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 first give honor to God, my Lord and my Savior. My husband and I are living together under one roof. This is a big step considering we both had separate places and separate lives. We were separated for nine months. My husband called me one Sunday after church and we have been together ever since. The Enemy found a way into our marriage through our separation and I am dealing with some things. I know God works everything out for our good and I have to leave that to Him. God knows he is "at home" with my marriage."  (North Carolina)

“To God alone be ALL the glory. He has come through for me. He has confirmed to me that my marriage is restored, my husband desires only me, and will be happy with me. He has removed the OW. He has given us anointing to conquer as a couple.....only the love of God can do such things for us. He has told me to build an altar of praise as He comes down. This is my season He says. Fellow standers...don't give up. God will surely come and save you. So great is His faithfulness. All praise to Him alone.”  (Uganda)

"Even after our divorce, my prodigal husband has come home. The Easter time of fasting and prayer was the answer for our family. He went to church with us on Easter and the next night came to visit. Two weeks later, he moved home, praise God. Thanks to the Steinkamps for their wisdom from the Lord to teach us how to keep them home after they return. It is not an easy road, but there is so much laughter and joy in our home again." (Oklahoma)

"My husband and I were married for 15 years. We separated in 2002 and divorced in 2004.I'm happy to inform you that we were remarried on 6/18/11.Marriage is serious business and needs to be entered into with much thought. It will  only work with God at the center. God says that he hates divorce. We should too! It is never the answer! I believed in the covenant I entered into and was going to remain single until God reconciled us or my husband died. It didn't matter what my husband did. I was responsible to God for the vows I took. Thank you for taking a stand for marriage. To God be the glory!”  (Florida) 

“All praises due to Him! My prodigal returned home just after three weeks of separation. My husband was sure that he was no longer in love with me wanted to start anew with the other woman. After weeks of trying to convince him to change his mind and stay with his family, I finally had no choice but to let him go and trust God to do the rest. For those of you who are standing for your marriage, you have to release your spouse to God, while He works on changing you and bringing you closer to Him. Pray for your spouse tirelessly, ask God to change your spouse and to soften his heart toward you. If there is a third party involved, pray for them also. Ask God to speak to their heart and mind and to release both of them from Satan’s grip.”  (New Jersey)

“PTL, we serve an awesome God. My husband came home suddenly. He called and said that he was having problems with the OW and he admits he made a very big mistake by getting into a relationship. He confessed his faults and asked to come back to his family whom he missed deeply. Charlyne, you are so right; our miracles do come suddenly. One victory God fulfilled as He promised. Now I am praying for my husband's salvation that will be sure to come suddenly, too. Thank You God; You are faithful to Your promises.”  (Canada)

"Praise the Lord, my husband unexpectedly returned home today. His lease was up and he said he was going to move into another apartment. I just didn't know it was mine! Thank You Lord for the wonderful blessing and provision for the needs and desires of our family. We are so grateful." (Georgia)

“PTL - my husband is home! The other person kicked him out and he and all his stuff have been home for over six weeks now. It has been just like Charlyne said- totally, suddenly and unexpected. Although my precious husband is grieving the broken soul tie and relationship, I see signs every day that God is doing a new thing in his heart! And even though we are divorced on paper and he is sleeping on the couch- he is HOME! He and I are talking more than we did our first years of marriage. He even mentioned getting married (jokingly- but I claimed it in Jesus name!) We have been out on dates together and are pretty much getting to know each other again. It's been many years of him being gone and it looked so completely hopeless. Even though the other has been ‘brought’ home with my husband in his grief - I know to keep praying for her, her family and mine. God is no respecter of persons - if He did it for me, He WILL do it for you! Ephesians 3:20.”  (Minnesota)

“It has been seven years since my husband came back home. Our marriage and love for one another is stronger than ever. God is good and He does restore marriages! My husband is a changed man. To all who are praying for their prodigal to come home, don’t stop praying!”  (Texas)

"It has now been several months since our marriage was restored. My husband had moved thousands of miles away. Through much prayer our family will be celebrating our first Thanksgiving together in years. I have so much to be thankful for." (New Hampshire)

