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!

"After two months of separation, my husband is back at home. God is so good. Although I haven't met you physically, I really do feel like you have been my spiritual mom and dad during this time. Thank you for all of your support and tapes that always arrived at just the right time (God's time)! Having my husband return has allowed the Holy Spirit to put even more compassion in my heart for all standers and prodigals who are waiting in the Lord for their marriage restoration. Please pray that my husband's 'mustard seed' grows and grows." (California)

"Praise God, my husband and I are restored. This is to God's glory, as He alone could have done this. I thank God for His mercy. He does hear our cries when we repent."  (Colorado)

"God has perfect timing. After months of separation in different states from my wife and daughters, God's vision has been evident for us to see. My wife and I and our children are planning to be home again with each other in a neutral state where we can continue to grow in our commitment to Christ. Thank God for your ministry." (Georgia)

“Hopeless is the only way I could describe my situation. My husband left, told me he loved the OW, and said he was never coming home. It was difficult to do, but I did not listen to my husband. I listened to and believed God and His Word. I blocked out the advice of friends and loved ones and only obeyed God. My husband came home and it was still a fight. I tolerated things from him that I thought I never would tolerate out of obedience to God. No matter how messed up I thought my husband was, I continued to allow God to lead, guide, and work on me. God told me to relocate with my husband. My husband was still saying he didn't think we would be together. I was so afraid, but I chose to obey God in spite of my fears. We moved and PTL so did God in such a mighty way! My husband is loving, affectionate, and apologetic for the role he played in our trial. I have grown so much spiritually and will forever stand for my marriage and yours! God is able! Pray and have faith! Victory is yours!”  (Louisiana)

"I want to thank you for your ministry. God led me to your site when I was losing hope and ready to give up on my marriage. I give Him all the glory. He brought my husband home last Friday. My husband told me he's very thankful that I didn't give up on him. Thank you for showing me that it's God's will to make a stand for my marriage covenant. God is so good. He remained faithful until He brought everything back to their righteous state." (California)
"I am speechless at seeing my suddenly happen just like that. After months of separation, my husband called my best friend and told her to tell me he loves me and is coming home. I thank God for His divine intervention. I stood in hopelessness and believed when it all looked impossible. A couple of days ago, God told me to be still and know He is God. I did not relate much to what He was saying as everything was just a huge mess. I understand now. And I thank Him for His grace. Hallelujah.” (South Africa)

"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)

“I had been struggling with the need to end a prodigal lifestyle, and the yearning to re-unite with my abandoned loved ones, but just didn't how or where to start. Your e-mail devotionals, in tandem with a miraculously leading through the ministry of my local church, helped me see that all I had to do was strongly believe it possible, and prayerfully take the first steps. I took those steps of faith with God, and have regained joy by being very warmly embraced by my loved ones.” (Nigeria)

"Praise the Lord, my husband came home suddenly. He is being delivered from bondages. What Satan used to divide our marriage, God has used for the good." (Michigan)

“PTL! After many months of separation, ignorance, and threats of divorce from my husband, out of the blue, he came to spend New Year’s Eve with me! We had an amazing conversation and I was pleased to hear that he had taken a look at and has begun to own up to his own wrongs through our marriage and was no longer solely blaming me! He told me that this was a positive move in the right direction for us and was very loving. My walk with Our Lord through this time has been life changing! Being an advocate of standing for my marriage had many looking at me as though I were crazy, but I followed exactly what the Lord has told me to do - to keep standing with love and kindness. My husband mentioned this great change in me and I can see how my walk with the Lord is inspiring him. The Lord kept asking me if I was ready this whole holiday season and I said "YES!" Now we are taking it slow and on the mend. I am giving the Lord all of His due glory!”  (Pennsylvania) 

“Just as our local power company took time to restore the power to our home after Hurricane Wilma, so did God take his time to restore my marriage. The power company needed to make sure that everything was fixed and all the connections were intact. Then they needed to make sure that other people around us were ready. They needed to make sure that everything was 100% before they threw that switch, so that the power did not just flicker and then go off again, but comes on and stays on for good. This is how God has restored my marriage to my wife. After being separated for two years, we are finally restored. God will restore your marriage. If you try to do it yourself, your restoration will only be a 'flicker.' Let God do it. He knows what He is doing and He will do it right so that your family's restoration brings permanent 'light' to your home." (Florida) (From a man who attends Rejoice Pompano.)

