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



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“I want to send hope to standers and remind them that you never really stop standing. It’s now a way of living; I believe God’s way of living. I had someone come out to fix some things in my apartment. We talked for awhile and somehow got on the subject of marriage. She started to tell me of her first marriage and how it ended in divorce. I asked her if she would ever marry again. She told me that not too long ago she was dating a man and they even moved in together. She felt they were soul mates. I asked her what happened to them. She told me one day he up and left. She said he went home to his wife...after three years I might add. Because I'm a stander (even though my spouse is home) I felt different when she said he went home to his wife. I thought in my mind that maybe his wife is a stander too. Keep the faith!”  (California)

“When my husband left, I turned to God and prayed and fasted many times. I asked God to reveal to me whether He would save our marriage. He gave me many signs. I wanted to give up but God would not let me. My husband asked me to file for a divorce and I cried. One week later God spoke to me and told me to call my husband. I called him and he had nothing nice to say to me. He continued to ask me for a divorce. I was very humble and told him I would pray for him and I love him. Then he hung up the phone. One hour later, he called back and told me he wanted to reconcile and he loved me very much. That was nothing but God. He touched my husband’s heart instantly. My husband is not home yet, but he is in the process of moving back. He left the OW and started reading the Bible. No matter what your situation looks like, God is working behind the scenes. Trust Him and don't give up. In your darkest moments God is standing with you.”  (Virginia)

"My husband and I went through a time when he was not at home. We had small children at the time and things didn’t look good in the natural at all. I stood on the Word of God, believing and trusting that He would heal, renew, and restore our marriage. It took a year before my husband came home, and even after that God had lots of work to do on the both of us. Now we have beautiful children and a restored marriage with such a Godly bond. Yes, we have to work at our marriage just like everyone, but we allow God to be in control and have authority, and blessings beyond our imagination have followed. Our last child is our little reward for obedience in standing in faith. Nothing is impossible with God. Our situation looked hopeless and came out shining God’s glory so bright." (North Carolina)
If there is anyone who hurts more than the wife of a prodigal, more than the children it's a mom! I heard the faint voice of my 39 year old daughter, attempt to stop crying and sniffles on the phone and a brief outline of what had happened, but I praise God that she had found Charlyne Cares and had already begun to follow the guidelines and seek God's face. Especially ‘Zip the Lip’ was important. The next thing she did was tell me where to go on the web to get daily devotionals which I faithfully read and believed along with her. Though we were 100 miles apart, our hearts were so close. I also ‘Zipped the Lip,’ and now they are a family again, reconciled. Praise and honor to God, our loving Father and Jesus His Son! I keep devotionals I have printed to pass on to others! Your work in leading families closer to Christ is so helpful and Christ honoring! Many thanks." (Missouri)

"God has restored my marriage. He has been faithful even in those moments when I thought I could not take it any longer My husband has been home since June and our marriage is stronger than it has ever been. There is still work to be done, but God is in control. Since it was not my effort that restored our marriage, but God Himself, I am trusting Him. I pray, pray and pray. I read the devotionals Charlyne sends us every day. Thank you Charlyne and thank You God for sending her to me when You did." (Arizona)

"Praise God! My husband came home last night. The Lord has been orchestrating his return to Him for the past two weeks. Confessions have been made, hearts have been broken, and fear is being fought. His return to Christ surprised him and his return home frightens him. It is not a homecoming of banners and whistles but of silent prayers, gentle steps, and the knowledge that the battle continues. Pray that his return will not just be in body but emotionally and spiritually. Please teach standers to be prepared to accept a spouse who fights every moment to just stay in their home. The devil is trying even harder now to get him to leave again. But my Lord God has conquered and he has promised a returned spouse. Thank you for all your encouragement and prayers. I forever will be a stander for my marriage." (Oklahoma)
"After seeing God restore my own marriage , I decided to continue praying for other marriages in trouble. I was able to quietly pray for a co-worker for the last year. Praise God that marriage is now restored and the relationship is being rebuilt! God's Word is so true when it says that God is no respecter of persons! I stand in awe. Praise the Lord!" (Pennsylvania)

