but that I was going to let him go being that he felt he had found happiness and love. To my surprise he bowed his head and told me that he was not going to let his family go for anyone. I told him that I forgave him and that we needed to forget the past and start a new life. He agreed. (posted 11/20/2004)

“My husband left and was in the far country for many months. He came home for a time, telling me it was just for the kids, that he still felt nothing for me. Although I still held on and prayed all day every day, he left again. Two weeks ago I signed divorce papers and signed for an apartment. BUT GOD! One night I had a knock at my door. My suddenly happened! My husband came home! Last night he told me he loved me. We still have work to do but God is so faithful. I still pray and fast for other marriages all around the world. To God be the glory!”  (Tennessee)

(posted 4/14/2014)

"Praise God for He is so faithful. Two years ago the Lord gave me my first promise that He was going to restore my marriage, and this past weekend I moved in with my husband. When God gave you a promise, He doesn't change His mind. He will complete what He starts. We may not know how long it will take, but just know that He will complete what He starts." (Missouri)

(posted 3/3/2006)
“Praise God! King of Kings and Lord of Lords! I am an ex-prodigal turned stander (this alone is worthy of my praise). God, in His infinite grace, has brought me out of my wilderness. I was lost for the past seven years but now I am a new creature in the Lord. God placed a new heart and spirit in me. If He can do that with a person who was in a relationship with an OP and on the brink of marrying the OP, imagine what God can do for you and your spouse. My love for Him grows more and more every day as I get to know more about Him. He is so amazing and during this season of my life I am so honored to know that he is my Husband and I his wife. Isaiah 54:5. Praise God, He is worthy!”  (Florida) (posted 8/4/2014)

"I left my husband and later divorced. I was in a state of depression and everything else the enemy could bring against me. I met someone else, and despite the devastation to my husband and child, I remarried. I was very unhappy and started to seek the Lord for His truth and light. He started to work in my life. Even though I had grown up in church, I never had a personal relationship with Jesus. I was led to your website. I started to pray for God's help. God helped me to leave that marriage and stand for my marriage. My husband met someone else and did not want to be with me. He saw no future for us. For two years I prayed, even though times were tough and circumstances impossible. I saw God start to work on my behalf as I sought Him for my life and my family. My husband and I were remarried a week ago. God is faithful. Thanks and praise to God for all He has done." (South Africa)

(posted 10/11/2007)
"I was the believing wife with an unsaved husband.Under the attack of satan I became weary and left my husband. He gave his life to the Lord and began praying for my return. I knew that God didn't want me to leave my marriage, yet I turned my back on God and on my marriage. Thank you God for not ever turning your back on me. After being divorced more than a year and after almost having married another man, God restored my marriage. I am the prodigal that did come home! We were remarried December 4th. Your ministry helped me more than I can express. I was stubborn and scared, yet your daily email messages always hit home - yes even though I was the prodigal!!! Thank you so for your ministry, and I would please like for you to pass on to others that 'us prodigals' do want and need people to pray for them no matter what 'we' say, and that 'we' do come home! Thank you so much. In God's Love ALL is possible!" (posted 11/20/2004)

"My husband has been home for the last two months. As you often say, he returned home suddenly. Only four days before he returned home, he was trying to get me to answer some questions so he could complete divorce paperwork. I repeatedly refused telling him I would not and could not talk to him about divorce. We have been in marriage counseling since the day he came home. Each day I see the manifestation of the work God is doing in my marriage. I believe that he is now seeing the truth, God's plan is and has always been to restore our marriage. He has decided to finalize the adoption of our daughter, go on the family trip to Disney and to combine our finances again, all of which seemed impossible only a short time ago. I know my husband will soon be turning his life completely over to the Lord. All the praise and glory goes to our Lord, Jesus Christ."  (Georgia)

(posted 11/23/2006)

"Praise be to God, my husband came home months ago. It has been difficult. The devil was constantly bombarding us with everything, but I stood firm and claimed God's promises over my situation. I am now seeing changes and all the glory is God's." (East Africa)

(posted 5/16/2008)

"God has brought my husband and I back together. I can see God making improvements in my husband and also in me. Thank You Father for all that You do." (Oklahoma)

(posted 4/10/2008)
"God has done an awesome work in my family. My spouse has moved back home after two years of separation and divorce. God works in ways we don't know nor understand. He is so awesome. God used my Mother's death to touch my spouse's heart. He is faithful to His Word as long as we don't give up on His promises. I know God has even greater things in store for us. I still fast and pray as my spouse has not come fully back to us and mostly the Lord. I know that God has done such a mighty work so far, who am I to second guess God in how He plans to fully restore us? It is all in His time and His way. Thank you for recognizing that God wants all marriages restored, but that He does that in many different ways. Thank you for telling the people that you will not give them specific answers to some questions; that God has a plan for their lives and that He will work His good for us individually." (New Jersey) (posted 11/11/2005)
"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 was praying for an Easter miracle. On Friday night (Good Friday) when I thought all was lost, my husband suddenly called and said he needed me. He said he needed to come home. He was done with the other person and really needed me. He had packed his car and was calling me from the road. God is faithful. All in His perfect timing." (New York)

