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!

  "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.)

"My husband and I are back together. Praise God. It happened just like you said it would, fast and unexpected. There was a lot of hurting and loneliness, when it was all said and done, it really wasn't that long. The Lord transformed me from this hateful person who was always yelling, to this loving, caring, person. I am now the wife that he not only deserves, but always wanted. I cannot take any credit with this as it is only by the grace of God that changed me. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement during my trial." (Tennessee)
"I divorced my husband, was convicted and began a stand. At some point, he and I began dating again but, all the while, I was thinking of fleeing again. I kept visiting your site and reading Charlyne Cares anyway. God was always pulling. I earnestly looked for Bob's input there because he had been in the far country. Thank you, Charlyne and Bob, from the bottom of my heart. My husband and I are beginning counseling and have plans to remarry much to the happiness of our nine year old son." (Ohio)
"My husband came home almost one year to the day of our separation. I know I have been greatly blessed and not just because of his homecoming, but because God has transformed and humbled me. Life is still a struggle and many times I have to remember all that the Lord has done and promised to do and that He has not taken us this far just to let us fall down. I have weeks of being so spiritually attacked but thank the Lord Charlyne and Bob's devotionals are always right on for getting me out of my pity party. This ministry is such a life line to me. God's finger prints are all over it. God amazes me so much. I'm so glad He chose me to know Him more. Stand firm no matter where in the restoration process you are, God is so faithful to give faith, peace and comfort especially when you think your situation has reached impossible. The most important thing I can share with a stander is this: 'Make sure God is first, in time reading His word, in chatting with Him privately, in His will. Does He want you to fast, clean, read or love more? You'll see miracle after miracle when God is first. Praise the Lord. He is so good.'" (Florida)

"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)

“Praise God, He has restored our marriage brick by brick. Five years ago I was in a black hole of despair when I typed in divorce and God used your Ministry to transform my thinking and then my marriage. I have logged into Charlyne Cares each day. There is always a message there, which seems as if it is directed to me and whatever I am facing that day. I thank God with all my heart for the way His Word touches and transforms day by day. Nothing is too difficult for you.’ Jeremiah 32:17b (NASB) I thank God that this is true!”  (England)

"After months of not talking and fighting, my husband suddenly came home. Before that I felt the Lord telling me to get ready. Praise God." (Hawaii)

“He is home! Praise the Lord, my precious husband is home. After several months of separation and an OW, God moved in my husband’s heart and mind. His eyes were opened to see the truth. I loved him unconditionally and cried out to our Lord. This journey was unbelievably hard but it changed me and my marriage for the better and right into God’s arms. Standers don't you dare give up. I wanted to many times and I would have missed out on this beautiful blessing and testimony.”  (Florida)

“Only got a second, because I am at work, but wanted to let you know my wife moved back in with me over the weekend. Things are going especially well, and God gets all the credit.” (California)

“My suddenly happened this week! My husband and I had been seeing each other over the past few weeks. He texted me on Monday to tell me he was at a crossroads and was thinking about giving notice at his apartment to move out. He said he would lose his rent deposit by leaving early but it was worth it. He felt life together would be better this time. He asked me what I thought. I told him that I had always said the door was open and this was his home. Two days later he was bringing belongings over and has been staying ever since! The Lord has transformed both of our hearts. I am trusting the Lord's timing in all of this and so very thankful for His mercy and grace! All the glory goes to Him! I have never been happier!”  (Canada)

"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)

"I want to give praise to God that my husband is back. I was looking for answers when the Lord led me to your web site. I realized that only God could soften my husband’s heart. I began to concentrate on my relationship with God. Tuesday I prayed and lowered the ropes (from Charlyne Cares). Suddenly Wednesday morning my husband phoned. Shortly afterward, he came to fetch me and we had a talk with a friend of his who phoned the local pastor. We spoke to the pastor, and my husband agreed to stop divorce proceedings, to come home, to attend church Sunday, and also to attend classes with the pastor to restore our marriage." (South Africa)

