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!

"The divorce my husband filed was set to be final. On Thursday, after many legal maneuvers, my Husband agreed to dismiss the Divorce. Praise the Lord! I went to the hearing and the Judge entered the dismissal with prejudice! He and I spoke of how few times a divorce is dismissed and he was glad to see a reconciliation! I sat through two other divorces while the order was being prepared in his chambers, and this Judge, seeing our reconciliation, encouraged the other couples to reconsider and to take time. Neither of them took his advice, but maybe he will keep on making these suggestions and others can be saved through him. God is so great." (Florida)(This stander is an attorney.) (posted 11/20/2004)

"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)

(posted 6/7/2007)

"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)

(posted 10/11/2007)

"My husband wanted a divorce so I moved out. I started standing and praying. Nothing was happening and my husband was still convinced that he wanted a divorce, but I continued to believe God for the restoration of our marriage. On Mother's Day my husband took me on a date and the Monday after Mother's Day he asked me and my son to move back in so we can be a family again. Praise God." (Florida)

(posted 5/19/2006)

"I sought the Lord and He heard my cries. My husband returned to our family after being gone for months and living with the other woman. I give all the praise and glory to Jesus who does answer prayer." (Texas)

(posted 9/12/2008)

"Suddenly, my spouse returned home. Through prayer, fasting and confirmation God answered my prayers. After receiving several text messages and attempts to find his way home my prodigal spouse is home. He is happy, healthy and humble. The battle is not over though, we must stay in the word of God always. Prayer really changes things. Thank you Bob and Charlyne for your support and prayers. You are a blessing to every troubled marriage." (Florida)  Our of our faithful Rejoice Pompano people.  We were honored to be with her when those messages started.

(posted 9/12/2008)
“My husband is home! We are back trying to get to know each other again, but we know we love each other. He changed his number, but his friend gave the OW his new number and I know she has called him. Please pray with me in agreement that the OW will stay gone and never come into our marriage again. I pray for all standers. Keep the faith, stay faithful to God, and He will stay faithful to you. He is an awesome God and cannot lie, so stand and let Him handle it. I praise Your name God. You are so awesome and powerful, and my life, marriage, family, friends, and everything that surrounds me is in your hands. AMEN!”  (Georgia) (posted 3/30/2015)
"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) (posted 11/20/2004)

"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)

(posted 4/19/2007)

"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)

"God is good. My husband came home yesterday and desires to restore our covenant relationship. I praise God for reaching down and touching him, and that God gave me the strength to endure during these hard times." (New York)

(posted 9/19/2008)
“After a false start last year, my husband is home again and I have all the faith in the world that our marriage will be strengthened from this experience. I know my faith certainly has been! God’s love is awe-inspiring and He keeps His promises. I thanked God often over the past several months for working on the other side of the mountain despite not seeing evidence of such. I was devastated to learn he had married the other woman. But God! You can imagine how overwhelmed I was to be told my husband knew in his heart he didn’t belong there and it was only a pretend, non-legal marriage to temporarily satisfy her until he was able to leave the situation. Wow! God was indeed working on the other side the entire time. I cannot adequately express my love for God, my husband, and this ministry.”  (United States)  If your spouse marries the other person, turn up your prayers, for your spouse to know they made a mistake and must leave sooner than later. Often the other person pushes for marriage and your spouse did not have the courage to say, “No.” Fight for your marriage in the prayer closet! – Charlyne (posted 5/8/2015)
"My wife has returned home and will remarry me shortly. Bob and Charlyne were a huge part of this reconciliation. Through the website, tapes and emails, your encouragement and testimonies helped me reconcile with my wife. Thank you again so very much." (New York) (posted 1/28/2011)

 "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)