"After years away in the far away country and numerous false starts home, the Lord has brought my husband back. My circumstances seemed so hopeless but God prevailed, even if there is no home for him to come home to because my kids and I moved back to my parents' house. We now literally have to start from scratch, yet he still opted to leave the comfortable life he had in the far country. The spiritual warfare is even more real to me now, but I choose to rest upon the Lord." (Philippines)

"My husband has been gone for months and in a adulterous relationship. Today he came over to give me money and I asked if we could talk. He told me that he wants to come home. He said he knows that our marriage was ordained by God and I been more than wonderful thru it all. He thanked me and said he loves me and is working things out." (Florida)
“My prodigal spouse returned home some months ago after many months of back and forth with the other woman. He is not saved yet but God is working. I almost gave up many times, but the Holy Spirit kept speaking to me in many ways. The despair that I was in was unimaginable at times but the Lord told me, ‘Don’t give up.’ I began to believe in what I could not see and not in what I did see. Even though the divorce papers came, I still kept my eyes on the Lord. He is faithful ladies. So don’t give up!”  (New York)

“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)

“A season ago I was being handed divorce papers. I had been a born again believer for over 30 years and found as I went through this trial clinging to the Lord, that I had been saved by His death at the cross, but I had never grown beyond that and really developed a deep relationship and walk with the Lord. God used my time of separation with my husband to work in me, walk with me, and reveal Himself to me. I had never been able to say I am truly in love with the Lord before. I fought my divorce, trusted and obeyed the Lord, and He was faithful. Just in His time, my husband was moved by the Lord to seek reconciliation with me. He dismissed the divorce, and today he is living at home and I am watching in awe as God rebuilds our marriage stronger than ever, with Him at the center. I consider it a unique blessing to have gone through a trial of this magnitude and seen a small glimpse of the power, love, faithfulness, forgiveness, peace, and joy that our Savior is and has for us.”  (Missouri)

"We have moved together from California to Florida where my husband got his new job. We are better than ever. We are deciding on new furniture and shopping house stuff together. It's like newly wedded all over again. Your ministry helped us to restore our marriage. Thank you." (Florida)
“My husband wants to come home. It really looked hopeless. He and the other woman spoke about marriage all the time. I prayed thorns around my husband almost daily. I stayed true to him and to the Lord. I never doubted in the Lord and now I have my husband back.” (Pennsylvania)
“I divorced my husband after years of poor decisions. Months later, the Holy Spirit told me to start praying for my husband. I contacted him, but he had started dating another woman. I prayed for Him every day, as I knew he had fallen away from the Lord. Months later, they broke up and he began calling me and we have been talking ever since. I went to visit him recently and we had a great time. We have a long road ahead, and my husband lives over 1,000 miles away, but I believe God will deliver him home soon, turning the mountains into paved roads for Him to return to God and then to me. Praise the Lord!”  (Minnesota)

"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)

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

"Thank the Lord Jesus Christ for His faithfulness and for you both My husband, of thirty-four years, is home, wearing his wedding ring, fully moved back in. The other woman has moved to another state. He came home almost a year to the day that he left. Your daily email, my pastor's wife, (the church I attend is a family restoring church), and my Christian friends were the tools that kept me standing on the Word of the Lord Jesus Christ, until it grew up and "produced 30, 60, 100 fold " (Mark 4). The 'Bob email' helped me see the wife that I was becoming and would be to draw my husband home. The absolute commitment and trust that Charlyne showed in the Lord Jesus Christ over her struggle in the later part of October will keep me centered as I go forth in this walk. Keep standing. The very days that it looked as if it would be impossible to win him back, I found out, were the very days that his eyes were being opened to the other woman and her faults. God is so good. I am not the person I was a year ago. I am so thankful for that. I had found true joy and peace before he came home. He could see that. He wanted what I had. "There is no peace for the wicked." Keep standing and keep seeking Jesus daily. Keep praising and seeking His ways. His Word does not return void." (Louisiana)

"I want to thank Rejoice Marriage Ministries for sending encouraging messages. Your words always felt as if you were speaking only to me. You helped me find my way back to the Lord, and the power to stand for my marriage through so many tough days and lonely nights. I now have a closer walk with our Lord. Tomorrow my husband is stopping our divorce. God bless you and your ministry." (Ohio)