“God is more than wonderful! The OW was always writing me that my husband would divorce me and marry her. All the time God gave me Isaiah 54. After a few years of praying, fasting and waiting, God confirmed for me in many ways to go back to Mexico with my two little boys. ( We were living very alone in Germany). God opened in an awesome way all the doors in Mexico and three months later my husband left the OW and came to Mexico with us. His love for God is now greater than before and our marriage and his relationship with the kids is better than ever. God is faithful! Keep on praying, fasting and believing what God has already said. He will do it in His perfect timing.”  (Mexico)

"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)

“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)

"My prodigal has returned to me. This situation will be used for the Glory of His Name. My prodigal has asked for my forgiveness and wants us to begin anew. He wants God in his life and that is what we are praying for. To God be the Glory, He is so faithful."  (South Africa)

"God has brought my husband and I back together. I can see God making improvements in my husband and also in me. Thank You Father for all that You do." (Oklahoma)

“Thank You Lord. My husband had returned for a month but then left us again. We were devastated and could not understand why the Lord would bring him home just to leave again. Two weeks after he left he returned back a totally different man. I now understand God was still working on him and me. We pray together every night along with reading the Bible. Please don't ever give up. I was about to do just that the week before he returned. Please remember to only listen to God. I had many friends that week strongly telling me to give up and move on. Thankfully the Lord gave me strength to continue praying and standing. Thank You Lord for continuing to help our marriage. Always remember to put the Lord first and trust Him.”  (Florida)

"I give Jesus all the praise because my husband is almost moved back in. Most of his belongings are back in the house and he is selling his apartment furniture. I continue to believe that his heart will move spiritually back home to Jesus as well. Nothing is impossible with God." (Canada)

"Two weeks ago my husband came home. I have been standing for my marriage for five years. He said he did not want to live like he had been living any more. He wanted to be a family again with me and our children. The Word works! Keep believing." (Louisiana)

“I cannot thank you enough for your website! My husband has decided to reconcile and come home. Thank You Jesus! Keep the faith and keep praying and reading. Each time I questioned my stand I would get a sign to continue even though family/friends were not supportive.”   (Virginia)

"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)

"After four years of standing through trials and tribulations, my husband is home. Praise God. On Sunday at church God told me that it was granted and my husband came home this week. I give all of the praise to God because through all of this I became closer to Him and I am thankful for all of it. My family is back together for the Holidays and many more to come. Thank you, for your words of encouragement, love, and support. My prayers will continue to go up for those standers still waiting. God answers prayers, Amen." (Texas)

"Last December I remarried my husband after being divorced for years. God is so good. He even blessed us with our first new home that we moved into in December as well. Our marriage has been wonderful, but the bumps we've experienced along the way are reminders that we can never stop praying for our marriages because we have an enemy that seeks to steal, kill and destroy. Praise the Lord."  (Florida)

"The day the Lord became visible in our relationship was the day my husband asked me to do a particularly painful thing. Although he knew it hurt me, he also knew I prayed and did it because the Lord told me to. I honored and reverenced my husband and as he saw that in me, he turned slowly and is now back at home. The trials and struggles are still with us, but I know that doing God's will day by day works." (Ohio)

“My husband’s plan was to divorce and move away. I found this website through an Internet search and availed myself of Charlyne's godly advice. I prayed, fasted, and stood. I let my husband know that I was never giving up on our covenant before God. Suddenly he expressed that he wanted to try again. He had noticed a difference in me and everywhere he went he thought of me. We are aware that our marriage needs repair, but we know that God has great plans for us together. Stand firm and get as close to God as you possibly can. My stand will continue for my marriage as long as we have breath. Now we are standing as one.”  (New York)

