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 have been standing for a couple of years. At a very weary point, I met a couple who had been separated and divorced for a few years. The Christian wife prayed and waited. The husband returned and they were remarried. They each told me they were more in love and happier this time and told me not to give up. I knew this was God encouraging me. I shared Rejoice Ministries with them and they were so grateful to see all the restored marriages just like their own." (Wisconsin)
"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)

 "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)

"I thank God for answering my prayers. He renewed my marriage with a fresh start and new way in which to communicate." (Missouri)

“I just wanted to update you that my husband and I were remarried in August, after two years separated and five months divorced. Your ministry made a huge difference in my confidence that this could happen. I also referred your site to a friend whose marriage is being restored and it has blessed her immensely.”  (Florida)

"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)

"Praise God, my prodigal came home a month ago. He says he knows that the Lord brought him back and that he is here to stay. God is doing an awesome work in both of us. My husband has developed a fierce appetite for the Lord. Thanks you for your books, and the daily encouragement. God bless you both." (Delaware)
"My 'suddenly' happened over the weekend! We had not seen my husband in almost a year. He has spoken on the phone to our children but kept his distance from me. He flew in this past weekend and we enjoyed an amazing time together as a family. He remained distant from me until the night before he was to leave, and out of nowhere he says to me the most beautiful words: I am coming home! He confessed how much he loved me and wants what God has for him. He has returned now to break off with the non- covenant. God alone broke through just as He promised! Thank you, Lord!" (Missouri)

"I have been married 32 years. Five yrs 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 "Charlene 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)

"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)
“PTL! Our Father which art in Heaven! Yes, He has been working in our marriage. My husband and I have been separated for some years. We talk everyday and God’s divine healing hands are on my husband’s heart. My husband texted me to tell me good night, using the nickname he gave me many years ago, and we have been dating. To God be the glory. Don’t give up on God, He won’t give up on you. Wait on the Lord. Psalm 40:1 (NKJV) I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. The smallest things mean so much. God is in control. He loves you, your spouse and children. Be encouraged!” (Georgia)

“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)

“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)

“When my husband choose to separate early in our marriage, I truly did not think he would ever desire reconciliation. Each morning, I committed to the Stander’s Affirmation, listened to Rejoice Radio throughout the day and read so many of your books/devotions. I am grateful that my husband maintained communication with me daily, which provided many opportunities to put into practice all I was learning. The Lord provided very specific opportunities for me to demonstrate unconditional love to my husband, which were the catalyst for his decision to come home. His return was suddenly and unexpected! We have made good progress in our reconciliation! There is more work to do but I praise God for the principles I learned and continue to learn.”  (Connecticut)

"God has done an amazing work over the past year. I received an email from my spouse, who was deployed to Iraq, telling me he wanted a divorce. I was served with divorce papers. But God suddenly changed my husband’s heart. Without warning he decided to dismiss the divorce. We moved to a new state, he began a new job, and I am pregnant with our second child. God is faithful to keep his promises." (Georgia)

"I divorced my husband, was convicted and began a stand. At some point, he and I began dating again but, all the while, I was thinking of fleeing again. I kept visiting your site and reading Charlyne Cares anyway. God was always pulling. I earnestly looked for Bob's input there because he had been in the far country. Thank you, Charlyne and Bob, from the bottom of my heart. My husband and I are beginning counseling and have plans to remarry much to the happiness of our nine year old son." (Ohio)

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

“After many months my husband came home. In my heart I knew God would prevail. I stood on His Word and remembered the scripture of forgiving others so that He may also forgive me. The Lord blessed me and my family and has brought us closer to Him. Our marriage is still not perfectly restored, but I know God is in control and He will work things out in his time. Miracles do happen when you put your faith in the Lord and live by His Word.”  (Texas)

“So much has happened since I started my stand several months ago, and I give God all the glory for it. First, I forgave and began walking in love towards my spouse, and that in itself is a miracle, for our situation was so bleak and hopeless. My spouse responded, literally overnight, with a phone call, which turned into many more phone calls, texts, and finally he came to help out with the kids more, and even started eating supper with us. Then he told me he loved me, missed me, and that he didn't know how he'd ever get over me, PTL! He put the divorce on hold, and the OW moved away and no longer works with him. And then today he told me he made an offer on some land to build us a new house! He still needs to be saved, but God has done a tremendous work on his heart thus far and I know He will bring it to completion. Keep standing on God's promises, forgive, walk in love, and give God all the thanks, and your miracle will happen too! Thank You Jesus!”  (Texas)

 "Your ministry has had an impact on building my faith and standing for my husband. I am from Sri Lanka and my husband left me. My  Lord took over as I called to Him in the day of trouble. I sought the Lord with all my heart and He began speaking to me through the scriptures. I journaled everything and He even told me from Psalm 81 that I could rejoice. My prodigal walked through that door and we are now working things out together in the Lord's paths." (Sri Lanka)

“My husband came back to me one year ago. He is a Christian now and is completely transformed. This is what I prayed over him while he was away. I had a cross that reminded me to pray for my husband; sometimes two or three times a day.” (Texas)

“Almost five years of separation, God has brought my husband home! He has been so faithful. I am so thankful for all that God has done in my own heart, in my family, in our marriage and in my husband’s heart. A few days prior to my spouse's return, God brought me to Isaiah 62:4. To all standers who want to give up, please don't. God's plan and purpose will prevail and you will be so blessed. You may not know it now, but your spouse is taking notice of all that you do and someday you will see the soft heart the Lord gives. Be blessed dear standers, fight the good fight for HE is faithful and He has called YOU!”  (New York)