"My husband has been home for over a year. He had a child with the other woman. Before he was home I prayed to God about the promise He gave to Sarah and Abraham about a son. Soon after my husband's return I was pregnant. We now have a healthy baby boy. His birth has had a part in helping our marriage heal and grow. We also have the other child in our lives, which has also been a tremendous blessing to me. God is faithful." (Washington)

"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)

“Praise the Lord! I got my miracle. My spouse is coming home and the divorce dismissed! I had several years of crying out to the Lord day and night. I am so happy! I was in anguish crying out to the Lord God and heard a still small voice tell me to wait. After reading everything I could on God and marriage and studying scriptures about marriage. I told God I would wait as long as it took. Every time I experienced another obstacle I'd pray and remember what God said and my promise to Him. It looked hopeless. Finally after being forced to sign a court appearance paper I turned it completely over to God. This is when I saw the hand of God at work! Now when I look back, I see He's been working the whole time. Amazing! He is faithful. Never give up. God will do what He has promised! He is love. Learn to trust! My journey has only begun… But God! A scripture which really helped in the last month was Psalm 91:4.”  (Nebraska)

“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)

“About a year ago, my husband suddenly emotionally and physically abandoned our marriage. He stayed at the house but we were separated in every way. I prayed ceaselessly for his heart to be softened but things were seeming hopeless to the point that I filed for divorce. Even after I filed I never stopped praying for his return. Suddenly, just when I thought all hope was lost, he returned to me as quickly as he had abandoned me. The divorce papers woke him up from his delusion, he ended it with the OW and has come back to me with complete humility. I praise God every day for the restoration of our marriage and know that it was only His hands that have made this possible. It is only through His example of unconditional love and forgiveness that I have been able to welcome my prodigal back with open arms and feel the complete joy of knowing that our marriage is stronger than ever.” (Iowa)

“After 13 years away from the church and family, my spouse stood in an appeal to re-commit her life back to Jesus in church last Sunday. It’s only in our conversations after all these years do I realize that God never for one moment let her go. At times when it seemed that nothing was happening, God was constantly speaking to her heart. Although at this time she is happy for us to be friends I pray for a full restoration of our marriage.”  (United Kingdom)

“After being separated for an entire year, my prodigal spouse made an announcement to my family at Christmas dinner, that he is coming back home to his family!! I was speechless and relieved after confirming what GOD said about not being ashamed. I placed my faith in His Word regarding the things of this world which are to fade away, but His Word and promises are forever! Amen, praise to the almighty Prince of Peace. I know we have a long road ahead of us, but I will continue to put GOD first in everything and I know we'll be fine. We've also begun to look for a new house to move into with our five children. I still hear Him talking to me daily, and I'm overjoyed that this is only the beginning of what He has in store for me and my family. So from now on, when things 'look' bad, I’ll count on my Father to bring me through, He knows what's best for us...GOD is awesome.”  (Georgia)

“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)

"My wife and I have started talking and seeing each other again. She stays in another state with the kids, but God used the kids to keep telling her to come home. We are now working on our marriage and we even went to her reunion last weekend together and enjoyed ourselves. Praise the Lord." (North Carolina)

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

"I want to share how great God is. After being separated for two years, my husband has returned. He is a changed man. Still we await the final victory of his accepting Christ as his personal Savior. Stand firm, even though it may not be in our time frame that our prodigal returns. The Lord knows what’s best for us." (Florida)

"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)
"My husband turned away from God and is living a sinful life. He left our marriage. I am not only praying for my marriage restoration, but also for the salvation of my cousin's husband. He and my cousin's husband are God's lost sheep. My cousin's husband has been saved. He not only quit drinking, but staying home with her and not seeing his mistress. He now asked my cousin to go to church with him. I am so happy even though my husband is still unsaved. I have the faith that God will save my marriage too." (California)
"I just finished Christmas dinner with my husband and two sons and their families. Thanks be to God and also to Rejoice Ministries for the support I received as I waited over 5 years for my husband to come home. The wait was well worth it and I praise God daily for my restored marriage." (Pennsylvania)