(posted 6/29/2007)
“My husband and I are getting along better than ever and even doing things together. Two weeks ago he spent his first night at our house this year. God had given me the scripture, 'Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!' (Luke 1:45) and I believe this is His confirmation to me that He is continuing to work for His glory. Praise Him.” (North Dakota) (posted 1/28/2005)
“My family and in-laws were with us on Thanksgiving. This was the first Thanksgiving in three years we were together. My spouse said the prayer and it was beautiful. God is good. He answers prayers We were divorced before my spouse suddenly came back.” (New Jersey) (posted 12/2/2005)
Charlyne, God does restore marriages and saves lives. I now pray for his salvation. I know that soon he will give his heart to my Lord. God bless you and you may print this letter so that others can be encouraged." (posted 11/20/2004)
"My prodigal is coming home next week. There were times when I almost wanted to give up, but God never gave up on us. Truly with God all things are possible, even as they seemed impossible to us, divorce papers had been filed. All glory be to God." (Australia) (posted 11/20/2004)

"My prodigal spouse left to live in the far country with the other woman. He called me at work yesterday and asked if I still wanted him to come home. He was outside our apartment building with his car packed. Months ago I had tied a yellow ribbon around the door knob, which he noticed immediately. I believe that knowledge, prayer and thanks to God brought him home. I also kept my lips zipped sharing the information only with my prayers partners. I know this will be a long road, but we agree the Lord has to be our center. Praise God." (California)

(posted 6/2/2006)

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

By Dalton

God has changed our lives and the Lord has really blessed our marriage. We just celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary. We have been back together seven years.

Charlyne has taught us to pray for what you may have done wrong in your marriage. God led me to Celebrate Recovery. I sat there and cried as I had verbally abused my wife. She could not forgive me, so she left for someone else.

I was at Cell Group and when I returned home, my wife, Vickie had returned home, suddenly with our daughter. That is when the standing really starts. Our Celebrate Recovery leader and the Assistant Pastor were over for dinner last month. When I called to invite them to dinner, I shared with them the most wonderful words my grandson had said recently. His words made standing for marriage restoration worth doing. Our six-year-old grandson said to my wife, "Grandma it's been a while, can I stay overnight?" My heart just melted. That is the best anniversary present anyone could ask for!

As your books say, "We can break the generational curse of divorce." Our grandson was born with our marriage restored and he is so cute and loves his grandma so much.

(posted 10/1/2012)

“My husband went into the far country and was involved with another woman. I felt lost but knew in my heart the Lord was calling me to stand. The Lord got me through. He gave me so many promises and so many people saw His miracles including me moving back home. I am truly blessed and know the Lord is still working in our hearts. Today my husband asked if we were going to do the ‘Love Dare.’ Victory is won. Praise the Lord.”  (Washington)

(posted 8/19/2013)
 "I thank my Lord for His faithfulness. My husband and I separated. The Lord brought me to your web site and I began my stand for the restoration of my marriage and for the restoration of my husband's spiritual walk with the Lord. After many difficult situations, God has brought my husband home today. God is faithful." (Texas) (posted 3/22/2007)
(posted 1/12/2015)
(posted 2/23/2015)
"I am a stander from Guatemala. I love your ministry and Charlyne Cares, because by reading these messages my soul was comforted. The Lord worked in me and after trying to make all perfect by my own strength, the Lord taught me to lean on Him and look to Him. On our 14th anniversary, my husband came back to our home as a surprise, loving me as never before, and that is only the Lord`s work. My husband has been touched and changed by the Lord. Praise the Lord!" (Guatemala) (posted 11/20/2004)

“Thank You almighty powerful Lord, My husband came home a month ago. We had been separated with not much contact. Through RMM, I learned about the spiritual battle we are in and how our spouses are not the enemy. My husband said that the Lord had been weighing on his mind. Praise the Lord! I am so blessed that the Lord continues to guide us through our spiritual journey of marriage restoration. I know that our battle with the enemy is not over, so please do not stop praying for your spouse's salvation and your marriage even after they come home. I forgave my husband, but I learned to forgive the OW and pray for her salvation also. We must be careful not to give a foothold to the enemy. Pray for the armor of God, a hedge of protection around your spouse and to send warrior angels to protect you and your spouse. I pray your miracles and restorations come soon.”  (Alabama)

(posted 9/16/2013)
"I wrote in the past about my wife and I being separated and then planning for divorce. By God's grace, we have reconciled. I moved back in our home in early December, just before our anniversary. We had a re-commitment ceremony at our church on Saturday and are now on our second honeymoon." (South Carolina) (posted 1/7/2005)