"All glory to the Lord. My husband returned to the Lord and moved back home with us this week. We know the enemy will continue his attack against our family, but we will trust in God to carry us through and fight the battle for us." (California)

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

“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)

“PTL! My Father is in the restoring business...He brought my prodigal home after almost a year of very little communication and my husband saying, I'm not coming back. I have to admit I gave up after a conversation I had with him and He told me he was happy where he was. The next day I went online and filled out divorce papers. When I handed him the papers he said he needed time to read through them, but never signed them. Instead he told me He was going to stand for our marriage just the way I had. A few months later we are together working things through, but putting God first. I continue to pray for a full restoration and for God to give all standers His peace and strength! Please don't give up on your marriage, it is worth fighting for. Thanks RRM for helping me through this.”  (Texas)

"After a year of separation, my prayers were answered and my wife invited me back home and we are in love again. Praise God." (Pennsylvania)

"God really does restore what the locust has eaten. The three years we were separated seems like a little blip on the screen. It's as if we were never apart. My husband thanks God every day in his prayers for bringing us back together. Charlyne is absolutely correct when she says to get the house ready. I didn't. My husband had accumulated a lot during his absence. It was months before we got it under control, but we did it without a cross word between us. Praise the Lord. (Canada)

"After almost six months of separation, my wife and I are getting back together. We have found that acceptance of each other and faith in our Lord is much more powerful than trying to go it alone. I was for sure our marriage was done when she filed the papers, but God changed our hearts, and pointed us in the direction we needed to go to reconcile our differences and to show us true compassion and forgiveness. Thank you Bob and Charlyne for the daily reminders to not give up on our marriage." (Tennessee)

"My husband filed for divorce about two weeks ago and prepared to move out. Thanks for him listening to a 19 year old son, on the same day, he canceled the filing and never moved out of our home. I praise God for this. He has told me the truth of his life, becoming an honest man again. God is working in him and in me every day." (Louisiana)

"I want to thank the Lord and praise His Name because He has restored my marriage and given back everything that the enemy has tried to steal." (Texas)

"I have a praise report after 15 months of waiting and praying, my husband came home to a loving, changed woman. God worked on me mercifully and He is currently working on changes and healing in my husband. It is scary, confusing and unnerving at times because I don't know what to do or say but I do know that the Lord is with me and drawing my husband nearer to Him. We are learning to love each other again. Without your ministry I could not have waited. Without you deveotions I could not have made it! God is using you mightily and I will pass on your website to anyone I can. Thank you so much and all glory and honor be to the Lord our God!"

"My husband has finally come home for good. He has been home for a few months and I know that God is going to finish the work He started." (Georgia)

"Thanks to God and your ministry my husband and I are celebrating a year since we got together after a long separation. It has been a difficult year to me since he did not come home as the man I would like him to be. Now he is attending church with me and the kids every Sunday and praying with us each morning. I am sure the Lord is doing the cleaning while I keep my lips zipped." (Mexico)

"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)

“My prodigal returned in March this year after moving out of our home in November last year. Although the period may seem short, it was the longest and hardest, yet best, time in my life. I learned more about my Savior and His love than I have in the 15 years since I have been saved! He taught me how to cast my cares on Him daily. He taught me how to find comfort in His Word, rather than look for comfort in people or things. He gave me such a desire for the Word that now all I want to do is please Him in my life and in my marriage. My husband is back home for good. The old me would still be playing the blame card, but now I realize that the devil is a thief who wants to destroy what God has put together. Now, rather than blame, I pray and trust Him to make all tings work out for our good. I will not allow the devil to rob my wonderful children of the joy of growing up in a Christian home where both parents love and worship Jesus. He has made us more than over comers and I intend to prove through my life and prayers what is the acceptable and perfect will of God concerning marriage.” (United Kingdom)

"I am a stander whose spouse left several times, but is now home for good. God is restoring all. This week I went into complete heart block and by the doctors' words I shouldn't be alive, but God held my life in His hands and did what He promised in the above scripture. He is faithful."  (Missouri)

"I first came to standing when my second husband was taken into sin by someone he had met through work. They both divorced their spouses to be together. As God led me through this difficult time I realized that my spouse was not the only prodigal. I am the prodigal from my first marriage. We have been divorced seven years because of my sin and his addictions. He never stopped loving me or wanting his family back. God told me to restore my marriage and after much Bible study I realized that He was speaking to me of my covenant marriage. I have caused a lot of damage and hurt to many people, but thank God that He has brought me to my senses and saved me from myself and my sin. There is a wedding date set for January 1 to re-marry the husband of my youth. God gave us each a new love and forgiveness towards each other for all the pain that we have caused each other. God is also using me to lead my husband to Him by my faith and giving my husband the tools he needs to overcome his addictions. Our children could not be happier and neither could we." (State removed due to nature of testimony.)