"I would like to thank the Lord God for leading me to Rejoice Marriage Ministries many months ago. I have been standing for my marriage. On Monday morning my husband called me suddenly and asked me if it was OK for Him to move back home and we take baby steps towards restoring our marriage. I could not be happier. He moved back in yesterday. I am in complete awe of the changes I am seeing in both of us. Our God is able. Thanks, Charlyne and Bob, for teaching us to stand for our marriages." (East Africa)

"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)

“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) 

"I give my God the glory for sending my husband back home. He is coming home tomorrow. Thanks for this ministry for preparing me for this miracle as I waited in anticipation for my husband to come home. I will continue to stand on God’s promises and put Him first in my life. He has done a work in me to humble me and I thank Him." (Canada)

"My husband came home in July. Seems things weren't as wonderful as the Enemy had told me they were in the far country. Just three weeks prior, my husband had encouraged me to get on with my life. After standing for two and half years, those words bounced off my shield of faith which had been hardened by years of battle. To God be the glory for the work He did in me, and the awesome work He continues to do daily in our lives. Thank you Bob and Charlyne. God used you both to help this baby Christian learn to stand firm on the rock of Jesus Christ." (Oregon)

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 husband has returned. I trusted in the Lord and the Lord was true to His word. For the first time in my life I learned the Lord was my everything and I learned to trust Him." (California)

"After divorce and remarriage on my husband’s part, and me giving up my faith, God showed me He had other plans and I was to stand. My husband is now divorcing the non-covenant and we have been spending time together. Praise God that He showed me my prayers were working even though I could not see or did not know anything was happening. God is faiithful."  (Oklahoma)

“PTL! Fellow Standers, never give up. My spouse recently returned home. Psalm 147:15 (AMP) He sends forth His commandment to the earth; His word runs very swiftly. We are so happy that he is home and I know that God heals all wounds in His time. I pray my spouse will become saved. Keep praying and fasting, the Lord will deliver your prodigal home. Just keep the faith and know that it's not over ‘til God says it’s over. Please be encouraged by my testimony, God delivers.”  (Alabama) 

"My spouse has came home broken, wounded, and very ashamed. He is going to church frequently, so I know he will surrender his all to God soon. To God be the glory." (Oklahoma)

"On January 1 of 2010, I wrote Romans 5:3 on my Facebook status, emphasizing 'patience.' I was an at-home prodigal. So I repented and began my stand. Loving unconditionally and trusting God's word. My wife came home two weeks ago but remained distant. After a few hours of prayer I came home to a repented wife! I forgave, Marriage healed!" (Louisiana)

“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)

"God is answering my prayers. My husband is back home and now my children can have the joy of having mom and dad together. Thank you Jesus." (California)

“I am confessing that my covenant marriage is restored! God made me a promise and I believe in His Word. He is not a God that He should lie. After some years of separation and  months after the divorce, my husband said he loved me too! Praise God! It is not by anything I have done or said, my Lord gets all the GLORY! We are attending a family wedding in the near future, as a family. I am in awe of the unconditional love that He has for me and my family. Forgiveness was hindering my prayers and now I have a testimony that God does heal. Blessed is she who has BELIEVED that what the Lord has told her will be accomplished! Luke 1:45.”  (Pennsylvania)

"My husband has suddenly come home. He apologized for how bad he treated me and the children. He says he sees a change in me and that I am glowing. I told him that is the Holy Spirit."  (Florida)

"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)

“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)
 "After almost a year of separation and divorce papers being filed, my spouse has returned home. To God be the glory. Nothing is impossible with Him." (Arkansas)

“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) 

“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)  

“My husband came home last night. Your Web site has given me so much hope and kept me in the Word. My husband says he's still confused about us, but wants to try to work things out for our boys. I just thank the Lord he's back and that he's willing to give it a chance. God has opened my eyes to my faults and failures. I know God is still working on me. I believe He will change both our hearts and make our marriage better than it ever was.” (Texas)
“My prodigal and I have been restored for 6 years and I marvel at how God is still in the process of answering prayers that I prayed back then. I recently looked back at the scriptures I prayed over my husband and I am witnessing the transformation continuing even now. With God, all things are possible.” (California)

"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)

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

“I divorced my husband and listened to friends who said I deserved better. Immediately, I felt so overwhelmed with guilt. But he was very angry and didn’t want to reconcile with me. He eventually found someone else. During this time I came across this website and started praying for my husband. My husband returned to me this Christmas. We are getting remarried next month. What an awesome God we serve. So don't give up. God is in control.”  (Florida)

“Praise God, my marriage is reconciled. Thank you for your ministry, it has kept me going! I wouldn't have made it otherwise!”  (Texas) 

"All the glory to God! After many months, my suddenly happened, and I witnessed the moment God changed her! I withdrew my divorce filing, so she was aware that I was standing and knew God told me He would restore us. She’d been staying in our home for a couple of weeks and was able to see how God has changed me. He was working in her. Last week, we spent five days on vacation as a family – her idea! When we got home, we were talking, and at one point I said, ‘That was before. I was very selfish then.’ At that very moment, I saw her eyes soften, and she walked over and hugged me tight! It was the first physical contact she’d initiated in many months! I hugged her back, and she was crying and said, ‘I want to come home. I want to come back to my house.’ Sunday, she brought some clothes back and came home with her ring on! I didn’t have to say a thing. She wanted to put it back on! Our God is so awesome! TRUST Him and never give up! Just let go and TRUST Him!” (South Carolina)

"My husband was done with our marriage and had moved on. I changed my ways, and I prayed and cried out to God. He held my hand and brought my husband home. God has healed our relationship over time, and we are very happily married. It has been two years since my husband returned. I praise God that I have had the opportunity to get close to Him and see His power and grace."  (Washington State)

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