(posted 8/31/2012)

“My husband and I were apart for several years and Jesus met me in my utter devastation and brokenness in the most beautiful way. He led me to a church and to a friend who introduced me to this ministry. During my stand, my husband and I only communicated by email. It was gut-wrenching and I was tempted at times to change my email address. As the new year approached, I sensed a change and thought it might be time for me to let go of my stand and move on, but my husband contacted me. We spent a day together and he held me and told me he could breathe again. We continued seeing each other and a few months later bought a house and were remarried on our original anniversary date. He is a different man who says things he never said. The last year has been filled with precious moments and some ugly ones too. I take those to the Lord and it's not long after that those issues are resolved, although it can be a scary process. The Lord is building our house and making it what He always intended.”  (Alabama)

(posted 12/16/2013)
“So many times I thought I couldn’t make it one more day standing. But, God was so faithful and gave me so many different signs to encourage me. After many long months and absolutely no change in the natural, my husband came home! It really was suddenly! I felt the tide begin to turn in my stand when I started proclaiming the Word over my marriage. I also had to learn to stop speaking negatively. It just gives the enemy instructions on how to hurt you. Praise the Lord in your storm and believe! He who promises is faithful! Hallelujah!”  (Texas) (posted 11/17/2014)
"God is so good. My prodigal returned to our family. We had signed a paper agreeing to terms for my son and I to leave the state and allow my husband the freedom he felt he needed. The day I signed that paper was the day I truly released my husband and our marriage to God. By the next afternoon my husband's heart had been broken before God." (Arizona) (posted 1/19/2011)
“My husband and I have reconciled and he will be moving home soon. He contacted his attorney and told him he wanted the court date cancelled. He also told his attorney that we were reconciling. Praise the Lord. He is so good and faithful. God has really blessed us and answered many prayers. He is an awesome God.” (West Virginia) (posted 11/20/2004)
"This Thanksgiving, I am waiting for my husband to come home from work, packed, because he has made reservations for us to get away for two nights, three days somewhere in Tahoe. We have not had a just us getaway in ever so long, and now that our marriage is restored, it's just a whole new set of blessings to be with my husband . Praise God again and again." (California) (posted 11/20/2004)
"God is working miraculously each day, changing personalities of family members so they are not even responding to things that they would have normally. He is answering my prayer, healing relationships and preparing hearts for the day my in-home prodigal says he is staying home for good. To God be all the glory for all he has done and for who He is. If we have Him we can not go wrong." (Pennsylvania) (posted 1/28/2005)
"God is faithful! Two weeks after my spouse came back to God, he then came back to me. Repentance and restoration!  Don't give up; it's worth it all."  (Missouri)
(posted 8/30/2012)

“PTL God is good! My husband and I got remarried last Saturday. Don't give up, pray, cry, say, ‘Lord help me to keep the faith.’ God is on time. If He gave you what you wanted right now, you or your spouse might not be ready for it, so keep praying and let God do it in His timing. I love the Lord and thank Him for my restored marriage. This has been a long journey but with God it was all worth the wait. We are like one together. Thank You God, I owe You all the glory. Just know that God loves each of you and I will continue to pray for restored marriages. Amen.”  (North Carolina)

(posted 9/30/2013)

“A few months after my wife left, I was introduced to RMM by my sister who was going through the same thing with her husband. We fasted often and prayed everyday even though she lived on the other side of the country. After a few months of praying her husband had an ‘epiphany’ as he described it and decided he wanted the marriage. When my sister told me this I was a bit jealous, unfortunately. We continued to pray for my wife and, yes, a few months later she too returned home. PTL! Please keep praying and never give up!”  (Michigan) 

(posted 1/28/2013)

"God has restored my marriage. After no communication, my wife called to tell me she had made me a birthday cake. She was also going to cook dinner for me. She accidentally set her kitchen on fire and asked if she could come and stay with me for a few days. Days turned into weeks. She said she loves me and wanted to start over again. The Lord has totally restored her love for me. I am still in a state of shock. I praise the Lord." (Ohio)

(posted 10/3/2008)
(posted 12/22/2014)

“All praises to God. My husband and I separated a little bit ago. My husband’s past was not allowing us to move forward. I wasn’t happy. I kicked him out of the house. I prayed for my husband, for his heart and for our marriage. He is coming home today. The enemy is a liar and he will try to discourage you. Stay encouraged. PUSH - pray until something happens. In Jesus name.”  (New York) 

(posted 5/16/2013)
(posted 11/17/2014)

“My husband left many months ago but we still kept in contact until a Facebook posting. Contact was completely cut off and supposedly he had filed for divorce. I found RMM and learned what it was to stand for your marriage. I also learned how God felt about divorce and I decided to stand firm on God's Word no matter what. I continued to pray for my husband and my marriage. God’s Word has been and is my rock. I now thank Him and give Him the praise. My husband is no longer with the OW and we are on the road to healing and working out our marriage. I told him God can restore what we had before and better for His Kingdom. Amen!”  (Texas)

(posted 8/19/2013)
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