"My spouse told me in May 2006 that he wanted his family back. He wanted to come home. I had been standing and praying for my marriage since March 2005 when my husband told me he wanted a divorce. He was getting ready to deploy to Iraq when he told me. He said that he woke up one morning and something told him it was time to go home. I know it was God. That is the only One it could have been. We are doing good. We have our ups and downs, but God is working it out.  Keep standing and praying. God does hear your prayers–and He answers." (North Carolina)

"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)

“I am still basking in how the Lord moved. Last year my husband was with another and he and my child were spending the holidays with her. Fast forward to this Christmas, he and my child were with me as a family. He blessed me so much this season that I just am overcome with joy. My husband has always been a giver and he poured out his heart, not just on me and our child, but my family as well! The most precious point I would like to make is that my husband had the desire to do all this...be home, eat together, and go visit family as a unit. It was beautiful. The Lord is faithful. The Lord spoke to me last Christmas that he was coming home and he is doing just that. I'm humbled.”  (North Carolina)

"Your ministry was the first thing I found the night I prayed for guidance on what the Lord wanted me to do in marriage. I was separated 16 months from a 23 year marriage. Your e-mail encouraged me so much through this journey. I know that the Lord will bless you abundantly for your unconditional love to his families. My husband is home. Yes Bob, he is wounded but praise God He will finish what He started. Every day God is giving me miracles through my husband. He also came home physically needing help. I consider it an honor to be there for him. You sent me your book on God does heal hurting marriages and hurting bodies. What a BLESSING !!!I know the Lord will restore his health totally!!! PRAISE GOD MY MIRACLE CAME HOME!!! In fact I told my husband that today!!! The day before he came home he said "You do realize that I am coming home with nothing, do you understand that?" I said "Probably more than you may think I do." One day he will read and hear the tapes of what I had learned while he was gone. Right now I am not asking questions just listening. It is an honor to wait on him and care for him."

“It’s been a huge blessing since I came home. I've felt the Father’s love more now than I have ever felt. A lot of His love, mercy and grace I felt through my wife when I came home. I was expecting an angry, bitter wife but got the complete opposite. She loved on me and prayed for me and made sure I didn't feel the guilt of what I have done. I just want to encourage everyone that prayer is powerful and they are being heard. I kid you not, when I was gone, I would feel her praying for me and I would start to feel conviction. I encourage you to keep praying and that your prayers are being heard.”  (Returned Prodigal in Florida)

"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)

“I am so thankful for what my Lord is doing in my life, and in my husband and my daughter. God is healing and working out the restoration of my marriage and my family. My husband has begun the healing with God and has told me that he is praying and is asking God's help. God is in control. Praise Him for loving us so very much.” (Florida)

“My husband left and was in the far country for many months. He came home for a time, telling me it was just for the kids, that he still felt nothing for me. Although I still held on and prayed all day every day, he left again. Two weeks ago I signed divorce papers and signed for an apartment. BUT GOD! One night I had a knock at my door. My suddenly happened! My husband came home! Last night he told me he loved me. We still have work to do but God is so faithful. I still pray and fast for other marriages all around the world. To God be the glory!”  (Tennessee)

"God has restored my marriage. After no communication, my wife called to tell me she had made me a birthday cake. She was also going to cook dinner for me. She accidentally set her kitchen on fire and asked if she could come and stay with me for a few days. Days turned into weeks. She said she loves me and wanted to start over again. The Lord has totally restored her love for me. I am still in a state of shock. I praise the Lord." (Ohio)

"My husband and I been through so many trials with family deaths and his illness, that changed both of us. I became an unhappy and unappreciative wife. My husband left. My relationship with the Lord was suffering. Him leaving was the best thing that ever happened to me. It woke me up. I started praying as a stander. But little did I realize that the Lord was going to reveal all the things in me that needed to change. 1 Peter 3 and Proverbs 31 are Chapters that helped me see the kind of wife I'm supposed to be. I repented and started seeking the Lord to change my heart and my husband's. I had to accept that I could not change my husband, only the Lord can do that. I went to my husband and asked for his forgiveness for all my shortcomings as a wife. I asked him to give me another chance. He is now home." (California)