"Praise God! My husband moved back home! We were separated for several months and God told me immediately to fight for my marriage. I have been praying and standing for my husband since the day after he left. I had seen God moving, but my husband still said he was going to get a divorce. We even went through the pretrial. About that time, I started asking my husband to slow things down. He asked me to dinner so we could talk and he surprised me by saying he still loves me and would like to make things work, but he still had some reservations. We talked for the next few days, and it became clear he wanted to make things work. He moved home right before Christmas. The best Christmas present that our boys and I could have asked for! Never give up on God! He is faithful! We still have work to do, but God is faithful.”  (Ohio)

(posted 1/27/2014)

“After many months in the far country, my husband came home suddenly! Praise God! We are very happy! He is very loving and we are enjoying spending time together and with the children. All God's promises are Yes and Amen. His Word does not come back to Him void. I pray that God continues to draw my husband and my children to himself with cords of love. He is restoring a very close relationship with our brothers and sisters and restoring our home. We are working together as a team on our property and exercising and doing things together. Our God is a God of restoration! "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added unto you" Matthew 6:33. Thank you so much to Charlyne and all the team for giving me the assurance to stand in the gap for our marriage in the face of skepticism by others.”  (Australia)

(posted 7/21/2013)
"Our divorce was days away. All we had to do is sign the papers and make it final. During the past months, my faith in Jesus has grown 1000%. I began to pray for the restoration of my marriage. Along the way, Jesus has shown me myself. Not only did I need to pray and trust, I also had to live my life according to Jesus. When I did that, and really changed, my prayers were answered. My husband and I are going to stay together and work on the marriage.  Our walk with Jesus is only beginning and I am so excited."  (Ohio)
(posted 4/20/2007)

"I want to thank the Lord for bringing my husband home one year ago. In the past year, I have seen the hate walls come down, and his softer, gentle side is being returned. What a wonderful God we serve." (Alabama)

(posted 10/11/2007)

"After months of separation, my husband and I are back together. The road is bumpy sometimes, but God led me to this path rather than divorce and I know it is the right one. I praise God for His presence in my life and His promises for our future. With His help I know we will make it." (Illinois)

(posted 2/27/2009)

Thank you for your ministry resources and especially Charlyne Cares, which have sustained me on my darkest days. As a childless stander, I had a long summer of absolutely no communication with my husband. He returned to our home last week to get warmer clothes and asked me out for dinner. I praised God as I opened my Charlyne Cares on the morning of our dinner and read the title, "Lord, Rekindle and Reignite My Love". God is so good and He's doing just that. We're making plans to move him back home. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (North Carolina)

(posted 10/22/2009)

"My husband has been home for nine months. All the praise goes to the Lord. I continue to stand on the promises of Jesus to rebuild our marriage on the solid rock of Jesus Christ and restore the love in our marriage. I give glory to the Lord who answers prayers." (New York)

(posted 9/19/2008)

"Glory be to God for His goodness and grace. My husband moved home last month. The paperwork is being drawn up for a joint request to invalidate the divorce. Even though my husband divorced me years ago, we are able to take advantage of Oklahoma's law allowing the divorced to be set aside because neither of us married someone else. It will be as if the divorce never existed." (Oklahoma)

(posted 2/16/2007)
“My wife texted me these exact words this morning: ‘If you will have me I would like to come home today.’ Of course I said YES! My heart is ready, our home is ready, and my son who lives with me is ready. If this is what I think it is, the real restoration starts today and goes on until death parts us. The Lord has been moving mountains these past few months and has been restoring love between us. I’ve zipped my lips and allowed the Lord to be the Lord. Praise God.”  (New York) (posted 2/9/2015)
"Praise the Lord and great is His faithfulness. After years of separation, and my spouse in another relationship for most of that time, my spouse and I have spent the last few months getting to know each other again and bringing reconciliation to our marriage. Our now-adult children have heard the good news that their Dad and Mum are back together again. I continue to pray for my spouse's salvation and thank God that He is working this out in His perfect time. I have noticed so many changes in my spouse and I am sure the changes in me are noticeable too. God has begun a good work that He will bring to completion." (Australia) (posted 3/3/2005)