"The God we serve is mighty and holy. The Lord suddenly restored my marriage. I have learned a lot and have changed a lot. I am sure my husband is astounded at the changes in me. I am now standing for his salvation. God will do it for His Glory." (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)

“One month ago my prodigal called to say he had a lawyer’s appointment and would pursue a divorce. Within a week he started visiting the children and talking to them almost daily. Thursday night he stopped by to see the kids, then asked to go upstairs to talk. My immediate response was, 'Lord, You are in control of my mouth.' I assumed he was going to announce I would receive papers for Christmas. Instead, I got the best gift ever. He will be moving back home this weekend. I could not have been prepared for this day without your ministry. Our family has gotten very good at this phase of the battle, but we are about to enter the next phase.” (Florida)

  "Even though my husband stayed in close touch with me for all the years, I never had the first clue that he was so close to coming home. One day my husband came over and we starting talking about God. My husband was having a hard time sleeping at night. He said he kept feeling like he was almost hearing voices. I sent him home with some material. A few days later, he email me and asked about moving back home. He said he knew he had a lot of issues to work through, but knew he could do it if I would give him a chance. God's timing was perfect as we were able to celebrate our anniversary together."  (State withheld due to ongoing nature of this restoration.)

"It took ten long years of standing, but God miraculously restored our marriage. Many people told me to get on with my life, but I knew I had heard from the Lord that He would restore my marriage. My husband is so grateful that I obeyed the Lord and never gave up on him. One of our favorite verses is the one about forgiving "seventy times seven," because we had so many issues to resolve, but the rewards of a loving, happy home is well worth it." (Colorado)

"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)
“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)

“All glory and honor to God. He has restored and renewed our marriage. Not only do I see God’s hand working in our marriage but there are times when my husband has asked me to share our story with someone else who is hurting. God can and will move the mountain if we would just believe. The Lord gave me Amos 9:11 to hold onto and He has been faithful to His Word. Hold on standers, your breakthrough is on its way. He's going to come through.”  (Connecticut)

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

“I got your website from a friend and since that day it has provided inspiration and hope for my tomorrow. After struggling for 18 months, my husband has decided that our marriage of 16 years is worth fighting for. I bless God that he has left the other woman and returned both to God and his family. I realize that it is not always easy, but I thank God for restoration has come to my household. I want to encourage anyone else going through this, remember God honors covenant. As he was with Abraham, He will be with you, but you have to trust Him. Praying for marriages worldwide and ask that you keep us in your prayers, that God will strengthen us.”  (Bahamas)

"I spent over a year, standing and praying. Then suddenly, right after a court hearing, when we were due to be divorced that day, after a dream that a man said God sent him to speak to me and told me I would not be divorced, after the judge postponed the hearing for 2 months later, miraculously and by the grace of God, after 3 years of separation, 4 children and I standing and agreeing in prayer, God was faithful and my husband came home. God is awesome, don't ever give up. When all seems hopeless, still praise God for restoring your marriage, because it was when I wanted to give up that I walked by faith and not sight that he came home. Thank you Charlyne for your support and love." (California)

"I was praying for an Easter miracle. On Friday night (Good Friday) when I thought all was lost, my husband suddenly called and said he needed me. He said he needed to come home. He was done with the other person and really needed me. He had packed his car and was calling me from the road. God is faithful. All in His perfect timing." (New York)