“My patience and prayers have been answered.  Thanks to God, the support of your group and the strength from God to remain patient, tolerant and loving toward my ex-wife, we remarried in our parish church in February, on our original wedding date. Our divorce was final in June of last year and by November my ex wanted to cut off any further contact. Then miraculously, only days later, she was moved to return and wished to put our marriage back together. Thank you for all your prayers and support. Praise the Lord our marriage has been restored.”  (Michigan)

"My husband moved out of our home. He said he was never coming back. I saw the hand of God nudge my husband back home slowly but surely. My prodigal came back home unannounced a month ago. God is faithful to complete what He started." (Kenya)

“My husband is home after months of being away. PTL! He had an irregular heartbeat and had to be brought to the hospital. Our child and I were there with him at the hospital providing love, support and care. Thank God his condition normalized and he was discharged. I was planning to ask him if he could come for a few days so we could take care of him. Without prompting him, he asked first if he could come home! Oh my! Since then, he has been home and we are starting to be like a family again. I will continue to pray and ask for God's grace to keep us together and grow in love. The Lord is amazing! When I started to let go and let God, that was when God did his part. God works in mysterious ways. He is real, God is good!”  (Philippines)

“For months after asking Christ back into my life, I've been standing in the gap for my wife. I left after finding out about some circumstances. Through weekly fasting and prayer, I've begged Jesus to lead me home to be with my family. My wife told me to just move on. But I kept fasting and praying. As of now, I'm home with my children more often. God led me home. He is working on me, my kids, and I know my wife. I saw four Swift trucks today - though I don't ever remember seeing them in the past. God is good. All the time.”  (North Carolina) 

"God is good. My husband came home after being gone for months. He slowly starting coming around and started spending more time with me and the kids. He stated seeing what the Lord has done in my life. He is now home and attending church with us. I give all my praises to God." (California)

“My wife filed for divorce, saying there was no hope for our marriage. My friends told me to move on. I looked to the Bible for my answers and found hope in God's Word. I am back home. It happened 30 minutes into the new year. My wife saw the changes God made in me. Praise God that nothing is impossible with Him. He kept speaking to her heart and she told me she made a commitment to marriage and needed to honor it. Thank God and Rejoice Marriage Ministries.” (Tennessee)
"My wife returned five days ago after driving for 18 hours to reach our home. I will take the time to more fully share this wonderful miracle restoration when I am able. There has been no time for the Internet since her return as our every waking hour has been spent together, healing, and communicating. I received so much encouragement from Rejoice Ministries. I came often to this site and the Charlyne Care's emails were absolutely a daily help." (Arkansas)

"My prodigal came back and we have been living together many months now as a family. I know that God is in control and is continually working on my husband. Even when I told God I was giving up, He would inject my prodigal into my life again, to remind me to stand firm. Thank you Bob and Charlyne. Without you, my family would still be broken." (Texas)

“Praise be to God, my husband called, confessed, and wanted to come home. We spent the weekend together. He showed up at church, sat with us, and rededicated his life to the Lord. The service was about marriage and the Lord testing our faith when things get hard. God is so good and faithful.” (Texas)

"Our divorce was to be finalized in a week. My husband talked to me and took our home off the market and he is moving back home this weekend. He is putting our divorce on hold for now. Praise the Lord. My prayers have been answered." (Texas)

"I have just come back from church and a couple who were involved in counseling told me that they were getting married again after four years of divorce. God is so good." (South Wales U.K.)

“Praise the Lord. My suddenly happened! My husband came home after two years. I have prayed consistently for two years after my husband left me and our son. One year ago we were divorced and he moved in with the OW but my God kept telling me that he was still my husband and to pray for him without ceasing. I want to thank Rejoice Marriage Ministries for the daily words of encouragement. I just want to tell everyone to keep praying, fasting, pay your tithes, read your Word daily, and truly put all your trust in God because He will answer. Thank You God for all Your many blessings, for letting me know that You are real and letting me be able to tell the world God is able and can truly make the impossible very possible. Amen and Amen.”  (Texas)

"Praise be to God, we are together as a family again after several months of separation. My husband said he wasn't willing to come back, but he knows it is God's plan so he is obeying and expecting the Lord to do the rest. Thank you, Charlyne and Bob for your help." (Mexico)

"I praise our Lord Jesus Christ, because after eight months of separation my wife told me to reunite again. The Lord is good. We are going to renew our wedding vows soon." (New York)
"My husband has returned home. I had been reading, fasting, and praying. I learned what my part had been in contributing to our marital problems and began a prayerful change. I did all I could, and ultimately put my trust in the Lord. The events in the 24 hours that led up to his sudden return confirm for me that it was all in God's hand." (Arizona)