“I give God the glory, my husband came home. There were hard moments but God is faithful. I give thanks to God, now more than ever. I will place my faith in Him, knowing that He will finish what He started. He will restore what the locus has eaten; He will give breath and new life to my marriage. Do not doubt for one moment for nothing is impossible for God.   Ezekiel  37.”  (Florida)

“After some months of standing and praying, my wife came home suddenly. God spoke to her and brought her home last week. God is so good!”  (Ohio)

“I am praising God today and every day. My husband and I were remarried Tuesday after five years of separation and divorce. Though my stand was very hard, God never let me give up even when I begged Him. I thank Him that He didn't allow it. Thank you also Bob and Charlyne for your support and prayers.” (Mississippi)

"I left my husband and later divorced. I was in a state of depression and everything else the enemy could bring against me. I met someone else, and despite the devastation to my husband and child, I remarried. I was very unhappy and started to seek the Lord for His truth and light. He started to work in my life. Even though I had grown up in church, I never had a personal relationship with Jesus. I was led to your website. I started to pray for God's help. God helped me to leave that marriage and stand for my marriage. My husband met someone else and did not want to be with me. He saw no future for us. For two years I prayed, even though times were tough and circumstances impossible. I saw God start to work on my behalf as I sought Him for my life and my family. My husband and I were remarried a week ago. God is faithful. Thanks and praise to God for all He has done." (South Africa)

“Men, it is difficult for us to wait for a prodigal wife. Images come to our mind that kill us. But STOP! They are lies from the enemy. I had many months of complete and utter silence from my wife until I gave in to God's will and trust. One month later she came back with tears, fear, and a greater love. Remember to pick up your cross and follow Christ. God will renew your home, just as He is rebuilding mine. Amen!”  (Texas)

"Thank you Rejoice Ministries for helping me to keep my faith in God's promises and answering my daily prayers. My wife has returned to me and we are forgetting the past and having a new beginning together. Everyone is rejoicing with us. God does deliver but first we must draw close to Him and never doubt. Encouraging devotional messages from your ministry helped me through this time. I'm sure God will use us to help others in similar situations. Thank you so much and may God continue to bless your ministry." (New Zealand)

"My husband who had been gone over a year has returned home. To God be the glory, for only He could have brought my husband home." (Washington State)

"Praise God, my husband has returned home. Although he is not admitting that it was God who sent him home, I know that it was the Almighty. I knew my prayers would be answered, but I didn't think it would be so quick. We have a lot of work to do and I know we can do it because I refuse to stop standing and praying." (Florida)

"My wife and I were in divorce court the first of this year. Through your support and encouragement, we are back together and doing better than ever. God has made a way where there was no way. Thank you for all you have done for me in the last year. You may never know just how many times Charlyne Cares spoke to my heart."  (Washington State)

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

"My wife and I were re-married in August and we are on our way to a restored marriage. Thanks for all of your help and encouragement. There have been a few bumps but I'm so positive we will make it this time. I continue to read Charlyne Cares every day. Nothing is impossible!" (Texas)

"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)

"I've been standing for the restoration of my marriage for years. Yesterday my husband who has been living in another state told me that he wants his family back. We have adult children and grandchildren and now, Praise God, my husband misses and wants his family back! To God Be the Glory for all the great things that only He could have done." (Alabama)

"Nothing compares to the promise we have in Jesus. After years of separation and divorce, my prodigal and I were remarried one month ago. A year ago, there was no indication of reconciliation. He was still trying to marry someone else. He started the journey home and a few months later was talking about our future. I never took off my wedding band during the journey and now I have a new one with rubies because my husband says I am the Proverbs woman whose price is far above rubies. I wear them both. God is faithful to perform what He what He has promised." (Illinois)

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