"Praise God my prodigal and I are going to be married. How God is faithful! This has been the most trying, difficult time in my life, but the things I have learned. Praise God for his goodness. I just wanted to thank you Charlyne for your encouraging words, your tapes and books. They kept me motivated. Please continue to pray for us. I want my marriage built on the solid rock of Jesus. Please pray for our protection and for the reconciliation of our children to their Dad. He changed (husband's) heart. I know he will change the hearts of my children as well. Thank you, thank you thank you." (Ohio)

"Praise The Lord, my wife dropped the action for divorce and now is ready for me to come home. Only He can work this type of miracle. My spouse has been going to church with me and the reconciliation and restoration happened quickly. How great God is and how wonderful to let Him lead me." (New York)

“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)

"Easter morning my husband called and wanted to go to church with me and the kids. At the end of the service, my husband and my son stood to rededicate their lives to Jesus. Later my husband invited us over to eat. When we got there he had his wedding ring on, and he said he wants to reconcile and come home! Glory to God, the answers to my prayers are manifesting." (Texas)

"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 has been back home for eight months. In the last few months, he has come home emotionally. This has been wonderful. We still have some hurdles to overcome, in God's timing."  (New Hampshire)

"My prodigal and I have maintained a friendship after an emotional forgiveness letter I wrote to him. I have been praying and growing weary in my stand. We have started dating and getting to know each other again. The good thing is that we are learning trust and honesty during the process. We have agreed that this new start is a good start. God is so good and I know He is working." (Texas)

“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 and I are going through separation and my prodigal has been involved with someone and even filed for divorce. By the grace and mercy of the Lord, we are now attending marriage counseling, dating once a week, and attending church together as a family. I give God all the praise for putting my marriage on the path of restoration." (Georgia)

"I visited Rejoice Pompano Beach while my husband was away from the home for almost a year. He has been back ten months now. I can't say it's been easy, but I remember God's promises that He will restore and bless my marriage if I just trust him. I see many good things happening lately. I encourage all stander to keep believing, keep praying, keep on praising him, because He is faithful. My husband says he would never again make the same mistake again, and he is here to stay, till death do us part, and that he loves me more than I know. Praise God." (Florida)
"My husband decided that the pressure to be responsible for a wife was more than he was willing to work at any longer. I was served divorce papers after his first 30 days from home. After flip flopping from faith to fear, one day I clearly heard from God that my marriage would be restored in His time. I dug my heels in and committed to standing for my marriage come what may. I told (my attorney) that he would be witness to a miracle straight from heaven. He scoffed. After nine months of our separation, we ended up at the same social event. At the end of the evening, he walked me to my car, where he blurted out, ‘I want to come home." Hallelujah! I could have never imagined it would happen this way. After being home for three months, we conceived another blessing. January, 2004, our gift arrived, a beautiful daughter. We continue to move towards total restoration and healing a year and a half later. We are living on 'the other side of a kept promise'" (Texas)

"Two years ago my husband came home and repented for everything that he had done. Today we are still together and he and I minister the Word of God. God is now using my hurt to heal others. Praise God."   (Louisiana)

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)

"Three years ago my husband left me and young child to pursue his dreams and plans. I secured a lawyer and knew the exact date that I would file for divorce. But God stepped in. God began to speak to me like I had never heard before. He told me that he did not want this divorce and that He would do a new thing in my life. I cried out to the Lord and grew stronger in Him and His might. During that time, God put three things on my heart that He would do: provide me with a new job, give me a house for my family, and save my marriage. I am blessed to say that God has done all three. My husband returned home in March. Today I reached one of the lowest points since the restoration. I cried and prayed all the way to the train this morning, calling out to God to save my marriage and send me a word. God put many scriptures on my heart which were all confirmed by reading Charlyne Cares today. My God is with me and He will fully restore this marriage. What an awesome God we serve." (New York)

“Thank You Lord, Thank You Jesus. My husband has stopped the divorce. If it were not for RMM, teaching me about standing and praying for my marriage and my husband; sending me emails constantly, helping me believe and have faith in God that He will restore my marriage, I would have given up months ago. With God anything is possible. My situation was so hopeless, I didn't foresee this happy day. God is the creator of all miracles, Praise His name. Don't despair fellow standers, keep praying. Listen, God speaks to us all the time. God does answer. My faith is renewed. Amen.”  (South Africa)

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