"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 marriage has been restored twice. Perhaps the first time was an extended false return. I knew what to do the second time and we now have a one-year-old baby. I knew to trust God when everyone told me, 'this time it's really over.' I went to the Bible and I returned to this website for encouragement. I signed up to receive the "tweets" from this ministries twitter account. One very dark, painful night I received 2 "tweets." One read, 'a prodigal tosses and turns as he tries to sleep tonight, fighting with Satan.' We now are blessed with two children! I am blessed to still be learning." (Oregon)

“At the county courthouse, with our children holding the rings, tears in their eyes, we remarried. Thank You God for restoring our marriage and our family. I urge you to stand firm regardless of what others say. Please listen to God; He is the One true lawgiver who is able to save.”  (Missouri) 

“I want to give all the praise and glory to God because my situation seemed hopeless. When my wife told me she was torn between me and her love for another man, it was soul destroying. I completely blamed myself and was lost as to what to do. But praise God, because I immediately found this website. God used the teaching here to turn my anger to love and I let my wife go. I had to place this in God’s hands. That was 18 months ago. Today, I can report that my wife never left! She broke things off with the OM and the Lord has been restoring us this past year. My wife even started attending church with me again! Her heart is still softening towards God but every day I see change. I will pray for other standers always.” (Australia)

 "My prodigal was in the far county for months, then suddenly everything changed. What God has promised He will fulfill no matter what the enemy is saying. We are over a year into our restoration. My husband has thanked me for standing for him and our marriage."  (California)

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

“After being separated for several months, God brought my wife back, only after I myself reconciled with the Lord first and finally gave my marriage into His hands. God drew me closer to Him and not only did my wife come back home, but came back with the desire to seek God and put me as her head and leader where God wants me to be. Remember, God comes first and He'll take care of everything else, EVERYTHING! Never give up standers, God does have perfect timing. Don't believe in the devil's lies. Prodigals do come home when lead by God! I can’t stop thanking my Savior Jesus Christ! Pray and seek God”  (Texas)

"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)

“After several years of standing for my wife to come home, two weeks ago she texted me saying she couldn't do it anymore by herself. My suddenly has happened. We are now planning on getting remarried in February of next year. I am still in awe at God's power. I had given up towards the end and started to try to move on with another woman but God wouldn't allow it. I tried but God told me, ‘What makes you think I'm going to give you more or less than what I already promised you.’ Now we are doing great and there is blessing every step of the way. We have a long ways to go and, as she said, a lot of catching up to do. God is so wonderful and gracious. Please never give up standers. You never know when your suddenly will come. Stay faithful and wait on God. Make Him your spouse as you await the arrival of your broken spouse. God will restore if you just wait on Him. Thank you RMM for all your support and help. May God continue to use you in a mighty way like He has in my life. God bless!”  (Louisiana)

"Once the prodigal, I have been standing for my wife. My wife called me and told me she loved me and wanted to come home. It has been a hard road at times but as Charlyne and Bob have pointed out, there is power in the spoken Word of God. Thank you so much my Lord, my Rock, my Deliverer." (Florida)

"My husband has been home for several months and everything is going great. I would read testimonies about how restored marriages were better than before the prodigal left and I was skeptical. It is true. My husband is more attentive and loving than before we were first married. God brought home a new man. I knew God was going to restore our marriage but I didn't know it was going to be this good. To God be the glory."  (Michigan)

For all those out there -- please wait and trust God. Stop the fighting, the arguing, the accusations. Pray and let the fragrance of God's love fill your homes. I thought that I was going to begin the new year with the fear of getting divorce, but now I am entering the new year with him at my side and at home.
"We just celebrated our fifth anniversary. I believe in my heart we were always married and have been married over 40 years, but February 10, 1995 is all to the glory of God. Thanks to Rejoice Ministries we were blessed with a beautiful wedding and shared with other standers what God can and will do."
"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)
“My husband is on his way home after many years of separation and said to me the other day that he cannot wait to hold me in his arms again. We are only waiting on Gods provision for him to be able to get back to me which I know will come in Gods perfect timing and way. Praise God! Nothing is impossible for Him.”  (Australia)