"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)

(posted 9/4/2009)

“God is amazing! My prodigal left but I told him I loved him and would be praying for the restoration of our marriage. Praise God my prodigal is home. I still believe that he is being blinded by Satan but in my darkest moments I surrendered my life to Christ. God became so real to me. I see things now the way Jesus does. God is still working on my heart. I am not giving up. He is my Comforter, Counselor and Healer. I stand amazed at the strength God has given me. I know without a shadow of a doubt God will completely restore my marriage. My God is so big, so strong and so mighty there is nothing my God cannot do! Proverbs 3:5-6.”  (South Carolina) 

(posted 11/19/2012)

“Praise God for He is good. My wife and I had breakfast yesterday and she hugged me and kissed me for the first time in three years. I have been standing for our marriage reconciliation since she left. Prayer does work, God has been with me and our children. She told me as she was hugging me that I should not be worried; soon we will be back together and when we do we will have to do a wedding. She told me she still has her wedding ring. I have never had such a happy day in my life. Jesus is King. I will praise HIM all days of my life.”  (South Africa)

(posted 12/3/2012)

“I want to share my restoration story. God is AMAZING! I was unfaithful, selfish, unappreciative, and worst of all, not following God as I should. During my time separated from what meant the most to me, I had time ALONE to realize how bad of a person I had been to my wife. I attended a church while away where every message seemed to be directed at me. It was God correcting my heart. I have been back for almost a year now and pray with her every day.”  (New Mexico)

(posted 3/4/2013)

"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)

(posted 7/27/2007)
(posted 11/17/2014)
"I came home after work one day to a note from my husband telling me that he didn't love me any more and that he had moved out. Somehow God has been working miracles behind the scenes in drastic measure I woke up this morning just before my alarm was going to go off. I had this feeling of someone watching me. I opened my eyes and there was this man staring down at me-my husband! He was crying as he handed me a letter of apology. He said he couldn't say everything out loud without breaking down into tears so he took the time to type it all out for me to read. He asked me if he could come back home again. He said the worst weekend of his life was Thanksgiving weekend and he never wanted to relive that or any other holiday without me and our daughters again. I was in complete shock. God does answer prayer, He does move mountains, and He does it mostly behind the scenes in a way that we aren't even aware of. Thank you God for answering prayer." (Oregon) (posted 12/16/2005)

“My husband left home while I was pregnant. He vowed never to come back, but God! After the baby's birth, he came home but it turned out to be a false start. He came back home again which can only be the work of God. I believe God is working on bringing him back to the Lord. I just want to encourage all standers, as in His Word in Luke 1:37, never forget nothing is impossible with God. Be encouraged.”  (Zimbabwe)

(posted 8/15/2013)
"We have been back together over two years now and had another child. To this day I am just amazed and so thankful to the Lord for how He restored my marriage and it is better than it ever was. I do not think I would have known there was a chance for my marriage if I hadn't found your ministry. To anyone who is standing for the healing of your marriage please never give up and God will do it." (New York) (posted 11/20/2004)

"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)

(posted 12/23/2012)
"Two weeks ago I visited my husband. He said that we were going to split things. When I got there and he said he could not get up, he was so nervous. He pulled me to him and hugged me. Tears streamed down both our cheeks! It was amazing! He said he doesn't want a divorce! God changed his heart. Since then he has read his Bible daily and makes sure that he tells me that he loves me. Now he wants to find a job by our house so he can come home. Thanks for all of the prayers!" (Minnesota)
(posted 8/30/2012)

“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)

(posted 8/26/2013)

“All glory to God - my husband and I are restored! Praise God he moved out and into an apartment just a short way from us and we joined as members of a family and him as the main member as it should be. God has taken so much pain and turned it into an amazing love for him and one another. Thank You God from the bottom of our hearts. Amen.”  (South Africa)

(posted 11/14/2012)
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