“Praise God for He has restored our marriage. My husband demanded a divorce. I was devastated. I was a new believer and I couldn't grasp what was happening to my life. God was telling me to let my husband go. He also told me that the generations of divorce would end now. I was confused and cried out to God. God led me here, to RMM, and I never looked back. I submitted everything to the Lord. He worked on me and showed me things that I needed to change. God softened my heart towards my husband and cleansed my heart of unforgiveness. God continued His work in me and a few months later, my husband returned home. I encourage all standers to listen to the Lord and concentrate on fixing themselves and allow the Lord to fix our prodigals. He is so very faithful, even when our spouses are not. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8.”  (Ohio)

“When I began my stand, my prodigal cut off all communication with me at that point after moving to live with his parents. I began daily prayers and I quit my ‘works of the flesh’ to bring him home. Yesterday I asked God if my stand is real. This morning I found a 3,000 word email from my husband. Praise Jesus! My husband wants to come home but he's scared. He was able to share with me why he left. Now I know what I need to work on.”  (Idaho) 

“After standing for my marriage for many months, my suddenly happened yesterday. Even though my husband said repeatedly that it was over and he was going to get a divorce, the Spirit of the living God has brought him home. Like the prodigal son, he is tired and hungry. I hold on to God's promises and Ezekiel 36 where He will restore my husband. He will show His Holiness through him. He will sprinkle water on him and he will be clean, He will put His spirit in him and give him a heart of flesh for his heart of stone. Isaiah 30:7 ‘and he will rebuild them as they were before.’ God is faithful!”  (Texas)

“Six months ago, I moved with my daughter 400 kilometers away from my husband. I wanted to start a new life after my husband moved in with the other woman. But God wanted me to pray for my marriage. I was unable to find work and couldn’t work due to my daughter’s illness but God has always provided good supernaturally. God told me to do what my husband says. He wanted us to come back to our home. Two weeks ago, we moved again, and I got three job offers, and I wasn’t even looking. Praise be to God.”  (Germany) 

 "God is so faithful. My prodigal husband has returned home after six months of living with the other woman."  (Michigan)

“Praises to Jesus, the King of Kings! My husband came home yesterday after two years of living away from home. My suddenly truly happened. There were so many individuals discouraging me from standing and praying for my prodigal husband. Thank you RMM, as I have learned to ‘zip my lips’ and I have grown so much spiritually. Please do not give up praying ever, until your spouse is back home. My husband sent me a text message yesterday, stating he loved me very much and he wanted to make our marriage work. I will continue to pray for you all and Jesus will do the rest. Never give up hope.”  (United Kingdom)

"Praise the Lord my husband returned home a few days ago. He has left the other woman who was pregnant." (North Carolina)

"Five months ago, my husband admitted to having an affair and wanted a divorce. I praise God and I am so thankful that I found you. Your daily devotions have been a very important part of my survival. I have learned so much about the Holy Spirit, Prayer, Faithfulness, Righteousness, and the list goes on and on. There would be days when I was so discouraged, that I did not possibly know how I could go on and it seemed like ‘Charlene Cares' would know my feelings for the day. Thank God for the Holy Spirit. My husband came home this weekend and we are working on restoring our marriage. I will continue to let the Lord fight the battle, but I will always use my spiritual weapons." (Oklahoma)

"I thank God for blessing in my home. After leaving home saying he wanted a divorce, my husband physically came home this year, but mentally was still in the far land. It has not been easy, but after much prayer and fasting, God has performed a miracle in my home. By Thanksgiving my husband was excited about spending Thanksgiving with me, our children and my family. I give all praise to God for restoring our marriage. Every day is better than the day before." (Kentucky)

"I just want to share my experience. My husband and I had been married for 17 years when we got divorced this past April. We wereChristians who went astray for a time...long enough for Satan to snatch my soul temporarily and deceive me. I was divorced within 6 weeks and I thought I was happy. My husband never stopped praying or loving me. He remained faithful and trust God the whole time of our divorce. I was the Prodigal who was once lost, but thanks to God's mercy and my husband's faithfulness and prays...I am now found. God was there all along for me. No matter how hard I tried, I could not fight the will of God. God was always there speaking to my heart. The will of God is much stronger than any temptation from Satan. My husband and I were remarried on November 14, 1999."
“Praise the Lord, my husband just came home. I am rejoicing as I hang his clothes back in his side of the closet.” (Washington)

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

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