“Praise God my husband is home! When my husband left me I was devastated and lost. Everyone told me I needed to move on and I was crazy for holding on. Every Saturday I would read the testimonies and I would pray that one day I would be able to write one myself. You have to believe, have faith, and trust God, He holds true to His Word. Everything Bob says about what the prodigal is thinking is true. My husband is happy to be home and has wanted to come home, but was scared and ashamed. We are now expecting our second child and we couldn't be happier. He even told me that every time I told him I refused to let go he would smile inside, even though he said I needed to move on and it was pointless to hold on. Please, never give up. Galatians 6:9. You will all be in my prayers.”  (Florida)

“God brought me to your ministry when my husband left six years ago. It was a long, hard, battle, but he came back home three years later. Three years ago, on New Year's eve, we renewed our marriage vows. Our marriage was dead, but Jesus is the God of the resurrection. Praise God.” (Kentucky)
 "After years of separation my husband and I remarried in January. Everyone told me that he would never change and to go on with my life, but I stood on what God had promised me. Like every couple, we have problems, but not the ones that separated us. I continue to pray for myself and others to hold on and not give up on Jesus. He is the only One who can help us on this road that we are on. I love Him so much."   (Mississippi).

"I have been standing for over seven years, and at the beginning of my stand I was driving home one evening crying asking God, 'Will he be home by Christmas?' At that moment, I saw a shooting star. God has shown me stars many times as encouragement, during my stand; on the sides of trucks, billboards, in songs etc. Last night when I talked to my husband, he talked about working things out to be able to come back home, this week before Christmas. I cried tears of joy at God's amazing faithfulness, love, and the power of prayer. Praise to our Lord!"  (Minnesota)

"My husband decided he was not happy and left me. I was devastated, and in the process of getting counseling, I learned a lot about myself. More importantly, I learned to trust God and stop trying to manipulate the situation. Three weeks ago, I finally totally turned this over to God. I began to love unconditionally, not listening to advice of others. (Husband) told me he might want to come home. Two days ago he told me he would probably come home soon. Yesterday he told me the stronghold was broken and his feelings had changed. He will be home on Saturday. From this day forward, I vow to be the wife God created me to be, and I thank God and Praise Him for His mighty work. I also thank God for this ministry. Many days I was ready to give up, but Charlyne Cares shined light in the dark places. I look forward to a time of total restoration and healing in my marriage." (Florida)
“My husband and I are starting life anew. I was in such shock on Christmas Eve when my husband wanted to stay at our house after opening gifts with our children and actually wanted me by his side. We talked for hours. He wanted to stay home. There is much healing that will need to take place, but the joy far outweighs the sorrow. I kept clinging to the message that God is in control.” (Ohio)
"Last night my husband asked me if we could try again. Praise the Lord. Praise God for the past few week's daily devotions written by Charlyne and Bob, which taught me about healing. I wanted us to go onwhere we left off when we were still married, but you taught me that healing needs to take place. I know that there is still a long road ahead." (South Africa)

"After 22 years of marriage, my spouse left home. God became my Counselor, Deliverer, Comforter, and strong tower. The more I read His Word, the anguish and tears were replaced with peace and contentment as God continued to refine me. After four years, God brought my spouse home physically, but not completely in his heart. While my spouse was gone, Thanksgiving was spent in different homes of friends and family. This year, my spouse and I are hosting the family for Thanksgiving. It is such a blessing to witness the excitement of our young adult children as they contribute to the preparation. here again. Thanks be to God for our family once again, celebrating Thanksgiving together. I can't describe how much your ministry has kept me encouraged and in tune to God's Will."  (North Carolina)

“After some years of standing for the restoration of my marriage, my husband returned home six months ago. There were a few hiccups along the way, but last Friday, Valentine’s Day, we were remarried. The last two years saw many nights praying in my closet, fasting, and sending my Angels out to bring my husband home. I cannot tell you how many miracles God worked along the way. A couple of days ago, my husband told a friend of ours, how much in love with me he is, that for the first time in his life he had total peace, and how there was always an ‘inner presence’ drawing him back home. Don't give up standers! When you know God has called you to stand, you can be certain that it is just a matter of time... God is so good!”  (Alabama)

"My husband moved back home recently after nearly three years gone and we are celebrating our twenty fifth anniversary this week. To God be all the glory, honor and praise." (Maryland)

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